You Aren’t Good at Everything, and That’s Okay

Our culture gives us this unfortunate idea that we have to perfect ourselves. To truly be successful you need to eliminate all of your weaknesses. You need to hold your own. You need to keep it together. You need to be a completely well rounded person. But how boring, really.

Make-up or no make-up? That’s not the question.

Alright, ladies, admit it. We’ve all had those days. The ones where we wake up in the morning, feeling pretty good about ourselves, and then, we look in the mirror. And we see it, the red, ominous dot on the center of our face, the zit. Well my wedding day was one of those days. … Continue reading Make-up or no make-up? That’s not the question.

Sticks and Stones

"Sticks and stones may break your bones.... but words will hurt too." You're fat. I don't like you. You're ugly. Your'e dumb. It's amazing how hurtful words can be when we put our confidence in what people think. [Insert the big BUT (with one "t") here] BUT You are more than your weight. BUT You … Continue reading Sticks and Stones

Does It Have to Be Itsy Bitsy?

The itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini.... we all know the lyrics. But do we know what these lyrics actually meant for bathing suits lining the seashore? With the turn of the fashion world and the women's rights movement, the bikini became a tool used for female empowerment. But, fashion designer Jessica Rey reveals the … Continue reading Does It Have to Be Itsy Bitsy?

Your Life Can Be a Glimpse of His Glory

A famous quote by Saint Irenaeus reads, “The glory of God is man fully alive.” Not surprisingly... the quote rubbed me the wrong way when I first read it.  I tend to think of humanity in fallen terms, not glorious ones. The Bible tells us that we are sinful, fallen, in need of redemption. There is no one righteous on their own. Not even one. But, is that the end of the story for humanity? Was that God’s original design? NO. God’s design was good. He says so in Genesis 1. We were originally created to glorify Him, to reflect Him unto Himself.