Hope in Action is Love-Lived-Out!

Last week, I shared my Hope Giving List with you.  I have been thinking about the practical, lived-out connection between hope and love.  When hope is put into action, it sprouts and grows to become love-lived-out!  The ideas on this list have been part of life in our home, and have led to loving attitudes and ways of living.

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May I have this dance?

Years ago, before I knew Richard, a gal from church and I took swing dance lessons at the YMCA.  It was great fun!  We learned the basic triple step, when to spin, and the foundations for swing dancing.  On the last night they brought in advanced dancers to dance with us.

I knew the basic steps.  And I could follow.  That was about it!

And that was enough for it to be amazing following in the dance as the guy I was partnered with led me in swing dancing.  I could follow his lead, and trust that he knew the steps, and even experienced the thrill of being flipped in the air!

In recent years, I have heard God whisper into my heart, “May I have this dance?”

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