Elaine, thank you for introducing me to another blog. One can never have too many christian, homeschooling, blogging friends! Elaine caught my eye right away when she started talking about shoes. You can read about this particular shoe contest @ Sprittibee’s blog. She will explain the contest details and then you can view the shoes at Easy Spirit eCollection.
I confess again that I have a bit of a shoe fetish. I love, love, love shoes but most shoes don’t love me back. When not barefoot or sock-footed, you’ll find me in Birkenstocks or Saucony tennis shoes most of the time. My favorite summer shoe has been Munro’s Eclipse in taupe metallic leather. Now these Munro shoes were an accidental find and I paid way too much for them. But, I tell you without any hesitation that they are the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn…right out of the box, too! I am in love with these shoes, as they indeed make my feet happy. If you have the time, go back to Sprittibee’s blog and read her posts Bless Your Feet (4 parts, listed in her favorite posts on the right-hand column); I enjoyed reading them.
In case you haven’t read enough about shoes, I wrote a post some time ago titled Ugly Shoes . If you’d care to read it…it is quite short.
Back to the moment & the shoe contest (which, BTW, is a random drawing contest). Today after reading about Taking Great Steps shoe contest, I was immediately thinking about the Sunday school lesson I gave this morning to my teen girls. We’re studying Esther and today I spent some time on Esther’s beautification process to meet the King of Persia, King Ahasuerus. In essence the steps she was taking to meet her future husband. With my teens we discussed preparing themselves for their future husband.
-our own salvation & our relationship with God
-living a pure life
-living obediently to our parents & those placed in authority over us
-learning from godly role models to be keepers of our homes
-pursuing our career goals with serving God always in our mind
That of course ties in beautifully with the steps we take to meet our King, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ.
What steps are we taking?
-daily bible reading
-studying scripture in depth
-looking for service opportunities
-dedicating ourselves to a ministry
Are we dedicating ourselves to the task as Esther did? Her beautification process was daily and intensive. Is our walk, daily and intensive, as we prepare to meet Jesus face to face? Are we commited to the long haul of living a Christ-centered life?
I’ve only mentioned a few things and I’m sure you thought of many as you were reading through my short list. Tip of the iceburg when we think about all the possible great steps for Christ and mere baby steps when we think of the steps that Jesus Christ took for us.