Perhaps you would like to leave more favorable "ruts" on the hearts of the ones you love this Valentine's Day?  Make I Corinthians 13 a verb in your life.  Candy is easy to buy.  Giving of ourselves sacrificially and unselfishly costs us something.  What action can you perform this Valentines Day that will leave a lasting impression, or "rut," on your loved one's heart?  Get creative.  Do something drastic!  Leave a "rut" that is such an amazing demonstration of love it will last for years to come, and when they look back on this Valentine's Day, they will know you were there. 

I Corinthians 13 became a beautiful rut on my heart when I married my husband, David, on February 14, 2003.  I pray that I leave loving "ruts" on his heart daily that help him to soar.

February 9. 2010


Shannon Perry is a speaker/singer whose new If The Shoe Fits women's conferences combine her teaching prowess with her musical talent.  Perry's new music CD entitled The Real Thing (produced by Lifeway writer/producer Paul Marino) features songs specifically written to fit in with the theme of the conferences.  Perry wrote the bulk of the original presentation in hospital waiting rooms while her husband was undergoing cancer treatment.  Perry earned her Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in counseling and taught in the public school system for over fourteen years before entering into full-time ministry.  She has previously-released music projects with both Daywind and Benson Records which garnered radio airplay on the national Christian charts.  She has performed with the Houston Symphony and has even appeared at Carnegie Hall.  She has been a featured soloist at the J&J Music Conferences in Houston, Texas, and led praise and worship at numerous women's conferences and for the national Lifeway conferences held annually in New Mexico and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.ShannonPerry.com