Posts Tagged ‘Love’

IF SOMEONE ASKED YOU TO PICK A SHAPE TO BE BEST SYMBOLIZE LOVE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? A circle? A Square? Maybe even a Möbius loop? For Christians, love comes in the shape of a cross. The cross represents a kind of love that the ancient Greeks called, “agape” love. Agape is the kind of love that willingly lays itself down for the other.

There’s power in the cross. I once almost quit the ministry, but a deeper understanding of the cross and all that it represents called me back. Where is it calling you?

May God continue to strengthen your faith as you carry the cross throughout your Lenten journey and beyond.

Dr. Mark

Valentine

For those whose hearts have ever been broken,
May God bless them with healing, renewal, and love born anew.

For those whose hearts are bound in love to others,
May God bless them with patience, purpose, and understanding.

For God who showed us love in Jesus, pure and true, vulnerable and selfless,
May God bless us all with hearts filled with praise and joy, and love for one another.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love,
Mark

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

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“Ignite the light of love in your heart and you’ll have much less to fear in your life.”

R. Mark Giuliano (Power2ools: 2 minute tools for life)

Happy Fourth Day of Easter!

“The Christian religion asks us to put our trust not in ideas, and certainly not in ideologies, but in a God Who was vulnerable enough to become human and die, and Who desires to be present to us in our ordinary circumstances.”

― Kathleen Norris

“As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst…’Repent and believe’ Jesus tells us. What are we to repent?  Our indifference, our hardness of heart.  What are we to believe?  Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor — He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.”

– Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Children reveal values at Christmas

Children reveal true values at Christmas.

Want to know what is truly important to children? Ask them what their favorite part of Christmas was. After worship yesterday, I did just that. And, boy, was I in for a shocker! (more…)