Trade in Fish Tales for Truth

“Natalie had a bat in her house,” said Jackson, who was sharing his day’s stories from preschool. His 6-year-old brother Landon groaned from the backseat of my Jeep. “Bats are disgusting!” Jack continued, “And do you know what Sam had in his house?” He paused for a...

Body Image

Today was just one of those days. You know the days where your hair has a mind of it’s own, a pimple has popped up right in the middle of your forehead, and you get another swimsuit catalog in the mail. Yep, there it was, just waiting in my mailbox at the end of a...

The Perfect Size

I listened as she told how she wished her daughter knew how her pear-shaped figure was “perfect.” Then in her next breath she made fun of girls with straight figures. I found myself biting my lip, not knowing what to say. As the conversation moved onto more...

Does This Make Me Look Fat?

I recently saw a Facebook post of a teen girl that read, “Ten Prettiest girls?” Very lovingly and big-sister-like, I commented on her wall, “Comparison is the thief of joy. Just sayin’.” And after my post, it hit me in my gut; I do that all the time. Does this make me...

Loving Your Frame

Several weeks ago the Lord and I were doing some business!  At 40 “something” years old, I was just crying out to Him because I felt so “stopped” by my insecurities over body image issues.  At 5’10” (this tall in 6th grade) with large feet and hands for a...