Saturday, April 24, 2010

the office.

I just watched the most recent episode of the office. (secretary's day) And there were two parts of it that really stuck out to me, for very different reasons.

The first is a delicious quote from my love, Michael Scott.

(Talking to the waiter): "Okay... You know what sir? I asked for pickles on my burger & there's only like five or six. Could I get some more pickles?"
"Of course... I'll get you a bowl of pickles."
"Thank you."

Now I won't admit to how many times I've been in a similar situation. I have hard time thinking anything ever comes with enough pickles. But, lucky for me I have friends in the food industry who when I ask for 'extra-pickles' it means alot of extras. And I too have received such joy as a bowl of pickles... yummm...

The other was from Pam Beasley-Harper:

"It's not about who you've been with, it's about who you end up with. Sometimes the heart doesn't know what it wants until it finds what it wants."

:] Isn't that just so true?

Oh yes, Pickles and Love... two of my favorite things.

Friday, April 23, 2010

i love you.

Love is not proud, Love does not boast, Love after all matters the most.
Love does not run, Love does not hide, Love does not keep locked inside.
Love is the river that flows through, Love never fails you...
Love will protect, Love always hopes, Love still believes when you don’t.
Love is the arms that are holding you, Love never fails you...
Love is right here, Love is alive, Love is the way the truth the life.
Love never fails you...

(Brandon Heath-Love Never Fails)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

that was then, this is now.

I used to be an angry, hateful liar. But when you live a life like that, you get all that junk right back. Hateful behavior and words create more and more hate-within yourself, and those who have to deal with you. It's a vicious ugly cycle... that for me was never going to end, until I realized that because I had been forgiven of so much, I needed to forgive everyone that I held negative feelings towards.

but that was much easier said than done...

I was given some really good advice, and that was to just pray for all those that I held anger towards. Not just pray that I could forgive them, but really truly pray for them like I would pray for my loved ones. It's a hard process that I'm still going thru. There are still some sore spots, sometimes I really can't pray for them, my flesh won't let me even if my spirit really truly wants to. Slowly but surely I'm finding myself loving these people, just waiting to see the work the God wants to do in their lives. I want them to be happy, I want all things good for them.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 1 Timothy 2:1

I know I've said it before but my worst enemy is myself. I'm the only one who can really bring hate, or anger into myself, and it's a battle everyday to just love... I like to say that I truly do love everyone... I just forget that sometimes.

"Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs." – Proverbs 10:12

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

there once was a little girl.

After all the mistakes, and trying fit into holes built for another.
After all the pain, and feeling like my heart would stay broken forever.
I now know why. I wouldn't change a thing. Now can I love.

Then I met you and it was kind of like an "oh there you are" moment. I guess it probably doesn't make sense, but I know you are the one I've been looking for.

I know how to love, and more importantly I know who to love.

love never fails.