Deep Thought: How to show “love” throughout the year?

What did you do for Valentines Day? Do you “celebrate” it? Why? What “holidays” do you observe throughout the years and do you ever re”searched” the “origins” (history)? Have you stopped afterwards?

Origins?


Where Did Valentine’s Day Come From? Is It Wrong for a Christian to Celebrate It?
Posted on Jan 25, 2011 by United Church of God ucg.org
‘..The World Book Encyclopedia tells us regarding Valentine’s Day: ” “The customs connected with the day . . . probably come from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place every February 15. The festival honored Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage, and Pan, the god of nature”” (1973, vol. 20, p. 204)…

Friendship and sending cards are wonderful things, and God is not opposed to romance at the right time in the right way. But does the pagan religious history of Valentine’s Day taint the modern practices? What does God have to say about observing pagan traditions, renamed or not?

“When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess … do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods … Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it” (Deuteronomy 12:29-32)..”

Valentine’s day exposed: the truth about its pagan/satanic origins!

Pagan Roots of Valentine’s Day

The Shocking History of Valentine’s Day
https://youtu.be/HwvTxX8biME
“..February 14th has been observed as a day to express love for untold centuries. But where did this holiday come from? Why do people send valentine’s cards to those whom they desire? Where did the symbol of the heart come from, and why is it used to represent love and sexual desire? How did a character named cupid become associated with personal intimate feelings? Produced by the Eternal Church of God (WTC 2016)…”

-Heart?

SymbolX – The Origin of the Heart Symbol

Valentines Day: History of the Heart Symbol | Time time.com
St. Valentine’s Day (2): Occult Heart Symbols – Olivet Journal olivetjournal.com

“..Bottom Left: This is a typical Cross and Crown masonic symbol. Cross is a symbol of phallus, and the crown, the female counterpart. A typical kabbalistic male-female union. If you pay attention, you see these symbol as a logo of many churches, and as you can find on the Pinterest board, the logo of Jehovah’s Witness contains this symbol as well (see upper left side of the poster)…”
Origins of Valentine’s Day yahweh.house
“..When you see people doing the heart shape symbol with their hands, or using it in text message or photos, they unknowingly are doing a woman’s VAGINA shape, not realising they are promoting a VAGINA and sexual immorality!..”
Vagina Power and the History of Christian Symbols November 30, 2016 by Alexis Record patheos.com
“I saw the symbol for vagina on the back of a car the other day. I also saw one on a business card, a necklace, a church bulletin, and even a Bible. Vaginas are everywhere! People in America must really love female sexuality…”

NEUTRAL

What is the origin of Valentine’s Day, and should Christians celebrate it? gotquestions.org
“..Valentine died in approximately A.D. 270. Others claim the church may have decided to celebrate in mid February to “Christianize” the pagan Roman celebration Lupercalia. The first Valentine sent in the United States was in the 1840’s by Esther Howgald. Most of us enjoy “spoiling” a loved one on Valentine’s Day. Sending gifts and cards conveys love, affection, and friendship.

There is no biblical reason why Christians should not celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving their loved ones flowers, candy and/or cards. As with celebrating any holiday, the decision should be between the individual and God. Some people feel very strongly that observing any secular holiday is wrong, while others see it as harmless. The important thing to remember is that celebrating or not celebrating holidays should not be a cause for pride or division among Christians.
..”

NOT Celebrate!

10 Simple but Powerful Reasons Christians Should not Celebrate Valentine’s Day joshuainfantado / January 27, 2016 becomingchristians.com
“..It is estimated that Americans spend about $20 billion on this single holiday alone, making it the second most expensive holiday next to Christmas.

However, the majority is not always right.

One must ask whether Christians should celebrate this day. Most importantly, what does God think about Valentine’s Day?

Before I proceed, let me tell you this SHOCKING TRUTH: Valentine’s Day should NOT be celebrated by Christians.

In this post, let me share the reasons why this is so. Let me make it as simple as possible for everyone to understand. Here are the 10 reasons Christians should not celebrate Valentine’s Day…

Reason no. 4: You can Celebrate Love without Valentine’s Day

Why do so many Christians limit their love on a specific day, in this case, Valentine’s Day? Wouldn’t it be great to demonstrate your love every single day?

Married couples or those who are in a relationship can show their love and concern every day and not wait for Valentine’s Day to arrive.

After all, even if you celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day, it really feels awkward since this day celebrates lust and not true love…..”

Sal: If your single and feel lonely, you have to remember your NEVER alone. God is with us (Emmanuel). Your never alone when you accepted Jesus into your heart!

Newsboys – That’s How You Change The World

30 Ways to Show Someone You Care by the Cru staff team at Bowling Green University 12 August 2016 cru.org
“…Cru’s ministry at Bowling Green University in Ohio has been intentionally trying to show care and concern for everyone they interact with.

The purpose is for encouraging and blessing others by serving them, and it’s a way to build relationships with Christians and non-Christians.

What does this look like in your life? How can you show concern for those around you?..”

Being lost in hollywood to knowing Jesus and serving Him

Love LA 24/7, lovela247.com
Love Twin Cities (Minnesota), lovetwincities247.com

Prayers for Freedom , testimony of Jon and his current outreaches to share God’s love…

“..As a result of prayer, I myself was freed from my sins and hell-fire back in 1974 when I put my faith in Jesus, repented (surrendered to God), and asked Him to forgive my sins and make me the kind of person He wanted me to be. Years later, I received freedom and healing from my anger/bitterness problem through the prayers of many, and the prayers led by a very helpful and precious Biblical counselor. Not yet all I want to be, I still need freedom in some areas of my life and hope you will pray for me. Thanks in advance. May God bless you on your journey and in your use of this website!..”

How to Glorify God | 5 Ways to Glorify the Lord

-Giving

Woman Moved to Tears After Delivering Pizza to Chicago Church 3.8.18 WGN – Chicago yahoo.com
“…A Domino’s delivery driver in Chicago was surprised when she arrived at New Life Covenant Church with an order in February and the pastor brought her on stage. ..”

What are some “creative” ways to show love throughout the year?

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Netural Perspective: Law Enforcement-Police “Protect and to Serve?”

Bio: I personally have had more positive experiences with local and statewide law enforcement overall as a “law-abiding” citizen. Unfortunately, this might not be the same for many of you out there. Please feel free to share your stories down below.

Good

*I had a personal “good” experience this past winter (2014) when my car got stuck going to work (overnight shift) around 10:45pm. A policewoman was driving around town helped me get “unstuck”. I was very grateful of her driving around town late at night during this last snowstorm/blizzard in Morris
smile emoticon

Photo of Officer Giving Boots to Barefoot Man Warms Hearts Online
By J. DAVID GOODMAN
Published: November 28, 2012

http://videos.komando.com/watch/5719/viral-videos-man-dealing-with-alzheimers-has-a-tearful-moment-of-clarity

Instead of giving out a ticket, Officer Ben Hall went beyond the call of duty for a young mother who couldn’t afford a car seat for her daughter.

Good Morning America
WATCH this amazing holiday spirit: while pretending to pull over drivers, a police officer asks people what they, along with family members, want for Christmas – minutes later, his helpers deliver the gifts. Bravo, Rob Bliss Creative and Lowell Police Department!

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/after-arrest-florida-teen-helps-save-officers-life/?ftag=YHF4eb9d17

FUNNY
https://www.facebook.com/groups/440876362659827/

Actual Bank Robbery In Detroit — Absolutely Priceless !!!!

LAW
https://www.facebook.com/groups/537904866304553/

2nd Amendment: Right to bear Arms

Love

Police officer buys bed, TV, Wii for teen
Posted: May 07, 2014 9:41 PM CST
http://www.wsmv.com/story/25459694/police-officer-goes-above-and-beyond-for-sumter-teen

Militarizing

http://rt.com/usa/urban-shield-police-militarization-762/
“SWAT teams, military contractors and law enforcement from the world over are gathering this weekend in Oakland, CA for the annual event Urban Shield, a training and weapons expo made possible by the Department of Homeland Security and arms manufacturers.”

Religion

-Satanism

Illuminati Defector Details
Pervasive Conspiracy
Satanic Cult Plans ‘Fourth Reich’
By Henry Makow, Ph.D
10-14-2
http://www.rense.com/general30/illuminatidefector.htm
The cult trained military leaders and people under their direction will use arms as well as crowd control techniques to implement this new state of affairs. …Military bases will be set up, in each locality (actually, they are already here, but are covert). In the next few years, they will go above ground and be revealed. Each locality will have regional bases and leaders to which they are accountable. The hierarchy will closely reflect the current covert hierarchy.

Tourists

NYC subway fight: Swedish cops on vacation break up homeless brawl on uptown 6 train



Truth

White Police Chief Loses It and Tells the Blunt TRUTH About Black Crime [VIDEO]
Monday, November 24th, 2014
http://conservativetribune.com/police-black-crime/

NEUTRAL

Justified or NOT?

-North Carolina

Brentley Vinson: The Charlotte cop involved in deadly shooting
Michael Walsh,Michael Walsh Fri, Sep 23 10:13 AM PDT yahoo.com

“..One of Vinson’s friends, Michael Scurlock, told CNN that Vinson is “distraught” and “torn” over the incident.

“No matter if it’s justified or unjustified, it’s tough when you have to know that you had to take someone else’s life,” the friend said.

Scurlock said he had a brief phone conversation with Vinson and could tell that the situation was hard for him based on the emotional tone of his voice…”
Yielding to Pressure, Charlotte Releases Videos of Keith Scott Shooting
By ALAN BLINDER and RICHARD FAUSSETSEPT. 24, 2016 nytimes.com
“…The dashboard video, the lawyers said, appeared to show that the front window on the driver’s side was rolled up. Mr. Bamberg said the video then showed Mr. Scott stepping out of the vehicle, his hands down, with his right hand empty and “some type of object” in his left hand. “It’s impossible to make out what it is,” he said, noting that Mr. Scott was right-handed.

“He doesn’t make any dramatic movements,” Mr. Bamberg said. He also said Mr. Scott seemed “confused.”

In the video, Mr. Scott took a couple of steps forward “in a nonaggressive manner,” Mr. Bamberg said, and then a step back. Gunshots followed…”

-Excessive force?

WATCH: Cop Slams 22-Year-Old Woman to the Ground Face-First During Scuffle insider.foxnews.com
“A disturbing Instagram video shows a Colorado police officer slamming a woman face-first to the ground after a scuffle.

In the video, which was posted by Barstool Sports over the weekend, a woman in a black dress and high heels can be seen struggling with a Fort Collins police officer outside a bar.

After several seconds of grappling, he turns and throws her face down on the pavement with a judo-style trip.,,”

BAD

*I had a policeman asked me to give him $10/$20 after I asked him if he could borrow me his cell phone to call a relative to pick my mom and I up at the airport (Manilla Philippines) in November 2012.

Abuses Documented
https://www.facebook.com/groups/380276108747293/

-Civil Rights

Video shows cop punching woman on L.A. freeway
http://www.kare11.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/05/la-police-assault-woman/12241601/

-Elderly
https://www.facebook.com/groups/471659289554782/

Why Did Police Beat an Elderly Man for Jaywalking?
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:12 By The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/21394-why-did-police-beat-an-elderly-man-for-jaywalking
“..But we need to go bigger than that. We need to make a commitment to funding the COPS program so that police work is seen not just as a way to catch the bad guys, but as a way to serve communities all across the country…”

-Family

Vacationing Family Pulled Over, Handcuffed At Gunpoint By Air Force Base Security
Vacationing Family Pulled Over, Handcuffed At Gunpoint By Air Force Base Security

-Geographic
http://travel.goodnewsusa.info/

=>Alabama

http://news.yahoo.com/alabama-police-officer-charged-assaulting-indian-man-062639725.html

=>California

http://mic.com/articles/98826/lapd-confuses-black-actress-kissing-white-husband-for-prostitute?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social


HEY PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO ASAP !! SHARE IT ONLINE FRIENDS PLEASE !! IS TIME TO PUT A STOP TO ALL OF THIS BARBARIC INHUMAN AND UNCIVILIZED TREATMENT FROM THESE TYPES OF POLICE MEN !!! THE LOCATION WERE THAT HAPPENED WAS IN CARSON, CALIFORNIA, AND IT HAPPENED TODAY!! JUST RECENTLY, IM ALSO GOING TO TELL ALL OF MY FRIENDS ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THERE IS NO REASON FOR THIS. THESE MEN HAVE NO RIGHT TO WEAR THE UNIFORM MUCH LESS THE BADGE. POLICE BRUTALITY HAS TO STOP.

Full un-edited video presented in Kelly Thomas Murder Trial
http://www.latimes.com/videogallery/69846618/News/Full-un-edited-video-presented-in-Kelly-Thomas-murder-trial

=>Indiana

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/10/08/shocking-video-lawsuit-filed-after-indiana-cops-bash-car-window-taser-man

=> Louisiana

Alton Sterling Shot! (*Warning Graphic 18+)


New Video Emerges of Alton Sterling Being Killed by Baton Rouge Police written by
Zack Kopplin thedailybeast.com
“.. homeless man reportedly called 911 after Sterling showed him his gun after the man asked him for money, an official told CNN. A Baton Rouge police dispatcher then told officers a man matching Sterling’s description “pulled a gun” on the 911 caller, according WAFB-TV.

Muflahi walked out the front door when he saw the officers talking to Sterling and said there was no “altercation,” as police claimed, until the cops tasered and tackled Sterling. That’s when Muflahi took out his phone and started recording.

The Daily Beast is publishing this video in its entirety—despite its graphic nature—because it shows what happened before, during, and after the killing of Sterling. A previous video only showed him being tackled and the first two gunshots…”
Here’s what liberals DON’T want you to know about Louisiana shooting victim
Written by Matt Palumbo on July 7, 2016 allenbwest.com
“…Police were called after Sterling had been threatening a homeless man with a firearm for asking him if he had any spare change. The homeless man had made the 911 call. After police arrived, Sterling had resisted arrest, and appeared to make a grab for his firearm at one point. This is still disputable, however. In the video footage of the shooting, you can hear the officer shout “He’s got a gun!” and “if you f—king move, I swear to God.” One of the officers then says something unintelligible, and two shots are fired.

So who is Alton Sterling? For starters, liberals should know he possessed an illegal firearm. As a felon with a lengthy rap sheet, Sterling is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm. Police records show Sterling had been a member of the Bloods gang, and had a list of offenses including battery, assault, drugs and weapons charges, and owed $25,000 in child support. He was also a registered pedophile, having impregnated a 14-year-old girl when he was 20. The media, by contrast, has portrayed him as a loving father of five.

..”

Peter Rosenberg Loses It On Police Officer Over Alton Sterling Killing

=>Maryland

Baltimore protests death of Freddie Gray – RT Special Coverage


“Published on Apr 22, 2015

Ben Swann reports from the scene of the Baltimore protests following Freddie Gray’s mysterious death in police custody. Swann interviews the Gray family lawyer and a local minister in an attempt to unravel the events going on in the city. Anya Parampil reports live from the protests and captures the mood of the demonstrators. Finally, Manuel Rapalo delivers the latest information on the timeline leading up to and after Gray’s death.”

-Misc
Top 10 Cases of Police Brutality
Zabrina November 7, 2012
http://listverse.com/2012/11/07/top-10-cases-of-police-brutality/

Rodney King tape on national news.flv

The L.A. Riots: 15 Years After Rodney King
http://content.time.com/time/specials/2007/la_riot/article/0,28804,1614117_1614084_1614831,00.html #ixzz2rB4IrLqJ

http://content.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1614117_1614084,00.html

=> Minnesota

Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 10:38 AM PDT
St. Paul police violently arrest a black man for sitting on bench, waiting for his children (VIDEO)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/28/1325409/-St-Paul-police-violently-arrest-a-black-man-for-sitting-on-bench-waiting-for-his-children-VIDEO?showAll=yes%3Fdetail%3Dfacebook#

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2014/08/st_paul_police_defend_chris_lollie_arrest_lawyers_question_aggressive_use_of_force.php

4 Roseville police officers sued for excessive force
Jana Shortal, KARE 11:05 p.m. EDT April 16, 2014
http://www.kare11.com/story/news/local/2014/04/16/roseville-officers-accused-of-using-excessive-force/7805073/

My “Racist Tones” andrealucado.com
“..There is a reason that the second feeling I felt when I heard about the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile was shame. First, I felt sadness. Then, I felt shame…”
EXCLUSIVE: Black man whose shooting death by police was streamed live by his girlfriend had been pulled over AT LEAST 31 times and hit with 63 traffic charges Published: 11:35 EST, 8 July 2016 dailymail.co.uk

->Missouri

BaseballMLB All-Star Adam Wainwright’s Secret to Successhttp://www.cbn.com/tv/3673904621001more…http://travel.goodnewsusa.info/missouri.htmlpic taken way back in 2000 or so

Posted by Sal Monteagudo on Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie
U.S. News
08.15.14
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/15/the-day-ferguson-cops-were-caught-in-a-bloody-lie.html

http://dailysignal.com/2014/08/15/ferguson-police-video-shows-michael-brown-robbing-convenience-store-clerk/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/neighbor-live-tweeted-brown-shooting-damning-evidence-officer/#hpzBKwCo8BfdBYb5.99

*false accusation?
http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/170048-star-witness-michael-brown-shooting-charged-theft-filing-false-police-report/

http://www.tmz.com/2014/12/23/michael-brown-song-video-dead-police-parody-leroy-brown/

8.20.14

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/904789-kajieme-powell-shooting-video-shows-st-louis-cops-firing-at-man/

-Mentally
https://www.facebook.com/groups/133973023445443/

  • How Police Officers Are (or Aren’t) Trained in Mental Health
    Megan Pauly Oct 11, 2013 theatlantic.com
  • Requirements vary across the U.S., but experts say training is necessary and helpful.
    “…Without the appropriate amount of mental health training for police, experts say, rash stigmatization and misinterpretation of the intentions of the mentally ill can cause vital errors and ultimately make the difference between life and death….

    Dallas police shoot mentally ill man on his porch, footage reveals


    “Published on Mar 19, 2015

    WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE
    Recently released body cam footage from June 2014 shows two Dallas police officers fatally shooting the mentally ill Jason Harrison seconds after arriving on scene. Shirley Harrison, Jason’s mother, walks past Officers Andrew Hutchins and John Rogers telling them her son is “biopolar, schizo,” when Jason exits the home with a screwdriver. Seconds after telling him to drop it, the officers open fire.”

    http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/10/violent_video_shows_michigan_police_shot_homeless_man_46_times.html

    -Murder

    4 Unarmed Black Men Have Been Killed By Police in the Last Month
    From New York City and LA to Ohio and Ferguson, MO, they all died under disputed circumstances.
    —By Josh Harkinson
    | Wed Aug. 13, 2014 9:50 PM EDT
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/3-unarmed-black-african-american-men-killed-police

    Justice?

    => Nevada

    MUST SEE: How One Filmmaker May Have Prevented the Bundy Standoff From Becoming a Massacre

    By Top Right News on April 17, 2014 in Bundy Ranch, Liberty, Politics, Top Clips
    http://toprightnews.com/?p=2512

    =>New Jersey


    “WATCH AND SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE COPS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DOMESTIC ENEMIES DO NOT TRUST ANY OF THEM! YOU DON’T KNOW WHO’S GOOD OR WHO’S BAD ANYMORE! Follow Blaine Cooper
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/24/dash-cam-video-reveals-what-really-happened-when-cops-arrested-man-during-traffic-stop/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButtons

    =>New Mexico

    FBI investigating police shooting of camper
    http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/fbi-investigating-police-shooting-of-camper
    This March 16, 2014 photo from an Albuquerque Police Department lapel camera still shows a standoff with an illegal camper in the Albuquerque foothills, before police fired six shots at the man.
    AP 1 hr ago (Sat. Mar 29th 2014)| By JERI CLAUSING of Associated Press

    =>New York

    Architecture…

    Posted by Sal Monteagudo on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Behind the Video of Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With New York Police
    Josh Sanburn @joshsanburn
    July 22, 2014
    http://time.com/3016326/eric-garner-video-police-chokehold-death/

    http://kickerdaily.com/watch-white-police-officer-repeatedly-punches-teenage-black-boy-while-handcuffed/

    =>Pennsylvania

    After video surfaces, grand jury charges 2 Philadelphia policemen in beating
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-philadelphia-police-charged-20150205-story.html

    => Utah

    Ferguson-like attack in Utah escapes media notice; race bias seen
    Discrepancy in attention given to Ferguson’s Michael Brown, Utah’s Dillon Taylor fuels resentment
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/25/critics-see-racial-double-standard-in-coverage-of-/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

    =>Wisconsin

    Madison Police Response to Shooting Contrasts with Ferguson
    http://kstp.com/news/stories/s3728507.shtml

    Former police officer accused of assaulting 8 boys
    http://www.kare11.com/story/news/crime/2014/05/02/former-police-officer-accused-of-assaulting-8-boys/8614473/

    -Education

    http://www.lawenforcement.com/How-To-Become-Law-Enforcement-Police-Officer

    http://study.com/law_enforcement_programs_minnesota.html

    -Funny


    *Disclaimer: I don’t encourage fleeing

    -Physically/Mentally Challenged
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/133973023445443/

    Caught On Cell Phone: LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl In The Face On A Bus!
    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhvvqUN45rNQy4vm30

    -Racism

    http://thegrio.com/2015/01/15/florida-police-black-men-target-practice/

    -Thieves

    -Words

    GLOBAL

    ASIA

    -Hong Kong

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/15/world/asia/hong-kong-police-protest-video/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    LATIN

    -Mexico

    Mexico leader vows justice over 43 missing students
    AFP
    By Leticia Pineda (Mon, Oct. 6th 2014)
    http://news.yahoo.com/hitmen-admit-killing-17-mexican-students-prosecutor-005040009.html
    Ayotzinapa (Mexico) (AFP) – Mexico’s president vowed Monday to punish those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students who vanished in a night of violence blamed on crooked police tied to a drug gang.

    LAW
    http://www.kare11.com/story/news/local/2014/08/29/when-must-you-show-id-to-police/14825985/

    Any personal stories (good/bad) related to the stories above? What is your suggestion to solve this growing epidemic?

    Good News USA
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/141726762684036/