Love intently
Give generously
Receive graciously
Smile naturally
Encourage eagerly
Forgive immediately
Pray unceasingly
Help diligently
Prepare thoughtfully
Laugh joyfully
Trust implicitly 
Bless continually
Wait patiently
Serve gladly
Live peaceably
Choose wisely
Act authentically
Hope expectantly
Speak kindly
Nurture lovingly
Disciple devotedly
Fellowship faithfully
Lead effectively
Listen compassionately
Counsel sensibly
Work willingly
Tell truthfully
Plan prudently
Preach passionately
Rest reasonably
Teach intelligently
Drive defensively
Sing melodiously
Play happily
Age gracefully

Karin Ristau


Warren Baldwin said...


Ginny said...

My personal thing is always encouragement, but I think that love is the most important of these. And that would be why you put it first!

C said...

A yummy sundae with a very red cherry on top- age gracefully! Always a beautiful thing to say!


Anonymous said...

Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
similar in the past? Keep up the great work!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Absolutely fabulous, Karin. I'm so impressed. Your poetry and writings are wonderful. I wish you could publish some of them. This is one of the best...

So many perfect adjectives to go with the verbs.... WOW!!!

ellen b. said...

What a great list Karin! Love it!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Beautifully and Perfectly written! I love this! You obviously have a positive attitude, faith and wonderful heart! Following and will be back!

Have a Great & Blessed Weekend!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful and very useful.

George said...

What a wonderful world this would be if we would only 'Do It'!

Glenda said...

I need to print and post this as a reminder of how to live a Christ-like life! Great list, Karin!

Karabeth Baptist Homeschool said...

Yes, we should stop talking about it and just get busy. We're supposed to do everything that our hand finds to do with all our might, right?!

Thanks for the encouragement.


Monica Sharman said...

The one that stood out to me right away:
"Smile naturally"
(and I do, here!)

Anonymous said...

Great post, I am almost 100% in agreement with you

Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon

Looking forward to your next post

Anonymous said...

Hey - I am certainly happy to find this. cool job!