What I Learned When I Prayed for Love

“Above all, love each other deeply…” 1 Peter 4:8 NIV Sometimes it’s hard to love the ones we love. It’s as if our love – once whole and full, has sprouted leaks from the punctures of life, pain, fear, time, or distraction. And yet, we know, we must love despite our leaks. So we try […]

Be Mine

“You are mine.” – Isaiah 43:1 ESV The message was crystal clear.   In the days before Valentine’s, a message was made quite plain …   On a cupcake.   Be mine.   Two small words that say, “Look, I’ve started something, now it’s your turn to respond.”   Be mine because I’ve already chosen to be […]

The Way of Love

“I pray that you… may have power…to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:17-19 NIV   From the moment we get a serious notion about love, we look to live it out in a successful way. Whether it’s a relationship with […]

Jealousy Meets Love

Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another. Galatians 5:56 NLT For years I’ve worked, pouring my heart into to the game. I’ve ached. I’ve cried. And I’ve ridden the roller-coaster of triumph and trial.   I’ve laid bare my soul – scattering it across the floor. Only […]

A Wedding Celebration

“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee.  Jesus’ mother was there.” John 2:1 NIV   It’s the beginning of wedding season (at least here in Southern California).   My family celebrated the union of two into one.  It was a wonderful day and evening.  A beautiful bride, a handsome groom, […]

Love Is In The Air

“…and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” 1Corinthians 13:2     Love.  It’s all the rage for this week.  The 14th is quickly approaching—Valentine’s—a day that makes men cringe and women cranky.  Men can’t get it right and women feel disappointed.   Whether you’re in […]