Faith · Forgiveness · Gifts · Grace · Love · Offering · sacrifice

love like Him…

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” –Jesus John 15:12 ESV We are called to… love like Him… As I write these words… I remember the acronym for being HOLY… Hope-full Obedient Love like Him You are chosen… live like it… Part of pursing holiness… is learning to love…… Continue reading love like Him…

Gifts · Wonder

when a gift doesn’t feel like a gift… until it’s gone…

The gift came… unexpected… unwanted… about a year ago…The kitten of a stray mamma…who gave birth… unseen…under the shrubs…The crew wreaked havoc in our lives for a time…after much trauma… of kittens… cats… and us…one kitten remained…Omega…A gift I didn’t want…but unable to traumatize him anymore…he became an inside cat…our first one in over twenty…… Continue reading when a gift doesn’t feel like a gift… until it’s gone…

Gifts · Love · Returning · Unknowns

returned gifts…

I had some gifts returned yesterday…though it was a surprise…it wasn’t a bad thing…One gift returned was my flute…the one I played in high school…I’d given it to my nephew several years ago…when he wanted to pursue the flute…This semester… he graduated with a masters degree in music…he owns his own superior flute now… and…… Continue reading returned gifts…

12 words till Christmas · Advent · Christmas · Gifts · Love

Christmas… one more word… love…

Love…The Word wrapped up in the manger…is the greatest expression of God’s love…for the one’s He created…In this the love of God was made manifest among us,that God sent his only Son in the world, so that we might live through him.1 John 4:8 ESVEven though we rebelled…and broke everything…He made the way through Jesus…for…… Continue reading Christmas… one more word… love…

12 words till Christmas · Gifts · Giving · Love

2 words till Christmas… give…

Give… an Advent word…the word given… with just 2 days… till Christmas…The Christmas tradition of give…is born out of the Nativity story…God gave Mary the blessing of bearing His Son…she gave Him herself for His use…”Behold, I am the servant of the Lord,let it be to me according to your word.”Luke 1:38 ESVJoseph gave up his…… Continue reading 2 words till Christmas… give…