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The Excellence of Love

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I have always associated the month of February with love,  hence I felt the following message would be appropriate for today: 

1If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If 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 do not have love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13 – New International Version

 

 

Calling All Parents

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Calling All Parents

Parents beware: your children watch every move you make inside the home and outside the home.  Right now, they are absorbing everything there is to know about life.  Please be good role models for them, because they are depending on you to teach them all that you know.  This is good, because you can actually mold them into becoming great adults. Your children are going to grow up being like you.  So, are you happy and content?  Do you like yourself?  Are you a calm and patient person or are you uptight and anxious?  Do you have manners, and are you polite and respectful toward others?  How do you react to negative situations?  Do you eat healthy food, and are you active?  Maybe you need to change in some areas so that you can be the best role models you can be for your children.  This is the perfect time to do so while they are still young and wanting to learn.  Do it for you and them, because they need your guidance.  Be very grateful for your children.  They are blessings from God!

Closed Door

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I’m sure you’ve heard this before, “when one door closes another door opens.”  We have to remember that when that door closes, everything is going to be fine.  Our Creator intended to close that door for a very good purpose.  Sometimes we tend to forget and become anxious and discouraged.  We need to be patient and have faith and trust until the other door is opened.  There is perfect timing for everything.  We should be grateful for closed doors and opened doors.  Because our Creator would never close one door without opening another.