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    On Nov 21, 2012 Amy wrote:

     Today, I listened to a Christian speaker addressing the topic "The Perfect Relationship".  In this, he spoke "ideals" like: passionate commitment . . . like soul . . . common purpose . . . depth . . . beauty . . . harmony . . . authenticity . . . like minded . . . intimate.  For this reason (relationship), I am "mad" for God.  I cannot ask, expect or think it even possible another human could meet these needs . . . "perfectly".  
    My one word?  Jesus
    "Fist clenched in wanting"?   Relax that clench.  (What we "think" we have (earthly finds and less than perfect relationships) we do not (passing).  What we hope to find (JC/something beyond what we presently have) better found with open hand.
    "Faithful only to the beauty":  We can believe the lie of ourselves (what i see) OR we can believe the truth of God (what He sees)  There is beauty in suffering.  There is beauty in serving.  There is beauty in the absolute mess of life and relationships . . . .  BECAUSE, at the end of each day, when my "to dos" are all done, my Faithful "Lover pulls me to my feet/lays me down and holds me close."  (like no one else on earth can!)
    Jesus.
    I am sooo thankful for YOU!            


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