chew on this: love

“self-centeredness tries to take what it wants without offering the love (that thing) demands. it’s not loving to try to get from someone what would make you feel good without providing the context that would be the best for the other person.” — johnny vanderhorst “let each of you look not only to his own…

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too much on my mind

i’ve been thinking so much lately that i’ve had too much to write. so of course i haven’t written any of it (is that laziness or perfectionism?). it’s hard to say to myself “sit, write, put words on that page!” when my thoughts are flying around like bats in a cave and i’m always tired…

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learning to say ‘i love you’

My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is…

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men and women

no one understands the way things work between men and women, except God who in His infinite wisdom created them and made them not the same. hey, not even the proverb-writer agur understood it. in proverbs 30 he says There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand:…

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star bright

a lone goose just flew by outside, honking as if to inject its solitude with conversation. when i say “just” i mean five minutes or so ago when i began thinking this thought. a lot of other thoughts have come and gone in the space between, but the goose remained. i started to write a…

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