Perhaps I'm too introspective, but as I celebrated the 4th of July this year, I began to ask myself, "What is true freedom?" When I think about our culture, freedom seems to mean the ability to live unfettered, unattached and unencumbered. The word freedom seems to currently carry the connotation that we can live how we want with no strings attached, and anything less is oppressive. What comes to mind when you hear the word, Freedom?
When we label people by their sin, we take away their humanity. But every person who exists, or has ever existed, is God's creation made in His image. Objectification is evil and offensive because we turn someone God has created into an object for our own amusement, frustration, or pleasure. If we were to truly examine our hearts, I believe we would see that we are all objectifiers like the Pharisee above. Why do we do it?
I wonder how many American women feel unjustified to wear the suit they love because they are out-of-shape, white as snow, or simply don't look as good as that girl in that picture. The Struggle is Real. Why? I think because we've grown up in a culture which has taught us to do this. But, I can't completely blame culture because I've chosen to think this way; to believe I am how I look instead of believing I am who I am inside…let’s talk about objectification.
Today, I want to introduce you to my friend, Jess Brock. I've known Jess has been a part of our Clayton King Ministries family for over 10 years. She is currently a stay at home mom of two, married to the love of her life, enjoys yoga, traveling, and gathering people around her table. If you're in the toddler stage of life, you know that mom life can feel slightly stifling. If you're wondering about your future, this blog is perfect for you.
Today's blog is brought to you my favorite sister, Elisabeth Harper. She is is the wonderfully wise and witty host of Today’s Tips on my Overcoming Monday Podcast. Today she is sharing her fav tips from my book ILYM on how to Love Jesus more with your future. Listen to more of her advice on the podcast!
Holly is a sweet friend from Greenwood SC. She serves as the assistant to the Campus Pastor and heads up women’s groups for the NewSpring Church satellite camps. In this week’s blog, Holly shares how she overcame legalism and learned how to love Jesus more than striving to be perfect.
Today's blog is brought to you my favorite sister, Elisabeth Harper. She is is the wonderfully wise and witty host of Today’s Tips on my Overcoming Monday Podcast. Today she is sharing her fav tips (from my book ILYM) on how to love your Community well. I'd love to hear ideas on how you've discovered ways to love your community well!
Mollie is one of my favorite people. She has served me taking care of my kids every summer since they were in Elementary School and as a result we’ve become best friends. She is a Special Education Teacher who loves sports, trivia night, tavelling, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is the best and I can’t wait for you to hear from her.
This blog is composed of responses from Megan Hibbard in an interview about the the chapter I Love You More in My Community from Sharie's Book I Love You More. This interview will be available soon in video format along with the Study Guide for I Love You More.
Exciting things are happening and I just wanted to take some time to keep you updated!
One of the biggest problems I’ve noticed with comparison is that I can feel like I’m constantly laying it down, putting it behind me, only to catch myself a few minutes later digging it back up, returning to old mindsets. The good news, of course, is that God isn’t doing the same. I love the picture of Him in this verse:
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. (Ps. 103:12 NLT)
As I sit, thinking about writing this blog to you, dear mom, I admit I am a little intimidated. I want to write a blog to you, but this world is made up of so many different kinds of women with so many different personalities and life stages. Some of you are married, some of you are single moms doing it alone and some of you have the help of a parent. By the time I consider your individual temperament, add in a husband's (or helper's) nature, and each of your children's disposition along with each of your life stages and economic situations...I might give up on it altogether! So, from the very beginning, I want to confess that I don't know everything about you or your situation, but I still have a desire to help you find your "strong" as a mom. I don't know if I can, but I hope you will give me permission to try.
It’s 5 o’clock on Thursday, you just got home and your hit with the question, “what’s for supper?!” Wether it’s you asking yourself or someone else wanting to know, we’ve all been there. Well I’m here to help! I wanted to share a few tried and tested recipes that are tasty, can be made in 30 minutes or less and are healthy to boot!
Do you feel guilty because you know you should be faithfully training and instructing your children in righteousness but you’re not sure how? Are you spinning your wheels with ineffective parenting methods such as bribing, counting to three, and threatening punishment in an attempt to get your children to mind? Are you frustrated because it seems no matter what you do, you just can’t reach the hearts of your children?
Sometimes we want to treat ourselves but we end up short on time and short on funds. What to do, what to do? I present to you, the Kitchen Sink Facial! This is a way to treat yourself and your skin with items you have in your pantry.
If any of you have met my husband, you know he is a strong man. He is strong in his build, in his voice, and in his confidence. He is extremely extroverted, and so engaging that he makes fast friends. But underneath his confident exterior, there are weaknesses the everyday person doesn't see. His deep love for others and willingness to help them pursue their dreams often blinds him to their disingenuous motives. He is sometimes loyal to a fault. His deep love for me makes him defensive and angry when someone takes advantage of me. His deep love for our children sometimes spoils them (which they don't mind).