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Imperfection

I’m so psyched today as I have the opportunity to share a favorite quote by William George Jordan who was an American essayist in the late 19th century. “Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil—the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.” The depth of my love for imperfection and imperfect people knows no bounds. I don’t know exactly why, except that there is a connection between imperfection and individual uniqueness. Once you grow up enough...

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Affliction

I work at home, and although I am generally a procrastinator extraordinaire, I am always a break-taker. I can most likely find some expert to tell me it’s a great idea too. Today I was on “the facebook” and landed on a page entitled, “Deeply Fucked Up.” I was moved by the emotion expressed there and a little overwhelmed so haven’t looked at all of it yet, FYI. But the first few quotes I read, were expressions of deep, suicidal depression. As it happens, several people in my life have shared with me seasons of suicidal ideation. Not a joke...

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Heartache

I ❤ Elton. Feeling a bit melancholy this week, as I’m in touch with a significant number of people suffering under the weight of life. Abuse, addiction, bereavement, depression, discord, financial distress, illness, loneliness, resistance, stress, tribulations of all kinds. I am reminded of a group training I did a few years ago at my former church, on the theology of “shepherding.” It’s a term used in the Bible to describe the attributes of God’s ways with people. Psalm 23 is the most well-know for this imagery. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to...