More Than Royalty and Romance

“Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 NLT) God had greater things in mind for Esther than just royalty and romance. He used her to save the lives of her Jewish people when she realized her purpose in life. We find a similar pattern inContinue reading “More Than Royalty and Romance”

Love Always Protects

[Love] always protects. (1 Corinthians 13:7 NIV) This little guy thinks he’s everyone’s protector. He waits for everyone to get home and greets them with joy. At night, he stays by the door to ensure everyone’s safe. This is Milo. We find it incredible that a little dog like that can have such love andContinue reading “Love Always Protects”

Love Your Neighbour as Yourself

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31 NIV) God wants you to love yourself the way He loves you. ThisContinue reading “Love Your Neighbour as Yourself”

Love Does Not Envy

Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. (1 Corinthians 13:4 MSG) I once came across a quote that said, “People can have more than you and still be jealous.” Because jealousy and envy are often used interchangeably, we tend to think that they’re the same, but they’re not. Here’s a good definition of both termsContinue reading “Love Does Not Envy”

Forgiveness is the Power of Love!

While waiting for the traffic light to change, I couldn’t help but notice the following message on the rear window of the car across from us: “Forgiveness is the power of love!” It was a simple yet awesome reminder not only of the power of God’s love for us that manifests itself through His forgiveness,Continue reading “Forgiveness is the Power of Love!”

I Me Wed

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as YOURSELF.’” (Matthew 22:37-39 NIV, emphasis added) In the Canadian romantic comedy, “I Me Wed,” a successful andContinue reading “I Me Wed”

I Do But At What Cost?

“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”’Continue reading “I Do But At What Cost?”

Jesus: The Gift We Needed

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  (John 3:16 NIV) Ever since our twin nephews were born, we’ve gone to their parents for gift suggestions because they know what the boys need best. Of course weContinue reading “Jesus: The Gift We Needed”