Buses.

This may be one of the more middle class rants I’ve ever made but I just don’t understand who thought up the way buses run.

I have 3 main problems with taking the bus. None of them are to do with it being a bus or the other people on the bus (although I do have some stories to tell!). I’ve taken buses all over the place so I know my issues aren’t only relevant in one place. I am however talking about the everyday bus not the fancy ones that have displays inside showing you all the information you need or regular announcements.

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Caring Enough to Confront / Book Review

Caring Enough to Confront: How to understand and express your deepest feelings toward others by David Augsburger .

The blurb describes the book best:

“Many people try to avoid conflict, but confrontation can be a catalyst for deeper loving care as we learn to integrate our needs and wants with those of others. Dr. David Augsburger believes that deepened relationships bloom out of conflict when we remember that the important issue is not what the conflict is about, but instead how the conflict is handled. Caring Enough to Confront will teach you how to build trust, cope with blame and prejudice, and be honest about anger and frustration. You’ll learn how to confront with compassion in family, church and work relationships to resolve conflict in a healthy and healing way.”

As I did with the other non-fiction book reviews I’ll be picking out the areas I highlighted when I read the book and discussing those points.

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Gatecrashing / Book Review #2

I’ve already done a much shorter book review for Gatecrashing by Brian Heasley which you can read here but today I want to do a review in a similar vein to my Punk Monk review.  I’ll be looking at the places I put in sticky notes and highlighting points I found particularly interesting while reading the book.

Gatecrashing follows a group of Christians in Ibiza who set up a 24/7 prayer room and went out into the streets of Ibiza to keep the partygoers safe.

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