Archive | December, 2011

Late Have I Loved Thee

29 Dec

I just started reading St Augustine’s Confessions. What a beautiful book. I am intrigued by his writings and the language of the time.

I appreciate the more abstract ways of expressing my faith. In new words and experiences, through feelings.

To be able to study words from another time in such an artful way.

To hear someone express thier faith and love with, “Behold, Lord, my heart is before Thee; open Thou the ears thereof, and say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.”

I love words..especially those from the earliest centuries.

How did I stumble upon such a book?? A song, written after the prayer. Thanks St Augustine!

Too late loved I Thee, O Thou Beauty of ancient days, yet ever new! too late I loved Thee! And behold, Thou wert within, and I abroad, and there I searched for Thee; deformed I, plunging amid those fair forms which Thou hadst made. Thou wert with me, but I was not with Thee. Things held me far from Thee, which, unless they were in Thee, were not at all. Thou calledst, and shoutedst, and burstest my deafness. Thou flashedst, shonest, and scatteredst my blindness. Thou breathedst odours, and I drew in breath and panted for Thee. I tasted, and hunger and thirst. Thou touchedst me, and I burned for Thy peace.


Being a good person doesnt really matter

23 Dec

Awesome entry! I find myself being nice when in reality, like Ali says, its not the most important thing.

Women, stop submitting to Men

15 Dec

Excellent article!! A great read for women and men 🙂

No Man is an Island

7 Dec

The truth I love about loving my brother cannot be something merely philosophical and abstract. It must be at the same time supernatural and concrete, practical and alive. And I mean these words in no metaphorical sense. The truth I must love in my brother is God Himself, living in him. I must seek the life of the Spirit of God breathing in him. And I can only discern and follow that mysterious life by the action of the same Holy Spirit living and acting in the depths of my own heart.

-Thomas Merton

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

5 Dec


What an amazing year this has been. If you told me I would be where I am last year, I wouldnt have believed you. I am thankful for every challenge and adventure I have had. I am thankful to be healthy. I am thankful for taing risks.

I love the person I am today and only hope to keep growing and loving as this year progresses.