Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentines Everyday

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February's topic , "How to Celebrate February 14 Every Day of the Year."
I'm really looking forward to Marriage Monday on February 1, 2010. 
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Kindness Be the Rule of our Hearts

Do you love your wife? For her and for your children are you laying down your life.
What about the others? Are you living as a servant to your Sisters and you Brothers? Do you make the poor man beg you for a bone?
Do the widow and the Orphan cry alone?

How do we celebrate Valentine's day?
By honoring the memory of he who honored the law of kindness so many years ago.
Years after the greatest example of them all.

Hebrews 10:8 (English Standard Version)

 8When he said above, "You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law),

If you really love me you would have remembered.
What sacrifice ( kind of gift) did he give you?
"you got a ring!"
Just what was the measure of love he has for you?
It is an industry gone wild.
A sacrifice to the law of show.

As a young bride it was so painful a thing if my husband forgot to get me a valentines gift of flower or trinket. Chocolate or gift. It was society that taught me that if he really loved me he would remember me.
As a bride of 27 years oh the stories I could tell of hurt feeling...but deeper yet the wounds of a man who often forgot. He fled to find something to give, nothing was of measure. Nothing could express in trinket the great love he has for me. Often after of scurrying about exhausted and weeping he would hand to me a simple card. OH! but within that card was his heart. Nothing wrought by the LAW of society. Within that card would be HIS HEART in words. 
He would weep for nothing could be bought to measure his love toward me. It was an affront to pretend to be able to do so. This a man who is free of pretense with me. A man like so many others who are forced to play a game that is set by the LAW.
"if he really loved me!!!!!"
Oh is that the way you truly desire to measure it?

Each morning at 6 a.m. from under a warm cover my vessel is raised up unless I am too ill to do so and a simple meat and cheese sandwich is prepared. My love shod his feet for the days work ahead.
Embraced as he tends his physical needs and prepares to exit for the day. Darkness yet covers the earth. He daily tends to the needs of wife, children and, rubies and all treasured jewels for me.
My heart is tender toward him for his heart is tender toward the needy. One in need if only near our hearts...roses, sweets and trinkets. Their car is broken, a faucet fixed, a part to make. Help me please and he is there. Daddy can you come and he is soft pillows and holidays.  All these thing would he give if he could.
Then to leave a man guilty for disregarding a LAW set to worship LOVE. May he be one who while worshiping God in action and in deed LOVES. 
For it is to LOVE AS GOD FIRST LOVED US that the spirit of Valentine can be found.

Do you love your husband? For he and for your children are you laying down your life.
What about the others? Are you living as a servant to your Sisters and you Brothers? Do you make the poor man beg you for a bone?
Do the widow and the Orphan cry alone?

May we bring LOVE to those who we long to live in freedom with.
Romance is titillating but LOVE is a lasting long embrace.

Hebrew 10:16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them
   after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
   and write them on their minds,"

So what ever you do that it would be of the heart not of the letter of the law.
Be it written on our hearts and within our minds to LOVE moment by moment.
Not only when big business tells us to do so.
When through the peer pressure of others, following the letter of the law, condemn and use it against each other if/when we do not join in.

If he (she ) loves you you will celebrate the SPIRIT of Valentines every moment of your life.
Now if you get a little something just think of it as a bit of icing on the cake.

Friday night We went to a high School play of The Wizard of Oz
Daddy man bought each of us girls a rose.
Oh if you could of witnessed that little Dove's eyes so wide.

That is my sweet potato starter in the mason jar.

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Denise said...

Your marriage is truly a blessed gift.

Susie said...

I love the idea of putting the effort in every day and not just on Valentine's Day:-)

MiPa said...

Beautiful and insightful post. Thank you.

Susan said...

Amen...well said and true.

Loved the verses you choose.

Blessings to you and your hubby!

Julie The Surrendered Scribe said...

Wise, wise words. Thank you for sharing them.

Mac an Rothaich said...

I really enjoyed your writing style:) Thanks for sharing!

Annette said...

What a sweet post.... can call me that any time you want and I will always have a smile. I so do LOVE you and I'm so happy you where born!!

Hugs always~

Claudia said...

Words from the heart and a single rose are truly more valuable than diamonds and rubies. You are truly blessed. Thank you for sharing your heart.

tonya said...

Thanks for sharing. It was a lovely post.

e-Mom said...

"Daddy man bought each of us girls a rose. Oh if you could of witnessed that little Dove's eyes so wide."

Now THAT is one fine man/Dad. Applauding! He knows his women well, and has risen to the occasion to touch their hearts.

Thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday today, Donetta.


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sharon said...

What a lovely post; deep and insightful. Thanks for sharing.


Tami Boesiger said...

What a blessing it is to recognize the little things which tell you every day he loves you. Well done.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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