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Wild Thoughts

As noted in the sidebar and an earlier post, I am steamrolling my way through an incredible book by John Eldridge called “Wild at Heart”. I wrote down 3 quotes last night I thought I would post. There are hundreds, but these 3 really stuck out to me.

“The only thing more tragic than the tragedy that happens to us is the way that we handle it”.

“Forgiveness is setting a prisoner free and realizing that the prisoner was you.”

“Think of the posers (people that put up a false front) that you know. Are they the kind of men you would call at 2am, when life is collapsing around you?

These are just some of the challenging insights in a very hard hitting, soul searching, gut wrenching walk through who we are as men, as fathers and as husbands. I had no clue when I picked this one up of the can of worms it would open. It should come with a caution note. Not a bad thing, just be prepared if you start reading to take a look at some places that you didn’t even know existed. I recommend reading it with an accountability partner so you have someone to openly discuss the content with.

As a side note, thank you to Brandon, Mark and Denny for recommending this. I understand what you were saying now.



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  • Brandon · March 28, 2006

    I am so glad to read that you are enjoying this great book! It has very much changed my life. I can be proud to be a strong christian man. This isn’t something that is always accepted or desired in our society. We are supposed to emulate the “turn the other cheek” side of Jesus. Rather we sould embrace what God made in us, emulating the strong, and spiritual sides of Moses and Jesus.

  • Aaron · March 28, 2006

    Absolutely! Who knew when you happened on this site a couple of weeks ago that it would lead to me reading what you recommended. Well…strike that….God knew! Think he has been using people to get me to read this thing. It’s all about the “wound” my friend. Thanks for finding this blog on the other side of the US!

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