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Laurie’s Blog

Best Dressed


My memories of the first day of school include wanting to always wear something new and feeling a bit anxious about how the school year would go. Admittedly I wanted to look good when I walked through those doors. I wanted to be accepted, liked, and included. Looking at old pictures that my mom insisted on taking every year as we dashed out the door for that first school day, I’m not sure I can say I was a “woman of style” but the effort was there!

As I send my three sons off to school this year – two seniors in high school and one a sophomore in college- I cling to God’s promise that He has clothed them in His “garments of salvation and wrapped in a robe of righteousness.” (Isaiah 61:10, Holman Standard) He is with them wherever they go. I want them to remember that their worth does not lie in how they look or even in the accomplishments they achieve by God’s power, their worth is in Him. As God’s children, we are always the “best dressed” people in the room. We are radiant in His robe of righteousness! What a glorious gift we have and need to tell the world about!

Laurie Stroud 

Founder, The Christian Family Publication, Inc.

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