Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Love has good manners

I have always enjoyed the J.B. Phillips translation of 1 Corinthians 13.  Verses 4 - 8a read - "This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience—it looks for a way of being constructive. It is not possessive: it is neither anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own importance.
 5-6 Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. It is not touchy. It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
 7-8a Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen."

We are only a week away from the day we celebrate love - Valentine's Day.  When you consider love - what is your view?  Is it Biblical or Secular?  Better yet, how do you practice love?  Think about it.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Staying the course


"It is often said of American football that the hardest place to score from is the one yard line. That is because the defenses are greatest where there is the most resistance. Sometimes completing a job is like this." Os Hillman

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