The Dragon Lord has declared February
14 a celebration of love. Dragon mating shall commence!
"Take for your motto: Love
has conquered me, it alone shall possess my heart". -- St. Margaret
Love Is Like a Rose
Love is like a rose, both fragile and
everlasting. Take care of the rose and take care of your love.
the rose, love has thorns. If you're not careful and move too quickly,
love will prick you and make you bleed. Move slowly in love and cherish
it. Gently embrace love's tender touch.
the rose, love blossoms with nourishment. Too much sun and love will
burn out faster. Just enough sun, and love will last a lifetime.
Attend to your love. Nourish it and it will grow forever.
a rose garden, your love needs space to grow. Remove the unsightly
weeds from your heart. Let love reign there. Give your love
room to grow.
a rose, love is beautiful. Care for love well, and love will blossom
Will you Be Mine?
In the morning I awoke,
eager to see if you'd be
I was disappointed because
you had left no valentine.
When the mailman delivered
I rushed to see if you'd
I was deeply sadde3ned because
you had sent no valentine.
In the afternoon when you
I held my breath, hoping
you'd be mine.
I was very heartbroken because
you never asked to be my
In the evening when you came
I bit my lip, wanting you
to be mine.
I nearly cried when I saw
your empty hands
because you had no valentine.
At night I got to bed, tears
streaming down my face
because you wouldn't be mine.
Then I see the gifts left
on my bed.
You had chosen me to be your
A History of Valentine's
Day began as a pagan celebration, called the Lupercalia Festival.
This festival honored the god of fertility, and it was a time to find a
prospective mate. In the 5th century, Pope Gelasius outlawed the
pagan festival. Trying to install Christianity into the lives of
the Romans, he replaced the festival with a lovers' celebration that he
deemed morally suitable. Valentine's Day was chosen to honor
a lovers' saint, probably Bishop Valentine.
Valentine was martyred for helping persecuted Christians in Rome during
the time of Emperor Claudius, about 200 A.D. While jailed by the
Romans, he fell in love with the jailer's daughter. Before he was
executed, he sent his love a note, signed "from Your Valentine."
the middle ages, men and women traditionally exchanged elaborately hand-made
valentines cards. These sometimes carried marriage proposals and
were never signed--starting the tradition of "the secret admirer."
Some Scriptural Valentines
His banner over me is love.
I have called you by name:
you are mine....I will be with you.... Because you are precious in my
eyes and glorious, and because I love you. Is. 43:1, 2, 4
I love you, O Lord, my strength,
O Lord, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer. My God; my rock of refuge,
my shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold! Ps. 18:1-3
For God so loved the world
that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not
perish but have eternal life.
This is my commandment, that
you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man
than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Jn. 15:12-13
My dear friends, let us love
one another, since love is from God and everyone who loves is a child
of God and knows God. 1 Jn. 4:7
Therefore, be imitators of
God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and
gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Eph.
The love of Christ impels
us. 2 Cor 5:14
Valentine's Day Traditions
Valentine Cards--The first
written valentine is reportedly to be authored by Charles, Duke of Orleans,
in 1415. He liked to pass the time writing verse to his wife.
First sold in 1840's, now over 1 billion valentine cards are sold each
year in the United States. About 85% of cards are purchased by women,
and parents are the most popular recipients. Today there are over
2,000 greeting card publishers.
Red roses--Red Roses were
said to be the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
Today, millions of boxes of chocolates and bouquets of roses are given by
men for Valentine's Day. Tulips, lilies, and daisies are also popular
floral gifts on this day.
"I do not regret that I have
given myself to love." -- St. Therese of Lisieux
Thanks, Vicky! You're a wonderful
This page has won some awards!
I won Second Place in the SOL Valentine
Graphics Competition for the Dragon Kiss Globe at the top of the page.
I won First Place in the
SOL Valentine Site competition!
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