Tag Archives: love

Hate Only Hurts Your Heart (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 284)

Matthew 5:43-44 (NLT) You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! Listen to any presidential candidate on the campaign trail or in … Continue reading

Everyone Deserves Respect (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 280)

1 Peter 2:17 (NLT) Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king. Respect has become one of the most talked about but least practiced values in our society. We sing about respect, we write … Continue reading

The Grace Solution (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 274)

Proverbs 29:11 (NLT) Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back. There are a host of things you can’t control in this life. You can’t control the color of your school, where you were born, or who … Continue reading

Loved by Love (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 267)

1 John 4:8 (NLT) But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. When God created the world, he did so out of love. He couldn’t create it out of anything else because He is … Continue reading

Don’t Wait to Give Flowers or Chocolate or Love (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 262)

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.” — William Butler Yeats Too often, we don’t say the things that really should be said until it’s too late to say them. When … Continue reading

Trust Over Love (Live. Pray. Hustle. 09/15/16)

The longevity of relationships is determined more by trust than by love. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Share the Struggle (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 255)

“We only have what we give.” — Isabel Allende Tragedy has a way of playing both sides of the same coin. On one side, it causes us to feel infinite grief, unbearable heartache, and crushing pain. But on the other … Continue reading

Grace that Liberates (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 243)

Philippians 3:3b (NLT) We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort. There is nothing you can do to make God love you more. There is also nothing you can do to … Continue reading

The Expensive Gift (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 236)

Romans 5:15 (NLT) But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness … Continue reading

My Life Is Worth Nothing Unless (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 233)

Acts 20:24 (NLT) But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. What is … Continue reading

In Love with All of It (Live. Pray. Hustle. 08/03/16)

Learn to fall in love with whatever comes your way. Stop working against trouble; go with it. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Life Is About Love (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 216)

Mark 6:34a (NLT) When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them… One of the main tests of spiritual maturity is how much love and compassion you extend to other people. It really isn’t about how … Continue reading

Perfect Love (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 210)

1 John 4:18 (NLT) Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. Fear is a very powerful emotion and something that all of us struggle with at one point or another. It can keep us confined to … Continue reading

Peace Efforts (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 193)

Matthew 5:9 (NLT) God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. As Jesus spoke these words, much of Galilee was in an ongoing negative conflict with each other. Nobody trusted, liked, loved, … Continue reading

No Law Against These Things (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 181)

Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT) But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! We are often told what we should not … Continue reading

A World Out of Control (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 172)

2 Thessalonians 2:13 (NLT) As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you…that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation—a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief … Continue reading

3 Real Ways We Sabotage Ourselves (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 167)

“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” — Steven Furtick The battles you face are not fueled by other people. Not by their words, their attitudes, or … Continue reading

No Bragging Rights (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 163)

Ephesians 2:9 (NLT) Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. God is perfect. He is holy in every way. There is nothing that He can do wrong. … Continue reading

3 Possible Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 159)

“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” — Ayn Rand We don’t see everything at once. Life doesn’t give us that luxury. But we can see … Continue reading

Commitment (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 147)

Ruth 1:16 (NLT) But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. … Continue reading