Showing posts with label love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label love. Show all posts

Monday, September 30, 2013

Careful What You Wish

Who here likes Metallica?  Don't be shy now, raise your hand.  I'll admit, I went through a Metallic-fangirl period when I was younger.  Although they aren't my favorite band anymore (if you've read my previous posts, you should know which one is my favorite), I still enjoy listening to them every now and then.  One of my favorites is the song "King Nothing".  One part of the lyrics really stands out to me:
Careful what you wish.  Careful what you say.  Careful what you wish, you may regret it.  Careful what you wish, you just might get it.  
Or in my case, be careful what you pray for.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Learning to Love Myself (Vol. 1)

I think a lot of people tend to think of themselves in a negative light.  They focus on their faults, their failings, and what they don't like about themselves.  I know that I do this far too often.  I find it too easy to make self-deprecatory statements and play them off like jokes.

I think we all need to be a little more charitable to ourselves.  We need to recognize the lovely, funny, beautiful, and gifted parts of ourselves.  We need to remember that we are lovable because God made us and loves us.

Now, keep in mind, I'm not advocating self-centeredness or narcissism.  Just a healthy acknowledgment of the gifts and blessings God has actually given to each of us (which, by the by, is the part of the definition of humility).

So, that's what I'm going to do.

Friday, April 5, 2013

You Can't Squeeze Blood From A Stone

Poor thing!  He's exhausted from trying!

It's a funny saying, isn't it.  Of course you can't squeeze blood from a stone.  It's ROCK, for crying out loud!  It's cold and hard and just doesn't have any blood to give because it isn't alive.

So why do I seem to insist on squeezing, like a crazy person?  Why do I want to yell, "If I just keep squeezing, keep trying, harder and harder, eventually I will get something out of this dang stone"?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Procrastinators Unite!!!

Hopefully, I will be as awesome as this guy!

Well, this has been a long time coming.  The idea of starting a blog has niggled at the back of my mind for, ooohhh, 2-3 years now.  I, however, have steadfastly ignored the siren's call of blogging using only the strength of my mighty, mighty procrastination skills.  Impressed yet?

The niggling has persisted, and gotten more frequent, and so I have decided to cave in and give blogging a try.  I don't know how successful this will end up being, but what the heck!  I do a lot of thinking, and this may be a good place to work through and organize my thoughts.  And if people want to chime in with their own thoughts and ideas, even better!!