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Originally came across the following on Facebook, posted it to Instagram, and finally decided it was just too much fun not to share here (that and it’s Friday, I’m tired, and trying not to come down with what my family’s got):

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I’ll go first: “Gray Coldbuster.”

What’s yours?

Originally came across the following on Facebook, posted it to Instagram, and finally decided it was just too much fun not to share here (that and it’s Friday, I’m tired, and trying not to come down with what my family’s got):

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I’ll go first: “Gray Coldbuster.”

What’s yours?

>#FreedomFriday

randomlychad  —  November 19, 2010 — Leave a comment

>2 : :rage:photo © 2009 Amy McTigue | more info (via: Wylio)

Hey, thanks for stopping by again this week! I appreciate each and every one of you who comes by to read the blog. Thanks! It’s Freedom Friday again–and that means it’s time to share. The rules are simple: we share where we’ve achieved some freedom, or where we still need to get freedom. Has the Lord helped you get free from something? Share that. Are you struggling to get free from something? Share that.

This is a safe place. We’re not here to judge each other, ok? The only rule I have is don’t be rude to your fellow-commenters. I will delete what I deem to be mean comments. Fair enough, right?

As has been my practice, I’ll go first: I need freedom from an unhealthy anger. There is someone close to me that, with certain interactions, I’m left feeling powerless, and I lash out. But not at this person–no, I take it out on others close to me. I’m angry with myself for doing this–which just makes me angrier, and more frustrated. I’ve tried having conversations with this particular person, but to hear them tell it I’m the problem. Even when I go out of my way to be nice, my motives are questioned. I often feel like I’m not good enough. It just hurts. I’m not here asking for answers, but just to confess. I’m open to suggestions, of course, but mostly just covet your prayers. This particular relationship is proving to be a tough nut to crack, as this is a person I care deeply about. Let’s just say that I’m not willing to walk away, ok? (In the interests of being fair, I have to confess that I have hurt this other party in innumerable ways over the years. So if there is a lack of trust with regards to my current motives, much of that can be laid squarely at my feet. As I hope has been evident here, I’m no angel).

Do any of you ever feel this way? Are you angry? Do you have difficult relationships that you’re not sure what to do about? Please post in the comments.

>Freedom Friday

randomlychad  —  November 12, 2010 — Leave a comment

>Hello! Welcome again to Freedom Friday, where it’s a safe place to be real. Things can be serious, or silly, around here, but I’m very much in earnest about “Freedom Friday.” My desire is to provide a forum free from judgment, thus any comments left will not be moderated. Share what’s on your heart, but let me start:
Oftentimes, my desire to get a laugh out of folks overrides my better judgment. I’ll go there, without thinking of the consequences. It’s really a great failing of mine that I want people I don’t even know to think of me as both funny and smart. Now, I may, or may not, be both of those things, but why does it matter? Why this need for affirmation? For approval? Let me ask you this: are you finding the acceptance you need? Are you a part of the community you hoped to be? And why can’t I get it settled in my heart that I’m accepted in the Beloved? “Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24, ESV). Why, so often, do I feel like a monster:

Yesterday, Anne Jackson, posted This Saturday in Phoenix & A BIG Change Coming On Monday, regarding the final stop of her fall Permission to Speak Freely book tour with Susan Isaacs and Solveig Leithaug. I have found much healing through Anne’s work, and will be at this event with my wife. According to Anne’s post, tickets are still available online, and at the door (the event is taking place at the Grove Church in Chandler). If you live in the Phoenix area, I highly recommend it. Many blessings to you! Update: tickets are no longer available online or via phone, but should be at the event tomorrow night.

>Freedom Friday

randomlychad  —  October 29, 2010 — Leave a comment

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Freedom Friday

     Hi! Yesterday I mentioned that Jon Acuff has “Serious Wednesday,” and Bryan Allain “Cliche Thursday. And in that vein, I’d like to welcome you to Freedom Friday on my blog! What I intend this to be is provide a platform where we can take off our masks, get real together, share our struggles and triumphs. So my question to you is: what does freedom mean to you? Where do you go to find freedom? Where do you still need freedom in your life? Do you think about God when you think about freedom? Please let me know in the comments. Post anonymously—put in a fake email address, if you want—but please post. This is a safe place. Let’s pray together. Thanks, and blessings to you!