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Love Does at Christmastime

“You don't need a plan; you just need to be present.”  Bob Goff
I have been ready to come home since August. Not typically the homebody type, this longing to just sit on my own couch and tell jokes with my siblings was a new one. Don't get me wrong; I love my family! I think for a while I just relied too much on my love for independence as well.
The semester flew by. Lots of changes and challenges came with the new season but nothing was stirring or pushing me outside of my comfort zone. You know that feeling when everyday is routine? 
When sometimes you go to sleep at night unable to recall anything you may have done purposefully that day...
That thought plagued me. I was diving into The Word more, engaging in wonderful, beneficial conversations, stretching myself to draw closer to my grandma, but where was my heart? I think sometimes we get so caught up in the by-products of our faith that sometimes we neglect the Creator who in fact wants to hear from us. 
During this time my pra…

Love Does Part 2/of x

“What I noticed, though, is almost every time I type the word love, it gets changed to the word live… I learned that fully loving and fully living are not only synonymous but the kind of life that Jesus invited us to be part of.” 

So this week whether we are headed to work, to class, to the grocery store, the gas station or home; what is one area that you can take a step in? IF love really does characterize and manifest itself in action, where can love compel to you offer a kind hand or word, or quietly do a deed? When we ask God to show us and then we keep our eyes open, it doesn't fail to become clear.

"In the end, love doesn't just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: love does. Whimsy is a lot that way–it needs to be fully experienced to be fully known.  Whimsy doesn't care if you are the driver or the passenger; all that matters is that you are on the way. You see, God usually chooses ordinary people like us to get things done. "