Let’s just get this straight: little boys get to wear superhero capes and pjs, and grown men want to. Isn’t that why there is a new superhero blockbuster every summer?! My church’s current series is on heroes, so I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of a hero. Specifically, I’ve been thinking how the men in our lives want to be, can be, and are everyday heroes. How much do we, as women, let them be? How can we encourage them to be? To be men of strength. Men of courage. Men of love. Heroes.
If you consider what it is to be an everyday hero – men to be strong, courageous, and loving – we need them. Perhaps if there were more of them, the world may have less abandoned children and abused women. Or simply men who are confident that God made them to be every day heroes for every day people.
Back to the question: how can we encourage them to be that? As we are sinners saved by grace, there is hope that we can. There are also women who are leading by example. One of them is Joanna Gaines.
Joanna is well-known for the hit show Fixer Upper that she and her husband, Chip, star in. But although the show is about redeeming old houses and transforming them to their glory, I learned a different lesson from her. (more…)