Bono’s Gift

Identification.  Thoughts that intertwine our minds with those individuals we feel understand us.  At times, Bono speaks to me.  Not audibly, although I align myself with his stance on irradiating global poverty.  When I reflect on his words, they usually meet me at a place of acknowledgement and validation.  Once Bono made the comment in an interview, that he could write a song at any given moment on any given day.  Definition:  Gift discovery.   That flicker of realization as to  why we were individually, placed upon this planet.  Favorite pick for this topic : The Purpose Driven Life by Max Lucado.  Could I weave a tale in an instant?  Isn’t that what most of us can do?  What are my gifts?  Unsure.  I will say that for me, writing it’s a needed release and is one my chosen carriers, in which to support worthy causes. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 12:9, that each unique gift works together for the greater good. ..You miss too much these days if you stop to think.

One Girl Only

Taught “Girls Only” group Wednesday night.  One of girl made it out.  We had some fun girl chat and I had the opportunity to get to know her a bit better.  Topic of discussion: “Lies You Believe About Yourself”.  Insightful look at why teen girls, buy into Barbie-like standards that are set up for them, by our society.  Got a fresh new look at the book of Genesis.  The author brings out the fact that Eve was actually enticed by the sight of the apple and how girls are tempted to put value on our appearance, ahead of our inward beauty.  Performance driven approval was also covered.  Chatted about the relentlessly pressure put on teens by parents and society to achieve at the top of their class.  This is very commonplace amongst teenagers now, more than ever before.   The book suggests that the kids write a letter or talk with their parents about these struggles and that they take a close look at the truth:  Lie # 7:  Beautiful girls are worth more.  The Truth: What you believe about beauty is determined by where you look. (1 Peter 3:3-4) .  Lie # 8: I have to perform to be loved and accepted.  The Truth: Your value is not determined by what you do, but how God views you. ( Ephesians 1:4) and Your good works are to glorify God , not yourself. (1 Corinthians 10:31: James 2:12-18)  Good words to reflect on…