Let's be reasonable with one another, shall we?

Saturday, December 06, 2008

A Reasonable Blogger!!!

I have found another recipient for my Reasonable Blogger Award.

I have been watching this lady and I want to say that she goes BEYOND REASONABLE.
She is so patient and kind and always looking for the best in others. She inspires me.

Michele's unmatched patience and kindness.

When I see some of her comments around blogdom, I am reminded of the passage that says "love hopes all things, bears all things, believes all things." She serves up a hearty portion of love and patience at times when I would surely be utterly exasperated (and indeed I have, just reading these things non-particpatory).

Some might say she's wasting her time in these efforts, but the Lord loves her heart and will reward her richly for even these small internet efforts. In her non-internet life, she probably does this in an even more fervent manner, I imagine. Her endeavors will be recognized... whether those she works to win respond relationally... or not.

Take a look at her blog.
Sanc's blog

10 Comments:

  • shes got a cool blog.. you are rignt

    By Blogger DD2 aka Debonair Dude, at 12/06/2008 4:14 PM  

  • Rose, if I'm not overstepping my bounds, I agree & 2nd your nomination!! She is a gerat blogger & sister in Christ. God Bless!

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at 12/06/2008 9:36 PM  

  • DD2 Dude,
    haha!
    What an interesting comment to get. I have never seen you around any of the blogs I visit. Did you just happen by here and then check out Michele's blog? Or have you visited me before?

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/08/2008 8:47 AM  

  • David,
    There are no bounds for you, brother!!
    Your comments are appreciated and your opinion is respected most highly. :~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/08/2008 8:48 AM  

  • What?!?

    Rose! What a kind thing! :D What about yourself, huh? I always seeing you exhibiting the self-control of silence and speaking kindness. You really encouraged me... last Wednesday I was called to testify to a judge and declare the truth, like a dividing sword, between the wills and testimony of two friends. It was very painful, very difficult.

    I must go wash dishes and change a diaper so that I can feel normal again...

    :D

    You are a blessing to all who meet you!
    Love, Michele

    By Blogger Sanctification, at 12/08/2008 2:33 PM  

  • Good morning, Rose,

    I want to tell you a little more about my two friends in opposition. For a year I have been listening to their two separate sides. But, I raised my right hand and swore to tell the truth. I sat there. I could barely lift my face. I didn't tell them anything they hadn't heard from me before, but the look on each of their faces, was one of betrayal.

    I loved them so thoroughly one-on-one that I think they both expected me, as I took the stand, to side for them.

    On the next day, the one forgave me but the other, the one I am closest with, did not. We texted for hours since, and then finally yesterday, she forgave me.

    There has been much talk of ecumenism lately. Love and truth can co-exist. But the truth that I shared was so absorbently couched in love and acceptance, and I think that is the only thing that has made these relationships endure beyond that one extreme moment of fault-finding coupled with some consequences before the judge of their destiny.

    Rose, I'm rejoicing this morning that they both saw past their anger to the real commitment and love I've always given them, and, we are restored, perhaps closer than before, even?

    Praise God for his work to soften their hearts back to me! I was deeply burdened, and, the LORD is good, He is very, very good.

    I think some people see love = ecumenism. Are they the same? What do you think?

    God is greater than our hearts and isn't that wonderful,
    Michele

    By Blogger Sanctification, at 12/09/2008 2:36 PM  

  • Hi Rose
    Pleasant words are as a honey-comb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.


    In the Ecumenical Movement wasn’t it considered ecumenical when the Pope kissed the Koran?

    Does love = truth?

    I believe love and truth can only co-exist in Christ. Because if it's not in the light where is it?

    Was Paul being ecumenical when he told the Judizers what he wished they would do?

    I know somethings are better left unsaid even if they are true and that's where love rules.

    Some lost people have great patience, and others seem to be able to give sacrifical love and their not even saved. Strange uh? But we know as born again believers that when love and truth come together they are ONLY found in one place . . .Christ and He gets ALL the glory!!!

    alvin

    By Blogger alvin, at 12/10/2008 10:05 PM  

  • Michele,
    You are too kind. This post is about you, not me. You know I don't agree with everything that you believe and vice versa, but I appreciate your grace so much.

    That situation that you were involoved in with your friends sounds very difficult. I am glad that you have come out the other end seeing the blessing.

    Thanks for *being* a blessing.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/11/2008 10:32 AM  

  • Alvin,
    Yes the ecumenical movement is more like that - the pope kissing the Koran, but I have seen the word used in the past of real Christians just accepting that other real Christians see things differently than themselves. That is not ecumenical -but it is tolerant. I see virtue in tolerance, but some see it as sin. Oh well.

    Your comment about love and truth is so true. Alvin, it is poetry the way you have written that... just beautiful. Thanks for your visit and for the blessing!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/11/2008 10:35 AM  

  • Michele,
    Diapers do that to ya, don't they? They really bring us off our high horses. I think we Christians need more diaper changing!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 12/11/2008 10:36 AM  

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