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Posts tagged ‘love’

Friends For Life

post250pix1“Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.” — Clarence the Angel from, It’s a Wonderful Life

Yesterday as I wrapped up a fantastic (and too rare) keep reading here

To Share or Not Share

post249pic1Sharing – we all know what it means – giving a bit of what we have to others so that we all have the same thing in common. I think most of us would agree that sharing, for the most part, is a good thing.

Well, it is a good thing when what we are sharing is stuff – you know, cookies, toys, food, clothes, maybe homes, and cars. But what about sharing ideas or opinions. Sometimes that can be keep reading here

Christmas Forgiveness

post241graphic1If I were to ask you what is your favorite thing about Christmas, some of you would respond: Family. If I were to ask what do you dread most, some of you would say: Family.

This past week, in conversations with friends, continue reading here

Looking In A Mirror

post198pic1My sister and I are staying with my grandsons for eight days while their mom and dad are in England laying the groundwork for their move later this year. This time is a treasure for me, but let’s face it – there is a lot I have forgotten since raising my own boys. I especially forgot the amount of energy that is required to keep up with a four and six-year-old, and the extreme organization that is required!

Thankfully, Nikki has continue here

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is Sunday! We have less than a week to figure out how to make the most important people in our lives feel loved and appreciated. The world tells us that this is the day above all days to prove and show our love. The pressure is on!

The world also tells us what to do: buy cards, candy, or flowers, make romantic dinner reservations, get a babysitter, hold hands and go for a long sunset stroll or send a gigantic teddy bear (what?).

All of those are great ideas (well, except for the humongous teddy bear), but what if Valentine’s Day comes and goes and we didn’t get what we had hoped for? Does that mean we find more here

Love: The Missing Link

post166graphic“And yet I will show you the most excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” – 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:1 NIV

Boy, are we hearing a cacophony of resounding gongs and clanging cymbals of late! There is a lot of name-calling, Bible quoting, hurtful, slanderous, and hateful words tossed around by many angry Christians and with good reason, but perhaps poor judgment.

Christians are writing and saying unkind things to both Christians and non-Christians. There seems to be an air of confrontation permeating every conversational medium and continue here

When Discontent is the Right Thing

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It started with a single video, and not a one of us wanted to believe what we were seeing and hearing. Then, one after another, more videos were released and truth hit us squarely right between the eyes.

I’ve never had an abortion, so I can’t speak for the women who have; however, I can speak to Christians who are called to be like Jesus. We must open our hearts, arms, and lives to the men and women who need to be loved, restored, and supported. We must not break their bruised souls. We must not snuff out the smoldering embers of their faith.

Yes, my heart breaks for the continue here

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