Father’s Love Letter – “God’s letter” to humanity

Created by Barry Adams in the late 1990s, “Father’s Love Letter” is a compilation of Bible verses that are arranged in the form of a love letter written by God to you or to humanity in general. I invite you to watch Barry Adams explain it himself in the following video:

Barry Adams explaining what Father’s Love Letter is

According to their website, since 1999, the “letter” has impacted countless people, has been translated into over 100 languages, has appeared as full page newspaper ads and has even been delivered home to home in entire countries.

The Father’s Love Letter is available on the website FathersLoveLetter.com in a number of free downloadable multi media formats, and people are welcomed to share it with others as long as they abide by the site’s terms of use guidelines.

I invite you to watch the video and check out the website FathersLoveLetter.com to read the text and watch various versions of the video.

And don’t forget to check out the God Loves You page. That’s one of my favorite parts of the site. 🙂

Let me know what you think about the Father’s Love Letter project. In the comments section below, I invite you to share how it has impacted you.

Fr. Mike Schmitz – If you’re not feeling loved

In what is probably one of the best videos I’ve watched lately, Fr. Mike Schmitz from Ascension Presents’ YouTube channel addresses the topic of not feeling loved (by the people in your life) and how to handle it in a Christian worldview. I’ve found the Biblical example of Leah from The Old Testament particularly moving.

Let me know what you think about this topic. Do you agree with his advice? How do you think Christians should handle the emotions that stem from not feeling loved?

Fr. Mike Schmitz – If you’re not feeling loved

Dragobete – the Romanian love holiday, 2020

Dragobete Romanian love holiday Lord Of The Rings meme

A non-religious version of Valentine’s Day, Dragobete is a festive Romanian holiday, observed on the 24th of February, that is associated with love and the arrival of spring. Dragobete is an observance and not a national public holiday in Romania.

According to myth, Dragobete was the son of Baba Dochia (“baba” means old lady in Romanian), a woman who marks the return of spring. The day is also known as “the time when birds are betrothed” because during this time of year, birds generally build their nests and mate.

In the countryside there is an old tradition with girls and boys going into the woods to pick flowers. When they return home, the traditions says that boys were running after girls to kiss them. If the girl liked the boy she lets him kiss her. There is a saying in Romania that makes a lot of sense regarding this: “Dragobete kisses the girls” (“Dragobete pupă fete”).

Learn more about Dragobete by visiting the sites linked below:

Dragobete in Romania

https://rolandia.eu/en/blog/discover-romania/dragobete-celebrate-love-as-it-s-meant-to-be

http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/dragobete/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragobete

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day, 2020!

Happy Saint Valentine‘s Day to everyone! Whether you are in a relationship or single, may you have a lovely, blessed day! Don’t let singleness stop you from serving God.

Christian Love vs. worldly love

This video created by Coptic Orthodox Answers explains in a simple, yet incredibly eye-opening way the difference between Christian Love and worldly love. I invite you to watch it, subscribe to their YouTube channel, and share your thoughts on the matter in the comments section.

Reasons to love Jesus more than you love anything

As John Piper reminds us in the following video, we should strive to love Jesus more than we love anything.

Sometimes, while living in the world, this can be a challenge. The passions of the world can distract us from having Jesus in our minds all the time and love for Him in our hearts 24/7. Faith comes from hearing (Romans 10:17), so maybe love (the most important of the three godly gifts mentioned by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:!3) can come the same way. Well, in this case, reading.

In this article, I’m going to list (in no particular order) 5 reasons why we should love Jesus Christ, The Son Of God.

  1. He is the only begotten Son of the Father, a person of the Trinity, and our Creator.
  2. He gave his life for us. Whichever theory of the atonement you believe, the fact of the matter is that Jesus gave His life for us, and this is a part of Christian dogma. Through belief in and acceptance of the death and resurrection of Jesus, us humans, in spite of all our sins and brokenness, can be reconciled to God, and thereby are offered salvation and the promise of eternal life.
  3. He came to preach The Gospel (The Good News) of The Kingdom Of God.
  4. He condescended Himself to be in our presence, revealed to us His Wisdom, forgave the sins of mankind and destroyed death.
  5. He has shown us more love and compassion than any human ever could. He will always love us, and will always want us to come back to Him. No one else has this kind of unconditional love.

There are numerous reasons why we should love Jesus Christ. I just wanted to share five of them in the hope that it might help any Christians who are struggling with keeping the love burning in their hearts at times. I invite you to share your own reasons and opinions in the comments section below.

Get involved to help stop child trafficking

Operation Underground Railroad is an organization that has been founded in 2013 with the purpose of stopping child slavery and trafficking. Their operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world.

In order to spread visibility about their righteous mission, I invite you to check out their website, and see how you can get involved by donating, volunteering, or just by posting about it on social media.

Stop child slavery.

Writing prompt 7

You’ve always frowned upon missionary dating, but then again, you’ve never had a crush on a good-looking agnostic with such a strong interest in Christianity before. And to top it off, she/he seems to like you too. What does God want you to do in this situation?

A lesson in self-appreciation

A heartwarming scene from Luc Besson’s movie “Angel-A”. The girl, Angela, is some sort of (fallen?) angel on a mission to teach André, a self-loathing guy who had a rough life and wants to kill himself, the importance of self-appreciation and the impact that taking time to reflect on one’s own qualities can have upon a person’s self-esteem.

This is one of my favorite movies and I highly recommend you watch it. 🙂

https://www.allmovie.com/movie/angel-a-v340390