For me, this is long overdue. I’m not sure why I’ve been keeping my love for Amy Grant a secret on this blog. Maybe I thought it unnecessary what with the mulatto diaries vlog #72 thanking God for Amy Grant through tears and laughter. It just doesn’t seem right though. The obsession has faded, the nostalgia and admiration remain. The blog seems incomplete without some sort of acknowledgement. So here it is.
Finding one’s way, learning to value the truth as a nonnegotiable plumb line, experiencing the consequences of violating the laws of nature or the laws of the Spirit, exercising free will, and realizing one’s own impact on and in the world- these are all included in the sometimes painful lessons of life, and most of these must be learned firsthand.- Amy Grant
This is trust: doing what you believe you are called to do and trusting that God will provide. But here’s where it gets personal: God provides through people. Am I willing to be connected to the people in my world, the people at work, the people in my house, the people I encounter in everyday patterns of living? Am I open to the possibility of my life, my gifts, touching another life? My life touching another, the domino effect of God’s goodness rippling through so many other lives, is a powerful, far-reaching concept.
You can still cut loose and have a great time, but part of you has to say, “I will take life with open eyes and a thinking mind, and not as self-centered as I was as a child”. When you start looking at life that way you realize that issues on every level on every continent do have an effect on your life.
If you went to your closet today, would you pull out the same outfit you wore 10 or 15 years ago? You wear feelings and faith differently as well.
But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.
You do your best, you do all this stuff, but the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God`s unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they`ll have confidence to persevere in life.
(Best Christmas album EVER!)
To me, the human experience does involve a great deal of anguish. It’s joyful, but it’s bittersweet. I just think that’s life.
Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there`s shadow – no, not just shadow, but fullness. You`ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that`s real.