I will allow my feelings; I will revel in them. I am not afraid of them — however intense. If I’m not sure they are reciprocated, I can ask questions to find out. If the questions go unappreciated or unanswered, I will still have the answers I need. I will still have my own feelings. And I can redirect them, and continue to grow my capacity to feel. … More
My baby wanted beach time with family! It was “his event.” He planned, packed, and grilled. And I learned to trust just a little bit more. He had everything ready down to sliced tomatoes, torn lettuce, sliced cheese, grass-fed ground beef (shaped by him into 5.3-ounce patties), “beach-worthy” hotdogs, buns to butter and toast, Klondike bars on dry ice, etc. I told him we had napkins (with sand castles on them) and disposable plates on-hand; and he let me pack those. I asked him if he needed aluminum foil, a knife, a trash bag. We are a team, and it’s okay for me to be supportive and remind him of what we might need.
But it’s NOT okay for me to be afraid that he might forget something! And he can sense my fear–even if it’s just a tiny bit of fear! And therein lies the true value of our partnership. We both have the same resolve to love fearlessly! And we cut each other very little slack! … More
I got a rejection letter yesterday. Over the years, between agents and publishers, I’ve received hundreds of them. But this one felt more conclusive–for at least three seconds. And then I remembered …
So, in case you need a reminder: God has the last word on you. And he has already said it! YOU ARE GOOD. No ifs, ands, or buts! … More
The more you know yourself, the tougher it is to think (or pretend) that you are compatible with somebody else when you’re not! … More
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” ~ I John 4, 7… More
Love — the only sure thing we have — is, in the context of romantic relationships, a gamble! I don’t think we can lose, though … if we are able to take the risk with the belief that there is no losing.
Without fear, there is only love. And love can’t lose.… More