Mar 02 2013

Don't Say Beautiful

The thing about girls, it seems like growing up you never feel good enough or beautiful enough. You're always comparing yourself to others.

I read an interesting blog on how one Dad is approaching this issue, and I think it’s genius.  If you have daughters, you might really be interested in how he’s raising his girls.

"I want more for my girls.  So, I ask you to please stop telling my daughters they are beautiful. Ask them what book they’re reading, what their favorite sport is, or what they want to be when they grow up. Teach them that they’re interesting, that you value them far above what they look like, and build their self esteem apart from their appearance."

I don’t know about you, but I wish that is what I learned growing up. I still need that lesson.  Maybe if I try to teach it to my daughters, it will sink in for me as well.

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Mar 01 2013

5,289

5,289. Maybe that's the right number.  

I don't actually know, but God does. If you feel forgotten, or maybe someone has let you down - or maybe you let yourself down this week, here's some encouragement for you.

I want you to know those things said about you, done to you, or that you did to yourself do not change the way God sees you.

That's how much he cares.  The Bible says his thoughts towards you are countless as the sand on the seashore, and even the very hairs on your head are numbered.

Maybe it seems weird, but today that was a very comforting thought. That He knows me, how I feel, that I have 5,289 hairs on my head...

“What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows." Luke 12:6-8

 

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