Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Love is in the Air: All about Love

Today's blog post is all about love!

Yes, I know this entire Spring 2015 blog series talks about "Love is in the Air" and is purposed to promote authors of Christian fiction love stories, but today's post is different.

Today's post is actually a devotional and it's pretty neat because it will change your definition of love in a good way! Did you know that God is Love? Surprise! It's not only the official title of my blog here, it's the written truth as in there's a verse in the Bible that tells us God is Love! :) Intrigued? I hope so!

Welcome Christian author Tammy Johnson to my blog and enjoy spending time with her as she speaks about how at this point in her life, "love is everything."

Read on to find out why...

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All about Love
A devotional written by Tammy Johnson

Love is something I have had on my mind a lot the last few years. Growing up and even through several years of my adult life, I had heard so much about love, but I wasn’t sure that I’d ever experienced it, that I would ever understand it – or if I’d ever be able to really believe in it.

Those thoughts and the longing of my heart to love and be loved, led me to where I am today. I don’t profess to know everything, but I am much closer to an understanding or acceptance of love than I ever thought I could be. That said, I’m pretty sure no human being will ever totally and completely be able to understand love. But should that keep us from trying? I hope not.

Real love is unconditional. There are no buts with love. How many times have you had someone say to you, “I love you, but...”? I know I’m guilty of saying it a few times. Maybe it’s just our way of softening the blow of what will follow the dreaded but. I try to stop myself now. When I hear myself starting to say it, I stop and think. Is there really a condition to the love I have for this person? If there is – maybe I’m not loving them in the way God meant me to.

God created us all with a hunger for love. We spend our lives looking for love. Sometimes in all the wrong places. All along God is there with all the love we could ever need. He IS love. How many times have we heard that verse?

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:8

God IS love. Let that sink in.

If you follow that verse with 1 Corinthians 13:2, doesn’t it make sense to realize without God we have nothing? Without love we have nothing.

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:2

At this point in my life, Love is everything. I strive daily to be able to show love to others and share it in my writing. I am so blessed to be able to share my faith while writing for Love Inspired Suspense. My debut book, Royal Rescue is out now and I hope it touches someone’s life in a way that sparks that hope of love and faith in them.

If you, like me, struggle with accepting God’s love I hope you will take the time to open up your heart and share with him. He already knows you better than you can ever know yourself and He loves you.

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Author bio: Two of Tammy Johnson's biggest dreams were being a mother and becoming a Harlequin author. After raising and homeschooling her four children up to high school, her writing dream came true when she sold her first book through the Love Inspired Suspense, Killer Voices pitch event. 



Raised as a preacher's kid, faith has always held an important place in her life. Tammy enjoys sharing her faith by writing stories of strong heroines and heroes who find strength in their beliefs to overcome danger and fear. She is a country girl at heart and lives in a small Kansas town with her teenage son and dachshund. She enjoys cloud watching and summer storms. A glass of sweet tea and a new story are never far away.

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Blurb for Tammy's book Royal Rescue:


A PRINCESS IN PERIL

Hidden away for more than fourteen years, Thea James was presumed dead by most—killed in the fire that burned the royal palace. But Ronin Parrish knows the truth…and so does the person who murdered Thea's father, the king. Ronin takes his new duty as Thea's bodyguard seriously. After all, she's the only one who can clear his father of the king's murder. It doesn't matter that the princess's beauty and strength draw him to her. To a commoner like him, she can never be more than a mission. Now he's in a race to restore the princess to her rightful place on the throne before the unknown killer prematurely ends her reign.

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Buy Tammy's book:
Amazon.com, http://amzn.to/1aLAxo4
Harlequin.com, http://bit.ly/1NbrnCp

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Connect with Tammy:
Official website, www.tammyjohnson.net
Author page, www.facebook.com/authortammyjohnson
Twitter handle, @TammyjTammy

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