Thursday thoughts

July 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm 1 comment

From Carolyn McCulley, When You Don’t Have a Better Half:

“I realized that Scripture’s emphasis was on being made a woman in the image of God. My marital status informed how that would be applied, but I was to be more preoccupied with my femininity than my singleness. The lingering whiffs of feminism’s androgyny were thereby extinguished. I was not a female form outlined in dotted lines, waiting for one man to fill me in and therefore complete my femininity. I was feminine because that’s how my God made me, and there was something of his image that I was to reflect as a woman—even a single woman. […] This is what we will explore in the rest of this article: how single women can cultivate femininity in non-romantic relationships, while encouraging the men around us in their application of masculinity.”

From Gracy Howard (and a guest writer) on Forte For Freedom:

“We can recover a witness of Christian courage in a world of injustice. We can rediscover our Maker’s passions for the world and for justice–passions that may have grown unfamiliar to us. We can come to know the compassion of Jesus like never before as we go with him to look into the eyes of those who are in need of rescue. Moreover, we can be restored to the conviction that God is prepared to use us to ‘seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow’ (Isaiah 1:17 NRSV).” (from The Good News About Injustice, by Gary Haugen, president of IJM

Gary Haugen’s book is a call to the Christian–and the entire body of Christ–to understand that the God they worship is a God of justice. In fact, He is a God “whose core hatred of injustice” is “rivaled only by his hatred of idolatry.” As God’s people and as his stewards, we are called to exercise justice in this world. We are called to defend, protect, rescue, speak up, and judge fairly.
In John Stott’s forward to Haugen’s book, Stott says that “what this book obliges us to do is to ask ourselves some basic and uncomfortable questions that living in a comfortable culture may have never allowed us to ask before.” I found these questions striking, convicting, and right on target. I’d like to share these with you, and hope you find them as challenging and inspiring as I do.” (Read the whole article)

Aren’t these adorable?  Click here to learn how to make them!

And a last tip for college girls: don’t wear your ID around your neck.  #1 way to announce, “I’m a freshman!”  (Seriously).  A better alternative is to get some kind of ID case (Vera Bradley makes some fun and relatively inexpensive ones).  It will hold your phone, too!

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  • 1. Claire @ Completely Claire  |  July 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Found ya through the blog hop~ Great tips for college girls! I’m excited to follow! :0)

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