Monday, September 21, 2015

Don't Love Equally, Love Radically

by Nike N. Chillemi

It takes courage for a Christian to commit to not loving equally, especially within categories. We're supposed to love all of our siblings equally, aren't we? Certain, all of our children. If someone were to propose not loving equally, we think, 'that's not fair'. We're supposed to be non-discriminatory in our love of others.

I think we're supposed to love like God and I don't think God loves equally. I think He loves us individually. He has a plan and a purpose, a calling for each of us. Jeremiah 29:11 [NASB]~ For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

If God loved equally, we could measure His love and God's love is not measurable. He loves individually, uniquely, and radically and that's how we are to love.

In the Veronica "Ronnie" Ingels/Dawson Hughes series, Ronnie, a gal private investigator from Brooklyn, has trust issues and is afraid to love. Her father abandoned the family as a child, and she believed her mother tried to keep up appearances instead of being supportive to her daughter. It takes time but Ronnie comes to realize it's not easy to be the only parent in the house acting like an adult.

Nike Chillemi ~ Crime Fictionista


Blurb: Harmful Intent

Betrayal runs in private investigator Veronica "Ronnie" Ingels' family. So, why is she surprised when her husband of one year cheats on her? The real shock is his murder, with the local lawman pegging her as the prime suspect.

Ronnie Ingels is a Brooklyn bred private investigator who travels to west Texas, where her cheating husband is murdered. As she hunts the killer to clear her name, she becomes the hunted.

Deputy Sergeant Dawson Hughes, a former Army Ranger, is a man folks want on their side. Only he's not so sure at first, he's on the meddling New York PI's side. As the evidence points away from her, he realizes the more she butts in, the more danger she attracts to herself.