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The world has it’s own meaning of love. In fact, the 1980’s pop song, What’s Love Got to Do With It?, seems to be the motto now days. Today’s culture is quickly forgetting what love is, yet many follow a distorted view that only leads down to a road of painful relationships and destruction. There are many hurting people around you. Take a look. Why do people keep looking for love in the all the wrong places? What has happened to the real meaning of true love?
It can only be found in the Bible. Call it old fashioned? Yes, the Bible is old-fashioned and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s all right! The Bible tells us, “Love comes from God and those who are loving and kind show that they are the children of God”. 1 John 4:7. True love comes from God. The best thing you can do in your marriage today is to know the love of the Father-who is LOVE. True Love.
It’s only by knowing God through His son Jesus, that you have the power to love your spouse in a supernatural way. When you feel like it or not. Feelings and emotions have nothing to do with it. You know what I mean. Let’s be real. Test yourself.
Ask yourself these questions:
-I encourage you to show God’s lovingkindness to your spouse this week through your words and actions. Don’t wait until Valentine’s day. Every day is a day of love.
What Bible verses would you add to the list?
Blessings and Shalom,
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Kid’s Cookie Cutter Valentines
Just like the name says, go grab your heart cookie cutters! I also have a lips and lipstick cookie cutter, so use what you have! You can also make your own heart templates from cardboard or boxes just in case you have no cookie cutters.
Other Supplies You’ll Need:
First, trace your hearts of all shapes and get creative!
Fold a piece of construction paper in half to form a card. Glue hearts, add stickers, decorate!
Easy Homemade Valentines
Do you have left over Christmas Cards with your family photo hanging around? It’s time to recycle them. Cut out your child’s picture from the family photo and use it to make Valentine’s cards.
You can also print out a sheet of your child’s photo and use those too. I printed these photos on regular copy paper.
Hadara added the photo to the front of a card and attached some cookie cutter hearts below her photo with a cute catchy phrase, “From my Heart to Yours!”.
We also like to write Bible verses and scriptures in our Valentine cards.
Here a few Bible Verses about Love you can use:
–Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Luke 10:27, Deuteronomy 6:5, Mark 12: 30, Matthew 22:37
–But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5: 22-23
–For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Heart Pouch of Love
Next, your child will need something to hold their valentines. Hadara created a heart pouch of love.
Fold a big sheet of construction paper, trace big heart or cut out a big heart shape. Do this with a white piece of cardboard paper also. Cut both hearts out.
Staple along the outer sides of hearts, creating a seam to hold both hearts together leaving the top of both hearts open. That’s the opening for the cards to fall in. Add a handle by stapling each end to back of heart. We used white lace which gives it an old fashioned look.
Then, decorate your heart pouch of love with stickers, crayons. Hadara decorated her heart pouch with one of her favorite doll characters, Lalaloopsy. Let your children have fun with it! You can always add a small treat to the card too. Hadara hung her heart pouch of love on her bedroom door. Use it as a valentine mailbox or a fun way to pass out cards.
There you have it! Easy and budget friendly valentines for your children to share with friends and relatives. Who knew Valentine’s day cards could be this simple? I hope this post helped you to make your children’s Valentine’s day extra special. After all, Valentine’s day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the love of God and spread God’s love all around.
Blessings and Shalom,
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Romance baskets are perfect for Valentines Day, getaways, anniversary celebrations, honeymoon gifts and date nights. They can even be used at home behind closed bedroom doors once the kids are asleep. It’s great because it only takes a little bit of time to put it together. Most of the items can be bought at discount stores or found in your own stash. No excuses, it’s time to get romantic!
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