Archive for the ‘love’ Category

When you’re in love it doesn’t mean the rest of your life will be full of happiness all the time. Life will be just the same, with ups and downs, however it does mean you’ll have someone you love to share all those times with.

Yesterday I spoke about the postcards we used to send our family and friends when we went on holiday, and how many times they would tell them “wish you were here”.

There are of course other times when we say “wish you were here”, and sadly at those times, that wish will never come true. When someone we love dies, it is of course a very emotional and difficult time, and so we may find ourselves saying we wish they were still here with us.

While we may wish those we love and care about will be with us forever, in reality it isn’t going to happen, because the only certain thing about life is that we will all die at some point. I don’t mean to make this a really morbid post, so I simply want to remind you that even through the hurt and heartache of losing someone we love, we must hold onto the precious moments we have spent with them. It won’t take away our heartache, but it will help you remember them just the way you loved them.

So yes, we wish our loved ones were still here with us, but if we keep focused on our memories, when we close our eyes, they will almost be here with us again.

Do you still send postcards when you go in holiday?

I guess most people probably don’t send postcards anymore when they’re on holiday as there is a much quicker and easier way to show your friends and family how your holiday is going, and that’s via social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter to name but a few.

Now that we share photos and info about our holidays immediately with our friends and family, so we still have the same sentiment of wishing they were ‘here’ with us?

I suspect while we might be happy for some of our friends and family to be with us, we actually enjoy our time away from everyone, and away from our everyday lives. We would miss our friends and family if they weren’t with us, so I’m sure in reality, in our everyday lives, we do wish our friends and family to be with us.

Not ready #2

Posted: August 14, 2018 in belief, blogging, heart, life, love, music, Relationships, religion
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Yesterday in my blog, I spoke about whether you like to be ready in plenty of time for all events/meeting you attend.

Here’s today’s question? Are you ready for God?

God is always ready to accept our invitation into our life, so we simply need to accept God as our saviour  and invite him into our heart. The only preparation we need to make is to give up all the things in our life which go against what God wants us to be. i.e. we need to seek his forgiveness, we need to want to be more like Him.

If you’ve not already accepted God into you’re life, get ready to say “yes” to God today.

Is it just a coincidence that “do not be afraid” is written in the bible 365 times?

I would doubt it – every message in the bible is a direct message from God. So to tell us something 365 times, suggests to me that God wants us to remember that He is with us every day, no matter what each day brings, therefore there’s no reason for us to fear what lies ahead, for us or for those we love.

Love is… #1

Posted: August 9, 2018 in family, friendship, life, love, quotes, Relationships
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When you love someone you don’t want to be apart from them. You don’t want to leave any space between you. So why not sit close to them even when there is plenty of space on the bench you’re sitting on.

We’ll do anything for those we love, won’t we?

When it come to doing things unconditionally, it’s become more apparent these days that very few do anything unconditionally. Many will only do something for someone else if there’s pre-agreement in place that they will be given some kind of reward or payment, on completion of a task.

God doesn’t give us a list of demands before He loves us, in fact, He does the complete opposite, as He loves each and every one of us unconditionally. For that, I want to say thank you to God.

There’s not much better advice than this is there?

Love is stronger than anything else, so do everything with love, and with God at the centre, and all will be well.

When you’re at your lowest, what raises your spirits and helps you see a future you want to be part of?

For me, when I’ve been at my lowest I had someone who gave me the strength and reassurance to get me through.

I mentioned in yesterday’s blog that the following song is quite special to me:

O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O Light that foll’west all my way,
I yield my flick’ring torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

It’s a song that reminds me that no matter how I feel, or what I’m going through, God is with me. It makes me feel like God is surrounding me with his love, holding me close so no harm can come to me, protecting me, just like a mother or father would do with their child.

yesterday I shared a new setting for this song, but today I share with you one of my favourite Salvation Army band pieces, William Himes’ Procession To Covenant by Regent Hall Salvation Army band.