DOORS SERIES, LOVE GUEST POST

DOORS: GUEST POST OF SHEREE, VIEW FROM THE BACK ❤️

Hi friends! I’ve always loved doors! In my life, they represent fresh opportunities, adventures, pointers, lessons, revelations, celebrations, and more.

In our WP community, opening doors translates into a renewed appreciation for our beloved fellow bloggers and their deeply cherished blogs.

Through my Doors Series, I aim to give our fellow bloggers the gift of sharing a piece of their world. I invite them to guest post on my blog and share their message, their story, their heart. I also encourage them to show how our blogs and worlds link together in love.

After all, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE.️❤️

Today, we happily knock on the door of a dear fellow blogger:

Sheree of View from the Back ❤️


I’ve never written for a blog other than my own. I typically write about what interests me. Mine is a light-hearted blog, intended to amuse and delight. It’s rare I ever touch on weighter matters and this is largely because I lead a wonderful life. It rarely rains on my parade. And, if it does, it’s never for very long.

Yeka asked me to write about LOVE and I’m conscious that there’s many types of love.

Should I talk about the love between a long-married couple?

Maybe I should talk about the love between friends?

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Or what about that between a parent and child?

Finally, Yeka herself provided the spark of inspiration when she commented on one of my recipes.

Yes, I’m going to talk about cupboard love. A love rarely referred to in all the literature. Let me explain further.

My parents were in the food trade and, while I didn’t appreciate it at the time, we consequently ate rather well. My mother was happy to spread our bounty around and our house was always open. It wasn’t unheard of me to turn up with numerous friends in tow for a meal or just a snack. It never fazed my mother. “Never knowingly undercatered” was her leitmotif. Needless to say she was very popular with all my friends. I should add at this point, she was an excellent cook.

During my school days when we went on school trips, everyone always saved a seat for me on the prized back row. Not because they wanted to sit with me but because they hoped to profit from my abundent packed lunch. Yes, my mother would send me off on these trips with enough food for half the coach. I was sensible enough to realise that it was just cupboard love.

Unsurprisingly, invitations to my parent’s parties were much prized thanks to the excellence of my mother’s cooking.Those invitations were often not reciprocated using the excuse that there was no way to compete with my mother. She used to point out that it wasn’t a competition and not having to prepare a meal and clear up afterwards would be sufficient reward for her. This largely fell on deaf ears. I now know how she felt!


I’m well-known on the Cote d’Azur for the cakes I used to make for my former cycling club’s events. My husband’s current cycling club is desperate for me to join and continue the tradition. I’m sure I shall at some point to avoid to losing my notoriety meanwhile there are plenty of riders (and their teams’ support staff) who’d be happy to attest to the excellence of my baked goodies.


Thanks so much for opening your door to us, dear Sheree! ❤️

You have showcased the finest ingredients of a happy, loving home with a happy, abundant open invitation to all. You have shown what love, passion, and generosity translate into. More than having your home filled with happy tummies, you’ve been blessed with a home filled with such happy hearts that beat to the best ingredient in this world: LOVE!

May your home continue to overflow with such awesome abundance that blesses the world so many times over!


So friends, thanks for dropping by!

Do give Sheree a special knock on View from the Back.❤️

Till our next run of Doors, I wish everyone many happy, love-filled days ahead!

And here’s looking forward to opening more Doors with you! ❤️

DOORS SERIES, LOVE GUEST POST

DOORS: GUEST POST OF MIZOU, PE BLOG ❤️

Hi friends! I’ve always loved doors! In my life, they represent fresh opportunities, adventures, pointers, lessons, revelations, celebrations, and more.

In our WP community, opening doors translates into a renewed appreciation for our beloved fellow bloggers and their deeply cherished blogs.

Through my Doors Series, I aim to give our fellow bloggers the gift of sharing a piece of their world. I invite them to guest post on my blog and share their message, their story, their heart. I also encourage them to show how our blogs and worlds link together in love.

After all, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE.️❤️

Today, we happily knock on the door of a dear fellow blogger:

Mizou from Pe Blog ❤️


Dear Yeka, Thank you so much to have opened your doors for me . I’m so honored and touched by your amazing love , incredible kindness and your invitation on your lovely blog. Please keep sharing your warm love to others ! I’m convinced that loving is caring. That’s why I’ve decided to share my travel diaries, some motivational ideas and maybe some hopes and dreams via my blog : “Pe blog ” Mizou


A beautiful sunset at Blue Bay , Mauritius

THEY SAID : “Every drop of love you give adds light to the world.” I SAY : “Be positive, be patient !” Feel free to like it, comment it, share it and follow my blog ! Thank you so much.

I’m thankful to have this opportunity through Guest post. Thanks to WordPress, for the great opportunity in letting us express our feelings and make friendships  with lovely people like YEKA !  Mizou


Thanks so much for opening your door to us, dear Mizou! Merci beaucoup avec amour! ❤️

As you gave us a lovely peek into your world, you reminded us that there is just so much beauty abounding in our world, beauty to discover in various places, and respelndent beauty that resides within.

May your love for travel open even more doors to greater adventures, discoveries, and meaningful bliss!


So friends, thanks for dropping by!

Do give Mizou a special knock on Pe Blog.❤️

Till our next run of Doors, I wish everyone many happy, love-filled days ahead!

And here’s looking forward to opening more Doors with you! ❤️

DOORS SERIES, LOVE GUEST POST

DOORS: GUEST POST OF MADVED, INCHIOSTRO E SILENZIO

Hi friends! I’ve always loved doors! In my life, they represent fresh opportunities, adventures, pointers, lessons, revelations, celebrations, and more.

In our WP community, opening doors translates into a renewed appreciation for our beloved fellow bloggers and their deeply cherished blogs.

Through my Doors Series, I aim to give our fellow bloggers the gift of sharing a piece of their world. I invite them to guest post on my blog and share their message, their story, their heart. I also encourage them to show how our blogs and worlds link together in love.

After all, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE.️❤️

Today, we happily knock on the door of a dear fellow blogger:

Madved from Inchiostro e Silenzio ❤️


Well, what about me and my little blog. I’m a writer and illustrator working at many projects. In a while it’ll be published my biography a really good work that I’ve done with a friend.I love darkness and dark mood, it’s my way of acting art and life which is ruled by the moon, the fog, and windy creepy nights.I love what I draw, sometimes scary, others ironic and out of time.I suffered in my childhood of “loneliness” this is why I feel great in Tim Burton’s world. My love for Tim Burton brought me to work hard and try to achieve my drawing style. When children’s diseases are too strong to get rubbed away, they need to “create” new realities. That’s what I’ve done in my life transforming bad things in good things.I’m not a sunny person who loves lights and brightness, but I feel in my heart all the colours of the world. Respect, friendly words and cooperation is the way I go through life everyday. Nothing grows up without respect.Here a few of my drawings that reveal part of my past and part of my present, the meaning of blog: writing and drawing what it’s been and what it is now

And this is me, 49 years, a simple woman, wife and mother of three young guys.


Thanks so much for opening your door to us, dear Madved! Grazie mille con amore! ❤️

You shared your story, your artistry, your mind, your heart. And it is quite fascinating that you feel all the various shades and tints of the world. On a deeper level, you helped us apprecaite the value of respect , courtesy, kindness, and collaboration.

May your passion bring you even more wondrous joy and fulfillment!


So friends, thanks for dropping by!

Do give Madved a special knock on Inchiostro e Silenzio. ❤️

Till our next run of Doors, I wish everyone many happy, love-filled days ahead!

And here’s looking forward to opening more Doors with you! ❤️

DOORS SERIES, LOVE GUEST POST

DOORS: GUEST POST OF RENEE, HEART TOKENS ❤️

Hi friends! I’ve always loved doors! In my life, they represent fresh opportunities, adventures, pointers, lessons, revelations, celebrations, and more.

In our WP community, opening doors translates into a renewed appreciation for our beloved fellow bloggers and their deeply cherished blogs. 

Through my Doors Series, I aim to give our fellow bloggers the gift of sharing a piece of their world. I invite them to guest post on my blog and share their message, their story, their heart. I also encourage them to show how our blogs and worlds link together in love.

After all, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE. 

Today, we happily knock on the door of a dear friend and fellow blogger
:

Renee from Heart Tokens


Thank you Yeka for considering me for a guest post on your blog! I am truly and deeply honored! You are so very important to our WP community! Always bringing sunshine and smiles to our days! And your posts are so inspirational and full of love! 


I love Yeka’s theme, “It’s all about love.” That’s what every one of us should be about. To love as we would want to be loved. I am reminded of one of my favorite scriptures that sums up what love really is. I love this version:

“…Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.

But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:3-7, 13 MSG

For the last couple of days, I have been reminded that LOVE NEVER GIVES UP! Without going into details, a certain situation really hurt me this weekend. God never promised that when we love others with all our heart, that they will in turn treat us the same way. It’s a lot of times the total opposite. People who love deeply, a lot of times get hurt deeply. 

I wanted and felt like giving up on this person. I was just fed up with the drama…just being honest…But I was reminded in several of your posts yesterday and today, that LOVE doesn’t EVER give up, because God never gives up on us. 

We all need those reminders that it’s all about LOVE. Let the negativity roll like water off a duck’s back! Don’t let it cling to you. We have to shake it off and keep loving like Jesus!

I could share so many ways that love has changed my life. Like tonight for instance. I texted to check on someone. Long story short, this person blessed my heart! They showed that love that Jesus loves us with! I was encouraged and was totally crying my eyes out! Now that my friend is LOVE IN ACTION!

That LOVE is what my blog is really about. It started with sharing my “Love Tokens” from God. A lot of times when I have been praying or going through something, a dragonfly will appear really close to me or I will find or see hearts in the strangest places! I feel they are His love letters to me! 

There are others here who are seeing the hearts, as well! I do believe that God loves us all so much that He wants us to know. 

He wants us to know that He understands what we are going through. That He hasn’t left us. He’s always watching over us. He cares, and He has a place prepared for those He loves! I’m excited about that! Heaven will be ALL ABOUT LOVE!!! 

I want to thank everyone here on WP—it’s like a network of LOVE. A lot of people here are so kind and love like Jesus! I am so grateful to be a part of this great big family! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! And remember, I’TS ALL ABOUT LOVE!!!


Thanks so much for opening your door to us, dear Renee! ❤️

You speak with such warmth and fervor. We feel your love and passion for Jesus. We feel your sweetest appreciation for our WP family. And we embrace you in love.

May your days be filled with abounding blessings and signs of God’s Love. And may your heart be filled with many more smiles. After all, your greatest gift that you bless us with is your lovely heart! ❤️


So friends, thanks for dropping by!

Do give Renee a special knock on Heart Tokens!

Till our next run of Doors, I wish everyone many happy, love-filled days ahead.

And here’s looking forward to opening more Doors with you!

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DOORS: GUEST POST OF MARGARET AND NEAL, WANDERING TOGETHER ❤️

Hi friends! I’ve always loved doors! In my life, they represent fresh opportunities, adventures, pointers, lessons, revelations, celebrations, and more.

In our WP community, opening doors translates into a renewed appreciation for our beloved fellow bloggers and their deeply cherished blogs. 

Through my Doors Series, I aim to give our fellow bloggers the gift of sharing a piece of their world. I invite them to guest post on my blog and share their message, their story, their heart. I also encourage them to show how our blogs and worlds link together in love.

After all, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE. 

Today, we happily knock on the door of our dear fellow blogger
s:


Margaret and Neal from Wandering Together


Thank you, Yeka for inviting us to do a guest post on your wonderful blog! 


By way of introduction, we’re Margaret and Neal, proud owners of the blog Wandering Together.  We’re a Denver-based engaged couple set to be married in the next couple months, and we started Wandering Together to document our travels and experiences.  In this digital age, it’s easy to let things pass, as no more than a moment in time, or to forget all the people and experiences we should be grateful for.  Through Wandering Together, we’ve made two promises to each other.  First, we’ve promised not to let our most special memories be pushed to the back of our minds by the distractions of daily living.  Second, we’ve promised to always seek out adventures with each other, and not become complacent in our lives together.  

Through this journey, we’ve learned many important lessons about ourselves as individuals and as a couple.  In keeping true to Yeka’s love of love, and in our love of and dedication to each other, we’d like to share a few of those with you.

Lesson 1 – The sun rises and welcomes a new day no matter where you are.  Sometimes it welcomes you in a beautiful location where you’ve longed to be (such as Tulum, Mexico where we took this picture), and other times it welcomes you under less than desirable circumstances.  Either way, each new day is a new opportunity to show love to yourself and love to others.  Don’t let the opportunity pass you by.

Lesson 2 – Sometimes life puts mountains in your way.  Allowing yourself to be vulnerable enough to seek the support and guidance of another makes the climb so much easier.  After all, the view from the top is always the best one!

Lesson 3 – Don’t let the small things get in the way of the big picture.  Neal and jetlag are a bad combination.  Fatigue and hunger make Margaret hangry.  In the big scheme of things, our times of being lesser than our best selves are brief, while our times of being grateful, happy, funny, and loving human beings are predominant and long lasting.  How is that possible?  By recognizing in each other that, even in our times of weakness, at our cores we’re always the best versions of ourselves.

We so appreciate this opportunity to share a little piece of ourselves.  If you feel like following along, check out our Word Press blog, Wandering Together.  While our blog is travel and lifestyle focused, we hope to always demonstrate that it’s the person (or people) you’re with that matter most. 


Thanks so much for opening your doors to us, dear Margaret and Neal!

Your love and dedication to each other are unparalleled! You inspire us to celebrate special moments and keep them treasured in our hearts forever. You inspire us to stay grateful in our everyday living too.

Life is truly a journey. We value your abundance in sharing your powerful lessons of hope and inspiration.

Our sweet wish is that your journey will lead you to even more awesome travels and adventures TWOgether in LOVE!


So friends, thanks for dropping by!

Do give Margaret and Neal a special knock on Wandering Together! ❤️


Till our next run of Doors, I wish everyone many happy, love-filled days ahead.

And here’s looking forward to opening more doors with you! ❤️

DOORS SERIES, LOVE GUEST POST

DOORS: GUEST POST OF ROBERT, WATCHING DAILY AT WISDOM’S GATES ❤️

Hi friends! I’ve always loved doors! In my life, they represent fresh opportunities, adventures, pointers, lessons, revelations, celebrations, and more.

In our WP community, opening doors translates into a renewed appreciation for our beloved fellow bloggers and their deeply cherished blogs.

Through my Doors Series, I aim to give our fellow bloggers the gift of sharing a piece of their world. I invite them to guest post on my blog and share their message, their story, their heart. I also encourage them to show how our blogs and worlds link together in love.

After all, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE. ❤️

Today, we happily knock on the door of a dear fellow blogger:

Robert of Watching Daily At Wisdom’s Gates ❤️


Dear Yeka, thanks for this opportunity, bless you 🙂

PASSIONATE LOVE

Love by definition is passionate. A half-hearted love isn’t much of a love at all!

I want to share a passion of mine, which is writing. That might seem a bit obvious — of course I like writing — I’m a blogger! But my passion isn’t just writing for writing’s sake, but to share the love of God in Jesus, the Savior of the world.
I wrote during my full time education. I had to! But I enjoyed it. After Uni, I got mentally ill. Most of the writing I would do would be to scribe Scripture, which was a comfort to me in my mental distress.

Then an old Uni friend, Eric Mwathi, himself an excellent poet, encouraged me to get into poetry. I’m not very good at it, but it’s a great way of expressing yourself, very therapeutic.

I’ve actually written and self-published a book of animal themed children’s poetry that you can check out on Amazon if you want- “Menagerical Animalariumisterious Ponderosaeticalioness”— something like that — I might have forgotten how to spell it properly!

Then a friend and mentor told me I should start writing in earnest. I don’t know why, because she’d never seen my writing. But I started writing daily devotionals based on a daily reading Bible a friend gave me. Initially I emailed them out to a few friends, but now I mostly just stick them on the blog and the YouVersion Bible app.

When studying Proverbs with an old pastor, we stumbled across a phrase: “Watching Daily At Wisdom’s Gates”. He joked that it would make a good name for my writing ministry, and the name’s stuck!

People tend to assume that the meaning of life is the pursuit of happiness. I think the Beatles were closer to the truth when they sang, “All you need is love”. But I would suggest that all we need is God’s love, not necessarily romantic love.

This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and gave His beloved Son for us, to cover our sins in His blood.

The meaning of life is to wholeheartedly love the God who passionately loves us, and to love one another as He has loved us.

If you know that love, tell it to the world! If you don’t, come and receive God’s love for you. It doesn’t matter who you are and what you’ve done- He doesn’t want you to perish but to have eternal life.

All you need to do is turn from selfish sin and enter into His boundless love.

God bless, and lots of love,

Robert

P.S. I’ve also written a book of devotionals available on Amazon called Watching Daily At Wisdom’s Gates.


Thanks so much for opening your door to us, dear Robert! ️❤️

You have a very powerful story to tell. And yet, you help us refocus on THE ULTIMATE POWER STORY.  GOD’S LOVE.

Through your journey, you give us a peek into renewed hope, comforting steadiness, and unshakable assurance.

But above all, you give us your gift of LOVE. Your precious gift of inviting us to receive GOD’S LOVE.

A love that know no bounds. A love that gives everything without a price tag. A love that says, “I love you exactly for who you are ….. just as you are right now.” After all, a half-hearted love isn’t much of a love at all!

May we all be warmed by the embrace of God and His whole-hearted, priceless, unconditional love for us all! ❤️


So friends, thanks for dropping by!

Do give Robert a special knock on Watching Daily At Wisdom’s Gates! ❤️

Till our next run of Doors, I wish everyone many happy, love-filled days ahead!

And here’s looking forward to opening more doors with you! ❤️




DOORS SERIES, LOVE GUEST POST

DOORS: GUEST POST OF KEVIN, WHAT WORDS MAY COME ❤️

Hi friends! I’ve always loved doors! In my life, they represent fresh opportunities, adventures, pointers, lessons, revelations, celebrations, and more.
In our WP community, opening doors translates into a renewed appreciation for our beloved fellow bloggers and their deeply cherished blogs.


Through my Doors Series, I aim to give our fellow bloggers the gift of sharing a piece of their world. I invite them to guest post on my blog and share their message, their story, their heart. I also encourage them to show how our blogs and worlds link together in love.

After all, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE. ❤️

Today, we happily knock on the door of a dear friend and fellow blogger:

Kevin of What Words May Come ❤️


Thank you, Yeka, for your loving, kind invitation to Guest Post on your blog.  I am honored and humbled by the experience!  Your tender heart is perfectly reflected in the words you post, and I feel so blessed to call you my friend.  Your life-resilience is admirable beyond words…


I have many passions in my life:

• God

• Family

• Children and their laughter

• Writing whatever God puts on my heart

• Etc… (the list is long)

More than likely, many of you reading this have very similar passions.   For this post, however, I will reflect on our most common – writing.

While I’ve always enjoyed making up stories or rhymes, especially when my children were young, I have only recently realized how much I love to write.  We will call it a latent talent, although I believe it has always lived inside of me.

In my recently published book of poetry I feature 40 faith-based poems. It’s my belief that God allowed me to write these poems, and do so with little effort. I feel blessed for that, and I give credit where credit is due! (I wish formatting had been as easy! 😁)

I hope that my love of God, family and mankind in general is reflected in my posts out here on WordPress.  It is what feeds my heart and my fingers when I write.

It is intentional when I write something out of sync with my other posts.  A short story or song or whatever, as I am passionate about staying as broad as possible to include as many tastes for the readers who follow me.  

Thank you for all those who follow my blog.  You are my blessing every day!

I love all feedback too, as well as all the sweet and kind messages when words I’ve written touch the reader.  That is what keeps me going!

WordPress is such a beautiful release for so many diverse thoughts for all the writers.  I wish it could be duplicated and the heartfelt intent we feel for one another could spread around the world.

Maybe, just maybe, we can find tolerance, acceptance and love for our neighbor, regardless of who they are, and in doing so make this world a better place for our children. A dreamer is going to dream, and, sometimes, dreams do come true!

My wish for you all is for you to find your inner peace and see the good in others, so we can truly love our neighbors as ourselves!  

Love is really the key!


Thanks so much for opening your door to us, dear Kevin! ❤️

Your immeasurable faith in God touches our hearts and minds with power and depth.

While your love for God, family, and mankind fuel your passion to write, your all-inclusive approach to your posts invites even more readers to your faith-filled blog.

As you live and breathe faith, you inspire us to look beyond ourselves. You encourage us to look with greater love towards our neighbors. You help us believe that we can truly make a difference in our world.

And we echo your wish of inner peace and goodness. For Love is really the key to open the doors of our hearts and minds. ❤️


So friends, thanks for dropping by!

Do give Kevin a special knock on What Words May Come!

Till our next run of Doors, I wish everyone many happy, love-filled days ahead!

And here’s looking forward to opening more doors with you! ❤️