The Love That Never Leaves

Celtic cross in Cong Abbey, County Mayo, Ireland.

If we are honest with ourselves, love is what we all want. Love is what we all are looking for. Love is what fulfills our deepest longings.

This holy week, the week leading up to the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, is all about love. Love that is so deep, so unconditional, so sacrificial, so undeserving, that He was willing to suffer deeply and die. Love that is so strong that death cannot hold it….He burst forth into new forever life on the third day. Love that is always, always there, listening, answering, caring, loving, ready to save.

If you have never had that kind of love before, I encourage you to read about it. Turn to the book of John in the Bible, read about the Lord Jesus. Reading His words is so much better than listening to me talk about it. He is waiting for you. He loves you so much. His love never leaves, no matter what.

He is my hope, my strength, my present and my future. Please write to me if you have any questions or prayer requests or anything.

Never give up hope. Love, Lisa

Love Like Waves

God’s waves in the sky over our home in Virginia this afternoon

Love is like waves…..endless, beautiful, eternal, deep.

Waves can sooth because of their eternal nature.

Waves can carry you because of their properties.

Waves can be calm, playful, or stormy.

Waves can leave you breathless because of their great power.

Waves drown out all else because of their beauty and sound and being.

Waves can fill you up with God’s love, God’s voice, God’s power.

Love, true love, real love is like waves.

Lord, let me love like waves…..endlessly, relentlessly, unconditionally, eternally.

Christ in me, Christ before me, Christ behind me.

Christ to my left, Christ to my right.

Like the waves.

Love, Lisa

If Stones Could Talk

Fahan Beehive huts, outside of Dingle, Ireland, 2001. These huts were built in the 12th or 13th century.

If stones could talk, I bet they’d say

Just sit and listen to our day

The things we’ve seen, the people here

Could make you laugh and cry and cheer

History comes, history goes

But we have stood and never show

The stress, the rain, the wind, the woes

Because we are stones that time froze

We always will support each other

And be here for you to soon discover

c2021 Lisa Lyons

Pushing Through

Sometimes I can be my own worst enemy. That little voice inside my mind that tells me all manner of negative things.

“No one wants to hear what you are thinking/writing, so why say it?”

“You are not a good writer.”

“There are so many books in the world, why write another one?”

“What I am saying is not original/interesting/witty enough, etc.”

And on and on and on it goes. Things the devil wants me to think, to shut me down, to keep me from being the person God created me to be.

I have a choice. I can choose to listen and shut down, or remind myself and push through. Listen to lies or listen to truth. Not that I am the greatest writer in the world….I am not saying that. But all of us have something to say, some truth that God is revealing in our lives, something that might encourage someone else who is going through something similar.

Here are some things God says about me (and you):

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17

” There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” -1John 4:18

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” – Ephesians 6:10

And on and on and on it goes. Praise God. I choose today to listen to Him and to His Word and to His love. I am so thankful.

Write well, my friends. Speak love, speak truth, speak of Christ. Love, Lisa