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Ida & her family live in the sunshine state & yearn to live a simple life spent on loving well. Her motto: Love God. Love People. Love Life.

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  1. This was beautiful! The sacrifice is hard even when the love of Jesus is there…it truly is an act of the will. Thanks for the reminder and know that you are not alone in your struggle…to love : )

  2. Powerful message.

    I have 1 Corinthians 13 beautifully hand written with flowers pressed on bottom and my hubbys and name on it in my bathroom – it was a wedding gift from a group of women.

    I agree it is sometimes hard to show love when you are feeling yucky & tired from work, but somehow we as women always manage to go one step further!

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. Loved this-thanks for the reminder that LOVE isn’t always the birds and the glitter, but the sacrifice part of it. Awesome word today 🙂

  4. Hope you don’t mind, I want to repost a quote from your writing on my facebook, it spoke volumes to me today, thank you.

  5. You go Girl. God has alot in store for you. Things to do, places to go, and things to say!! Love ya. Diana

  6. TOTALLY AWESOME IDA!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOURSELF AND THE TRUE MEANING OF LOVE!! GOD BLESS! LOVE YOU!

    • Ann,

      The “love is a sacrifice but love is a greatest prize” came to me originally while at my piano during a night of worship. Your reply, about the race, is helping me finish the song that He started. Thank you. It IS worth the race!

      and…

      I’m just getting home from our book club, “Morning Bagels with Jesus” :-), and today we started your beautiful book. Your words are touching our hearts in a deep way. Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us!

      in HIS love,
      Ida

  7. you become more beautiful everyday..as your love for Him & for others grows. I should probably read this every morning to remind myself, once again, that it’s not about me. If only I could tell of how your sacrifice of unconditional love literally saved my life. These words are life-changing…& this is only the beginning because these are not just words, but your life. Love you bestie. <3

    • Oh, Hides…you made me cry!

      I love you my precious friend. We have been through a lot together and it just goes to show that LOVE is ALWAYS worth the sacrifice!!!

      xoxoxo

  8. I should read this every morning to remind myself, once again, that it’s not about me. If only I could tell of how your sacrifice of unconditional love literally saved my life. These words are life-changing…& this is only the beginning because these are not just words, but your life. Love you bestie. <3

  9. I should read this every morning to remind myself, once again, that it’s not about me. If only I could tell of how your sacrifice of unconditional love literally saved my life. These words are life-changing…& this is only the beginning because these are not just words, but your life. Love you bestie.

  10. Ides…
    so sorry I posted a million times! Every time I hit the “post” button it told me it couldn’t go through so I thought perhaps it was too long (which is why each one is shorter lol) Just read the first one, that’s the original 🙂

    love you!!!

  11. Ida,
    I finally found your blog! (I’m new to this world of blogging – or reading them :)). This is beautiful. I love your insight and Godly wisdom. “Love is a sacrifice” reminds me of a quote from this great speaker I heard named Jill Briscoe. She said “the doing comes from the being.” (I know it seems like a stretch, so bear with me.) “1 John 4:8 tells us ‘Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.'” So to know God – to be with Him – equips us to do – to love sacrificially. So the more we know God, are with God, are bathed in His word, the more we can love when it is so hard. In the short time I’ve know you, it is so evident that you know God because you love well and bless so many with your words. Thanks for this post and for being you!
    Mika