Happy New Year!!!!!
Welcome to 2018! I hope the first three days of the year have treated you well!
Last week I found myself in a difficult situation. I was surrounded by toxic noise. I questioned the reason for the noise and dysfunction and realized it all comes down to LOVE or the lack of it. This world is so full of hate and discord, I want to be a beacon of light and love. So, I was inspired to kick off the year by diving into the principles that govern the right kind of LOVE. It’s time to stretch out of our comfort zones to achieve greatness. Personally, I have a long way to go but I’m ready for change and to live at peace no matter what comes my way.
Love is our theme for January!
I’m not waiting until the so called “Love Month (February)” to talk about what Love is….and what Love isn’t. The principles of Love are far reaching and can heal broken relationships, promote health and wellbeing and catalyze FREEDOM! I’ve come to realize that LOVE is a pure action word. It’s not a mushy, gushy feeling of euphoria. Feelings are fleeting. Direct actions are substantial. Join us as we dive into what LOVE should be and how we can be the lover in our homes, work places, churches and communities. Are you up for this LOVE journey? C’mon…. let’s make our circles healthier and void of toxins!
I’ll leave you with 1 Corinthians 13: 1 – 13
“If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
Ready??? Let’s go!!