A Part of God’s Family

A Part of God’s Family

Have you ever felt truly loved? I’m not talking about the emotionally charged love-at-first-sight kind of love but the kind where you know the other person truly has your best interest in mind. The kind of love that stands with you through thick and thin. The kind of love you see in a mama bear protecting her cub.

When I was a child I knew my parents loved me even when I was being stubborn or misbehaving. I messed up a lot, but I knew they still loved me unconditionally.

In a perfect world, all children should feel that kind of love from their parents.

I’m not a perfect parent. I make mistakes. My children realize I’m not perfect and yet they know I love them despite my imperfections.

My parents were wonderful parents, but they were not perfect either. However, I still knew they loved me even when they made mistakes.

Our world isn’t perfect. Every parent here on earth is a sinner. (Romans 3:10, 23) That includes you and me.

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Warm Hearted Wednesday Link-Up: Examples of Love

Warm Hearted Wednesday Link-Up: Examples of Love

Welcome back to our Warm Hearted Wednesdays Link-up.

We have been sharing our heart message this month and during our last link-up we gave you an opportunity to share your heart message

This week we are talking about Love. You may have noticed that our team has been sharing messages of Love out of First John. Today we want to hear from you.

1 John 3:18 “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”

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Have You Found True Love?

Have You Found True Love?

True love, ah, it is what we dream of as children, as we listen to fairy tales with happy ever after endings.

It is what we truly believe we are experiencing as we slip the note marked check YES or NO in our second grade class.

True love is what you thought you found when you were asked to dance at your first middle school dance.

You were certain it was true love during your first kiss and on your first date.

Certainly true love was that summer fling, high school sweetheart, and college romance.

True love may have become reality for you when you vowed to spend forever with your spouse or when you held your baby for the first time.

Maybe you haven’t yet experienced true love for yourself, but your understanding is derived from observing other people’s romantic relationships and watching sappy chick flicks with your friends.

It is safe to say we all have our own definition of what it means to find “true love.”

Merriam-Webster defines love as a noun: a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person. (more…)

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