Leaving behind the painful parts of the past, pressing into a hopefilled future, but ultimately learning to enjoy and embrace the present - that's how Love Wins!!
Standing on the edge of a cliff with hurricane like winds challenging my position, I held onto my daughter Katy; but I didn’t shift because love had called us to this new place.
My oldest son Jonathan had meet the love of his life in March; she has also became one of our great loves. So we found ourselves in December - in the beautiful desert mountains of Nevada, on the edge of a cliff making vows to become one. While Elvis sang, we laughed, the minister challenged, and the winds blew – love beckoned us to become one. The Campbells and Evans joined together, becoming a bigger and better clan.
After a year of great personal family loses, love stood triumphant again. But to quote my friend Nancy “That’s what love does!” Love doesn’t seek its own. It doesn’t always promise comfort, but it does promise hope. Relationships are sometimes challenging and hard, but always necessary. God said “Let us make man in our image”. Our - being the operative word; the only thing eternal is relationships. All the stuff we work hard to acquire, protect, and save will all pass away. But relationships will go on forever. During this next year, let us see with unveiled eyes the true treasures we possess, our families and friends as the wonderful relationships with which we have been gifted…..
So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies.
I Corinthians (the Message)