Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day - "Let us love one another"

Today I'm linking back to a Valentine's Day post that I wrote two years ago and re-posted again last year.  It still seems apt so I think it's worth repeating.


"Happy Valentine's Day to my family.  Lest you think this is going to be a rose-coloured description of our family's Waltons-esque perfection, I should confess..."  



  1. Just went and read it. What a sweet Valentine for your sweet family! I love reading about them.

    1. Thanks, Laura. Today as the snow falls and I anticipate a quiet evening at home with my family having pizza, watching TV, and playing a game, I feel blessed. Happy Valentine's Day.

    2. Jeannie, you have just described one of the best ways I could imagine to celebrate Valentine's Day.

    3. Thanks, Tim. I hope you and your wife had a nice one!

  2. Beautiful, Jeannie! I laughed at "saying grace through gritted teeth" because we've done that ourselves more than once. And yes, our family sometimes looks like that picture of the Simpsons too. I enjoyed seeing both photos of your family. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Betsy - and I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day with your family. Thanks for coming by!

  3. I love your title scripture. Here's something I posted with the same (first appeared on website)
    Mid February is the annual date marked for romantic love and romance.

    But what does scripture tell us about love? And how do we live out our great romance with Jesus Christ on earth, so that others will see him reflected through us? There are so many wonderful
    scriptures about love, but let us focus on how Paul encourages brothers and sisters in Christ in Romans 12:10, “Love each other deeply; honor others more than yourselves” (NIRV)*

    It isn’t always easy to love, is it? Some people are more difficult for us to connect with. Or we may have our own barriers that have been a natural response to past experiences of hurt, broken
    trust, or fear. And let’s face it, sometimes we come across folk whom we simply do not like. But as we lean on the Holy Spirit, a supernatural change takes place in us that enables us to overcome dislike, distrust, or simply a lack of common interest. For our common ground is Jesus; we are each his bride.

    The Complete Jewish Bible* translates this same passage as, “Love each other devotedly and with brotherly love; set examples for each other in showing respect.”

    As we devote ourselves to others who are devoted to Jesus, we are representing the family we are in Christ. When we give respect to another, we surrender to God any contrary attitude, and yield,
    through His grace and love, our own reservations, opinions, and judgment. No disagreement is too great that we cannot see past it, and respect a brother or sister in Christ. Jesus showed respect even to the Pharisees in speaking boldly and plainly to them. When we love a fellow Christian, we show God’s love for us and for mankind.

    Finally, the 21st Century King James Version* says it this way, “Have kindly affection for one another with
    brotherly love, in honor, preferring one another.”

    Let us compete with one another, giving more than we receive in honour to our Christian family. Then, the world will know us by our love.

    *Thanks to for easy access to various translations.

    (c) Sarah Tun, Author.

  4. Love you, Jeannie. God bless!
    Sarah xx


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