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BONUS: Happy Valentine’s Day to each of you
dearly loved CedarS Newsletter subscribers!

from Warren Huff, CedarS Executive Director Emeritus,
and Founder/Editor of CedarS Inspirational Offerings
office@cedarscamps.org  (314) 378-2574


Here’s a link to how living Love brings the “JOY that none can take away”— CedarS 2024 Theme! (Christian Science Hymnal 139, 503)

And, click here for Facebook-posted views of the most meaningful  Valentine gift for and from you , the “ultimate treasure” of “a priceless sense of the dear Father’s loving-kindness” (SH p. 366.1).

[Here are 2 simple, spiritual sense posts: “With so much emphasis this week on consumeristic love (with its unreal expectations, comparisons, disappointments, and possessiveness), we choose to focus on a deeper kind of love as it’s presented in I Corinthians 13 Love lesson #1: “Love never gives up” (I Corinthians 13: 1, The Message) and on Love lesson #2: “Love cares more for others than for self” (I Corinthians 13: 2, The Message)

CedarS weekly series of inspiring Mets (Metaphysical Newsletters with Bible Lesson application ideas), our frequent Facebook posts, monthly Online Hymn Sings along with weekly in-person, summer hymn sings in the Chapel, the hourly activities and atmosphere at CedarS are all dedicated to helping you seek and find Love in all the right places! [And when you find it, please Like, Love and Share with those you love CedarS Facebook pages, meaningful Mets, GEMs, Sunday School ideas and links to CedarS webpages about programs of interest and the generous funding of “Love’s provisions” of campership funds as needed!]

Better than getting candy and/or roses (that are all-too-soon gone) is getting a Valentine’s Day treasure of the true Love that lasts forever! Finding lasting Love is accomplished with carefree ease, when you look for and expect to find it in all the right place —instead of “in all the wrong places.” Recent  “Daily Lifts” – like  “You are each dearly loved”and Finding your Soul-mate” and “Completeness after Heartbreak” are featured to share great ways to feel fulfilled and cherished even when flowers aren’t being delivered to you. Have fun seeking and finding true Love in the amazing “A.I. (Angel Inspired) Love Gems and Songs” being sung at this very moment to you and AS YOUEnjoy a wonderful group of divide “Love songs to you” from the “Love Only Grows” album recently released by CedarS parents and professional songwriting workshop leaders, Matt Hammond and Davya Flaherty.  They will be leading and opening night hymn sing and performing and writing Psalms at this Fall’s Bible Workshop led by Dr. Barry Huff.  [For more info on “Love Only Grows” email mateohammond@gmail.com  ]


Here’s Mary Baker Eddy’s  poem “Love” as made into Love songs for you! [Hymn 30, 453…]
“Brood o’er us with Thy shelt’ring wing, ’Neath which our spirits blend Like brother birds, that soar and sing, And on the same branch bend. The arrow that doth wound the dove Darts not from those who watch and love.

If thou the bending reed wouldst break By thought or word unkind, Pray that his spirit you partake, Who loved and healed mankind: Seek holy thoughts and heavenly strain, That make men one in love remain.

Learn, too, that wisdom’s rod is given For faith to kiss, and know; That greetings glorious from high heaven, Whence joys supernal flow, Come from that Love, divinely near, Which chastens pride and earth-born fear,

Through God, who gave that word of might Which swelled creation’s lay: “Let there be light, and there was light.” What chased the clouds away? ’Twas Love whose finger traced aloud A bow of promise on the cloud.

Thou to whose power our hope we give, Free us from human strife. Fed by Thy love divine we live, For Love alone is Life; And life most sweet, as heart to heart Speaks kindly when we meet and part.”


*A.I. (Angel-Inspired) Love Songs* help turn ugly grit into beautiful pearls with layer upon layer of love!
How about this for such unconditional Love: “And we know that ALL things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) Included in these “ALL things” are seemingly ugly things. “Grace makes beauty out of ugly things” according to a song by U2 called “Grace.” To connect this line back to Paul’s assurance to the Romans, this all-beautifying quality of grace springs naturally from “them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Rom. 8:28) When you feel anew that your calling and purpose is “to impart truth, health and happiness,” you’ve found the beauty of true Love in all the right places, and your life will sing with the angelic joy of knowing and sharing your “reason for existing.” My. 165

*A.I. (Angel-Inspired) Love* will fill every seeming vacuum with neighborly and divine Love!
What fun to see that our inherited mindset to “love thy neighbor as thyself” (Leviticus 19:18) is one of divine Love’s directives from the OLD testament, given to us by the same authors who wrote Genesis 1. Jesus expanded on this heritage; so did Mary Baker Eddy; and, so must we. Next time a lack of love surfaces and you hear or feel that this or that “really sucks,” remember that “this seeming vacuum is already filled with divine Love.” (S&H 266:9, underline added)

*A.I. (Angel-Inspired) Love* will make you feel at home and worry-free in your mansion of Love! Here’s a little different take on the familiar passage from I John 4:16 “We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God. When we take up personal residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day – our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s.” (from The Message, The New Testament in Contemporary Language by Eugene H. Peterson)

*A.I. (Angel-Inspired) Love* uplifts and rewards humble foot-washing and service!
No test can prove our discipleship or show our gratitude more than our humbly seeking out ways to selflessly serve in daily good deeds. By washing his disciples’ feet and bidding us to do the same, Jesus set both an easy and hard standard for us to live up to daily. His meekness turned the world’s measure of success upside down. The Way-shower showed that we are not here to be served and to be loved, but to serve and to love! Not here to get happiness, but to give it!! Only by obeying this new commandment to “love one another; as I have loved you” can we truly be known as Christians. Then, instead of coming into a room with the arrogant attitude of “Well, here I am,” we’ll come in radiating the Christ love of “Ah, there you are!”

*A.I. (Angel-Inspired) Love* brings forgiveness, healing – “a sweet and certain sense that God is Love”! (S&H 569:13)
God’s coordinate gifts of the graces of forgiveness and healing have been irrevocably granted to you! Forgiveness and perfect soundness were graciously given to the man whose friends loved him enough, and trusted the certainty of the Christ-cure enough, to carry him and his couch up to a rooftop and tear it open so they could lower him down for Jesus to cure. (Mark 2:1-12) Try to picture this scene and the love and effort that it took! [It’s wonderfully portrayed in this video clip from the scene from Season 1, Episode 6 of “The Chosen” at https://youtu.be/dlBOmQ1PaMY?si=CK0yo41Pjq4B-5wo We pray that we each have and be a friend like that!]  Let us rejoice in and duplicate the love, effort and faith it represents! You too are sure to rejoice “in the proof of healing, — in a sweet and certain sense that God is Love.” S&H 569:13

*A.I. (Angel-Inspired) Love* renews our joys in the “bond of perfectness”! (Col. 3:14)
Far from being “same old, same old,” the love of Christ and the daily service it demands bring newness and fresh joy to all. “If any man be in Christ, . . . behold, ALL things are become new.” (II Cor. 5:17)  God’s Love is “the real deal” and will make us want to sing with Freddie this Love song from “My Fair Lady”: “I have often walked down this street before, but the pavement’s always stayed beneath my feet before. All at once am I seven stories high, knowing I’m on the street where you live.” The street where divine Love lives may not always be “Easy Street,” and is certainly not Bourbon Street, where Mardi Gras revelers seek all-too-“easy”, temporary highs by setting their affections on things of the earth. With no crash landings, lasting highs (“seven stories high” – or 7 synonyms high) come only when you “set your affections on things above.” (Col. 3:2) May you rejoice in the pure pleasure of “that happy day, when man shall recognize the Science of Christ and love his neighbor as himself” (S&H 55:17) and feel the peace, newness and joy of “that overpowering feeling that any second you (your true Love) may suddenly appear!” (from “On the Street Where You Live” in “My Fair Lady”) The true you, who has taken up residence in God’s reflected Love, is radiantly happy, joyously receptive and received, and dearly loved!

Revised from past Happy Valentine’s Day messages (and re-sung) with ever-more Love for YOU ,
Warren Huff
CedarS Executive Director Emeritus, Met Founder and Editor


PS#1—You know that “If God had a refrigerator, your picture would surely be on it!”

PS#2— If you feel inspired to experience the heavenly “Love divine” at CedarS yourself, click here explore working at camp for pay or toward tuition credit for a camper of your choice — here to download brochure program info — here to enroll in our Adult & Family Week or Memorial Weekend (that’s filling fast) — here to enroll in our early October, inspiring Bible weekend with Dr. Barry Huff.

PS#3—If you can’t make it to CedarS yourself, but want to help forever change the life of a dear Christian Science Sunday School student, you can make it possible for them to experience God’s love lived first-hand at CedarS by clicking here to give to CedarS campership or other fund in whatever way and amount fits best—one-time or better yet monthly! We need well over $50,000 still to make it possible for hundreds of worthy campers to hear that you and your loving donations (and airline miles even) can help get them to CedarS this summer. We will share the results of your giving in fruitage letters like these.

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