What to Do When Relationships Fail

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational. ~ Hugh Mackay A friend’s daughter just found out her husband is having an affair and wants a divorce. She and the kids are devastated, shocked and angry. Sound familiar? My heart hurts for the people involved. How would you […]

God’s Christmas List for You

Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven’s making. ~ Leigh Hunt Lists! At this time of […]

God’s Covenant of Love with You

Some theologians will tell you that God’s love is unconditional but…. Forget the “but”. God has no buts, and no ifs. God loves you unconditionally; his love is eternal and has no limits. ~ Bangambiki Habyarimana There’s a story in the Bible that always tugs at my heart. It illustrates the unprecedented love, mercy and […]

God Loves You Bunches!

Trusting God’s grace means trusting God’s love for us rather than our love for God. Therefore our prayers should consist mainly of rousing our awareness of God’s love for us rather than trying to rouse God’s awareness of our love for him. ~ Peter Kreeft God loves you. You’ve heard that at least a thousand […]

Perfected Love: How to Love More Fully

Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig Perfected Love. It sounds impressive but impossible. When we think of ‘perfect’, we assume it means always behaving rightly. The term, perfected, however, means to improve, to fine-tune, hone or refine. It originates in God and develops […]

God Loves You – Believe it!

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder. ~ Charles Morgan We hear a lot about love. We know we are supposed to love God and one another. The Apostle Paul told the Ephesians to stay rooted and grounded in love (v. 3:17). Heck, […]

Believing God’s Love for You

God’s love for us is everlasting. That means that God’s love for us existed before we were born and will exist after we have died. It is an eternal love in which we are embraced. ~ Henri J. M. Nouwen If there’s one thing you need to know above all others it’s that God loves […]

God Wants to Do You Good

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. ~ Gen. 1:31 God wants to do you good, did you know that? From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is the story of God’s goodness to and on behalf of His people. Think about it. His story opens with creation […]

How to Experience the Fullness of God’s Love

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder I once had a children’s book by Joy V. Dueland called “Filled up Full”. It was a story about being ‘filled up full’ with good thoughts and feelings of God’s love. His Love […]

How to Receive the Bounty of God’s Love

If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you. ~ Mahalia Jackson Do you believe the Bible? Are you sure? Do you truly, deeply, and without reservation, believe that God loves you as His own child and wants to bless you immeasurably? He does, you know. From […]