Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ahh, Relationships

Great song by Patty Loveless called Strong Heart.

It takes a strong heart, to see love through,
it takes a lot of faith, more than I ever knew,
To cry and never let it show,
to hold on tight and not let go.

I grew up listening to country music, and I can't get away from how earthy it is. Just like the blues.......they tell the truth of the human heart's experience in relationships.
Seriously, It's hard to care deeply for people. It's not that it might be painful, it IS painful.
You put yourself in a position of vulnerability, a place where you go only because you know there might be the fruit of love there - the sweetest, most rare fruit to taste.
Christ loved us, his bride that way. He gave everything, nothing held back.
Whew....and then I look at how hard it is for us weak humans to give up even the tiniest of our little preferences for another!!! Good Grief ! (that was for B, he says that all the time :)
What an amazing testimony of the love of Christ to seek to give up our own interests for the sake of another. Hmmm....I'm not done thinking about that yet........hmmmm........

In the meantime.....
An Arizona brother named Frank, (who will be a Minnesotan soon) has been blogging about the dramatic interplay between men and women that they desire to honor Christ, but many of us have no idea how to go about doing that in the dating arena. Great Blog - check it out at

For the sake of the Name,



At 9/17/2006 9:33 PM, Blogger Frank Martens said...

Ya know it's dangerous to associate with me?

They call me... Dangeresque!


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