White Feather: How To Bear Disgrace

A white feather has often been associated with disgrace, cowardice, or shame. The tradition of giving a white feather is questionable – especially when given unjustly. Yet, even when deserved, it’s hard to bear disgrace in life. To be misunderstood. To wonder what went wrong. To be judged. Justly accused. Or falsely accused.

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Raise a Normal Kid Today? 10 Helpful Points

Raise a normal, healthy kid? Is that still possible these days?

I imagine you started parenting like me:

  • You thought you knew a lot more than you did.
  • You found out you knew a lot less than was comfortable to admit.
  • You didn’t earn a degree from “parenting college.”

 

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All He Wants Is You!

Years ago when I was a teenager, I heard a song that touched my heart.  The words of the chorus went like this –

All He wants is you. No one else will do. Not just a part – He wants all of your heart. All He wants is all of you. All He wants is you!“   

And no one sang that song like Frank! Tears ran down his face as he poured out his heart and this song into the listening ears of the teens at summer camp.

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7 Points Confirming God Has Chosen YOU!

God has chosen you to be His precious child. His friend. His family heir. You are very special to God – not because of various unique aspects of who you are, but because God has decided it is so. This eliminates the “performance issues” most people seem to have. Too often when you figure out the unique aspects that make you “you,” it is tempting to think it is those things that make you special. God does not see you that way. He simply decided you are special to Him.

  • Nothing you did to attract His attention.
  • Nothing extra special you accomplished.
  • Nothing striking about your intelligence.
  • Nothing about your appearance or personality that put you above the crowd.
  • Nothing you get credit for.

 

This undeserved honor is the seed He planted in you when He created you to be “you.” God sees you with grace.

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