Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I miss my niece.

You would too if yours was this cute.

...and my newest niece is due November 14th, and because of work constraints, I won't be there to welcome her into the world. Lame.

My nieces are my favorite.

Monday, September 29, 2008


I admit it. I didn't find this love letter by Beethoven on my own. It was quoted in the Sex in the City movie (which, I also admit, is a guilty pleasure of mine). Neverthelss...I love it, and would absolutely melt if it was ever quoted/written towards me.

...the woes of being a hopeless romantic I suppose.

Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us - I can live only wholly with you or not at all - Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits - Yes, unhappily it must be so - You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart - never - never - Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life - Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men - At my age I need a steady, quiet life - can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mailcoach goes every day - therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once - Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together - Be calm - love me - today - yesterday - what tearful longings for you - you - you - my life - my all - farewell. Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.

ever thine
ever mine
ever ours

Monday, September 22, 2008

My new favorite Sandals worship song...

There's a new song we've just begun singing at Sandals called "Oh death, where is your sting?" It has been rocking my world, and this past Sunday, as Pastor Matt talked about washing our hands and purifying our hearts, the chorus of this song just brought so much peace and joy to my heart. Even when I stumble, when I fall, He is my redeemer.

'Cause my Jesus is my fortress and in Him there is no shame...
Even the worst in me has been redeemed,
so every saint can say,
Great is the Lord, who took my sin away.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Obama...A message for you sir.

This is probably one of the greatest commercials for President hopeful John McCain that I've ever seen.
I love it.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'm not a Donald Miller fan.

But I do, however, LOVE this passage from Blue Like Jazz.
It is beautiful, honest, and real. I hope to emulate this in my relationship currently, and for the rest of my life. Selfless love...the way Christ inexplicably loves me.

I will give you this, my love, and I will not bargain or barter any longer. I will love you, as sure as He has loved me. I will discover what I can discover and though you remain a mystery, save God's own knowledge, what I disclose of you I will keep in the warmest chamber of my heart, the very chamber where God has stowed Himself in me. And I will do this to my death, and to death it may bring me.
I will love you like God, because of God, mighted by the power of God. I will stop expecting your love, demanding your love, trading for you love, gaming for you love. I will simply love. I am giving myself to you, and tomorrow I will do it again. I suppose the clock itself will wear thin its time before I am ended at this altar of dying and dying again.
God risked Himself on me. I will risk myself on you. And together, we will learn to love, and perhaps then, and only then, understand this gravity that drew Him, unto us.