Great Expectations – Overcoming Disappointment (Crumbs)

“If you expect nothing, you can never be disappointed. Apart from a few starry-eyed poets or monks living on a mountaintop somewhere, however, we all have expectations. We not only have them, we need them. They fuel our dreams, our hopes, and our lives like some super-caffeinated energy drink.” Tonya Hurley, Homecoming           “We must accept … Continue reading

Great Expectations – Overcoming Disappointment

The adage claims the greater the expectations, the harder the fall. True or not, we all know it’s easy to become hardened to hope when we’re constantly disappointed in people, ourselves and/or our circumstances. This past week, our family had an opportunity to display great expectations. But the result wasn’t what we hoped. In a … Continue reading

From Pretense to Power, Crumbs #4 Instructions for Living

“Reading Psalm 119 is too often like watching scenery along an interstate highway. You glimpse lots of things, but you mostly remember the long drive.”  Rob Campbell                            “Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.” Orson Scott Car, Ender’s Game “When we commit ourselves to the pursuit of … Continue reading

From Pretense to Power #4 Instructions for Living

  Hear ye, hear ye. All who love games and those who hate them: Today, we’re going to play a pretend game. Suppose God assigned us to live for a time through someone else’s life. We would make our own choices. But we would live through their lifestyle and circumstances. Who would you choose? Someone … Continue reading