Let’s be honest; life isn’t fair. We’ve all had those experiences of being rejected. For some, it was simply boyfriends or girlfriends in years gone past. But for others, the painful experiences cut much deeper.
There aren’t many more awkward situations than when you invite a neighbor to church, and within 20 minutes of them being there, they get passed the “plate”. You can try to downplay it all you want, but their perception is their reality; God is in it for the money.
Blogging has its benefits. Over the last 12 months, and through the process of writing 60 or 70 posts for this site, I have finally been able to verbalize what I’m most passionate about. You can too. It starts by answering one simple question.
Bad dates with your spouse are almost as bad as not going on dates at all. Men, we often have the best of intentions when we go out to dinner with our wives. We might even follow up dinner with coffee. Chances are, though, that the conversation never goes deeper than a pithy overview of the week’s activities.
When I pray with my kids, I can tell their minds are somewhere else. They might have their eyes closed, but talking to God is the very last thing on their minds. I guess for us adults, some things never change.
Most people are incredibly lonely. Sure, we smile on the outside. Most likely, we keep ourselves busy so we aren’t able to process the pain associated with not being associated – with anyone. We might be married, but living as if we weren’t. Many people live life this way, hoping that someday they might eventually be noticed.
This is an invitation. No, it’s a challenge. It is a challenge for all you young guys that follow my blog that are looking at some point in the future to get engaged. I am throwing down the gauntlet. When that day comes when you are to get engaged, I want you to beat my story.
Diversity is in. It is politically correct. Businesses want people to be sensitive to it. Ministries are aching to become more diverse in their leadership. But why? Is it really that big of a deal?