Saturday, October 22, 2011

Treasuries of Joy

To my husband:  All the rivers run into the sea, Yet the sea is not full... 
Ecclesiastes 1:7

My love, may you never stop seeking for Truth. May you always search. May your heart yearn for greater understanding.

To my sisters and brothers: I love you.

To life: Be truthful, nature only sides with Truth. -- Adolf Loos

You have thrown and landed some vicious blows but you didn't know something that God did. When you tried to crush me, I found strength. When you left me for dead, Something breathed life into me. When you pumped me full of bitterness, somehow Love crept in through the cracks. There was Truth... I could pull the plug on hate.  

To Marriage: Happiness is like a kiss: you have to share it to enjoy it. -- Bernard Meltzer

All the waiting, the uncertainty, the frustration... yes. But worth it. Worth every lonely night, every longing for someone's arms, each moment aching for true love, all the battles with doubt. Yes! Worth it. I cannot express my gratitude. 

To The Flu I Have Right Now: God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.  -- John Donnes

Sometimes it's so hard to look past when we're not feeling well or are in an impossible situation. The light is there, though. It might be faint or impossible to see but it's there. Let it strengthen you for better things.

To God: But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. Psalm 71:14 

I do hope continually. Fear is my greatest fault. I want to live my life in joy without bowing to anxiety. Slowly, I learn. Always, I hope.


Anonymous said...

Lots of good thoughts Naomi (and cute photo of Martha...when did she break her arm?) I love that "nature only sides with truth" quote.

Anonymous said...

Er uh, that is not Martha I realized. Is it Ruth?

Naomi T. said...

Yes, it is Ruth. :) Don't they grow up fast? :) :) I should post a picture of Martha for good measure!

Ruth broke her arm about a week before the wedding. She is cute anyways but she was adorable with her cast on. Lol.

Grace Pennington said...

Thank you for this post, my dear. :) I'm so glad you are so happy!

Naomi T. said...

Grace! You have a profile on Blogger. That's awesome. :) :)

It seems like we haven't been in contact enough lately. I hope you're doing well. :hugs:

Bekah said...

Love the new header!!! :D

Naomi T. said...

Ty, ty! :)