Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines Day- whats the celebration about?

When we think of Valentine's day we think of hearts, chocolates, love, red, pink, roses etc.  Recently we've really started looking into what all of these "holidays" are about.  We want our celebrations to be honoring to God, and don't just want to mindlessly go with the flow.  I was THRILLED when I spotted this book at Voice of the Martyrs.  It is the story of Valentinus, his love for Christ and his fellow man, bravery, and love of the gospel.  This is what we are reading today.  This is what we will talk about today.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5

Of course we will enjoy some yummy treats as well.  The kids were pleased to find that, despite some diet changes, I had some fun treats planned.  They helped me make some treats for daddy yesterday, as well as get some prep work out of the way for our lunch.

Mmmm....Strawberry cream cheese and cow patties

He answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and 'Love your neighbor as yourself'" Luke 10;27

*If you thought that religious persecution and martyrdum were things of the past I'd urge you to take a look at Voice of the Martyrs.  Christians all over the world are persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, and killed  for their faith.  We need to be praying for our brothers and sisters and supporting them as we can.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I was just today wishing I had a book to share with the kids about the real reason behind the holiday, and now you recommend one. I'll be looking for a copy!

    But those "cow patties"--that is just wrong. ; )