Tag: love

Choosing Irrational Relationships

I was the new kid, knowing no one and no one knowing me. Having just moved in from out of state, trying out for the football team as a high-school freshman was my uncharacteristically bold way of seeking connections. But half-way through the first… Continue Reading “Choosing Irrational Relationships”

Choosing to Choose

Someone once pulled me aside after a class I taught and said something close to the following: “I can’t believe that God is loving. He put people in the Garden along with a tree He told them not to touch, saying it would lead… Continue Reading “Choosing to Choose”

Choosing to Love, John 3:16 Style

I first wrote the words “I love you” in a note to a girl whenI was in the 5th grade. It felt good. And the feeling was evenbetter when I received a note back with the same words. A core belief tookshape in me.… Continue Reading “Choosing to Love, John 3:16 Style”

Choosing to Hear God on His Terms

As I pulled up to the stop light in a Dallas suburb, I mumbled, “Right, left or straight?” The word “right” lingered in my mind, so I made the turn. My knuckles were white on the steering wheel and every muscle in my body… Continue Reading “Choosing to Hear God on His Terms”

Choosing Love Over Fear

Some things terrify me! What if there’s no one I know in the dining room to sit with? That’s the haunting question for an introvert traveling to speak at other YWAM bases. I wish I didn’t feel that dread in the center of my… Continue Reading “Choosing Love Over Fear”