Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thoughtful Thursdays: Passion

What's YOUR passion?

Webster's dictionary has 5 different definitions for the word. The fifth version says passion is:

"ardent affection : love b: a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept c: an object of desire or deep interest
— pas·sion·less
\-ləs\ adjective "

I feel as thought my passions in life change with time. During this current chapter in life, I feel most passionate about providing a warm, welcoming home for my husband, family and friends. Its important to me daily that things look nice, picked up, clean and comforting. I want it to be a place that my husband and others enjoy coming to and feel at rest.





What I strive for:






What I avoid: (and yes, this is the same room...after renovation :)

I am also passionate about creating good meals for Zack or our guests. I love to try new recipes, create different menus, and make appetizing, filling meals for my man who works 10 hour days of manual labor :) So here's what I love to make...




And here's what I try to avoid... (not that I don't make a mean PBJ every so often...)



So, what are your passions in life?

24 lovely comments:

Weeksie50 said...

Oh, I love this post. I love the visuals. I am passionate about my faith, my family, and my friends. I want to be so close to God. I wanna be a rock for my family and a good laugh or a shoulder to cry on for my friends.. and I want to make a difference in the lives of children. I am also very passionate about high school basketball and OU football. I have much love both of these sports..

HeathahLee said...

I am passionate about my Worship Team. I am our alto section leader and I absolutely adore them. I want us as a whole to strive for excellence when we draw others in to worship the Lord Jesus each Sunday. Along with that passion goes the passion to sing for Him, as well. I can't get enough of it!

My home - My life said...

Hmm good post - I am passionate about several things.

1. I am passionate about my home (like you said). I love having my home clean, things picked up and in order, wash done, dinner on the table, etc... This doesn't all happen as often as I like but it is something that is imporatant to me.
2. I am passionate about my hubby. I have learned over the past 2 years of marriage that you do have to be intentional about having a loving and good marriage and that is SO important to me.
3. I don't have kids yet but hopefully when I do I will be passionate about them. I already dream of who I want them to be and the mother I hope I can be for them.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I'm passionate about my marriage, my family and my home.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Great post! Love the pics! I'm passionate about my family, our home too, getting involved in a new church, and eventually conducting/teaching again :)

Rebecca Taylor said...

I love this post too! I am passionate about my husband, my family, the Lord, leadership, and event planning!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Great post. My passions have definitely changed a lot in the last year. I now have a passion for making my house a home,cooking, basically all of my passions come back to one thing--my husband.

My Little Nest said...

Right now, I am most passionate about being healthy in mind, body and spirit. So,as for mind, I am passionate about providing an excellent education for my kids. I homeschool two, and one is in school. As for body, I am passionate about giving my hubby and kids nutritious meals! Today, it's chicken breasts in the crockpot with soup and cooking wine, broccoli, and potatoes. And for spirit, staying close to God.

Tori said...

Right now I am mostly passionate about food..jk! But you should post some of your recipes!! I really am wanting to cook right now...like things from scratch instead of the mostly made deals from the store!

Caroline said...

wow that food looked mouth watering!

Megan said...

I am passionate about my marriage, finding a good church to make roots in, and my family.. Oh and of course blogging. I love blogging. Lovely post!

Karen said...

I'm passionate about life. I love the opportunity to live, to learn, to enjoy.
I'm also passionate about family. They are what is the best about me.
The "thing" I'm most passionate about now is financial literacy. The more I know, the less I fear I have about my families future.

Misty said...

Nikke over at Mom is in the fishbowl sent me your way... WOW... I am in blog- love. In other words, I love your blog... and it fits right in with my month of pink...

I have the same passions... I love it. Although, I'm being told, that my Faith and other things should be above that of my home and the food I cook... I think I need better lessons in balance.

Miss Anne said...

My Passions... (in list form):

Becoming closer with God
Loving my partner/family
Being the best friend I can be
Creating
Cooking
Decorating my home
(shopping) *ha!*

love this post!

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sassy stephanie said...

Mine change all the time. Used to be passionate about running marathons in the name of a charity, but a move recently has left me with no training group and the passion is fading. boo hoo

Amy said...

My kids, my husband, and teaching. Not necessarily in that order!

ThriftyNurseWife said...

Hey, this is not really related to your post. I feel so bad becuase I haven't gotten to send my package to my swap person. I work nights and every time it's been closed by the time I wake up. Plus I must have deleted her addy. Could you send it to me? Thanks. I haven't received mine either yet so i guess I'm not the only one. I still feel bad.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

lovely post - my kids don't get PB&J - EVER - really they have never had PB - EVER!! I will cook a healthy lunch every single day for them! pasta with vodka sauce or alfredo sauce! My passion right now is my kids - and their wellbeing!

Lindsey said...

Great post! You are such a great wife! I could never make that meal you made!
I'm passionate about my God, my marriage, my job and family

heather said...

You have a beautiful home! And you can invite me over for dinner anytime! Yum!

My passions? Writing. Dancing. Photography.

Sara said...

my greatest passion is serving the Lord and building my marriage...i am super uber passionate about wanting to be a long-term foreign missionary with my husband!

Amy said...

This meal makes me think about thanksgiving.... which is right around the corner. I am passionate about my faith, my friends, and my family. I love to cook, organize, photograph, and create new things. GA football is one of my favorite things to see on fall saturdays.

Rebeckah said...

This was a great post! I am most passsionate about making sure my son is safe and happy and well cared for! Then I am passionate about showing my love to my family and my parents. I strive to always say "I love you" to each member of my family daily! And lastly, I am passionate about my job being a social worker and helping children that are suffering and in need!

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