Rivers of Living Water

It’s been an interesting week.  I am in the process of purchasing a townhouse so I’m beginning the packing process.  Arrgh!  I have so much stuff!  How can this be?  How can I have so much and still always want more?  What is wrong with me?  Seriously!

Yesterday, as I was faxing the parts of my loan application to the mortgage broker, I was also on the phone with some people trying to get a homeless woman some housing.  I was excited about my low interest rate and all the stuff I want to buy for my place.  She is excited that she will very soon be able to sleep in a place that is safe for her and her child.  I want nice carpeting.  She wants a roof.  She thanked me profusely for helping her.  I am deeply humbled by her humility. (more…)

Pefectionism

While speaking to a friend about her constant struggle with perfectionism, I asked her what she thinks she would be able to do if she was perfect that she can’t do now?  She responded, “I could stop the same sins that I keep doing over and over again.  I would be stronger.”  This got me thinking.  A lot!  I often think this way and I don’t think I’m alone.

Is perfection really about strength?  Is perfection about our ability to overcome and rightly behave?  Hmmm… (more…)