Monday, January 17, 2011

Things I do not know how to do:
create a resume,
find a grown-up job,
move furniture by myself,
wait for the right time to worry about these things.

Things I do know how to do:
knit scarves,
Identify parts of speech,
bake cookies.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

You are beautiful

How many times have you been told this in your life? If you're being honest, probably not nearly enough.
I am fortunate to have the opportunity for an incredible minstry with women who are probably told this all the time. But, unfortunately, the people that are telling them this are not saying it out of the woman's best interest, and in all likelihood, it is being said with sexual undertones.
Beauty is something God-given. We were each made perfectly in His image, and were given the priviledge to be "the fairer sex." But beauty has been cheapened by over-sexualizing it. Not that we are not sexual beings, but sometimes, it's okay to be just "beautiful."
Tell someone they're beautiful today. Beautiful just the way they are, beautiful because God created them, beautiful because they are loved.
It's something everyone needs to hear.