One Sided

Ever find yourself frustrated trying to maintain a relationship when the other side has the self-given impression that they are okay…it is you that has issues? Ever have a relationship with no depth, no roots…everything is surface? These type of relationships are the definition of dysfunctional.

A relationship…husband and wife, family, friends…cannot thrive if it is one sided. With only surface roots, a tree will not stand…a relationship cannot thrive if it is built on sand.

Can two walk together, except they be agreed. Amos 3:3

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 New International Version (NIV)


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This I Fear

This earthly journey can lead through some very dark and seemingly endless forests. So often, the path appears as an endless circle going nowhere…darkness behind and darkness ahead. The screams from within never seem to be heard. I am alone. Is this what it’s like to go insane?

Many have, yet few admit it, the thoughts and feelings above. They offer you a faint smile and send you on your way. They stand next to you in a gathering and give the appearance that all is fine. They are your family, your neighbor, your friend, your boss, your co-worker, etc.

This may sound like a fable to you, but give it some thought. Think about how it was before all the gadgets took our focus off of others. Think about the cost of excluding the personal touch in our relationships. Think about a museum where in this display is a historic “hug” that used to be commonplace, now only a memory. The next display, a “mailbox”; the next “the sound of the human voice” which no gadget can replace because it comes from the heart and soul. The tour could go on as many displays are being prepared by our choices…

This is only an attempt to cause you to think for I am not wise enough to convince you nor do I choose to wage war with opinions. This I fear; the first paragraph will become the norm rather than the exception if technology continues to control us.

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