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Swirl clipart love #369If love is in the little things,

it’ll surely be in the big things, in abundance.

 Jesus was about love.  Love God, Love each other.

Here's to trying to Live Lent in Love. Every day.   NBD

 

It is Easter.

Love has risen again!

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 Jesus lived love.

Let us awake

each morning

as if it is Easter.

Love Lives!

Love has Risen.

Love has Risen

indeed!

 

 


March 31 Saturday             Ephesians 5:20

 

Live a life of love, just as Christ loved us.Image result for live a life of love

Christ lived for me. Christ showed me how to live in love. How to love God. How to love others. How to love myself. Help me to continually try to live love. To love. In your way, and in your name. Amen

 


March 30 Friday                          1 John 1:7

 

Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.


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Loving someone doesn’t always

mean I tell them what

they want to hear.

Sometimes the truth can hurt or

upset. Relationships need honesty

and truth. They also need

gentleness and perseverance.

 


March 29 Thursday                    Galatians 5: 13-14

 

Use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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I can’t choose my neighbors,

who’s next to me in line,

in the waiting room...

but I can be free

          to treat all I meet with dignity

            and respect, love in action.

 

March 28 Wednesday                          1 Corinthians 16:14

 

Let all that you do be done in love.

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With everything I do today,

from talking to others to cleaning the toilet,

let me remember to do it in love.

Mundane things done in love can help

make living in love a habit.

Little things make up big things.

If love is in the little things, it’ll be in the big things, in abundance.

 

March 27            John 15:12

 

Love each other as I have loved you.

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How does God love me?

Unconditionally,

while pushing me,

calling me to do better.

 

March 27 Tuesday            1 Corinthians 13: 4-6

 

Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

 

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May I

always try

to do

what love does.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

March 26 Monday          Luke 6:27-28                                                                                                        

But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.

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It’s hard to answer an angry word with a calm one. To be nice to someone who’s been a jerk to me. Maybe I’ll just think of those things as exercises to make my love stronger. Opportunities to gain more strength. But it’s Monday, and here’s hoping not too many “opportunities” come my way today before I’m ready to exercise!

 

March 25                  1 John 2:5

 

The love of God is perfected in whoever keeps God’s word.

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It’s a struggle

to keep God’s word.

Even when I

boil it down to

“Love God” and

“Love one another.”

Love is hard.

A group of believers

can help me work on

keeping God’s word.

Sometimes it does

take a village. Or a church.

 


March 24 Saturday                                     1 John 4:21

 

Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

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Hmm, I’ve heard something similar to this before. Maybe it’s because relationships can be so tough, so challenging. Love insists I take the time to talk, to repair what words and actions may have damaged. Love calls me to heal my relationships...which helps me to heal too. The power of love.

 

March 23 Friday                        1 Timothy 1:17

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

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Love keeps some pretty strong company;

power and self-discipline.

Let me use self-discipline to monitor

my words, to choose the loving ones;

to edit my thoughts, dwelling on the

positive ones; and may this feed my power to spread kindness and love to all.

 


March 22 Thursday              1 John 4:12

 

No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another God lives in us and God’s love is made complete in us.

 

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How cool this is!

I can be God

...or rather

God can be in me

and act through me.

How awesome!

 

 

 


March 21 Wednesday               1 Corinthians:7

 

Love never fails.


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It may seem like love fails,

because sometimes we don’t see

the change right away. But love is strong,

stubborn and subtle.

Love is never wasted. When I give love, I

 am blessed, so is the receiver.

Even if she or he doesn’t seem to respond.


March 20 Tuesday          Psalm 89:2

 

I will declare your love stands firm forever.

 

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God loves us,

forever.

Secure in

that knowledge,

let me share

God’s love

with all

I encounter.

 

 

 

 

March 19 Monday                                     Corinthians 13:4              

 

Love keeps no record of wrongs.

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Keep me from tallying up the snarky comments, eye-rolling looks, and thoughtless actions that others have directed towards me today. All that does is keep me remembering the wrong, long after they’ve forgotten. Keeping no record or wrongs lets love destroy the hurt feelings that could rob me of loving relationships.

 

 

March 18 Sunday                                              John 13:34

 

Jesus said: “Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.”

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Help me practice this again Lord. Keep it in the front of my mind, all day!

 

March 17 Saturday                                   Joshua 22:5

 

Be very careful to love the Lord your God, to walk in God’s ways, Obey God’s commands and serve God with all your heart and soul.

 

Help me to follow Joshua’s words today. Let me be careful with my thoughts, words and deeds...but reckless with my loving actions.

 

March 16 Friday              Matthew 22:39

 

Love your neighbor as yourself.

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OK. Sometimes

I’m pretty good

at loving my

neighbor and

hating myself.

Let me forgive

myself as I

would someone

else. Let me be

kind to myself.

And to my family,

                                        because the truth is, sometimes my neighbors

                                        get  treated way better than my loved ones.

 

March 15 Thursday                                          John 13:35

 

Jesus said: “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

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Today, let me do

things, say things

that make people

wonder why

I’m so “nice”,

or “wise” or “mature.”

Let me live love,

and if it’s noticed,

say my faith

calls me to be better,

to love all.

 

 

March 14 Wednesday                       Song of Solomon

 

His banner over me is love.

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Let my love shine. Let love be seen today in everything I do,

a banner floating over me.

 

 

March 13 Tuesday                                  Colossians 3:14

 

 Above all be loving. This ties everything together perfectly. or

 

Love binds everything together in perfect harmony.

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Diversity.

Different notes

make beautiful music.

Even discord is used

to make harmony

more powerful.

We are all different with

different views.

Let me celebrate the fact

that we are all

wonderfully made by God!


 

March 12   Monday                    John 14:15

 

If you love me, you will obey what I command.

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And that would

be the greatest

commandment,

to love one

another.

Sheesh! That’s

quite a tall order

for a Monday!

But I’ll do my

best...after my

coffee.

 

 

March 11 Sunday                                2 Corinthians 5:14a

 

For Christ’s love compels us. Related image

 

 

 

What is love compelling

me to do today?


What is Christ’s love

compelling me to do with my life?


 

 

 

March 10 Saturday                       1 Peter 4:8

 

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

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Love helps me see

the good

in every one.

Love lets me know

that even though

we all are

not perfect,

we are

all lovable.

 


 

 

March 9 Friday              Proverbs 3:3

 

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What can I incorporate

in my daily life that will

keep love and faithfulness

in my conscious thoughts?

A morning prayer done

at the first sip of coffee?

A song in the shower?

A greeting and blessing for the new

day when my eyes open?

 

 

March 8 Thursday                                         Romans 12:9

 

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil, cling to what is good.

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A reminder to keep love

at the forefront

of my thoughts today.

Focus on the good.

 


 

March 7 Wednesday                            1 Corinthians 13:4

Love is patient. Love is kind.

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Today,

let ME be patient.

Let ME be kind.

Let me be LOVE! 

 


March 6 Tuesday                                                             Matthew 5:43

 

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of God.


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May I have the

strength to pray

for those I don’t like,

for those who annoy

me, for those who

anger me...

and may I pray for

them with love,

sincerely wanting

the best for them.

 

 

March 5 Monday                              Song of Solomon 8: 6b-7

 

...for love is as strong as death. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away.

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People who know love can withstand so much. Knowing I am loved can make me stronger.



March 4 Sunday                                                 Romans 12:21

 

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


Today I’ll be on the look out for evil...so I can notice it and act!  Be nice.  Offer comfort to those affected by it.  Speak out against it.  Little words.  Little actions.  When done with love can make a BIG difference.

 


March 3 Saturday                                    Proverbs 12:17

 

A friend loves at all times, and a brother or sister is born for a time of adversity.

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Who has God blessed me with

to hold me up when life gets hard?

Name them.

Give thanks for them.

Who have I supported

in their hard times?

Is there anyone now

I can support in their time of need?

 

 

 

March 2 Friday                                           Matt 22:37

 

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

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March 1 Thursday                               Romans 8: 36 & 38

 

For I am convinced that neither death or life...nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God.


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Let this passage

sink deeply

into my soul.

Embed it

in my heart.

Nothing can keep

me from love,

it is the most

powerful force in

  the universe.

 


2/28 Wednesday                                                 1 Corinthians 13:13


So now faith, hope and love abide, these three, but the greatest of these is love.


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It’s hard. People get sick and die.

Prayers seem unanswered.

Love leaves. Help me keep a line,

however tenuous, connected to love

and faithfulness that will bring me hope.

Death is a reminder that I am alive 

 and can live better.

Faithfulness reminds me that God is always with me...and so is love.

 

 


2/27 Tuesday                                                   Proverbs 10:12

 

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

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When I get angry, Lord,

help me calm down.

Let me use love

to try to understand

the other person.

Help me be ok with

having a different opinion.

We both my have

a piece of the truth.

 

 

 

 

 

2/26 Monday                                         Matthew 5:46

 

If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?

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Let me take risks

in love today.

Reach out to those

I find annoying,

or scary,

or different.

 

 

 

 

 

2/25   Sunday                                                             1 John 4:19

We love because God first loved us.

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Help me feel God’s love again today,

and to reach out in love to others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/24 Saturday                                       1 Corinthians 13:6

 

Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.

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Today my words must be helpful, loving and gentle. Gossip is banned. May my actions be the same. Speaking out when I need to, and staying quiet when that’s what’s best.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

2/23  Friday                                                          1 John 4:11

 

Dear friends, since God so loves us, we also ought to love one another.

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Practice love

today.

Try different

ways of loving

those you

meet today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2/22 Thursday                                    Romans 13:10

If you love others, you will never do them wrong; to love, then, is to obey the whole law.

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At times Jesus broke the law

to full fill the law’s true

meaning. There may be

times when someone

seems to be

“doing me wrong” but may

actually be acting in a very

loving way. (As a parent, I

may have an easier time

understanding this.)

 

 

2/21     Wednesday                     1Corinthians 3:26

If I have a faith that can move mountains,

but do not have love, I am nothing.

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that needed

“something”

that can make

what ever

I do

more powerful.

 

 

 

 

 

2/20 Tuesday                                         1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good, the Lord’s love endures forever.

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May I take many pauses today to count my

blessings, see the goodness around me, and

notice God’s love in action.

 

 

 


2/21   Monday                                                     Ephesians 4:2

 

Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love.

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Whew!

My work is

cut out for me

today, Lord.

Help me succeed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/18 Sunday                                               Psalm 119:64

 

The earth is filled with your love, O Lord...”

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Go, look for love.

Open my eyes

to see the many

acts of love

happening all

around me.

 

 


 

 

2/17 Saturday                           1 John 4:8

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

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  Someone acting in 

  a non-loving  manner?

     Give me the strength to act!

    To bring love to that situation.

   

   A word, a prayer, a touch to

   whoever needs it most.

 

 

 

 

 

2/16 Friday                                                             Romans 3:9

The commandments are summed up in one command,

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

 

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Sometimes I mess up.

I have a reason...bad day...a loss...but others have “stuff” too.

Let me forgive their careless comment, distracted driving...

help me understand they may have a reason too, and cut them some slack.

 

 

 

2/15 Thursday                                                 1 John 3:18

           Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 

 Related image When I hear beliefs and views from people that are so different from mine, it makes it hard to love them. But if I look at their actions, many times I see them acting in a loving, compassionate manner.

Sometimes they are more loving than I am!

I am known by the manner of my living.  Actions speak louder, and truer, than words.

 

2/14/18 Wednesday                                                             1 Cor 14:1

 

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Today look for

opportunities to

live love, to be

more loving. And

then do it!