Christian Living

Learning to Love: “Love God, Love People”

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Lately, I’ve been spending lots of time around children (and their parents).  And the saying is true: Love God, Love People. I’m realizing that sometimes our inability to love people, especially those we think of as “them” and “not us”comes from ideas that have been passed on to us as children from parents and peers, the news and society.  Our parents fought with “them.”  Our parents hated “them,” and then we proceed to fight their fights.  Unfortunately, many times, in the end, we really don’t understand what the fight is about anymore.  When we pass on hatred, prejudice and anger to […]

Christian Living

Learning to Love: “Loving Myself as Jesus Loves Me”

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In learning how to love, I must learn to love myself as Jesus loves me.  Mark 12:31 commands us to “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news first.  In your greatest moment of glory; at the height of your accomplishment; in your moments of triumph, God doesn’t think as highly of you as you think of yourself. (Romans 3:23) Now, the good news.  In your deepest depression; in the depth of your sadness; in the lowest of your lows, God doesn’t think as lowly of you as you […]

Christian Living

Learning to Love: Loving the Way Jesus Loved

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Is it possible to learn to love as Jesus loved or is it in some other worldly type of way impossible?  I believe the key to learning how to love as He loved comes down to perspective. The Go Pro Camera lets us go surfing, skiing, sky diving, bungee jumping, dirt biking, hang gliding and a number of other adventure sports all while sitting in the comfort of our own homes.  Ok, so maybe they haven’t let us do the sports, but they have let us see the world from someone else’s perspective – to experience the world from another […]