I’m a man who thinks, not a man who drinks. I’m not a drunken monkey, Jackie Chan’s not the only one with cool moves. Everybody loves Kong Fu fighting, moves fast as lightning; oh-hoh-hoh-hoah. Shorty, your love; always seems to swing my way. My heart is no ancient Chinese secret, but my heart can’t help; to soak up every bit of your love. I’m not scared to go out on a limb and say; your love is a touch, felt deep within my soul. Monkey see, monkey do. My heart is loving on you, because my heart seems to always catch you; loving on me!
Girl, you know my heart is not into monkey business, and I promised to never monkey around with your heart; when it comes to your love, and my heart. You will never see no evil, you will never hear no evil; no evil word, will ever past by these lips. Twist my arm, if you still need to question my love. The truth is, your love is twisted; wrapped completely around my heart. A love that helps my heart breathe, no need to even go on a limb; it’s felt with every breath I take!
Catch me I’m falling, too late; I already fell for you, and it wasn’t because I slipped on a banana peel. Let me take hold of your hand, you can take a forever hold of my heart. Girl, every time I fall; it‘s always because of you. I can’t help falling, it’s forever in love; and it’s with you, again and again. 2018 has seen us together for thirty years. 2019 will be the start of another thirty years, that my heart wants to go with you; out on a limb!
It goes without saying; this is truly the best time of the year. For most of us, that’s how it feels; but how about the ones left hurting? So many people are looking, for just a glimpse of hope, but what they feel is the coldness; coming from within so many hearts. We have it within us to be a light, a light shining within the darkness; showing the true meaning of Christmas. A chance for you to show you truly care, a moment for you to be inspired; to be a heart forever changed. We all need love, we all need hope; not only at Christmas. We’re all very much able, to be that light!
So, take the time, not tomorrow; make it today. The day we get to see, is the only day truly promised. To show love, give a little hope; to spread some joy. Even if it’s RANDOM, at least you were willing to ACT. When it becomes Intentional, hearts are truly changed; just by the KINDNESS, be that shining light. The true gift, of Christmas; will never be about getting, but giving. If every day could be Christmas, what a wonderful world it would be; to be Somebody’s angel. Don’t fill your schedule with so much busyness, until getting stuff; becomes the rush!
I have a wish this Christmas, don’t just say; we wish you a Merry Christmas. In between the sleigh rides, baking Christmas cookies; rocking around the Christmas tree, be a bit more conscious. The season is about giving, sharing; make it be one of your favorite things, my One Wish. Show somebody the true meaning, show them the heart of Christmas; we’re all able. Don’t miss it, don’t miss the chance to show; the true meaning of Christmas. This Christmas, change a life, move a heart; bless a forgotten soul. Be a shining light, You just might be; Somebody’s Christmas Angel.
This Christmas song, is performed by Mandisa. She is an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist. Her career began in 2006, as a contestant in the fifth season of American Idol; in which she finished in ninth place, I watched the entire season. Check out her music, I personally have twelve of her songs in my music library!
Do you take time to enjoy the fruits of your labor? Things may not always turn out the way you want, don’t turn it into a stew. Sure, darkness looms, but it can never stop; the sun from rising in the morning. Don’t throw the fret, your worries, all your anxieties, and your agitations into a pot. Letting it all simmer, while you stir the pot; until it turns into a bitter stew. Instead, look at all your blessings, all the good fortune. Take a moment to see all of the wonderful ingredients, available to make up a good character; use them to become the best you!
Do you have a floury attitude, have you learned not to cry over spilled milk? Do you use the broken eggy moments, as an opportunity to strengthen your faith? Don’t use it as an excuse, to forever fall apart. Get some sugar from your loved ones, add the spice of life to your heart. Use your God given potential; to bake, not flake. When the heat gets hotter, your faith gets baked in deeper. Show God, that you’re truly grateful; for the sweeter moments in life. Have your cake, be sure to eat it too. Celebrate life, and you happen to fall; Celebrate the Recovery. Don’t make life become, a distasteful stew!
I know a man, a brother, a father; someone I call friend. His name, Stuart L. Tutt; The Stu. Someone I believe, doesn’t let just a name define. When you take the Stu out of the equation; what truly defines, is the love permeating within. Ponder, don’t wonder; you’re going up yonder. Bro, that’s something you don’t ever have to Stu over. What the enemy meant for evil, God uses for good!
You have a BEAUTIFUL HUMBLE heart; full of love, COMPASSION. Make the PRIORITY forever be; your faith, your kids. All God truly requires, is for us to have a GRACEFUL heart. To show KINDNESS; to faithfully NAVIGATE the JOURNEY of life. Being VULNERABLE, never easy; but when it’s all said and done. A good, faithful heart; will come face to face, with the MAJESTIC presence of our Maker!
“A” is for ACTION. Most people have the best of intentions, intent without Action; means you weren’t ready to act, to make it become a reality!
“F” is for FREEDOM. We have the Freedom to choose, but when we‘re not truly willing to share our heart. It means that your heart have not yet learned, what it is; to truly be free!
“R” is for RESPECT. I can appreciate, I Respect a person; who’s willing to share their life experiences. Even though it’s painful, uncomfortable. Just so others can see, that you’re truly willing to be a light; when their heart is lost within the darkness!
“I” is for INTEGRITY! Honest, ethical, sincerity; words used to explain what is integrity. But more than that, it defines your true strength of character. If your character is truly virtuous, no one will ever need to question your integrity!
“E” is for EVALUATE. We should always take a moment to evaluate; do we do things wholeheartedly, or out of obligation? Do we give to get, or give not expecting? There’s never a moment, that we shouldn’t stop, to truly evaluate!
“N” is for NAVIGATE. Sometimes it’s difficult to navigate, the journey we call life. That’s why we need people around us, family, friends. Yes, we should pray; asking for guidance; with the faith to believe. But, also use the blueprint that God has shown; even Adam needed a helpmate, to help navigate his world!
“D” is for DESIRE. What do you desire, is it a bigger house, a better car; is it a loving marriage, or the perfect kids? All great desires, but if the first desire isn’t a closer walk with God? You will never truly be able to have the true desires, of your heart!
Greetings friends, today’s post, is the introduction to the new 3rd Friday post. The 3rd Friday will be mostly dedicated to the readers, for what I call, iRequest. I will write a post for you, on the topic that you have chosen, and then post it the following 3rd Friday. The topic can be a word you like, your favorite song… something meaningful to you. Today’s post, was inspired by some of Stuart’s recent posts; using his nickname Stu, as the bases of the piece. I hope Stuart, and you all enjoyed it. This post is longer than usual, I just want to do something longer; to highlight my friend! So, send me your request; I will pick one, and post it next month, as Christmas approaches! Blessings to you all.
My love, why do You love me so? Your love is my one true love, there’s so many times that I’ve let You down; but we still have this endless love. My life, my heart, my soul; Your love is the one thing, that truly makes it all complete. You’re my first love, Your love was my first breath; the love within every breath I take. The very breath within my lungs, the love that helps my heart breathe; You are my endless love!
Your love guides my every step, so how can I not want to share; all my love with You? No one else knows me, no one else ever will; yes I do, do love You. Your love sees into my heart, Your love is why I can bare my soul; to express Your endless love. Two hearts, two hearts that beat as one. Feels like our love just begun, but I knew. Oh, how my heart knew, from the very beginning; that this love would be forever and always, my heart knew this would be an endless love!
I hold Your love so close to my heart, Your love truly means the world to me. Your love was the voice, the small still gentle whisper; that forever broke the silence within my heart. Your love is endless; whenever I find myself lost, Your love becomes relentless. There’s no shadow You won’t light up, no mountain You won’t climb up. No wall You won’t kick down, endlessly coming after me; everyday You give Yourself to me. This love I have inside, all the love I feel for You; I want to give it all back to You. I will never deny, what I have forever found in You; My Endless Love!
Endless love, written by: Lionel B. Richie, and originally sang as a duet with Diana Ross.
I chose this song today for a few reasons. When I reflect back on my life, it reminds me how truly blessed I am. How God has allowed my heart to see His endless love, at work within my life; the year 2018 marks some wonderful milestones for me. In January I started blogging, a calling I believe God has placed on my life. May 2018 was the 30th anniversary for my wife and I, another endless love my heart will forever cherish. November 2018 marks the 50th year of my birth, achieved only because of God’s amazing grace. When I think on His goodness, all my heart will ever see; Endless Love!
My heart is such a fan, such a fan of your love. Oh, how I dream, dream that your love; would take me out to the ball… game? I promise, that it won’t be the same old song and dance. This is a forever dance, your love, my heart; locked within an everlasting embrace. Your love is a MAJOR part of my life, a love in a LEAGUE of its own. So, why did your love SCOUT my heart? Why was my heart chosen, predestined; to know Your great love? My heart is grateful for such a love, no games will be played within; your love will be my hearts pursuit!
My heart has been elevated by your love, the SKIPPER. My heart skips a beat; being forever coached, by the rhythm of your love. Every day I do a reality check, some days it’s a serious gut check; am I truly giving You my best? I will never allow a subpar love, to PINCH HIT; in place of a truly genuine commitment. It’s not about a love of the game, but being forever in love; with Your heart. For me, a BUNT will never do; my love will forever swing for the fences. Having your heart as my one true love; undeniably a Home Run!
The WORLD is going through a SERIES of events, but nothing truly as important; as preparing for Your return. Just knowing Your love, that’s only gets a heart to First Base. Your love absolutely Stole my heart. So therefore, my heart will never STOP SHORT. Being forever in Your presence, eliminates the DOUBLE PLAY. A heart cannot serve two masters, love one, hate the other; no double talk. Being faithful until the very end, the heavens will open; my heart will be at HOME, with a PLATE set for me at the table!
Friends, you can’t afford to just sit on the bench, watching life pass by from a distance. A Dugout, is a covering; a shelter within the storms. Don’t just hide under the canopy, your love needs to be front and center. Willing and ready, for the ultimate call; to serve. I refuse to let life lull me to sleep, with softball pitches; this love is the Major Leagues. So bring the heat, show my heart the fire. Constantly FAST, I Pray my heart will never drop the BALL; trying to act FLY. A pitcher will never be needed, no amount of water; will ever quench the thirsting within my soul. In the past, I’ve been a knuckle head; thinking that Your love was a KNUCKLE BALL. Your love is the heat, felt deep within my bones!
Lukewarmness, turns a foolish heart; into a back… SLIDER. There’s no three strikes, Your love will never keep score. Practicing faithfulness, it’s very commendable; being consistent, truly admirable. But choosing to be absolutely intentional, with true acts of kindness; is truly the MAJOR LEAGUES. I’ve been known to be out in left field a time or two. Woulda, coulda, shoulda… done better. There can never be a no hitter, every single day; Your love is forever my HOME RUN. Your love went so deep, over the left field… side of my chest. This is not a game, when it comes to me and my heart. Your love hits it out of the park, every single time!