If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein

Thursday, July 7, 2011

little buds.

I just wanted to show you guys my favorite little camelia bud.
Mission accomplished.

worked at the gym
[aka made small children cry in splits]
went grocery shopping like a grown up
[it's kind of relaxing by yourself]
had a steak
[self explanatory greatness]

singing to my plants
[especially my little camelia]
hopefully making fewer children cry today at work
curried couscous with chicken for dinner
and cleaning up the wreck that is my room.

This is how we know what love is:
Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.
And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
If anyone has material possesions and sees a brother or sister in need
but has no pity on them,
how can the love of God be in that person?
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech
but with action and in truth.

1 John 3: 16-18

so challenged.


Saturday, July 2, 2011

love, love, love.

I think what strikes me most lately
is the thought
that if we press on in our relationships,
give of ourselves,
and love

then our relationships now
are just a fraction of what they could be.

For he who is least among you all- he is greatest.
Luke 9:48b

I'm trying to live that today,
hopefully in such a way that leaves me in the background
with Christ exalted.