Posts Tagged ‘love’

Love is the answer.

Posted: November 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I’m slowly learning that “love” is the answer.  It doesn’t matter what the question is.  Have a problem at home?  Respond with love.  Have a problem at work?  Respond with love.  Have a problem at church (hey, it happens!) respond with love.

Now, I’m not talking about the romantic love.  I’m talking about loving people the way God loves us.  In John 13:34, God says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must
love one another.”

Sometimes I get so mad at my teenage son, that I forget to “love” him.  I’ve noticed that the more I respond in love, the better he is, the better I am, and the better our relationship is.  Sure, he still has consequences to his actions, but I try to remove the anger I feel and replace it with love.    I’ll admit, it’s not always easy to do, but when you see how effective it is, how much peace it brings you, you’ll want to love on everybody!

Feels like Christmas.

Posted: November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Last night as I was about to drift off to sleep, I had the feeling of Christmas.  I didn’t know what would be under my tree in the morning (Obama or Romney, Gay Marriage, Slots) and I was excited to wake up and find out.  It was almost a giddy experience.

When I woke up and googled the election results I was pretty dissapointed.  But, like all good Christians, I decided I would make the best of the decisions and continue to walk the Good walk to the best of my ability, despite the outcome of the election.

Then I checked Facebook.  WOW.  My heart sank.  So many people writing mean, hurtful posts.   I would guess that there will be a lot of unnecessary ruined relationships because of this election.  And for no reason, really.  God tells us to love one another, yet, I really didn’t see any love – anywhere – during this whole process.

My prayer now is that everyone can start new and focus on what is important.  Pray for leaders and in the meantime, just do what you can do to love each other and make the world a better place.  You don’t need an election to do that!  Then every day can feel like Christmas!

I wonder why.

Posted: October 16, 2012 in Faith
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Years ago when I was in a bad place in my personal life, I wrote this poem to try to express the pain I was feeling:

 

I wonder why life’s twists and turns

Never gives you what you really yearn

Someone to love you, to make you complete

To help you over life’s many hard feats.

 

I wonder why people often misunderstand

What you really want out of life’s grand plan

Someone to hold you, to tell you they care

To look in your eyes and really be there.

 

I wonder why things never seem to change

Heartache and pain always part of the game

You do your best always hanging tough

But in the end it’s still not enough.

 

I wonder why these things happen to me

When all I want is to love and be free

Be free to give and receive just the same

But it never seems to be part of the aim.

 

I wonder why I just sit here and stare

With teardrops falling wondering who cares

Hoping that one day all this hurt will end

And maybe my life will begin once again.

 

After having gone through two divorces (yes, two) and another failed relationship, I was at a loss as to why those relationships kept failing.  Knowing what I know now, I realize that the love I was looking for was not the love of a man, but the love of Jesus.  Unfailing love. Perfect love.  No one will love me more than Him.  When I think on that, I am overwhelmed with emotion. I don’t have to wonder about anything.  I know I am loved.