One of these things is not like the other...

...and it's me. I follow the rules (for the most part), I'm not easily angered, and I fall in love and dive into things hard. I assume the best, and get reminded of the worst. I forgive quickly, and get reminded of the fault. I'm constantly living a child-like existence in my perspective on the world and am constantly reminded of how odd that is. Aren't we supposed to be like little children? The Bible says, "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3) But, then again, it also says, "stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults." (I Corinthians 14:20) Like in all things, balance is key. Randy has often told me the thing he loves most about me is my sweetness, gentle spirit, and heart for people. He's encouraged me not to change. I don't want to change. I like myself. I know this is the person God made me to be. And, maybe it's just that I'm finally really feeling what God meant by "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13:34) That's where we get the song that says, "They will know we are Christians by our love." I dunno. I just know I'm different. Most of the time, I don't mind. I'm confident in my decisions, my look, my attitude, my choices. But, every now and then, the veil gets pulled back and I see myself through the world's eyes...and I don't like that perspective. I'll stick to seeing things through God's eyes, thank you very much. While that may be a little less skeptical than some might think a perspective needs to be (which is really just a defense mechanism or maybe just survival instinct, if you ask me), I'll stick to what works for me. I HAVE found a small amount of skepticism to be wise (hence the "in your thinking be adult" part of I Cor.) Maybe I'm just a non-ruffleable bird. So what? Ok, world, bring on the wind!


  1. Hey girl! I found your blog through Jen's blog. Those are some great thoughts Mel. Awesome actually. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Thanks, Chels! It helps to figure things out...or at least just get things out. :-)