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Match! Can I Get a Match Here?!

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I’m not a big fan of Barbie dolls.While my daughter has a couple of them (given to her as gifts), I personally think the unrealistic bodies of Barbie dolls, all the extreme accessories (houses, sports cars, RVs, spas etc.), and the immodest clothing can be damaging to a little girls self-esteem and create unrealistic views about life.I did like the pregnant Midge doll, Barbie’s friend, which was reintroduced with a pregnant tummy and newborn baby.While I’m not sure how Mattel feels about this and I know this doll created a lot of controversy, I looked at the doll as a pro-life and pro-mommy endorsement.With that said I don’t want you to think I’m down on little girls playing with dolls, fantasizing about growing up or role playing.I just feel that little girls need positive and more realistic role models.  
I am a much bigger fan of Get Real Girl dolls.“The dolls are made to look like real girls, to act like real girls and to let real girls know that there is more to growing up th…

HELP! The Water is Encircling Me, Pulling Me Down!

Sometimes I feel like God is on hiatus, taking a break, especially from all of my complaining and “HELP ME NOW” prayers.Do you ever feel like that?Do you wonder where He is and what He’s doing while you are barely hanging on, ready to drown, at any moment?I do!A lot lately!I feel like Job and I are long lost relatives.
Song lyrics describing how I feel have been spinning around in my head lately.Like Steven Curtis Chapman’s Cinderella opening lyrics (emphasis mine),
She spins and she sways
To whatever song plays
Without a care in the world
And I'm sitting here wearing
The weight of the world on my shoulders

It's been a long day
And there's still work to do

She's pulling at me
Saying "Dad, I need you

There's a ball at the castle
And I've been invited
And I need to practice my dancing
Oh, please, Daddy, please?"
And, Jars of Clay Flood,
Rain, rain on my face
It hasn't stopped raining for days
My world is a flood
Slowly I become one with the mud

[Chorus:]

But if I can…