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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Life

Life’s most prolific lessons are ones that are learned through failure and taught by being lived; with few words seldom spoken. I now strive to be nice and caring, more than I want to avoid being walked on. I yearn to be honest, far more than I seek respect. It has become and endeavor of mine to “learn” more than to achieve social status. I have reached a point of understanding within myself where I seek the “good life” over the quintessential “material life”. I have achieved a level of personal gratification by not just weathering the violent storms that paint the finishing touches on the canvas we call life’s masterpiece. Rather, taking the time to learn to enjoy the rain, no matter how severe, and pull some tidbit of knowledge and understanding from its driving drops. I have discovered a hidden truth in life, that to serve another, is to serve ones true desires.





I want to keep trying, despite failing.



14 comments:

  1. Mr. Shirley,

    Sir you have brought tears to my eyes today as I read what you have so thoughtfully posted. Your words have spoken more than volumes to me. I will take your words with me today and keep them with me through the future steps of my life.

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  2. Very Nicely said for sure!!!!! Comes straight from your heart as I feel ya. Keep up the great work, I love love love the show and everyone in it!!!!!

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  3. wow that right there is true wisdom an i have never felt something so deeply by just reading something but when i read this my eyes starting tearing up cause this is how i feel but can never seem to live it i watch ur show all the time and ur words r very true and a lot of people could learn from u thank you so much for inspiring me to do better god bless u an yours sincerly geno whetstone

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  5. Life is all about learning and failing, that's what makes us more stronger by the lessons we learn the older we get.. Failing 'despite what some may think' dose not make a person weak, its just a curve ball of the life we lead...

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  6. Wow that's really good I've never heard it put so deep I sometimes wonder if I'm really that strong cause sometimes I can't let the storm go and enjoy the rain any kind of words of wisdom u could give me

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  7. You are the light at the end of my tunnel Mr Ronnie. I have so many bad days from physical pain. What kind of encouragement can you give me?

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  8. Ronnie, after the meet and greet in Oshkosh, WI - and seeing where you were back then - and to see you post this has given me inspiration. I sent you a message on Facebook, but you never replied. I'm more than sure that you are overwhelmed with messages and so forth, so I understand. Just know that we all fall down sometimes, and we're continually saved by the grace of God. Do good things, and give the glory to God. Thanks for opening up bro.

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  9. Ronnie, after the meet and greet in Oshkosh, WI - and seeing where you were back then - and to see you post this has given me inspiration. I sent you a message on Facebook, but you never replied. I'm more than sure that you are overwhelmed with messages and so forth, so I understand. Just know that we all fall down sometimes, and we're continually saved by the grace of God. Do good things, and give the glory to God. Thanks for opening up bro.

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  10. I love the show and hope it continues on, but I am concerned that you are leading a lot of people down the path that God doesn't want them to and I say this only because your church doesn't glorify Jesus by calling it a name in which the bride would be called Dirt when Jesus calls the Church his bride and if it is his bride it would more than likely be called a Church of Christ, My brides last name is named after mine so did you name your bride after some one elses last name or was she named after yours. I hope you understand what I am trying to say and I would like to meet you face to face so that we could discuss this matter as I said before I love your show but to keep running it even after you get old you should look into finding a way to get a police officer to go with you all on repos. Life was licked by Jesus when he died and rose from the grave..

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    1. I want to respond only to the "Dirt" comment. Was it God who made dirt? Dirt is probably one of the most precious things on this living planet. From dirt comes life, and from life comes...well, you can take it from there. We all feed on what makes us, and as human beings, we need dirt...just as we need the food or byproducts that come from dirt. I don't see an issue with it. "God made dirt, and dirt shouldn't hurt" was Ronnie's original setting of the Dirt Church blog. And if God made dirt, then why is it bad to name his temple that he built for God anything different? As I have sat and pondered this for hours before responding, I just can't find anything in Scripture that tells us what we can name or can't name a church. As long as WE are giving the glory to God, does it matter?

      Dear Lord,
      I thank you for giving us this way of communication. I ask you bless this forum, and the people whom come and take time to read into these people's lives. We give the glory to you, Father, who gives us eternal life through your Son. Thank you for the cross, and thank for for what You are going to do in our lives. Amen

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  11. God bless you Ronnie. Thank so much for not being afraid to let your Religious beliefs be known. So many out there would prefer if we Christians were to keep that part of our lives behind closed doors.

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    1. Amen!!! I AGREE!!! I have no shame for my lord and I shout it out!!! JESUS IS MY SAVIOR!!!!!

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  12. BLESS YOU AND YOURS FOR SHOWING THE REAL WAY OF LIFE AND THE TRUE CURVES THAT COME WITH IT!!!! YOU AND YOURS ARE AN INSPIRATION TO MANY THAT KNOW MATTER WHAT YOU CAN SHOW KINDNESS IN ANY SITUATION!! I LOVE HOW Y'ALL WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO YOU KNOW HAVE JUST FALLEN ON HARD TIMES AND SHOW THAT Y'ALL HAVE HEARTS! NEVER GIVE UP ON TRYING TO BE THE MAYOR YOU MAY HAVE LOST THIS TIME BUT NEXT TIME YOU WILL GET IT!!! YOU WOULD MAKE THE PERFECT MAYOR!!!

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