Tag Archives: Love

He gave

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) How did God demonstrate His love for us? God loved, so He … Continue reading

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Throw out your couch

Do any of these words describe your state of mind? terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress anxiety, worry, angst, unease, uneasiness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, nervousness, nerves, perturbation, foreboding Is so, I can assure you that … Continue reading

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First or third person?

In his Gospel, John describes himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” This past week I had a conversation with a young professor preparing a National Science Foundation CAREER proposal that gave me new insight into this statement. We discussed several … Continue reading

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That midnight train

I was riding in the car with my wife and daughter. My daughter was the DJ from her phone. She played “Midnight train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight & the Pips. They were both singing. I was struck by the end … Continue reading

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How do I remain?

re·main (rəˈmān) continue to exist, especially after other similar or related people or things have ceased to exist stay in the place that one has been occupying continue to possess a particular quality or fulfill a particular role. The word … Continue reading

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Are you Robinson Crusoe?

Do you live with any of these? anxiety, worry, angst, unease, uneasiness, apprehension, dread, apprehensiveness, nervousness, nerves, perturbation, foreboding These are synonyms for fear. If you’re like me, you’re no stranger to this companion. My speciality is fear of failure. … Continue reading

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I’ve had enough

Have you had a committed relationship end? Have you reached the point where you finally said, “I’ve had enough, no more”? Have you been on the other end of that statement? Did your loved one slump her/his shoulders, drop her/his … Continue reading

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Walk with me

I was thinking while walking my dog this morning. [He’s a Shih Tzu. He’s delicate and stubborn. It’s embarrassing.] My thoughts were focused on trust because I’ve been pondering a verse I recently read. Then Christ will make his home … Continue reading

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To know me is to love me

“To know me is to love me” is cliche, but points to a basic truth. No, I don’t think I’m inherently lovable.  However, I do believe that if I don’t know someone, then I have no opportunity to love them. … Continue reading

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Remain (10 = 7 + 3)

  re·main rəˈmān continue to exist, especially after other similar or related people or things have ceased to exist stay in the place that one has been occupying continue to possess a particular quality or fulfill a particular role. The … Continue reading

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