I call it God Light, because it reminds me of heaven. Every time the light shines through the window we built or any window at all, you'll know I'm right there with you, okay? That's going to be me. I'll be the light in the window.
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.
I don't care if your dad is the Sultan of Brunei. You happened to be born into a privileged family. What you do with that truth is completely up to you. I'm here because I want to be with you. But if I didn't, all the money in the world wouldn't have changed my feelings for you.
People didn't change. they liked what they liked even if they didn't understand why.
I finished your song, she said. Our last song. And I want to play it for you.
She was a stranger now, but she'd been a friend once, and that was enough for him.
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.
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.
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?
Strange, what being forced to slow down could do to a person.
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.
That speaking the words, even if true, had little power to change the inevitable or even make him feel much better.
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.
The pieces all fit together. Yet everything was falling apart.
A story about family, first loves, second chances, and the moments in life that leads you back home
If he weren't so damn cute, none of this would have happened.
Truth only means something when it's hard to admit.
At times, he even admitted that he'd been more an observer of the world than a participant in it...
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.
What happens in the past, is in the past. But don't be surprised if it comes back and haunts you.
Change not only was inevitable, but usually brought its own rewards.
In a lifetime of mistakes, you two are the greatest things that have ever happened to me.
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.
Everyone always noticed Ashley. She was like a flashing neon sign for anyone with an ounce of testosterone.
In profile, he could see both the young woman she was becoming and the little girl he remembered.
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.
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.
Ironically, he'd yet to leave a good impression. First he'd spilled soda on her, next she'd seen him almost involved in a riot, and then this morning she'd believed him to be either lazy or an idiot.
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.
He finally understood that God's presence was everywhere, at all times, and was experienced by everyone at one time or another.
It hadn't been so long ago, yet sometimes she felt that she'd been an altogether different person back then.
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.
He liked her; it was as simple as that.
Just an ordinary in a world that loves the extra ordinary.
You need to learn patience, you grasshopper
He was ordinary in a world that loved the extraordinary.
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.
You're probably the most boring teenager in the world.
He wasn't into one-night stands, he wasn't into scoring just to see if he could, he wasn't into acting just charming enough to get what he wanted before cutting loose in favor of someone new and attractive. He just wasn't like that. He would never be like that. When he met a girl, the first question he asked himself wasn't whether she was good for a few dates; it was whether she was the kind of girl he could imagine spending time with in the long haul.
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.
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