Ever felt like your life was really messed up? Maybe you made a mistake and you're feeling like nothing will ever be right again? Well, guess what. You're not the only one who's ever messed up. And there is hope for you and all of us!
Lately I’ve been reading the life of David in my Bible study time, and you know what I realized? He was really messed up. Now, don’t get me wrong, I mean, David was a great guy. He kept the enemies of Israel at bay; even though Saul was trying to kill him, David told Saul he would not kill God’s king.
David was even called a man after God’s own heart. Do you realize all the bad stuff He did?
This fall, I have officially raised three daughters into adulthood. Scary, I know. One thing that means is I have thrown a lot of princess parties in twenty-three years. A LOT. We have the pink, glitter, magic wand thing down I tell you.
But there's a princess we introduced our girls to at around nine and eleven that was rather unusual. Not the typical Disney strain. And over the years since then, our girls have learned a lot from Princess Eowyn about standing your ground and learning to fight—like a girl.
I love sparkly things. Whether it’s Dorothy’s shoes from The Wizard of Oz or Tinkerbelle’s wand in Peter Pan, my eyes are drawn to things that glitter and shine.
Have you ever known a person who sparkles? Oh, I’m not talking about her clothes or lip gloss. Some people just seem to have an inner light that shines. Their smiles light up a room, and when you talk to them, you feel warm and happy, as if that person really likes you and thinks you’re special. Those are the ones I call, "sparkly people."