Love is not what you say, it’s what you do. How are you doing on the 14 Day Love Challenge? Depending on when you started you have already practiced being Patient and Kind. For those who began the Challenge on February 1st, today is a day to be mindful of Arrogance. Ouch. My friend, Mike Queen, always says, “Love is not what you say, it’s … Continue reading Putting Love Into Practice
We love to read the description of Love in 1 Corinthians 13. It’s a beautiful description of God’s love and the love that Paul expects to see reflected in Christian community. But it’s a challenging love to live out. It requires that we give the best of ourselves and believe the best in others. It demands that we allow God’s love to flow through us … Continue reading Take the 14 Day Love Challenge
The longer I would search for words to make Alaina feel better, the more speechless I became. There came a time when actions were the best way to show love. A simple hug, a trip to the park or even a meal at her favorite Bojangles on the way to her treatment.
The actions were beyond what the tongue could speak. Continue reading I Love You More Than the Tongue Can Speak
“Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good.” – Romans 12:9-21 (MSG) I love that Lent begins on Valentine’s Day this year. It makes it a bit challenging for those giving up chocolate for Lent, I suppose, but it’s appropriate, nonetheless. At the heart of it, the reflection and … Continue reading RE:Lent in a Relentless World
There is one resolution for 2018 that I pray will be at the top of your list and mine, for without it none of the others really amount to much in the end. It is simply this – “Remember to Love.” Continue reading Remember to Love
Today’s Word: LOVE Today’s Time of Stillness: 17 minutes “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 This Third Sunday in Advent we light the candle of Love. Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven to earth come down. Continue reading Love
The ‘Mary’ in me decided that Jesus cares a whole lot more about my mental stability than whether the little deer on the mantle are grouped in the aesthetically correct numbers. Or if I ever do actually finish those thank you notes.
Nope. He cares more about your spirit and heart and how you use them to grow and to love on others — his people — maybe even people we don’t understand or agree with, or even like. Continue reading More Like Mary… and Joseph