On true love…


Love is a trusting surrender to the destructive and ultimately reconstructive nature of relationship. In healthy relationships this cycle is balanced, intimate and so fruitful a yearning for this growth process develops. The fruit: Compassion, kindness, humility, responsibility, discipline, patience, gentleness, power, healing, forgiveness, peace, joy.

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Choose Joy: Never let circumstance dim your light.


For the last couple days I've been recuperating from a mean sinus infection (apparently wheat is just as bad for the sinuses -and waistline- as cheese.  Who knew?) I started the year with a juice fast, then a vegan fast and was feeling great.   So great I decided to cut my major vice- cheese- …

Pruning Season: Time to lose unnecessary hindrances that make life gnarly, sick and fruitless.


This morning the ground shimmered, wet in hazy sunbeams straining through misty air.  Home within pressing warmth I gazed outside at rich cherry wood tickled by emerging white blossoms.  My sight scattered over a jagged overlapping network of branches, confusion laid bare in wintry nudes.  I saw twigs fall to the ground, severed.  Limbs stretched …

The Sharpener


January has been awesome.  Full of powerful exchanges between lots of different folks with a heavy emphasis on encouragement. Which seems cool on the surface.  I mean, who doesn't want to be encouraged? Well... Sometimes, encouragement doesn't take the form of joyful praise and agreement.  Sometimes encouragement looks like a pumped-up, aggressive coach barking at …

Never alone: Always in love.


Romance begins with you. Love on yourself today and everyday, so your relationship reflects healing and wholeness now and in the future. Relationships are not two people completing each other.  They are two hearts reflecting two spirits, enhanced.  So the condition of your spirit is magnified. If it isn't right alone, it will just be …

Who’s your Daddy: Identity, value and self-worth.


I shared some relationship tips recently, including how to identify and deal with your worst enemy. Today is about self-worth, particularly for men, as the world seems hell-bent on convincing y'all your self-worth is defined by net worth.  Ladies meanwhile, are being convinced we're defined by our bed-worth or sexuality, but that's another discussion for another …

The enemy within: Check yo’self before you wreck yo’self.


I wrote a handy list of relationship tips recently,  and am going deeper on one of them today: Know the God- given roles for people in your life and respect His authority.   Much has been written about how people are in our lives for a reason, to play a specific role.  Encouragement is offered, and …