ATTENTION: Discontinuing Misc Page
Due to this sites low traffic, I will be removing this Misc page in the near future.
If interested in 'Confessions of St. Wannabe', I may relaunch 'Confessions' on a
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My apology for my few and sporadic 'Misc' postings. Thanks for your patience.
Practicing the Presence of People: How We Learn to Love
By Mike Mason
In a recent blog post, I told a story about Jerry Cook who’s one dream in life was to ‘be a man who loves well’. That phrase caught hold of my heart many years ago and it still inspires me to make that my goal. I like Mike Mason’s writing and was thrilled to read his thoughts on loving others. It’s a helpful reminder to stay attentive and ‘present’ to those around me. I’m don’t do it well, but it’s a skill worth developing. I heartily recommend this powerful book on loving well.
Here’s the publisher’s review. "In the deepest part of our hearts and souls is the desire to love well. Yet in our struggle to do so, we learn that, as Mike Mason puts it, "We are not born with love; it is something we must learn." Now, in Practicing the Presence of People, he helps us launch that learning process. Mason points the way to fresh knowledge and fresh experience, showing how we can discover new things about those we love, understand them from the inside out, tenderly identify with their weaknesses, and celebrate that they too were lovingly made by the hand of God."
Confessions of St. Wannabe
New Year’s Resolution Jan 1 last year: ‘I Percy, hereby resolve to no longer fly by the seat of my pants. I will plan my work and work my plan. A plan reflecting my values and my life goals. My key words for the year will be: Visualize. Strategize. Actualize.’
My plan was going quite well. Until I hit January 2nd. It all just started falling apart. Example: Here is my plan for Jan 2. As originally planned + as it actually happened.
12 - 2 PM As Planned: Administrative Tasks 12 - 2 PM As it actually occurred:
60 min to clean up 60,000 emails. Deleted all those I'll never read. Total deleted: 2.
60 min to read article: 'One hour to an empty inbox’. During which i received 93.
New Year’s resolution this year: ‘I hereby resolve myself to devote my time, resources and all my energies to one single goal: 'To fly by the seat of my pants’.
A FREE WORSHIP ALBUM
By Bryce Anderson
Beautiful God focused music from a wholehearted lover
of Jesus, full time missionary, worship leader and my son.
Bryce wanted to enrich others by giving this album away.
All tips and donations will help get the Bible translated in
every language. I love this album! Yes, I'm a biased Dad.
But I'm also a lover of God. And fresh love requires fresh expression. Bryce's lyrics help me give voice to that love.
Here's one track I can't get out of my heart: 'How we love'.