Friday, July 04, 2008

fireworks & friend

CHARACTER first, fireworks later. I found this on a random web-site.

Character is God's love to you, working in and through you. Real, authentic Christian character is formed when you surrender to Christ and allow His piercing work to grow and enrich you, so that the Spirit flows.Building and developing character is not something we just learn from a book or hear from a sermon. It does not come upon us in the night, or sneak up in the day. It does not come automatically, accentually, or suddenly. It is a process that comes from being parented in it. Then it rests in us and in our motives. It is a slow process. You may not realize you have it until others point it out in you. Character is not permanent once it is formed. It requires our continual hold and practice, in His Word, through our prayers and the practice of His Fruit in and through us. Our spiritual discipline, motives, obedience, and persevering faith will be the keys! All it takes is to be in love with Christ. Seek His presence and be persistent in your prayers. Galations 5:22-25
My friend Jocelyn came down from East Lansing, MI to chill for the 4th of July, the ole Independence day. We had a good time, some of the things on the activity list were:
  • swimming @ friend of family's house
  • talking
  • watching fireworks in extremely comfortable chairs
  • watching movie till late to kind of waste time
She made the decision to leave at 3:00AM so that she could make the 2 hour drive and go directly to work. Crazyness I know, but w/e. The fireworks weren't really all that amazing, how come they were so much more special when I was a little kid. I want to be able to watch fireworks like that again. I dunno though, I still had a good time with her, and she made it home safe. All I have to say is long distance is difficult, maybe even foolish to start with. Creates a huge restraint for me personally & ga$ is not going to get any better.


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