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)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gimme 5

My 5 words came from Pat… I love this kind of stuff… I don’t know why, but I do… I'll give you 5 if you want me to.


I love taking pictures, I don’t necessarily like being in them, but then sometimes I’m sorry that I wasn’t in them because no one would know I was there. I used to like being in them when I was thin, now I look and say “yuck”. I love taking pics of Phyllis and I have so many in the house, I don’t ever replace an old picture with a new one, I just get a new frame and smash it on an already over crowded table.


I love cooking (and eating!). I love making people their favorite foods. And usually if you tell me once, I’ll remember you like it, and if it’s a special occasion I will make sure it’s there. That also means I always have too much food because I like ot make sure everyone has their favorite. I think of my Aunt Dee who cooked people’s favorite when they would come to visit. I love to make people smile, even in little things like cookies or cakes or whatever. That’s also why I make so many different cookies, everyone can have their favorite.


I never really knew this meant that much to me until I dated someone who didn’t have any. I’ll tell you, to find pictures and emails (BAD ONES) they sent to other women blew me out of my socks. To pretend to be one person and then be someone completely different, holy moly. I expect honesty and integrity. Adam says your character is more important than your talent, how true. I remember an issue a while ago, my friend was in the middle of, details don’t matter, but she has so much integrity that she said she’d turn in her own sister! WOW!! That blew me away and gave me something to strive towards.


An under-rated city. Beautiful history and beautiful buildings. Her beauty often goes undetected. She is quiet and loud at the same time (like me). She is a place that people are often scared of, and her jewels are hidden. I love discovering her treasures, she is calming and exciting. She can light up your life or break your heart. She gives you so many opportunities to bless her, so that you can be blessed. Her heart is as big as her potholes. God reigns her. She will never be defeated. She is beautiful.


I love quiet, but not for too long. I know that in my life it is a necessary thing, I know that God calls me to hush and listen, especially when I don’t want to. I have a sign in my dining room (and at my desk at work) that says ‘Take time for the quiet moments, because the world is loud, and God whispers”. Quiet makes me nervous. But I know I need it. I need to rest in order to do what God has intended for me to do. When it’s quiet, sometimes God speaks to me about things I just don’t want to deal with, and if I’m busy I can use that as an excuse not to work on it.


Pat said...

Wow! These five random I picked for you really suited you. Each one was so good, I loved it!

Constance said...

QUIET-that's a tough one for me. I am so used to the volume in my life being on HIGH! Our Pastor recently challenged us to turn the volume off and to start listening to God. It's not as easy as it sounds!