Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Love category

Love of Power vs Power of Love

A battle wages within me—the love of power or the power of love? The winner of this battle determines the health of my relationships. Loving power often results in marginalized relationships.…

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God's Handiwork

I was taught to love, care, protect and provide for the weak, the poor and the vulnerable. Why? Because they are weak, poor and vulnerable. Yet if that is my prime motivation, I could end up letting…

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Be a Blessing

Often as I leave for work my wife will say to me, “Be a blessing”. Her words indicate her great expectations for me that day. I leave with the opportunity to bestow gifts of mercy, love…

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The First Translation of the Bible

The first translation of the Bible was not into Chinese, Russian or English. Rather the first rendering of the Word of God was Jesus. How creative! I would expect nothing less from God. …

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Integrating Love and Truth

Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed! Psalm 85:10 NLT …

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Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

Mother’s Day is full of flowers, love and attention. Thanksgiving is full of food, family and thanksgiving. But on Good Friday, the cross is all but forgotten. Now don’t get me wrong, I…

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Called to Love

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34 NIV …

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Snarky

Sin sneaks into my life in various ways, such as meditating on less noble things that lead to anger, resentment, or pride. The result is not good and I can become snarky. …

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The Paradox of Love - Grace and Truth

I used to think that love was a "balance between grace and truth" - as if they could be separated. Sometimes, I communicate with EITHER grace OR truth, but not both. The result is a…

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Do You Love Me?

Jesus reinstates Peter after his three denials of knowing Him by asking Peter three times if he loves Him. This moment between the two of them is intimate and loving. …

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