Should Christians Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

On 14th February most of the Western world will be observing a custom called Saint Valentine’s Day. They celebrate it every year with flowers, romantic dinners, lovehearts, loving others and other romantic events.
But what are the origins of this day and its customs? Is this something that Christians should celebrate or should Christians avoid this holiday?
If we, as Christians, are supposed to love other people, should we not get into celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day? Or is love something other than what people think it is on Valentine’s Day?

Day of Atonement Detox

So as we come to a new Day of Atonement this year, we can think about what we do and what it means. It is a day to fast, as stated in Leviticus 23:26–32. The New Century Version translates verse 27 this way: “The Day of Cleansing will be on the tenth day of the seventh month. There will be a holy meeting, and you will deny yourselves and bring an offering made by fire to the Lord.”
In Acts 27:9 we read about the Fast being kept by the early Church: “Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them” (NKJV).
So if you choose to keep this Holy Day and follow the command to fast, i.e. to go without food and water for the whole day, from sunset to sunset, what can we learn from that? And is fasting good for us?

Just Say NO

So today the people of Scotland (at least those given the right to vote) get to decide if they stay a part of the United Kingdom or leave and have their independence.
But what would be the best course of action? Should Scotland stay in the Union started in 1707 or should they divorce themselves from England (and Wales and Northern Ireland) and go it alone?
Let us consider some points. England and Scotland united together as one kingdom in the 18th Century, and since then they have achieved much.

Massive 3,800-Year-Old Fortress Uncovered in City of David

Massive 3,800-Year-Old Fortress Uncovered in City of David -- The excavation of the Spring House fortress, conquered by King David, and where King Solomon was crowned, took 15 years. The biggest fortress ever uncovered in Israel from the pre-Herod period was inaugurated in March 2014 in a secret ceremony. The fortress, that was built some 3,800 years ago, was uncovered during a 15-year archeological dig in the City of David, one of the most complex and unique digs ever done in Israel.

100 Years Since Start of World War One

Today, 4 August 2014, is a few days after 28 July, 100 years since the start of the First World War, also known, at the time, as the Great War, and as the second Thirty Years War.
So who started it and why?

The man with the £10 note

The man with the £10 note who expected the impossible on a London bus

Burdock Root

A summary of how good burdock root is in healing. From a post on Facebook.

Thoughts on Beating Cancer

A friend recently got cancer, so what does one do to beat the cancer?

Lessons from Noah’s Ark

Some lessons from Noah’s Ark.

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