Maybe the surest way to be liked by people is simply to like people. But that’s a risk right? To openly like someone? To admit to someone: I like you. I’d like to spend time with you today. It’s to risk rejection. It’s vulnerability. It’s brave.
Sometimes I worry about the guys. They are every bit as human as we are, but it feels like they get to open up about it less. My husband Craig tells me that ninety percent of his conversations with other men are about weather, news, and sports. I know this isn’t true for all guys. But it feels true for many.
Dear Glennon, I want to write, but I feel like I’m not special enough. Also, I have no talent or time. Still, I feel this yearning… YOU! YES! You are the one! Please write. The most important quality in a writer is her certainty that she is not special. We do not need more artists […]
There is a path we all walk in life. All the places we go when the path gets too rocky and exhausting and brutal and beautiful are dead-end detours. If you take these detours you are not bad, but you are wasting your time and energy. The path looks like this: Come back to the […]
When I was a mama of three very tiny, very messy, very beautiful rug rats, we had DAYS THAT WENT ON FOR LIFETIMES. Craig left at 6:00 am every morning and as I watched his showered, ironed self leave the house I felt incredibly blessed and thrilled to have so much time alone with my […]
My work is to talk to children about how wild and wonderful are their world, their God and other people—and how fiercely and forever and unconditionally loved they are. I teach them about grace; how grace means that they can relax because there is nothing they can do to make God love them more and […]
Last night I was in my office finishing something up and I heard my girls start fighting for the seven millionth time. They were yelling at each other and their voices were getting louder and louder, and I just got so pissed. I felt so DONE. I was so tired of their fighting that I totally forgot that peace begins with me and I lost it.
I have something to report from my therapy session. I love therapy. And I think everyone should tell everyone all the things they learn in therapy because therapy is quite expensive. But if everyone can benefit from everyone’s therapy, I feel like it’s a really decent investment. So, recently my smart therapist said this: There […]