Tuesday, July 25, 2006

inspiring words from another

"This is what I long for my life to be—I long for the colors of my life to linger in the minds of other people. As I leave behind one day or one place or one person, I want some part of me to remain there, living on in some way … and I want that piece that stays to be full of beauty, love, wonder, awe and God." --krista adlock

"When the sun goes below the horizon he is not set; the heavens glow for a full hour after his departure. And when a great and good man sets, the sky of this world is luminous long after he is out of sight. Such a man cannot die out of this world. When he goes he leaves behind him much of himself. Being dead, he speaks.” -- lyman beecher

Thursday, July 20, 2006

just a thought

"Do all you can with what you have in the time you have in the place youare." Nkosi Johnson

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

a life well lived

my granddad died Sunday morning. he was 89 years old.

he taught me how to love God, to love family unconditionally, to learn from the past, to plan for the future by living rightly in the present. he taught me that most of life's answers can be found in the Bible and the Dictionary. he taught me how to fish, how to drive a golf cart (and how NOT to drive a golf cart into the creek at the golf course), and how to play Solitaire.
he read the Word of God every day. every day. he prayed for me every day. every day.
i never have known a world without him in it until this week.
i have the hope that he's right where he's supposed to be and enjoying every minute of praising God. heaven has added one more deep-voiced, loving, wise soul. our loss, but oh what a day it will be...