"Perfectionism is simply an addiction to control and a refusal to accept imperfection in some human endeavor." - Colleen Carroll Campbell, The Heart of Perfection
We live in a world that is driven on gift economy, which is the idea that valuables are given with an implicit agreement for future reward for the giver. This idea often pervades our personal relationships from parent-child to romantic to friends. We often give in the expectation of receiving. That is not how God designed relationships.
We can blame circumstance, other people, God, and ourselves, but sometimes we are just avoiding the fact that we're in the messy middle and that things need time to take shape. We need time to take shape. We need to be transformed, and if we embrace the process, we can be.
My first and second editions were fun, so I thought I'd review some of my reads again! Enjoy!
Political issues are more complex than flyers allow for, and it frustrates me when some group tries to boil my faith down to voting for a particular political party.
"That's how she knows the difference between a boy and man / Take a drunk girl home."
After just procrastinating from doing any school work to power through yet another book, I figured it was due time to go through the books I've been reading lately. My first round-up was really fun. I'll start this round with what I read during my 3-week vacation in Europe! If you want more recommendations, you can… Continue reading A Breakdown of Books I’ve Read Over Break: The 2018 Summer Edition