What’s Love Got to Do It?

Mark 12:30-31: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (NIV)  I always thought that loving yourself meant living a selfish life. InContinue reading “What’s Love Got to Do It?”

If God Loves Me, Why Can’t I Love Myself?

“Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.  Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.”  Psalm 143:8 The world teaches us that beauty is only skin deep and if you don’t fit into the world’s standard ofContinue reading “If God Loves Me, Why Can’t I Love Myself?”

Acceptance versus Approval

 “Acceptance:  (noun) the act of accepting or the state of being accepted or acceptable; favorable reception; approval.”  (World English Dictionary) “Approval: (noun) A favorable opinion; commendation.”  (World English Dictionary) How many of us seek acceptance of the real us, the us we are sometimes afraid to show others?  How many more want approval – fromContinue reading “Acceptance versus Approval”

Earthly Father versus Heavenly Father

Psalm 103:13: “As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him…” (NIV) Have you ever stopped to think that fathers have big shoes to fill?  As parents, my husband and I try to live according to the way God wants us to, teaching and training andContinue reading “Earthly Father versus Heavenly Father”

The Versatile Blogger Award

                                                  The Versatile Blogger Award This week I was given the honor of being nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. This is a way for bloggers to refer and recommend other bloggers who are doing a good job blogging themselves. Here are the rulesContinue reading “The Versatile Blogger Award”

A Woman’s Prerogative or Hearing God’s Voice?

Matthew 6:10: “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. A good friend and I were talking a few weeks ago about how different our lives look now than they did three years ago.  Plans that we had, things we were going to do (or absolutely not do), orContinue reading “A Woman’s Prerogative or Hearing God’s Voice?”