Steadfast Love

09393A47-2721-47BC-8956-95DF5D0B2447“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”
‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16:34‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Steadfast Love

Steadfast love is mentioned in Scripture hundreds of times. Yes, it means unwavering love that is fixed in place, resolute, immovable, devoted, committed, dedicated—it stands through all adversities and time. We humans cannot fathom love to this degree. We somehow think we can define love however we desire, that fits our circumstances. But God is Love that is steadfast; so why would we want anything else?


7156C89B-88F4-4D2F-9601-010E47FF3EDB“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The greatest joy in my life is being a father. I love my children in a way that is so immense and intense, far exceeding anything rational. One of my daughters just left after spending some time alone with me and my heart already aches from missing her. This kind of love though pales in comparison to the kind of love our Heavenly Father has for us, giving us His Son to deliver us from evil. It comforts me to know that despite not deserving it, His Love pours out—never failing.


6C603722-9D32-401E-8211-5BE950ED8710“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Marriage (matrimony, wedlock), is a recognized union between two people, also called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them. Throughout history, different cultures and religions have defined their own rules. In our country, marriage rates have been declining, but the most popular month for weddings is June. My daughter does custom wedding paintings (can even do them live) that create keepsakes for years to come.
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Mother’s Day

59C4C9FC-FA37-4ED2-80AE-2D9739E99AAB“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Mother’s Day
Our modern Mother’s Day started in the US in the early twentieth century and is a day set aside to recognize and honor all mothers. But the essence of honoring one’s mother was displayed by the young man in the above painting. He was celebrating his high school graduation at the beach where he ultimately gave his life while saving his mother from drowning. My daughter painted his portrait and presented it to his mother the following Mother’s Day. Truly he honored his mother with the ultimate sacrifice.


0FBF347D-BC45-4EA8-BCC8-8C0B14290348“A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭AMPC‬‬


A friend is another person with whom there is a bond of mutual affection and trust. In the perfect form, being a friend is a daunting task—it requires such love and respect and sacrifice. Perhaps that is why I really dislike the term, “just friends”, which often means “not friends”; and, I believe a true friend is a precious treasure.
One of the best descriptions of a true friend is that person who walks in when everyone else walks out—they will always be there for you.


3353C613-E0F4-4581-98E6-D3B342F0D0B1“”Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20:12‬ ‭ESV

March 12 is my mother’s birthday. Today I honor her in Heaven for sacrificing so much for me and for loving me enough to make me fiercely independent. There are so many precious memories, but one stands out above all other. My older brother died of melanoma at age 24 just 3 weeks before Christmas and my mother, along with my father, made sure that Christmas was extra special for everyone else. That kind of courage and love defined my mother and I am indeed thankful.


When I think of home, I envision a safe place where I have freedom to be myself and not worry about the outside world. At home, I am loved for just being me. Unfortunately not everyone experiences this ideal situation, but ultimately I believe we all desire to belong to such a place. Our Hope is that one day we will go to our Eternal Home and experience that forever.