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Stand

Stand Thorns in the weeds sting my feet as I run to the sound of the water My feet relax in relief as the cool clay soothes the prickles in my tired feet Stepping into the river Sand squeezes between my toes and causes me to stumble Strong waters surround me Brisk and cold but […]

Love Challenge Day 14 – Love Somebody

Today Valentine’s Day. God is love.  You are loved today and always. Be loving to others. A prayer: A tear needs a question -Not a tissue to dry it A broken heart needs a listening ear -Not a lashing tongue A person with scars needs friendship in the present -Not told of failures in the […]

Love Challenge Day 12 – How to Prevent Pain and Have Healthy Communication

I have been studying a lot about conflict resolution/relationships. My supervisor and his wife had 2 sessions with us on feedback loops to deal with conflict/communication in marriage. Their method is that you sit knee to knee. One person who has the issue uses only I statements about how they feel. No you statements are […]

Love Challenge Day 10 – Romantic Date Night

Picnic under the stars Drive somewhere new in the car A little slow dance adds a little spark Ride the carousel in the park Go out and dress up so she’ll feel like a queen I bet she just might think you’re really keen One flower says I love you as much as bunch Surprise […]

Love Challenge Day 9 – Love Greets with Love – Power in this one – don’t miss it!

    “Did you know that you can tell a lot about the current status of a couple’s marriage (relationship) by the way they greet one another? You can see it in her smile, hear it in his voice, and sense it in the tenderness of their touch. Or lack thereof” (Love Dare, Kendricks, p. […]

Love Challenge Day 8 – Love loves deeply and knows the meaning of loving deeply…

1 Peter4:8 Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should […]

Love Challenge Day 7 – Love Believes All Things, Hopes All Things

Love believes all things, hopes all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7 Sam Cooke help us out with this one please: “Accentuate The Positive” You’ve got to accentuate the positive eliminate the negative Latch on to the affirmative But don’t mess with mister inbetween You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum Bring gloom down to […]

Love Challenge Day 6 – Most important day yet! This is good stuff. Take the time to read this. Love is not Cantankerous – Love Seeks Understanding

Be a blessing not a brat. Be a joy not a jerk. Be a listener not a loud mouth. Be a peacemaker not a pain in the rear. Be safe not stubborn. Let’s go straight to the Kendricks brothers (Love Dare): “When under pressure love doesn’t turn sour. Minor problems don’t yield major reactions. A […]

Love Challenge Day 5 “There is Never a Reason for Anyone to be Rude” Love IS NOT RUDE…

A good friend once told me “There is never a reason for anyone to be rude to you, Kim.” Wow, if only he would tell that to the rude people. I say Amen! Rudeness is disrespectful and demeaning. “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.” […]

Love Challenge Day 4- Be thoughtful

You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don’t know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.” ― Nicholas Sparks “Young Noah: So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work […]