Thursday, September 19, 2013

online meanderings

Is there a place for older women in the church? - Post of the week. Wonderful.

I have seen God's grace in what they are and in what they could otherwise be.

Lay aside the weight of prideful comparison - You'll want to print out the list.

What does it mean to have a calling? - An article about vocation that encouraged me in my many roles.

Burnout - How to recognise it, what to do.

Seeing dragons - Why God gave us imaginations. Tony Reinke.

Parenting: it's never an interruption - A good and challenging read.

Time management skills are stupid - It's about energy, not time.

Why generation Y yuppies are unhappy - Green grass, unicorns and all.

The dispassionate theologian seems a most contradictory person.
- Wendy Alsup

Our life is a time in which sadness and joy kiss each other at every moment. There is a quality of sadness that pervades all the moments of our lives. It seems that there is no such thing as a clear-cut pure joy, but that even in the most happy moments of our existence we sense a tinge of sadness. In every satisfaction, there is an awareness of limitations. In every success, there is the fear of jealousy. Behind every smile, there is a tear. In every embrace, there is loneliness. In every friendship, distance. And in all forms of light, there is the knowledge of surrounding darkness . . . But this intimate experience in which every bit of life is touched by a bit of death can point us beyond the limits of our existence. It can do so by making us look forward in expectation to the day when our hearts will be filled with perfect joy, a joy that no one shall take away from us. Henri Nouwen

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