In many ways I’m a pretty focused guy. I have lots of things on the go, but I have a plan in my head about where I want to end up. I can deal with obstacles and roadblocks with grace and aplomb. Well, sometimes it’s with fury and outrage, but you know what I mean. Usually I can deal. (more…)
There’s been a ferocious discussion going on about the latest hymnal being put out by the Presbyterian Church in the US. They have dropped the Hymn “In Christ Alone” because of the line in the original lyrics which say “on that cross, as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied.” The Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song wanted to substitute the words, “the love of God was magnified.” (more…)
No man is an island, though some should be forced to live on one!
Gord Holtslander 🙂
Experiencing transparency fatigue. Attempting to be more vulnerable in my teaching is a noble goal but exhausting nonetheless.
Kevin J. Navarro
An insightful status update from a Facebook friend. Everyone wants leadership to be open and honest, but at the same time there’s a lot of mud waiting to be tossed. The line between transparency and TMI is thin and permeable.
On first blush, both statements seem reasonable. They are ideas that are promoted in song, story and advertising campaigns everywhere. And like every limiting lie there is some truth in them.
- I can do it myself!
There are certainly some things each of us need to learn how to do ourselves. However, too often that thought gets generalized into I have to do everything myself. Then, just like the toddler who says this incessantly, we become a resistant to asking for help when we actually need it. We can’t learn from others since not doing it ourselves would be cheating or giving up. Our progress trajectory is flattened just when we need the extra energy partners, or cheerleaders, would provide. (more…)
We all chuckle and nod knowingly whenever we hear mention of someone ’tilting at windmills.’ This reference to Don Quixote is almost always used in a manner to invoke eye rolling and head shaking. When used in reference to anyone as delusional as the character Don Quixote himself it’s probably more likely to be done with a sad, resigned, eye rolling. (more…)