Tag Archives: love

Holding on to Love

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone […]

Loving our Other Family


Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” Mark 3:33-34 Imagine you are sitting in a house surrounded by admirers, but your own […]

Compelling Love

Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” Mark 9:21-22 Jesus helps children. You see that in the Gospel of Mark. He […]

Giving Our Best

“She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.” –Mark 14:8 What if Jesus said to you and every one of His professed followers, “You did what you could”? What a difference that would make in this world! It is far easier to lay back and let […]

Quit Being So Hard on Yourself

In Psalm 143 we find David crushed in spirit, deep in despair, and hurting terribly. It’s so encouraging to know the Holy Spirit wanted the journal of David’s psalms in the Bible. The inclusion of his psalms of heartache lets us know that often inner sorrow takes a long time to fight, that healing processes do not […]

4 Ways God Shows His True and Lasting Love

A marriage counselor asked a husband whose marriage had gone bad after 18 years, “How did you know it was over?” “When she stopped putting toothpaste on my brush in the morning,” he replied. “When we were first married, whoever got up first would roll toothpaste on the other’s brush and leave it lying on the sink. […]

When Your Heart is Heavy

Tears well up in the eyes of my friend Everett Stenhouse when he talks about his daughter Judy, whose life was taken instantly in an automobile crash several years ago. He tells about the time when Judy was a 3-year-old. Everett, then pastoring a church, was working in his office when Judy showed up in […]

Love and Faithfulness

A television talk show host recently interviewed a bride who was stood up at the church on her wedding day, with 250 guests waiting. Now months down line from being stood up, the jilted bride hesitated when asked, “Do you still love him?” With a tear or two she admitted she still had feelings for […]

No Greater Love

A college student brought a framed picture of his girlfriend to a photographic studio for duplication. In removing the photo from the frame, the studio owner saw this inscription on the back: “Dearest Tommy, I love you with all my heart. I love you more and more each day. I will love you forever and […]