Posts Tagged "Affection"

Defining Love

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Articles | 5 comments

Defining Love

Love:  (Merriam-Webster definition) (1) :  strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties (parental love for a child) (2) :  attraction based on sexual desire (3) :  affection based on admiration, benevolence or common interests (love for his old schoolmates) (4) unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as the fatherly concern of God for humankind or brotherly concern for others.    A few weeks ago, my young author-friend, Alyshia Hull, organized a small, informal dinner at a local restaurant for a few authors in our area. ...

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Letters to Daddy

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Articles | 2 comments

Letters to Daddy

“My son, keep your father’s command, and do not forsake the law of your mother.  Bind them continually upon your heart.”  Proverbs 6:20 “Mom, what do I put on the envelope?”   Mom looked down at the letter in my hand and the blank envelope.  I had written several pages to my Dad who was at the time out in the field on military maneuvers.  I missed my father and wrote to him often, my letters to Dad tucked into the envelope along with my Mom’s.  This letter was special.  I had received an award in school and wanted to tell my Dad about it – all by...

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My Mother, My Friend

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

My Mother, My Friend

I have chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven, Cary Grant & Doris Day are on the television and my kitchen window is opened just enough to allow a chorus of bird-song in.  As I sip my afternoon coffee and wait for just the right time to take the cookies out, I think of my mom.  I have to smile.  If someone had told me 20 years ago that the woman in the kitchen baking cookies and watching black & white movies would be me instead of my mother, I would have laughed.  I have always loved and respected my mother, and I have prayed many times that I too would possess so many of her...

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Heart to Heart

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Heart to Heart

“If you could tell anyone or everyone – had the chance to tell the whole world if you wanted to – anything you wanted, what would you say?”   I don’t remember what I was watching or listening to when I heard that question asked.  I dismissed it when I first heard it.  I think I even turned off the television and turned on the stereo.  It wasn’t until morning that my mind replayed the question.  If I could tell the whole world, or at least many people, if I had the means and the opportunity, what would I say?  I realized I have the means and the opportunity.  Here.  On...

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Sweet Friendship

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Sweet Friendship

“The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.” Proverbs 27:9   It’s been a long month.  Correction – it’s been a long FEW months.  Life has certainly enjoyed tossing everything but the kitchen sink (the rest of the plumbing – yes.  Thankfully, the kitchen sink seems to still be in working order!) at us these past weeks.  Illness (treatable, nothing life-threatening) took over for a few weeks, family issues (who says you stop worrying when your kids are grown???), aging relatives, the normal holiday craziness – you name it, we’ve had it.  (Did...

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