Jan 13 2012

Don't "Fake it till you Make it"

Could be there was a time in your life that you feel like you didn’t fit in.  At school…at your office…maybe it was at church.

Unfortunately too often a church feels like that.   Like a “museum for the good people, when it should be a hospital for the broken”. 

There’s one of those YouTube videos going around today…about that issue.  K-LOVE’s Scott and Kelli talked about it the other day, I watched it last night and was in tears.

It’s a guy performing a modern poem talking about how Jesus is greater than the religion.  Warning you it will challenge you.  But, I like a good challenge.

I’ve been there.  I’ve pretended to have everything together…I remember walking into the doors of my church after my former husband had left the family…and pretending like he was just on another business trip. 

Because the last place that you should not have it all together is a church…right…no.  Eventually I had the guts to not “fake it” and be honest, and be broken, and get help. 

Another line in this poem/video/performance is,

When I was God’s enemy and certainly not a fan. He looked down and said I want, that, man."

You can’t clean yourself up enough, covering up how you or your family might not be the picture of perfection doesn’t help anyone.  Be honest.  Be broken.  So you get put back together.

If you feel like that, watch this guy’s video, and let me know what you think.

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Jan 13 2012

Beautiful and Bald

To have someone that will fight for you…such a gift.  You might have had someone like that in your life.

Saw this story about a 12 year old little girl whose mother is fighting for her. 

She’s not taking no for answer, and she’s starting a grass roots effort on Facebook to give her daughter a toy that she can relate too. 

She wants Mattel to make a Bald Barbie

He daughter, Kim, has lost her hair this year in her battle with leukemia.  She’s 12 years old, and she wants a Barbie that looks like her. 

Kim’s mom Rebecca sent the idea to Mattel…but they said they’ve received letters saying they don’t accept ideas from outside sources. 

The idea was to use the doll to raise money for children’s cancer research. 

Barbie has been an astronaut, an architect, a NASCAR driver, why not a Bald Barbie

So far the Facebook page called “Beautiful and Bald Barbie” has 42,000 likes

Love this Mama Bear…fighting for her daughter.  Tell me who has fought for you...

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