EVERYTHING YOU WEAR SAYS SOMETHINGā€¦

Everything you wear says something about who you are and what is in your heart. While most women would not verbalize this, or even think about it, they want people to look at them. They want others, particularly men, to think they are beautiful. Today, people spend countless hours at the gym and tons of money to make their bodies look a certain way. Most of the time people say that diet and exercise are for their health, but if their hearts were exposed, it is really about 10% for their health and 90% so they can look good (true of both men and women). They have been told since the time of childhood that princesses are beautiful and wicked stepsisters are ugly. From almost the moment of birth, little girls are taught that so much of their value is found in their looks.

Beauty= good
Ugly = bad

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COMPARING OURSELVES AMONG OURSELVES

There can only be two outcomes if we compare ourselves with another human being: Either we areĀ proud that we areĀ better than he is, or we areĀ embarrassed and ashamed and tempted to be envious of him.

Love envies not (1 Cor. 13:4).
Love is happy for another personā€™s gain (Jonathan with David).
Hate is envious of anotherā€™s gain (Saul with David).

GOD TELLS US TO EXAMINE OURSELVES TO SEE HOW WE MEASURE UP TO THE ā€œRULEā€ OF CHRISTā€™S HEART.

WHAT SHOULD EVERY CHRISTIANā€™S MEASURING STICK BE?

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Learning for a Lifetime by Guest Writer–Sandi Fleming

Recently, Beth asked me to write about lessons I have learned from my mother. Thinking about my remarkable mother, who raised six children and has 19 grandchildren, I agreed. Old habits persist, so I called my mother and asked for permission to share what Iā€™ve learned from her. There was a long silence on her end of the phone. When she responded, her answer encapsulated one of the most valuable lessons she taught me: ā€œI should write about what Iā€™ve learned from you, Sandi. I have learned so much from all my kids.ā€

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