Archives Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
-1 Corinthians 13:4-7 New Living Translation (NLT) https://www.bible.com/bible/1/jhn.1.kjv
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The purpose of "Love Like Giants" is to encourage others in doing Christ inspired Love at home, with family, at work and in the community. We accomplish this by doing Love as we are directed by the Holy Spirit, with articles, projects directed at intentionally “doing” love, music, performance and artistic expression, education and training.
We believe that when people earnestly and intentionally seek Love, far reaching and lasting positive change is a natural consequence, both for the practitioners of Love and those around them. With perfect Love, Christ is revealed to the "doer" and every witness to it.
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In Galations 2:20-21 Paul writes, "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, because if righteousness were attained in any other way, Christ died for nothing.”
Sin created a vast divide between us and God, and although we are Christians, we can still forget about Christ sometimes. We think that if we just do more good in the world and become better versions of ourselves it will put God in our debt and make Him like us better. In this thinking, we are looking to be our own savior. Moreover, if good works could fill the space between us and God created by sin, there would have been no reason for Christ. Our attempts to fill that space with religion or “goodness” essentially nullify Christ's love born out on the cross.
The argument has been made that forgiveness and grace might cause people to live indulgent, self-serving lives and plan to ask for forgiveness later. Thankfully, belief in Christ changes our preferences and desires as the Holy Spirit comes upon us. Moreover, as we get a glimpse of the depth of our sin, we are taken by the depth of His grace, and in gratitude we respond by imitating Him. This is reason for Agape Love.
March 30, 2014; Have a Bad Moment, Not a Bad Day
"Why do you always have to do it that way?" "Why can I never find a parking space?" "Why does everything always happen to me?" "I never win anything."
"Everything", "always" and "never" are words that add gas to the otherwise tiny flame of a bad moment and should rarely have a place in our vocabulary. These "word bullets" turn bad moments into rotten mornings, afternoons, then days. And our negativity doesn't just effect us... we live and work among people. It is not okay to bring our "stuff" to others, even if we offer the standard, "it wasn't directed at you" excuse. ace?" "He never cleans up after himself." "Everything is going wrong."
The good news is that we can choose better thinking... it is well within our control to keep or reject a thought. Philippians 4:8 tells us to focus our thoughts on whatever is pure, noble, true, right or lovely... to think about things that are excellent or praise worthy. God wants us to be happy, and we can choose better thoughts, leading to better days.