Pride matters

My daughter had some interesting questions the other day about the notions of pride and self esteem.  She said she felt like she couldn’t be proud of work she’d accomplished because pride is a sin…and there was a part of her that didn’t want to be a Christian anymore if the cost of being a Christian is to constantly beat yourself up. Wow.  Talk about tough talks! I’d love to say that I kept my cool and laid out logic for her, but that wouldn’t be true.  Instead I felt frustrated and teary-eyed as I desperately tried to hang on … Continue reading Pride matters

You Are His Favorite

I’ve been noticing the extraordinary all week.  This faded rose called out to me to take its photo last night.  I like the beauty that remains despite the age of the flower.  As I get older myself (ahem), I’ve grown to appreciate the gentle, extraordinary beauty that is found in faded flowers, faded jeans, and faded hair. Speaking of the extraordinary, an extraordinary encounter at church this past Sunday has held me enthralled and utterly enchanted.  I feel as if I am falling in love with the Lord all over again! During worship, my daughter became emotional.  All the angst of … Continue reading You Are His Favorite