Posts Tagged "love"

Sabbatical!

I’m now enjoying my long-awaited sabbatical! Heather and I are in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains near Pigeon Forge, TN. The mountains, trees, wildlife and flowers are beautiful. Heather and I have had some awesome hikes to rejuvenate after some long, grueling weeks of work. It’s a great place to read and catch up on a number of things I’ve had to push off until now. A big priority is preparing for the latter part of the...

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Fall in Love

There’s a fairy tale notion of love that we just “fall in love” when we meet the right person. If we find Mr. or Mrs. Right, then the result of such falling in love is living happily ever after. Not so. True love is based on a decision to invest in another person. Yes, it’s great to start with someone that you find attractive for various areas of common interest or outer beauty. But, for that relationship to grow and...

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Love Incarnate

Incarnate. Not a word you hear used very often in common conversation. However, it’s a word that’s tremendously comforting. Incarnate literally means “in the flesh.” At Christmas, we celebrate that Jesus took on our human flesh. He was born with a body like yours and mine. He breathed, hungered, ate, thirsted, drank, grew weary, slept, shivered, suffered and died…in the flesh…for us. His love for us was not...

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Icons of Jesus

Icon = a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something. Every relationship in your life is to be an “icon” of the relationship between Jesus and His beloved bride, the church. The way you love others is to reflect the way Jesus loves you. Our love, like the love of Jesus, is to be sacrificial, unconditional and incarnational. We’re to give up our own self-love. We’re to love others no matter what....

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MY Birthday Present

Today is not my birthday. It IS my wife, Heather’s, birthday. I want to publicly thank God for the wonderful “birthday present” he gave to me on this day. Next to Jesus and His eternal salvation, Heather is the GREATEST gift I’ve ever received. To Heather I wish to proclaim for all to hear… My Dearest Heather, I am filled with awe and joy at how blessed I am because you were born on this day. The Lord made you as...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview