Tag Archives: love

Who influences you …

“My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith.” James 2:1 When Susan, my youngest daughter, was in high school we hosted a foreign exchange student from Istanbul, Turkey, for eight months. Years … Continue reading

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Showing God’s love …

“So Jesus explained…”The Son can’t independently do a thing, only what he sees the Father doing. What the Father does, the Son does. The Father loves the Son and includes him in everything he is doing.’ ” John 5:19-20 Today I bought three … Continue reading

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Now is the time …

“There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth: A right time for birth and another for death, A right time to plant and another to reap, A right time to kill and another to heal, A right time to destroy and another to construct, A … Continue reading

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Charity begins in the heart …

“Be generous: Invest in acts of charity. Charity yields high returns.” Ecclesiastes1 1:1 In Sun City, an old shopping center is the home for many thrift stores for charity—humane society,  women’s shelter support, and a big one is run by the Lutherans. Last … Continue reading

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What a wonderful world …

“The Fear-of-God builds up confidence, and makes a world safe for your children.” Proverbs 14:26 This morning I listened to What a Wonderful World–a song of hope performed by Meryl Streep, Bette Midler, Olivia Newton John, Goldie Hawn, Cher. It gave my heart … Continue reading

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Extravagance or Permanance …

“It took Solomon another thirteen ears to finish building his own complex…. No expenses were spared.” 1 Kings 7:1,9 King David wanted to build the temple in Jerusalem, but was constantly at battle and much blood had been shed. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Finding love …

“Hang my locket around your neck, wear my ring on your finger. Love is invincible facing danger and death. Passion laughs at the terrors of hell. The fire of love stops at nothing— it sweeps everything before it. Flood waters … Continue reading

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A glow for all …

“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai carrying the two Tablets of The Testimony, he didn’t know that the skin of his face glowed because he had been speaking with GOD. Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, saw his … Continue reading

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A little inspiration …

“If all we get out of Christ is a little inspiration for a few short years, we’re a pretty sorry lot.” 1 Corinthians 15:20 Years ago I spent five weeks at Holden Village Lutheran Retreat Center deep in the Cascade … Continue reading

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Loving and/or letting go …

“The man said, ‘Let me go; it’s daybreak.’ Jacob said, ‘I’m not letting you go ’til you bless me’” Genesis 32:26 I’m writing a book about my journey of moving on after losing a spouse. I ran across an article … Continue reading

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