Whether you are a believer or not, or whatever you choose to believe,
for the sake of belief or unbelief, you must admit, there is no greater
love than one who would lay down his life for another, carry the
burdens for another, take thirty-nine stripes, and hang on a cross for
them unless He loved them. You do not have to believe to know that
no one would do these things without the power of love-
Someone who would do this, now “that’s love.”
`A cistern containing water holds great value.
`Knowledge is powerless without making the right application.
`Love issued in fragments can cheapen the experience.
`Happiness is the measure of a content soul.
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Recently I was watching a 70’s musical performance of classic groups like the Dells, Dramatics, Chi-lites, Temptations on the Public Broadcast station, Sister Sledge was one of the groups performing. Joni, one of its members, was in rare form and beautiful as usual.
Last week, at the age of 60, Joni (the one on the right) passed unexpectedly. The cause of her death is reportedly natural cause. This dynamic group consisted of Debbie, Kim, Kathy, and Joni. Some might remember their song We are Family. We are Family became a theme song for families during the early 70’s.
This week, several individuals I know passed, suddenly. They were ages 44 and 51. Two weeks earlier I attended the funeral of a 92 years old woman. I know death is inevitable and unapologetic, but the passing of these individuals sadden my heart. I must admit, of their passing, I was thinking more about the loved ones left behind.
The consolation I have in situations like these is death does not defeat love. Love conquers all and transcends death. Therefore, I choose to embrace the reality death separates but love reigns.
SILHOUETTES – LOVE MELODIES PLAYED
MEMORIES PLACED ON PAUSED
WORDS SPOKEN REWIND.
EVENTS SHARED REPLAYED
LOVE ON DEMAND
LOVE IS FAST-FORWARD
LONELINESS IS DELETED
I would write you a love note and say I love you.
I would buy you a card and send it to you.
I would send you some roses and a balloon bouquet.
I would ask you if you’d be mine.
I would ask you to be my Valentine.
But, sorry I must wait
I must wait,
exactly 27 more days,
to say I love you, and
Happy Valentine’s Day!
** Just a thought – traditions are great, but they’re best if you make your own. Time waits for no one and anytime is a good time to express love.