Faith

Embracing The Simple Joy Of Being Loved

Red polka dots cup on wooden table over wallpaper with snowflakes

Red polka dots cup on wooden table over wallpaper with snowflakes

There is this story I’ve been reading a lot this week, that of the birth of a King, who left His Kingdom, came as a baby, born in a stable, laid low in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes.  He is a King for all the world, yet so much of the world does not know Him.  And some who know Him struggle to understand His coming.  Why did He come?  And if He is a king, why didn’t He come in a more glorious fashion?

For me, the story of Christmas goes back to one of the first verses I ever memorized in God’s Word:

“For God so loved the world, that

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Simply Love

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I’ve been pondering my One Word (six words rather) for the year:

Simply love,
Simply live,
Simply give

It’s of no surprise to me that God would purposefully put “love” at the forefront of what it is He wanted me to focus on this year.  I can tend to overcomplicate love and I believe God wants me to understand real love, agape love, as complex yet simple as it is.

We can attach love to so many things.  I love my husband, my children, my parents, my church family.  I love coffee, chocolate and warm bread and butter.  I love justice, His Word and worship music.

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Preparing My Heart for Christ: {Love}

This is the final post in my series on preparing my heart for Christ.  Today’s topic is love.

I have a deep desire to be known, to be loved, to be needed.  I have come a long way, but I still find myself crying out to be shown love and to be able to give love freely, without condition or restraint. The fact that there is a God in heaven who loves me, who came just for me, is hard to wrap my brain around most days.  

When God peered over the balcony of heaven and saw a lost, frail and broken humanity, He knew the world needed a Savior. Yet, how could the God of the universe come to each one of us, and yet still remain in

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Where He Leads, I Will Follow: (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.

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Do You Trust Me?

My vision continued with the Shepherd coming to commune with me at the gate.  Still, He beckoned me to come in.  He was not forceful.  He will not force His love on me, but waits ever so patiently.

Daily He comes.  He feeds me ripe fruits and brings beautiful fresh flowers so that I may smell their fragrance.  He comes to talk with me, reminding me of His love for me.  And when He turns at the end of the day to ascend the mountain, He reminds me that He will return.  Perhaps tomorrow will be the day when I will remove the latch and finally

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