Posts tagged love
Holding Hands: love that lasts a lifetime

They walk very slowly up the aisle of the church, wrinkled hands clasped, and take their places together every week, front and center. Always together, softly swaying to the music, lifting hands in prayer, never letting go with the other set of hands. They are one. When the music turns lively, their hands swing together to the beat and the man’s feet start a little jig.....

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How to love- when the feeling isn't there
“But love, in the Christian sense, does not mean an emotion.  It is a state not of the feelings but of the will; the state of the will which we have naturally about ourselves, and must learn to have about other people.” – C.S. Lewis

The quote above is from C.S. Lewis’s book, Mere Christianity. (affiliate link) The command from Jesus to love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:31) is clear, leaving no room for argument.  It’s a basic tenant of Christianity.  Even people outside the faith know about this rule…and yes, they’re watching, to see how we do (or do not) follow through on it.   It sounds simple, but what does it really mean to love your neighbor as yourself?

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Love Notes & Camp Care Packages (with free printable)

My daughter recently joined her high school dance team, so she wanted to try my old dance team uniform on for fun. I dug out a large Rubbermaid container, where I had stored the mementos of my school days and found it for her.  The uniform fit perfectly.  It was like I had stepped into a time machine and was looking at myself, twenty some years ago.  Surreal.

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Spirit Lead Me Where My Trust is Without Borders

I started this blog/book with a story about letting go of expectations, the story of how I dealt with the loss of a church I loved.  That experience was the catalyst behind what you’ve been reading.  I knew that letting go of expectations meant that I needed to trust Jesus with all of my heart.  I wasn’t sure I did, so I decided to learn as much as I could about what it means to trust God and how to do it.

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The Sign- a goodbye tradition

The walk to school each morning isn’t long enough. I understand better now, why my son has a million and one stall tactics for bedtime each night. One more drink, a sudden episode of utter starvation, a missing stuffed animal that he simply cannot sleep without, a request for more snuggles...the list goes on and on. He loves life and he doesn’t want to miss out on anything. If he hears laughter after he’s been tucked into bed, he’ll come running, footed pajamas shuffling along the wood floors, to the living room.

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Your Sovereign Hand Will Be My Guide

’ve written a lot up to this point on why God is trustworthy and how it helps us live a life of joy and peace when we put our trust in him, but today, I want to write about how trusting God is an act of worship that we can give to him.  It’s hard to understand how much it means to God, for us to say, your sovereign hand will be my guide, until we understand how much he really loves us.  Pause for a moment and think about this…. God loves you so much, that even if you were the only one on earth who needed saving, who needed his Son to die for your sin; he still would have made that sacrifice for you alone. 

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