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Catching up from Labor Day Weekend Stay-cation — Thoughts from September 4

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Labor Day Weekend “Stay-cation” – that’s what hubby Dave and I have been on for the past few days! He managed to get last Thursday and Friday off at the last minute, plus yesterday (Monday, September 5), so we made plans for various day trips and activities to end our summer. I am so very thankful for Dave and our mutually loving, respectful relationship.

But what happens when that’s not the case? Here are some thoughts, belatedly for September 4…

“There are women who feel so bad about themselves that they get involved with men who will hurt them because they believe that is all they deserve. You need to be around safe people, not people who continue to wound you. God will help you learn to recognize those people if you listen to His wisdom.

Love is the healing balm that the world needs, and God offers it freely and continuously. His love is unconditional. He does not love us IF…He simply and for all time loves us. He does not love us because we deserve it; He loves us because he is kind and wants to love us.

Pray: Lord, Your eternal love surrounds me today, and I receive it with a heart full of praise. I am secure in Your love and kindness, given to me unconditionally. Amen.”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”

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My reflections:

Unconditional love is certainly something we all desire, but it’s also difficult to give unconditional love consistently, due to our human nature. Thank God for HIS unconditional love!

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you struggle to love yourself?

Do you believe unconditional love is possible?

Hubby Dave and me from one of our day trips

during “stay-cation”  —

we are “selfie newbies”! 😀

1 Comment

  1. Camesha

    I think unconditional love is possible. It’s easier from parent to child. Outside of that relationship, it’s something that requires work. It can be done though.

    08 . Sep . 2016

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