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Thursday, February 3, 2011

February ... and the greatest of these is love

 1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

  4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

  8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.

 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 

 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

  13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13

 Today is my 300th post. 300. Who would have thought I'd have this much to say? Okay, don't really answer that. It's a milestone and milestones deserve to be celebrated. To honor this event, I'll be revealing what's inside this sweet box and draw the winner of box and contents on Monday February 7th. The normal rules, you must be a follower and leave a comment on this post! That's it. Simple. Life needs simple. Life needs love.

Linking to the Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday, drop in for lots of great posts celebrating the season.


Marlis said...

Sydnee wrote: "I tried to leave a comment but for some reason it would not let me...Wanted to say what beautiful boxes.... a great way to use up laces and beautiful fabrics..... BEAUTIFUL"

Millie said...

Congratulations! And keep blogging- I so enjoy my peeks into your creative inspirations. :-)

Miss Char said...

Marlis, that is a big milestone, congratulations on your 300th. post. Your giveaway box and the other boxes are beautiful. The person who wins will be thrilled.

As a follower your blog is one I look forward to opening to see what new project you've come up with to share with us.

Miss Merry said...

Congratulations - 300 - WOW! What an accomplishment. I love today's post; it is very inspiring and a wonderful way to end the week. Thank you so much for the words of wisdom.

Sharon Haynie said...

Sweet and romantic! Your boxes are fabulous. Congrats on your 300th post!

A Hint of Home said...

What a lovely post! You can't argue with the scriptures.
Love is so vital for our lives.
You have so many pretty hearts displayed.
I've only just begun to follow you and enjoy every visit.

Kuby said...

"The Greatest if these is Love." Sounds like the God that I know! Wow, great post. I love the crazy quilt heart. Did you make that? Hand embroidery?

Esther Grant said...


xinex said...

Congratulations, Marlis. I surely enjoyed each and everyone of your posts including this. I can't wait to see your favorite dishes....Christine

Martha said...

What great Valentine's things you have! They are all so charming.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Marlis...who cares what is inside when the box is so gorgeous :)

Blessings and congratualtions on 300 posts :)


Dianne said...

As a new blogger, I am impressed with 300 posts! Wow.

I love the little bench and window in your next post of your spring garden. What an inviting little corner.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful post Marlis! Congrats on 300 fun posts-Happy Sunday:@)

Scribbler said...

What an inspirational, lovely post. Thank you -- we all need reminding of these things.

Kathleen said...

I love that verse. Sweet post, and of course I am a follower!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Congratulations Marlis. It doesn't matter what is inside the box when it is as pretty as that! All of these photos were beautiful. laurie

The Tablescaper said...

Such a beautiful post to celebrate! Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper


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