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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Here's What I Love!

I love it when you figure out that you are not the only one stuggling with things in this life and that, after all, you are almost NORMAL! That's what I love.

I love friends who are not afraid to admit that they struggle too and they will write you e-mails or call you just to give you one BIG "AMEN SISTER CAN I GET A WITNESS I AM RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE AND I THANK GOD I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE!" Oh, I love that. People who are REAL!

I also love it when God works things for His good (like He promised in His Word! Hello!!!!!! Why does it surprise me EVERY time?? huh?) and He shows up in such clear and amazing ways that I just have to sit down and shut up.

And I love when God speaks directly from His Word to MY situation that I think no one on the planet even cares about. The God of Creation and the God of the Universe pays attention to my little, insignificant self and He cares. I really love that.

I love chocolate.

I love my husband who just makes me laugh.

I love my Caroline.

I love church. And I love it when somebody that I have never noticed before in church just stands up in worship and praises the Lord. I LOVE to see people unashamedly lift their hands to the Father as they surrender any pride and just plain worship. I LOVE worship. I love to worship God.

I love not cooking.

I love comfy jeans and comfy pj's.

I love friends who call just to say, "Hey, are you cooking? What are you cooking? Do you like cooking?"

I love to shop.

I love my mom and dad.

I love friends who DO cook and then invite me over. I really love that.

I love it when kids are outside all day and they run and play and get so tired that they can hardly stand up. I love when they have so much fun with friends that they can't stop talking about all that they did and they feel totally accepted and unjudged and... well, like a kid. I love it that they make up games and get mad when someone doesn't follow the rules because they didn't know the rules because they made up the game.. just a minute ago.

I don't really know why I wrote this down. I love the fact that I have the freedom to do so. I also love that I am at the point in my life where I only care about what God thinks. I don't really care if people think I am conservative, weird or a Jesus freak. I love that God has shown me who I am in Him and that He is all that I need.

What do you love?

I love you!

4 comments:

JenB said...

Well, I love that I can call my friend from another state and she will put Taco Bell on hold to talk to me from the parking lot! Even if I'm not there to eat a chicken soft taco with her! And she will laugh with me (maybe AT me) over life-with-kids-stuff that just HAPPENS. And chocolate. I love chocolate.

Melissa said...

well, I love that my friend CAN call me and DOES call me just to tell me life-with-kids-stuff and she isn't afraid to be real about how hard it is sometimes. And I love my friend. And I love milkshakes from Steak 'n' Shake. And I love that my kid is in the tub singing B-I-N-G-O at the top of her lungs. With a big hairbow in her hair. It makes me smile. I love to smile.

Emily said...

This is a good post--it makes me think that life is more happy than all of that serious stuff of yesterday's post :)

I love that my kids are both in bed right now sleeping peacefully and smelling good after their baths. I love that my husband will be home from his trip tomorrow! I love that I am so tired I can't think right now and will have to finish my thoughts tomorrow.

Melissa said...

don't you think we need to do this everyday?! We need to think of the things that we love and focus on those blessings instead of the hard things all the time. It's hard and we get in a rut because the hard stuff takes more time and energy. It's still something that can steal our joy and that is not how God intended it!!