Love for God and Others (Take Five)

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Love for God and Others (Take Five)

This week’s Take Five links are all about love. Love for God, for others and even for those we don’t know. Even in difficult times, we can see God’s hand through our circumstances and in his word, and that knowledge allows us to share his grace with others. What are some ways that you can show love, both to Jesus and to the people in your life this week?


“The title of this post is “Why You Don’t Love God” and it’s for people who want to love God, but don’t feel like they do. For some reason a lot of us struggle to muster the kind of all-in, heart-full love God expects.” Finish reading here.


“If you want to see the character of a man, watch how he speaks at an athletic event — especially if his son is on the court or field. Often we let our emotions control what comes out of our mouths and don’t take the time to think about the implications of what we’re saying.” Finish this post here. 

I Call Shotgun

Photo credit to Tim Pierce: The original image can be found here.


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“The heavens and earth declare the glory of God. But if we aren’t careful, we close our eyes to God’s beauty—not only in creation but in our own lives and the lives of others.” Keep reading here.


“In the ongoing wake of our loss, we honor the life that God created and her perfection in His presence in Heaven. We have dedicated a verse of scripture to each of our children, and this is Alexa’s: “Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and praise. For You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” (Revelations 4:11) What this means to me is that even though we would have chosen differently, we still praise our Lord and thank Him for His creation and gift that is Alexa Rose.” Finish this post here.


Check out an earlier Take Five here. 

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Dani Nichols
Dani Nichols
Hi, I'm Dani. As managing editor of Trochia, my job is to edit all of our pieces and give our writers guidance with excellence, Biblical truth and gracious storytelling in mind. I love our mission and community here at Trochia and am so honored to work with this incredible team. I'm married to Adam and have beautiful baby girl, Adelay. We live in Oregon and enjoy kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing and sharing good food with friends and family.
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  • Judy Clayton
    August 9, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Comfort a family who has lost a loved one, visit with someone in the nursing home, sit with the children of a busy stay at home mom or maybe pick up the kiddos of a working mom and take care of dinner for the children while mom has some me time, or welcome a new or returning college student back to town with some home made soup and offer of a home away from home.

  • Paula Maddox
    August 9, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I am pretty much house bound and i find the people who have helped me the most are themselves so much in need, and in pain as well, Church,doctors,food pantry, Home, I remember a big world out there would love to see it again. I Thank You Lord that you are at work restoring this body and mind I praise you for the friends who unselfishly give of them self’s, I thank you most of all that each day you lay a new song in my heart as we walk this road together.

  • Trochia
    August 9, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Judy Clayton, you have a beautiful heart for loving others. Thanks for sharing.

  • Trochia
    August 9, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Paula Maddox, a heart full of gratitude is the most beautiful thing in the world. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. May you feel God’s blessing and comfort today.

  • Carol Homan
    August 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    a hug and an invite

  • Linda Dixon
    August 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    When someone has the time and “cares” to actually listen – and “wants” to spend time with you. My Jesus is the most awesome example of this. I know that I know, that I know with all my heart He is always listening. There can be times when I feel kind of bad, or worried about something – and I just start talking to Him (or even just start thinking about things) . . . He is listening . . . even to our thought life . . . and pretty soon He must start doing His awesome “Peace that passes understanding” (Phillipians 4: 6-7) – Because something happens to me everytime I SPEND a little time with Him – – – He said… ” I will be with you always, even until the very End of the Age.” Thanks be to His precious Heart MATTHEW 28: 20

  • Jackie D Roberts
    August 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    When my loved ones spend time with me and enjoy my company.

  • Deb Kosmer
    August 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    being really listened to and not judged

  • Joyce Stevens
    August 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    A Hug Or A Visit And Keeping In Touch With Me

  • Joyce Stevens
    August 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks Linda I Couldn’t Have Said It Better. God Bless YOU

  • Alvin Peebles
    August 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    a real friend doesn’t expose things about you to the world without considering the effect it will have on you and your life , a real friend covers you ,that’s why i love God , you can tell Him anything , He can keep a secret and He covers you ,He doesn’t expose you , love my God….

  • Eva-Maria Coughlin-Hoehne
    August 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    When someone says “it’s ok baby , I take care of it!” Have carried heavy loads too long… but so far nobody has said it yet…

  • Joyce Thacker Mitchell
    August 14, 2013 at 5:25 am

    a good hug Amen

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