Love One-Four 16.14


In case you missed the last posts:

Love is Patient

Love Is Kind

Love does not envy

Love does not boast

Love is not proud

Love does not dishonor others

Love is not self-seeking

Love is not easily angered

Love keeps no record of wrongs

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth

Love always protects

Love always trusts

Love always hopes

‘… always perseveres.’

 Happy new month everyone!!! Guess what? WordPress just reminded me that I registered this blog 5 years ago today … Its our anniversary (and I forgot X_X ). Anyway thanks for sticking with me even when I was VERY inconsistent. I know you know I’m better now 😉 

Anyway, welcome to the second half of 2016! May God’s blessings be on us as we journey through … Love 14 continues with persevering love –

Perseverance is one of those words that often confuses me – not the definition but the application. When do you know it’s time to let go and when are you sure that you should hold on? My dad sent me this piece a few days ago and I think it’s the perfect piece for this. I don’t know the writer so I can’t introduce (unfortunately) but enjoy the last love one four piece:

This is a very touching story to our dear parents (especially our Fathers):

Armenia, in 1988, Samuel and Danielle sent their young son, Armand, off to school. Samuel squatted before his son and looked him in the eye. “Have a good day at school, and remember, no matter what, I’ll always be there for you.” They hugged and the boy ran off to school.

Hours later, a powerful earthquake rocked the area. In the midst of the pandemonium, Samuel and Danielle tried to discover what happened to their son but they couldn’t get any information. The radio announced that there were thousands of casualties.  Samuel then grabbed his coat and headed for the schoolyard. When he reached the area, what he saw brought tears to his eyes. Armand’s school was a pile of debris. Other parents were standing around crying.

Samuel found the place where Armand’s classroom used to be and began pulling a broken beam off the pile of rubble.  He then grabbed a rock and put it to the side, and then grabbed another one.

One of the parents looking on asked, “What are you doing?”  “Digging for my son,” Samuel answered. The man then said, “You’re just going to make things worse! The building is unstable,” and tried to pull Samuel away from his work.

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Samuel just kept working. As time wore on, one by one, the other parents left. Then a worker tried to pull Samuel away from the rubble.  Samuel looked at him and said, “Won’t you help me?”  The worker left and Samuel kept digging.

All through the night and into the next day, Samuel continued digging.  Parents placed flowers and pictures of their children on the ruins.  But, Samuel just kept working.  He picked up a beam and pushed it out of the way when he heard a faint cry. “Help! Help!”  Samuel listened but didn’t hear anything again.  Then he heard a muffled voice, “Papa?”

Samuel began to dig furiously.  Finally he could see his son.  “Come on out, son!” he said with relief.

“No,” Armand said.  “Let the other kids come out first because I know you’ll get me.”  Child after child emerged until, finally, little Armand appeared.  Samuel took him in his arms and Armand said, “I told the other kids not to worry because you told me that you’d always be there for me!”

Fourteen children were saved that day because ONE father was faithful.

How much more faithful is our heavenly Father!

My conclusion therefore is that, all these attributes of love are interwoven. As much as you hope and persevere, you should also not be self-seeking in that you want to satisfy your own desires. The Holy Spirit is very helpful in this regard – trust Him to guide you and order your steps and you’ll be fine – most of the time. The rest of the time, God’s there to catch you and help you stand right back up.

‘’Love never fails.’’

Ghanaijachic.

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Hi guys! It’s another week … Hope you had an amazing week last week!!!!  Here are the quickies from last week. For today’s tid-bit, click here. The recap posts of weekly quickies will end next week 😦 Have another awesome week!

14th April 2013

Wash your face every morning in a bath of praise.

Praise

15th April 2013

The value of a thing is shown in the time invested in it.

Value-Quote

16th April 2013

No matter how long the night is, there is always morning after.

Light after Dark

17th April 2013

There is a difference between between influence and authority.

Influence and Authority

18th April 2013

Follow principles, get success!

Principle to Success

19th April 2013

Age is just a number, maturity is a choice.

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20th April 2013

Never give up on something you really want. It’s difficult to wait, but worse to regret.

Determination

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As easy as A-B-C-D …


*singing*
Everything na double double …

Its not impossible but its rare for two sets of identical twins to be delivered in one day by the same person. Tressa Montalvo, 36, defied the odds of one in 70 million to have her four sons, who were born on Valentine’s Day, and were originally believed to be quadruplets. She and her husband, 43 year old Manuel were hoping for a sibling for their son, Memphis who’s two and a half and according to the release, Tressa said:

“We planned the pregnancy – I guess we just succeeded a little too much.”

Perfect way to describe it! Too much success. This couple has taught me something though – You make up your mind to do something, you’ll be surprised at how far you’ll go. Just try – They didn’t stress themselves and were not overanxious about anything. They didn’t even use fertility drugs!!!

Another thing I got out of this is that when life throws you surprises – appreciate them. They all form experiences that make you better so they are gifts in their own right. How you react to situations is what makes or breaks you. Here’s an excerpt:

When Montalvo was 10 weeks pregnant, her physician told her she was having twins, and on a subsequent visit, the doctor detected a third heartbeat.  They were then referred to specialist, Dr Brian Kirshon, who found a fourth heartbeat.

‘We didn’t expect it, we were trying for just one and we were blessed with four.’

They chose to see it as a blessing not a burden – I mean c’mon – four more boys!!! 🙂 Lastly, they want a girl – they have a goal! They have made up their minds to keep trying for a girl (I’m not saying you should be borning pikin if you cannot take care of them o! Berra mind what you’re doing and be wise too :D). Life may seem crazy at times but if you are anxious about too much you can’t see the big picture.

Its like those houses we drew when we were in Nursery school with the triangle roofs, square body, square windows and rectangular doors. Looking too close, you may get confused wondering what you’d do with a triangle but taking a step back, you see the big picture and there’s a lot you can do with a house!

Sometimes its as easy as just stepping back and watching the miracles unfold – As easy as A-B-C-D – Ace, Blaine, Cash and Dylan Montalvo!!!

Also check out:

The Guardian
Google images
International Business Times
Time
My Fox8

E don do abeg! If you want more sources, go to google 😀 Bye people!

13th May 2012


‘Behind every burden is a blessing waiting to be birthed. Don’t abort the blessing because of the labour pains’
– Marshawn Evans

Perseverance is key to success! You have to endure ridicule and some trials before you can fully appreciate your success in the end but don’t give up on your dream just because the road seems a little (or a lot) rough at that moment. Take a deep breath and move forward – one step at a time.
Have a great week and happy mother’s day to all my mums!!!