Love~The Word — 23 Comments

  1. Thank you for this beautiful personal blog! I have to unlearn my fear this year 🙂 Yes, I see it in your heart tree. What a beautiful picture. I love Matthew 11:28. Thank you. He is the only Shelter, where I find rest.

    • Hi Jedidja,
      Thank you for visiting. Letting go of fear is a challenge. I think that’s why Jesus often mentions to not be afraid. I think we do it in bits and pieces as our trust in God grows.
      From my heart to yours,

  2. Janis – This year the Lord is calling me to “faith” – “And without faith it is impossible to please God.” (Heb. 11:6) May we learn & grow all that He shows us this year. Blessings!

  3. Janis … YES! Jesus does whisper softly to our deepest wounds. I love how you’ve shaped that truth. Now … to give our woundedness to Him for His gracious, healing touch. For we sure are weary from dragging those hurts around …

    It was lovely visiting with you today!

  4. My word for this year (and I don’t normally have one) is endurance, knowing that endurance produces hope and that hope does not disappoint

  5. This year the Lord is calling me to “trust” while waiting. Trust that He is working in all circumstances even though I don’t see it. Great writing!!! You are amazing!!! Love you my friend,

  6. Wonderful word, Janis! And I just know that the Lord will work His wonders in your heart as He weaves this word in your life this year.

    My word is JOY – and it has already proven to be a challenge. My father passed away, rather unexpectedly, last week. Though I am sad, God continues to make His joy present in my spirit. And that, my friend, is against my nature – therefore, it is truly God’s work in my heart.

    Will look forward to seeing what He does for you with LOVE!


    • Sharon, you are in my prayers. I’m so sorry to hear about your father. I know it’s been a difficult road this past year as you cared for him yet watched him slip away. Grateful you are seeing the Lord’s joy still.
      From my heart to yours,

  7. My one word for 2014 is LOVE! So we are on the same page Janis. Beautiful photos of snow. It’s been awhile since I last jumped in it. We used to have a cabin in Flagstaff and oh how I loved to get away there. Happy New Year!

    Blessings and love,

  8. I didn’t choose a word this year, but I do feel as if the Lord is calling me to learn to see differently. Loved your writing today!

    • Thank you, Karen. I took the photos almost two years ago in California. It was during a difficult time in my life so it’s a special blessing to hear how beautiful they are. God brought beauty out of the ashes.
      From my heart to yours,

  9. It will be fun comparing notes, Debbie, just to see how the Lord tailors that word for each of us. Thanks for stopping by. Happy New Year to you, too.
    From my heart to yours,

  10. Dear Janis
    Although I am not taking part in the One Word assignment, I feel that this year is the year that God wants to lead me so much deeper in the freedom for which Jesus has set us free. That freedom to live from the one moment to the next in the love of God.
    Blessings XX

  11. Love–it’s such an all-encompassing word. I was listening to something yesterday about all the fruit of the Spirit being summed up in Love. I pray you have a fruitful year with it. Great choice! My one word this year is compassion, which without love, is meaningless.

  12. I remember my husband telling me, one day he asked the Lord “Why don’t I love people more?” God spoke to his heart and said, “Because you need to LOVE ME more.” Thank you for sharing your hearts and love with us here at “Tell Me a Story.”

  13. Hi Janis! So great to reconnect after my blog break. Did you change your blog? It looks so pretty, I love the white flowers in the background!
    I love that you have felt God calling you to his love. Wow. That is so powerful. How can it not just overwhelm you? That love is so powerful and protective. I hope you will fall right into that love every morning, and shine through each day. You shine here! How blessed am I to know you.
    Have a great day my friend,

  14. Janis, as usual you amaze me in your photography & writing. I’m assuming you write first & then find the appropriate photo,…? You must be always on the lookout for both. I don’t know that I have a unique word, but my 81 years are bring
    ing forth new surprises month by month. One month fear turns to faith & weaknesses to strength, but above all are His surprises! I guess my one word is just Promises…His. They are in & thru all things that happen. Love you & your sharing. Keep it up. Marilyn