31 days of Love. For Real.

Anyone who knows me knows I love to talk.  And share.  And tell stories.  And listen to stories.  And drink coffee.  There’s always time for coffee.

Blogging is the ultimate avenue for sharing stories, and there is such beauty in the listening and the telling.  Everyone has a story, and everyone has something to share with the world.  I love this about people.

The Nester hosts a 31 Days writing challenge each year, and this will be the second year I’ve joined in.  I can’t link you to the series I wrote last year, as that blog is no longer, but no matter, it’s time for a fresh start.  So what better way to kick-off a new blog than committing to write every day for a month?  Deciding to take part was easy, choosing a topic….. not so much.  Not that it mattered, because the decision was made for me.  Reading the word of God can do that for you.

If there’s one thing I am constantly learning about, it’s love.  Real love.  Not the Hollywood-ised, romanticised, sanitised version of love, but love as God intended.  The kind of love that teaches you what it is to really live, that turns your world on its’ head, that seems to turn your whole being inside out.  The kind of love that you know you don’t deserve, but God fills you with anyway.  The kind of love that shows us what it is to sacrifice ourselves for someone else.

The kind of love that just plain hurts, but leaves us wanting for more.

We get it wrong all the time.  But God doesn’t, and He gives us a step-by-step guide to the reality of love and how to love in the words He’s breathed upon us.

1 Corinthians 13 by jaime.byrd.16

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Pretty simple, really,  But it’s not.  Love is hard work, and it doesn’t always come easy.  So for the next 31 days, we’re going to delve into the Words of love, and make them real.

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31 days of writing, sharing and learning.  A lifetime of making it real.

Will you join me?   I’m really looking forward to sharing this journey with you, please pop in to the comments and tell me what ‘Love is …………’ for you.

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6 thoughts on “31 days of Love. For Real.

  1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! For me this has been the year of love rejoicing with the truth, even when the truth was really ugly. It really does set you free, though it feels like it may kill you first. Okay, you’ll have at least one faithful reader this month! 🙂

    • ‘Love rejoicing with the truth, even when the truth was really ugly’ – I love this!!! I’ve gotten a bit behind on my 31 Days blogs, and am catching up on yours now, loving seeing your progress so far 🙂

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