Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentinie's Day

While I think it's RIDICULOUS that we let a calendar dictate the day we tell someone we love them and we go out to dinner, I think it should be done everyday (not the going out part).

I love Valentinie's Day, and I subscribe to the 'better to give than receive' philosphy. I sent out cards, I bought candy for friends, got a bunch of stuff for Phyllis. I love to spread love. Yesterday in the mail came the Valentine from my dad. It made me smile. Each one of the people in my group got a little M&M tube with a Hoops & YoYo card. The kids at Fuel got Valetinie's cards, made and signed by the leaders. And of course... candy... :)

Tonight I will make heart shaped peanut butter cookies, no-bakes, all with my daughter, who is my favorite Valentinie.

There's nothing better than love.

Love saved us.
Love got up on a cross and took away our sin.
Just because He loved us.

There's nothing better than love. (Sorry the scripture is a repeat, its probably my top 5)

Romans 8:31-39 31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."[a] 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 comment:

KayMac said...

I love Valentine's Day. It was my grandmother's birthday and it always felt like the whole world was celebrating how special and loving she was!