The Super Bowl, Mean Boys and Memory Monday.

First of all…the Super Bowl and Mean Boys connection. I admit I was definitely wanting the Cards to win. Kurt Warner…so wanted him to have this win. But I don’t have anything against the Steelers. Or at least I didn’t until this game. Mean Boys. I really thought there was some blatant unsportsmanship-like-conduct demonstrated by the Mean Steelers. I was more saddened by it than anything else.

I’ve totally been focused on all of the “meanness” around me since beginning the study of Esther. My own meanness, especially. Sigh. I’m sure I’ll be spilling-my-guts blogging all about it. Eventually.

The commercials…some were oh-so-funny. But the goda*dy commercials? Come. On. Again, I was quite saddened by watching them. Especially as I looked around my living room and saw all of the young men sitting there watching the game. Most around the age of 13. And the same aged young women who can’t help but feel they are supposed to look and act like that. There needs to be some serious change in values in this country. There needs to be some serious, Christian role models for our young women. I’m not talking young women who are perfect/were perfect. But young women who are real. Will tell our girls exactly what they went through, good and bad. Having had a daughter who struggled with eating issues and who still looks in the mirror and thinks she is fat…well, I have to be honest and tell you that I no longer know what to say to her. The last time she did that, I just started to cry. Literally, tears. I don’t know how to convince her she is not fat. She is stunning. And even if she was carrying the extra pounds her mind has been tricked into believing she is, she would still be stunning. She’s is compassionate. Funny. Loving. Outgoing and personable. And she loves Jesus! None of that seems to matter. To her or to her friends.

On to Memory Monday.

And because I’ve been struggling with my own thought-life for the last few months, I felt that God was really leading me to memorize this scripture:

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

Maybe this is one our daughters should memorize, too.

Love you guys bunches.

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  1. Love that verse. Take ’em kicking and screaming and drop them at the feet of Jesus!And didn’t watch the SB–and from all the commercial buzz, I think I’m glad.Love you,Joanne

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  2. I bet your daughter has that roll model she needs- in you!

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  3. You are so right. This country’s values are moving to far left it is scary. I was offended by those commercials as well. I think all we can do is make sure our children know about God and to set the best example that we can. Thanks for the verse, it sounds like a good one for me to work on as well.Jean

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  4. That was a great post. Thank you for saying it.I have 3 teens. My oldest is a boy…a senior in high school..my girls are 14 & 15. We all watched the Super Bowl and it just sickens me that society wants to make that “normal”.Very sad.It causes us to work overtime counteracting that message.

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  5. That was a great post. Thank you for saying it.I have 3 teens. My oldest is a boy…a senior in high school..my girls are 14 & 15. We all watched the Super Bowl and it just sickens me that society wants to make that “normal”.Very sad.It causes us to work overtime counteracting that message.

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  6. Superbowl commercials were ridiculous and completely got on my nerves too.I think your daughter is beyond lucky to have you as a role model in her life.Love you girl!Fran

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