Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dark But Lovely

I love reading the Song of Solomon in the Bible. This book has two interpretations. One interpretation is that of a natural love between King Solomon and his bride, the Shulamite maiden. It emphasizes biblical principles that honor the beauty of love within marriage. The other interpretation is symbolic of the spiritual truths in our relationship with Jesus behind the natural love story. I remember how embarrassed I used to feel when reading this book because I often felt as if I were imposing on the love between this man and woman.

Over the last year, the Lord has began to unlock my heart and give me greater revelation of His love for me.

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Ticker Tape Thoughts

 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

I awakened this morning with the title of this post running through my mind. What if the first time you had a thought, it was just that . . . a thought? The second time you thought it, you were granted a mulligan by God’s grace. But if you continued spinning it around in your head, it appeared across your forehead in ticker tape format. Right there for everyone to see!

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I rubbed my sleeping daughter’s back, expecting to be greeted with a groggy grin. She stretched her arms and then began feeling around for her favorite teddy bear. When he was not quickly found, my six year old bolted upright and began a frantic search. I realized there would be no grins of any sort that morning if we did not find her bear.

After digging through tangled sheets and blankets, I found him. Cooper, the once soft white bear who is now matted and, well, not so white. He has a replacement nose and has had several “surgeries” to fix holes worn by love.

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