Time to Love

We live in a world of comparison and competition, yet God made us all different. So often we can’t see the beauty within us, yet others see it clearly. We need to call out those things we see in each other and to share, bless, and help transform their perspectives so that they are not just seeing what others see, but they begin to see themselves as God sees them.

So I think it’s time for a revolution. It’s time for a love movement! From books to songs to TV and movies, it’s time we awakened the world to life’s most important subject: love. The Love Boat may have sailed away a long time ago, but to God, because His very nature is love, it’s time to once again get on board and sail into His ocean of affection. I know, that last sentence was a bit flowery, maybe even corny, but I like it.

As we begin this journey together, I want to say that I am not the expert on what it means to love. Jesus is. I am, like you, on my own journey to discover what it means to love as He loves. Looking at the state our world is in, I believe it’s time to fill the airways with the reality of the power of love. It’s time for a national conversation on the benefits of loving one another in real and practical ways— at home, at work, with family, friends, and even strangers. It’s time for a movement based on living lives of intentional affection. It’s time to love well.  

Movie: The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride – A fun romp from start to finish. With so many wonderful quotes it’s hard to not quote from it at some point in your life. “Inconceivable!” “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!” “Anybody want a peanut?” “Have fun storming the castle.” See what I mean? I barely scratched the surface. Find it again and just have some fun.

A voice for the ages

The Best of Eva Cassidy – If you’ve never heard of Eva Cassidy, you need to find her stuff and listen to it. This is one of my favorite albums. Unfortunately, she passed away in 1996 at the young age of 33. Her interpretations of popular songs are mesmerizing. With a jazz and blues background, she does wonders with Autumn Leaves, Fields of Gold, What a Wonderful World and many others. My favorite of hers is her beautiful version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Wow! Sit back and let her take you to another place.