Monday, May 24, 2010

the graduate

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be."

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."

“Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.”

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”

“A friend is a hand that is always holding yours, no matter how close or far apart you may be. A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care. A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart.”

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

the best brother in the whole world

Casey (my sweet baby brother),

I love you with my whole heart, more than words could ever express. We are both very protective of each other and would do anything for each other. We have a very special and unique relationship. We have grown up a lot, separately, but also together. You have become one of my best friends and someone that I know I can always count on. You are someone who I can tell my secrets to (and you wont tell mom and dad lol!). I know that you would stand by my side through anything. You would go to battle for me any day and I would do the same for you. We can laugh hysterically about the stupidest stuff...we just get each other. Thank you for being my amazing bigger little brother :).

I love you!

the purest and most simple love a person can ever know

I'm only human, and as a human I'm not perfect. I'm going to make mistakes, I'm going to fail, I'm going to be faced with tough decisions, I'm going to fall is inevitable. But I have a God who loves me. I have a God who forgives. I have a merciful God. I have a God that picks me up when I have fallen down. I'm so thankful for His love and grace on my life.

God and I spoke today

God knows me and He knows my heart! He knows my every wish, He knows my every thought, He know my every move, He knows my every sin. He created me. God gave me the chance to have a relationship with Him, a personal, deep, loving, fulfilling, powerful and trusting relationship. He knows just how to speak to me, He knows how to get my attention, He knows how to quiet me in the middle of all the noise and chaos. I'm grateful for his unconditional love. I'm a broken and sinful person. I have struggles and pains. I'm undeserving and worthless. Still He love me and comes to me in my times of need.

I know that nothing can fill me like the love of Jesus Christ. When I fall into temptation it can not fill me. It is worldly fulfillment that will ALWAYS leave you lost, broken and alone. I don't know why I still fall into the illusions that Satan puts in front of me. I want so hard to be able to reject them and follow the bright and narrow path that God has paved for me, but sometimes I go off the path and try to find my own footsteps in the sand, rather than walking with God's footsteps that are walking right next to me. But...even when I go off the path and try it on my own, God still walks with me, waiting for me to return to Him and continue my walk with Him. I always turn back to Him. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, sovereign and the truth. I want to know and live in the truth. I want to walk in the truth. I want to block out everything that is of this world. I want to fill myself with love; God's
enduring, perfect and unconditional love. The purest and most simplest love a person can ever know. His love is all I need!

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

Thursday, May 6, 2010

the Unrequited Love

Unrequited Love

by: Brittany Fehr

I embellish my body, but inside I'm breaking

this ephemeral love, only keeps my heart aching

your intense effrontery only hurts my feelings

I thought you were my counterpart but our two hearts are bleeding

make me quiet, diminish me of my strength

demur my love and watch my hands shake

i try to be furtive and not reveal to much

but my complaisant heart just wasn't strong enough

I consign this broken, burned, tattered, and beaten heart over to you

it's so restive, yet still beating, maybe you'll figure out what to do.