A beautiful gift awaits you. Swarovski crystals punctuate the ribbon. You gently release the bow and carefully fold the ribbon. Loosen the brightly-colored wrapping paper and set it aside to use another time. An even more beautiful piece of wrapping paper appears … another, golden … another, silver … one more bejeweled. You pick up the glistening silver-laden box.Continue reading Let’s Be Lovestruck Together
How beautiful is your love, my Beloved!
How much better is your love than wine,
and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!
Adapted from Song of Solomon 4:10
Beauty embraces your love.
Bouquets sweeten your lips.
Fragrance spices your kisses.
Incense follows your walk.
You are altogether lovely.
You are heaven’s fragrance
enfolding my very being.
How beautiful is your love.
The Fragrance of Love
is my Beloved!
The pandemic and the challenges of 2020 and 2021 have changed the way we see life, play, respect, and love.
We’ve seen family projects on television and YouTube like dominoes and toilet paper tumbling throughout a house. We’ve laughed at dancing and exercising family videos. We’ve sung with live-streamed concerts and worship. We’ve watched golf ball and ping pong challenges, and much more.
Maybe you’re binging on television programs that you never had time for when life was in full-swing.
All this is a way to pass the time when we’re bored or depressed. They don’t fill the gap, do they?
It’s easy to get depressed as the pandemic and all things associated with it continue to drain us, isn’t it?Continue reading Ditch Disappointment
“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:12-14
Love takes action. God chose us because He loves us. He chose us to be holy, set apart for Him. But how do we live holy lives?Continue reading Love-Locked Living