What Love Is

Years ago I asked a young man who was engaged to be married, “How do you know that you love her?” It was a loaded question, intended to help him look at his heart’s motives for the upcoming marriage. After several thoughtful moments, he responded, “I know I love her because I want to spend the rest of my life making her happy.”

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Music And Megaphone

Christopher Locke buys old trumpets, trombones, and French horns and transforms them into acoustic amplifiers for iPhones and iPads. His creations are modeled on the trumpetlike speakers used in the first phonographs during the late 1800s. Music played through Christopher’s AnalogTelePhonographers has a “louder, cleaner, richer, deeper sound” than what is heard from the small speakers in the digital devices. Along with being interesting works of art, these salvaged brass instruments require no electrical power as they amplify the music people love to hear.

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Someone was shadowing me. In a darkened hallway, I turned the corner to go up a flight of stairs and was alarmed by what I saw, stopping dead in my tracks. It happened again a few days later. I came around the back of a favorite coffee shop and saw the large shape of a person coming at me. Both incidents ended with a smile, however. I’d been frightened by my own shadow!

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Working For The Wind

Howard Levitt lost his $200,000 Ferrari on a flooded Toronto highway. He had driven into what seemed like a puddle before realizing that the water was much deeper and rising quickly. When the water reached the Ferrari’s fenders, its 450-horsepower engine seized. Thank-fully he was able to escape the car and get to high ground.

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New To The Family

While on a ministry trip with a Christian high school chorale to Jamaica, we witnessed an illustration of God’s love in action. On the day we visited an orphanage for disabled children and teens, we learned that Donald, one of the boys our kids had interacted with—a teen with cerebral palsy—was going to be adopted.

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16 thoughts on “New To The Family

  1. bernard stephen says:

    Adopting an orphan that too a special needs child is Divine Act! And that Parents are living Jesus once again in this world-as a Mother and a Father! It should be a great celebration among the Christian community as a whole, as it is celebrated in heaven! Of course some of the Christian children did celebrate for the glory of our ever loving Father, is heart warming news! I know, many incarnation of Jesus is taking place but are not reported widely and celebrated, but, God our a Father cannot leave these precious children orphan and unattended so He Keeps the Door ( Jesus) open before them and reaches His hand to their needs(Rev 3:8). Our Father finds these children precious and honors and loves them and gives men for them and people for their lives(Isa 43:4).praise The Lord!
    Thank you for the devotional, it’s very inspiring!

  2. jsylseto says:

    Burn my heart with your passion to reach out to the lost souls, O God.

  3. sandy229 says:

    Jesus said, feed my sheep, so help us Lord to obey. Trust and obey for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus. Help us to feed Your sheep! Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see. Help others to see You too! Let me be a shining light for You!

  4. sandy229 says:

    The joy of the Lord is my strength!

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