Having Eyes That See (Life Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Exploring Art and Culture (Chinese New Year)

The more we continue...

Exploring Art and Culture

the more we continue to

learn
expand

and

grow

together


   
 
 

Chinese New Year
2018 Year of the Dog
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Monday, February 12, 2018

With This Ring

"How many carats?"

someone once asked...
referring to my wedding ring

and I thought it was a rather odd question
(for someone to ask)

because...
well...

"Carats? Carrots are vegetables"

but

this ring?
these rings?


These rings are symbols of promise

covenant
commitment
connection

and it has been 18 years now "with this ring"


and throughout these 18 years

on my best days
and worst

I realize that

it hasn't mattered
how many carats were on the ring my hand holds

what's mattered Winston
is that you were the one

right there

holding it

I love you and Happy Anniversary!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

These are the Best Days

I love days like this...
























days of
love and laughter

as we look back over pictures
marveling at how young we were and

saying to one another...

"I've given you the best years of my life"

and today you are 42

(which makes me smile)

double the age of when we fell in love
and I just need to say...

"I've given you the best years of my life"

my youth
my innocence
my "best days"

and I am so blessed by how you've warmly

received them
welcomed them

wrapped your love around them
and given them back to me

one by one
year by year

"You are giving me the best years of your life"

and I will

cling to them
cleave to them
cherish them

until we are both fully gray

so

Happy 42nd Birthday Winston

and here's to the next 42...

our new best years

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Reason I Married a Christian

Marriage is

important
sacred
hard

with silent forces seeking to

kill
steal
destroy

and since

some things are important
(while others are not)

we choose our battles wisely

knowing our common enemy
knowing our uncommon God

knowing
showing
proving

that no matter what...

we can always run back to Him
the point at which we always

agree

Monday, January 15, 2018

To a Generation of "Beef-Seeking" Vegans

You are...


a plant-based
clean eating
vegan

generation

writing
posting
commenting

to use

that power
those words

to start wars
(and end them)

igniting
passion

stirring up
indignation

starting
beef

with hopes that your words will

confront
challenge
change

the world


sharing thoughts and opinions to...

invite conversation
entice minds
incite riots

biting down on injustice
to make someone

feel something
say something
do something

to stop

the carnage
the slayage
the feasting

upon innocent flesh
everywhere

And although it's ironic
(here's something to chew on)

every generation before you

was also forced

to fight
to bite

so you should never apologize for the fact

that you
have had
to become

a generation

of

beef-seeking
vegans

Monday, January 8, 2018

Start Your Testimony Journal Today

You have...

a story
a testimony
a memory

that you need to document
and we've already covered

the what
and why

So grab your notebook and use these self-reflection questions to get you started...

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"Having Eyes That See"
Life Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God
click here to read my first lesson
"You Are My Child"

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Your God-Ordained Purpose

While others may...

plot
plan
play

they are absolutely
powerless

against your God-ordained
purpose


Lace up!

-Tondra Denise