Anyone who has spent time in a church will have heard reference made to the differing Greek words that are translated as ‘love’ in English Bibles. Various sermons will have made their entire points about redemption or Christian living on observations about these loves, perhaps even if in some cases the different words used don’t …

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This was featured as one of Paul Tripp’s most popular posts from last year. I don’t think I linked to it then. Here’s the first eight: LOVE IS… being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of others without impatience or anger. LOVE IS… actively fighting the temptation to be critical …

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Mother’s Day is the starting point for this week’s Border Watch article. The paper titled it ‘Mother’s Day Signals Reminder Of Love.’ Before our memories began we looked into our mothers’ faces, and they into ours. Mothers look upon their children with all sorts of expressions: love, devotion, pride, or joy; frustration, anger, exasperation, or …

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Scotty Smith continues to post a prayer a day. This one is a standout. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. …

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David Brooks of the The New York Times, quoted by Martin Downes: People don’t change because they decide to be better. If that happened, then New Year’s Resolutions would work. People decide to change because they elevate their loves. And as St. Augustine said, “You become what you love.” But if you can’t talk about …

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