“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…

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….

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…

How to Walk in LOVE in Hurt or Trauma… [learning to love those who’ve hurt us.]
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How to Walk in LOVE in Hurt or Trauma… [learning to love those who’ve hurt us.]

Acknowledge the Reality of Hurt. The reality is we live in a fallen, imperfect world full of messy, broken people and it’s only a matter of time before we are hurt by someone or we inflict pain on another. We are even told in God’s Word that we are to expect trouble in this world….