Posts Tagged 'love'

“The Lord Took Over”

“The Lord Took Over”

(In Loving Memory of Elsie Matus, c. 1910 – 2003)

I met Elsie Matus in the late seventies at the Arcadia Church of Christ in Southern California, where I served as a minister. She had over forty years on me and had been a widow for nearly three decades. When I led a Bible class that brought teens and senior saints together to build love and understanding across a large age gap, Elsie was always there loving our teens ...

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In the Shadow

In the Shadow

“The Greatest Love of All”

“Love” has so many different meanings in English; it’s easy to get confused.  To cut through the fog, let’s distinguish the greatest love of all so we can lift it above the many lesser forms of love that attract our attention.

Here is one attempt, captured in the lyrics of a hit song in 1986, titled, The Greatest Love of All:

The greatest love of all is happening to me.
I have the greatest love of ...

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Hear and Tell: Thanksgiving Thoughts

Hear and Tell: Thanksgiving Thoughts

My love of country grew recently after reading a short fictional story titled, A Man Without a Country, by Edward Everett Hale (Atlantic Monthly, December, 1863; the same year President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of every November as Thanksgiving).

Edward Everett HaleThe Author:

Edward Everett Hale (1822 – 1909) enrolled at Harvard at the age of 13, the ...

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