Every month like clockwork (give or take a day or two) we get the consequential reminder that, thanks to our mother Eve, we carry the curse of pain in child-birth. But are the crippling cramps and embarrassing blood soaked stains all that there is to It? Is that what periods are really all about?
I’ve heard so many speakers designed to hype me up about who I am and how that should draw me close to God as a result. You’re a princess, they’ll say. You’re a queen; God made you perfect; He made you beautiful, and so on. That’s all well and good until suddenly…I’m faced with my own sin and struggles. Sure, God did make me beautiful. He did make me perfect…but then I was born into sin, and I let “ugly” things in (Psalm 51:5). So a clichéd phrase about my being flawless does not help me when I look in the mirror, or when I’ve disappointed a friend who comes to me with hurt feelings from an unhealthy moment I didn’t speak from a place of love.
All the headlines say it was an empowering female-led halftime show, but there is more to the story. Yes. Women were the ones filling the stage. Yes. The Latina vocals were heard booming over the field. But women didn’t lead. We followed.
Social media was first intended to be a way in which communication with friends, business promotion, and the sharing of ideas could be easy, accessible, and helpful. While this may still be somewhat true, with the introduction of Instagram and other image-focused platforms, we can see a shifting of the purpose of social media. We are no longer mostly interested in connecting with others, but we are literally creating an image of ourselves to be consumed by others.
Hi, I’m Amber. I’m a wife, momma, teacher, and the Co-Director for this super great ministry called Across My Heart. A few other fun facts about me...
I was a 4th grader when I went home from school that day. But those feelings are still current in my 23-year-old self. I still become excited and hopeful when I get new clothes. I still long for other people to notice me, accept me, admire me. I sometimes feel lonely when I don't have attention from a loved one or even on social media. When the pressures of life surrounds me, and my feelings overtake me, it’s easy to fade away into a negative attitude and want to “go home sick”. 4th grader or young adult, those feelings are real.
Hi! Before Friday gets away from me, I wanted to share a quick #fridayintroductions since it's finally my turn to introduce myself! I hope you've enjoyed getting to know the team here at Across My Heart! Introducing our director I'm Ashley Giovannucci (thanks to my husband for the awesome Italian last name 😘). Fun fact: Everyone thought … Continue reading Getting to Know AMH: Meet Ashley
Every Friday on social media we introduce a different member of the Across My Heart Team with photos and short video interviews! It’s our way of getting to know each other a little bit better. This week it's Laura turn!!
Happy Friday! It's time for another #fridayintroduction with one of out team members! This time we are spotlighting Alyssa! We had soooo much fun filming the Worship Song or Love Song Game below! Be sure to watch it and guess along.
What is the best part about #fridayintroductions? The fact that it’s FRIDAY!!! And we love the excuse to introduce you to another one of our team members. This time it's Mandi Mauer's turn! We hope you all have a fun and relaxing weekend in front of you! Here's what Mandi had to say To introduce … Continue reading Getting to Know You | Meet Mandi