I’ll find an excuse to eat chocolate any day lol!!
Happy Valentine’s Day friends!! I wanted to take a moment help those of you who get lonely or discouraged around Valentine’s Day. Let’s reinvent what it will mean to us! Valentine’s Day is not about boos, baby fathas lol, or husbands or wives, or mommies and daddies and believe it or not it has nothing to do with stuffed animals, chocolate or the dinner you will have at red lobster tonight lol…it’s about shining an extra bright light on exactly what love is all about.
I share with you today what true love is and what it means. You shouldn’t wait for February 14th to show love to friends, family or even yourself; and if you didn’t know it before, I will tell you now…YOU ARE LOVED! Jesus loves you enough to give His life for you. I love you for your support and encouragement and for just being you! You should love you because there is NO ONE in the world like you! Love is powerful…it conquers all and covers a multitude of sins. True love changes atmospheres and circumstances – without it we are and have nothing.
1 Corinthians 13
The Way of Love
1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 3-7If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
8-10Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.
I hope you have a day filled with love, joy and chocolate!!
EXCEL : LOVE : EXPLORE
I walk in the door from work on Friday, February 11th and I’m immediately greeted by my husband with a beautiful card with instructions for me to pack a bag! Before I knew it I was in Newark Airport on my way to Toronto, Canada for the weekend!
After landing, we immediately hit the town to check out what Toronto had to offer! With a cabbie waiting on just about every corner, there were no limits to where we could go! We settled in at a cozy restaurant, with a beautiful view of King Street, one of the popular streets in Toronto, for a quick bite to eat.
Saturday morning came and was packed with activities! From brunch, to touring the world’s tallest tower (which stands at 1,815 feet!), the mall for a lil shopping and a lot of tax (13%!!!) and a beautiful lunch at a New Orleans inspired restaurant called Nawlins. Just when I thought the day couldn’t get any better, I was later surprised with tickets to see Moulin Rouge, the ballet! Before Saturday came to a close, we checked out one of Toronto’s hottest spots for food and live music. Joe Mama’s was packed and the place to be if you wanted to hear the very talented band, Sugga!
Check out the pics from our incredible weekend getaway!! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!
EXCEL : LOVE : EXPLORE