If you’re like me, you love learning—especially from experience, whether your own or others’.
During this time when I’ve been healing from my concussion, I’ve been learning loads about how the brain works. I thought that today I would share some of these things with you, in case you’re interested.
A few weeks ago, my sister asked me, “What is faith?“
“Faith is trusting and obeying,“ I said. “Trusting is the theoretical side of faith. Obeying is the practical. You need both to have a living faith. That’s why James criticizes Christians for only believing but not doing. Both are required.“
We each instinctively feel that we are somehow special, somehow worthy of love in a way that is unique to us. We go about trying to prove this, by breathtaking achievement, by embracing quirkiness, by celebrating our differences in ways that scream for attention, recognition, appreciation.
Once upon a time, I had a conversation with a friend in ministry that left me dismayed. Though she’d experienced burnout before, she was now overworking again, held captive by small but pressing tasks that could be outsourced. I tried to caution her, but my words didn’t seem to sink in...