Month: August 2012

Don’t Should on Yourself

Don’t Should on Yourself

I should have just walked away from that mess. And if I am honest, I should have never eaten that second cookie. And I should have done better on that test and I should have saved money instead of spending most of it. I should go to church more. I should go to church less.…

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By Bo White August 31, 2012 Off

A Wishful Convention

A Wishful Convention

  This week is the Republican National Convention, taking place in Tampa and on its heels comes the Democratic National Convention. My concern isn’t simply the fact that we’re faced with an either/or choice with two platforms that aren’t all that great or all that popular, but because both Conventions don’t seem to be addressing…

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By Bo White August 29, 2012 Off

I Almost Didn’t Make it Home

I Almost Didn’t Make it Home

This afternoon, while driving southbound on Interstate 29 between Omaha and Kansas City, my front right tire shredded like a piece of paper being run through a large blender. You could literally see through the tire. When it happened, I started to swerve, crossed the center line doing 70 miles an hour and finally came…

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By Bo White August 22, 2012 Off

The Art of Weeping

The Art of Weeping

  For whatever reason, I have found myself crying a lot lately. Sometimes, this is due to sadness, at other times, I am exhausted and emotion seems to drip out of me. There are also times when I am just overwhelmed with the reality of evil, frustrated with the reality of my limitations, and fearful…

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By Bo White August 19, 2012 Off

Fight for Your Neighbor

Fight for Your Neighbor

In our culture, I hear much lament for lack of love for neighbor and I hear criticisms of neighbors, and in this election year I hear a lot of personal attacks on neighbors by neighbors and all over neighborhoods. And one of the more helpful documents I have read in recent years that has helped…

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By Bo White August 8, 2012 Off

Stories with Shelf Life

Stories with Shelf Life

Some stories have a longer shelf life than others. I don’t mean that some books collect dust, while others are read, though that’s a related topic, I mean that some stories will stand the test of time and over several years, those stories shape us. And over time, those stories become our worldview. Test this…

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By Bo White August 8, 2012 Off

Interruptions and Happy Endings

Interruptions and Happy Endings

  A colleague once told me that we are constantly seeking resolution for our own stories. I believe her. She also told me that we are consistently seeking happy endings for the trauma in our life. This means, practically, that we deal daily with not only new people and new events, but we are consistently…

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By Bo White August 4, 2012 Off