Monday, February 15, 2010


ἀγάπη ???????

Yep, it´s Greek!!! 

It means true love!

God´s love.


What does agape mean to you?

This word alone seems to unlock so much. It seems to be a key word for me and my family this month. Oh, that it will stay that way.

I just got done reading Treasures in the Snow, with my boys, and I can´t tell you how many times this book mentions perfect love. The book refers to the verse that says "Perfect love casts out fear" 1 John 4:8.   We also studied perfect love in one of our church services, and our youngest went around the house saying "Agape, Agape."  I think he just liked the sound of the word. Then again, all day today the focus was on love. We showed Fireproof the movie for our church people.

But, what does it truly mean to me?

I feel like I am grasping at tassles on a blanket I want to pull all the way up to get warm. I feel like I am just on the brink of something wonderful, as if I can´t quite grasp the full meaning, and that if I did, everything would change forever. Do you ever feel that way?


God´s love is perfect. We are to love others as He loved us. That means our spouses, our children, our neighbors and those who aren´t so lovely. We know this truth. We have heard it over and over, but do we really let it change us? Do I really show love? true love?

It means I will discipline my children in love. It means I will speak in love to my dear husband even when I do feel too loving, I will give to that same lady on the corner who as taken and never even come to church, I will keep on loving even if no one gives love in return, and pray to keep on loving. Lord, help me to have your love.


*** Today, is my day to post over at the KJV Blog. It´s Ministry Monday Highlights. So, you can guess what I am writing about, but don´t take my word for it, head on over there and check out the pictures for yourself.

Also, I am linking up with Nan for Making Your Home Sing Monday. ***


  1. I love that verse and often pray for the Lord to perfect my love for Him!

    I love how you talked about keeping on loving even if no one gives love in return. Awesome!

    The picture of you and hubby is so cute! Thank you for linking up today!

  2. What a great reminder of God's love for us and how I need to exemplify that love to others! I need to read Treasures in the Snow to my girls!

  3. Agape...a beautiful thing, and what a beautiful post about it...thanks for sharing.

  4. Amen! May we remember to give His love and keep giving even when it hurts. Thanks for that great reminder my friend! I hope all is well in your home today!

  5. Dani! What you wrote really spoke to me (about being loving when no one gives love in return). It's so hard to do, but I think if we are in the Word more, we can't help but overflow.

    Great post, and I love the picture!!!

  6. So true... May the Lord help us daily!
    Nice picture of you and your hubby:)

  7. Wonderful post! So, so often and continuosly, we have experienced God's perfect love and what a great reminder to pass along His love through us to others! (And I think saying "Agape" is fun, too...)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (yay! a few days off from work, so am catching up a little on my favorite blog reads... I have housework organizing and drawing orders to get to too :o)

  8. I like the photo of hte boys on the bridge. I added your link to my missions folder, so I can pray for you.


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