Perfect Love

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. ~1 John 4:18 I understand even more so why God created our physical lives to unfold in His way. He created man with a certain end…

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Oh, How He Loves

She was only 18, our first-born daughter, when she flew alone for the first time. Her destination wasn’t Florida or even California. It was farther. Much. She’d cross the equator and continue on to the Southern Hemisphere, to Peru where she’d teach English for three months in a small school located in Huancayo. It was…

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Percy the Puny Poinsettia

God loves the forgotten

If you know me, you know that I have OCD.  Obsessive Christmas Disorder.  I love Christmas more than most things.  I love the sparkle and the happy people.  I love decorating and the music.  Mostly I love it because it is one of the rare memories I hold of happy days in my adolescence.  It…

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When Like is Better Than Love

He Likes Us! He Really Likes Us!

My husband and I are coming up on thirty years of marriage. I can say, without hesitation, that I love him more now than I did as a wide-eyed, blushing bride all those years ago. Back then, I didn’t think it was possible. But we’ve been through so much together in these past three decades,…

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