Pastor’s Blog

Day 5 – 14 Day Love Challenge

The other night, Cathy and I were searching the nighttime skies for a glimpse of the Perseids meteor shower. Sadly, we failed to see anything. Yet a wonderful thought did enter my mind.

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Day 4 – 14 Day Love Challenge

     A robin has made her nest in one of Cathy’s flowerpots. As we stand on the front porch, we can hear the chicks peeping. Every so often, we capture a glimpse of the mother hovering over her babies, feeding them, protecting them, and nurturing them.

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Character Matters

     The following poem was written by T. S. Elliot back in 1922:
 
“Within my earthly Temple there’s a crowd,
There’s one who’s humble and one who’s proud.

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Day 3 – 14 Day Love Challenge

     I’ll let you in on a little secret. At least once a day, I embrace my wife and sing to her the refrain of an old Johnny Cash song:
 
  You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
  You make me happy when skies are gray.

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Day 2 – 14 Day Love Challenge

     When my daughter was a toddler, she grew angry with me for refusing her permission to play in the cold rain. Her response to me was predictable: “I don’t like you anymore, Daddy.”

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The 14 Day Love Challenge

     John, the New Testament writer, quotes Jesus as saying, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you” (John 13:34, NKJV). Max Lucado agrees: “Love begins, not by giving love but by receiving the love of Christ.” Our capacity to love God, neighbor, and ourselves starts by tapping deep into the soil of God’s heart.

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