Do you know that feeling when you love something so much, it hurts? It’s only with life experience that we can possibly understand what it means.
We love a sport even when our feet hurt and our body aches. We love food until even though our cholesterol is really not good. We love night clubs though we’re hung over in the morning. We love so damn much… and nearly EVERYTHING on that list.. will hurt..
The secret to life is, though, is that we can hold on the memories of all that we love.. without holding on to the pain. We can keep with the good parts about that/those moment (s) without holding ourselves back in their suffering.
There will always be something new to love. There will always be pain because you love it so hard.. but, growth brings you through it. It challenges you. It screams…
One of my favourite Salvation Army Band pieces is called ‘The Light of the World’ written and composed by Dean Goffin who I believe was Australian. I suppose one of the reasons I like this piece is the main hymn/theme going through it which is O Jesus, thou art standing. You will also hear the chorus Behold me standing at the door come in through the piece and if you listen carefully you will hear the bottom end of the band emphasise the knocking.
Holmun Hunt also painted a picture of Jesus sanding outside a door knocking and I believe this can be seen in St Paul’s Cathedral, London.
O Jesus, thou art standing,
outside the fast closed door,
in lowly patience waiting
to pass the threshold o’er:
shame on us, Christian brothers,
his Name and sign who bear,
O shame, thrice shame upon us,
to keep him standing there!
O Jesus, thou art knocking;
and lo, that hand is scarred,
and thorns thy brow encircle,
and tears thy face have marred:
O love that passeth knowledge,
so patiently to wait!
O sin that hath no equal,
so fast to bar the gate!
O Jesus, thou art pleading
in accents meek and low,
“I died for you, my children,
and will you treat me so?”
O Lord, with shame and sorrow
we open now the door;
dear Saviour, enter, enter,
and leave us never more.
As you listen to this video I would invite you to pray for the people of Afghanistan and the troubles in that country
Leos are strong, courageous and passionate people. Never criticise those born in the Sun of Lion: Try to provide the reasons why you consider their actions and behaviour inappropriate carefully:
“I chose to leave public school. I was kind of bullied . . . Everyone signed a petition that said, “We all hate Demi Lovato”.
Happy Birthday Demi, We Love You!
Demi Lovato was born on this day 20 August (1992) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. she became a successful Actress, Singer and Songwriter at a very young age.
THE DISNEY CHANNEL
Demi got a part on a Disney Channel show called ‘As the Bell Rings’ and covered the Academy Award-nominated song, “That’s How You Know” from ‘Enchanted’ and began filming the Disney Channel Original Movie, “
Early this morning I was contacted by someone that runs a prayer network to do a bible reading and devotion, so here we go.
I eventually came up with the following reading
He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11 because Our good Shepherd gathers us in his arms and carries us “in his bosom,” a picture of intimacy and closeness and deep care, and he gently leads us.
I can testify to the fact that God does care for us at all times from joy to sadness.
As I write this I am thinking of the troubles in Afghanistan. I pray for Gods hand in that situation
Finally in the video we are reminded that God cares for us in a special way!
I found this 30 day self esteem challenge. I’m going to see if I can complete it all, and wanted you to complete it with me.
1. List 10 things that you love about yourself? 2. List 5 things that make you smile or make you happy? 3. What is 1 fear or 1 goal that you would like to conquer? 4. What do you do to make yourself feel better when you’re having a bad day? 5. What is your proudest accomplishment? 6. What are some obstacles that are preventing you from accomplishing your goal? What can you do to overcome those obstacles 7. Do you think that you care too much of what others think of you? If so, how can you change that? 8. What is a food that you enjoy that makes you feel good? 9. Do you have genuine respect for yourself and who you…
Ok I think it is time i was back blogging, don’t tell me you’ve missed me, I really hope you have.
Let me tell the unfortunate reason for temporarily stopping, though i was putting up the odd backup blog in this period
Nearly three weeks ago we received news that my late fathers cousin had died suddenly, this was a man my mother and father took in when his mother died and he was classed as a brother/Sister to us kids.
Because the death was sudden and he was only 67 we had to wait on the post mortum for cause of death which was natural causes.
Fortunately whilst waiting on post mortum the family were able to arrange most of funeral.
After that funeral at the start of the next week I received a phone call to say that my Stepdad 88 had died (again natural causes), so it was a case of rushing to be at mum’s side for the next few days. My Brother and Sister came up from England on Thursday, though she stayed with mum till Saturday.
The funeral was Friday past.
I always like to think of a funeral being a celebration of that persons life and yes their partner may be grieving for them, which is natural. Another form of celebrating their life is the funeral Tea where you quite often hear some stories about that person. Stories you’ve never heard before.