by Allie Marie Smith
I just finished speaking to about 20 junior high girls at our local Christian school about the many truths behind what it means to be “wonderfully made” by God.
I have the privilege of leading a six-week girls-only chapel series and I’m enjoying these precious girls more every week.
I got a little emo and the end (which I’ve been known to do when I speak!) and ended our time together with an impromptu “kum ba yah” style hug. I asked them to look one another in the eye and promise themselves they would kind and gentle with one another. I saw sweetness and sincerity in their sparkling eyes.
“Do you promise?” I asked.
“Yes,” they said as they nodded their pretty little heads.
To close I had them stack their petite, different-colored arms and hands in the center of the circle and on the count of three scream “WE ARE WONDERFULLY MADE!”
I think they think I’m crazy. But I think they kind of liked it!
Speaking of kindness, I know you girls will be stoked on what our friends from The Kind Campaign are doing:
Why do you think girls can be so unkind to one another? Have you ever personally experienced the hurt of another girl’s unkindness?