Tag Archives: love

What is True Love Like?

I never questioned my parents’ love, even though ours wasn’t a family that frequently said, “I love you,” or spoke any similar words of affirmation. Neither did we hug a lot, but we were family. We worked together, played together, and prayed together. We were also spanked when we needed it. Furthermore, we straightened up…

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Living Letters

We had a refreshing visit with John. He was cordial, gracious, interesting, and entertaining–in a subtle sort of way. He was one of those people that make you ask, “Tell me more.” We met him Monday when we went to pick up something at his home. Our visit lasted much longer than the errand required. We were…

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Smitten

I was smitten. Head over heals in love. I’d never known anyone who was so easy to talk with and who so closely shared my values. A week after our first date, I wrote my sister, “If he’s who I think he is, I’ve found the guy I’m going to marry.” In the months that…

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Basic Training

I’m grateful my children are reared, on their own, and doing well. I miss them and wish they weren’t so scattered so I could still share daily life with them. However, I’m grateful they’re thriving adults because parenting isn’t easy. Today, life’s temptations are more alluring and more deadly today than they were just a…

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Everyone Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s—to all who feel a little left out on Valentine’s Day as well as all who have a sweetheart to share your heart with. It’s good for couples to be reminded to be sweet, kind, and loving to each other. After all, in most marriages, the honeymoon wears off entirely too quickly, such that niceties…

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How Should a Christian Respond to Anti-Christian Sentiment?

Why is there so much anger, bitterness, and hatred evident today? And why a sudden increase in anti-Christian sentiment in a nation founded on a Judeo-Christian foundation? I’ve wondered if part of the cause of anti-Christian feeling is because people with low morals react to Chritians’ judgment of them. In many cases, I believe that could be part…

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Do Unto Others

This past week with grandchildren was a special treat, but the  three-hour lay-over in Atlanta made an exhausting return trip. Robert and I stopped to visit over a nice, leisurely meal to catch up. Robert chose a rib-eye to celebrate, but was disappointed in the quality of the cut. When our server stopped by to see if…

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