SHADELIFE LIVE 012 // Building A House But Not A Home . . .
I’ve had multiple experiences in life, where I worked really hard at building something and then over time I didn’t feel at home with in it… and again – and again and again – and finally years later I’ve realized my mistake . . . “I was building a house but not a home”.
I want to begin a discussion about our mis-conceptions, our mistakes, or maybe our misguided motives within and about relationships. I want to begin by talking about the personal relationships in our life, and then broaden the convesations and see how this concept relates to our connection in structures, systems, with life and maybe even with God. How much effort do we put into keeping the structure to the relationship, and yet the core foundation of the relationship itself (which is the actual relationship) we find our selves absent. At the end of the conversation, I hope we can all switch our hearts and motives – and passionately work on building our homes, rather than building an empty house.
Honest To God //
The more I continue to walk on my journey of life I’ve learned that “Spirituality is far more about embracing our own humanity – than it is about escaping our own humanity”. In this recent sermon at HeartWay Church, we dive into a conversation about honest prayer being an honest experience. Owning our hurt, pain, suffering and brokenness, and learning the beauty of our own scars.
SHADELIFE LIVE Podcast 002 / Getting Started When I wake up in the morning… Everything in me just wants to lay in my comfortable bed next to my wife and our puppy MoMó. The warm blankets, the fluffy pillows just hugs me and keeps me still and the only thing that I can move is my eye lids – the light from the window leaks in the room and reminds me that the day must begin. Eventually I get up out of urgency or fear of being late to a morning meeting or commitment, and once I’m up – I am up! Getting ready, getting energized and preparing for the days adventure. Once I’m up … I’m up. Because the problem isn’t being up, it’s getting up. The hardest part isn’t actually doing it, the hardest part is getting started. When it comes to work, creativity, creating, completing tasks, and etc — we all have goals and dreams, and the act of following or perusing them isn’t always the issues, it’s simply beginning, that is usually the hardest process. Whether it’s a real conversation with a loved one, going to the gym, writing that book you always wanted to write, experiencing something new – one of the most difficult processes is getting started. So let’s talk about it. Listen in and engage in the conversation; the SHADELIFE LIVE podcast Let’s Dive into Episode #002