When was the last time you received a love letter?


Every so often when I least expect it I find a plain white envelope with my name on it. Yellow legal pad pages inside are full of loving sentiments and exhortations in a flourishing script.

And I am thankful once again for my husband’s heart that loves the Lord most of all, and me next, with utter devotion.

The fact that he’s a novelist and a romantic produces beautiful letters that I treasure and re-read.

Especially when my Michael may need to travel and is away for a few days.

Seeing his words in print reassures my heart, making me long for his return.


It wasn’t always like this for me.

My story contains some severely dark chapters including divorce, abuse and heartbreak.

I was often alone.

The wee small hours of the morning would find me still and sitting in the darkness quiet before my single parent household awoke and three boys went bolting from the gate. My often aching heart clutching the love letter from the One who loves me best of all.


His words were a balm for my emotional bruises. I drank it in one daily dose at a time, His love healing me.

Our God of wonders, our Wonderful Counselor, shares words of beauty for you and me throughout the ancient text, a story of romance and redemption from start to finish.


Greatest love story ever told.

We may not be able to gaze directly into the eyes of Jesus right now, but we can peer into His heart. His word comforts us with the truth that He is coming back for us.

He will not leave us alone.

And when He returns He will hold us in the sweetest embrace and our hearts will beat as if they had never broken.

Wherever you find your heart today — in a loving marriage, divorced and hurting, single and longing, or missing someone so much you can barely breathe another breath, let God’s word slip inside your heart each day.

Grace, truth and love will kiss your pain line upon line.

Delight in His word as you would words from your lover for He is the Lover of your soul, your Maker who is your husband.

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.
John 15:9

I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness.
Jeremiah 31:3

But God demonstrates his own love for you in this: While we were still sinners,
Christ died for you.
Romans 5:8

Because of his great love for you, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4

Love never ends.
1 Corinthians 13:8

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Matthew 28:20

His love letter written in 66 books can be opened any moment, night or day.

Words of love and exhortation offering hope for you and me.

All of us the darlings of His heart…


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2 thoughts on “When was the last time you received a love letter?

  1. Oh my. This is so touching on so many levels, Sheila.

    I’m telling you, your blog is such an inspiration. So wonderful.

    Love your husband’s love letters…he is awesome. What a find, girlfriend.

    Love how you talk abt love letters from the Lord. Wow.

    You know what, I was just abt to email you ( well, you’re on my to do list right here!) when your post popped into my inbox….so while I’m here commenting, I’ll tell you that I nominated you for a blog award…..I discovered several new bogs last year thru these awards which I adore and which I still read daily…or save until I can sit and read….

    Here’s the link:

    The post describes the work ( briefly) of Ven Fulton Sheen and each category as well and it really just seemed like a ton of fun, so I went and non a few of my friends.

    Enjoy looking around and congrats on your nom! 🙂