Unromantic men rue Valentine's Day. But today is more than a "Hallmark holiday." It's a chance to strengthen our faith and our marriages by remembering the legacy of St Valentine.
Ignatius (A.D. 30-107) was executed in the Coliseum. He wrote, "I hope indeed to have the good fortune to fight with wild beasts in Rome." He reminds us that hardship and even death are opportunities to glorify Jesus.
We're familiar with the legend of Santa Claus. Some Christians dislike him, saying he distracts us from the true meaning of Christmas. But getting to know the real St Nick actually makes the holiday more meaningful!
Yesterday we remembered those who serve our country. Let us also remember those who serve our Kingdom. William Tyndale gave his life translating the Bible into English. We owe him more than we can imagine!
The Reformation began on Oct 31, 1517. But 150 years before, John Wycliffe was already expressing the convictions that drove the Reformation. Let us be inspired this Halloween by the faith of a man who was long ahead of his time!