“LOVE Makes You Do Crazy Things…”  [Really!?]
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“LOVE Makes You Do Crazy Things…” [Really!?]

Love doesn’t cause us to do crazy things as suggested by Will Smith last night during his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. Crazy good things, maybe!? But God is love and LOVE endures all things. Perhaps the wisest words of the night regarding the incident came from Denzel Washington. “In your highest moments, be…

Black History Month… [Celebrating People of Color]
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Black History Month… [Celebrating People of Color]

When celebrating Black History month, I couldn’t help but think “Some of history’s BEST examples of accepting the challenge to love a broken, unlovable world are People of Color.” Hands down, the life story [and mission] of John M. Perkins is the best, fully human, example of loving the unlovable I’ve ever encountered. Rather than…

Challenges vs Opportunities: Loving the Unlovable
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Challenges vs Opportunities: Loving the Unlovable

I try to live by two mottos. 1️⃣ Assume the best of people. Even when proven wrong, be cautiously optimistic! All of us are fighting hard battles this side of heaven at one time or another. 2️⃣ Never withhold a compliment. No matter who the recipient may be!? The world has enough criticism and harsh-ness….

How to LOVE the Unlovable… [and #AcceptTheLoveChallenge]
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How to LOVE the Unlovable… [and #AcceptTheLoveChallenge]

LOVING the unlovable is never easy, my friend!? But God calls us to do just that… We are called to love as God does with extraordinary grace and unfathomable love. The kind of immeasurable love Jesus displayed on the cross. And the kind of love God unfurled when He sent his son to die—for sinners…

Letting Go… [and Choosing Forgiveness]
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Letting Go… [and Choosing Forgiveness]

Fall is a season for letting go…  Although it doesn’t feel very Fall-ish here in Hometown, OK with temps hovering around the nineties—I’m desperately searching for autumn-ness. Maybe it’s because the temperatures refuse to succumb. Or maybe it’s because we’re sliding into my mama’s favorite season and birthday month. But a heaviness hangs in the…