AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Kathryn Perry, iRichard Orey, iFumiko Takahashi, iGeorge Wallach, iSusan Lindsley, iWendy Laing, iTonya Kinzer, i

  Home > Religion > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Joan K. Snipes

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· News
· Blog
· 13 Titles
· 19 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Mar, 2001

   newsletter

Subscribe to the Joan K. Snipes Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
Joan K. Snipes, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.



Featured Book
Fourteen Pieces of Gold
by Charlene Tess

A short story of mine was included in an anthology of short fiction by fourteen of Port Town Publishing Company's authors. It is out of print and no longer available exce..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



A Christmas version of I Corinthians 13
by Joan K. Snipes   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Friday, March 14, 2008
Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Joan K. Snipes

Review of Garrison Keillor's The Gospel of Jesus
A review of Adam Nicolson's book, God's Secretaries
Queen Esther, Bible Heroine
Promoting Bible Literacy
Understanding the Hebrew Calendar
Using music to advance Bible literacy
Egypt and the Bible
           >> View all

Inspiring and fun Bible-related article for Christmas by an unknown author.

1 CORINTHIANS 13 - - A CHRISTMAS VERSION - By an unknown author.

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love, it profits me nothing. If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child. Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband. Love is kind, though harried and tired. Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens. Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way. Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can't.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of love will endure.  

 


Reader Reviews for "A Christmas version of I Corinthians 13"


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Candice Kuzov (Reader)
Author: Sharon Jaynes http://www.sharonjaynes.com
Reviewed by Dark Knight
well done
Reviewed by Arthur Tugman
A delightful poem
Homeschool
Popular Religion Articles
  1. WHITE PASTOR DECRIES POVERTY AND INJUSTICE
  2. Go Ahead--Admit it!
  3. Never More than a Prayer Away
  4. MYTHOLOGY vs. RELIGION
  5. Our Lady's Newest Message from Medjugorje:
  6. Good Mourning, Isis
  7. The Divided Methodist Church
  8. Introduction To The Word God
  9. Extra Oil: Pope Francis 052513
  10. Salvation Is A Personal Decision

Twice Born Ministers you can help- -We are all ministers by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri

Sam Shoemaker worked with Ministers and employed the principles of The Oxford Group. His work made a significant difference in the lives of the Ministers and their Parishioners...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Can't Wait To Go Back To Prison: A Prison Ministry Experience (Great G by John Domino

So many wonder...Why do men and women enjoy prison ministry so much? What good does this ministry really do? Inspiration and answers to these questions are found in the pages of th..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.