Thursday, August 14, 2014


A dear friend of mine graduated several weeks ago with a BSN in nursing, and I wanted to attend.

I live in a very sheltered, rural area of the northeast. Population 300. In the country with the cows, horses, and even some foxes and coyotes. Most towns have a few stop signs, and occasionally there is one with a stop light. I had to leave this sheltered countryside to travel to the city of over 300,000 (I googled for that info)

My mom, who is 72 wanted to ride along to the graduation. She is from a conservative religious denomination, and dresses the part.

As we walked through the two story mall, she was on the receiving end of many stares. Someone in Best Buy wondered if she had electricity. The clerk in Shoe Show didn't think she would understand English. All of this because of the way she was dressed.

This has me thinking about how I look at people.
Do I treat the businessman differently than the tatooed torn shirted man.
Do I treat the overweight skin showing woman differently than the skinny covered up woman?
Do I stare at pink hair, pierced noses, and 'strange' tatoos?

Romans 15: 5 - 7
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.


  1. I try not to judge anyone based on anything. That doesn't always work though I have gotten really good at being aware of any judgments and stopping myself. My eye is drawn to piercings- not that I judge, but I can't help but look at them. My husband's nephew is one of the main youth leaders at his church though most people would never guess that about him with all his tats and piercings.

  2. Well my dear, you are off to a good start. Getting your ducks in a row and getting a handle on things. I have yet to put my ducks even in the same area and just can not find the time to do what I know I need to. I know it!!
    School starts next week. I am hoping to start again.
    I'll be joining you soon, I promise.

  3. We live in a judgemental world. Good reminder to not judge a book by it's cover!!!! thanks!


Words of encouragement always appreciated.