Writing at the Intersection of Life & Grace

Category: Relationships

Developing healthy relationships and understanding the part God has designed us to serve in each others’ lives is important in living our purpose.

Miserable Comforters

I just finished listening to the book of Job in the New Living Translation. Every few years, I like to read through the Bible in chronological order to retain the big picture view of its storyline and overall message, which is our redemption through Jesus. This year, I’m listening to it instead of reading it, using The One Year Chronological Bible NLT Audible Audiobook. I’ve also gotten the Kindle version for days when reading is more convenient.

Now, back to Job.

how to have a balanced life and healthy relationships

The Key to a Balanced Life and Healthy Relationships

A mentor once introduced me to a simple diagram which has brought me much clarity in living a more balanced life and having healthier relationships. It helps us know when to say “yes” and when to say “no.” Most importantly, it puts God in His rightful place, resulting in freedom to live a fulfilling and purposeful life.

What it means to be respectful

What it Means to be Respectful

Someone on Facebook recently asked what it means to be respectful. I immediately thought of the greatest compliment I ever received.

It was on a hot summer evening over 20 years ago when I was waitressing. A group of around ten men came into the restaurant after attending a farm equipment show all afternoon in the hot sun. I brought them ice water which they quickly drank. As I came back several times to fill their glasses while they waited for their food, it didn’t take me long to recognize that one was mildly mentally handicapped.

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