Nancy Rue has just started a mini-series on her blog about self-respect. Note: not self-obsession. Self-respect. Respecting the person God made us to be.
It's a very important topic for those who feel like they can't measure up. Here are the three posts so far: A Little Respect, First Move Toward Self-Respect: Changing The Language, and Second Move Toward Self-Respect: Enough With The Name-Calling.
Hawk Nelson has a great song on this: "Live Like You're Loved. " Here are the lyrics.
We are indeed loved by the Creator of the Universe. Let's live like it and share the news!
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)