William Penn Quote

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Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it.

From Mark 12:29-31:  “Jesus answered, ‘The first is, Hear, O Israel:  the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.  The second is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no other commandment greater than these.'”

Visions of Love (Tanka Series #1)

A Tanka is a Japanese form of poetry, which is related to its cousin Haiku.  The poem uses 31 syllables covering five lines (with syllable counts following a 7, 5, 5, 7 and 7 sequence).  An effective Tanka uses personification, metaphors, and similes in its construction, and it performs well in expressing a mood, a thought, or a feeling.   

Love fills the cosmos

Dancing among twinkling stars

Destined to shout out

Galaxies singing with joy

Witnessing marital bliss

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Love breathing with joy

Smiling with each encounter

Spanning countless miles

Igniting one connection

Nurturing with every kiss

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Love struggles at times

Drowning in desert valleys

Clawing for ways out

Traversing each mountaintop

Shouting with joy, a new start

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Love Sings Hallelujah

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Creating a rainbow, love inspires

Connecting two lives, becoming one

Merging together, feelings inside

Celebrating, we’ve only begun

 

Meeting at life’s crossroads, love brings truth

Confessing before our Lord, now one

Living as a twosome, sharing love

Spending time together, never done

 

Cherishing our love, always special

Sharing our dreams, dwelling between us

Leading us on a life adventure

Capturing a moment, on life’s bus

 

Depending on each other, love bonds

Growing tired of each other, never

Celebrating God’s gifts, shared with us

Changing our minds about us, never

 

Weathering life’s storms, love conquers all

Singing Hallelujah, love declares

Leaning on each other, love endures

Treasuring us, God’s love truly cares

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James Dobson Quote

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It is important to know that you have to work to keep love alive; you have to protect it and maintain is, just like you would a delicate flower.

From 1 Corinthians 13:13:  “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”

One on One

From American theologian, Fulton J. Sheen:  “God does not love us because we are valuable.  We are valuable because God loves us.”

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God’s eternal love seeks

Intimate relationships

No longer standing back

Feeling love as He speaks

 

Our Lord loves each of us

Stepping forward with faith

Accepting His sincere truth

Our God, never to mistrust

 

When darker times arrive

Opening hearts to our Lord

Never to feel forsaken

Trusting, abiding, alive

 

Our Father always cares

Hearing faithful prayers

Watching trusting steps

Feeling moments of despair

 

Flowing from Heaven above

To a stable’s manger

Witnessing from a cruel Cross

God’s Grace delivers His love

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From John 15:8-9:  “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become My disciples.  As the Father has loved Me, so I have loved you; abide in My love.  

Love’s Precious Gift

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Seeking hope through faith

But, love must come first

“Love one another”

Now, empty hearts burst

 

God represents love

A most precious gift

Follow His commands

Love provides a lift

 

Distribute our love

Family, friends, strangers

Follow Christ’s accord

Makes a life changer

 

Sowing seeds of love

Jesus brings blessings

Daily nurturing

Keeps love from guessing

 

Treasure love from Christ

Love blossoms into more

Faithfulness growing

Raising lives to soar

 

Loving our Savior

His blood stains a Cross

Bringing Salvation

To earth, dark and lost

 

This most cherished gift

By God’s Grace given

Sisters and brothers

Being forgiven

 

Holy Commandments

Obeying with love

Loving our neighbors

Pleasing Christ, high above

 

From Matthew 22:36-40:  “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?  He said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord our God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the greatest and first commandment.  And a second is like it:  ‘You shall love your neighbors as yourself.’  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

 

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