Real Men

April 14, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Posted in Designs of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s design (yes…I know it’s been awhile…) is entitled Real Men. Today, people are bombarded with what advertizers think is a “real man”. The problem is, depending on what the company is selling, the “real man” changes. If the company sells camping supplies, the “real man” is a rugged, outdoorsy type of guy with a flannel shirt and a five-o-clock shadow. If they sell trucks, the “real man” is someone (supposedly like you) who can’t finish the job without the newest $50, 000 truck (how many people can actually afford those?). But the truth is, advertizers don’t know what a “real man” is and they probably don’t care all that much because he won’t make them a ton of money.
A real man could be someone rugged with facial hair and it could be someone who drives a truck. A real man is defined, not by what a man has but who he is. According to scripture, a real man is someone who is a godly man. He fears the God of the Bible and obeys His law. He is also a family man. A real man loves his wife like Christ loves the church (Ephesians 5:25). He is not ashamed of this and sees it as a strength and not a weakness. He nutures and protects his family. He doesn’t desert them when things get tough and he doesn’t blame them or take out his frustrations on them. Instead, he does everything he can and sacrifices all that he has to help his family weather the storm. He will give everything for his God, his family, and his friends (in that order). There is nothing so important (sports, work, play, money) that it would cause him to neglect his priorities. He understands that he is raising up the next generation of Christian soldiers and takes that seriously (even though it’s fun). He studies the Bible with them and makes sure that they understand the scriptures the way God meant them. A man doesn’t have to be married or have children to be real. He may not have the familial resposibilities, but he does have resposibilities to God and he takes those to heart as important.
The church, the country, and the world all need real men. It is because of a lack of real men that we have many of the issues that we now face. I challenge you this week to take a look at your life and see if you are a real man. If you aren’t a man at all, then I challenge you to find those men in your life who are real and let them know that you appreciate it. If you’re not a real man, then there is still time for you to repent and start living like one…

Design of the Week Crossover – Fixin’ to have a kid

October 15, 2008 at 2:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s featured Crossover design is one by ~goatlady~. I’ll admit that when I first thought about goat designs, I was wondering how many designs you can make with goats (about 4 if you slice them real thin – ba dum bum pish). When I started looking through her shop, I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did she have a large number of designs, but they are done very well!


The design that I’ve chosen to write about is one about the wonder of having children. It’s the “I’m fixin’ to have a kid of my own” shirt. There are a few reasons why I’ve chosen this design. One is because I’m living in the South (which makes me a “Dern Yankee”) and “fixin’ to” is a great phrase. You just don’t see it on all that many shirts. The second reason I chose this design is because I just liked it.


The font on the design echoes both the excitement and frustration of pregnancy. I’m guessing the font is called “Third trimester”… The image of the kid (that’s a baby goat…get it?) is also well done and must have taken a long time to do.


If you know someone who is “fixin’ to” have  a baby, then I would definitely recommend this shirt. If you don’t know anyone who is pregnant, then I would still check out ~goatlady~’s shop and I’m sure that you’ll find something that will suit your needs!


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