Monthly Archives: June 2013

Love is Humble

Have you ever reacted to a preacher during a sermon?     I have heard messages and found myself rejecting what is being said, or better said, the person that is saying it.   Why is that? Sometimes it is just the fact … Continue reading

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Love is Quiet When Success Comes

Love restrains from pronouncing personal achievements.   It doesn’t trumpet accomplishments.    Rather love directs attention away from one’s self and focuses on edifying others. Love is not envious (wanting what others have so bad they wish they didn’t have it) nor … Continue reading

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Love is Quiet When Done Wrong

Our first response when we have been done wrong or falsely accused is to fight back, defend ourselves and to attack the accuser.     Even in marriage, the closest human relationship, when we have been misunderstood or hurt we want to … Continue reading

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Love is Quiet When not Given Credit

Love is able to be quiet when credit is not given for something you have worked on even to the point of sacrifice.     Pride reacts when not given credit it thinks it deserves. Love doesn’t verbally protest to let others … Continue reading

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Love is Quiet

When Paula and I were first married I would often hear couples that had been married for a long time say that they were just beginning to learn what it meant to really love each other.   Some even said that … Continue reading

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Envy and Authenticity

I love to be around people that are authentic and real.    Nothing artificial; what you see is what you get.   However, sometimes that is not always easy. I don’t mean to be cynical about people, it’s just a fact of … Continue reading

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Envy and Happiness

There is a major contrast between envy and love in terms of your personal happiness.  Those that are consumed with envy are not happy, but disgruntled.    Those that love are not consumed with receiving, but with giving and being grateful … Continue reading

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