Enough Said.

Saturdays can be kind of slow around here, so I decided to spice things up a bit.

I started off wondering about Top 10’s.  What do you think the Top 10 Craziest Moments in Body Image were this last year?  Is it any wonder where our internal lies about our bodies come from?

So, let’s make this fun!  There are 2 ways to win and 4 will be winners.  Either:

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Four winners will receive a copy of Harriet Brown’s book, “Feed Me!”  She does have a new book out, so we may have another contest later – she’s a great author!  Stay tuned too, because if you win, I will need your contact information!  Good Luck!

Brokenness

Tuesday’s theme is supposed to be “Tell Yourself the Truth” or “Truth be Told.”  I find it disturbing that my head feels full of lies, like little wormy-maggots.  Not all the time, but in comparison to the truths that I have allowed to take root firmly in my mind and life… well, I have some pretty nasty parasitic lies still in there.

Brokenness:

unusable, trashed, or if sentimental enough, a broken treasure can become a decoration or be tucked quietly away as a keepsake.  but for all it longs to be, was meant to be: it is useless.  an object of pity, a lesson learned, never to be repeated.  to be honest, this is why i still fight brokenness in so many ways.  Crucify, Broken

Forgive me Father, I don’t even recognize the brokenness opportunities – I am so busy avoiding them.

The truth is:

God requires Brokenness.  “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.”  Ps. 51:17

God knows that Brokenness is good for me.  Only when my stubborn will is broken, and He is allowed to step in and rebuild me in the image of Christ and like the master potter, mold me according to His  pleasure –  then will I know true joy and peace and He will be glorified.  I love what John Piper says, “God is most glorified in me, when I am most satisfied in Him.”

How do you view brokenness?  Has God broken you in some way?  Then, do you struggle to muster all your energy to heal, or allow Him to remake you differently than you were before?  Do you still need to be broken?  How do you feel about things that you have broken?

The Big Plan

Everyone benefits from being organized, right?  I’m a neat-freak, but I never feel very confident about my organization skills.  To be honest, that’s one of my OCD traits – how to perfectly arrange, store, categorize and schedule everything.  I’m starting small, and for my readers’ benefit, I’m going to lay out a general schedule for this blog.  Now you know what you’re getting and when.

On Monday – Mixed Media Messages (lies we internalize from magazines,
commercials, images, internet, etc)

Tuesday – Tell the Truth Tuesday (As a Christian, I want to use this day to highlight a Biblical truth that will encourage you. Often I will be sharing what I am learning in my personal Bible study.

Wednesday – We Lie Too (I will ask you what lies you find slipping out.  How did these lies impact your relationships, emotions, etc.)

Thursday – Marriage Matters (Lies corrupt marriages.  Let’s talk about  miscommunication between spouse i.e. financial lies, fidelity, etc.)

Friday – Inherited Familial Lies (Lies that we learned from our parents or are in danger of passing onto our children such as gender roles, body image  issues, perfectionism, etc.)

I look forward to your comments and participation.  Stay tuned for book giveaways and other random surprises!  We can’t be serious all the time!