your day, my love

December 8, 2011 1 comment

My dear Ester, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I don’t know what I’d do without you and I’m not willing to try to imagine.
I pray this new year is as special for you as every day is for me when I’m with you.
I love you! Happy birthday and…ummm…party hard. šŸ˜‰

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun.Ā  Enjoy the trip.Ā  ~Author Unknown

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a simple life–dedicated to a friend

November 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Iā€™d like to share my thoughts on a simple life.

Recently I went with my family on holiday. The place we chose is a old-style farm house by a small lake, 40km from any of the modern conveniences we’ve grown to depend on- such as internet access, cell phone reception, and supermarkets.

The one thing we had was an old canoe, sitting by the edge of the lake. The prospect of gliding round the lake-obviously like a pro-excited me, and canoeing is easy enough to learn, right?

Skip forward: Yes, I’m on the lake, and yes, I am making forward progress somewhat like gliding, and YES, my arms are sore and I’ve got a mere smattering of dry patches on my clothes. Am I loving it?

Absolutely.

After a few days of sailing my canoe-ship bravely round the lake with my girlfriend and my family, it dawned on me; simplicity is what happiness is all about. Life is for living, and I think most of us have the wrong idea of what living can be worth.

“Feel Alive” by Metanoya words it this way: take a walk and look outside-breathe the air; feel good inside…there’s more to life than life defined by what the living call “alive.”

Over and over I’ve heard and been told that what matters often cannot be measured or quantified in obvious ways. Still, I get attached to my favorite music, TV show, game, or pet project to the point that I neglect the things and people that matter most. Last night, however, I experienced the truth of those words, when I found out that a friend of mine passed away. So young, so full of life, but she’s gone.

Well, she may be gone, but her legacy remains. She gave me her time and friendship when I needed it. She spoke kind words to everyone-whether they returned the favour or not. I never heard a complaint or foul word pass her lips, and she gave me hope that I could live the same.

She was instrumental in starting an effective and still growing humanitarian missionary project in The Congo. She gave selflessly of herself when most others-including myself-were occupied with our own worries and with “getting a life.”

Now I think I see what it truly means to get a life. It means to give a life…our own, in pursuit not only of our own happiness, but of those who need our help and compassion.

So honestly, I don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my friend. Her family can be truly proud to know she lives on in myself and many others, and she shines on in the beautiful realms of heaven.

I once heard it said, “live each day as if it were your last, because one day you’ll be right.”

Not to say we should fret about the future, not at all. But I believe we should live FOR the future, and not only for the “urgent” things of today.

I must go now; I’m taking life for a glide.

three words, two hearts, one love.

September 19, 2011 4 comments

It’s happening at last! It’s in motion, and time is ticking at a constant (slow :D) speed towards the event!

Which event?

My dear, sweet, funny, and crazy girlfriend has booked her plane ticket for a couple weeks from now. Words cannot describe the wonderful feeling I get from such a wonderful woman. To know it’s actually coming into place and I will be by her side at last, is a feeling that I am going to hold on to, and in fact, not share. (no offense) šŸ˜€Ā  It’s like knowing you’ve gained the treasure of a thousand ships, the fame of a thousand illustrious persons, the chocolate from a zillion stores. šŸ˜€ –and then, it’s MORE.

I’ll keep you posted, if I’m not too busy eating my zillion chocolates with her. šŸ™‚ šŸ˜€

writing the second verse

August 28, 2011 Leave a comment

A new pastor was visiting the homes of his parishioners.

At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door. Therefore, he took out a card and wrote “Revelation 3:20″ on the back of it and stuck it in the door.

When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, Genesis 3:10.”

Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter.

WHY?

(YOU look it up! šŸ˜€ šŸ˜‰ )

talented?

August 25, 2011 1 comment
The authorities were leading a priest, a drunkard and an engineer to the guillotine. They asked the priest if he wanted to face up or down when he meets his fate.The priest said that he would like to face up so that he will be looking toward heaven when he dies. So, they raise the blade of the guillotine, release it and it comes speeding down and suddenly stops just inches from his neck.

The authorities take this as divine intervention and release the priest.

Next the drunkard comes to the guillotine. He also decides to die face up hoping that he will be as fortunate as the priest. They raise the blade of the guillotine, release it and it comes speeding down and suddenly stops just inches from his neck.

So, the authorities release the drunkard as well.

Next is the engineer. He also decides to die facing up. They slowly raise the blade of the guillotine when suddenly the engineer shouts, “WAIT!!!ā€¦ I think the problem is right there where the cable is binding!!!”


riddle for the day

August 24, 2011 1 comment

A riddle for the day:

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a big one.

Michael J. Fox has a small one.

Madonna doesn’t have one.

The Pope has one but doesn’t use it.

Clinton uses his all the time.

Mickey Mouse has an unusual one.

Liberace never used his on women.

Jerry Seinfeld is very, very proud of his.

Cher claims that she took on 3.

We never saw Lucy use Desi’s.

What is it? Answer below! (this is pretty good )

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The answer is: “A Last Name.”

šŸ˜‰

one half

August 21, 2011 Leave a comment

We were given: two hands to hold, two legs to walk, two eyes to see, and two ears to listen. But now, why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else, for us to find.