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Beginning of Love

Photo Credit: Kevin Delvecchio on Unsplash By Joan Kelley “The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” ― Thomas Merton Loving [...]

By | 2018-06-18T12:55:21+00:00 June 26, 2018|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Prioritize What Gives You Life

Photo Credit: Peter Nowicki on Unsplash by Sharon Swing What if gratitude and things that bring life hit your 'list' for the day? I grew up thinking that all the things that give me life were 'treats' for after I accomplished everything else. The problem is, the 'everything else' never gets accomplished. Receiving God's love in through activities that give you life is essential if you want to give love. You have to [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:57:29+00:00 January 2, 2018|Categories: Desires & Longings, Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

God’s Intentions for Your Life

Photo Credit: Quino Al on Unsplash Whether you're unsure of your purpose, or you've already got an elegantly crafted life purpose statement, I'd like you to consider these words: God's intention is to increase your capacity to receive and give love.   God is actively inviting your participation in his plan to allow his love to flow to and through you.  He desires to clear away all that obstructs the flow of his [...]

By | 2017-09-11T14:32:42+00:00 September 12, 2017|Categories: Following Forward, Life-Giving Rhythms, My Life Now, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Essential Curiosity

Photo by Evan Kirby Curiosity is an essential prerequisite to love. Since love is at the rock bottom core of our desires, it might be helpful to understand what helps us to receive and give love. Falling in love requires a curiosity about another person. I think it is also the secret to staying in love – and working thru conflict.   What if, when someone is irritating, obnoxious or defiant, I could [...]

By | 2017-07-26T14:31:54+00:00 July 25, 2017|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development for oneLife Maps “Hope and faith will both come to an end when we die.  But love will remain.  Love is eternal.  Love comes from God and returns to God.  When we die, we will lose everything that life gave us except love.  The love with which we lived our lives is the life of God within us.  It is the divine, indestructible core of our being.  This [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:04+00:00 May 22, 2014|Categories: My Life Story|Tags: , |4 Comments

The Every Day Love of Christmas

by Cheri Hudspith, oneLifemaps Facilitator I’ve been asking the Lord a lot of questions about the meaning of love the last four or five years.  Recently, I realized that when many Christians speak of the love of God they often speak of it in the past tense.  They express awe over Christ’s willingness to love us by dying on the cross or acknowledge it when considering his decision to give up heaven to come to [...]

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:10+00:00 December 17, 2013|Categories: Following Forward|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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