3:59 PM GMT
a message from Anonymous
Well thank you Anon! A lot of people up and left because I don’t post 100 bazillion things a minute, but it’s good to know that a few still remain to read my somewhat scattered offerings!
As for my denomination, the church I attend doesn’t like to stick itself in a category - the important thing is that we pursue an active relationship with God and love every minute of that chase!
That said, if you really must have some closure, and I were to say we hold our hands in the air when we sing and sometimes speak in a language that isn’t our mother tongue, does that help you have a little peace of mind?
the Lord bless and keep you, faceless friend.
You see me,
and You know me,
and You love me
through and through.
1:45 PM GMT
Don’t allow your experiences to shape your faith, but rather let your faith plot the course of your experiences.
3:49 PM GMT
Posts have been scant I grant you, but for those of you not jumping ship, hang in there.
There is much sharing to be done when I find ample time to collect my thoughts in their entirety and calm my synapses for long enough to pen them eloquently. Words I hope will encourage, challenge, motivate and entertain you if you will but grant me the patience and grace to persist in waiting to hear of such things.
In the meantime, please do send me any prayer requests or questions you might have about my faith, other aspects of life or anything at all; even if it’s about the taste of sprouts (I, er…genuinely know things on this matter)…I would love to hear from you.
Be blessed in abundance and know that God loves you as you are today and always!
11:02 AM GMT
February 14th 2014
February 14th - Valentine’s Day, right? Why not title the post thusly, Shaunski? Em & I spoke about this and we concurred that ‘Isolated Celebration of All We Strive For Every Single Day’ is a more apt, if unnecessarily wordy title. But I digress.
Having already spoken at various stages of the day, Emilie and I had previously arranged a Skype date for Valentine’s and agreed to dress ourselves up as we would if going to a nice restaurant or otherwise.
An hour or so into the date, we both felt like a short nap and promptly slept, still fully clothed and with Skype running, for around 5 hours. Given the time difference, when I awoke slightly after her, she was still there waiting for me to pick up where we left off.
This woman. My feels cannot fathom.
The best part is this; had our date not been spanning 5,000+ miles but involved elaborate plans of dancing and dining, Emilie would still be okay with appeasing a sudden urge from either of us to bail in the middle of those plans to go home and nap on the sofa together. She appreciates me so far beyond an imposed need to be anything other than exactly who I am.
God is overwhelmingly good to me. And He carries the very same desire to bless you and enjoy time with you. Yes, the Crafter of all creation. You may not have a partner in life or even an affection of any sort, and if such circumstance saddens or frustrates you I pray a peace and contentment over your heart and mind…but in the meantime, rather than searching for a heart to cherish for your own, why not simply cherish your own? You are worth loving yourself before you can effectively love anyone else.
Happy Isolated Celebration of All We Strive For Every Single Day Emilie, may it be the first of an abundance together under His hand.
5:49 PM GMT
plans set in motion,
grand schemes which cause
the heavens a joyul commotion,
a Father who oversees His delicate work
the celestial calm when all is bezerk,
One who heals the wrongs
and lights the heels,
a journeying path
His luminescence reveals
our travellers press on
as step follows stumble,
but neither can grumble,
the trials bring hardship
the test of true love,
but a vessel cannot sink
when it’s anchored above,
beyond the waves
and the foam of all fear,
the whirlpools of worry,
that draw helpless souls near,
their navigation unwavering
course beset by belief,
kept above the beneath."
11:34 PM GMT
Never forget their power.
The tip of your tongue holds the potential to unleash, through God, the very battalions of Heaven.
8:18 PM GMT
Slight struggles and sentimentality.
This week has been a difficult week by all accounts. No kidding.
Changes in routine, unpredictable shifts in daily life and a resurgence in mindsets and thoughts I thought I had long left dormant, which have brought about emotional tides that on a few occasions left those caught up bereft of true joy. A week that led me to lose sight of the myriad blessings God has bestowed upon me: breath, a job, family, relatively good health, the knowledge of His love and, most recently, a fantastic woman of God who not only dreams lofty dreams alongside me, but doesn’t condemn or judge the parts of me that are flawed and in need of work.
Emilie is something very special indeed.
The fact that I am going to visit her this year for sure is a day-lifter by all accounts and the reminder of her love, though manifested from over 5,000 miles away, is a reminder that speaks crystal clear cacophonies of affection.
Em, you are a beautiful thing and I am very excited to see what the Lord will do in you and in us.
*deep breath* It’s going to be okay.