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a passion for lifeCan we live without passion?

  • To live compelling and vigor we need passion
  • To make things last we need passion
  • To make life worthwhile we need passion
  • To have healthy relationships we need passion

Isaac Watts said, May I govern my passions with absolute sway, and grow wiser and better as life wears away.

Without passion most likely we will be without energy.

We need passion to keep our marriage alive, to pursue education, to pursue art, pursue relationships, to pursue and understand history, to pursue spiritual matters.

 “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

WHAT WE TREASURE REFLECTS OUR PASSION AND WE HAVE A PASSION FOR WHAT WE CONSIDER TO BE OUR TREASURE.

For me I look to God my creator for inspiration. There lies my treasure.

In a day where I/me/my/self-interest is the order of the day faith can somehow be dwindling away or in times of distress be swept away.

A.W. Tozer said it like this … “We may WANT God, but we want something else more. And we get what we want most.”

I want a passion for the creator God, for life, for family, for every moment of every day.

Life will rob spiritual passion. Circumstances of life will destroy passion. When those times come, nothing less than restoration will do. An Extreme Makeover of our personal spiritual pursuits.  Enthusiasm reclaimed.  Have a vigor to be more helpful for hurting mankind.



The Passion I’m talking about and desire is touched by Webster’s definition: A STRONG, EXTRAVAGANT FONDNESS, ENTHUSIASM, OR DESIRE FOR SOMETHING.

I wonder do purpose give us a reason to wake up and start the day but is it passion that keeps us going kinda propel us forward.

It is the passion that draws us out of depression, elevate the soul.

 A passion to pursue should always make ourselves and our world a better place to live.

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I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be. – Roald Dahl; British Novelist

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. – Audrey Hepburn;
Actress, Humanitarian

 Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost. – Proverb

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”
– John Maxwell,

Never underestimate what passion can do in your life.

  • Passion; without it you give up.
  • Passion; without it time becomes hard.
  • Passion without it endurance runs thin.

Thanks for reading my bLoG!

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Day 5 of my previous 30 Days of Thankfulness Challenge. 

 I am thankful for #3 daughter  [baby of the family] well loved often called pooh bear.  Very petite in stature/physically but everything else is beautifully large.

She is a lot like her brother with many integral, athletic [volleyball & golf] qualities.  She often doesn’t show her inner self but I’m her mom and they are quite clear.

#3 daughter has unconditional love to all without prejudice. Has a strength that often people don’t see.

Genius for design and decoration. Talented and the greatest mommy. Works way too hard at her day job and indispensable I am sure to her boss.

Within her lay the power to be a leader and the greatest example and role model. God healed her as a baby and I have faith we will one day see all the reasons for such a magnificent miracle.

It is a high expectation but D.L. Moody said, Where one man reads the Bible, a hundred read you and me.

Her are some pertinent quotes:

Isaac Watts said; May I govern my passions with absolute sway, and grow wiser and better as life wears away.

“God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.” Francis Chan

Henry Ward Beecher quote: God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” (Leo Buscaglia)

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~ Charles (Chuck) Swindoll

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