Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Onslaught

Being the mother of three teenage girls has both its amazing and wonderful moments and its challenges. One of the biggest challenges is helping my girls feel good about who they are and what they have to offer. Teenage girls are constantly measuring themselves by everything they see in magazines, tv, and movies. All those images make it hard to feel like you measure up.

I also have a class full of sweet little 5 and 6 year old girls who are so precious. When I think about the years ahead of them, it seems a little daunting to me! They are so confident right now and believe they can do anything! I want them to stay that strong through those rocky teenage years and know they have worth and value just as they are!

I saw this today and thought it was very thought provoking! I really like Dove and its campaign to give real women and real girls self confidence!
It's called Onslaught.



There is song by Steven Curtis Chapman that we have always loved called The Fingerprints of God. Wow! This song totally says just what I want to say to all the girls out there struggling with trying to be someone they're not.

I can see the tears filling Your eyes
And I know where they're coming from
They're coming from a heart that's broken in two
By what you don't see
The person in the mirror
Doesn't look like the magazine
Oh, but when I look at you it's clear to me that...

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

Never has there been and never again
Will there be another you
Fashioned by God's hand
And perfectly planned
To be just who you are
And what He's been creating
Since the first beat of your heart
Is a living breathing priceless work of art and...

Just look at you
You're a wonder in the making
Oh, and God's not through, no
In fact, He's just getting started



I love that!!!!

1 comment:

Megan L Hutchings said...

I absolutely LOVE the commerical! What a GREAT message!