First of all…the Super Bowl and Mean Boys connection. I admit I was definitely wanting the Cards to win. Kurt Warner…so wanted him to have this win. But I don’t have anything against the Steelers. Or at least I didn’t until this game. Mean Boys. I really thought there was some blatant unsportsmanship-like-conduct demonstrated by the
Mean Steelers. I was more saddened by it than anything else.
I’ve totally been focused on all of the “meanness” around me since beginning the study of Esther. My own meanness, especially. Sigh. I’m sure I’ll be spilling-my-guts blogging all about it. Eventually.
The commercials…some were oh-so-funny. But the goda*dy commercials? Come. On. Again, I was quite saddened by watching them. Especially as I looked around my living room and saw all of the young men sitting there watching the game. Most around the age of 13. And the same aged young women who can’t help but feel they are supposed to look and act like that. There needs to be some serious change in values in this country. There needs to be some serious, Christian role models for our young women. I’m not talking young women who are perfect/were perfect. But young women who are real. Will tell our girls exactly what they went through, good and bad. Having had a daughter who struggled with eating issues and who still looks in the mirror and thinks she is fat…well, I have to be honest and tell you that I no longer know what to say to her. The last time she did that, I just started to cry. Literally, tears. I don’t know how to convince her she is not fat. She is stunning. And even if she was carrying the extra pounds her mind has been tricked into believing she is, she would still be stunning. She’s is compassionate. Funny. Loving. Outgoing and personable. And she loves Jesus! None of that seems to matter. To her or to her friends.
On to Memory Monday.
And because I’ve been struggling with my own thought-life for the last few months, I felt that God was really leading me to memorize this scripture:
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Maybe this is one our daughters should memorize, too.
Love you guys bunches.