Monday, February 14, 2011

Measure Your Life in ... Love

One of my favorite musicals is Rent. Several years ago I heard music from the show before I even knew the storyline and fell in love with the music. song in particular, Seasons of Love. Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

The one thing that keeps them all together...Love.

Think about the things in our life that exemplify love. I don't mean weddings and roses, but what are the things you do that show you love someone?

Pack a lunch
Bring a Sonic drink as a surprise
Put bubbles in the bath
Wash clothes
Make your spouse's travel arrangements
Take out the trash
Changing a diaper
Picking up a prescription for a sick loved one

There are so many ways to express our love to someone. Being able to love, is a gift...and being loved back, is a blessing beyond our wildest dreams.

God loves you. More than you can imagine. When you think about how much you love your partner or your children, your heart wells up with emotions beyond words.

That, Beloved, is how the Creator of the Universe feels about you.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Matthew 22:37-39

Today I Am Thankful For:

1. Heart shaped cookie cutters
2. A new light fixture
3. Heart shaped doilies
4. Elmer's glue
5. Glitter pens

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Recommended Reading

  • Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Joanna Weaver
  • Praying the Names of God, Ann Spangler
  • The Shack, William P. Young
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers
  • Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz Curtis Higgs
  • The Mark of the Lion Triology, Francine Rivers
  • The Mitford Series, Jan Karon

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