January 10, 2020

# Love One Another

Is hashtag still a thing?
Well if it is, I have one for you.

 I don't have any resolutions for this new year.  I am not a resolution making type of person.   I've also read how some of you have adopted a new word for the year, where you focus on implementing the meaning of that word in your life, which I think is a beautiful idea.

 Well, I don't have one of those either.

I do, however, want to share with you that this past Sunday at our church, my husband introduced our new scripture verse for the year.

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John 13:35

Many times we tend to think about love as an emotion, and it is, but it's also more than that.  It's an action.  

A wise man (my father in law) has often phrased it like this...

 "love with shoes on"

We have to choose to love people. 
 Some people are easy to love and other people are much harder, but it's an effort on our part none the less.

We plan to order some banners with that verse printed on them and hanging them in the church. What a good reminder that we are put on this earth for a mission.

 May we never become too content in our Christian walk that we cease to grow.  I'm thankful for the challenge and the encouragement from my pastor husband to be ever mindful of the needs of others and our need to put our faith into action.



  1. A lovely post Beca. And so timely & true. I think the banners will be a wonderful idea. We certainly DO have to choose to love some people.

  2. Dear Becca, that is what we have been experiencing through the prayers of so many christian bloggers. People all over the world praying for Steve, a man that they will never meet, until we are all with Jesus. What greater way to show love than through prayer.

  3. Such a beautiful post. I have written down the verse your husband chose to remind me and think on it often.

  4. A great goal not just for a new year, but for every day. 'Love with shoes on.' Yes, oh yes, dear Jesus make me more loving, especially to those who are 'hard' to love.

    Have a nice weekend Beca ~ FlowerLady

  5. What a great scripture to be mindful of. I like your father-in-law's take on it. I hope the banners turn out well. Blessings to you and yours.

  6. I love this, Beca. Kindness rules.

  7. Such beautiful thoughts to start a new year, Beca. Sometimes to love those that are unlovely is difficult, but it is what Jesus did, so must we. A banner with this beautiful verse, hanging where all can see as they step into your church is a fabulous idea. This verse is a wonderful one to dwell upon, to remind us to love and display that love in action daily. Thank you, sweet Beca♥

  8. Beautiful and inspiring words for the new year, Beca. I do love your Father-in-law's sentiments. Sometimes we can all be un-loveable and we can only hope that when we are loved and forgiven, we will pass it on. The banner will be a lovely reminder for all. sending hugs xo Karen

  9. Great post! So true! Thanks, Beca!

  10. I love that with shoes on:) It holds so much truth. Like you, I don't make resolutions but I do try to think about some things I would like to accomplish. And last year (for the first time) I tried having a word of the year...JOY. However, that didn't work out so well because I just sort of forgot about it and didn't do anything with it. I am still trying to decide if I want to try again this year (but I probably won't do well with it either:)

  11. I love this post Beca. Happy 2020 to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  12. A beautiful post Beca.
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  13. Dinosaur is looking in aggressive mood. But looking cute!! toys for kids always bring sparkle in kids eyes


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