Tag: love

No Service of Love is Ever Wasted

Hey Living Word: A HUGE and HEARTFELT thank you for your great generosity in our Christmas: It’s Not About Us outreach. I think things filled up faster than ever. I love the spirit of kindness, generosity, and service God is lavishing upon us, and doing so through you. During our Generosity series, a friend sent […]

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Who Do You Love?

This is a follow up post from last week’s post on LOVE. On this question, Christianity gets REALLY radical. I must write a little longer today to unpack this, but I think you will find it worth a few extra minutes. Love your TRIBE. Just about everyone in the world will be able to love […]

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Love Is…

“Love makes the world go round.” 1961 Broadway musical, Carnival “Love is all you need.” The Beatles (who ironically had quite a bit of difficulty loving one another) Without love, I am nothing.  (The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:1-3) Now abide faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. (Paul in […]

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You Are What You Love

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30 For the next several days I want to talk about love. You are what you love. You become what you worship. That is why Jesus sets a stark contrast. […]

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Enemies Into Friends

I am in a bit of a historical leadership mode as I read and reflect on great leaders from the past. Thoughts like these are resonating with me: Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? Abraham Lincoln Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive […]

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Hearing the Lord

The word SHEMA means you hear, and I mean REALLY hear! This is the great SHEMA, which means: Hear this. Listen up. Pay attention. We often talk about the importance of listening, of getting to a place of quiet attentiveness, of being still internally. Quiet. Silence. Solitude. Listening. These are beautiful and invaluable spiritual practices and […]

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