God is (more than) enough for me.


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

I hope you have a sweet day in more ways than candy can provide.

I hope people treat you well and God touches your heart with His love in special ways today.



Last week at church one of our pastors spoke on Jude 1:1-3: Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

In the translation used Sunday, the phrased “multiplied to you” was translated abounding.

I drove to work the next day just thinking about the word, abounding.



Sure, we all know God loves us, but sometimes we understand that to mean…

  • No one else loves us, but at least God loves us.
  • He loves us just enough for us to make it through the day.

NO. God’s love abounds.


His love overflows in our direction and spills all over us every minute of the day. His love makes each of us feel like the center of His universe every day. His love heals every wound to wellness if we dare to let Him pour His love all over our injury. His love gives us the courage to trust Him even when we are scared because His love will never let us down. We are sheltered in His love.


Lord, you are my valentine today.

I rejoice in your love for me.

I thank you for your perfect love that never mistreats me, never gets it wrong, always gets it right.

  • I don’t wade in your love. I swim in it.
  • I don’t splash in your love. I am submerged in it.
  • I don’t wish for your love. I have it in full.


Happy Valentine’s Day , God.

You are all I need.

You are enough.

You are (more than) enough.


I love you as much as is humanly possible this side of heaven and I look forward to the day when I am stripped of my sinful nature and can love you perfectly forever and forever, as you have always loved me.

Love, Laurie

One of our sweeties graduated yesterday as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Next hurdle is the state board exam. We are so proud! She came home with two pieces of paper, her certification and an award for tying for the second-highest final grade in the course, 96%. Afterward we went to dinner at Benihana, where we were treated to heart-shaped rice before eating delicious food.


God’s grace abounds. She did it all without our help and God pulled her through.

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