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Dawn Camp is an Atlanta-based writer, photographer, and essential oil slinger currently juggling two life stages: mom to three teens and five adult children, mimi to five adorable grands. She enjoys weekly movie date nights with her husband of 30-something years and a steaming cup of Earl Grey. Her new...

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  1. Love from Gods never ending grace. I read this early morning
    Please Lord let me always have eyes that see the best in others a heart that forgives the worst a mind that forgets the bad and a soul that never looses faith in God.
    God bless
    Diane

  2. Well said. What a kinder more gentle world we would live in! I have always believed it is important to lead by example. Thank you.

  3. Beautiful words of wisdom. God, please let this message be my heartbeat this new year! Thank you Dawn for your wise words to live by. Happy New Year to you!

  4. Thank you Dawn for your challenging and uplifting words on loving others well. I wish it always flowed out of me easily and naturally but there are times when the effort truly is a choice and one I can make or walk away. I hope this is a year of making the choice to find more ways to show love in all situations.

    Happy New Year!

    I have a short devotion for the New Year called Endure on my author site:
    https://www.kathycheek.com/2019/12/endure.html

  5. So ture Dawn what you have wrote. So beautifully wrote. Another way we can have love for either. Is in the way this kids song says it so beautifully. You can get it on Youtube. It is Jesus Loves all the Chilidren of the world Red and Yellow Black and White. We are his Children. This song says it so well. Plus this song also says it so well. Jesus hands were kinds hands doing good to all. Healing pain and sickness. You also get that one on Youtube too. They maybe Children songs. But at the end of the day we are all Gods Children. I was taught them as Child at Sunday School. I have never forgot them. The words of them are so true for us his Children today. If saved and even if we are Adults. Because they are two songs that Jesus would want us as his Children even when small and when we grow up into big Adult Children who are saved. To live as life for Jesus. The way Jesus would want us to do loving everyone the way he does. No matter what skin color we are. Plus being kind to one another. Yes at times we might not agree with one another. But as God Children we are to always love either. I say Amem too those two simple little Children songs. I was taugt at Sunday school now 48. When about 7 or 8 years old. They have taught me so much about loving people of of skin colors and being kind as Jesus would want me to do that as his Child. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxx

  6. Dawn,

    Your post is spot on. Society makes it hard to show love to one another with all l the disunity,& infighting. It is time we as Christians showed some of God’s love to this world. You asked some poignant questions. How do we have love for one another in our marriages? We show love in our marriage by doing for others without wanting anything in return. Wait for a spouse to come home from work & have a nice meal cooked for them. Get up with them early & help them get ready for work. Make sure they have what they need for the long day. This year I cooked a nice big Thanksgiving meal for hubby & I on Monday.

    How do we have love for one another on social media? Use the golden rule. If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all. Compliment people. Pray for them. If you don’t like a post then just pass it by.

    How do we have love for one another in an election year? One simple method I use is to not talk politics. Just agree to disagree & let it go. Know that everyone has their opinions. Right or wrong.

    How do we have love for one another when someone else gets the job or the promotion? Try to look at the situation in light of God’s view. He may have something even better in store for you. That job may come with to much responsibility & take up the time you need to be with your family now. Pray about it. Asking God what He wants you to learn. Also congratulate the other person.

    How do we have love for one another when our kids are on our last nerve? I don’t have any kids. I would nicely tell them they are wearing on my last nerve. Say that you love them, but you are getting to the point of no return.

    How do we have love for one another when our bank accounts and our gas tanks are empty? That can be hard. Just take a deep breath & ask God to help you deal with the situations.

    How do we have love for one another when we just plain disagree? Be polite & tell them that you like them, but you disagree with their opinions. Don’t bring that subject up with them again.

    How do we have love for one another when we’re short on hope? Pray about it. Ask God to give you the hope & fill you with the love you need for others.

    How do we have love for one another when we don’t understand each other culturally? Difficult one. Just love them as Jesus would. I

    In a country that in many ways is divided, how do we have love for one another with the unity and mindset of Christ? Super difficult. Try to get Jesus’s mindset & love the heck out of them regardless of their opinions or how they act.

    Basically just do life as Jesus would. Overlook the differences like Jesus did when He talked to the Samaritan woman. Take time to find out about the other person. If it seems impossible, then just pray about it.

    Blessings 🙂

  7. Loving others well, seems so easy, until we are in the moment and we need to choose our actions. Choose our words. Choose to honor God, or do what we want. May we make good choices. More of Him and less of me.