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Archive for December, 2005

Depressing

Posted by hrgarippa on 22 December, 2005

I am trying not to be so sad and depressing when I blog…it seems like I only blog about the bleakness of the hood. There is a lot of good that happens over here too. My new years resolution number one is to focus more on the good in West Dallas, (but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a sad blog every now and then…that is just reality.)

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Miss Hannah

Posted by hrgarippa on 22 December, 2005

I changed my blogger name to Miss Hannah, because that is what the kids call me over here in West Dallas. It has taken me some getting use to, but I kind of like it now. I think it is kind of cute…Miss Hannah.

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Love

Posted by hrgarippa on 17 December, 2005

I have been looking at 1 Corinthians 13.1-13 – the love chapter…in my mind I have always gone straight to romantic love. Maybe that is because this is the scripture that is always read at weddings and such. But this is the kind of love we are to have for everyone. Can you imagine loving everyone like this? I certainly can’t.

Love is patient
Love is Kind
Love does not envy
Love does not boast
Love is not arrogant
Love is not rude
Love does not insist on its own way
Love is not irritable
Love is not resentful
Love does not rejoice at wrong doing
Love is rejoices with the truth
Love bears all thing
Love believes all thing
Love hopes all things
Love endures all things

I’m not going to mark the ones in which I fail at because if you are my friend you already know. But that is quite a list of ways in which we are to love. When this scripture is used in a wedding ceremony it is almost as if the bride and groom are sealing it in the vows, not that they won’t mess up. But they are affirming that they will love in these ways. I sort of think these should be mental vows that we all take, I Hannah promise to love you Christy patiently, kindly, without envy or pride, etc. etc. and the same it should go for everyone we meet. We aren’t just called to love a select few, we are called to love our neighbors. Loving in this way is what opens our hearts to full blessing the Father has for us.

I love how this section in 1 corthinthians ends, The Message, I think says it best,
Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

The BEST of the three is love.

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