12 March 2011

Scripture and Snapshot Sunday


This verse is usually associated with weddings and anniversaries, but I think is should be broader than that.  I think we show acts of love and kindness everyday to our family, friends, co-workers, and sometimes even strangers.  My friend Amy made these and brought them in to work one afternoon, just because she felt like sharing. 

I thought the lines of them, all perfect with their little frosting hats was too good to pass up photographing
(in fact, I told the people they had to wait until I got in a few shots).

I don't think God meant love to become this big grand gesture that marketing and jewelry and candy companies want to define.  I think he meant that even on regular days or bad days, patience is love.  Sometimes just a kind call or text, maybe helping an older person tie their shoe, or listening to a child tell you a story, ordinary kindness is love.  

So as we head into spring and new growth and new beginnings, maybe we add on a little more love in simple ways.

M.E.



17 comments:

ladyfi said...

They look delicious! You're right - the world needs more everyday kindness and compassion.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Good advice, great post. I think it is the simple things that we do for others every day that makes the most difference.

Jan n Jer said...

Amen...Love wins every time!!!

texwisgirl said...

Nice one. (Love that you made your friends wait to eat the cupcakes until you could snap them! :))

Cat said...

Well said Marie Elizabeth. Happiest of Sundays to you and I may just have to make some cupcakes!

Stefanie Brown said...

Yummy shot!
Great verse.

Ashley Sisk said...

I think you're absolutely right. Great words of wisdom.

mypunksmom.com said...

Kindly send me some of those cupcakes...please :)

Christine said...

What a neat story to illustrate your photo and verse. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings, Christine

Anita Johnson said...

I think you are exactly right and used the perfect photo to illustrate it!

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

You have shared such wisdom on love. It is meant for the every day. Love the cupcake photos. Great photo and illustration of the Scripture.

Blessings,
Janis

Inger-M said...

Thanks for this wonderful post and reminder, MarieElizabeth! What you write is so true.
The cupcakes look so yummy, and make a great photo! Unfortunately they are not on my diet at the moment.....

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I agree...tho sometimes these days it becomes a lost 'art'...kindness, people need kindness in their hearts to receive kindness from others.

Oh, and I must say, I LOVE your 'lunch time' post below this also.

Today's post Link: Sand Dollars and Sea Drift Seeds

Thanks for stopping by for my camera critters post... have a glorious day!!

Mystiqua K said...

Great scripture snapshot! Those cupcakes look yummy! God Bless!

Kala said...

Those cupcakes look so delicious!

Ashley said...

So true, love is the small things we do unselfishly, I agree! Thanks for the thoughtful post!

Dani said...

You're so right.

And the photo is just lovely.