Kate Motaung, Uncategorized



I’m blogging today, joining Five-Minute Friday and Kate Motaung.  The word is limit and we are supposed to blog for five minutes.  Oh my I have no words right now.


“Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope, it can outlast anything.  It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen.”       1 Corinthians 13:7-10 J.B. Phillips New Testament

I chose that verse doing a Bible search of limit.  Not the direction I was going, buy hey it is Valentine’s weekend, and my husband and I just got back from a trip to Waco where we spent the night, had an awesome dinner and lunch and toured the Magnolia Market.  FUN weekend, and it’s not over. Tomorrow is church and then the kids and two grandsons will be over for pizza.

I’ve thought a lot about love this weekend and hey the rest of 1 Corinthians 13.  My husband quotes that verse at every wedding he does.  It never gets old.  I remember the first time I went to a retreat and came back and gave a testimony about how it impacted me putting my name in there.

As I ponder on this Valentine’s weekend, and reminded last night whispering and talking sweet things to my hubby about how we met in high school and this month is the anniversary of 50 years of being together because of the choice he made to throw popcorn in my hair at a basketball game and I met him that night.

Try it.  Each place you see the word love or it, insert your name instead.

Love (Debbie)  is patient, love (Debbie) is kind. It (Debbie) does not envy, it (Debbie) does not boast,  it (Debbie) is not proud.  It (Debbie) does not dishonor others, it (Debbie) is not self-seeking, it(Debbie)  is not easily angered, it (Debbie) keeps no record of wrongs.  Love (Debbie) does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It (Debbie) always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love (Debbie) never fails.  1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

So what are you doing this weekend?  Have you taken a scripture and added your name.  I do it all the time.  It will make it come alive.


41 thoughts on “LIMIT”

  1. What a wonderful reminder that love has not limits, especially God’s love. Yes, it does make quite a difference when you insert your name into Scripture. It can be a great way to pray, too. I’m visiting from #LMMLinkup!


  2. Yes, I love this idea! I personalize scripture and declare it over me and my family. Such a powerful way to pray too. Thanks for sharing this on Monday Musings!


  3. I’ve never heard of putting my own name there, but I’ve heard of putting God’s name there, which is encouraging. And also helping my daughter (when the time comes) who might have a crush on a boy to see if his name fits there – like, is he loving towards others or not. Congratulations on your 50 years! May you have 50 more! 🙂


  4. How cute that your husband got your attention by throwing popcorn in your hair and now 50 years later you are still together! Love it. And since my name is Debbie, this post was written for me!


  5. I love this! How blessed to be celebrating 50 years but how amazing that you know the love of our Father as your love. I saw the pictures from your trip to Waco on Facebook and was trying live vicariously through you. What a wonderful trip and memories. Blessings and glad to be your neighbor at Messy Marriage.


  6. Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing the neat Blog For 5 Minutes idea! I will have to try it sometime when my brain is dry as it seems to have been lately. God bless you as you continue encouraging others.

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  7. Happy Anniversary! 50 years! Thank Him for His unconditional love and grace. I love this 5 minute blog. (I’m not sure I could even do it). You had to limit it, but what you said has no limits to it’s truth. Thank you. I write with Onewordcoffee.

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  8. Happy Anniversary!

    50 years together is amazing. We have been together for 46 years and will celebrate 45 years of marriage in April.

    How fun to make a visit to Magnolia Market. I don’t think I can convince my husband that we need to drive all the way to Texas to shop. And, we would have to drive so I would have space to bring back lots of fun stuff.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.


  9. You are so right, that portion of Scripture never gets old. I am always so blessed by your beautiful posts, dear friend.

    The story of how you and your husband met is oh-so-precious! Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  10. Love (Emily) the idea of inserting your name! By the way, thanks for linking to #IBOT with Essentially Jess, but you’re only meant to link posts published that day (i.e. on Tuesday). Hope to see you back next week with a fresh Tuesday post! #teamIBOT


  11. Wow! 50 years. That is fantastic! Congratulations to your and your husband. Attraction from popcorn in the hair. It must have been really good popcorn. Thank you for sharing your five minute writing with us at Sitting Among Friends on Wednesdays. I look forward to seeing you again this week.

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