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He Fought For Me


by Trisha LaCoste


"I just wish someone would fight for me!" It almost sounds silly to me now, but these words actually came from my own mouth. Have you ever felt like someone gave up on you too soon? A parent? A spouse? A friend?

Well, I can say that I have felt this way. Rejected. Replaced. Used. And it hit me recently that maybe all I really need is for someone to fight for me. Treasure me. Protect me. Prove their love by going the distance, even when I'm unlovable.

As I wallowed in self-pity the other night, I realized that I was acting in a way that wasn't very becoming. I knew I was being selfish. Stubborn. Unlovable. Childish, even. Sometimes it's easy to recognize when I'm acting this way, but that doesn't mean it's easy to change my attitude. I've even given myself pep talks before. They go something like this:

Sensible Me: "Trisha, come on. You know you're acting silly. Cheer up. You have a lot of things for which you can be thankful."

Pitiful Me: "But life's not fair. I never thought I'd have to walk this path. I'm tired of being strong. I just want to feel sorry for myself right now."

Sensible Me: "Life isn't fair. Isn't that what you tell the kids all the time? That doesn't mean you should sit around and mope. Get up and do something. Make a change. You don't have to be strong. God will carry you."

So what do I do? Yep. I usually mope some more. It's just easier that way.

But on this particular night, I turned on some music, because music speaks to my soul. I just need to do some soul searching when I get in these moods. I pulled up a song on Youtube that is one of my favorites from long ago.
   

Love Song by Third Day
I've heard it said that a man would climb a mountain
Just to be with the one he loves.
How many times has he broken that promise?
It has never been done.
I've never climbed the highest mountain,
But I walked the hill of Calvary.

Just to be with you, I will do anything
There's no price I would not pay, no.
Just to be with you, I would give everything
I would give my life away.

I've heard it said that a man would swim the ocean
Just to be with the one he loves.
All of those dreams are an empty emotion.
It can never be done.
I've never swam the deepest ocean,
But I walked upon the raging sea.

Just to be with you, I will do anything
There's no price I would not pay, no.
Just to be with you, I would give everything
I would give my life away.

I know that you don't understand
the fullness of My love.
How I died upon the cross for your sins.
And I know that you don't realize
how much that I give you,
But I promise, I would do it all again.

Just to be with you, I've done everything
There's no price I did not pay, no.
Just to be with you, I gave everything.
Yes, I gave my life away.
Just to be with you.


That's when it hit me! Someone did fight for me! When I was unlovable, selfish, stubborn and childish, not only did Jesus fight for me, He gave His life for me. In light of that, should it really matter if I ever find someone on earth willing to fight for me? Honestly, even if I felt like someone was willing to fight for me, they would still be human. They would still make mistakes. They would still hurt me. That's why I have to learn to get my validation from my Savior...not from anyone or anything on this earth. Otherwise, I'm simply setting myself up for a lifetime of disappointments and mopey days.

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God." Colossians 3:1-3

I'm glad I wrote this. The next time I have a pity party, I'll be sure to log on and read this again. I need reminders on a regular basis!

Trisha LaCoste

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Write Trisha and share your thoughts on her story!
  
Trisha LaCoste is a photographer who lives in Southern Alabama. Her four children Hunter, Mason, Kyla, and Jayden give her inspiration every day to use either her photography skills or her wiriting skills. You can check out her website at
www.lacostephotography.com or check out her blog and read more of her writing at: http://accessbyfaith.blogspot.com/2010/07/he-fought-for-me.html

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Creation Q & A


Q: Do women have more ribs than men?

A: One of the most persistent arguments used by many to "prove" the Bible is true is that women have more ribs than men. This "fact" is glibly repeated over coffee and donuts or innocently recited to children in Sunday School. After all, the Bible does say that woman was made from one of Adam's ribs.

And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (Genesis 2:21-22)

These verses tell us how God made the first woman. But would women from that point have more ribs than men? No.

If someone accidentally cut off a finger or lost an arm or leg in an accident, would we expect children he had after the loss to be missing a finger, arm, or leg? If a man has an appendix or gall bladder removed, would his children be born without these organs? Of course, no one would even suggest such a thing. However, in the case of Adam and his rib, this unsupportable concept continues to be propagated.

Continue reading to learn why this idea is not biblically or scientifically accurate, in an article from our new web series, Arguments Christians Should Not Use at: http://srv.ezinedirector.net/?n=4091067&s=98471187#


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This new addition to our web site will give you an article on the leading news in the
Creation/Evolution controversy each day. This section also includes a rotating
Question and Answer feature and a weekly Creation Comic strip from the people
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article that will help you keep up to date on the latest news in this controversial area!

  

 

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Thought For The Day

You see things and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never
were and I say, "Why not?" --George Bernard Shaw


Verse for the Day

"Without faith it is impossible to please God."
Hebrews 11:6


Kid's Thought For The Day

"How do you know you can't make a rocket out of tinfoil boxes and
cardboard unless you try?"


Parent's Thought For The Day

"There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're
born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then."
--Hazel Scott


Coach's Thought For The Day

"It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares
who gets the credit!"


Writer's Thought For The Day

"If I don't have anything to say for three or four months, I just don't
write. When I read a book, I can always tell if the writer has written
through a block. If he or she had just waited, it would have been better or
different, or a little more natural. You can see the seams." --Toni Morrison


Deep Thought For The Day

"I locked my coat-hanger in the car. Good thing I had a key."

 

 

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Dear Michael,

"I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the beautiful video you made for me! It was so special to see both of my parents in tears as they watched their children grow up in pictures before their eyes! I loved the way you made Estania's part set aside from the rest--that was the part that really got them! The music was beautiful. My mom kept blubbering, "What song is that?" I don't know how you did such a beautiful job with the video in such a short time. I really appreciate your doing it so quickly. You have a wonderful gift, and I thank God that you are using it to create such sentimental memories. I hope that I can find my niche like that in an area that I love. Your video gave us one of our most lasting Christmas memories! I hope yours was filled with moments to be treasured forever!"


Love,
Trisha
Silverhill, AL

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