Category Archives: Passionate Observations

A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: Are you willing to be broken? … Again?

“God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5b, from Proverbs 3:34 “God, how long will you torture me?!? Have I not endured enough? Have You not taken enough? What more must I do before You … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Discipline and Fatherhood

In our world, we often approach parenting in a mechanical, managerial way. Now I doubt anyone has ever explained it that way, but, frankly, that’s often how I see these books on parenting and books on raising children as if … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: The Time In Between

When my divorce happened, I was initially in a state of shock and denial. I thought, “any day now, she’s gonna wake up, realize what she’s doing, and we can get into counseling and move through this!” I thought for … Continue reading

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A 50 Shades of Grey Society?

I remember a couple of years ago, I knew people who were all about this 50 Shades of Grey book. When I heard what it was about, my flesh wanted to read it, but my spirit cringed. Over the last … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: The Power of A Moment!

So, a friend reminded me that sometimes people, like myself, don’t have time to read as much as I lay down.  =)  In light of that, I’m going to try for a shorter post here. The title of this takes … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: Pain!

Pain! In our culture, pain is a thing to be avoided. We take medications to avoid pain, entertain ourselves to ignore pain, drink to drown pain, eat to suppress pain, and many other ways of turning away pain. When someone … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: It is Time to Wake Up!

I guess when I post once, I start rolling. Well, today, I believe God spoke to me, as He often does, through a circumstance. In the Old Testament, God spoke to many of the prophets through ordinary things. He’d have … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: The Truth That Changes Things…

You know, when I thought of this blog post, it was merely because a friend’s post had spurred me to think again. =) Apparently, she’s good at that! Still, today, I have been reminded of the immense need for such … Continue reading

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Of Children, Hearts, and Truth

This blog post is something that has come from a passion, a frustration that has been growing over the last three years, maybe more.  While I hadn’t always been of this mind, I once did and still do desire more … Continue reading

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