Did you ever eat one of those Dove chocolate hearts?  Do you read the little snippets of “love advice” on the inside of the foil wrappers?  A retreatant or a visiting director from last weekend’s directed prayer experience must have gifted us with a bowl full of these hearts, wrapped in red and silver, looking ahead to February 14.  Hungry, I filched one from the bowl yesterday as I passed through the hall.  I carefully unwrapped it, not wanting to miss my “love advice” for the day!  Here’s what it said:  “Savor small romantic moments.”  Hmmmm!  I began to think about my prayer each morning.  When has it last felt truly intimate?  When in my day have I felt the nearness of God?  When have I met Jesus in my days recently?  Good questions to ask!  Think about the last time you felt a little romance with your God!  Maybe it’s time to turn up the heat! Spend a little extra time in prayer and meditation, a little extra “paying attention” to notice God’s presence in your day!  Heed the “love advice” — savor those small romantic moments!Dove choc wrapper

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  1. Kathy on January 30, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    As much as we need to savor the romance, I continue thus year to save the loving gifts he gives me. I don’t mean just the gift of food and shelter, those are important, I. am talking about the gift of a smile from a baby or geriatric patient, or the smell of a candle, for that matter the glow of its flame. He showers us each second with love, romantic gifts.

  2. Toni on February 7, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Love this, Susan! I have been focusing oh wholeheartedness this year – and your last post addresses this as well! What a great idea….turning up the romance with God. Just the thought of it makes my heart sing already!
    Missing you and glad to know you are doing well…..

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