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“Real religion … is this: 
Reach out to the homeless
And loveless in their plight…”
The Message

Would you like to be a part of a Valentine’s Day Conspiracy?  

For the past two years, I have proposed that we remember orphans and those who are lonely on Valentine’s Day.  This year, along with caring for those who are hurting, I suggest that we do not spend any money on Valentine’s Day, and instead use that money to make a difference in the lives of orphans, widows, and homeless people.  Just think of how much money is spent on chocolate, flowers, dinner, etc.  Instead of showing love in these ways, let’s think of other creative ways to express our love.  For example, instead of buying each other cards my husband and I have a journal where we write each other letters.  This has become a treasured keepsake.

One of my friends was slightly appalled when I told her about this Valentine’s Day Conspiracy idea.  She told me that her husband could still buy her flowers AND help orphans!  She helped me realize that this idea may be more popular with my male readers than female readers. : )  Actually, a Valentine’s Day Conspiracy would require more effort because you would have to find ways to show love without spending money.  If we start to look at Valentine’s Day in a different way, and spend our money in a different way, the good things that could happen are more than we can imagine. 

External religious worship [religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.  James 1:27 The Amplified Bible

If you would like to contribute to the needs of precious Chinese orphans who are sick or have disabilities click here.

This idea was inspired by the Advent Conspiracy.     

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