Tag Archives: relationships

The Art of Non-Evangelism

 Have you ever realized that you just seem to do certain things well but they seem to come so easily you take them for granted?  I had this pointed out to me in a couple areas of my life - things that I just did - I thought they were no big deal but I…
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Falling Fearlessly into Love

For a great many of the folks that I have had the privilege to work with, the smudge on the lens of Christian surrender has made genuine surrender very difficult. For many, when we speak about surrender we immediately think in the language of the world system which is often capitulation. Capitulation is the kind of…
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The Yes Man

"Then you don't love me" she said defiantly.  I asked "What do you mean?" She replied "If you loved me you would support me in this decision."  To which I gently replied "It is because I love you that I don't agree with your decision." There is a trend in our society today that if we…
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My Plumber Thinks I Should Pay Him

With tongue in cheek, the Rant begins… I think everyone ought to know plumbing. Really! No, not just know a little something but competent to do all things plumbing. Fathers should teach sons and daughters everything there is to know about plumbing. After all,there’s not much to it, lots of books available, the internet and don’t forget the code…
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Rest in The Storm

In this audio edition of Rhythms of the Heart we reflect on Mark 4:35-40 where Jesus and his disciples are crossing in a boat and meet a severe storm that threatens to sink the boat.  Reflecting upon this story of Jesus' life, what is God saying to you in it?  We listen first to glean the principles.…
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45 Things to Live Well (20-25)

They say the best revenge is living well and while I don't advocate revenge, I do encourage people to live well, to live fully. This is another instalment of the 45 Things we can do to live well!     Living well, not being hung up on the petty things of life can help us live more…
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Show Me the Way

It has become a bit of a frustrating game with the Lord the past couple of years.  The way we interact has changed and so the way He tends to speak to me has been changing.  It has been comical in a sense because I find myself in a kind of argument, two ways with…
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Really Listening

Seems to be a theme in my life these days - learning to listen well. Even when we do this well, we can always learn to listen better.  I have written about learning to be present in the moment in other posts but specifically I want to explore the aspect of listening. Listening, truly listening…
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Not just a Sex Addiction – Pornography

There is a great deal written about the toxic aspects of pornography in the lives of people from many walks of life and sadly, this material is far less than the easy, abundant clicks to access mountains of online pornography.   The insidiousness of Internet porn is reaching into the lives of many men (at…
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Does Self-awareness make us Prideful?

How we respond to God and others is greatly impacted by how we see ourselves.  Often folks misunderstand the idea of self-awareness.  They mistakenly believe self-awareness to be self-centred, selfish and arrogant.  Healthy self-awareness is something quite different.I remember the first time I heard the concept of self-awareness.  From my fundi-evangelical worldview, it brought up…
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