Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Jesus is love.
Jesus suffered immensely, and still suffers today when we break his heart. He shows kindness. He does not envy. He isn't arrogant or conceited. He isn't rude or selfish. He is not provoked. He thinks no evil and does not take joy in sin but in truth. He bears all things. He believes and hopes all things. He endured all things.
HE NEVER FAILS.
The only way we can truly love anyone, is through Jesus. People are broken and sinful, and are bound to disappoint. If we love them in our own strength it won't last very long. But if we can love them through Jesus, we can trust in Jesus and place our hope in Him. And when the person inevitably disappoints, we can forgive and love again through JESUS. Because He NEVER failed us, and never will. So long as we have Him, we have EVERYTHING.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.”
- Robert Louis Stevenson
I'm sure you've heard the saying "If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!" It's soooo true. Our mood really affects those around us - and the closer they are, the more it affects them. Whether your a 'momma' or a spouse, a friend or coworker, you are influencing the happiness of those around you!
"Whoever is happy will make others happy, too." Mark Twain.
Would it be so difficult to restrain ourselves from a complaint here, a sad look there? Life is hard, its harder for you than it is for some people, yes. But it's also a heck of a lot easier than most people's. Let's be thankful for exactly what we have, positive about where we're headed, and purposely and predictably happy so that we can lovingly lift the spirits of our family and friends.
“It is easy to be heavy: hard to be light.” G. K. Chesterton
I realise this is often easier said than done, but happiness is a muscle. The more we choose to flex this muscle the stronger it gets! Of course the opposite is true as well - the more we allow ourselves to be negative or pout, the more likely we are to do so in the future. "Repetition increases the probability of repetition".
Here are some funny pictures to help you flex that happy-muscle ;)