Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Thursday, August 21, 2008

love...



Last night I attended Grace Gospel Fellowship, there was a guest speaker, Jeanne Fowler. She wrote the book Peter’s Lullaby. She was a victim of child abuse, she is now a child abuse survivor. God is using her story for His glory.

Children are near and dear to my heart, I happen to love teenagers. LOVE THEM. Even the ones who seem unlovable. Those are the ones I love the most. Of course I have my favorites (but I really do love them all).

She spoke yesterday. She spoke of heartache and loss, but she also spoke of people who made a difference in life… because they loved her. They showed her love in more than just words. Her story has affected many people, and I would be that her story has affected thousands of children.

I can't tell you how the story of this woman has touched my heart. My heart aches for children who are in foster care, that's part of it, but not all of it. Sometimes 'the world' seems too big to conquer, like one person can't make a difference. But one person can. I think of her 'Aunt Bea' the one safe place this woman knew as she grew up, the one person who loved her. She taught her how to love. I know the story is so much bigger than Aunt Bea, but she's what I can't stop thinking about. This ONE lady loved this ONE child, and now children, gazillions of them are affected because of this LOVE. Sometimes I wonder, can I really make a difference. Just me. But I think if I've got nothing else, I've got love. And that's enough.

I can't do a lot of things, and we won't go into all the things I can't do. I think today, and everyday, I'll think of the one thing I can do... I can love.

One life at a time. I'll love.
“By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.”- Psalm 42:8
I love this song, two different versions... both beautiful




And by the way... if you get the chance, buy the book support the cause of loving children.

So Small by Carrie Underwood
What you got if you ain't got love
the kind that you just want to give away
It's okay to open up
go ahead and let the light shine through
I know it's hard on a rainy day
you want to shut the world out and just be left alone
But don't run out on your faith

'Cause sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand
What you've been up there searching for
forever is in your hands
When you figure out love is all that matters after all
It sure makes everything else
seem so small

It's so easy to get lost inside
a problem that seems so big at the time
it's like a river thats so wide
it swallows you whole
While you sit around thinking about what you can't change
and worrying about all the wrong things
time's flying by
moving so fast
you better make it count 'cause you can't get it back

Sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand
What you've been up there searching for
forever is in your hands
When you figure out love is all that matters after all
It sure makes everything else
Seem so small

Sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand
What you've been up there searching for
forever is in your hands
When you figure out love is all that matters after all
It sure makes everything else
Oh it sure makes everything else
Seem so small

1 comment:

Becky said...

wanted to say..
i love you!