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I Love Valentine’s Day! by William Summey

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One of my favorite parts of Valentine’s Day is helping the boys pick out their Valentine cards for school. They are not that much different than the cards I picked out as a young boy, except for the characters on the front of the cards (although I think Scooby-Doo® has remained popular across all these years). And this year? My sons both picked out NASCAR® cards to give to their friends!

Although Valentine’s Day is about more than giving chocolate and flowers, these tokens of love still remind us of the source of unconditional love — God. Perhaps our greatest task in parenting is to show our children unconditional love on a regular basis. If you are like me, when I am tired, frustrated, or angry, I realize that I can only love my children unconditionally with God’s help. So as you open your cards and eat candy hearts, remember to give thanks to God for sending Jesus — His greatest gift of love!

What do you plan to do this year with your kids on Valentine’s Day? What are your Valentine’s Day traditions?

Originally published February 12, 2009. 

Weekend Links

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Teaching Children about Diversity

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With today being Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I wanted to highlight some activities for children that teach about diversity. "Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight"! Teach your children the blind love of Christ before … [Continue reading]

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Friday Links

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Equip Yourself for the High Calling of Raising Kingdom Kids by Dr. Tony Evans {GIVEAWAY}

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In the Evans’ home, we took the idea of raising kingdom kids seriously. But sometimes, we got distracted. I remember when our kids were small. We took them to Disneyland and experienced the sights, sounds, and excitement of all that makes it … [Continue reading]

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Friday Links

27 Encouraging Phrases to Motivate Your Kids at Positive Parenting Solutions Tips to Build Kindness in Toddlers and Preschoolers at Teachers of Good Things Advent is Parenting at OhAmanda Parenting Kiddos Who Sabotage Big Days at Jen … [Continue reading]

In Defense of Fun Food

Every time my kids go to their Grandma's, they want to make "spiders." These spiders are made by spreading peanut butter between two Ritz crackers, sticking straight pretzels in for legs, and adding a few raisin eyes. They take about 45 seconds to … [Continue reading]