In Others’ Words: So This Is Love (and giveaway)

Undeniably Yours Quote 2014 There’s so much I love about this quote from author Becky Wade’s novel, Undeniably Yours. (And yes, there is a cowboy in the story. His name is Bo.)

But I digress. Back to the quote.

At some point, we are all are knocked off kilter by love. Love for another person. Love for our country. Love for a family pet — or maybe an abandoned animal in need of a home. Love for God, as we grapple with who he is and what he’s done for us — after first wrestling with the question do we believe that he is?

People do write books about love (me, included). And people write songs about love. And those books and songs help us understand … comprehend … the emotion that overtakes us. And changes us.

And another part of the quote I like? The “God help him” phrase. Because when it comes to loving well … loving at all … I’ve needed God’s help so, so many times.

In Your Words: When has love knocked you off kilter? And if you had to fill in the sentence: So this is love: ______________________________” — how would you finish it? 

 

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10 Comments

  1. August 20, 2014, 6:31 am   /  Reply

    So this is love; “We go home together, or not at all.”

    This is where the option to retreat is rejected; this is the hill worth dying on, and the heart worth dying for.

    Literally.

    • August 20, 2014, 7:35 am   /  Reply

      Andrew:
      This is your heartbeat. You are a patriot in the truest sense of the word.

  2. August 20, 2014, 7:20 am   /  Reply

    When I went to the Philippines 1 time on a missions trip, I did not expect it to grab my heart to the point I would return 3 more times and hopefully go again next spring. I met brave people grateful for any kindness and achieving maximum growth in minimum conditions–what fertile soil and reward. I’m happy to be any part.

    • August 20, 2014, 7:33 am   /  Reply

      I knew I would enjoy the different answers today … and yes, you can fall in love with a country … with the people who live there.

  3. August 20, 2014, 8:19 am   /  Reply

    Most recently, those abandoned kittens. Any other time, I’d roll my eyes at the thought. Don’t let me see them, I’d say. But I saw them. I still have two of them … and I love them. 🙂

    Mission trip … stuck with a wild bunch of kids … and one in particular steals your heart … wants to sit by you, and carries a chair with him to ensure he sits by you … and gives you his cross necklace he made … yeah, knocked me off kilter.

    • August 20, 2014, 11:53 am   /  Reply

      Shelli: I remember reading your blog post about those kittens, but I didn’t realize two were keepers!
      Adn yes, I know how a mission trip can knock your heart of kilter. Sigh.

  4. August 20, 2014, 8:26 am   /  Reply

    Thanks for sharing the quote from Undeniably Yours, Beth! It’s so much fun to have our books nominated for a Carol Award at the same time and to run a giveaway with you.

    So this is love: motherhood. Motherhood knocked me off-kilter with love the moment I held my first baby in my arms. It was as if my heart had doubled in size and I was suddenly vulnerable to a whole new world of emotions.

    • August 20, 2014, 11:55 am   /  Reply

      Becky,
      I’m reading Undeniably Yours right now and I’ve already been surprised by the story! And yes, I love being a Carol finalist with you and Deb.
      Ah motherhood — it expands your heart in so many ways … and it continues to do so, year after year after year. Well said, Becky.

  5. August 20, 2014, 10:33 am   /  Reply

    Love knocked me off kilter when I met my husband. I’d become a bit of a cynic about love/being loved by someone by then. His gentle words, his kind actions and sincere faith? They knocked me off kilter. To think someone like him would care about someone like me? It floored me. Still does, in fact.

    So this is love: “We hug, we fight, we laugh, we forgive. We make the choice to do this life together all our days.”

    • August 20, 2014, 11:56 am   /  Reply

      Oh, Jeanne! Your answer brought tears to my eyes. It did.
      🙂

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