Wednesday, March 20, 2013

To Be or Not To Be a Diva: Virtue

My thoughts on Divas, Christianity, Women and Girls:

Virtue is near and dear to my heart.  Proverbs 31, the well-known passage of the Virtuous woman has been an exceedingly meaningful passage to me since my late teen years.  There's something deeper, something more eternally lasting than the outward appearance.  Divahood spends SO much time on what other people see, with little to no investment in what God cares about.  Let's face it, Divas can be some of the most shallow people you know.  Virtue matters!  I feel like shaking divas sometimes.  "Can't you see past your outfit?  When's the last time you put any time into developing the fruit of the Spirit?!?!?!?!"  So, it is my aim to help our Blossoms develop Godly virtues in their lives.  We reinforce virtues here.  Yes, we may praise how nice they look all dressed up, but we talk about being sweet, helping Mommy, being willing, having a happy heart, being gentle, being loving and being patient with others.  We looks for ways to reinforce that virtue matters.  Mommy strives to be virtuous, because it's right and because it's a good example for the Blossoms.  We model virtue, we teach virtue, we reinforce virtue, we love virtue, we esteem virtue and we pray for virtue in them.  After all, the worth of a virtuous woman, is far above rubies.