altogether Beautiful...

That is what my Jesus is to me. His voice is sweet, and His form is lovely. The most amazing, incomprehensible thing, though, is that I am altogether Beautiful to Him.

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I am a daughter of the King. I am a friend of sinners. I am confident that nothing shall separate me from the love of God. I am seeking a heart after God's own heart. I am righteous in Jesus Christ, apart from the works of the law. I am not ashamed of the Gospel.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

I Talked to Luke!!

I talked to Luke! haha, he called me tonight and not you, so :-P

Really though, we had a wonderful, 2 hr. conversation. Gentleman readers, invest in the lives of your sisters. You will end up with beautiful, intelligent, phenominal friends :-) (like me! but not me, your sisters will be those friends.)

It is just amazing how two people can be so different, and yet so much alike. Luke and I have such similar perspectives on so many different things. One of those things is "depth." If a friendship isn't deep, at least on some level, then it isn't a real friendship. We are both very intense people. It is a verbal, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, soul- thing. To give a vague analogy... when we push we need someone to push back. There is slight conflict on some levels. There is mutual, simultaneous support and challenging of thoughts and ideals... The freedom to be real... The courage and confidence to be sincere. Wisdom that does not judge. Discretion that does not accept lies. This to me is a great kind of friendship.

I wish that I could say it was model- here is what a friendship should look like... but I cannot say that, because it isn't in the nature of friendship to qualify things.

*Side rant* -like the need some people have to clarify "just friends." Good grief! Who wants to be "Just" a friend of anybody's? I mean, c'mon! Why would someone devalue a friendship by qualifying it with the prefix, "just?" I think that's just stupid. You're a friend or you're not. *Rant has ended.*

So, I have a wonderful, unique friendship with my older brother, even as I have wonderful, unique friendships with many other people. The beauty is in the diversity.
Those of you who know me and like me, Luke has been influential in the formation of my character. He has taught me by example how to view God, and how to look at people from His perspective. This is very useful for loving people, some of you in particular.
Those of you who know me and don't like me, it is partly Luke's fault.

I happen to be very tired, so please forgive the poor construction of this post.

I will post again, hopefully soon :-)

I love you all... so very much~


Anonymous amansfield said...


That's the best rant I've heard all year:)

7:51 AM, March 09, 2006  
Blogger cd2078 said...

I think you need to get out more and meet more intense people like you and your brother;-) On a more serious note, it is true the power older brothers can have over there younger sisters. I do not possess all that power but I certainly will keep trying. It is so funny my sister and i were watching a dvd (and one of my favorite shows no less) last night and we were laughing togther something we do not do a lot of at this period in our lives. But we were doing it together and that really all that matters. Yea for brothers and sisters. There goes my pestimistic view of people:-)

9:47 AM, March 09, 2006  
Blogger LJH said...


Well, I'm not going to go on a pat the back that pat yours rant, but I certainly could. WE have worked hard to be good friends - and it has been hard work. But worth every bit of it!

Love ya Shannon!

4:49 PM, March 09, 2006  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Yeah Shannon!!! You posted! So proud of you. Now maybe you can do it again before a monthis up. :)

Great post! Isn't it great to have Awesome older brothers? Ones that you can have fun with, be serious with, cry with, and yes even fight with? You got to love them!

Love ya girl!


10:56 AM, March 10, 2006  

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