Friday, February 12, 2010


This holiday is all about love. Romantic love to be exact. While there are many types of love, all can be held up to the measuring stick of what love should really be In 1 Corinthians chapter 13.  We tend to focus on the warm fuzzies, but there is a real challenge in loving the way the Bible tells us we should.  If love is a choice, then so is loving like this....

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

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 have not love, I am nothing.

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient,
I will strive to be patient with the ones I love, with their failings, with their mistakes. I have those too.

Love is kind.
I will remember that it is often not what we say, but how we say it, that hurts others.  I want to be remembered as someone who is kind.

It does not envy,
How can I say that I love others if I cannot be happy for them in their triumphs?  Whether I share those triumphs or not.

It does not boast,

It is not proud.
I will remember that real love puts others first

It is not rude,

It is not self-seeking,
I will not look at love as a "What's in it for me?" relationship.  Love is about giving.

It is not easily angered,

It keeps no record of wrongs.
I will choose to forgive as God does. He forgets the bad things I do when I am sorry. He never holds them against me again.  I am forgiven, can I do less for those I love?

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
I will push down that smugness I may feel when someone "gets what they asked for".  That isn't love.

It always protects,

always trusts,

always hopes,

always perseveres....      Love never fails.

It's a lot to live up to, I still fail sometimes.  But I will copy this and put it where I can refer to it often.  This Valentines day, I wish you all a love that never fails:>)


  1. What a beautiful post Kathy....just beautiful.

    I wish you love that never fails too.

  2. I hope I don't sound redundant but this post was .....dare I say..Lovely!

  3. We all fail at is not easy. Thanks for the gentle reminder of love...

    Have a happy Valentines Day with love.

  4. PJ sent me over and I'm impressed! Love all your heart creations.
    And your post today is great...

    Guess I'll be follower 298 (O:

  5. Most excellent!
    As my 18 year old would say...

    Becky K.

  6. Ah Kathy..we all fail sometimes but we keep trying and we make amends and we make it better. Your posts rings of love and hope and promise...I wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day and send you much love. and I love, love, love the photo montage you shared!! xoxox

  7. Hi Kathy: This is a portion of scripture that we all need to work towards. I wish you love that never fails this Valentines Day! Blessings, Martha

  8. This is totally my Sabbath Peace post this week! Great minds, baby!!!

  9. God doesn't epect us to be perfect at love (thank goodness), but I do remind myself that when you love others all else seems to fall into place.

  10. Hi Kathleen!

    Ahhhh.....what a darling wedding picture. I loved seeing the look of love on your glowing face....precious!

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  11. We used this verse in our wedding vows. I do believe love is a choice and you do have to work at it sometimes, but you will always reap the rewards of love returned.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you, Earl and the girls.

  12. Love seeing your beautiful pictures...

    Happy Valentine's Day,


  13. I have been thinking about this a lot today, and I'm glad you posted this, Kathy!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you...


    Sheila :-)

  14. Inspirational post! Thank you. Happy V day to you too. Mimi

  15. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend. Thank you for this beautiful post today. ~Adrienne~

  16. I am pretty sure you have the love that never fails, Kathy. Your sweet spirit tells me that!!

    Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day..we didn't do anything special but enjoyed the day!

  17. Kathy I have never seen your wedding picture before, What a Beautiful Bride you were!

  18. I always appreciate this scripture as a reminder of what true love looks like.


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