First, There Is Love

Love is in the air!  Can you feel it?   Do you see it?

There are places you love to go. (the lake)

…things you love to do. (waterski on that lake)

…foods you love to eat. (fresh grilled salmon)

…sports teams you love to follow for life. (Go, Vols!)

Most importantly, there are people in your life whom you are called to love.

Last night, two families came together to celebrate our son and almost daughter-in-law with a ‘couples shower’ as they look forward to their November wedding.  This couple loves each other and they want to do life together.  It is a wonderful thing to look on as the next generation makes their way in this world.

Kyle and his toy trucks

I remember my boy like this.  He was all boy and curious about everything.  No grass grew under his feet!  One day, in a moment of motherhood impatience, I told his four-year-old self that he asked way too many questions.  After a long moment of silence from the backseat, his little voice pleaded, “But Mommy, if I don’t ask all  the questions, how will I know all the answers?”  Sweet.

Now that curious boy is 26-years-old and ready to establish his own household.  A new chapter in the book of life is being written.  Since I love to write, I look forward to the blank pages waiting to be filled!

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You may be familiar with the passage of scripture in I Corinthians 13, referred to as ‘the love chapter’. Even though brides and grooms often quote this beautiful prose in their wedding ceremony, these directives were actually instructions to the early church in Corinth on how to treat each other every day.  They also apply to our lives in 2018.  The greatest gift we have been given, that we are privileged to give each other, is….LOVE.

What story of love can you write today in someone’s life?

Love, grace and peace,

Willie