"There's a spider in your hair."
"Yeah, now it's on your shoulder."
That was certainly a good use of my time. *sigh*
When I read this, I realized that what Brother Smith is saying is not "I wonder if we appreciate the daughters of God as much as He appreciates them" but rather "I wonder if we appreciate the daughters of God in the same way He appreciates them." So often in church meetings I hear men who speak of the sweet, gentle, fragile women of God. While some of us truly are that way, and those are wonderful qualities in every human being, I wonder if the problem of gender relations in the church doesn't lie in the fact that God appreciates the strength and courage of women. I think that what Brother Smith is getting at is that appreciating doesn't mean looking at and admiring, but holding a deep respect for. That's the way that hope God views me, and the way I hope men and women will as well.
|The silliest boy in the world|
|An obsession with eyes. |
These belong to my little brother.
|Mountain Climbing and Silhouettes|
|Quite possibly the definition of happiness|
|some days actually do feel this good|
|Temple Square at Christmas|
|Yeah, it really was that intense.|
|Something of which I am proud.|
|And thoroughly enjoyed making.|
|LOVE my Shadow.|
|Often, I gage people's awesomeness levels by their capacity to be silly.|
|I walk by this house weekly,|
and it always strikes something within me.
Why is it, you think?
|I found these on the bottom of a bush walking home from the grocery store.|
|story of their marriage!|
|I'm going there someday.|
|He thinks he's jumping in front of my pictures to ruin them.|
Sometimes, I pretend to take pictures just so I can get faces like this.
|One word: Fooseball|
|I love her.|