PaulxDavid

Me, my life and the things I enjoy!

Silent Night… (Taken with instagram)
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Fun at the mall…  (Taken with instagram)
High School (check) Bachelors (check) Masters (check) BAM!!!!!!  (Taken with instagram)

1 John 4:8 (NIV)
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:8 (NIV)

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Cowboy Breakfast!  via PhotoToaster, using these settings.
Love, love, love… (Taken with instagram)
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I have been dreaming of love my entire life…
Love true, love pure,  without a condition attached or change required…
Love that goes  beyond any ‘feeling’ or ‘desire’…
Understanding in pain &  strength through struggle…
Life has this way of taking you for a  ride…
God welcomes & allows it all to usher in his bride…
Gods son the one  who’s life was given…
The ultimate act, the ultimate example…
A  lesson in Love, vast, grand, yet attainable, simple…
Lessons learned, decisions pondered, choices made, seasons change…
clarity in truth, in this, in what I must do…
I must give myself to this love so perfect and pure, so true…
Sometimes the moment itself speaks louder than any words or feelings can express…

“Today will pass away, but what you learn will last the rest of your life”

—   Me
Thank you Kellogg’s for stepping it up & making my favorite cereal that much better!!! :-) (Taken with instagram)

For Today…

As I finish up the last 3 weeks of my graduate studies, I face an acknowledgment from within that the last six years of being in school has taken up a great deal of my time, thoughts, and attention.  This time of processing and learning has been well spent and the investment into myself and into furthering my knowledge and capacity in understanding has been well worth the subsequent costs, mentally, emotionally and financially.  I find myself relieved on a number of levels to be done with school though… 

My Mom has been supporting and encouraging me within the end of my educational goals to take advantage of the time I may find myself with once I am finished.  She has been a champion of me and who I am as a person.  She has encouraged me to focus on three incredibly important aspects of who I am as I move forward, my Mind, my Body, and my Soul.  The reality of caring this much for myself, that I would commit time & attention to specific aspects related at focusing on me is daunting. I find it much easier to dismiss myself and pour into others, but I know that God is working and that he is stirring inside of me an understanding of love and passion that will go beyond my own understanding. 

Today an unlikely conversation fell upon my day, which had been seemingly planned out to consist of cleaning and listening to music.  This conversation in my opinion will directly affect the next season of my life in a number of ways. The first being my mind…( which is the first of the focuses my Mom has encouraged me within)… A man showed up at my door, with wisdom & love, and he poured it onto me today… In the end it led to these thoughts and conclusions…

I find my mind often drifting and wondering, lacking in belief or even allowing me to feel, as if I am absent in something I have not quite attained.  A belief in a sense that I am not good enough or that I will not amount to being ‘worth it’… I find these thoughts aligning with what I see going on around me in the world.  I was reminded today that my basis for comparison is not this world, but my father in heaven, my creator, the one who has dreamed out my life & my future. 

The key word is ‘future’, my past cannot determine who I am today, and I cannot live in the past or hold myself to past mistakes.  My past does not define who I am, but tells a story of how I became who I am.  God defines who I am & who I am today is what matters the most.

Live for today… Don’t leave anything with yesterday or for tomorrow…

Today I am his & he is my beloved, his banner over me is love…

Today I have a son, I live as his father, & I live to love him more…

Today I live true, as a husband for a wife I do not yet have…

Today I have a choice, and I will have another each day that follows…

Today I am who I am, just as God made me & that is simply enough…