I have three princesses in my house. Three! And if I get my way we might have a couple more (I always get my way!). Being a girl mom is a joy and an honor, but it's also a HUGE responsibility. A scary, scary responsibility. We live in a world where beauty is distorted. If a woman is secure in who she is, it's a very rare thing. Even a woman who is secure in who Christ says that she is, still struggles with all the world throws at her. This terrifies me in raising tiny ladies. I pray everyday that my girls will grow up in a home that beauty isn't defined by the world's standards, but by God's standards. I want my girls to be little princesses our the Most High, and their beauty in Him be what shines the brightest.
Because what little girl doesn't want to be a princess? To wear sparkly dresses, high heels and a crown. It's just in our DNA as women to want these things. My girls never see me running around in a tutu and twirling, and I didn't even have to teach them that. Since they could walk, they wanted to twirl. They want to be beautiful. To be princesses.
I look forward to teaching my girls about outward beauty, and letting them discover their own style. It will be so fun! As women, I think it's really important to take care of ourselves and be feminine. But teaching the difference between worldly beauty and a beautiful heart is difficult. Very difficult.
When we received our Tommy Nelson My Princess Bible Purse, the girls were thrilled. Another thing to make them pretty! Zoey carried it around with a giant grin on her face, so proud of her little sparkly treasure.
This precious book teaches the fruits of the spirit in a practical way that even my tiny humans can understand. It gives examples to understand like that gentleness is how we treat the baby and love is that warm feeling when mommy gives us a kiss. It's even shaped like a little purse and velcros shut with a carrying handle. Perfect for any little princess!
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23
I'm so thankful for wonderful books like this to help me teach my little princesses how to have a beautiful heart! One lucky reader will win their very own My Princess Bible Purse for your little princess! Enter below to win!
What fun ways have you taught your kids about the fruits of the spirit?