WWJD: Love that never ends

Love never looks back, but keeps going to the end. Love never dies. 1 Corinthians 13, MSG In the last several weeks, I have gone through the various aspects of love that Paul speaks of in 1 Corinthians 13. Today, I wrap up the truth about that elusive and often misunderstood "Love Chapter." We now [...]

WWJD: Keep on loving

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:7, NLT Ever wanted to give up on someone? Just wave your hands in the air, accept defeat, and let them go on about their (usually destructive) business? I know I have. But something often stops me. Yes, [...]

WWJD: Just tell the truth already

Love does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 1 Corinthians 13:6, NLT Have you known someone, then found out later that they hid things about themselves? Left you wondering if they were really who they seemed to be? Why they didn't think you could hold space for their truth? Or [...]

WWJD: Still casting stones?

Love doesn’t keep score of the sins of others. 1 Corinthians 13:5, MSG My husband and I have had to do some crawling back. Crawling back to the beginning of what we had at year one of a 15 year marriage. In doing so we read, and we began reading a devotion weekly that tackled [...]

WWJD: Be a joy, not a jerk

Love is not rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable. 1 Corinthians 13:5, NLT This post is a two-fer because these two principles work hand in hand. Words and the actions that come with them have power. In fact, Scripture discusses the power of words in many places. One such [...]

WWJD: Envy

Love does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1 Corinthians 13:5, NIV "Must be nice." I was taken aback. This was my favorite show. Grey's. One of my favorite characters. Bailey. Who always supported other women. Now, spewing these words about a woman who decided she wanted to follow her dreams and [...]

WWJD: Kindness

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!    Tie them around your neck as a reminder.    Write them deep within your heart. Proverbs 3:3, NLT Kindness. What do we often think of when we think of random acts of kindness? Pretty words? Random gifts? The second portion of 1 Corinthians 13:4 states that LOVE is kind. But think [...]

The truth about love and lists

I am here to be real. To be straight up. To share the messy. The truthful. And if you remember, I had some issues about love and what it meant for me a couple months back. All because I was tasked with making a list. I shared a little about that assignment and how it [...]

Love that “sticks”

Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't strut, doesn't have a swelled head, doesn't force itself on others, isn't always "me first," doesn't fly off the handle. Doesn't keep score of the sins of others. Doesn't revel when others grovel. Takes [...]