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"Loving God means doing what he tells us to do, and really, that isn't hard at all." 1 John 5:3 NLT

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Loving My Husband, Loving God

Last week Ismael and I celebrated our third anniversary. He is a wonderful husband and he lets me publish goofy pictures of him. (I doctored-up this photo on He inspired me to write this a couple years ago:

I Love You More Than Cranberries

My husband likes to ask “Why do you love me?”  several times a day.  I come up with all kinds of fun answers, such as “because you drink coffee with me” or “because you don’t snore.”

Tonight at dinner he asked “how much do you love me?” As I was dipping a piece of chicken in my homemade cranberry sauce and savoring the flavor, I answered “I love you almost as much as I love cranberries.” 

I really do love cranberries, and being that fresh cranberries are only available seasonally, it makes them all the more special.  I really do love my husband, and he is available all four seasons, which makes him not as special as cranberries.  Just kidding!

If God were to say to me “Jamie, how much do you love me?”  Would I answer the same way I answered my husband?  “I love you almost as much as I love surfing the internet? Or shopping? Or reading novels?”  When I think of the things I put before spending time with God, the list could be endless. 

“Jamie, how much do you love me?”  I love you Lord more than all things, and I will show that to you by my actions and how I live out my life.

And to my husband, yes, I love you more than cranberries!

So he answered and said “’You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’, and, ‘ your neighbor as yourself.’”
And (Jesus) said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”  Luke 10:27-28


  1. This is so sweet! My husband tells me all the time, "I love you more than bacon." And that's saying a lot! Blessings:)

  2. Kate said exactly what I was going to say, "This is so sweet!" What a cute way to remind eachother who and what is important daily. And on a serious note, we already know how much God loves us -- by sending his Son to die for us. So the question remains, How do we show God we love him back? Good thoughts.

    1. Hi LJ,
      Thanks! It is humbling to think about, isn't it?