Ok you guys... Compassion International provided some of their bloggers with free movie tickets for Son of God,
and I am so, so, so excited. I can't tell you how much
I'm looking forward to this. Ask any of my friends. I'm pretty much
jumping off the walls. And hey, who wouldn't get excited over a free
movie? I haven't seen Passion of the Christ, so I'm not sure how it'll
rank next to that, but it is going to be amazing. Not excited? Watch
this video. Oh gracious. This gave me chills. Just watch it. And then go see the movie. February twenty-eighth.
You are absolutely beautiful, my darling, with no imperfection in you.
-Song of Songs 4:7
I'm ugly. I'm fat. I'm too short. I'm too tall. My hair is too brown and my eyes are too plain. I'm not pretty enough.
Ever heard those statements? Ever believed them? Those lies are believed by girls everywhere, every day. We apply these labels to ourselves, based on what we think we look like. We criticize, judge, and bring ourselves down based on our outward appearance. Some girls I know have taken this verse to try to remind themselves that God thinks they are beautiful. That God made them beautiful. While I do believe that God uses this verse to remind ladies of that, I think there is another purpose for this verse that we're missing.
You are absolutely beautiful. There is no imperfection in you. I was reading this verse one day and couldn't help but catch the word "in". There is no imperfection in you. I think that is key.
Okay, we've got some pretty important news around here, y'all. You know, super-big-crazy-exciting-important news. The kind of news that has me looking forward to June 19th-29th until those ten days actually come. News that has me giddy with excitement and also kinda nervous. News about which, for those of you who know me well, I've already talked your head off..
If you remember, one of my words for 2014 was redeemed. Already, God has been using it far more than I ever thought He would. I should know by now not to limit God. Anyways, I'll hear my word and think, "There's my word, showing up just when I need it." God's kinda cool like that. This past weekend, I went with my youth group to a conference in Birmingham, Alabama, hosted by Student Life. The whole theme of the conference was "Sight Unseen" and the underlying question that all the speakers asked and answered was "How do I see the unseen and live in light of eternity while enduring the difficulties that accompany living in a fallen world?" One speaker talked about how it began with understanding for ourselves God's story. Broken up into four parts it is Creation- God's perfection, the fall, and then get this...
If y'all like Casting Crowns and have iTunes Radio on your phone or computer, go listen to the "Casting Crowns- Thrive" First Play station. Now. I've always loved Casting Crowns and this is their best album by far. Each song tells a story. I will definitely be buying this album. It's amazing. "Follow Me" is one of my favorites from the album. Ok now get off this blog and go listen to it. I promise you will love it.