boundaries

Boundaries Break Down Barriers

Nathan Smith Family, Life Skills

Believe it or not, boundaries actually break down barriers.  It may seem strange or even incorrect but a boundary and a barrier are not the same thing.  The problem is we can too easily equate the two and therefore rob ourselves of being able to appreciate the important differences.  You know that guy that talks too much at the office …

thanks for nothing

Thanks For Nothing God

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Perspective

I remember the last episode I ever watched of The Simpsons. The crass cartoon family was very popular when I was younger and somehow permeated pop culture with their quips and characters. Though it probably wasn’t the best of entertainment choices, I certainly got a kick out of their craziness. On this occasion the Simpson family all sat at the …

judging

Drowning In Our Own Judgment

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Life Skills

‘She’s so full of herself.’ ‘All they think about is money.’ ‘He’s just saying sorry so he doesn’t look bad.’  For all the technological breakthroughs we’ve witnessed in the last 20 years, perhaps the thing the human race has advanced in the most is judgment.  With the rise in faceless communication, social media and endless op-eds people have become more …