Saturday, January 26, 2008

My Passion: Knowing the Heart

One of my passions in life is knowing the hearts of others. I love when someone shares a piece of their heart with me because it shows me they trust me. It may be something painful they are experiencing or an unexpected joy. I treasure these conversations because I too long to share my heart. We were made to experience life through our hearts and in doing so we experience the heart of God!

My heart is full of joy and peace, but there is sorrow too! It is oddly glorious!
In this sorrow, it is easy for me to fall into the trap of silence. When I do, it gets harder to share out of my real heart. However, the Lord has used my brokenness to walk alongside those who are in need.

"Still loving, though discouraged
Still giving, though spent
Still patient, though exasperated
Still sensitive, though offended
Still hopeful, though worn down by life"
-Author Anoymous


mandy said...

glad to see you are blogging these days!! welcome to the blog world.

Kurtis said...

I love you and your sweet heart!

AZChelsea said...

Yeah! Another blogging friend! Lara, your heart is beautiful and sweet! Thank you for being my friend! I love that poem!!

Amanda Baca said...

love your sweet entry! Reminds me that we need up update our's been 6 months! yikes!

Tobi said...

How neat that you have started a blog! Sweet thoughts from a sweet friend! love you!

Melissa said...

Hey Lara! Wow, what BEAUTIFUL words that totally came straight from your heart. God will use you and I know you will touch hearts of many!
I am glad that you started this and I look forward to continuing to
read it! Love Ya, Mel

Rach said...

YAY!!! To quote my husband, I knew it would only be a matter of time. :) So glad you have joined the blogging world. Can't wait to read more from your genuine, kind, sweet heart, that you so eloquently are able to put to words. You are a blessing to me and I am grateful for your friendship and your transparency. Love ya!

Tim said...

Happy Birthday! 28 years ago I held in you in my arms and was so proud to have a new daughter. One that God really held first but I still take that first. God Blesses us in so many ways but you are certainly a blessing to me. Have a wonderful time on your special day!
Love dad