Friday, April 16, 2010

It's such an ugly word

envy.

1. a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc.

2. an object of envious feeling: Her intelligence made her the envy of her classmates.

3. Obsolete. ill will.

*definitions from dictionary.com

Wow, that last one is definitely not pretty. When do I ever stop and consider that my envying someone else really means I am wishing them ill will?!

Well no one really likes to admit they are struggling with this particular sin, it is a subject worth discussing--which is what the writers over at girltalk have been doing. They're running a convicting and encouraging series right now all about envy--why it's wrong, why it hurts you, and how to get your eyes off your neighbor and back onto how good God is to you.

I have long been a fan of Carolyn Mahaney, and girltalk is the blog she co-authors with her three lovely daughters. It's a website I check in on regularly. I hope you find some encouragement there, as I have.

Check it out--> here



1 comments:

The Fredricksons: Brian, Britney, Salty, and Jerry said...

That was great, Kate! Thank you for sharing that blog!

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