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)

Saturday, May 19, 2012


I was driving to Detroit this morning, and then I got about 1/2 mile away and thought "OH NO It's flower weeekend".  Thankfully it was 7am and almost everyone is probably still sleeping.  I normally like flower weekend, I take my time there breathe in,but today I had stuff to do!

I FINALLY found a parking spot, man I wonder what it's gonna be like at noon! From the time I shut my car door to the time I opened it...  11 minutes!  I walked quickly to my favorite vendors, and then BAM, i was out.  Stopped at Billy's Starbucks (mack & woodward), but he wasn't there :/ then headed over to Avalon.  Got a bunch of goodies (did I ever tell you that I LOVE LOVE LOVE that place?!?).

On my way home I started saying outloud 'my thankfuls'.  I was thinking about my gram who I know loved me, but sometimes I know she thought I was a kook (and I've only gotten worse since she went to be with Jesus), I was thanking God for giving me a spirit that believes I can do it even when it's hard (and even when no one else believes I can!)...

My list was so long!  I'm a blessed gal.  My list went on and on.  I am not who I want to be, but I sure am not who I used to be!

Can you believe God got up on that cross for me?  (and you!) and He loves us!  He loves us when we mess up, He loves us when we come running to Him, He loves us in our joy and sadness!  He never leaves us!  He's our Abba!  Our Almighty!  He's our EVERYTHING!

So good!

Phil 4:4-9 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

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