Tag Archives: love

March 22, 2017

There is something healing about walking a pen or pencil slowly across a page. This is one main reason I love to journal. Years ago, when I was grieving the loss of a dear friend, I wrote the following letter to myself during a quiet […]

February 22, 2017

There are some truths that make me sigh in relief. One of these is that real love is contagious. Let me explain. You see, since I met my husband, I’ve caught his love kind of like you catch a cold or the flu and spread […]

February 17, 2017

There are times in all of our lives when we stand at the crossroads of love and self-protection. We can choose self-sacrifice and selflessness or selfishness and comfort. At these times, love requires great courage. These crossroads can come during relational conflict, when health problems […]

January 18, 2016

There was a time in my young life when I believed I could recognize true love because it was always characterized by exhilarating emotions. Therefore, the absence of fuzzy feelings meant I was in the wrong relationship. Deep down I feared the diminishing of the […]

September 29, 2015

In 1967, the Beatles released a song called All You Need is Love which was first performed on June 25 on the world’s first global television link. Of the song, the Beatles manager, Brian Epstein said, “The nice thing about it is that it cannot […]

September 10, 2015

In our society, doing something big has been exalted as king. You’ve got to dream big, make big money, and run a big organization. Certainly, all those things are grand if that is the territory God has assigned to you. But when it’s not—and even […]

August 31, 2015

I once attended a Bible study and the leader asked the group, “What are some things people say when you are hurting that are completely insensitive?” One young woman raised her hand. “When you tell someone your problems and they say, ‘God loves you.’ That […]

July 07, 2015

In the book Tramp for the Lord the late Corrie ten Boom tells a touching story. After her release from Ravensbruck, a Nazi concentration camp, Corrie traveled to Munich to tell her story of God’s love and forgiveness to a room filled with Germans. During […]

July 02, 2015

This blog was posted a year ago on blueprintforlife.com just before I married. I’d like to share it again here today.  I am marrying late in life. Late as in I just found my first, grey eyebrow hair. Late as in several people in my […]

June 17, 2015

I am married to a man who believes an adventurous, full life begins with three letters: Y-E-S. So he likes to live by the motto, “Say yes more than you say no.” “Wanna ride bikes through the mud?” “Yes!” “How about taking a slow boat […]

June 16, 2015

Over the last couple years I have felt has if the Lord is inviting me to graduate from spiritual kindergarten, when I thought I had already received my diploma. For over twenty years as I have walked with the Christ, my understanding has often been […]

June 05, 2015

A few years ago, I took a much-anticipated hike through Garden of the Gods, my favorite place in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 300’ towering red sandstone formations make visitors marvel and the snowcapped peaks of the Rockies against the cerulean blue sky always amaze me. […]

April 10, 2015

In our society, doing something big has been exalted as king. You’ve got to dream big, make big money, and run a big organization. Those things are awesome if that is the territory God has assigned to you. But when it’s not—and even when it […]

January 19, 2015

Do you have one prayer you’ve repeatedly lifted up over the years? If so, I can relate. Numerous times I’ve begged, “Lord, please teach me how to love!” Those who know me well, know I have a lot to learn about love. I’m grateful that […]

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