Category Archives: Love

Celebrating Our 50th Valentine’s Day

 

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50 years ago I bought my first little heart-shaped box of Valentine’s Day candy, walked across the Florida College campus from “C Dorm” to Sutton Hall and said “Happy Valentine’s Day” to a young lady I had only been dating a short time.

By the next Valentine’s Day, Norma Jean and I were talking marriage. By our third one together we were married. Over the years we’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day where ever our ministry has taken us. Ohio. Kentucky. Tennessee. Back in Florida, twice. Missouri. And now Texas. Continue reading

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How Do You Show Love in the Home?

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How do you show love in the home? A quick Google search reveals 806,000,000 answers to this question  in just .77 seconds!

The answers include: “100 Ways You Can Love Your Husband.” “100 Ways You Can Love Your Wife.” If that sounds overwhelming, then there is “10 Ways To Show Your Spouse Love.” Or just “3 Ways To Show Your Love.” Of course, we don’t want to leave out the kids, so you can learn “7 Ways to Show Your Kids Love.” Continue reading

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GREAT VERSES OF THE BIBLE: Romans 8:38-39

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David DeWitt tells a funny story about Chippie the parakeet. He was simply minding his own business and singing his song one day when his owner decided to clean out his cage with the vacuum cleaner. The phone rang and the lady went to answer it and that was when things began to go horribly wrong for little Chippie. Continue reading

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Should We Guided by Law or Love?

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“Pope stresses spirit over rules” read the front page headline of Saturday’s Kansas City Star.

The article reported Pope Francis’ news conference at the Vatican Friday unveiling his latest 260 page writing entitled “Amoris Letitia” or “The Joy of Love.” According to the article “Francis’ worldwide challenge (is) to minister to the consciences of people in all their fragile imperfections and not be cornered by rigorous doctrine.” Continue reading

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How Does Love Deal With Hurts Without Keeping A Record Of Wrongs?

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Last week in a post from 1Corinthians 13:5, we wrote about “(Love) keeps no record of wrongs.”

In response, one of our regular readers, Stephen, commented, “forgiving someone isn’t a license for them to keep on running over you (continue hurting you through their actions).” He then mentioned the analogy of Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown and asked that I write about this issue.

It was a classic every football season for several years in the Peanuts comic strip. Charlie Brown practicing his place kicking and Lucy holding the football.

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How To Love Someone You Don’t Like

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In his Thought for the Day, Alan Smith tells the story of a patient who had skipped a Doctor’s appointment. When he finally showed up, this conversation ensued.

Doctor: “I see you’re over a month late for your appointment. Don’t you know that nervous disorders require prompt and regular attention? What’s your excuse?”

Patient: “I was just following your orders, Doc.”

Doctor: “Following my orders? What are you talking about? I gave you no such order.” Continue reading

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How To Love Someone You Can’t Stand!

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Doctor: “I see you’re over a month late for your appointment. Don’t you know that nervous disorders require prompt and regular attention? What’s your excuse?”

Patient: “I was just following your orders, Doc.”

Doctor: “Following my orders? What are you talking about? I gave you no such order.” Continue reading

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