Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Stirs Our Delight

Something about Valentine's Day stirs our delight in love.

Love, red roses, pink hearts, oh so much more - a movement of the heart, a connection of the soul. Love is speaking your mind with gentleness and respect, sharing your heart when you'd rather stay silent. It's loving when you're tired and loving is challenging but it's right. Love is what makes you feel strong and good.

A Valentine to God

It's all about You Lord. You started this amazing thing called love, by loving us first. You make us feel it in a thousand ways. You are really truly the world's greatest lover and I'm shouting it - I want everyone to know. Have I thanked you lately for making words for telling of our affection and gorgeous flower petals and shades of red and pink and ruby and all that is or ever shall be.

A Valentine to Married Lovers

I wrote recently about lifelong married love between a man and a woman. I also want to honor the special love affairs that occur the second time around. Death happens, divorce happens, sometimes against a spouse's desire, but God often gives another opportunity for a great love. I've personally known of many beautiful second marriages. Is love treasured more after it's been temporarily absent? Whatever second chances can be fantastic!

A Valentine to My Children 

Co-creating a child, teaching it to love and give and serve, what a splendid blessing that lasts forever. The love between a parent and a child is lifelong, ever-growing, a thousand changes in its expression over the years. How I love my children! How you love yours! Let's celebrate parental love too this Valentine's Day.

A Valentine To My Readers

If you’re one of my readers I absolutely love, love you. Writing for you is a joy and a privilege. I hope I’m contributing fun to your life and somehow making it better relationally with my family-themed mysteries and non-fiction books. If it wasn’t for YOU I’d never click another keyboard or move my pen to shape another word. Thank you!

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1 John 4:16-17
God is love and all who live in love, live in God and God lives in them. And as we live in God our love grows more perfect. (New Living Bible)