Tag: Love

A PICTURE AND A POEM: SHINE

Let your light so shine for othersthis is my daily prayer…to radiate God’s lovely lightthrough hope, and love, and care. But my lamplight is a small one,often shining just on me,and at times it’s bent and brokenso the light is hard to see. Please… Continue Reading “A PICTURE AND A POEM: SHINE”

TENDERHEARTED: A CHRISTMAS EVE REFLECTION

(Saturday, December 24th) Tenderhearted: easily moved to love, pity, or sorrow; compassionate, impressionable I enjoyed my grandsons’ winter concert earlier this month, and as always, was impressed by the musical talents of the high school band. But my favorite piece was a medley of… Continue Reading “TENDERHEARTED: A CHRISTMAS EVE REFLECTION”

ADVENT LOVE: FROM DIFFERENT TO DIVINE

LOVE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR PERSPECTIVE(Friday, December 23rd) Different: partly or totally unlike in nature, form, or quality; dissimilar; not the same; unusual, special Divine: of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God; supremely good  Have you not known? Have you not heard?The Lord is… Continue Reading “ADVENT LOVE: FROM DIFFERENT TO DIVINE”

ADVENT LOVE: FROM DETACH TO DEPEND

LOVE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN RELATIONSHIP(Thursday, December 22nd) Detach: to separate especially from a larger mass and usually without violence or damage; disengage; withdraw Depend: to place reliance or trust Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. For… Continue Reading “ADVENT LOVE: FROM DETACH TO DEPEND”

ADVENT LOVE: FROM COMPETE TO COMMEND

LOVE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR SERVICE(Wednesday, December 21st) Compete: to strive consciously or unconsciously for an objective (position, profit, prize); be in a state of rivalry Commend: to entrust for care or preservation; to recommend as worthy of confidence or notice; praise Have… Continue Reading “ADVENT LOVE: FROM COMPETE TO COMMEND”

ADVENT LOVE: FROM DEFEND TO DIGNIFY

LOVE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IN HONORING ONE ANOTHER(Tuesday, December 20th) Defend: to drive danger or attack away from; to maintain or support in the face of argument or hostile criticism Dignify: to give distinction to, confer dignity upon; the quality or state of being worthy,… Continue Reading “ADVENT LOVE: FROM DEFEND TO DIGNIFY”

ADVENT LOVE: FROM ENFORCE TO EMBRACE

LOVE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE FOR US(Monday, December 19th) Enforce: to urge with energy; constrain, compel Embrace: to hug; cherish, love; encircle, enclose; to take up especially readily or gladly; to avail oneself of; welcome; to take in or include as a part, item, or… Continue Reading “ADVENT LOVE: FROM ENFORCE TO EMBRACE”

LOVE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

WHAT IS LOVE? Sunday, December 18th(Each day this week, we will be focusing on the difference Love makes in our lives.) You may wish to light the four candles of HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and LOVE if you have an Advent wreath. For this, our… Continue Reading “LOVE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE”

YOU ARE SEEN

This past weekend, Jim and I came up to visit my mom and take her to a special family event. We were excited to see her – and to help my sister, who usually is the one to care for her. Mom is nearing… Continue Reading “YOU ARE SEEN”