Who am I?
I've found that any attempt at self assessment falls all too easily into either egotistical chest pounding or a predictable list of likes and dislikes. I'll try to keep my list brief.
People without a sense of humor
The truth is that I'm simply an everyday sinner that has been saved by extraordinary grace. The likes/dislikes are truly incidental to that ultimate reality. I know that I'm truly far from perfect, but I truly think that what separates me from the masses of humanity out there is that I'm not afraid to be imperfect. So many people sit on the sidelines of life because they are afraid to learn in public. Imperfection is a gift because it presents you with endless opportunities to learn. I'm going to make 2013 a year of fearless learning, where I will do my best to live as the man "inside the arena" who dares greatly and lives peacefully with whatever outcome comes as a result. That's my goal. That's my prayer.
Who am I'm seeking?
I'm looking for an attractive, smart and funny Christian girl that isn't afraid to learn and laugh with me. If you can't laugh at yourself, you're taking life way too seriously. Life is meant to be a positive experience. Life is meant to be fun. Laughter is the greatest coping mechanism that we have yet contrived and it's lasted us this long for a reason. Let's not be afraid to use it on ourselves as well as one another. I'm game if you are!
The most important quality in any relationship is capacity of each party to love the other as well as him/herself. I think that the best description of love that I have heard is that "love is not about staring into the eyes of one's lover but about two people standing side by side with their eyes focused in the same direction." Love is the ultimate expression of friendship. It's not selfish or needy, it doesn't create unneccessary drama. It doesn't deal in judgements but delights in acceptance. That's what I want. focused in the same direction." Love is the ultimate expression of friendship. It's not selfish or needy, it doesn't create unneccessary drama. It doesn't deal in judgements but delights in acceptance. That's what the kind of relationship I want to help create.
I'm keeping my head up for a divine appointment with the woman that God has for me, but I'll take a cup of coffee first. There's no need to rush anything. If it's meant to be, there's literally nothing that can go wrong. I take comfort in that.