Saturday, April 19, 2008

what's important

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He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

So that's what's been on my mind lately, getting ready for the summer season of camping. Remembering what's behind, striving for what's ahead, yeah, that's great. But doing the important things as well, and holding fast to truth, goodness, justice, mercy, and all that with humility.

Whew! A tall order! But exciting too.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

Interesting book I came across in my daily Powell's e-review (in these comments, a brief breakdown of chapters), one of the chapters talks about how the person who cares the least in a relationship wields the power. Never quite thought of it this way before, but when I think of my friends and family, and the different levels of connection we have to each other, I do notice it's true! The ones I wish I were closer to, well, they have the power to make it happen. Try all I might, I can't get them to spend more time with me or share more of their lives with me if they don't do it.

Conversly, there are some I think of that the people involved would like to be closer to me, and it's I who sets the boundary levels.

So today I've spent some time wrapping my mind around that simply obvious statement.. and I guess I'm glad to have it spelled out for me.

Happy Spring!