Kelly Basham asked me to share What is Love? with her readers. I’m honored to start the story here and end at her place today.
Yet before we go there, I must share two readers who’s words rocked me last week – and apologize for not adding two last week! I’m not in the routine – yet…
Karen Woodall’s Setting Aside Offenses – My favorite quote from this article:
As we rely on the Holy Spirit and trust Him to give us spiritual discernment, we can then move beyond our self-centered reactions and learn to look past the caustic words of those around us to see the hurting souls who often spew out ugliness and negativity due to their own brokenness. Often those outward actions can be a signal of a deep inner wound that aches for the healing touch of Jesus.
Ally at The Speckled Goat Blog’s Failing Followers – My favorite quote from this article:
Do you find yourself focusing on your faith and family, or more on your to-do list and timetable? Are you harried and worn down by all the demands around you? Do you feel like you’re missing out on what God has in store for you because you’re just too busy to see it? How do you feel at the end of the day, filled with blessings or emptied of wonder?
Now, back to the article What is Love?
The Bible tells us in 1 John 4:8 that God is love, yet many still wonder about – and wander from – His perfect love. Even though I grew up in a Christian home, I wondered – and wandered too.
I lost a sister, a brilliant PhD nurse. She did the unthinkable to end the nightmare of bipolar disease. She ended her life. Her note ended with “I pray to God, to Jesus…”
At the moment Mom told me we lost Bette, I felt a caress – a physical touch – across my broken heart and heard out loud, “I’ve got her. She’s MINE.”
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14 thoughts on “What is Love?”
Beautiful quotes, Susan. Thank you for hosting and thank you for sharing hope alongside me at #MomentsofHope! Have a blessed Easter, friend!
Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
Thank you for sharing inspiring quotes and the linkup.
Those quotes are so full of truth! And I, too, have felt God’s peace as I learn to trust Him more with the hard circumstances that come into my life. I know He is with me all the time and I pray that I will always remember how much He loves me. He is faithful and loving, even when bad things happen and even when others try to tell me different. Blessings to you, Susan! Thank you for linking up with us at the #LMMLinkup!
Karen Woodall’s quote is so true and stopped me in my tracks. I get glimpses sometimes into this truth, and when I do remember the other person is hurting and needs compassion, the outcome is so much better. And then suddenly the exchange is not all about me. I needed this reminder today. Thanks.
I’m so sorry for your loss. My daughter has been diagnosed as having bipolar disorder–and it certainly changes how we do life.
Thanks for sharing my post on your page! Your thoughts on love, are spot on! Jesus is the definition of love and can not be added to at all. thanks!
You’ve had so much loss in your life. God’s comfort and sustaining power is very evident in you.
Baby don’t hurt me! Sorry. I couldn’t resist! Beautiful post regardless of the silly song stuck in my head! <3 I love how tender you are to hearing God speak. Blessings, friend!
Thanks, Susan, for the great beginning — and of course, for your weekly encouragement here!
Powerful quotes! Thank you for sharing. Hopping over to read the rest of your post. Blessings to you!
And blessings to you Valerie. Thank you for reading – here and at Blossoms of Faith! Hugs,
The quotes you shared are so poignant! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you Becky!
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