Discounted Candy & Cheap Romance

One of the best things after Valentine’s Day? Getting a sweet-tooth fix… for cheap.

Just walk into Target and you’ll find aisles of discounted Valentine’s Day chocolate. Pink colored m&m’s, a box of Russel Stover’s candies, heart-shaped Sweet Tarts…. they’ve got it all.

Unfortunately, it’s not just the candy that is devalued  post-Valentine’s Day. It’s the relationships too.

How many broken hearts do you think there have been since Valentine’s Day?? (and I’m not talking about the strawberry filled ones)

I’m talking about real hearts, hearts that were supposedly head-over-heels “in love”, pumped up on the artificial flavoring of  Valentine’s sweets, thinking it was the real thing. But insincere love is only sweet for a moment.

Valentine’s Day is over. The candy goes on sale. And just like so many girls buy the cheap candy, they buy into cheap love. They trade long-lasting love for a sugary rush of the moment. They make excuses for guys that don’t treat them the way they should. They date a guy that doesn’t respect them for who they are. They settle for second best.

Don’t get me wrong, some girls experience the type of Valentine’s Day that everyone dreams of. It’s sweet, you spend the day with an amazing guy God has blessed you with, and you make memories that will last forever.

But whether you were single, are single, or in a relationship, always seek God’s best for you: a relationship with Jesus Christ.

There is no greater love than Love that comes from God.

His love is never cheap.

It cost Jesus his life. He paid everything, laid down His life, for us. That’s not a cheapened romance. That’s true love.

Showing her talent…. and then some

Why do talented women like Beyonce think it’s necessary to “flaunt it if they’ve got it”? It’s hard to appreciate her beautiful voice when skin-tight leather and provocative dance moves are flashing across the screen. Beyonce is good enough to get attention just with her musical talent, but she competes with her body for the attention when she flaunts it like that. Beyonce shows off a Superbowl

She knows how to entertain.  But, if entertaining is thrusting her body in suggestive positions and saying “whoa oh oh” over and over again instead of showcasing her beautiful voice… her true talent may be confused with her sex-appeal.

Over the past two months, Beyonce has had the chance to represent our nation. First at the Presidential inauguration and now at the Superbowl. The spotlight has been shining on her. She’s been given center-stage. And,without a doubt, her performances will be remembered. But rather than being remembered for an impeccable melody or a beautifully rhythmic dance routine, she’ll be remembered for her leather leotard and body language. Instead of gaining respect, she’s selling her body for worldly applause.