There is more that can be said about radical love, but suffice it to say that no aim in life is more difficult than this.
Inconvenient babies, out-of-season babies, special-needs babies, have proven time and again to be the greatest joy of a mother or father, biological or adoptive.
I could see the difference. I told him years later that I saw him quit drinking, cussing, and smoking, all on the same day.
When I bake my cranberry mincemeat pie on New Year’s Eve, it is a celebration of the year that is coming to a close.
We know from experience forgiveness is hard to get and hard to give. Our minds tend to recall the painful words that have been said, or the ill treatment we have received.
Do we in Christ understand what delight we can give to our King when we are righteous? Do we comprehend the joy our God has in our justice toward the peoples of the world?
There comes a time when we have to retreat. In these days of heated debate and intense disagreement, we can be left with heavy hearts.
Everyone is looking for sweetness, that quality in a person that ministers to our hearts and souls. Most of us want to be that person, and sometimes we see glimpses of that person in our characters and our behaviors.
Yet the best love goes beyond romance or friendship. The greatest love has the power to change a life forever.
God’s love is the catalyst of our hope. We hope because we know that the God of the Universe loves us. We hope because we have assurance that all God does for and in and through us is founded in His steadfast love.
My vision for a fulfilling life has become pretty simple.
When I rise up and when I go to sleep, the longing deep within my soul is for those I love.