(Left top: figurine from Aruba, top right: print from Philadelphia, middle: wall hanging from Costa Maya Mexico, bottom left: love in Hebrew from Israel, bottom right: handmade hearts from Jamaica)

I Corinthians 13:1-13

Please take time to read the entire chapter.

I love “love”. I am the romantic. My choice will be romance over thriller, action, sci-fi, etc. Every time! As we travel, I look for souvenirs that say “love” in any language or form. It’s my thing; my calling card; it makes me smile. Love ❤️ 😊

So, I must include the “love” chapter of the Bible in my blog. What exactly is love? How should the action verb “love” look? All you need to know can be found in I Corinthian’s 13.

This is my paraphrase:

Without love, I would be nothing. (Vs 2)

Without love, my works are worthless. (Vs 3)

When I practice patience, kindness, and humility, that’s love. (Vs 4)

When I prefer others, give of myself, control my attitude, and forgive others, that’s love. (Vs 5)

When I tell the truth and stand up for truth, that’s love. (Vs 6)

When I fall but try again; when I continue living even in pain; when I expect the best even when I see the worst, that’s love. (Vs 7)

Even when all else crumbles, love remains. (Vs 8)

I don’t understand my circumstances, but as a child of God, I endure, knowing God’s got me. (Vs 9-12)

You just can’t beat love. (Vs 13)

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As a former mathematics teacher and pastor's wife, I encounter many people facing difficult problems in everyday life. I desire to inspire others to push on during times of difficulty. I am a mother of two grown children, and what I lack in personal experience, I have gleaned through the experiences of others. My goal is to encourage through my "Priddy" words.

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