Monthly Archives: February 2013

What Equals Love?

As he/she entered the room, he/she stared in my direction like what seemed like forever. That means a crush is on, right? Love must be in the air.

Not my scenario but  something that I just came up with as I sit here pondering what love really looks like. I know that there are different kinds of love, but how can you tell that it is what it is?

Do some of us read too deeply into other people reactions when we want to be something more or to feel special?

Is a hug just a hug just a hug when we want someone to touch us?

Is sex just sex when we might think this is what love is about even as an emptiness engulfs us?

Are words just words just words when we want something that would touch our hearts and not our ears?

“Hope is wishing for a thing to come true: faith is believing that it will come true.” Norman Vincent Peale 🙂

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How Do You Handle Truth?

Have you ever seen A Few Good Men? In the movie Tom Cruise’s character goes, “I want the truth.” Jack Nicholson’s character responds, “You can’t handle the truth!” What ever happened to Mr. Cruise? Blame Top Gun for me thinking that he was an okay actor. I digress. Sorry.

How many of us are that way? Hopefully not all the time, perhaps never, but how many of us are faced with reality, not some airbrushed way of seeing things, but the true colors of how things really are? We might know what the truth is but we just do not want someone else to tell us.

And if and when they do, what is your reaction?

Does truth equal fear or freedom?  Right now I am thinking of Fleetwood Mac’s Tell Me Lies

“In building Christian character, beware of two great enemies: the world and self!” from Grace and Truth Magazine 🙂

Can You Master Yourself?

D. L. Moody once said that he had never met someone that gave him trouble as himself. That led me to think about self-discipline, which led me to think about mastering ourselves.

We constantly are making choices in our lives, some that will last with us for awhile and others, well others that will just float on by. But sometimes, are we strong enough to make the right ones? Those that are and will be good for us? Have we reached a point where we can master our feelings and actions? Or if we cannot master our feelings, then take control of our actions?

Last part of this blog block later. 🙂

“It takes commitment to win. If you’re not committed you won’t be able to put up with the aggravation. You’ll get to the point where it’s just too much hassle and frustration and you’d rather be doing something else.” Dennis Conner 🙂

 

Are You Fat With An Excuse?

No one is ever going to be just one size. An “ideal” weight is not set in concrete, well it should not be. Some people have medical reasons for putting on weight, but for those that do not, what is the excuse for adding on the unnecessary excess?

No rudeness or coldness in that question, just curiosity.

“Let him who wants to move and convince others be first moved and convinced himself.” Thomas Carlyle 🙂

Who Are You Pleasing?

Do you know why?

“Real education should educate us out of self into something finer – into selfishness which link us with all humanity.” Viscountess Nancy Astor 🙂