Stupid office engineers and stupid 109 pages of instructions and 47,000 included pieces sold to normal non-violent law-abiding citizens!!! “Should take two people four hours to put this together” This begs the question what kind of people and how many minutes are in this hour you speak of? Perhaps robots or the Flash, Bionic man or maybe just a futuristic movie where humans have been … Continue reading Greenhouse from Hell (Working with Dad part Dos)
What has been dead and needs to come alive in you?
…Never do anything you wouldn’t want to have to explain to the paramedics when they come… Continue reading Valley of Dry Bones
How do you pray when the boat is going down and it’s your fault? Continue reading The Storm
AKA…. “Staying when it would make more sense to leave” There are definitely some relationships you shouldn’t have or should no longer have… Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way… I believe that God creates certain people for certain people. I believe that their destinies are glued together and that when relationships are torn apart, the bond being much stronger if found in … Continue reading Exit Wounds
Which is more important, Offence or Defence? “Is there anything more important than building my home?” As a Canadian I know that the expected answer is “No” but it’s not the right one. We are a family centred society, which is not a terrible thing at all and expect that building our family home (in every sense) is the most important thing. More important than … Continue reading Time To Build
My past has a way of sitting in the back of my mind and whispering sweet nothings in my ear. Things like “If only you hadn’t done _____ your future could look like _____.” Part of the past will be realized in my future but will I truly get all that I deserve or is there hope for me? What I write today will be … Continue reading The Secret Life of Paul
Have you ever been asked “WHY?” you’re doing something? We don’t like that very much when it comes to what we’re doing because we normally assume the best about ourselves and not the best (worst) about people we’re in conflict with. We can go for years sometimes repeating the same patterns and getting the same results without ever looking to the root cause of it … Continue reading The “Why are you doing that?” Hat
“Forgiveness beats pulling the trigger. The life you save is your own” #gundown When conflict happens the first thing we tend to do is kick our chair back, fortify (gather allies), and leave the room of that relationship. That needs to change immediately. It’s just so easy to so build up our side of the story to where it’s the “ONLY” side when in reality … Continue reading Gun Down
First of all to all of our peacemaking friends out there I’d like to say I love you, I married one of you but when push comes to shove… Conflict is part of life with people. Conflict is unavoidable and actually unhealthy to try and live without. Marriages where couples never fight have a higher percentage ending in divorce. Weird. I’ve been talking recently about … Continue reading Fair Fight or Street Fight?
“Not my circus, not my monkeys” Polish Proverb “You grab a mad dog by the ears when you butt into a quarrel that’s none of your business.” Proverbs Proverb (Message Bible) My wife’s favourite saying these days is “not my monkeys!” and I love it. People approach us full of negative energy from a recent conflict between themselves and another person and tell us their … Continue reading Not My Monkeys