Sticks and stones may break my bones

but words will never hurt me…hmmmmmm.  Nothing, in my mind, could be farther from the truth.  Words hurt…words cause people to hurt themselves physically.  Words are nothing, but words…sometimes I think it would hurt less if someone just punched me.  Honestly, we let people’s words, especially negative words, define who we are.  But who are we in our Father’s eyes??  Psalm 139:14-16 says I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,  16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  We are God’s masterpieces, we may not physically see how beautiful we are, but to God, we ARE beautiful!!  Don’t let people’s words hurt you anymore, God loves you so much and He has great plans for your life and He thinks YOU are BEAUTIFUL…doesn’t really matter what anybody else thinks.

Trying to heal the wounds of my past

Why can’t I get over the things that God has already forgiven me for?  I really don’t know, if I knew…I’d be over them already.

Wow!  I started writing this in February and my goodness how things have changed.  I have definitely changed my thinking…I am no longer that person…I am a new creation…that means I get to start all over!!  Thank You Jesus!!

This Christmas

I am seriously missing my family and friends this Christmas.  Especially my dad.  I can’t explain it and as happy as this time of year should be, I feel a little sad.  I wish it was Christmas Day already so I can see my girls’ excited faces and cheer me up some.  I’m hiding the fact that I am sad, but maybe not so well.

random thought

People are offended by a child dressing up as Jesus for Halloween, yet a young girl or woman can wear the shortest shorts and an itty bitty shirt, but does anybody make a big deal about it?  No, in fact the girl most likely wouldn’t even be sent home from school for dressing like that, but the little boy dressed as Jesus did because he offended people.  It seems that anybody can wear anything else, but please don’t dress like Jesus and offend some people that way.  Please wear next to nothing out in public and offend some, but cause others to look so hard that you cause a car accident.  That makes sense right?

So the next time I see a young woman dressed in a short skirt and a tiny shirt can I go up to her and say “Excuse me miss, but that outfit offends me, can you go home and change please?”  I could, but she would probably tell me that she has the right to dress any way she pleases.  And why do young girls feel like they have to dress so provocatively just to get a little attention??  Wake up parents!!  If you do not give your daughters the attention they want and need they will find another way to get it from where ever they can.  Build up their self esteem so that when some boy comes along and tells them they’re beautiful they won’t be so shocked.  Tell them you love them so that when that same boy that told them they’re beautiful tells them that he loves them, they don’t feel like they owe that boy something in return.