For Valentine’s Day, we’re spotlighting some people, organizations, and things we think deserve a little extra love. Prompted by V-Day dedications in America magazine, the Her.meneutics writers have shared heartfelt wishes for those who’ve inspired us, encouraged us, and filled our hearts over the past year.
Who else should get some Valentine’s love? Tell us in the comments.
Cancer Patients Kara Tippetts and J. Todd Billings
Both of you demonstrate such remarkable strength, courage, and fortitude in the face of terminal cancer. Thank you Kara Tippetts and J. Todd Billings for showing the world, showing me, how to live well and beautifully. – Halee Gray Scott
I want to send a grateful, gushy Valentine to teenagers. I love their humor, hope, and intelligence and, perhaps most of all, I love their agile minds and hearts. When I’m waiting for one of mine to emerge from the front doors of the high school, I watch other kids walk out—distracted, uncertain, beautiful, awkward, poised, and my heart expands with affection. To them, I blow a kiss and say, “I look forward with much hope and enthusiasm to seeing the world you big-hearted ones create.” – Jennifer Grant
Christ and Pop Culture
This site is the work of mainly young-ish believers engaging with and shaping culture in deep, thoughtful, and winsome ways. It’s run on a shoestring budget but powered by a commitment to excellence and a spirit of love that is as powerful as it is rare. Christ and Pop Culture, be my Valentine! I love you! – Karen Swallow Prior
The Special Hope Network
This year, my heart goes out to the Special Hope Network, which provides support to families with children ...1
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