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“The word beloved in the previous verse literally means “beloved, esteemed, dear, favorite, worthy of love”. It’s a word indicating an action on the part of the one doing the loving. The God of the universe, the same God who paints a sunset, shapes a mountain and plans the waves at the beach, has chosen to love us, not because of who we are, but because of who He is. Our role in this is to BE-LOVED.”

– Ron Edmonson

Jesus pursues us with His love every day. What an awesome feeling it is to be loved by the Creator of the world! Jesus refers to us, the church, as His Bride. He is coming again for us!

Some of you may be wondering a little bit about who I am. —  First of all, I want to say thank you for following me and for being invested in my new journey. This is nothing more than a leap of faith and a heart for God.

My name is Haley Duckworth, and I reside in small town, southern Indiana. I am 24 years old, newly married to my best friend//my soul mate—who is now the Worship Pastor at our home church.

The Beloved Bride is not just a blog—The Beloved Bride is YOU & ME. When I started to put this all together, I couldn’t think of a better way to describe how God feels about us. Beloved means esteemed, dear, favorite, worthy of love. It’s a symbolization of how He has chosen to love us and how He pursues us with that love every single day. My hope is to inspire, encourage, and empower my readers, with real life devotion and transparent thoughts. I am so encouraged by you all. You lift me up, and give me a purpose, just like our Heavenly Father does. I’m so glad you’re here.


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