Love is not just something you do; love is something you are. It is often premeditated, sometimes spontaneous, and always unselfish.

Love does not cry “unfair” when wrongs are flung in its path; it does not gloat with “I told you so’s” when another reaps the consequences of reckless living.

Love hangs on, even in the toughest hour; and when everyone else moans “impossible!” love believes that all things are possible.

Love requires nothing for its gift, but enjoys basking in the satisfaction of a free spirit and a grateful heart. It derives no pleasure in seeking credit for its day.

Love chooses to see the best in everything, and in everyone, but is unafraid to speak the truth in order to promote healing.

The product of love is love, born in the heart, nurtured with grace and goodness; by the author of love Himself.

-Rebecca Barlow Jordan

“Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:8 NKJV


How do you define love? I saw the movie, Son of God, this weekend. What a beautiful reminder through the life of Christ of what supreme love truly is. No matter how many times I hear His story, see a movie, or read His story, I understand afresh how little I know of love–and how much I want to know. Seeing Jesus’ love and compassion for all people, His complete obedience to His Father, and His brutal death and victorious resurrection still moves me to tears…and yet to joy.

How Do You Express Your Gratitude?

How do you express your gratitude to the One who died for you and who loves you unconditionally? Impossible to ever show it adequately, but a good starting place? Follow the Son of God’s example: live in Him, and let Him love through you.

Love is not just something you do. It’s who Jesus is…and will be through you.

What About You?

How would you describe love? What does God’s love mean to you?

It’s Your Turn

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    As Brit Nicole tells us in her Song The Lost Get Found…
    “Why Do We Go With The Flow or Tak the Easier Road?
    Why Are Are Playin’ It Safe?
    Love Came to Show Us The Way,
    LOve Is the Chance We Should Take…
    I’m Movin’ Out Of The Way”>>>
    Love always Trust, Love Alawys Endours,
    There Are Tree tjhigs left Faith, Hope and Love
    But The Greatest of those is Love.

  2. Priscilla on June 5th, 2010 9:15 pm


    I LOVED this one!

  3. Rebecca on June 7th, 2010 8:59 am

    Thanks, Priscilla!

  4. Rebecca on June 7th, 2010 9:00 am

    Thanks for your comments, Jason.

  5. Janet on June 7th, 2010 1:59 pm

    This is so true and I wish people would realize that love is all you ever really need. If you have love you already have the greast gift of all, there is no need for anything more.

  6. Rebecca on June 7th, 2010 8:34 pm

    Appreciate your comments, Janet.

  7. Edward A. Neri on November 21st, 2010 6:32 am

    May God bless you always and in all ways….continue doing this ….love….Ed…

  8. Rebecca on November 28th, 2010 6:19 pm

    Thank you, Ed!

  9. Susan Duke on March 3rd, 2014 9:38 pm

    Rebecca, I loved this, especially how you described the movie, Son of God. I felt exactly the same way as I watched it. The powerful message of love and the simple fact that Jesus was lifted up….through a platform that is known for shunning the gospel gives me hope that He is still changing hearts in this world today. I have read several controversial reviews of this movie that grieve my heart. The first sentences of your blog really say it all. Love. It’s all about HIS GREAT LOVE FOR US, and why we can’t help but share it. That’s how I saw the movie. Jesus, being lifted up, that will draw many who may not know Him to His undeniable love. Blessings!

  10. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on March 4th, 2014 10:31 pm

    Thanks, Susan. Blessings to you, too!

  11. Mary T on March 16th, 2014 9:01 pm

    Rebecca, I have been missing out on reading some of my emails because I am trying to spend more quiet time with Jesus, praying and reading my Bible. I am glad I came back to this one. How many times a day I tell family and friends “I love you” and I tell God as well numerous times throughout my day, but the true love is when I am comforting my students or their parents, (My students are medically fragile) or when I am coaching my Special Olympic athletes, or as I help anyone who comes before me for whatever reason. I once had a student named Cheryl. Cheryl had autism. She danced and sang her way through every day and could repeat verbatim the lines or lyrics for any Disney movie. She drew hearts and cut out her hand created paper dolls. She would hug us tirelessly. I used to say that Cheryl loved love! We should all love love and love to love! Cheryl certainly knew something that many never experience! And she shared that with anyone who had eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart and soul to listen!

  12. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on March 17th, 2014 9:12 am

    Mary, thanks for sharing this precious story about your work and about one of your “medically fragile” students.

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