The Great, The First & The Second

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22:37-39

Many people have a life motto, a word they live by, or a verse they claim as their own. I, however, inadvertently stumbled across mine.  I didn’t realize the commitment I was making to these verses when I stuck them on our wedding invitation over a decade ago. Truly I just wanted to love God and my husband!

These verses have followed me through the mountains and the valleys. Learning to love God with all my heart, soul and mind has been a journey that has wrought repentance, obedience, awe and joy. Learning to love my neighbor as myself is something I cannot do in and of myself. These commandments are an ever present reminder of my need for a perfect savior, Jesus Christ.

Though I still have a deep desire to love God and my husband this blog is about my pilgrimage of loving learning how to love God with all my heart soul and mind and my neighbor neighbor as myself.

This is my journey toward more!

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