Category: love

Do I Need to Climb Into the Pit to Understand You?

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 21:15When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love…

Valuable Valentine

Trace the curves of Virtue, She softens your soul with her joy, and kneads stresses away with her attentive ear. How tenderly she leans into your perspective, and fills your world with fresh fragrance. Cradle her heart like a valuable valentine– You are nurturing the…

Perfect Loves Sweeps Out Fear

Perfectly loved, unafraid because You make yourself comfortable in my heart. Wallpapering my soul with scripture, flinging open windows and locked doors to the sunshine of your joy. Removing stumbling blocks Removing doubt that clutters. Lifting my face to gaze into your unblemished love. Choosing me….

Giving Impossible Circumstances to the God of Possibilites

Edgar Allen Poe dug up Annabel Lee . . . or so the ghost tour guide in Charleston, South Carolina wanted us to believe. Often times we take bits of truth such as, Poe wrote a lot about dying women and he is shrouded in mystery and blow…

Love is a State of Being Not a State of Doing

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 4.  ____________is patient and kind; ___________ does not envy or boast; __________ is not arrogant 5or rude. __________ does not insist on its own way; ___________ is not irritable or resentful;b 6 ___________does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7___________ bears all things,…

I Don’t Need Fifty Shades Of Grey: Just Give Me One-Of-A-Kind Black And White Love

I have had enough shades of grey in my life, it has left me lost, confused, afraid, and depressed. Seems to me that our world keeps trying to sell us cheap grey imitations of love when what we crave is black and white love! I have…

Getting Ready Completely: Putting on our spiritual wardrobe

How can I be complete, when I feel so disconnected from life because of my son’s death? How can I get my children ready for the battles they will face? . . . Clothe myself in love.

Hitting the Mark: What is affecting my aim?

Turn the Page: John 7:16-18  16So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17“If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak…

Remembering to Give Thanks

1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. My…

Grandma’s Perseverance Lessons

Psalm 105:8 He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations . . . My grandmother on my father’s side laughed like a teenage girl. I loved to hear her giggle. One summer I got to spend several weeks…

Grieving with Hope: Painting my son’s room

Turn the Page: Today is a hard day to turn. I don’t feel particularly sad, just unsure. Lord reveal your purpose for today. Amen This is one more large day without Jonathan. We are painting Daniel’s room today and maybe that is harder than…