“Courtesy is…showing Love in the ‘little things’ (of life).” Pastor/Author Rick Warren
Posted in Confessions, Courage, Gratitude and Grace, Healing and Deliverance
Tagged courage, courtesy, JOY=Jesus, kindness, little things, love, manners, other-oriented, otherness, Others, politeness, self-control, self-discipline, true love, Truth that Frees, You!
BRUTAL Honesty…or BEAUTIFUL, REFRESHING Honesty? “Honest communication in love is the only way to live and grow in true friendships” (Stasi Eldredge, Captivating). Kinda sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Like the Good Word that says “…speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things…” I want to be more like this, which is being more like Jesus, Who is ‘Truth Grown Up’!
Posted in Forgiveness and Restoration, Healing and Deliverance, Heroism, Inspirational
Tagged beauty, honest, honesty, love speaks in truth, nothing brutal about truth, refreshing, speaking truth in love, truth speaks
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it ‘intact’, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully around with hobbies and little ‘luxuries’ (“idolatrous indulgences”); avoid all ‘entanglements’; lock it up ‘safe’ in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket–’safe’, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable…The only place outside Heaven where you can be ‘perfectly safe’ from all the ‘dangers’ of love is…Hell.” C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves.
Posted in Courage, Forgiveness and Restoration, Healing and Deliverance, Heaven, Hell, Heroism, Leadership, Love, Marriage, Miracles
Tagged Agape, God is l ove, Love Divine, love heals, love hurts, only life worth living, reality, true love, truth, vulnerability
“Keep in mind that money, in itself, has no real power – it’s simply a tool you can use to make choices in life. God has given you everything you need, but don’t lose sight of what you need it for. Jesus warned people not to assume that everything they receive is meant for their own consumption, so don’t fall into the temptation of spending your money exclusively on your own desires. Consider the fact that, when they die, everyone leaves their money and possessions behind. If you spend your money on yourself, you’ll eventually lose it all. But if you decide to invest your money in the ways God leads you to do so, you’ll be using it for the purpose God has given it to you: to help support work that has eternal value.” Whitney Hopler, Crosswalk.com
Posted in Heaven, Inspirational, Leadership, Money
Tagged choices, finances, Focus, management, money, priorities, stewardship, tools
“Knowledge without Love fosters deception.” John Bevere, in his excellent book ‘The Bait of Satan’.
“Gratefulness is the Escalator that lifts us out of despair.”