Valentine Invitation… by Elaine Denman

EDenman 150x150There’s a verse in Ephesians that I believe is a great directive: “Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” (5:15-16). We are coming up on a holiday that can be used as an opportunity for us to show outward fruit of Ephesians 5-6 to our spouses. At the moment, I don’t recall the history of Valentine’s Day, nor do I have the time to look it up because it really doesn’t matter. It presents itself as an occasion to do something wise and good that can have positive implications. So . . .

On Saturday, February 13th, Darrell and I are offering a Valentine invitation to anyone who would like to come and be encouraged in your marriage relationship and share intentional time together. It is for all ages and we might even have something special for those who have been married the longest. You will receive Godly encouragement, laughs, and time together. Here’s what it will look like:

5:30 – 6:15 pm. Meet together at Northside for encouragement with Darrell and Elaine.

6:15 – 8:15 pm. Go spend time together, just you and your spouse. A nice dinner date of uninterrupted sharing time can be of great encouragement to you both.

While visiting our children once, it occurred to me (duh!) that they seldom have time to go out because they have 3 children and babysitting can get pricey. So, it’s built into our visits now that my son and daughter-in-love go out while we are there, sometimes multiple times. Here’s another part of February 13. If you have children, please bring them to the building with you and they will be taken care of the whole time. We will be feeding them pizza so if your children cannot do that, please feel free to send a brown bag. We will take children ages 3-12 and will have a wonderful time with them. Pick up time will be no later than 8:15-8:30 pm.

If you are accepting this invitation, please RSVP by email to and if you are bringing children, please include the number in the email.

If you are not attending for various reasons and are still reading this, we can use some assistance having lots of fun with the children from 5:00-8:30 pm. Please let me know using the above email.