good grief

Good Grief – The Pain That Heals All Others

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Life Skills

There is nothing enjoyable about hurting. People can say they like being sore after a workout or that they get a rush from muscling through challenging physical feats but, even still, it’s not pleasant.  What’s worse than physical pain is emotional pain.  Deep wounds that come from damaging words, abuse or the loss of a loved one are challenging to …

Hit The Gas

Hit the GAS not the Brake

Nathan Smith Perspective, Thought Provoking

I tend to be one that draws attention to the need for people to create margin, pull back, embrace Sabbath rest and generally ‘do less’.  I’ve written and talked about it much and I stand by the principles and challenges that I’ve laid out.  Our culture is obsessed with activity and distraction so there is certainly a need to be …

I Need More Grey Hair In My Life

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Family

There are some things only time can teach you.  I know we don’t want to believe that anymore with our vast ‘knowledge’ and access to instant information via the internet and so many connected devices.  Yet, there is a difference between informational knowledge and wisdom.  By now, most of us understand that having all the right information won’t produce a …