Friday, December 13, 2013

What to Write ~ Love/Valentine's Day

It's the second Friday of the month...the official day to write to your sponsored kids!

Have you written yet this month? If not, we are about two months away from Valentine's Day, so writing about it and love would be a great topic.

Here are some things to consider:

  1. What is Valentine's day and how do you celebrate?
  2. Do you have childhood memories of Valentine's day?
  3. What does love mean to you?
  4. Who are some people in your lives that you love?
  5. What does the Bible say about love?
  6. What are some favorite Bible verses about love?

Love is such an easy topic, and it's one of those topics that never gets old. Especially the message of God's love for us! 

Here's what I wrote this month...

Greetings to you in the name of Jesus! How are you and your family doing? We are doing well here in Oregon. Our days are getting colder and shorter, which is typical of winter.  Usually we have a lot of rain this time of year, but it’s been pretty dry here lately and that’s been nice.

We are getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day here….a day in which we celebrate LOVE and tell 
those who are close to us – our family and friends – how much we love them.

I want to tell you, too, how much we love you. We are so thankful that you are part of our lives and we can pray for you and encourage you through letters.

And God loves you. My prayer for you comes from Ephesians 3:18…
May you have the power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ….
Think about it for a minute.  John 3:16 says…
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
God loves you. God loves me. God loves each and every one of us. Do you know the best way that we can love God back? The way we can show God how much we love Him is to obey His commands. The Bible is full of commands that God has laid out for us – telling us how we should live. He tells us this because He loves us and wants the best for us. We can love Him back by doing what He says – by being obedient – and by giving thanks to Him each and every day.

God loves you. Rest in that knowledge today. When you are feeling sad, know that God loves you. When you are happy, give thanks to God for loving you. When you are alone, remind yourself that God loves you. 

We made origami heart bookmarks and included heart stickers with each letter. Here's how we made them... 

use square piece of paper
if printed on one side, put printed side down

 fold paper in half

unfold and then fold top corners to middle crease

 flip paper over so printed side is up

now fold sides into middle crease

fold top half down

 trim corners and middle to shape it like a heart

It's super easy, especially after you make 2 or 3. 

What did you write about this month?

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