Nathan's BlogRandom ramblings and musings
Our strength is in prayer as we commit to goodness and the transformation of the world
“All will be well
You can ask me how but only time will tell”
Infidelity means physical intimacy to most people, but why is that so bad? And what if it’s not the worst kind of infidelity? I would argue that emotional infidelity is most damaging to a relationship…
It’s important, if you’re not keeping score, to remember to always give at every opportunity. Always offer to help. Always offer to pay. Always wash the dishes. Never remind someone that you paid last time. It’s always your turn.
I love. I love earnestly, deeply, tenderly, and without any expectations of reward. I love easily. The way that I love has caused me some heartache and heartbreak over the years, but on the whole, I think I’m happier.
from "There Will Be No Peace" - W.H. Auden You must live with your knowledge. Way back, beyond, outside of you are others, In moonless absences you never heard of, Who have certainly heard of you, Beings of unknown number and gender: And they do not like you. Wow....
Sometimes the wind blows warm, sometimes it’s cold. Ususally, I have no idea which way the wind blows.
I'm thinking tonight of my friend Di Anne Price. I was an incredibly shy, quiet (even), 19 year old in Memphis when we met. I'd never known anyone like her -- she was so forward, everything was "out there" with her. She played the piano like it was part of her, she...
On this cool clear night The moon is bright and I Stand beneath the stars Wondering if somewhere You and your golden hair Lay thinking or pondering o'er Past or future, do you Think of what might have been or be? Do you remember or dream or Do you perhaps even long...
I have allowed you to Place me in a little box So small, I can hardly Breathe. I do not like it in the box It is small and I like to Breathe. So you sit there On the box Talking at me Not to me, as if nothing is Amiss. I will allow you to leave If you will So I can...
More than 38% of adults and 45.5% of children live in households without a land-line telephone, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Are you a “wireless only” family?
I didn’t watch the Super Bowl. I’ve not seen any of the commercials. My ancestors spoke Gaelic (among other languages). They were poor, exiles even. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”
So often we talk about how freedom empowers us — less often, we think about the obligations freedom conveys.
Did Henry VIII have a blood disorder that prevented him from having boys? In this great article, Hilary Mantel suggests that and much more!
Riding with my Dad can be an adventure. Here’s a classic tale from 2008 about one exciting afternoon.
I can’t believe I didn’t know this. How many people will think I’m an idiot when I say it the “right” way, though?
When we rush to judge we place ourselves in God’s place. Though the judgement may be just, thanks to grace and a loving God and his Son, we’re spared from that judgement. Glory to God.
I think I believe in getting what we deserve; getting that for which we work. I believe in a fundamental “fairness”. I also know that, as my father said, “life isn’t fair”.
I also believe, as a Christian, that I am totally undeserving of the Grace and Forgiveness of a loving Father. God is just, yes, but more important and more essential to my salvation, he is compassionate.