15 April 2007

one crazy tulip

I keep thinking about what it means to be all the way Anna. All of us are created so so differently-different story, relationships, personality, experiences.

There are tulips everywhere. In a lot of the beds, there will be just one tulip that's a different color than all the rest. I don't want to stick out, like that, but I am challenged. It's refreshing to be around people that are the MOST themselves and allow you to be the MOST yourself possible. That's how I want to be.


Ligaya Peterson said...

Cussing breeds cussing? I don't know what you're talking about.

Libby said...

What a beautiful photo! I didn't even see that one different tulip. I think you can be different but still blend in well, don't you? :)

nate hughes said...

my problem is i totally want to stand out! hmmm...

Matt & Sharon Mormance said...

Hi Anna,

So, I was reading Philemon this morning and came across verse 6:

"I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understandinf of every good thing we have in Christ."

. . .and then I remembered that this was the verse you used to pray for me. I remember when you chose it (while we were both still living back in the dorm) secretly wondering why you chose it. My giftings and job were all about discipleship - not evangelism.

As soon as I read this verse today I had pictures mind of Vaida, Agne, Tatjana, Nerijus, Mindaugas and many others with whom I've had the chance to share the gospel. So, I'm writing to let you know that your prayer is being answered - that I'm having many opportunities to be active in sharing my faith and also that my understanding of what I have in being "in Christ" is deepening in a really fresh way. I am more aware now of my need for God than ever before!

So, all that to say - Thank you Anna for praying for me! :-)


Julie Brown said...

differintiation (sp?)... a friend and I have been reading a book together and through out the book in different places and ways it addressed the issue of being fully ones self in the midst of life. Creating deep and meaningful relationships allowing the other to be fully who they are and you yourself maintaining fully who you are. Defferintiation vs. immeshment. Well, I know I'm commenting on this nearly a month after it was written, but non the less I pray that you can be fully ANNA among everything and everyone else.