Violent Love

When I say here’s my heart Lord

I don’t say it with my arms weakly at my sides

In a whisper that can only be heard by myself

But

With my arms stretching so high to the heavens that it is almost a strain

And with a shout so desperate and passionate that it sounds like a cry

Rather than normal speech

When I say here’s my heart Lord

I so intensely want my heart in Your hands

My heart changed and molded by You

That I would rip it out of my chest and give it into Your hands

Because I know that is where it would be better taken care of

 

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Dear Younger me, Careful with Those Hearts

Dear Younger me,

I know it feels good to be liked by someone. Well… sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t.

You may get a high off it. It might boost your ego. However, if you do not return any romantic interest towards them, STOP!

Their feelings are much much more important than your self-esteem.

I promise you, there is no such thing as harmless flirting. The best thing you can do is be transparent, always be honest in the way you conduct yourself.

Don’t wait until it’s too late and you’ve allowed someone’s heart strings to be tugged at.

 

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Minor Musings During Movies: Samwise

I want to be a friend like Samwise Gamgee.

I can be compassionate, loving, kind, and many other things to my friends, but there always comes a time where I wish I got something in return, I wish my compassion was acknowledged, I wish it was reciprocated. But Sam, he doesn’t care. He loyally follows Frodo from the Shire to Mordor with nothing in return. He shares his hopes with Frodo, he watches over him, he loves him.

Even when Frodo tells Sam to go away, Sam returns, knowing full well that Frodo may not want him there. And again, in the end, Sam is one of the greatest heroes of the story, yet where is the acknowledgement for him…where is, even, the excited reunion from the other fellowship members.

Yes, I’d like to be a friend like Sam. Pouring out myself completely with no expectation ever of anything in return. Doing it out of humble love.

Dear Younger Me, Only He Can

 

Dear Younger me,

You’re going to wish you’re married long before you are.

But, please don’t waste one second of your single years agonizing over not being married. Use them wisely. Live fully.

These years will never come again. God is the only one who can change your relationship status, so leave it to Him and serve Him to the fullest.

 

It will be worth the wait.

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