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Virtue: Love

In my efforts to be intentional about discussing these virtues with my boys each morning…

…they weren’t having it today.

One of them said, “Come on Mom, do we haavvveeee to talk about this today? really?”  The other said, “This is stupid, just stupid, I’m not doing it!”

Nice, huh?

I am just. being. honest.  I could paint you a picture about a positive engaging interaction, that emulated today’s virtue — LOVE — but that would not be…

real. authentic. transparent. honest.

It’s for reasons like this {these attitudes} that I’m on this journey in the first place.  We didn’t talk about today’s virtue together, BUT…I’m praying the prayer, “Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them.

If we could have had a conversation, I would’ve shared these thoughts…

Love is something we do.  God is Love.  As we grow in developing our personal relationship with God, we see how He loves, and He helps us live a life of love.  Love is more than saying the words, it’s showing love toward ourselves and others through our actions.  Love is not a feeling…

…Love is a choice.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7


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Teri is a writer, speaker, and sought-after personal growth expert. She enjoys running and taking pictures. Great conversations while sipping coffee and soaking up as many sunsets as she can, make her tick. She's passionate about helping others; an encourager and a cheerleader to many. Teri lives a joy-filled life deeply devoted to her husband, her two boys, and her relationship with God.
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  1. Beck Gambill says:

    I appreciate your honesty. It’s days and relationships like you described that love is meant to dwell in. I needed the reminder to chose love; that love is what Jesus has for his children.

    1. Teri says:

      I agree…love the word DWELL — yes…we can choose to love and SHOULD even when it’s the. hardest. thing. to. do. SO grateful for how HE loves me…His daughter, even though I am unworthy…

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