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And this...

I have a lot of stuff rumbling around in my head, so if you're here, be warned: My mind is a crazy place. I often share too much, but in my family of origin no one talked about anything unpleasant. Everyone pretended everything was fine. You know how effed up fine is, right? Well, then people did drugs and killed themselves and manifested that bad stuff they didn't talk about in worse ways. So...I talk about stuff. Awkward, painful, personal stuff. Really, I write about it because I can barely speak a coherent sentence. That brings me to a point I've been ruminating on for oh, um, a few days. I realize that in sharing this a lot of you may think that I need mental help. True story: I just read two books about people who are far less crazy than I am spending time in mental institutions. Given that knowledge, I'm pretty sure on any given day, I would be a perfect candidate for commitment, but I digress. The main reason I'm sharing my neurosis is that I think (or hop

Knowledge vs. Love

Every morning, after reading a chapter or two in the Bible, I flip through and read a few sporadic verses. Sometimes those verses speak to me. Sometimes they encourage. Other times they convict. This morning's blew me away: "...But while knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church. Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much. But the person who loves God is the one whom God recognizes." (1 Corinthians 8:1-3)  In this, Paul was talking about food sacrificed to idols and by church he means people, not the place some of us go on Sunday or for weddings and funerals. I specify the church thing because I never realized that before attending The Movement .  I promise this isn't about meat, which I don't eat. Of course I've written about that , if you're interested. Man, I take a long time to make a point; here we go: Sometimes we get so caught up in logistics, and rules, and answers, and figuring t