Mar 31, 2010


I wonder what makes us push and strive for beauty? Is it the media? Is it insecurity? Is it competition with other beautiful women? What is it that drives us to madness? (Or with some women they can’t take the pressure anymore and just throw in the towel with make-up and tweezers to follow.)

I think deep down each girl knows…in the very depths of her soul that she was meant to be beautiful. We just don’t quite understand how. We know and hear inner beauty is more important than outer beauty…we even read it in the Bible so we know it’s true. But it also talks about the physical beauty of a Beloved in Psalm of Psalms…or the beauty of Rachel, Sarah, Esther, and Bathsheba. So, someone noticed these women’s features and put them down on paper for goodness sake!

So what does this all mean? I’m still figuring it out. But I think I’m learning that it’s okay to want to be beautiful as long as I’m not consumed with it. I will grow old. I will wrinkle. My hair will turn gray (underneath the dye of course). And my skin will sag (yikes).

But nothing can top an elderly women whose smile can light up a room and make the youngest of men blush in awe of their wisdom, character, and

I do long to be beautiful and I will always pamper myself…even when I’m 100. But I also look forward to the day when my gray hair and laughing lines light up the room because Jesus is behind it all.

Mar 15, 2010

His Warmth

There is something beautiful that the sunshine does…it makes me smile inside and I feel like everything is going to be okay. When the warmth of the sun kisses my face after a long, gray winter, I close my eyes and just soak it in. It rejuvenates me and gives me strength.

Yeah…everything…all of it will be okay.

Jesus is the Son of God. I just love how powerful the earth’s sun is, but think how much more powerful God’s Son is? When Jesus kisses my face with His love and warmth I really know everything is going to be okay. His love fills me inside and out and He gives me strength I know does not come from me.

So, I thank God for these Spring days when the sun starts to shine it’s warmth and it’s rays give out hope. But oh, how much more I love Jesus’ warmth and his rays of love, power, and strength that can shine even on the cloudiest of days.