Missing pieces and the love that heals

For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we…

Too Big? Start Small.

I love Valentine’s Day. As a child, I loved the chocolate, red hearts, and cards. I would walk around throughout the year in pursuit of heart shaped rocks.  Knowing my passion, my husband has purchased heart shaped boxes for me for special occasions during our many years of marriage. I’m not sure why this Valentine’s Day…

Love never dies

The snow had not arrived, but the forecast was imminent. I drove to my destination with anticipation.  The Holy Spirit was already there. Her room was peaceful with cards from little ones strung on a twine in the window, notes of encouragement taped to the walls, and a plaque that reminded her and all visitors…

God’s Love Wins

1 Corinthians 13:7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Christmas is a time of remembering.  We reflect back on the years as we engage in traditions and in the making of new traditions. I am watching my oldest navigate and enjoy her first Christmas in marriage, and…

Bankrupt without love

2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned…

The Way of Love

I Corinthians 13 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. Chapter 13 of I Corinthians describes a holy love called agape. The essence of agape love is goodwill, benevolence, and willful delight in the object of love. Unlike our English word…