Safety and trust

Working on creating safety and trust primes us for deeper work and living. We can’t confront others or work towards our goals without any collateral trust building. We will accomplish more and get our ideas heard when there is trust building. When meeting new people, I’d propose we listen and build trust first, THEN offer…

Daring Greatly: 12 Shame Categories

I chose to read Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly, for a seminary class because shame sucks.  Her work has been so helpful to many, including myself.  Last night, I was recounting how helpful it is to be aware of your shame triggers so that you recognize the patterns. Brown says that “Shame is the intensely…

the text mirrors human development

I never quite knew how to word this concept until now.  Forewarning:  provocative statements up ahead… “This is how God trusts incarnation. God allows us to see God and uses that as his word. It’s through us. Therefore the text itself is three steps forward and two steps back. It gets it, it loses it,…