Monday, February 13, 2012

The Other 364 Days?

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins".
1 Peter 4:8 NIV

So, tomorrow is Valentines Day and I am beginning to feel a little strange about using a special "date" on the calendar to celebrate love! Technically, I already have 365 "dates" with my husband every year with endless opportunities to show love! So, is it just me, or does picking one day seem a little odd to you too?

They say, hindsight is 20/20, so now I get the chance to look back and notice something about myself on previous V Days. I act different. Sometimes, I even start a day or two before the big day, with hopes that that's what my husband will remember. I carefully put on my best behavior, my best outfit, my best makeup (which means I actually put on makeup), and do my best to say some nice things to my husband. I have found only one problem with all of my self observations, they're all about me!

Isn't love about giving not getting?

.... "Love each other deeply" ....

Isn't love about imperfections

.... "Love covers over a multitude of sins"....

They're covered, you can't see them anymore

I know my husband better now than I did 10 years ago...

We're living through the good and the bad together.

Today I pray, while I put on my best outfit of patience, my best makeup of forgiveness, and my best behavior of respect... that I will love him deeply.

This year on Valentines Day (and the day before) I propose an idea. That each of us women observe ourselves, look at our love meter, and see not at how high we can get it, but on how much of it we can give out.... every day!

Do you act differently on Valentines Day?

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." 1 John 4:7 NIV

Enjoy Valentines Day, just don't forget to show your husband that you love him just as deeply on all of those other 364 days this year!


  1. Amy! You are awesome and SO insightful! What a great way to look at Valentine's Day and continue that every day after, showing God's love through our own love. Happy Valentine's Day! I love you too!

    1. I love you girl! Sharing God's perfect love is the best thing in the world... thanks for getting on and sharing back with me!

  2. Thanks Rachel... I have so much more to learn about God's love! I'm excited!

  3. Hi Amy! You know it is so true. the big VDAY is just another day. Another day to love God. Another day to love one another. Let us live simply in His grace each day loving one another. Great post! Blessings, Nicki

  4. Thank you for sharing back Nicki! We get to glory in His love every day together as the body of Christ! Woo-Hoo!