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Family Love: The Glue of Life

February 2, 2015

Hebrews 13-5

Family Love

… the love between siblings and cousins, the love for grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. You can choose your friends, but not your family – how true! Many of us have relatives that if given a choice, might not be our “friend.” Nonetheless, they are a part of our family. It is the family bond that keeps us together in the good times and the bad – we are there for each other, especially in those bad times, when “friends” run in the opposite direction.

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Unconditional Love: Parental Love

January 28, 2015

Ginny's First Holy CommunionUnconditional Love – I was blessed to have two wonderful parents, who were married for 54 years prior to my father’s passing in 1999. My mother died 28 weeks later. (The photo was taken at my First Communion in 1965, at age 8). For the first 42 years of my life, they were living examples of parental love to me. They loved me unconditionally, as all parents do so well.

I did not come from a wealthy family. My father worked in a printer’s shop, and my mother was a stay-at-home mom, until I turned 10 years of age. In Continue reading

Enduring Marital Love: The secret?

January 26, 2015

Marital Love Marital Love – With 35+ years of marriage to the same wonderful man, of this I can speak from experience. Many people ask me, “What’s your secret?”  Let’s face the truth – in this day and age, at least in the United States, we don’t see one-time marriages with longevity much anymore. When we do see them, we see a consistent theme: an enduring love that has weathered the storms of life. So, you ask, what is the secret to maintaining that enduring love?

To answer this question, I must take you back in time before I met my Continue reading

Love Fulfills Our Works

April 25, 2014

 

God is Love

God is Love

We are all children of the same Father, and as such, that makes us all brothers and sisters of Christ. When we neglect our brothers and sisters, we neglect Christ. On the other hand, when we perform charitable acts with self-giving love for our brothers and sisters in Christ, we give our love to Christ. “Charity enables the Christian to embrace the goodness of God and to love self and neighbor in accord with this goodness and under the impulse of the Holy Spirit.” 1

As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are called Continue reading