A year ago,
I began this blog.
When I first started this blog I titled it To Train Up a Child with Love,
in outcry to what seemed to me an epidemic of a whole lot of child training
on the internet but not a whole lot of love,
until I found communities of beautiful people shining with His Love and
began to breathe a little easier knowing not everyone who called on the name of the Lord
was also calling for no mercy with their children
(The LORD is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy).
and that they weren't all desperately set on first time obedience
(Oh when Lord have I ever obeyed the first time?)
and suddenly this blog had a new purpose,
it wasn't about just training up children with love,
it was about doing everything with love.
That if I did anything, thought anything,
it would be nothing if I did it without love,
that God is Love and keeping my focus love,
would be to keep my focus God,
to do, think and say all in the name of Love,
is to do, think and say all in the name of God.
And so the name changed from to train up a child with love,
and became simply
and the thought behind each post's title is kind of like that game
90210 introduced like 18 years ago,
you know when you have a fortune cookie you put the phrase
at the end of your fortune,
and it's creepy but still, you can't really help it when you have one.
Well with each of my post's titles you are supposed to add the phrase
"with love" at the end,
so let's take a look at some...
to be a rebel (with love)
to delight in the after party (with love)
to let my arms pop up (with love)
to be cancer (with love)
I just need to do, think and speak with love,
or else I fail,
which I do,
all too often.
1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
So for my blogiversary, I would love to get to know my readers more.
I am hosting a giveaway, but I'm not quite sure what I am giving away.
It will be personal to the winner, something I choose for them.
To enter, leave a comment telling me three things about yourself that will
help me know you better and
(hopefully) help me pick a gift for you if you win.
Thank you for reading, and journeying with me as I seek to
focus on Love (God).
*** Giveaway ends Friday***