Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tomorrow I Leave for Spain!

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning."
  ~Ivy Baker Priest

Tomorrow, I leave for Spain -- but today, I finish cleaning my nearly-empty apartment and take car loads of "extras" to Goodwill.  God has been moving me a lot lately, both symbolically and literally.  When I leave for Spain tomorrow, I am also saying goodbye to an apartment, a whole lot of stuff I didn't need, and an era of my life :)

I'm hoping this next chapter will be even better than the last.

Soli Deo Gloria

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

hot damn, it's true

Goodbye, no use leading with our chins,
This is where our story ends,
Never lovers; ever friends.
Goodbye, let our hearts call it a day,
 But before you walk away, I sincerely want to say...

I wish you bluebirds in the spring, to give your heart a song to sing,
And then a kiss, but more than this, I wish you love.
And in July, a lemonade, to cool you in some leafy glade,
I wish you health, and more than wealth, I wish you love.

My breaking heart and I agree that you and I could never be,
So with my best, my very best, I set you free.

I wish you shelter from the storm, a cozy fire to keep you warm,
But, most of all, when snowflakes fall, I wish you love.
I wish you shelter from the storm, a cozy fire to keep you warm,
Most of all, when snowflakes fall,

hot damn, I wish you love.

(Thank you, Jesus, for your peace. You are so very, very good to me.)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

God's Delays, Not God's Denials

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, 
never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.
 ~Flavia Weedn

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.  I don't believe in circumstances.  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.  
~G.B. Shaw

You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage. ~Joe Namath

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. 
 Hold on; hold fast; hold out.  Patience is genius. 
 ~Georges-Louis Leclerc