You take me as I am
Into your new scarred hands
and when I run so far away
you always call me back again
into your open arms
not matter what ive done
amazing grace has found me here
because of what you've done, for me

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Keep Your Standards High.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Boo back to you Adrian. And hello Jinghui! I miss you all!
My posts are so long these few days, I'm starting to feel like a long winded grandmother. Well, besides that, there's nothing much for me to do. Just writing and bowling. I came across this poem in a book that I absolutely love. I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris. If you're in the cycle of endless dating without knowing where your final destination is, read it. [Note from author - Not that I'm in that position. Because to people, I'm not worth dating.] Get to the stores and buy it. The poem maybe written in old style, but get past that. You'll see what I mean.

A Woman's Question - Lena Lathrop

Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing
Ever made by the Hand above?
A woman's heart, and a woman's life-
And a woman's wonderful love.

Do you know you have asked for this priceless thing
As a child might ask for a toy?
Demanding what others have died to win,
With a reckless dash of a boy.

You have written my lesson of duty out,
Manlike, you have questioned me.
Now stand at the bars of my woman's soul
Until I shall question thee.
You require your mutton shall always be hot,
Your socks and your shirt be whole;
I require your heart be true as God's stars
And as pure as his heaven your soul.

You require a cook for your mutton and beef,
I require a far greater thing;
A seamstress you're wanting for socks and shirts-
I look for a man and a king.

A king for the beautiful realm called Home,
And a man that his Maker, God,
Shall look upon as He did on the first
And say: "It is very good."

I am fair and young, but the rose may fade
From this soft young cheek one day;
Will you love me then 'mid the falling leaves,
As you did 'mong the blossoms of May.

Is your heart an ocean so strong and true,
I may launch my all on its tide?
A loving woman finds heaven or hell
On the day she is made a bride.

I require all things that are grand and true,
All things that a man should be;
If you give this all, I would stake my life,
To be all you demand of me.

If you cannot be this, a laundress and cook
You can hire and little to pay;
But a woman's heart and a woman's life
Are not to be won that way.

I know this poem may be talking about marriage. But doesn't it speaks to dating people as well? Keep your standards high as you consider even the possibility of dating. Because a guy who asks of you to lower it, is not worth your time. To sum it all up, read the book!

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