Tag Archives: love

#LENT: Pumping Up Courage Muscles (with LOVE!)

“Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love drives out fear.” (I John 4:18)  This is something I say over (& over) again: “God’s perfect love drives out fear.” Seems like there’s always something to be … Continue reading

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#LENT: Prisms of Hope

Here’s a quickie quote for this Lenten Tuesday: “Faith goes up the stairs that love has made and looks out the window that hope has opened.” Charles Spurgeon It’s something to think about – what window has hope opened up … Continue reading

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#Lent: acts of kindness (small & large!)

 “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind.” Henry James What does it mean to be kind? “Kin” and “kindred” connote family. Kindred … Continue reading

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#Lent: Forgiving others (& ourselves)

“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.” Corrie ten Boom Forgiveness is one of those Hard Things in … Continue reading

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(#Lent) Óscar Romero & life-sermons of Love

On 24 March 1980 Archbishop Óscar Romero was assassinated while celebrating Mass at the Divina Providencia Chapel in San Salvador. Receiving death threats a few weeks before his murder, he said: “Let it be known that it is no longer … Continue reading

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UNITED TOGETHER: Love vs. Hate

When I think of New Zealand (as many folks here do) it’s of vast beauty from incredible scenery in the Lord of the Rings movies. The Kiwis I’ve known and worked with overseas have always been warm and hospitable (who … Continue reading

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#Lent: Memories of Love (the kind that lasts)

March is a month of memory milestones for our family: March 8th is the memorial of Papa’s passing, March 15th (today) is my mother’s birthday, and March 17th is my parents’ anniversary. We were so blessed to celebrate Mama’s 80th … Continue reading

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