Monday, January 26, 2009

I'm here.

I've been a very bad blogger lately. I'm sorry.

There is really no excuse as to my being absent so much except for the fact that I just have not had much to write about lately. I wrote about my feelings toward the inauguration last week and well, I just don't feel like writing about politics as I'm finding myself increasingly annoyed by recent events.

I'm not feeling very inspired either.

So, I'll leave you with a beautiful quote that has recently become my heartcry as I've done some major soul searching lately.

"Deliver me, Jesus— from the desire to be praised, honored, glorified, preferred, consulted, or approved. Deliver me, Jesus, from the fear of being humiliated, criticized, forgotten, ridiculed, maltreated, and from the fear of what others will think. O Jesus, give me the grace to desire that others would be loved and esteemed ahead of me, that in the eyes of the world they would increase while I decrease, and praised while I pass by unnoticed, that others would be preferred in all situations, that others would become more than myself— in order that I would be as holy as You want me to be."

—Charles de Foucauld

I want to be that with everything inside of me. I truly do.


Sarah said...

This is one of my *all-time favorite* quotes/prayers. Mom clipped it out of an Elisabeth Elliot newsletter years and years ago. It has gotten me through many years of struggle.

Abbi said...

great quote!!
it's ok to have the blogger blues! you'll get it back!!!!

Casey said...

Amber this quote is beautiful! Mind if I steal it? I want to post this everywhere so I never forget it .. not once! I want to be everything I just read, and very little of what I am.

Thank you for posting this.

I too have been discouraged by recent happenings in politics, and by many of the words said by our new leader and his advisors. I hope and pray for the best, but I am not sure that is what we have ahead of us.


Andrea said...

Wonderful quote Amber. Thank you so much for sharing :)

Don't take too long of a blogging break! I need my Amber fix! hehe.

Lindsey said...

LOVE the quote!

The Polka Dotted Owl said...

Luv the quote, and sorry about the lack of bloggin inspiration. Luv the blog girlie!!

EastofKnoxville said...

We all go on hiatus sometimes. So here's to being inspired soon. The quote is beautiful and pretty inspiring I'd say.

RunTX said...

welcome back..that was a great quote. :)
I get the blues every now and's part of being wrapped up in this body. Remember we are spiritual beings having a human experience.