All posts tagged: love

Love like that.

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“Watch what God does, and then you do it…. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that..” Eph 5:1-2 (MSG) ‘Love like that.’ I think sometimes it’s easy to read God’s words as […]

Christmas and New Year: Finding the embrace of love.

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“God embraced our frame When He graced the world He made All hail the divine in a manger Love embraced our fate When the playwright took the stage All hail the arrival of our maker All hail the arrival of our Saviour All hail the arrival of our maker” Arrival – Hillsong. (From the album ‘The Peace Project’). (Artist – Jesse Treece) I find these lyrics encouraging in amongst my own ‘shoulds.’ I guess in […]

Upside down.

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“..but God stuck by me. He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved—surprised to be loved!” Psalm 18. // Have you ever been offered something you felt guilty about receiving? ‘If the giver knew your whole story, maybe they wouldn’t be giving this, or choosing me, or spending time with me’ type thing? Ever fallen into the whole ‘I’m not good enough’ for it or her or him or this thing? […]

Value

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Why is it that we must value ourselves? Why do we need to  know and understand our value? One might assume that it doesn’t even matter, or perhaps consider it less humble to consider it important. But I think humbleness, might be quite contrary. What I am seeing on this matter of value, is that if we truly know and consider our value, maybe we will know what gives us substance, we will know what […]

It Seeks the Lowest Place.

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“It is at the bottom where we find grace; for like water, grace seeks the lowest place and there it pools up” – Richard Rohr This quote for me, adds even more weight to the power that is grace. Grace is something that cannot be accessed when there are walls that box the little fears and complexities of our being, in. Walls, as I have said before are a bit like our own personal armor,. […]

Your Story.

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We each have a story. We each have a story that lead us to today. We have people and experiences and heartbreaks and joys and everything inbetween that lead us to this chapter. Today is just one page. And we can be certain there is more to come. But what makes us up – is our story, because of this our today is not going to be identical to any other – because our story […]

Twentyfifteen we found you fit and well : So here’s bit of love and stuff

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Hello. I suppose this is to all you lovelies I’m blessed to know. Kind of a bit of a happy-2015-to-you type thing, not to mention a very appreciative toodlepip to 2014, I like what happened there. xx   // Umm. You are a bundle of good things. I just wanted to say don’t let another year roll on by where you let someone else define who you are; where you are confined and limited to someones […]

Fear can’t hold you back, when love has set you free.

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“If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love” // I posted this verse on my blog ages ago. But as I reread it – it shines even brighter than it did then. I find it kind of profound – that upon stumbling on this truth, firstly – it was like a tiny seed. But over time life seems to almost have […]

A few things I want to remember

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Um. Hello! // A few things. Facebook can waste golden nuggets of good time. Like I stopped it for 2 weeks. I think from now I’m going to use it for only a small bunch of particular things. They’re golden nuggets of time? Yes! While I was off it I read books. I got up and went for walks most mornings. I baked cookies. Little things. Maybe just me, but I spent more time doing […]