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Title: Love Never Fails
Post by: Live4Christ on April 17, 2003, 06:19:21 PM
I can read bedtime stories till the cow jumps over the moon and sing "Ten Little Monkeys" until I want to call the doctor-- but if I don't have love, I'm as annoying as a ringing phone.

I can chase a naked toddler through the house while cooking dinner and listening to voice mail, I can fix the best cookies and Kool-Aid in the neighborhood, and I can tell a sick child's temperature with one touch of my finger, but if I don't have love, I am nothing.

Love is patient while watching and praying by the front window when it's 30 minutes past curfew.

Love is kind when my teen says, "I hate you!"

It does not envy the neighbors' swimming pool or their brand-new mini van, but trusts the Lord to provide every need.

Love does not brag when other parents share their disappointments and insecurities, and love rejoices when other families succeed.

It doesn't boast, even when I've mu ltitasked all day long and my husband can't do more than one thing at a time.

Love is not rude when my spouse innocently asks, "What have you done today?"

It does not immediately seek after glory when we see talent in our children, but encourages them to get training and make wise choices.

It is not easily angered, even when my 15-year-old acts like the world revolves around her.

It does not delight in evil (is not self-righteous) when I remind my 17-year-old that he's going 83 in a 55-mph zone, but rejoices in the truth.

Love does not give up hope.

It always protects our children's self-esteem and spirit, even while doling out discipline.

It always trusts God to protect our children when we cannot. It always perseveres, through blue nail polish, burps and other bodily functions, rolled eyes and crossed arms, messy rooms and sleep-overs.

Love never fails.

But where there are memories of thousands of diaper changes and painful labor(s), they will fade away.

Where there is talking back, it will (eventually) cease. (Please, Lord?)

Where there is a teenager who thinks she knows everything, there will one day be an adult who knows you did your best.

For we know we fail our children, and we pray they don't end up in therapy, but when we get to heaven, our imperfect parenting will disappear.
(Thank you, God!)

When we were children, we needed a parent to love and protect us. Now that we're parents ourselves, we have a heavenly Father who adores, shelters us and holds us when we need to cry.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

OK.  So No one accuses me of stealing material, this came in an email and I have nooooo idea who wrote it.  But I do Love it....     L4C

Title: Re:Love Never Fails
Post by: IrishAngel on April 17, 2003, 07:59:16 PM
wow!  I love it!  :D

Title: Re:Love Never Fails
Post by: joyunending on April 21, 2003, 04:05:01 PM
This is sooo great!!!  I will copy and use it for our next MOPS meeting!!  In case you all  forget MOPS is for Mothers of Preschoolers.  A Christian based moms group.  We have one in our church and I am Mentor Mom for the group.... a great bunch of gals..... Joy

Title: Re:Love Never Fails
Post by: IrishAngel on August 24, 2003, 09:04:45 AM
MOPS, what a fantastic idea!

Title: Re:Love Never Fails
Post by: Willowbirch on August 24, 2003, 03:38:25 PM

Title: Re:Love Never Fails
Post by: Speedspike on August 29, 2003, 07:27:11 PM
Hello I'm SpeedSpike

I'm a male

I'm happy

I'm a christian


Title: Re:Love Never Fails
Post by: Speedspike on August 29, 2003, 07:29:38 PM
Blazing, Cloudy Rain
Falling through my hair
Sitting all alone
It reaches my mined
The joyous I felt
Having you as my angel
Tears slowly drops to the ground
Cleaning the cell
Which I long fears inside
Love thou lovers we are
Far from this world
Yet our hearts and thoughts
Is sweeter than honey
Closer than friendship's
Rain falling, thou reach to an end
Thou love thee treasured
Whisper of wind ring though my ears
Crowded and Silent, Ant's as I am
Find my own shelter with this morning rain
 ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Love Never Fails
Post by: Live4Christ on June 26, 2014, 04:22:59 PM
11 years later and I still love this one...

Zombie Thread... LOL!

Title: Re: Love Never Fails
Post by: Soldier4Christ on June 27, 2014, 08:35:21 AM
Amen. Truth knows no age.