It’s your life. It’s your choice. But this emphasis on individuality comes at a cost. We’ve become lonely and isolated, so consumed with self that we become a stranger to the other. Is this really the gospel way of life?
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.
To surrender our lives to God, His ways must be written on top of, over, above, across our hearts. His ways are higher. His ways are better.
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 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
It's not up to someone else to decide if we're beautiful. This group of ladies discuss what makes them feel beautiful. And it's not what you'd think.
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. Anyone who has been to an Across My Heart retreat, probably remember's … Continue reading Epic zits of giant proportions
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?
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.
It's fun to take pictures with your friends. Candid shots of laughter can capture a memory. Goofy photos on the webcam never seem to get old. But what I've noticed a lot of girls doing lately are photoshoots.... a full session of photography with a few friends with different poses and different backgrounds often revolving around … Continue reading Photo Shoots… Good Clean Fun?