Last day of 2012. Time to think of things past, things gone, things lost. Time to think of things found, things renewed. So, bring on 2013. Do you have a vision? A plan? Changes you want to make? For me, the past year has had some real ups and downs, and many triumphs. Life is good, if you let it be, want it to be, pray it to be. Share your future with the one’s you love and you really can’t go wrong. God bless you and your family. May your hearts always be full of joy, peace, faith and love.
My heart stopped for a moment, all too briefly, when I heard about the tragic shooting in the USA today. How will these families cope? I pondered. Will that ever be able to share a happy Christmas again? I wondered. The saddest thought comes to me now as I read all of the posts on facebook, is the realization that by tomorrow or the next day we will have moved on to something else while those families grief is just beginning. What can we do? Not much I would say. Just this: pray, keep your joy, your peace, your hope, your faith and above all things LOVE.
Love NEVER fails.
Love is patient.
Love is kind.
I know, I know…harsh words, but true I dare say.
We are not perfect.
Love in itself IS perfect, because God is love.
Okay, enough of the hard stuff.
Love NEVER fails, so keep loving.
Through thick and thin.
Through richer and poorer.
Through sickness and in health.
Through it all.
Love knows no bounds.
Love says it all.
Love brings joy.
Love says peace.
LOVE NEVER FAILS
Some days I wear make up. Not everyday, just somedays. It makes me think about “putting on a different face”.
Do I wear a different face when I’m with different people?
I hope not, but I think I do.
Am I transparent?
Probably not as much as I should be.
Am I the same at home as I am everywhere else?
Maybe sometimes, not always.
But I am a work in progress, clay in His hands, being remodelled all of the time.
I want to be authentic, but sometimes I wear a mask.
I want to be faith filled, but I have periods of doubt.
I want peace, but I have times of anxiousness.
I want to love and be loved.
“Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.” ~ Goncourt
It’s been raining here in Queensland for about the last three months, what a Summer! Right now I hear another storm brewing, it’s hot and sticky, there are floods everywhere, and yet life goes on.
Yesterday we heard of the passing of Whitney Houston, sad for her fans, but a tragedy for her family and loved ones, and yet life goes on.
There is strife in the Middles East, famine in Africa, a drug war in South America, financial crisis in Europe…and on and on, and yet life goes on.
The fact is that no one is immuned to tragedy, sadness, death. It makes us weary, lose our joy, and yet life goes on.
I want more than…and yet life goes on…I want joy, peace, hope.
I desire peace and harmony in my home and my children’s homes.
I want to see the marriages around me thriving, growing, being an example of what a truly loving marriage has to offer.
Look to the heavens.
Philippians 4:6 NKJV Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
Psalm 37:4 AMP Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.