Thursday, August 13, 2009

Love Is

Love is letting go of someone when you don't want to.

Love is watching the person you love loving someone else.

Love is more than a feeling, it is an emotion, it is your being.

Love is simple and complex.

Love is the most amazing thing you will ever feel.

Love is also the hardest thing you will ever feel.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


One of the best things in life, aside from God and family, is friends. Not fair-weather friends, I mean real, will always be there for you friends. They are such a blessing, I have no idea what I would do without them. They are people I can laugh with (or at on occasion), vent to, cry with, anything, and they can have the same in return. I don't have many close friends, but those I do have I am truly grateful for, I love them all so much.

Lord, thank You for these amazing people in my life, I am undeserving of them. I am completely undeserving of Your blessings, yet You give them abundantly.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


The past couple of weeks have been a stretch for me. I won't go into detail, but I will say God has been really stretching me. I was thinking about all of this today when I remembered something. Every time I enter a period like this in my life there are certain Bible verses that seem to pop up, but one in particular.

I remember a couple of years ago when I was living in Fresno, a stretching time as well. Tragedy struck a family I was very close to, whom I consider my family. I remember receiving the phone call about it and I remember the emotions I felt, sadness, anger, bitterness, depression. My mom was visiting at the time and had brought the little Bible study booklet she was going through. That day's topic was very much relevant to the situation at hand, and the Bible verse was the one that had popped up during other crises before. It was this:

Habakkuk 3:17-19
Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls-
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will Joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer's feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills.

Through a conversation I was having with a friend just a couple of days ago I was reminded of this verse, it is my life verse and yet I have not given it much thought over the past couple of weeks. Also, our conversation made me remember a couple of others that have been helpful.

Jeremiah 33:3
"Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know."

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

It has been a very trying and stretching couple of weeks, but a great growing period. I am very grateful for these times, even if not at the time, because they really do make me stop and reevaluate what I am doing and show me what to do to become closer to God.