Monday, February 11, 2013

Because Love Compels Me To

Recently, I have run into the notion that I should keep my religious beliefs to myself. Why? Why do you need me to hide my beliefs to feel comfortable with me, or any other person for that matter? There are several reasons I publicly praise God. 1: I believe in relationship instead of religion. My relationship with God is the MOST important relationship I have because it defines me, renews me, strengthens me, and heals me. And this relationship guides every other relationship I have, and I mean every other relationship I have. I believe God is the steward of all things, because He created all things, including relationships. 2: God is not diminished by my failure to acknowledge His works in my life, I am. I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and I am better for it. It teaches me humility and humility allows for growth. 3: God is love. Love is the strongest force on Earth, stronger that fear. When you are moved by love, the entire world becomes a better place. I want to spread love. That is my mission in this life, to spread love. God is the purest form of love I know (and I hardly comprehend what pure love means). 4: My purest joy, and richest happiness comes from my relationship with God. He completes me, He makes me whole. Because He created me, He knows what I need, when I need it, and how I need it. I want you to know that sort of love, fulfillment, and joy. I make no demands, or assumptions about what you need in your life. I only offer the example that God is making of me. Love moves me, God moves me, and I have never been better.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Spring Fever

For me, spring fever kicks in New Years day and the symptoms get worse and worse until it gets to be 90 degrees outside. It is February 6th, my half birthday, and 70 degrees outside. I am stuck inside "writing" a paper. This is what I call inhumane. I'm supposed to be writing a memoir. Who knew that writing about myself would be so difficult, especially when I do it on this here blog all the time. I have squeaked out 700 words (I need at least 1500) and am out of anything left to say about me. Plus I have a lot of other things on my mind, like outside, hiking, swimming, starting a garden, sitting outside, laying outside, standing outside, drinking lemonade outside, and of course, going outside. Oh 70 degrees, you are a tease that will get me a bad grade, or several.