Ever notice how the word “wholesome” isn’t much of a compliment these days? While technically it means having good health and upstanding morals, it’s come to mean unsophisticated, naïve, prudish, goody-goody, and most decidedly “uncool.”
The other superheroes in Avengers: Age of Ultron even teased Captain America for being gentlemanly, compassionate and not using swear words (in other words: he got ribbed for being the wholesome guy). As if he didn’t have a hard enough time fighting the forces of evil, poor Cap had to deal with his friends’ taunts, too!
Ever find yourself stressed not because of anything major, like health or financial problems, but because the expectations you’ve put on yourself have suddenly turned into a ginormous, unbearable weight?
Oh, do we get that!
Some weeks are just plain rough. The car breaks down, you lose your temper big-time with the kids, your whole department at work gets laid off—you name it. There’s no way through it except to just embrace the struggle, give it to God, and keep on going the best you can.
If this is you this week, we see you. In fact, we’re right there with you.
I don’t know about you, but my kids are on summer break, and I’m really getting used to waking up at seven or eight for work instead of six a.m. Not everyone is a morning person, after all. I’m not—I like to say becoming a parent forced me to pretend I am, but left to my own devices, I’d probably roll out of bed at ten each day.