God of LOVE in this season of love,
Help my words, whether eloquent or stuttering, reflect your grace.
Let my sharing and knowledge be tempered with humility,
show Your character and not my own.
Help me to be grateful for the abundance I have because of unmerited privilege,
to be compelled out of compassion to give sacrificially
of my time, my resources and myself because of love for You.
Let my Love be
Patient and kind, never giving up, just as your love has never given up on me.
Caring more for others than having my own way,
Not being irritable or sensitive, holding on to offenses...minimizing "hurt";
Taking pleasure in truth and the carrying out of Your justice
Trusting you always and not my own understanding, that You will direct my paths.
Lord, in this season of sparkle, hearts, love letters and chocolate,
make me aware of my own frailty, and revel in your matchless love for me!
Peggy Martin, La Junta, CO, is
a mother, grandmother, and ICU nurse. She is actively involved in the oldest Mennonite congregation in Colorado, East Holbrook
Mennonite Church. Peggy serves as Vice Chair of the Mennonite Women Board of Directors. The board will be meeting March 22-24 in Goshen, Indiana.