February | “What’s on Your Heart?” Tag

“Do everything in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14

It’s time! I love February. Valentine’s day is one of my favorite holidays. I send cards to family and give gifts to my children. I love the colors and how they make going from Christmas to just winter much more bearable. I decorate for Valentine’s day as soon and the tree comes down! I can’t stand the sad feeling I get after holidays. Thank goodness for Valentine’s Day cause I’m ready for some loving!!!

These monthly tags are a collaboration with Dollfaced Writer and you can see her February post here. She writes much better than I do. Check her out!

Without further ado, here are the rules for this month’s tag:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you to participate.
  2. Link back to the original post.
  3. Attach an image that inspires you regarding the month’s theme (or use the original).
  4. Talk about what this month’s theme means to you.
  5. Answer the questions.
  6. Nominate one or more people to participate.
  7. Enjoy the rest of your month ❤

For February, our theme is called: What’s on Your Heart?

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Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash

 

Dollfaced writer  makes these tags up. I pretty much just help with the questions. Here is what she had to say about this month’s theme:

“Purple Rose and I have a lot going on in our minds at any given moment, which is one reason we started this series: to take a little bit of time to reflect each month before it truly begins. This month is all about love, really every month should be, but during this month love is in the spotlight because of preparations and stress correlated to Valentine’s Day. What we possibly miss out on this month is recognizing what is really on our hearts, because love is not all about teddy bears, flowers, and chocolates. It would be easy if it was though!

This month, let’s enjoy the season of life we’re in when it comes to love and take the time to reflect on who we are in Christ. How do we show love for His Glory? What’s on our hearts? Is it love? If not, let’s try to change that 🙂”

Told ya, she can write! This months theme is about my favorite thing, LOVE. The meaning of my real name is: Love. It suits me too. I am a hopeless romantic, but I just honestly love people. I’m not afraid to show it either. I love hugs and kisses. My oldest daughter gives the best hugs and my youngest daughter gives the sweetest kisses (on the cheek). I try to understand each person’s love language and show them love in that way. The book The 5 love languages is FANTASTIC (there is even one book like it for figuring out your kid’s) and this free online quiz is super helpful! Once you figure this stuff out, it is EASY to make anyone feel loved (unless, they are a narcissist and hate you). This is important to me as Jesus told the disciples that the greatest commandment is to LOVE ONE ANOTHER. Think about that a second… wow. We are here to love people. That’s it. Love God with all our hearts and love others.

Okay, here are the questions:

1. Do you believe in “love at first sight”?

Yes, I do. It has happened to me twice in my life. Wasn’t looking for it and it took me completely by surprise. I never saw it coming.

 

2. Do you believe in soul mates?

I used to. Maybe I still do… I don’t know. 

 

3. What is the first thing you notice about a person?

Their eyes and their body language. Those two will tell you everything you need to know.

 

4. What is your ideal date?

If I was “Super Spiritual”, the correct answer would be: Bible study and coffee at Starbucks afterwards discussing how we are going to apply the topic points in our daily life. 

Lol.

Since I’m not quite there yet…

for me it is probably dinner (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Macaroni Grill or Carrabba’s Italian Grill), a little shopping at the beautiful shopping district (Charming Charlie’s, Bath and Body Works, Icing Jewelry store and Victoria’s Secret are my favorite stores), a movie if there are any good ones playing, and a yummy dessert on the way home. I’m a very simple woman! It doesn’t take much to make me happy. In fact, I have been known to say, “Can we just rent a movie at Red Box, get takeout (Chinese or some good ol’ southern comfort food and a yummy dessert), and curl up in bed?” The cherry on top is a bubble bath in my garden tub, candles, music and then a nice massage…  

 

5. What traits do you look for in friends and/or significant others?

Loyalty

Compassion

Honesty

Responsibility

Sense of humor

 

6. What are your thoughts on being friends with an ex?

Oh my, that’s a tricky one. I was friends with a couple of Ex’s, but they always ended up telling me they love me. I love them too, so that has caused me HUGE problems!!! This is when I am known to take the commandment “Love one another” a little too far and I’m not good with boundaries. If there is even a little bit of temptation there… I have to stay away from them. I love them and pray for them from afar. It’s the only way to keep from breaking commandment #7. 

 

7. If you’re a believer, when did you give your heart to the Lord? If not, what in life keeps a bounce in your step?

I honestly don’t remember an actual age. I was always saved I guess. My father (a fire and brimstone preacher) scared the Hell out of me during his sermons three times a week for most of my childhood! I pretty much got saved just about every time he gave the altar call even as an adult. When I was 8 years old maybe I knew enough to make it count. I completely surrendered my life to the Lord when I was 28 years old. That time, I will never forget.

 

For this month’s tag, I nominate:

Amy over at A New Life  if she so chooses to participate 🙂

Also, anyone else who would like to participate. I would LOVE to see your post!

 

Have a lovely month and here is a {{hug}} from me. 💕

 

Amazed By His Grace,

Purple Rose

 

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28 thoughts on “February | “What’s on Your Heart?” Tag

  1. Amy Blount says:

    Thanks so much! I’ll get started right away. Tell Dollface I always thought a tell your testimony tag would be cool. Like the moment you came to good or just a testimony in general. So many lives out there God has changed we only hear half of them

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    • Purple Rose says:

      You’re most welcome Amy! I’m so glad you are going to participate. 💕

      Ohhhh, that’s a good idea! Yes, we don’t hear enough about people’s testimonies and what God has delivered them from. I actually sat in Church one time and listened to one of the pastors tell us that we shouldn’t be talking about what we had done in sin. He said that if the person next to us knew what we had done (what a dirty sinner we had been) They wouldn’t want to sit next to us. He was like, and”STOP taking about it!” I kept myself from telling anyone my testimony for years after that until I finally told my oldest daughter. I don’t dare open up to people at church. Funny thing is, I sit next to anyone and I love to hear testimonies. I lose respect for a person when they say stuff like, “I have committed no sin.” or they hide sin and act like they are above everyone. If we aren’t supposed to be telling our stories and what our savior did for us… why does the Bible tell us about people’s sins? Why does it call them out? Why does it out their sin in full display for the entire world to see! No one is off limits in it.

      Sorry! My replies tend to turn into a post when my mind starts runny away with itself. 😂

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      • Amy Blount says:

        It would Be cool to use that paragraph in with the tag. So many come through the church doors and see the “cleaned up” us. That intimated me at first because I felt low and unworthy. But as I heard of the different stories of God’s grace and mercy working in the lives of those I thought were so above me, it gave me hope. Which helped me turn away from the lifestyle of an addict

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      • Purple Rose says:

        I will see if we can put it in. I’ll let DollFace run with it.

        That’s so true Amy. It is very intimidating when we don’t know what others have been delivered from and we never see the “BC (name of person)”. Sometimes, when I telling something I call it the before Christ me. I say, “That was BC (my name)”. DollFace gets a kick out of that. 😂

        Honestly though, people appreciate us being open and knowing that we can understand and have grace. That’s why it was so much easier for me to hang with sinners, they accepted me no matter what. If I overcome something, that’s great! They love me either way, good or bad. Some church people can knock you right back down because “you shouldn’t of been doing that!” or “why did you do that?” “How stupid.” and make you not even want to try to be better. Maybe since it’s not the exact sin they struggle with, they don’t understand and make you feel like dirt.

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      • Dollfaced Writer says:

        Amy, I think that is a great idea! I am more than happy to do that. Mom is truly my inspiration for anything spiritual, she has taught me so much. I’m sure she can do a WAY better post (as already seen in her replies back to you) than me based on her own experiences and priceless wisdom, but I’m honored to start it because it’s a beautiful idea 🙂 Give me some time to put it together, but I can’t wait to hear her’s and your responses! ❤

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  2. kristianw84 says:

    I loved reading your answers, & yay!! I finally found you! For some reason wordpress kept saying the user removed this blog & I know you didn’t because you had just left me a lovely comment. I felt like such a jerk because I couldn’t follow you back. I’m glad we’re connected now & I look forward to perusing your blog!!

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