It seems this little month lacks in number of days, but there are plenty of things to celebrate.  It’s been designated National Heart Month, Black History Month, National Weddings Month and it boasts of such celebrations as Ground Hog Day,  Mardi Gras, Presidents Day, Valentines Day and believe it or not – Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day.

Sharing your love with another person is something unrestricted to one day or one month out of the year. It should be an every day occurrence. Unfortunately, we have days when we don’t always feel that soft, warm and fuzzy, Hallmark kind of love. Some days there are bills to pay and not enough money to cover them. Some days we get upset over little things, like how the toothpaste is dispensed from a tube or dirty laundry laying on the floor. Some days we get tired of the same old stories, the silly jokes, the ridiculous demands and the rut we seem to have created for ourselves.

Love has to do with sharing time, thoughts, plans and goals, dreams, words, a special touch, a kiss, a hug and time. It isn’t easy. If you look at God’s advice on love in the Bible verse 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 you will soon realize that it takes a great deal of work. We often don’t think of it that way when we first fall in love. Our thoughts are on how we feel rather than the other person’s feelings. This often carries over into our relationships as they grow and we come to realize that being selfish is the most important trait to get rid of if you’re to succeed.

Love takes patience, which requires us to put the other person first. Love takes time to develop. Love at first sight rarely happens, but even when it does, it must be nurtured along the way. Love requires kindness and caring for the other person. This doesn’t mean we put them on a pedestal, but we share in the relationship – each bringing their own special seasoning to the table. Love cannot let pride get in the way. When that happens, we’ve lost track of the other person and their needs and put ourselves on a pedestal. Love does not keep a record of wrongdoings. If so, the relationship would soon crumble and fall apart. We need to work through the wrongs and the good times together.

However it’s more than a partnership. Love was first shown by God when He created this earth. He made perfection out of nothing and then created man to take care of it. The woman was created from man and was designed to be not only a companion, but an extension of himself. When we place God at the head of our relationships, we have the true meaning of love. He loved us first and continues to love usthroughout eternity.


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. K.L. Hale says:

    Amen. What beautiful wisdom on what love really should be. And from whom all love flows. HE is the source and without him love can’t thrive or sometimes exist. ❤

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  2. A love-filled marriage needs consistent care. So many words come to mind from this post. Marriage’s journey is the most precious one a man and a woman can take.

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    • says:

      Absolutely agree. With God at the head of that union the cord becomes even stronger. Paul and I have known each other for 66 years and will celebrate 57 years of marriage in September.


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