Thoughtful notes to the inbox…

“Your post meant much to me today, as I have experienced the freedom there is in coming to terms with one‘s appearance. For years I have felt insecure about how I look – bottom heavy, crooked face, big forehead…you name it. Then God brought me a husband who was (and is) a gorgeous man, and I felt even further ‘unworthy’. He (hubby) showers me with words of love and affection. This helped a great deal (what a gift from God!), but the thing that has really freed me is this:

LOOK AT WHO MADE ME!!! I’M CRAFTED IN HIS IMAGE!!!! You bet I have beauty! Who doesn’t? I am the Almighty God’s Holy Temple. This saggy, stretch-marked (ah, me too Ann!), wrinkly girl is the vessel in which The Indescribably Beautiful God dwells. I wish I understood that more fully years ago.”

“A while ago I felt the Holy Spirit whisper that smiling was a little ministry I could do – every day; that a smile could minister to people in a special way. Since then I have made an effort to simply smile at people – in the store, walking, eating out…just anywhere I am, and it’s amazing the affect it has. Some people look so surprised – and then they smile back. Dutch Farmer husband is so right. A smile makes us beautiful – and we have so many reasons to smile. We are children of the King!”


Your beauty should… be that of your inner self,
the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which is of great worth in God’s sight.

1 Peter 3:3