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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How I’m Planning

For the past couple of years I’ve banged on and on about how much I love my bullet journal but in the past few months I’ve barely used it. I spent months feeling guilty about it and genuinely quite sad but I just didn’t enjoy it as much.

In the past few weeks I’ve got into the habit of using my filofax again, so far it seems to be working for me and I haven’t forgotten an appointment (yet). I’m really busy and every week looks different so I just can’t be bothered mapping it out nicely in a bullet journal. I’m hoping that one day I’ll get back into it but I’ve decided not to stress about it because what the heck does that achieve! My filofax is not a neat affair, but that also gives me the freedom to scribble things down and cross things out without getting annoyed because it isn’t neat!

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Currently Reading

I used to be one of those people who was only ever reading one book at a time. I never understood how people could read more than one book at once. Nowadays I always have at least 3 on the go and even more that I’ve started and forgotten about.

So I’m going to go through my Goodreads currently reading and see what I’m working my way through at the moment!

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