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Most People Don’t Know What Love Is

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1 Corinthians 13 New Living Translation (NLT)

Love Is the Greatest

13 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it;[a] but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages[b] and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 10 But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.

11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.[c] All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

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Your Valentine’s Day 2015

“There’s something I can’t see
There’s something different in the way you smile
Behind those eyes you lie
And there’s nothing I can say
’cause I’m never gonna change your mind
Behind those eyes you hide”

Behind Those Eyes lyrics, 3 Doors Down


It’s 12:33 a.m. and Valentine’s Day has come to a close for 2015. So, whether yours was typical/idealistic, maybe still happening..haha…or sucky and depressing…Remember this:

Though the truth can hurt…it is also liberating.

Think about it.

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My Valentine!

Married 6 years next month! Time is flying by. I am so grateful to be sharing our 6th Valentine’s together with my hubby!

I love him so. Ups & downs, but never boring 🙂

He is a walking piece of evidence of the Lord working in my life, and in his, as we were cut out for each other. It all makes sense now…more and more.

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3 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Single

"Loneliness isn't fixed by surrounding yourself with more people." Lysa TerKeurst // www.incourage.me

Here I have shared the image & exact article by author Lysa TerKeurst via her blog. I only copied and pasted because I know that not everyone clicks on these links, and I really think you just might find this beneficial…comforting…enlightening!

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So here we go…


I remember the hardest day of the week for me when I was single was Sunday. Specifically Sunday right after church.

Many of my other single friends would have plans with their families that day, but not me. My family lived 9 hours away.

So, I’d walk through the parking lot watching young moms ooh and ahh over Sunday school artwork and I’d think, “Their lives seem so blissfully full.

I’d walk past an older couple holding hands and think, “They are so lucky to have such an easy, breezy life.

I’d walk past a gal walking arm in arm with her boyfriend and think, “She is so fortunate to feel loved.

And then I’d get in my car and decide happiness, fulfillment, and contentment were something to hope for in the future, when I found the life I desperately wanted.

Boy, do I wish I could go sit in that car beside my single self and tell her some life-giving truths I now know.

1. Loneliness isn’t fixed by surrounding yourself with more people.

Sure, having people to go grab lunch with after church is great. And having the built-in companionship of your own family is wonderful. But it hasn’t fixed my struggles with loneliness like I thought it would.

Some of the loneliest women I know wear wedding rings.

I had to learn to enjoy life without being dependent on someone else to create the fun for me. That way I could bring the fun. I could bring the interesting conversation starters. And I could start to better discern the kinds of people who would get me.

What are those things you truly love spending time doing, creating, or researching? Invest your lonely moments there. Create life-giving experiences around your unique passions. After all, people are attracted to others who are full of life.

2. Learn from the pitfalls in friendships.

If only I would have dared to really look, I could have seen patterns of pitfalls in my relationships. Some of the same relationship struggles I had in my single friendships quickly popped up in my marriage.

Being a little more self-aware of how I contributed to frustrations in friendships would have helped me work on having a healthier marriage even before I met my husband.

I could have learned valuable self-improvements like taming my spontaneity a tad, remembering that not everyone likes to talk before the sun comes up, and working to not interpret everything with way more emotion than necessary. Just to name a few.

I absolutely would have encouraged my single self to make good use of those hard friendship moments by learning — really learning — from them.

3. Stop expecting perfection.

All those people I was watching those Sunday afternoons weren’t living perfect lives. They were having a moment of perfection in the midst of very imperfect relationships.

None of those moms were perfect moms. None of those couples were perfect couples. None of those families were perfect families.

I obviously know this with my head. But sometimes my heart gets tripped up looking for perfection and missing what’s really good.

Single self, realize perfection doesn’t exist on this side of eternity, and it’s exhausting to chase something that doesn’t exist.

So, look at relationships through the lens of grace. Instead of asking, “Is this the perfect relationship I’ve dreamed about?” ask, “Is this a person with whom I can both give and receive grace?”

Sundays are no longer the hardest days of the week for me. But it wasn’t because I got married and had kids.

It’s because I finally learned how to bring the joy I wanted to experience, became a healthier version of me, and stopped chasing perfection.


Hope this article leaves you with some insight.

Remember, you are not alone this Valentine’s Day…God bless.

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This Valentine’s Day…

If you are considering a movie to be part of your Valentine’s Day this year, check this one out!

Trailer below

Synopsis via Fandango

A reformed frat boy opens an antique store in a college town, and falls for the free-spirited girl who moves into the apartment above his shop. In time, this unlikely pair fall into a traditional courtship. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Reveling In You

My love, my rush, my whisper in the night,

Don’t you dare leave my doorway, this can’t be goodnight…

The pull of this passion is driving me insane.

How I long for this high rushing through my veins.

With you all around me, I can’t get my fix…

Your callused hands and tender lips.

Tonight I inhale you, tonight I wanna be,

The fire in your night, deepest fantasy…

A poem for my husband who still yet brings the same rush, the same curiosity about in me.

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Your Woman: a poem

 

She just wants to be acknowledged…to really be seen.

To be the star in all of your dreams.

 

She plots to grab your attention…and take your breath away.

To wake up to what was the dream last night, each and every day.

 

Miss desires to be your brand new diamond ring.

Not some dirty little secret you have to rethink.

 

Oh, words of meaning; in your heart a permanent place.

Just to wrestle in your arms, her most tender embrace.

 

Candles. Heels. Hair hanging down. Red Lipstick

She’s craving all of you, so lay it on thick.

 

 

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Dating while Being a Christian…&..sex

Best Tip For Healthy Dating | Jefferson & Alyssa Bethke

A Christian perspective & advice on dating in a healthy manner. Now newlyweds, this husband and wife have some great things to say. For one, Making your significant other a ‘functional god’ is really unhealthy for life… Check this out 🙂


 

 How Far Is Too Far To Go When Dating? | Jefferson & Alyssa Bethke


Sex, Marriage, & Fairytales || Spoken Word

“This poem is a poem on how our society has distorted marriage, sex, and relationships. God’s vision is so much better.”

This is a piece of awesome spoken poetry, delivered with such strength and emotion.


 

How Do You Know Someone Is “The One?”

He says…

“Forget Nicholas Sparks & Disney… etc”

Awesomeness! I agree… Worth checking out if you are searching for love!

 

 

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I’m In Love With You

I did not create this awesome image. I found it online.

The Fault in Our Stars is my favorite movie ever, and one of my favorite books.

“Okay.”