Monthly archive for March 2016

Live Loved

Live Loved

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  1 Corinthians 13:4 “I want you to live loved today,” God whispered in my ear during quiet time. His words echoed in my heart until I asked Him to show me what He meant. The Lord told me to write down what would be different in my life if I lived as though I was loved today. I reluctantly obeyed, not wanting to face the lesson I knew He was setting before me. “I would be more joyful,” I wrote, “and feel somehow lighter. I would have more peace, more to give, and I wouldn’t have to be so in control.” The Lord revealed to me that I wasn’t living loved because I had a hard time trusting love. I desperately needed to know about His kind of love. My childhood years

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Joy Springs Up

Joy Springs Up

Every season reveals God’s majesty, but spring is pure joy. I see flowers starting to raise their little heads up out of the Edisto dirt; I see a new baby fawn among the “herd” of deer that visit my garden and I hear birdsongs again after months of cold winter silence. I am joyously in love with spring. I have put away my boots and not going back! All of spring brings me great joy. Spring is about Jesus and the new life He promises through the power of His resurrection. It’s interesting the role joy plays in our lives. Joy can get us moving way beyond our capabilities. Joy can be our strength when there is no strength. It is part of the fruit of the Spirit and is indispensable in my life. Joy should be cherished.  There are many forces fighting to steal our joy. We need to

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