I’m still more or less sick. I was pretty dead yesterday, but Hero was here and took care of me. Now I’m slightly recovered and Beauty is mostly better, which is not the most ideal of combinations but such is life.
I’ve recently been praying quite a bit for a young friend of mine who is having a tough time with life. Nothing that strikes me as especially unusual, but she’s 16 and life is not easy when one is 16.
As I was praying for her, I kept coming back to the phrase “I am content…” Contentment isn’t necessarily what I’d pray for every teen, but it is true that it’s a useful skill to learn at that age.
Then the contentment got linked to the end of Romans 8: “I am convinced that neither death nor life, angels nor demons, things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation, is able to separate us from the Love of God.” The connection makes sense: a feeling of security is more or less necessary in order to be content with life. And feeling God’s love means that we feel valued and valuable, another area that is a struggle for most teens.
So it turned into this:
If you click through to the file, it’s sized to be used as a desktop background. Let me know if you want a different resolution. Or click here for the same design sized to be printed out as an 8×10 print.
I like it, but I’m not entirely convinced the colors are right. Any suggestions?linking: Fireflies and Jellybeans Delightful Order Women Living Well