Tuesday, February 14, 2006

St. Valentine's Day

I have been looking up St. Valentine. Although my resources are limited to my encyclopedia and my computer, they all seem to agree that the St. Valentine of St. Valentine's Day is one of three saints by that name. I think the favored one for St. Valentine's Day is the earliest(?) one, a priest martyred around 269 A.D. The reasons for his martyrdom are contradictory too. I think he was martyred because he would not give up the faith. Some places say he was helping Christians, others say he was marrying young couples. All three saints were supposedly killed February 14.
Although the beginnings of Valentine's Day are sketchy, there is something which is not so. John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." This is not unknown; this is beautiful, this is true. It is what we as Christians should remember as often as possible - that which Christ has done for us.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Dangers of Blogging: Honor code 4squared + 4

Well my honor is at stake so here is this "tag" from Mr. Notes (you gotta be careful going to his site).

Four Jobs You've Had

1. being a child
2. being a student
3. becoming a woman
4. babysitting

Four Places You've Lived

1. #1 New York
2. #2 New York
3. #3 New York
4. Current New York

Four Vacations You've Taken

1. Wedding in Virginia
2. Visting friends in New Hampshire
3. Wedding in Maryland
4. Day trips to Vermont

Four Vehicles You've Owned

1. A bicycle
2. A little yellow and red car (or was it yours, Jo?)
3. Ice skates?
4. How many teens my age have had any other vehicles!?!?!?

Four Blogs I Visit And Want To Tag

Here is where the honor code part comes. If you are one of the first four bloggers to see this, then I tag you! Be sure to leave a comment, so that later bloggers know that they are home free. Oh yes, I'll visit (at least once).


I have been reading a really good book by Jerry Bridges, The Pursuit of Holiness. I recommend it to be read and reread several times through. This is my second time reading it in a long time, but I think I really need it.
"But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: 'Be holy, because I am holy'" 1 Peter 1:15-16