I can live without anything or anyone, but I cannot live without God!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

"When God brings a soul out of a miserable state and condition into a happy state,by conversion, He gives him happiness that before he had not, but He does not at the same time take away any of his love for happiness."~Jonathan Edwards

Thursday, March 22, 2012

excerpt from--Justified For Evermore

O, God of wonder, God of might,
Grant us some elevated sight,
Of endless days. And let us see
The joy of what is yet to be.
And may your future make us free,
And guard us by the hope that we,
Through grace on lands that you restore,
Are justified for evermore.~ John Piper

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sonnet 116

Love is  not love which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover  to remove:
Oh, no! It is an ever-fixed mark,
that looks on tempest and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.


My favorite color is yellow.

Now that doesn't seem like a very exciting statement.
Maybe an interesting fact you didn't know about me, but that's about all.

Oh, my friends, it is so much more. All the way to profound.
You see for years I've been saying that my favorite color is purple.
It is my husband's favorite, so  I  just said it was mine too.

In actual fact, I had no idea what my favorite color was.
Why would it take 50 plus years to figure something so simple like that out?
Truth is that I didn't think I had permission to have my own opinion about anything.

As a young girl I remember picking out yellow carpet for my room and being told it would be too hard to keep clean. I wanted to paint the house yellow, but told it would stick out too much.  So my little girl's opinion held no weight. And so I grew into one who believed that my own desires where inferior.  Better to just ignore what I liked and bend to make everybody else "happy".

 How truly out of tune to the unique me I have been.

Curious as to why now this big change has come? Stay "tuned".......