Thursday Tips: Love Someone with Words

We’ve been talking about love from every angle this weekd and I wanted to be sure and include some practical advice.

Q: How can I love my neighbor or my list of 50 friends?

A: Rather than just thinking, “I should love that person”- try DOING something! Send one note a day handrwitten cards or letters, even texts or e-mails will suffice!

Here’s what I mean in today’s retro Thursday Tip:

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Spread the love,
Ginger

Friday Finds: Action Verbs

Just a few from the Old Testament:

THE GOD WHO…

HEARS Hagar – Genesis 16:11
SEES Hagar – Genesis 16:13
HEARS Ishmael – Genesis 21:17
OPENS the eyes of Hagar – Genesis 21:19
SEES Leah – Genesis 29:31
HEARS Leah – Genesis 29:33
LISTENS to Leah – Genesis 30:17
REMEMBERS Rachel – Genesis 30:22
WAS WITH Joseph – Genesis 39:2
SENDS Joseph – Genesis 45:5
INTENDED GOOD – Genesis 50:20
WAS KIND – Exodus 1:20
HEARD & REMEMBERED, LOOKED & WAS CONCERNED – Exodus 2:24-25
HEARD & REMEMBERED -Exodus 6:6
DID what Moses asked – Exodus 8:13
BROUGHT – Exodus 12:51
WILL FIGHT for you -Exodus 13:14
SAVED Israel – Exodus 14:30
HEALS you – Exodus 15:26
GIVES – Exodus 16:8
HEARD – Exodus 16:9
COMMANDED – Exodus 17:1
CARRIED you – Exodus 19:4
BROUGHT them out – Exodus 20:2
BLESSED the Sabbath day – Exodus 20:11
WILL GIVE you – Exodus 25:21
WILL MEET with you – Exodus 25:21
WILL DWELL among you – Exodus 29:45
HAS GIVEN skill – Exodus 31:6
CAME DOWN – Exodus 34:5
CHOSE – Exodus 35:30
GAVE ability – Exodus 36:2
COMMANDED – Exodus 39:21
CALLED Moses – Leviticus 1:1
GAVE – Leviticus 7:38
SPOKE to Moses – Leviticus 16:1
GIVES the Land – Leviticus 20:24
MAKES us holy – Leviticus 22:32

and on and on…

He’s moving even when you feel stagnant.
He’s listening even when you’ve run out of things to say.

I’m resting today in the fact that He sees me and the mountain that’s before me… and that His promise is to journey with me all the way.

Happy Friday,
Ginger

Thursday Tips: Duly Noted

This might just be the shortest Thursday Tip video ever… but there might just be something extra at the end.  Might be.  You have to watch to find out.

Notes from Ginger Ciminello on Vimeo.

Encouragement to send said note:

“Encourage each other with these words.”  1 Thessalonians 4:18 (NLT)

“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”  Hebrews 3:13 (NIV)

Secondary encouragement to send said note:

I’m not kidding.  I save them.

What about you?  Do you keep letters, cards, texts, etc.?  How has the written word encouraged and blessed you?

Happy Writing and Following,
Ginger