Posted by J on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Filed under: ,

I'm reading several books right now, two of which are bibles. Yeah. I'm comparing the translations, one of them is a book I'm reviewing and I gotta say, it's not so good so far. I'm only 80-some pages into it but it's the BIBLE it's not light reading. I just sort of hate the translation.

The other book I'm reading is The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples. I'm on day two, and wow did this one ever get to me. First it starts out with the little spiel for the day, which was fine, and then it came to the "go deeper" part of the devotional. This one said to read 1 Corinthians 13 through once, then go back and read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 replacing the words "love" and "it" with your name.

So I did that and when I was reading it through the second time I had tears streaming down my face. Joslyn is patient, Joslyn is kind...that is what I want to be. I want my kids to think that of me and I know (especially after the day I had today) they most likely do not think that. I yell a lot, and I yelled a lot today. It's something I really need to work on. I know now that I have to make it a priority. Too many times I say things like "oh that's something I'm working on" to sort of make an excuse for it. "Yes it's been brought to me attention and I know that it's wrong but I don't actually intend on doing anything about it, but I'm working on it". No. Not anymore.

Here's the verse, yeah everyone has heard it but you gotta try it seriously. Replace the words "love" and "it" with your name and really let it settle in. Wow. Seriously. Just wow.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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