Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Passion

I have taken up the challenge to write about where my passion lies. I love this challenge because it has made me stop and think about that for a few days. Passion is a strong word and I don't want to take it to lightly, I want to convey what is truly inside the core of me.


I want to start with what makes me think of my redeemer and creator and why I love him so; nature. I see all the tree's in bud and the tulips are in blossom, the soothing sounds of water meeting the sands of the shore, and the gentle breeze whispering through the trees in the forest. The majestic mountain range to the rolling valley ready to embrace and protect. The songs of the birds in the air and the colors of the rainbow deep in the sea. So much beauty all around us. How can I not be passionate about my Lord whom I willingly serve? How can I not be passionate about the one who has given me the gift of eternal life?


I see the innocent eyes of my little angels and hear the sweet "I love you's" and again I am reminded of how precious life is and that I have been given the ultimate gift and privelage of caring for these children that my heavenly father has lent to me. This too is where my passion lies.


The privelage of caring for these little darlings is not mine alone. I have the joy of being a wife to a husband who loves unconditionaly, serves selflessly, and possesses character honorable to God. He is such a wonderful father, and I enjoy watching the interaction between him and our boys. This too is where my passion lies.


When I think of where else my passion lies; I am quick to say scrapbooking, photographing, gardening, and the list of hobbies continue. It is true I love all those things but what gets me more excited and focused are the details of going to and having Tea parties. The enjoyment of a group of ladies coming together and serving them treats and pampering them with the sights of candles burning, flowers in a vase, lace and china, and of course the wonderful aromas and flavors of the Tea. It's not the tea in itself, it's the gathering and fellowship that it encourages. The planning process and anticipation of the event is what brings the passion with in to the surface. It's been awhile since my last Tea party and this has reminded me of how much it is a part of who I am and I am challenging myself to planning another Tea party again soon.


I hope you all can see what truly is my passion and how it is different from things I 'love'.

God Bless,

Christina



6 comments:

Mari said...

Hi Christina,
Thanks for visiting me. I have so enjoyed reading your blog. What a great post on the difference between passion and the things we love to do.
PS - I also love gardening and scrapbooking! I'll be back to visit you again

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

I love this post... I remember the first BIG tea that you did at your church...it was so much fun and the fellowship was great.

*elizabeth

Wendi said...

I really love reading about the things God has put in the hearts of others. Such a great post! I think figuring out what we are truly passionate about is a helpful thing to do as we seek to serve God with all that we are.
Have a great Wednesday!

Leslie said...

great entry, and tea parties, how unique is that, that is an awesome ministry and a way to be a service of others. I love it...

What a way to show a woman she has worth, and that you care deeply. So neat.

btw, otter pops, are those old school frozen plastic tubs of sugary goodness, you get like a million for $2.00.. and you have to cut the top off with scissors.... anyways, they are delish, and pink is my favorite flavor. :0

Leslie said...

great entry, and tea parties, how unique is that, that is an awesome ministry and a way to be a service of others. I love it...

What a way to show a woman she has worth, and that you care deeply. So neat.

btw, otter pops, are those old school frozen plastic tubs of sugary goodness, you get like a million for $2.00.. and you have to cut the top off with scissors.... anyways, they are delish, and pink is my favorite flavor. :0

virginia said...

I love that youre sharing your passions,because those are the things god has put in us to use for his glory.The things we are called for are the things we already love.god bless.virginia