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To Love or Not to Love…that is the question

(To my sweet, dear roommate, I’m sorry, but I’m going to loving pick on you and our funny time this morning ;) It was times like these that always give me reason to laugh!)

This morning, I woke up to the wonderful and new “wildlife noise”–which is usually crickets and birds–of my roommate eating white cheddar cheese rice cakes… at 5:42 this morning.

“Sssshrirlgrrehlpkershhhkl…” The plastic wrapper wrinkled and crinkled as her hungry fingers dove into the bag, antiqued by the white chedder cheese powder.

“Chomp, chomp, chomp…crunch, crunch, crunch…chomp, crunch, chomp, crunch, chomp, crunch…” And then she swallowed, and she started again.

What would Jesus have done if he was woken up by a disciples eating something as loud as white cheddar cheese rice cakes on the morning of the Sermon on the Mount?  Would he have been angry?  Would he not even phased by it?  Would he say it was okay and that he didn’t mind, but actually hold a grudge?

It sounds like a super silly question, one not even worthy of being asked of Jesus.  In essence though, my question and every other question that we ever have boils down to one, root question: “Do I really have to love…always?”

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

1 John 4:7&8

“If I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”

1 Corinthians 13:2

To love or not to love always?… That is the question, but the answer is always, “Yes!  Love!”

“Satisfy me in the morning…”

Every morning when I walk into the kitchen, this little notecard greets me.  No matter if I am running out the door in a whirlwind or strolling in to make some coffee, this card is always there; it’s meaning is always the same.  This verse reminds us of something that can satisfy us in the morning for all of our days–that which can satisfy us for eternity.  More so than a cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, it’s Christ’s love that satisfies us.

This morning, I pray that your day is filled with Sonshine, a shine that brightens your day regardless of the rain clouds outside your window.  Christ’s love, I pray, will fill you and satisfy you, giving you joy to sing and be glad!

Frog Story!!!

Sorry for not posting this yesterday, but my wireless network wasn’t working!  Here is the story of F.R.O.G…

Early one morning, when I was just a little thing,

I awoke from my dreams and a night full of sleeping.

All of a sudden, with no rhyme or reason, a voice in my head began repeating.

“Frog in the morning.

Frog in the night.

Frog everywhere with all of your might!”

But to frog?  That is silly!  For what does it mean?  For to frog must involve being bumpy and green!

Like a hand on my shoulder, the Lord came to me.  “My silly, sweet silly one,” He said, “to frog is a totally different thing.

Frog is to…

Fully Rely On God!”

All of a sudden from my lips came a gasp.  I understood frog finally and at last!

The Lord continued on, speaking so sweetly,

“Frog is to pray without ever ceasing.”

“Frog is to rejoice even when you are losing.”

“Frog is to fear not when something gives you the jeepers.”

“Frog is to love even those who are meaner!”

“Frog is to remember that I died for your sin.”

“Frog is to praise God for I rose again!”

“Frog is to love the Holy Spirit, my Father, and me.”

“Frog is to remember we’ll be here for all eternity!”

“Frog is to accept me into your heart.”

“Frog is to live forever for we will never be apart!”

“My silly, sweet silly one, can’t you see that I love you with all of my heart?”

“You will have hard times, times of sadness and despair, but if you rely on me, I will always be there.”

“And if you do wrong and terrible things, I’ll still love you forever because you are my precious being.”

“In all of your paths, I will bring with me light.  Together, we’ll reach our Father when the timing is right.

So…

“Frog in morning.

Frog in the night.

Frog everywhere with all of your might!”

As warm as a summer’s breeze, I felt my Savior’s arm around me,

and we walked forever and ever, together.

Amen.”

I hope this story will always remind of you of one of the most important lessons that we can ever learn… that we were created to Fully Rely On God.  I pray your day is filled with Sonshine! :)