It hadn't been so long ago, yet sometimes she felt that she'd been an altogether different person back then.
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Truth only means something when it's hard to admit.
I finished your song, she said. Our last song. And I want to play it for you.
Just an ordinary in a world that loves the extra ordinary.
At times, he even admitted that he'd been more an observer of the world than a participant in it...
What happens in the past, is in the past. But don't be surprised if it comes back and haunts you.
I have faith that God will show you the answer. But you have to understand that sometimes it takes a while to be able to recognize what God wants you to do. That's how it often is. God's voice is usually nothing more than a whisper, and you have to listen very carefully to hear it. But other times, in those rarest of moments, the answer is obvious and rings as loud as a church bell.
Love is fragile. And we're not always its best caretakers. We just muddle through and do the best we can. And hope this fragile thing survives against all odds.
Change not only was inevitable, but usually brought its own rewards.
What was it, he wondered for the hundredth time, that enabled Pastor Harris to hear the answers in his heart? What did he mean when he said he felt God's presence? Steve supposed he could ask Pastor Harris directly, but he doubted that would do any good. How could anyone explain such a thing? It would be like describing colors to someone blind from birth: The words might be understood, but the concept would remain mysterious and private.
I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?
More than anything, he wanted to return to the house with the same look of peace that he'd seen on Pastor Harris's face, but he trudged through the sand, he couldn't help feeling like an amateur, someone searching for God's truths like a child searching for seashells.
Everyone always noticed Ashley. She was like a flashing neon sign for anyone with an ounce of testosterone.
What were the odds that she'd turn away at the same instant the ball came flying her way? And that she'd be holding a soda in a crowd at a volleyball game she didn't even want to watch, in a place she didn't want to be? In a million years, the same thing should probably never happen again. With odds like that, she should have bought a lottery ticket.
I want to be with you as much as possible, Ronnie. You're smart and funny and you're honest. I trust you. I trust us. Yeah, I'm leaving and you're going back home. But neither of those things changes the way I feel about you. And my feelings aren't going to change simply because I'm going to Vanderbilt. I love you more than I've ever loved anyone.
Never forget that God is your friend. And like all friends, He longs to hear what's been happening in your life. Good or bad, whether it's been full of sorrow or anger, or even when you're questioning why terrible things have to happen.
God, he suddenly understood, was love in its purest form, and in these last months with his children, he had felt His touch as surely as he had heard the music spilling from Ronnie's hands.
When I was seventeen, I don't think I even knew what love was. But when it's right, it's right, and you just know it.
I've been doing this a long time, and I've come to learn that predictions don't mean much. Too much lies outside the realm of medical knowledge. A lot of what happens next comes down to you and your specific genetics, your attitude. No, there's nothing we can do to stop the inevitable, but that's not the point. The point is that you should try to make the most of the time you have left.
People didn't change. they liked what they liked even if they didn't understand why.
He finally understood that God's presence was everywhere, at all times, and was experienced by everyone at one time or another.
Yet losing him seemed unbearable. He was the one she loved, the one she would always love, and as he leaned in to kiss her, she gave herself over to him. While he held her close, she ran her hands over his shoulders and back, feeling the strength in his arms. She knew he'd wanted more in their relationship than she'd been willing to offer, but here and now, she suddenly knew she had no other choice. There was only this moment, and it was theirs.
If he weren't so damn cute, none of this would have happened.
She was a stranger now, but she'd been a friend once, and that was enough for him.
He liked her; it was as simple as that.
You need to learn patience, you grasshopper
If pinpointing God's presence were really that simple, then he supposed the beaches would be more crowded in the mornings. They would be filled with people on their own quests, instead of people jogging or walking their dogs or fishing in the surf.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
He was ordinary in a world that loved the extraordinary.
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