Choose To Love

It was a unexpected conversation with a friend. We both wanted make the world a better place and ensure we are living up to God’s desires for our lives, but we weren’t really sure if we were doing it.  We talked about all the signs we had seen, our spiritual gifts. the need we felt to serve others, and the calling on our hearts. The best way I can explain it is that we each felt called to make the world better, to be better, and to do better.  But we had absolutely no idea what that was. For me, it was exciting and strange at the same time – especially since I had no clue what we were supposed to be doing to acheive this goal. For my friend, it was just weird. And different. And strange. And that led us to an interesting conversation with two simple questions.

Is love a feeling or a decision?

The bottom line was that we knew if God placed the same feeling on our hearts, then the very least we could do is explore them and carry out His wishes. Especially since it led to the conversation where we discovered we both had the same bit of confusion about love. And for the record, we are not talking about hearts, roses, and candies that are associated with Valentine’s Day. We are talking about unconditional, agape love. The kind we are commanded to have in hearts. Yes, commanded.

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The One Who is Always Happy

We all have that friend. Or we’ve given birth to that child.

You know her…or him.

The encourager. The one who send motivational text messages and prayers each morning. The one who will call and say, “You came across my mind…is there anything I can pray on your behalf this week?”

The one who always smiles, listens, and does not judge.

The one who has a magnificent “glass-half-full” view of life.

The one who has energy so infectious, it can be uplifting and overwhelming at the same time.

The one who probably uses a lot of emojis, Bitmojis, or GIPHY images.

The one who without-a-doubt has your back. Is your ride or die. Will go 0-100 in a matter of seconds for you and your family. Continue reading “The One Who is Always Happy”