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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Stirring

I have recently become amazingly aware at how important it is to recognize and seek out the things that stir your soul. God has made us all so unique and different, it is easy to start comparing yourself to others, but it is great to embrace those differences. Christopher and I had a date night last night and talked about all the differences we have as well as our similarities.
I have been comparing myself to others lately and feeling pretty disappointed that I didn't have the same types of passions or hobbies or goals, and wondering what it is that I do have.

Well, God, being so gracious, has shown me a number of things lately to remind me of what stirs me and makes me ME.
I love my family and the precious time I have with them, but time to myself is important too.
I love the tenderness God shows through tears.
I love the beauty of God's creation and the way the warm sun beats down on me warming me to the core.
I love the quiet...beautiful, peaceful, tranquil quiet
I love creative, bold, colorful Art, art that you can see the inspiration pouring out of it.

There are many other things that I enjoy and like to do, but so far these are the things that stir me. I hope that more will be revealed as I journey further down the road.
Oh yeah, and I love chocolate ;) dark, delectible, rich chocolate. mmmmmm

I would love to hear some of the things that stir you and make you who you are. What a creative and loving God we serve.

2 comments:

suzannah said...

you are so precious! i love the idea of a stirring in one's soul--what a great image.

i'm gonna have to ponder that a bit...

love you, and your husband, and your monkey:)

Elissa said...

I'm so glad you included the chocolate in the list!

I've been wanting to remind you, now this may sound silly, but - you love love. What I mean by that is you have always oozed a love for others that expresses itself through amazing encouragement (in fact, most often, when I hear that word it brings your face to mind!) as well as sheer joy at life that you love sharing with others. That has been true since the day I met you and continues to this day!

As for me, seeing the gift of redemption played out in someone's life moves me in ways unspeakable.

That, and the beauty that is perfect harmonies in any sort of musical piece.

Love you, girl!!