Monday, January 25, 2010

A cup of love

Bursting With Pink
A young girl of color walked into our church Sunday morning;
what I really saw was another child of God entering into His house.
Some do not see with my eyes.

God warns us about hating others in Leviticus 19:17, "Do not hate your brother in your heart." Hate isn't just an action; it is also an attitude of the heart. Many times we hate someone in our heart; however...hating someone in your heart is nonetheless hate.

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
~1 John 4:11

If we hate someone, we'll be thinking negatively about them,
verbally attacking them, and filling our own heart with evil.
 Life is too short to spend it hating.
Let us love one another as love puts a smile in our heart.
Source: Weekly Wisdom at Christ Notes  
Replacing hate with love. How much love can your heart hold?
I believe the heart is an open vessel. It can never be completely full of love,
however it can be empty if we choose to hate.
Love can flow through our veins and the very depths of our souls.
It should burst out through our smiles, thoughtful words,
gentle touches, and acts of kindness.
Our cup of love should be overflowing…..
My Cup


Here are some of my favorite love quotes with regards to Valentines Day being just around the corner. Add one of these to the inside of your homemade cards….

"Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart."
~Author Unknown

"For you see, each day I love you more, Today more than yesterday
and Today less than tomorrow."
~Rosemonde Gerard

A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay -
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away.
~Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music

"We loved with a love that was more than love."
~Edgar Allan Poe

"Love is being stupid together."
~Paul Valery
insert smile here

…and my fave of all favorites:

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind (and heart)."
~William Shakespeare



Char said...

that first shot is just stunning. this new job is putting a crimp in my blogging and flickr activities! I'm trying to get back around to them.

Holly said...

beautiful pictures! can't wait for valentines day! loves you!

jacqueline said...

i love all the quotes...very touching. glad to see that you are back...missed you!

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Cora,
Thanks so much for being a follower of my blog. I just love visiting new blogs and yours is wonderful and inspirational! What beautiful photography (one of my favorite things) and sharing of God's word (I love Him with all my heart)!
I just became a follower of yours as well and will be visiting often for a daily dose of fellowship.
Hugs~ Birgit

cinner said...

Cora, I love the photo, and all the things you do with pastel shades, you make me think of spring every time I see one of your photos....I think we all need more love in our lives and less hate. Amen

Angie Berry said...

Ah, such beautiful photos my friend! It is sad when we don't see through eyes of love. The way our Savior loves us and laid down His life for us.. how could we hate? That is so not of our loving Father. Thank you for the quotes. I enjoyed reading through them. And I love you~

Kamana said...

beautiful quotes.

Caroline said...

How beautiful...I just love the first photo. And the quotes are wonderful.

Sares said...

What insightful thoughts. I can't say as I have ever truly hated anyone but I am guilty of having mean thoughts about people and it doesn't make you feel better.

The love quotes are beautiful, I have always loved the Edgar Allen Poe quote, there is one by Emily Dickinson I love too, but I can't remember it's exact phrasing. Have a sweet day sweet Cora!

Christina said...

you made me cry and then you made me smile.
such a warm and beautiful photo.
i missed you so very much.
: )

Traci said...

Love this! First photo's colors and textures are fabulous, Cora!
A wonderful message, too. Thanks for lifting me up spiritually today.

Short Southern Momma said...

Loving your blog girl! SO glad we crossed paths! XOXO

Jenny said...

Beautiful quotes and pictures! Hope you are having a cozy day.

Dani said...

i was thinking the same thing about harboring anger this morning. not that this has anything to do with the young lady that walked into your church, but some days forgiveness is a struggle and I have to learn to let go all over again.


Words so true. God wants us to love everyone....even our enemies.
We should look upon everyone with love.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I pray my cup of love for others will overflow. I pray God uses me as a vessel of love towards others. Your quotes are great. Thanks for sharing them. Twyal