I’m blessed to have a wonderful father whom I love. He’s generous and kind, and has always been there for me. This morning I wished him happy Father’s Day.
I also want to give a shout of praise and adoration to my Heavenly Father God…
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 🧡
Love, your daughter
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Dear God, what would you have me do today?
My beloved Child, your mission for today is to be a light. Be merciful and kind. Be hopeful, helpful, and filled with the light of my love!
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” ~ Matthew 5:14-16
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There is power in love. . .
Bishop Michael Curry gave an inspiring sermon at the royal wedding in St. George’s Chapel on May 19, 2018. No doubt, it’s a sermon that will be remembered for years to come. Its topic, the power of love! The perfect theme for a wedding, and a much-needed message for our country, and the world.
Curry began his sermon during the wedding by quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words:
“We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.”
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
Faith, hope, love . . .
I’ve read this passage countless times, yet today I asked myself, “Why are these three qualities highlighted as most important?”
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Knowledge without love (compassion, patience, kindness, integrity…) doesn’t usually go far in influencing others. Love matters! Above all, people need to know we care about them- defenses are lowered, walls come down, doors open, frowns turn to smiles and real communication begins.
Typically, we think that talking is the best way to influence others. We work hard to prove our points and push our agendas. But often it’s our ability to listen and sincerely care about what others are saying that has the greatest influence. Only then, by God’s grace we may have a platform to speak.
May God bless our relationships, and when times are tough, we can meditate on these beautiful words…
” If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails!”
-1 Corinthians 13
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Happy Mother’s Day!
Today I wrote a Mother’s Day Prayer with my mom in mind, but also to share with mothers everywhere. Mom, if you’re reading this, after the prayer is also a special image and quote written just for you! 💕
Thank you for my beautiful mom, who has loved and cared for me all my life with selfless abandon and unconditional love. On this important day (“Mother’s Day”) I specially want to lift her up, as well as all mothers around the world, and thank you for the unique role they play in the lives of their children.
Thank you for the encouragement, wisdom, and counsel they offer us, and the many sacrifices they willingly make for us. Thank you for their sweet smile, and for every hug and kiss and helping hand!
Today, I ask a special blessing on my mom, and on all the mothers throughout the world, that they would know how much they are loved and appreciated. Continue to bless them each and every day with Godly wisdom, strength, peace, and courage, and with the joy of your constant presence! Multiply your grace to them as they strive to carry out their many responsibilities and roles. And in all they do, help them never to forget to care for themselves. For they are deeply cherished and loved!
I pray this in Jesus name,
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