Can’t wait to share about this great new Bible for girls. Book review coming soon!
What does it mean to be a godly woman in an ungodly world? Bombarded expectations set by TV, social media and peers, it’s more confusing than ever for girls to develop a sense of what it means to be a beautiful, relevant, successful woman. Throw in biblical principles, and the list of what a woman “should be” continues to grow for Christian girls. Many strive for perfection and to “be good,” achieving either a sense of failure and defeat or pride and self-righteousness.
The purpose of Vessels is to help girls find their identity, self-worth and purpose according to God. NOT by their number of Facebook friends, their excellence in academics or the approval of peers or even Bible study leaders. Becoming a godly girl isn’t about obeying all the rules and being the “good girl.” It’s accepting God’s love and His grace so that we can be filled by him—and made whole. Only then, can we radiate true beauty and pour out lives of signifcance and purpose.
Growing up I thought the ladies in the Bible had it “easier than we do. Wrong! They lived in a fallen, sinful world, just like we do today. They struggled just as much—to choose God in hard circumstances, to reach above society’s expectations, to be a good friend and mother, to feel beautiful, loved and signifcant. Through the stories of Deborah, Martha, Zipporah, Ruth and others, girls will learn how they can be poured out for great and powerful purposes when they allow God (instead of the world) to fill them up.
“Vessels” is taken from 2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.”
Vessels teaches girls these four main principles:
- God loves you.
- God made you a unique vessel.
- God has a purpose for you.
- God will fill you to live out that purpose.
Through this blog, you’ll find lots of fun stuff: crafts, hairstyles, fashion, printables, music, books, inspirational scriptures and devotionals, giveaways and more. But my prayer that in all the fun, you’ll find God. Without him, our vessels (our lives) are empty or worse—they are filled by the yuck of sin and the strivings of our own self worth and selfish ambitions.
If I could describe summer using one fruit, it would be watermelon. Watermelon is–by far–my very favorite summer fruit. Eating chilled, juicy chunks on the back patio after a barbecue supper is my perfect ending to a summer day. This recipe is a new take on serving up watermelon.
P.S. To learn how to properly cut a watermelon check out this tutorial.
- Watermelon, chilled, cut into large chunks
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- (So basically a 1:1 ratio of honey and lime, you can make more or less)
- Handful of fresh mint, chopped
- Mix honey and lime together in a small cup or bowl. Arrange your watermelon on a tray or bowl. Sprinkle mint on top. Drizzle on top of the watermelon. Whoa-la.
- To make it extra pretty, I sometimes add edible flower petals--blue bachelor buttons.