While living in Texas Beth Moore plagued me AGAIN. She wrote the book So Long Insecurity and it took women by storm! Women constantly, well, WE compare ourselves. It’s what we do. We either read the blog and say, “I can NEVER look like that” or we say “if I just try to eat better and add some cardio I CAN look like that.” It’s what we do. And truthfully it goes to the latter more often than the former. This is why I changed the page “health blogs” to “healthy inspiration.” OK; back to Texas. I mentioned to a friend that I was interested in the whole So Long Insecurity and pretty soon a ticket was in the mail. I was so conflicted. I wanted to go….but I didn’t. AND, I don’t DO large groups of women. I don’t. There is a lot of hair, makeup, and perfume. A lot of back stabbing, men and husband hating all in the name of…something. Anyway, they aren’t ALL like that, but to me a “harmless” joke about all husbands being jerks and somehow I feel offended that you are insulting my husband. He’s a great guy. He’s not perfect and boy am I glad! Also, my clothing and hair style – and well everything – is unique. I RARELY fit right in. I’m not warm and fuzzy; I laugh and have fun; oh and I speak my mind. So when everybody is CRYING, I’m sitting to the side wondering what the problem is. Normally there is another woman like me and we become co-conspirators and have loads of fun, in our own way. But still, with the crying and the hair, I’d rather not risk it. So, I threw the ticket in the trash. I was confident in my decision. Beth Moore need not plague me!
AND we moved to Denver. It’s cold and wonderful here. With the new year came thoughts of new Bible Studies and what I wanted to accomplish with Christ this year. (Please note this is about what I want…) and then someone leaves a comment on this here blog. So I hop on over to her blog and get this….SHE DID A POST ON BETH MOORE!!! I felt slightly defeated; what is this cultish following to a woman so deeply entrenched in Evangelical Christianity? And I left a comment saying that I too need to memorize more scripture because well, I haven’t. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of…well it’s somewhere in this here Bible… Apologetics? Hmmmmmm, it’s somewhere here. And so I went to Beth Moore’s blog and over 8,000 women have made the commitment to memorize 2 scripture verses a a month, for all of 2011.
And if you scroll through, I’m in there.
So, I’m taking the plunge. Normally I don’t talk about my faith on the blog because honestly, that’s not why I blog. I blog to encourage, inspire, and share stories and pictures so that friends and family far away can “keep up” with us. This year I encourage you to be the very best you can be.
I believe that EVERYONE has value. But I love to workout and it’s HEALTHY. And though I no longer expect my friends to begin running or workout an hour a day like me, I DO encourage them to be healthy. AND of course I encourage them to run because when you like something SO MUCH you can’t help sharing… Especially with those closest to you. When I look at the past, I am encouraged about where I am today. Q is working on a post, so tune in Monday!