Saturday, February 12, 2011



R   O   M   A   N   C   E  


"For you have set my heart free"





How do you describe it?   What makes you pursue it? 

Where do we find it?

How do we make it last?







D E S I R E

"So now the stage is set,
feel your own heart beating in your chest"







I M A G I N A T I O N
                                                           
    "this life's not over yet"






H O P E 
     
"so get up on our feet and do our best"





C O U R A G E

"we play against the fear"






T R I U M P H

"we play against the reasons not to try"






G L O R Y

"we're playing for the tears burning in the happy angel's eyes" *



~



B R E A T H L E S S    E X P E C T A T I O N



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THE SCENT OF A FLOWER

 NOT YET FOUND




~




True Love” in persistent pursuit of our hearts



~




THE ECHO OF A TUNE NOT YET HEARD





whispering softly in our ears



~


THE NEWS FROM A COUNTRY

NOT YET VISITED


~


An invitation...



FROM  THE  ROMANCER  OF OUR  SOUL…



TO EXPERIENCE HIS UNFATHOMABLE LOVE!



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WOOING   US   INTO   A   ROMANCE   LIKE   NO   OTHER...








 T H E



  S A C R E D



   R O M A N C E





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“Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you the desires of your heart”
(Psalm 37:4)






“O GOD, YOU ARE MY GOD,

EARNESTLY  I  SEEK YOU;

MY SOUL THIRSTS FOR YOU,

MY BODY LONGS FOR YOU

IN A DRY AND WEARY LAND,

    WHERE THERE IS NO WATER.”


     (Psalm 63:1)




A book?  Yes!  

Friends, if you haven't read "The Sacred Romance" and you want to experience the intensity and reality of  true love...
I encourage you to pick up a copy of   
"The Sacred Romance"  by John Eldredge and Brent Curtis!
Get ready to be swept off your feet ~

Their words glide effortlessly 
and flow like silk across each page. 


This is a book for those who long for romance and 
desire a deeper realization of 

UNCONDITIONAL   LOVE! 




"So now the stage is set, feel your own heart beating in your chest"




*quotes and inspiration from "The Sacred Romance" by John Eldredge and Brent Curtis;
lyrics from "Show the Way" by David Wilcox; Bible verses, NIV






21 comments:

Amy said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful message. I always enjoy reading your posts and this one just gives me a warm feeling from inside out. :)

Amy
http://utry.it

Stacy@hiswaynotmine said...

Oh a romance like none other.....the very example of what love looks like. May we all fall more in love with our Jesus! Thanks for posting this!

I am so sorry to hear about your father in law, Lou. I will be praying for him and for you all as you walk so intimately with him during this time. May God surround Lou with His amazing love and mercy.

Thank you for sharing that with me.

Much love,
Stacy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful. I have to say it takes me a ton of courage to overcome the fear.

mangiabella said...

....sighhhhhh........oh bella, you truly understand how I feel when I read this book, I am on a journey that I never want to return from, and know in my heart that I never will....it has forever changed me in ways I find difficult to describe with human words....happy valentine's day bella, we can celebrate the love that has been lavished upon us by the One who has been romancing us since the day we were born....I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine!

ladymorgiana said...

wonderful message :) Happy Valentine's Day :)

OceanDreams said...

I've read this book and loved it so much, it is such a beautiful story about how to draw closer to the heart of God. :) Thanks for reminding me just how important that is and I hope you have a lovely V-Day! Thanks so much for your sweet comment, I too hope I get to have a sweet Doxie like yours someday, xoxo!

The Mom Chef said...

I read these lines and smiled:

"THE NEWS FROM A COUNTRY
NOT YET VISITED"

because it reminded me of the day we received the news from Armenia that our daughter had been born and was waiting to join our family. Love exploded in our hearts that day.

Maurie said...

Lorraine, What a fabulous post. I love the beating heart, the changing script-fonts...the reminder. Thank you, kind-heart.

Deborah Ann said...

I read that book, years ago. And now God's arms have thrust me right back in. The love has been pouring in on this special day - from many friends just like you, Lorraine. My heart is bursting. I know God is pouring out His extravagant perfume over you, and His bride has never been more beautiful...

Happy Valentines Day!

JillAileenJones said...

Thank you for this-my heart's desire is to grow ever closer to HIM-to love Him beyond what I can imagine.
Thanks for commenting on my blog today too-your right the written word is so powerful-especially when it is in their hand writing. I love having notes from people and pulling them out to read again and again-I have all the notes and letters Mike wrote me when we were dating. They are priceless to me.
I hope you have a blessed day with all the ones you love most.
Blessings! Happy Valentine's Day!
Jill xoxo

Monet said...

This is one of my older sister's favorite books. Such great words...such a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing your heart and the heart of God. I hope you are having a day of sweet treats and love. Happy Valentine's!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

A beautiful post. Big hugs!

Jenny said...

Hi, I'm visiting from {in}courage community as a new follower. Great pre-Valentine's day post.

Joy McMillan said...

So good!! I love John Eldredge (& Staci)!!

Toyin O. said...

This is so beautiful Lorriane; I love my sacred romance with Jesus. i am so encouraged by some of your words here; I will keep delighting in the Lord, knowing he will give me the desires of my heart:) Lovely post:)

Karen said...

Lorraine What a great post.. Loved it...
I taught a womans bible study a while back on Secrets transforming our life and marriage,, and it was alot like you post here.
Look to God for our desires and expectations, and stop having unrealistic expectations of our husbands.. he is human not God,, He can do his best, but he is not God.. We are to love our husband and honor him, after God..
Great Post..thanks girlfriend.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Just great!!!! I read that book years ago and when I started reading this I thought of it and then there it was at the bottom...so, so true...I need these words on my wall.
How did I miss this post? Sorry I am so late...but the words are still great!

Chef Dennis said...

what a beautiful message....thank you so much fro sharing it with us!
hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Dennis

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A favorite "read" from a while back. I think I shall revisit it!

peace~elaine

Amy said...

Haven't seen any new post from you lately, I hope all is well with you. :) I can't wait to read another creative poem from your blog!

I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle on my blog. This month's theme is COOKIES! (it doesn't have to be a new creation, you can use a previous post on your site too) Would you please join us for the fun? I have some cool prizes waiting too.

Amy
http://utry.it/2011/03/culinary-smackdown-battlecookies.html

Teresa said...

A refreshing sigh...mmmmmm...when I read your posts I can see you dance so freely in adoration towards our Awesome God...and the onlookers are so enamored by the glory of God revealed in your writings and in your life. Thank you for revealing the dance with our God! BTW...Thank you for the book recommendation...

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