School Supplies with a Purpose

Sandie RobertsonI was running some errands yesterday and one of my stops included Wal-Mart. I was walking pass the school supplies when something caught my eye…”There’s no one else on earth like you.” ~Sadie Robertson. Sadie has teamed up with Day Spring Cards and designed a whole collection of notebooks, folders, and composition books with encouraging quotes and scriptures. I picked up a few for my girls…. I love surrounding them with positive and encouraging words. Our girls need to know they are one of kind, precious, smart, strong, and talented. They need to know God cares for them more than anything in this world.

My girls don’t attend a public school, so they don’t deal with bullying from fellow students, but they are apart of extra curricular activities where kids can and do make rude and judgemental remarks. I want their minds and heart filled with truth of who they are and God’s love for them that those remarks bounce off them. These books are just another tool towards better self-confidence.

Just a little FYI: These items weren’t on the top shelf, they were actually on the bottom, and a little hidden.

Here’s a few STATISTICS to put things in perspective:

7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with family and friends. – Real Girls, Real Pressure: National Report on the State of Self-Esteem, Dove Self-Esteem Fund

74% …of girls say they are under pressure to please everyone (Girls Inc, The Supergirl Dilemma)

98% … of girls feel there is an immense pressure from external sources to look a certain way (National Report on Self Esteem)

92% … of teen girls would like to change something about the way they look, with body weight ranking the highest. (Dove campaign)

90% … of eating disorders are found in girls (National Association for Self Esteem)

1 in 4 girls today fall into a clinical diagnosis – depression, eating disorders, cutting, and other mental/emotional disorders. On top of these, many more report being constantly anxious, sleep deprived, and under significant pressure. (The Triple Bind, Steven Hinshaw)

By age thirteen, 53% of American girls age 13 are “unhappy with their bodies.” This grows to…78% by the time girls reach seventeen. (National Institute on Media and the Family)

Friday Thought…


In today’s society the outside appearance is idolized! If you don’t believe me, hashtag fashion (220,000,00+) or hair (110,000,000+) or even makeup (72,000,000+)!

I’m not saying it’s wrong to use those hashtags, I might have used them myself at one time, but what I am saying is, don’t get consumed with the outer appearance! 

Charm can be deceiving, and beauty fades away, but a woman who honors the Lord deserves to be praised. Prov. 31:30

Daughter Quotes…

daughter quoteShe is more precious than jewels. -Proverbs 3:15

A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give. -Laurel Atherton

I believe in love at first sight…because I’m a mom. -Unknown

A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart. -Author Unknown

If I had a flower for every time you made me smile and laugh, I’d have a garden to walk in forever. -Author Unknown

The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life…the stronger the daughter. -Anita Diamant

You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself. -Glinda- Wizard of Oz

Angels are often disguised as daughters. -Author Unknown

A daughter may outgrow your lap…but she will never outgrow your heart. -Author Unknown

The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is to love her mother. -Elaine S. Dalton

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. -Euripides

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. -Psalm 127:3