A blog I've been frequenting often is a place called "Cerulean Sanctum." I've been challenged and encouraged by this older father in the faith. Ideas about living simply, relationship-centered living, the reality of God in everyday life, its good stuff.
A recent series Dan has been going through is about sex and porn in the church. He has some interesting thoughts to say. I encourage you to check it out. Take time to read the comments to the porn post too, I see Jesus in this guy.
Today he posted on being single. http://www.dedelen.com/2005/04/singleness-radical-answers-for-harsh.html
Definitely keep checking his site...
The past several days I've been wrestling often with thoughts of relationships (in particular with the opposite species :)) and beyond.
The cool thing is that it hasn't been a angst-driven pity party, but part of a larger, growing sense of needing community.
I'm realizing more and more than I need others.
Its weird, and its a odd thing to realize that.
Learning that I need some sisters in my life, some brothers, and learning that I need people. Its definitely a God thing, because I've been asking for more of His heart for the past year. What a trip to actually be in the midst of that journey.
I read something today to the effect of, "it's better to love and to be hurt than to have a cold heart."
I'm not sure what to do with that.
A genuine heart cry is such a powerful thing.
If we do believe God is a God full of desires and passion, have we made an effort to know those things in the heart of God?