Sunday, October 28, 2007

life is life

Life is life.
Life is seasons.
Life is ups.
Life is downs.
Life is full and overflowing.
Life is empty and dry.

I love life.
I believe in LIVING life.
Not half-heartedly.
But full on, going for life.
It doesn't always look like I think it should.

I think we get too caught up in life going perfectly.
Believe me, I LIKE it when life goes perfectly.
Like in a story book. Or a homeschool convention speaker's family.

But life does not go perfectly.
Life is life.
More than that.
Our life is life AFTER the Fall.
It will NEVER be perfect until He comes.
Heaven coming to Earth - to STAY.

So until then, there are ebbs and flows.
There are tests and trials.
There is mundane more than epiphany.

This is my story.
This is my Lifesong.
It will sing to Him.
He is worthy of my journey of Life.


reallyniceday said...

I've made my vows too.

Let's go for this thing. Life. It's gonna be worth it.

ConservaChick said...

WOW! Did you write this???

This line "There is mundane more than epiphany" spoke to me BIG time.

Thanks for sharing. ~Karlie

~Java Mama~ said...

From one Javamama to another... great post! Life is definetly all of those and more and I sit in wait untill He comes to bring us home out of this life and into eternal life of perfect love with Him but until then let us embrace the journey!

JOYfully in Him,

Christin said...

I'm guessing that homeschool convention speaker person irked you pretty good, eh?

Yep. Life will never be perfect. But thankfully we can trust that our God's heart is so perfectly *for us* in the midst of it all.

I like Matt Redman's song "You give and take away but my heart will choose to say Blessed be your name!" Your words reminded me of it when you said "This is my lifesong". yeah. Me least I hope.

javamamma said...

Yeah, I wrote this, Karlie. In a moment of 'Ecclesiastes' on a Sunday morning.

Christin: Nah, it wasn't THIS home school convention speaker. It's that whole 'culture'. I grew up in it. I understand it and it nauseates me...every time I get a whiff of it.

blue thistle books said...

Ah yes the ups and downs. I try to be content with the downs, most of the time) because that is when I grow. Although it can be hard to swallow in my stubborn old self.

A very insightful post.

P.S. Thanks for turning me on to the Caramel Macchiato!

Christin said...

*laughing* Hoping you aren't making a sweeping generalization! 'Cause may not want to be my friend anymore. Not that I claim to be of ahomeschooling "culture"...but I do confess to *gasp* homeschool.

So is the "We're better than you" mentality that gets to you? I mean, cause really...when it all comes down to it...I AM better. *laughing*

Obviously, I'm kidding and SO hope you can SEE the sarcasm oozing in that one. But seriously, is that the deal?

Christin said...

And just in case you don't want to make your blog to be about answering my questions. I know, I know...everything can't always be about me. the nerve. *wink*

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