February 4, 2021

Love is Time

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18 With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we see and hear the word love a lot. Though this invisible virtue is oft-celebrated and idealized in film, story, and song, it behooves us to apply ourselves to its true meaning. You see, more than feelings, emotions, or romance, love is action, and it becomes tangible as we put it into motion by giving priority to the interests of others. One of the most important ways we do this is by spending time with people. At my Grandpa Schuller’s memorial service, my dad shared a very touching story. He recalled that when he was a little boy, his dad (my grandpa) was preparing to go on a fishing trip with his buddies. As he gathered his gear and waited for his friends to

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February 2021 Powerline

Soaring in the Midst of Uncertainty By Bobby Schuller Here we are — one month into a new year. While things are “looking up” in some ways, I never imagined that the world’s current winter season would be so long. In fact, I can’t think of a more trying stretch in my lifetime, and before we move any further, I just want to speak grace over you. I know this has been a rough road, and I’m proud of how you’ve navigated it with strength, faith, and love.  Renewed strength is grounded in present reality.  As humans, we often adapt to constantly-changing circumstances by “lowering the bar,” going into survival mode, and simply coasting along. But this isn’t the best way. While it requires that we fight against the emotional status quo, the best thing we can do in tough times is to FLY HIGHER. Because our spirits are anchored

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