Loving One Another

Archive for January, 2019

Giving


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What will yo give today?

“It’s not how much you give,
but how much love you put into giving.”
Mother Theresa

Intentionality


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Live Well
Love Much
Laugh Often

What have you done recently that demonstrates
your desire to LIVE WELL intentionally?

Who have you loved recently that demonstrates
your desire to LOVE intentionally?

When have you laughed last in a way that demonstrates
your desire to LAUGH, living in JOY, intentionally?

Ponder these questions – and make this
Happy Thursday a day you can answer
these questions – easily and intentionally!

Sitting with God


It’s so good to be

Back home sitting with my Lord

Come and sit with me

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Family and Friends


Time with fam-i-ly
What very precious moments
Making memories

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Add friends to the mix
Enrich and share enjoyment
That’s the spice of life!

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Bob enjoying his buddies in La Quinta at the polo field

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Alicia with “Doodles” sharing love at Loleta’s baptism

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Our son and daughter-in-love with our grandson
(He treated them to dinner as a thank you for all their kindness & hospitality this month)

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My nutty husband of 57 years, Bob, on the occasion of our last California dinner,
for now…

It’s been a wonderful break
from the Montana snow and cold.
Today we head back home.
Stay tuned for more love shared
between family and friends,
… and more fun!

What have you done with family and friends this January?

Sit a Spell


Come and sit a spell
Enjoy the quiet with me
Trees and I … silence

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Chair in the shadows
Waiting for you to come sit
Open a good book

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Walk the wooded path
Listen to the leaves rustle
Silence is broken

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Silence in the woods
Interrupted only by
The rippling water

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Come and sit a spell
Enjoy the quiet with me
Trees and I …

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Creative Use of Adjectives


How important are adjectives? How creatively do you use them?

Try this writing exercise:

Using this list of adjectives, write an essay. When you’ve completed your essay, then read the entry below.

glass, vibrant, craggy, deep, velvety, timeless, melted, pewter, snow-dolloped, sun-infused, small, imposing, massive, majestic, grand, stunning, temporary, awe-inspiring, regal

Got your essay done? Come on, you can do it! It’s fun.

Try it. Go back up and use those adjectives. Share with me what topic came to mind as you saw that list of 19 words.

Okay, your essay is completed? Read the entry below:

Inspired by Ps. 145:5, Kim Taylor Henry in “Daily Guideposts” wrote the following devotional:

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I thought Kim Taylor Henry’s writing was wonderful. It inspired me to want to make better use of adjectives. What did you think about it?

Google her and see what else she has written. It’s an impressive list. Whose use of adjectives inspires you?

Disciples in the Desert


Walking On the Sand

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Today I am putting on
a purple shirt of majesty.
I am walking through the desert
As a queen in her sand castle.

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Walk with me!
Enjoy the desert beauty.

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The clear blue sky is my ceiling.
The palm trees stand like
guardian statues on the path –
Majestic and serene.

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Shadows fall from the sun
setting behind the graceful fronds.
I will examine the trees’ trunks,
seeing a text of eternity.

I’ll consider the roadrunners
as students of our January summer.
I will scour the sky for signs
as if my future were written upon it.

I will walk with my best friend
in mutual silence;
Disciples in the desert,
in praise of its mysteries.

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Time to go.

I’ll be back.

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