Posted in Mommy's Bible Time, Spirited Blessings

Expectations for the Near Future


“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”

Proverbs 16:3

The Lord has brought our family through very unique circumstances and living situations in the past decade. I would be outright lying to say that it has all been easy sunshine and roses. We have had our fair share of trials. We have struggled in ways that the average middle-class American has not had to deal with. We’ve struggled through difficult living situations, problems with family members and so-called friends, outright poverty, and more. However, I wouldn’t have changed a bit of it given the choice.

 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:2-4

Each trial, each challenge, journey, and chapter in our lives has brought us to where we are today. And, most importantly, they have brought us to who we are in Christ.

herandmompointing

Divine circumstances beyond our control had led us to living on our 29′ sailing vessel in Hawaii. I had a strange contentment about this sudden and drastic change in our lives. From the outside looking in, no one was able to understand. God had led us through enough in our married life together for me to have an assuring certainty of God’s sovereign will over our lives.

photo(13)

As it turned out, He used that time in our lives to yet again draw closer to Him. Furthermore, He used that time to help us to grow closer together as a family and to minister to those in need around us (both physically and spiritually). We were able to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and show the love of Christ through prayer, Bible studies, and fellowship. God used that time in our lives as a way to teach us how to become more powerful disciples for His glory. It seemed that when we didn’t know how we would take care of our own family, the inexplicable answer was to feed His sheep first. The more we poured out to others, the more poured into that tiny vessel.

9.25 upload farm 003

Which brings me to my main point: our plans for the future. My husband and I firmly believe that we were brought through that unique time in our lives to prepare us for what is to come. The idea came to him quite some time ago and has slowly been forming into solid plans as God opens doors and introduces us to friends who love the Lord and even more unique possibilities.

The concept is simple:

The Only Seaborne Frontier Missions Organization in the World

God has given us a passion for the sea. And our passion is His passion.

  • There are many persecuted Christians throughout the world who could benefit from a sailing vessel that could transport them to safety.
  • There are many countries who could benefit from transportation of goods across waters to provide relief from natural disasters.
  • There are various places where Bibles are illegal, but docking a boat would not require a customs search.

This is where Mission Fleet comes in. Our goal is to sell all we have and move on a missionary vessel within the next six months or so and join a small fleet of 1-2 other sail boats in a cause for Christ. Our family desires to live for God and to follow the words of Jesus:

“…go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

Mark 10:21

 

Until then, we will be doing all we can to help those in need where we are.

If you want to keep up with the latest on the Mission Fleet:

http://www.missionfleet.org

If you would like to follow us in this unique journey God is calling us toward, my husband and I will be coauthors on

The Family Sailboat Blog

I cant wait to see what God brings about in the next chapter!

 

Advertisements
Posted in Mommy's Bible Time

Urgent: Relief Needed in South Texas


 

My husband I have been in contact with some friends in Liberty County, Texas that are in need of immediate supplies.  We are so grateful Houston is getting help but there are so many more places around that are in need, and it appears Red Cross can not reach them all.  The local churches are housing persons that are displaced.
They are in need of:- blankets
– all types of bedding
– Food
– Water
– toiletry items
– laundry soap
– baby items (formula, diapers etc.).

My husband will be transporting these items today and several other weekends, to Liberty County, Texas. We have spent much of our free time this week and all of yesterday preparing. Please consider donating funds so we can purchase as many items possible.  And please, even if you can’t make a donation at this time, never underestimate the power of prayer!

* ALL funds will go entirely towards these items which will be distributed to those in need in Liberty County.

Help spread the word!

 

Operations will be conducted by local Texans from the DFW and surrounding areas. Members of the Mission Fleet organization will be participating by assisting in logistics and much more. The Mission Fleet is an international seaborne missions organization which utilizes experienced seamen and mariners to provide aid and support to existing missions, with an emphasis on evangelism and soul winning in the context of meeting the needs of others in relief efforts. For more information, check out the Mission Fleet website at:
Www.missionfleet.org
Posted in Mommy's Bible Time, Spirited Blessings

Family Bible Time


img_0604-1

I’m so happy with the Bible lessons I’ve been doing with my children each morning! I was going for easy planning this year along with something that was budget-friendly (On A Dime, right?). While I really love the A Beka Book Bible series, they were not a cost-effective option for us this school year. I also wanted something that was a little more involved with my children instead of having them sit still and listen to a lesson. I’ve pieced together a few different ideas that seem to be going really well for our little ones (ages 4 and almost 7). By having a few different valid options on hand for us, I can easily hold a study with them with minimal planning and a high interest level.

I keep (almost) everything in a canvas bin that sits near our dining room table. This way, I can easily pull out what I need while they are eating breakfast. By the way, I’ve found that full mouths make for still students! The contents of the basket are as follows:

  • memory verse cards in organized booklet
  • “treasure” boxes and “treasures” for memory work incentives
  • My NASB Bible (on hand, not actually in the bin)
  • My First Bible
  • The God and Me Bible (for girls ages 2-5)
  • My Very First Bible: New Testament Stories for Young Children
  • The Kingfisher Children’s Bible
  • Nave’s Topical Bible
  • The Book of Life series (this is an eight book set, so it sits on our bookshelf)
  • Various board books and small stories from the Bible
  • Lessons printed from Easy Peasy all in one home school (hole punched and placed into a folder)

This year, I’ve kept the planning to a minimum using my handy Bible bin, but that doesn’t mean I’m going shallow. I try and use my Bible first (sometimes that’s all I use) and only read from the children’s versions if I feel they aren’t understanding or sometimes just to add interest.

img_0605-1

We open with a prayer and I begin each morning by going through our current memory verses. I found this AMAZING video on how to keep them all organized. I’m so glad this idea came to me when it did! Our organizer holds the A Beka memory verse cards, their AWANA memory verses, Sunday school verses, and the verses my husband and I are learning in our 2:7 group. This system ensures they are getting the proper amount of time on each of their verses while not overloading them with ALL of them EVERY morning. I encourage you to check out the video here. I made ours using an old pocket planer sleeve. I used larger index cards for the dividers and a rubber band holds it into place.The treasure boxes have helped us so much with our memory verses too. My daughter got a treasure box at the beginning of the month with a little gem in it for completing her memory verse at Sunday school. As soon as I saw it, I knew we would have to continue the tradition! I read Psalm 119:11 to them the next morning, “Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.” They (especially my youngest) are actually working hard each day to earn the “treasures”. I give them a button to hold in their very own treasure chest each time I’m convinced they have really hidden it in their heart. I place their initials on the back of each card to tell me who has already earned their treasure.

img_0611-1 img_0608-1 img_0606-1 img_0605-1

Next, I pick a “lesson plan”. Yes, usually I pick it right then and there (unless there is a specific character trait or topic I have planned out specifically for a child or particular situation).


Option 1:

img_0616

As I stated above, I have the free Easy Peasy lesson plans printed out and placed in a folder for a quick reference. To save on space (and paper and ink), I printed them with four per one side of the page. I can glance at it and know right where to turn in the Bible. When I’m done, I highlight that particular lesson so that I know where we are next time I choose this reading route. I will warn you: If you use this guide by the letter, these are going to be a bit watered down discussions and you will not get the amount of engagement you are seeking. I use this as more of an outline of what to study with them rather than using it as a word-for-word guide.


Option 2:

The One Inch Bible Study“. I flip through my Bible at random and have one child stop me whenever he/she wants. Then, I hold up about an inch using my thumb and index finger. I scroll through the chosen page until the other child tells me to stop. We read whatever inch we land on! Then, we try and work through these four questions:

  1. What does it say?
  2. What does it mean?
  3. What does it mean to me?
  4. What am I going to do about it?

I like this especially for days when we’ve gotten up later than usual (or when they’re scarfing down breakfast abnormally fast), because we can get some content and interest flowing without necessarily spending a lot of time on it. Some days I need that. Other days, however, it takes me by surprise. I’ve had days where the one inch really spoke to me. I’ve also experienced times when a child will take it to the next level asking really thought provoking things about it. Gotta love when that happens!


Option 3:

img_0614 img_0613

As I also mentioned above, we have a series of eight hardcover books entitled “The Book of Life”. It’s an older series created using the unabridged King James version of the Bible categorized and in the form of classical picture books. I found the set at a flea market I recently attended and I talked the vendor down to just $36! I just finished the teacher’s guide and it is AMAZING! It’s a great outline of how to engage your child in bible study. It has fun activities, ideal verses for memorization, beautiful art, timelines, and it even has a full list of positive and negative character traits emphasized in individual Bible stories. It is a book set that I will use for probably the next decade or so. This series really made me rethink the way that we educate children (in general and in the Bible) today compared to how wholesome, in-depth, and quality it used to be. I HIGHLY recommend this book set. If you can’t find the whole set, get AT LEAST volume 8. You won’t regret it!

img_0615

I don’t intend on using this the as my most frequent of choices right away, but more as a way to expose them to the King James language a little bit through needed character studies. I will also be using it for referencing in art, timelines, and more.


Option 4:

img_0617

Nave’s Topical Bible will also help me with character traits. It’s useful for when I want to into greater detail on a topic we are already in the process of talking about too.


We almost always read something from one of the picture Bibles just for fun. And sometimes I’ll throw in a free printable I find online. Once in a while, I’m even able to sneak a memory verse into copy work later in the day. What home school mom doesn’t love a two-for-one deal?!

What do you do for your quiet time? Any suggestions for our family on a no-to-low budget and minimal planning? I’d love to hear from you!

This post has been featured on:

Blessed MOMdays

 

Posted in Mommy's Bible Time

Discipleship, End Times, And Christian Living


This is one of my favorites in a new line of youtube Bible studies I’ve been following. Very in-depth and raw. I love it when people are not afraid to speak the truth. Even when it may offend others. Some can relate to these topics especially in relation to new believers and those struggling to believe because of how they may feel about the hypocrisy growing ever so common in the church today.

Let me know what your thoughts are!

Posted in Mommy's Bible Time

Contentment


 

Contentment.

How many of us can honestly say we are content?

And if you do indeed feel content, and your circumstances change for the worse, can you still be content?

I’m not referring to being able to cheer up when you get down.I’m not talking about feeling good at the present moment.I’m certainly not talking about living in the moment.  I’m speaking of a inner peace and certainty that all will be for His best, even if it isn’t necessarily what you would have chosen as your own personal best.

We’ve all had an idealistic daydream at one point or another: having that perfect American dream house or car, early retirement, perfect children who don’t make messes, tell lies or tell you no, or perhaps even perfect health. But the fact is that we live in a fallen, poverty stricken, greed ridden, filthy world.

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:15, ESV

You can’t have it all- not in this life. And God designed it perfectly that way. Far too often I find people teaching God’s word with the “health and wealth” mentality. I’m not sure where this line of logic originated. Maybe from the temporal-minded sudo-reality that everything has it’s own natural consequences? Yes, if you touch a hot stove your hand will burn and it will hurt.

But what about your next door neighbor (we’ll call him Phil) who just got laid off from his job- that job that he worked harder than any other for- the one he’s been hard at work in for the past decade? Better yet, how about his family whose livelihood and whole world turned suddenly upside-down because of a corporate decision?  Did Phil just get too close to the stove and get burned? Maybe, but he must have gotten pretty close for his children to get burned, too. Maybe there was something we don’t know about that was between him and God that he is reaping the consequences from, but then again, maybe he is a modern-day Job. Remember, Job was God’s chosen vessel, an elect among elects. God gave Satan permission to take away all his riches, children, and wealth. God gave Job the honor of proving his faithfulness in this life.

I’m not saying that we are meant to meander through and not take anything from our tribulations; I think we can and should glean life-lessons from The Most High given any situation, positive or negative. Maybe God is allowing those things to happen to him as a blessing for the betterment of His Kingdom. How could such a horrible circumstance be viewed as a blessing?

“A man who endures trials is blessed, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. ” James1:12, HCSB

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

Remember the tree of the knowledge of good and evil referred to in Genisis 2 and 3? One of the things that I find so fascinating about it is that our Creator knew that if we were to truly  understand good, there had to be an opposite. The bad is put here on this earth- in this short chapter of our existence- to wake us up to how good our Father in Heaven really is. If our reality is to have the good life for our whole life, how could we ever honestly be thankful for it?

“For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genisis 3:5 NASB

I’ve been in tough circumstances on and off throughout my life. Ones that weren’t in my picture-perfect daydreams. Ones that have caused me to look to the Heavens and cry out asking, “WHY?!” or even, “What have I done to cause this kind of pain?” I’ve had way harder emotional and spiritual battles, but speaking from a strictly physical sense, most of my struggles were not as challenging as what I am going through right now.

So what’s the difference? I have learned over the years to be content with what I have. I have learned to see everything that passes as a part of His purpose and plan for me. I know that ultimately, and temporally, I am in the best of hands!

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” Philippians 4:11-12, ESV

sunsetonthebeach

It is my hope and prayer today that those in similar situations can let go of the earthly in every sense and know that the suffering that comes in this life is a blessing, not a curse. It is a ray of hope, not a shadow of darkness, because it doesn’t matter what kind of a dark hole we find ourselves in, we have the lamp of Christ shining within each of us!

I can finally rest on and be content with that. Can you?

Featured on Managing Your Blessings:

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

 

 

Posted in Mommy's Bible Time

Feeling Him Near: Mommy’s Morning Time


It seems I go through periods in my life where the Lord feels far from me. I’m sure if we as Christians are truly honest with ourselves, we’ve all been able to relate. But the good news is that  He is always knocking. All we have to do is let Him into our hearts. Not only that, but once we are truly saved by His grace alone, He never leaves us. It’s just that with the temporal and flawed goggles that we wear, we can at times be blinded from this truth.

This is the inspiration for my new series, and I would love to invite you to take part in this learning journey with me. I’m not certain why I need to be doing this, but God put it on my heart last night to begin. I don’t even know how long or short of an endeavor it is, all I know is that the Lord will teach me through this study, and I will be ever-grateful if that is as far as he takes it. But it is my prayer that those of you out there who need these words will allow His Holy Spirit to speak to you through me.

I’d like to start by sharing

  • A Book That Helped Me A Lot

At the beginning of the school year, I had many worries and concerns about homeschooling, but my biggest problem really had nothing to do with where my children are raised, but how.

Blueberry Ball was finally starting to comprehend the Bible teachings better. I didn’t at all want it to be something that he only learned from a book or from church and I certainly didn’t want it to be just another subject we covered in school. I wanted him to see and experience Gods love and power in the daily life that my husband and I were living. More still, I wanted my children to desire a loving relationship with their Father in Heaven.

Though we didn’t stick with the ABC Jesus Loves Me Curriculum exclusively or for the entire year, it put me in touch with some amazing believers and resources including This Blog. The free E-book on this site, A Quiet Time, Worth the Time helped me to see how we (as mommies especially) can strengthen our walk with Christ Jesus and stay truly committed to  Him throughout the day.  This book helped me to see how important putting Him before all other things really is to my daily walk in general, and to the standards my children see expressed through me. While I don’t use all of the tips or tricks here as my absolute method, because of A Quiet Time, Worth The Time, I’ve made it a point to rise early- and even if I can’t get up early every day- to put Him first in all that I do. The beginning described my longings- and the longings of so many other mothers- and the book continued, tying it together with the Word in a way that spoke to me in a personally relate-able and applicable way.  I encourage you (again, especially you mommies) to take the time to read this book. I believe that the author of this book truly walks in His Spirit and love.

While a the bulk of what I want to share with my readers today involves the blessings and routines I’ve learned from this free E-book, I will not be pasting any excerpts from the document itself. It is my belief that you will get much more out of it by personally reading the book for yourself.

  • What Does My Quiet Time Look Like Now?

Just in these last few weeks I’ve been longing to feel God more than ever. I believe that these desires have stemmed from His desire for me to be closer. I know that he is always with me and in me, but it is sometimes difficult to see his guiding hand and direction on a constant basis. It is even more difficult for me at  times like this to know when or if I hear His voice guiding me, which is something I’ve had problems understanding anyway since before my conversion back in early 2009.

1. Rising Early

Many stay at home mothers like me desire to have special “alone time” – a time to get away from the kiddos and the dishes and the stresses of everyday life. I don’t think God gave those things to us to try to fight, but (as with everything) I believe we are to use these desires for his glory. My desire is to dedicate that time that I may have spent “doing my own thing” to the Lord. It takes any selfish desires remaining in my heart and turns them into a loving relationship for Him and from Him.One thing I try to remember : Time was never ours to begin with.

The Bible gives us many examples of morning risers and talks about the benefits of such a task:

“And in the MORNING, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”

— Mark 1:35

Jesus is our ultimate example here on earth, and if he did it, it should be the desire of every well-intending Christian to be able to.

As for our benefits:

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every MORNING… ”

— Lamentations 3:22-23

Here, God tells us that he renews his promises and his mercies every morning. I feel that if He wanted, it could have been a generic “every day” or “each evening”, but these are words that He divinely inspired and purposed.

On that note, scripture also tells us:

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the MORNING.”

— Psalm 30:5b

I can personally testify that peace, joy, and even empowerment and sanctification comes from rising early to dedicate time and to heed his counsel.

2. My Daily Prayer Of Dedication:

Lately I’ve begun a new habit of prayer and focus first thing when I rise. And I mean as soon as my alarm goes off. It doesn’t matter how groggy or tired I am (if I need my morning cup of coffee or a shower before I can focus on the word, that’s fine), but I’ve noticed that if this prayer of mine is spoken as the very first thing possible, his blessings from it make themselves more apparent and real than any other thing.

The first thing I do is dedicate “my special morning time” to Him. Then, I go right into his “will” for us.

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

–1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I have trouble keeping this one in my adulthood. And I tell him each morning before anything else that the desire of my heart is to constantly be conversing with him and that furthermore, I want to hear him speak back to me.

After seeing the results of this one practice, I hope to never again live without it! I strongly feel that it is a new necessity if I desire a true relationship with Him.

3. My Studies

Everyone is different on this thing especially, but for me, simpler is almost always better. The E-book spoke of keeping a devotional/ prayer journal. I thought that this would be a great plan of action for me and my quiet time (because I write almost everything down anyway), but as I started trying to put this into practice, I realized I personally only need this at certain times in my life, or with particular studies. Sometimes I will write down my most earnest prayers at the time, or I will jot little notes on a topic of study that has been weighing on my heart, but most often I find the pen and paper to be distracting. When the Lord speaks to me, I find it nearly impossible to be able to put it down on tangible words.

My studies mainly consist of reading the Bible with occasional footnotes or studies. There are many studies out there that I’m sure I can benefit from, but I feel that God wants to speak to me through his divine, authoritative and unaltered word. I prefer using studies as a family or personally with my spouse.

I read until I get something out of it, or until I am thinking or feeling a lot. Admittedly, when I first began morning time, I got up a whole hour before I do now, because it took me that long to feel fed.

Sometimes I will read whole paragraphs or multiple chapters, while other times, I’m guided by only a few verses. Whenever my spirit feels full, I go to the next step:

4. Closing Prayer

I always end in prayer. Sometimes, this is short and simple and to the point. Sometimes, it is me asking for things. Sometimes it is me listening, or thanking, or even complaining. But that’s what prayer is. It is a conversation. It is raw, it is personal and individual, it is real.

I want my prayers to be relationship building, but I cannot build a relationship on who I want to be or on who I think God should be, or on empty words. Every relationship is different, just as every conversation.  God wants us to press into Him and to yearn for Him. He wants us to listen, submit, thank and ask.

At first I had trouble feeling like I was actually talking to someone. However, the more I do it, the closer He becomes and the more I long for more.

It is my prayer that you will desire and find Him in your daily walk and that you will be able to transform “your time” – whenever and wherever that is for you- into “His time.”

What does your quiet time look like?

Posted in Mommy's Bible Time

Love is a Verb


The inspiration for this post came from a poem I wrote for my best friend and soon-to-be spouse at the time.  I picked it up and added a verse or two after the birth of our first child. I hadn’t seen it again until just a few weeks ago when I was looking through some old journals of mine. Now, having been married for six years and bearing two young children, and most importantly since I’ve grown in my relationship and walk with my Lord and Savior, this poem means more to me than ever before. I hope to be able to reveal to you a little about where my heart was then, and where it is now. If you like the poem well enough, I’ve attached a file for you to print it out yourself as a reminder of the many different kinds of love in your life.

At only the age of eighteen I had a lot of confusion about what love actually was. A year earlier I had turned down a sweet young boy’s offer to be his “girlfriend” mostly because he said “I love you” rather early and since I hadn’t shared the same sentiments, it set me on a mission to find out exactly what that kind of love even meant.

It wasn’t until months later when I met my husband-to-be that I truly understood what so many young people my age were trying so desperately to obtain. Rereading this brought up a lot of emotion for me, but surprisingly, my thoughts were not just for my husband this time around. Every aspect of love in my life could boil down to these sentimental paragraphs.

In the era and culture which we live today, it seems that people are removed from feelings and emotions and if we are too loving or compassionate or emotional, there must be something wrong with us. However, the Greeks in Jesus’ day used the word love in their language so much that they had four different words for it. Rather than trying to mull over our many versions of the one English word, I thought I would touch on one of their Greek words.The word Agape. It references spiritual love. It is a selfless and sacrificial love, and it should be the most important kind of love for any Christian to try and master.

1 John 4:8 (English Standard Version) reads:

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

God is love. Who is the standard for love? God.

John 3:16 (English Standard Version) reads:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

This verse is perhaps the most quoted Bible passage about agape, but what does it mean in context to how we are to act in agape?

John 15:13 (English Standard Version) says:

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

I would love to be able to say that if I were put into a position like this, I would do the right thing. Morally speaking as someone outside of this situation, it’s easy to say that yes, I would. However, I think that if some of us were truly put there, we may battle a bit of fear or uncertainty. The Bible speaks to these emotions in terms of agape as well:

John 4:18 (English Standard Version)

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

It’s hard for me to imagine a fearless love in an imperfect soul. Even with our family’s small trials I find at times that I doubt my husband’s authority and inspiration. In the tougher times, I find myself doubting my Heavenly Father’s guidance and divine timing. This is all routed in fear, however, and I know from personal past experiences (though it takes longer getting there at some times than others) to cast out those fears and to set my sights on that perfect kind of “agape”.

Love is a verb. It’s not merely a feeling, or a thought or a strong emotion, it is something you actively and consistently do. What should this selfless and sacrificial emulation of God’s eternal agape look like in our Christian walk on earth? The answers are many, and they are not always easy, then again, our standard is perfect. Our standard is Holy. Our standard is Love:

Mark 12:30 (English Standard Version)

And 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.

Love Him with all you got!

Matthew 5:43-44 (English Standard Version):

You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Love your enemies (I told you the answers weren’t easy).

1 Corinthians 14:4 (English Standard Version)

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Love in humility, patients, and kindness.

Romans 12:10 (English Standard Version)

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Honor one another.

John 21:15-17

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.

“Feed His sheep.” If God is the standard for love, and if we are to love as He loved, how can we walk in love through Him without sharing His love and saving grace?

I had no idea what God had in store for me when I prayed to know what love is. He not only showed me my new family, but he took us on a journey together and showed us… Himself!

Love Is A Verb

It’s something you do

Without an action, it’s easy to lose.

But taking your hand in mine,

Love is easy to find

I can wrap myself in your arms

We’ll keep each other safe and warm

Don’t have a troubled heart,

With love, we’ll never be apart.

Love is a verb.

It’s something you do

Without an action, it’s easy to lose.

So you keep me from aggression

And I’ll keep you from depression,

While with a listening ear

Understand your worries and your fears

Praying for you

In the goals that you pursue

Love is a verb.

It’s something you do

Without an action, it’s easy to lose.

I’ll silence his first cries

This little one with your eyes

And I’ll teach him about you

And the love you taught me to do.

I can let him know

That in love you reap what you sew.

For

Love is a verb.

It’s something you do

Without an action, it’s easy to lose.

To print or download Love is a Verb, click here.

I did not sign this document for aesthetic purposes, so please be respectful and give credit where it is do as it is very close to my heart. It is not intended for any monetary gain whatsoever. Thank you.

Please join me in my prayers to become closer than ever before to the perfect love that God shows me and you every day.