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Forgiveness sets the heart free

April 25, 2012 Leave a comment
A broken heart is the tomb of a dying man.
But a heart full of merry can make him careless just as much
Love and life have one thing in common; “nothing is certain”.
We live, but brace ourselves for the day when death will strike
We love, but brace ourselves for the inevitable heartbreak.
Why then do we allow ourselves to be engrossed in vengeance?
The pain and discomfort that comes with it,
The lack of hope, and the desperation to hurt others…
And make them go though turmoil,
Just because we feel that they deserve to;
Just because we think they should feel the same pain we felt?

 

No human is perfect; no man was born a saint
And to err is to man; we can’t take back what’s already done.
But we can change the direction the aftermath takes.
Every action puts us in a position where we can make a choice.
It is this choice that makes us powerful.
We have no control over what has been,
Even though we have been hurt by the people close to us,
It doesn’t justify if we try our best to make their lives miserable.
We gain nothing but more pain, mystery, and mistrust
But we have control over our future
Because we know we have all the cards in our hands.
And the beauty of it is; No one else is in control; we are.

 

Our past doesn’t define our future.
And we certainly can’t make other people pay;
Pay for the sins of people who didn’t deserve our loyalty
No one goes into something they know they will fail;
But when they do, they pick themselves up, dust off and move on.
Otherwise so many of us would never be where we are today.
It’s unfortunate that we go through situations we had rather hadn’t
But it’s even bad enough that we get judged by those moments forever.
One mistake done is a lesson learnt; once bitten twice shy.
Love is treasure, a gift, a moment in time when we look back and feel good,
Love is patient, its kind, but it’s also forgiving.
We have only one life to live; it will be stupid to waste it away in vengeance.
 
xoxo

When you say nothing at all by Ronan Keating

March 15, 2012 Leave a comment
It’s amazing how you can speak right to my heart;
Without saying a word you can lighten up the dark;
Try as I may I can never explain,
What I hear when you don’t say a thing…

 

The smile on your face; lets me know that you need me
There’s a look in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you’ll catch me whenever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all

 

All day long I can hear people taking out loud
But when you holding me, you drown out the crowd
Try as they may they can never define
What’s being said between your heart and mine…

 

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you’ll catch me whenever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all

Mother loses legs saving her children from tornado

March 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Photo courtesy of The Courier-Journal

When we see a good act, we applause; when we see an extraordinary act, we honor. Such is the case of and Indiana mom who threw herself on top of her children so she could shield them from a massive tornado that wrecked their home.

Stephanie Decker is a 36-year-old Indiana mother of two, Domnic, 8, and Reese, 5, who she managed to protect, through losing lost parts of both her legs in the process. Her two children walked away without a scratch, causing the father of the two boys, Joe Decker to term it a miracle.

“What I told her was, ‘You’re alive and you get to see your kids grow up,’” ………. “If you look in the basement, there’s no way anybody should have lived, let alone two kids who don’t have a scratch on them.”

He explained how he had sent his wife a text telling her that the radar was showing a tornado was headed directly for their home. Then he confirmed that his wife had arrived at their home a few minutes earlier then she’d taken their kids to the basement; “then just she stopped texting me,” he said, “She was on top of them.”

According to reports by the The Courier-Journal, Stephanie is in stable condition at University Hospital in Lousiville.

Categories: Life, Love

Whitney Houston’s Mother, Cissy Houston, Writes Touching Letter To Her Daughter

February 24, 2012 2 comments

Even with Whitney Houston’s passing two weeks ago, our hearts are still heavy with grief and remorse. This is not to be least expected of Whitney’s family, whose firm Christian foundation lingers still, and believe that their baby, mother, sister and friend is with Jesus.

When Aretha Franklin, a close friend of the Houston’s, said that Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mom, taught her daughter well, we agreed without any hesitation. Whitney’s Christian faith was founded firmly in the New Hope Baptist ChurchNewark, where her career was founded as she served as a soloist in the junior gospel choir. And with a mother that held the gospel music industry intrigued by her awesome music, Whitney just had to grow into the sensational singer she was.

In a recent development, Cissy Houston, who is still mourning her daughter, has written this very moving tribute to Whitney below.

Love

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment
When you are in love nothing else matters.
You think everyone is as happy as you are;
Even the sky seems brighter than yesterday.
It is that force of nature that causes you to care, yet reject.
Love will make you discover things you never knew you can do.
Rare talents and new hobbies are created then.
Yes, Love will give you so much power, so much security, nothing else will matter.

 

Love makes you so soft, you’d rather hurt but your partner is safe.
Love draws power from the heart; and the heart is all powerful.
There has never been a meaning enough for love.
No amount of words has defined love; if I start now I won’t be any correct.

 

But I guess love is a feeling; not an action.
Love is what you feel when you look at your child or parent;
It is what you feel when you look at your fiancé.
Love makes you so insecure you want to guard it all the time.
Love makes you paranoid; it gives you illusions of what isn’t.

 

With love, one wrong feels bad, ten wrongs don’t get any worse.
With love, tears are a river, happiness is a lifetime.
With love, forgiveness is eternal, it’s endless.
With love, fighting only shows that you care.

 

How profound this feeling is, it has no concrete characterization.
Yet we have the strength to feel and to offer it.
Sometimes it’s almost painful to love, yet we won’t stop loving…..
Because it is God’s gift to us; it’s that feeling that makes us human.
xoxo
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What happened to love?

October 31, 2011 Leave a comment

The topic of Love is the one thing that has left the world shifting uncomfortably. To start with, Parents are key players in what our children grow up into believing love is.

Eucharista Ward (2009) once said “We do our children no favor by keeping them near, coddling them, or showing them off to adult visitors. Not that a nursemaid does not sometimes spoil them. But the greatest favor we can do our children is to give visible example of love and esteem to our spouse. As they grow up, they may then look forward to maturity so they too can find such love.”

Hence the question, “what do we want our children to grow up into? Believing in? Should they shun love or should they embrace it?

If love is the basis for building families, then why do men hit their wives? Why are there street children? Where is the love that bound these two beings together?

1st Corinthians 13:4-8…..“4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” New International Version (NIV)……

What happened to love being this overwhelming feeling that took over both men and women and made marriage worth considering?

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