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I kneel before the Father... and pray to know the width, length, height and depth of the LOVE of Christ... Amen

Monday, November 15, 2010

Everything I need to know, I learned from everyone else...

I have lots of people to thank for any amount wisdom and growth I've acquired in my short life. I can honestly say, I have had little to do with my own maturity, but everyone to thank for making me grow up with integrity. Soo... Here are some lessons I've learned from nights spent with sun roof open at the lake with my best friends belting T.Swift at the top of my lungs or words merely shared over the most epic ham sandwich ever with my granny to the most difficult lessons learned from the position of bruised and scrapped knees yearning for more from my Lord.
Needless to say, I have comprised some lessons from various people and sources.
"We live by the choices we make, but we don't get to know if the choice others made came from the heart or head."-Granny
"You alone decide how much baggage you take into relationships whether it's a U-Haul or empty handed."-K8ie Gurl
"I wish I could be with you right now eating Little Debbie cakes"-Kelli
"You don't get to choose who you minister to. If you give it up to Him, He does. Just because you love doesn't mean that attention is who the Lord has intended for your ministry"-Bec
"I'm proud of you... You still need to prove your productivity."-Dad
"I dig it when your fancy dressed up in lace. I dig it when you have a smile on your face."-Van, Warm Love
"I do not think we know our own strength until we have seen how strong love makes us."-random card I bought in Charleston, SC
"Nobody puts baby in the corner."-The Swaze, Dirty Dancing
"Resolved to study the Scripture so steadily, constantly and frequently, so that I may find and painfully perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same"-Resolution 28, Jonathan Edwards
"When you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."-Harry, When Harry Met Sally
"Let love be genuine."-Paul, letter to Romans
"Everything I need to know I learned from Noah's ark: 1. Don't miss the boat 2. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark 3. Stay fit.When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big 4. Remember, that we are all in the same boat 5. Don't listen to critics, just get on with the job that needs to be done 6. Build your future on high ground 7. For safety's sake, travel in pairs (Note: this doesn't necessarily guarantee a good looking or funny boyfriend, sometimes it's a dog or best friend or brother-and I'm A-OK with that) 8. Speed isn't always an advantage-the snails were on board with the cheetahs 9. When you're stressed, float awhile 10. Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals 11. No matter the storm, when you are with God there's always a rainbow waiting"

Courtesy of Father's Hands

And my favorite
"There is NEVER a moment you're not loved."-Mom

So I vow never again to work to be loved. But I will die working for love's enduring sake, and that's the difference between truly living in and being in love and simply gaining the world's approval, of which I am no longer a part of.

live in love, grace
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