father

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way. anonymous

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord . Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)

love

Joy is love exalted; peace is love in repose; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in school; and temperance is love in training.”      Dwight L. Moody

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.     I Corinthians 13:4-7

love

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” ― Mitch Albom

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is perfected in us. I John 4: 11,12

freedom

The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children.” — William Harvard

All gave some, some gave all.

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” —John 15:13

serve

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” Albert Schweitzer 

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galations 5:13-14

love

Love, no greater theme can be emphasized. No stronger message can be proclaimed. No finer song can be sung. No better truth can be imagined. Charles Swindoll

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. Psalm 145:8

action

Love is not a feeling. Love is and action, an activity . . . Genuine love implies commitment and the exercise of wisdom . . . love has the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one”s own or another’s spiritual growth . . . true love is an act of will that often transcends ephemeral feelings of love or cathexis, it is correct to say . . . ‘Love is as love does’. M Scott Peck

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, . . . Ist Corinthians 13:4,5

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