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6412 Bannington Drive Charlotte, NC 28226704-364-9176

Real Love this Valentine’s Day

February is the month of Valentines Day. In western culture this love is typically about Eros or Romantic Love. This is the month that we get bombarded with commercials and ads about jewelry, candy and of course flowers. As a kid I began to hate this month. It was a tradition at our small Southern school for the boys to purchase candy grams or flower grams and send them to the little girls they were sweet on. I think it was some type of fundraiser but I didn’t care.  I was a shy bookworm.I was also poor, wearing ill-fitting hand-me-downs,  from the wrong side of the tracks, and sporting buck teeth and braces.  Thus I was passed over for the cute blonde cheerleaders with the matching outfits and dazzling smiles. Every Valentines Day they would announce over the loud speaker who bought a Valentine gift  for whom, and the girls would swoon and giggle while the guys would preen over their choices. I would cringe in silence until the whole thing was over hoping no one ever asked me the dreaded question, “Did anyone buy you a Valentine, Bev?” After a while they just stopped asking. One sad February just after I accepted the Lord as my Savior, I happened to have my Bible with me at recess. In my sad state I opened my Bible to this exact spot. Jeremiah 31: 3 “ I have loved you with an everlasting love with loving kindness I have drawn you to me.”  The words leapt off the page!! I am pursued, I am desired, I am loved with unconditional Agape...

The Holiday Parties Are Over

I was at the mall and overheard a conversation between coworkers about going into deep depression after January 1. When the Holidays are over, you can feel letdown, disappointed, and depressed. One sure fire remedy is to be aware that this can happen and take proactive steps to prevent it. Then, try these remedies: 1)Make a daily gratitude list, things you are grateful for. You can even start with what you got for Christmas! 2) Keep the Spirit of Christmas giving alive all year long; try to do something for someone in need at least once a month. 3) Regularly connect with friends especially when you are feeling low. Often just knowing there are others who care for you can lift your...