Love Never Fails : Let me tell you what I’ve learned

This is it, the last post in my 31 day writing challenge. I have to say I am proud of myself for posting something every day for 31 days straight! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It really wasn’t overwhelming for me. I realized how much I learned since last year when I participated the first time. (Buttons, pins, scheduling posts, oh my!) I still have SO MUCH to learn though.

Last week, I read this post from Emily P. Freeman where she tells us what Taylor Swift taught her about writing. She writes that somewhere along the line, she learned that Taylor seeks to surprise not shock the people attending her concerts. That’s her ‘filter.’ How she frames what she does in her performance. Emily said that as a writer, she has the job of being aware of what’s around her and putting that through her filter, which is “creating space for your soul to breathe.”

That got me to thinking about this whole theme of Love Never Fails that I’ve been writing about. I wrestled with a few topics before landing on this one at the last minute. I had initially decided I would write about meals, the sacredness of communing around a shared meal and how that is holy, how that can be The Eucharist for us. I considered how each post would require pictures, an actual meal and might demand recipes and such. A great idea that I still may write about, but 31 days straight sounded a bit overwhelming.

I landed on the theme “Love Never Fails,” by examining a recent theme in my life, the burning in my heart and spirit, and the growing passion for my work and my relationships. I found it to be anchored in the truth from Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church, where he tells them Love Never Fails. That if we choose love first, before any words, whether they be advice, opinion or judgment, love at the outset will reframe how we view others and how we view ourselves. It has become my compass for everyday life, especially in my work.

Love Never Fails is my filter.

So I end this 31 days with a renewed sense of direction, with a passionate heart to keep on writing with a challenge to myself and to you to choose love first, to let that be my filter and pray it becomes yours. Because

Love Never Fails.

Love Never Fails

This is the 31st and last post in my series Love Never Fails for the Write 31 Days blogging challenge. You can click here to go to my introduction page and find links to all the posts in the series. Also, if you’d like to receive these posts directly in your inbox, just enter your email address in the bar to the right. I promise to never share your information.

2 Comments on “Love Never Fails : Let me tell you what I’ve learned

  1. Thank you for these Kari. I have truly enjoyed them. Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart with us. I look forward to next October – which again seems to be the only time of year that I see them in my inbox. Happy Halloween – Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas. Peace, Love and Lots of Laughter,

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