Welcome Back! If you missed the intro to this little series of lessons from my doves, visit here. The first Dove Note God sent through my doves was this: “I enjoy conversation!” TRUTH: DOVES ARE SOCIAL! Sometimes I will awaken in the middle of the night and hear my doves chattering to one another. Their … More Dove Note – Do you hear me?
Have you been entrusted with a ‘large love’ in your life? A love that is equal parts gift, privilege, responsibility and vulnerability? I believe those loves are to give us a glimpse of the love God has for each and every person. Learning to steward such a love takes a lifetime! It requires embracing the … More Lessons From A Large Love
Love is not in very good shape in our world, is it? Hateful, despicable words are common. This world has a filter of self-indulgence, self-defense and self-promotion. Sadly, it is a filter used by religious folks as much as political leaders. In contrast, the filter of love is the character of God. The silver lining … More Condition of Love
Love. Family. Friends. There is nothing like the holiday season to expose the imperfections of relationships. Our ideals are so high; our desires grand. The television commercials and social media shares leave us thinking everyone else has more love and better relationships than we do. Take heart! Real relationships don’t always look beautiful…and sometimes they … More Real Relationships are Messy
Human love is fraught with problems that come from our human nature–selfishness, self-centeredness and a lack of faithfulness. We say “I love you” and really mean “I love how you make me feel.” The only way we can really love is to receive the love of God and let it pass through to others. True agape … More Finding Real Love
Being loving is not an easy thing, but it is something we all desire to be! Love is a need for every person. Stories written with love never end. 1 Corinthians 13 is the ultimate definition of what love looks like. This is one of my favorite ways to remind myself what love looks like. … More Love is a VERB
Truth is, he was a worthless pony. Truth is, love gave value to his life. An untrained stallion, the pulling pony bullied larger horses, kicked and bit unwary humans and rejected all authority. In the eyes of my pre-teen daughter, he was a dream filled withpossibility. His rebel heart drew out her desire to love—and … More Transforming Love for a Rebel
We all have those conversations with others that leave us feeling that nothing we thought we were saying was heard. Whatever it is we intended to convey often takes a back seat to resentment and frustration. Then, we assure that nothing is heard! We live in a loud, loud world–where opinions are shouted as truth … More Can you hear me now?
Love–like faith–is action! The heartbreaking evil of this week and the anger it generates took me to this old look at love. May we all prayerfully seek the love of God and then let it flow out of our lives. We change the atmosphere by living with a loving attitude. 1 Corinthians 13 show us what true … More Love is action
The Source of Love cannot be overlooked. … More The Source of Love – not a sample of love