My Featured Blogger this week, the creator of My Way Home, is, in her own words, “a freelance writer, mom, and wife who’s all about being at home,” but who strives, “above all, to focus on using (her) life to prepare for (her) heavenly home.”
My take on her? (I know her name, but don’t know if she wants it made public; hint: it’s not Taylor Swift). She’s the real deal, a thoughtful, passionate Jesus-follower, who strives to walk the talk and to bring as many people as possible along with her on that journey heavenward.
So many people struggle with thinking that they are not good enough (smart enough, attractive enough—check the box that fits). And it’s no wonder, given the mixed messages sent by our culture.
On the one hand, we’re told that we’ve all arrived, that we’re all winners, and that no one is better than anyone else. We all deserve a trophy and a pat on the back. Yeah for us! All of us!
But on the other hand, we’re told that if we just buy a certain product or “click here,” we’ll at last have that one thing that will make us ageless, thin, or smart.
Apparently, we really aren’t all acceptable just as we are. Hmmm.
I recently learned that the self-esteem movement began not long after prayer and Bible reading were removed from public schools in America. Psychologists recognized that they had to fill the vacuum left by the…
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