Are you familiar with the "Five Love Languages"? Author Gary Chapman wrote a very insightful and helpful book a number of years ago which pointed out that everyone has a primary "language" in which they express and receive love: Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, and Gifts. It's important to understand another person's love language so that you can "speak in their language". He shares a story about a husband and wife who came in for counseling. The wife complained that her husband never told her that he loved her. The husband responded that he regularly brought her flowers and gifts to express his love for her. Her love language was Words of Affirmation while his was Gifts. They were speaking in different languages.
Why do I bring this up? Well, no matter which of these is your primary way of expressing your love for someone, ALL of them require action. As the band DC Talk sang back in the 90's, "Love is a Verb".
This Sunday, December 8th, we'll continue our series "It's A Wonderful Life Because of Christmas" as we look at the theme of Love. Real love is about giving, not getting. How will you be giving Christmas love to others this year. Remember, it doesn't have to be limited to the form of something wrapped under the tree - and maybe it will be even more special if it isn't!
Speaking of sharing Christmas love, you can join us in singing the songs of Christmas this evening as we make our way through Twisp during the Mistletoe Madness shopping night.
We'll be meeting under the lighted tree at the north end of Glover St. at 5:30 and working our way through the businesses on our way to TwispWorks. As Buddy the Elf says, "The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud so all can hear." I hope you can join us!
Sign up at church to participate in this annual event. You can host the soup or dessert course, or simply join those moving from home to home. More details are available at the church.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church