Guarding the Flame of Our First Love

How do we keep the tenderness, vulnerability and fascination that we experienced at the beginning of our relationship with the Lord? That place where the heart was first awakened to the love of Christ. Where He revealed Himself and we … Read more

Love is Beautiful but It’s not Clean

Love is beautiful, but it’s not clean. It frees the heart from unforgiveness and bitterness, while not even slightly delivering it from pain and heartache. Freedom of forgiving love does not mean going scot-free and living untouched. Love is mangled and wounded … Read more

The Cure for Our Inconsistent Devotion

The jealousy that once left my  arguments speechless and my striving powerless has not changed, has not dwindled, has not diminished in the smallest degree. The cure of my sickness in my youth is the same cure decades later: to … Read more

Why First Love for Jesus is Strategic

We sat there on the floor facing one another in wonder, just taking each other in, it all hitting us in waves, simultaneously. When he finally spoke, it was only to confirm what our hearts and eyes had already been … Read more

Love Never Fails

Love covers. Where questions linger without answer and old misunderstandings remain cross-armed, love forges ahead with a covering, unthreatened by the gaps beneath (1 Pet. 4:8). Love does not wait for the seeing eye-to-eye or the final resolution before it … Read more