Thursday, August 26, 2010


Does it ever bother you how obsessed we women are about retaining our youthful appearance? I am all for healthy living and trying to look your best, but where do you draw the line? At what point do we say "enough!" and just start enjoying who we are?

When I see women who have had so much plastic surgery done that they don't even look normal anymore it makes me feel sorry for them and sad for women in general. The airbrushed, photo-shopped and highly unrealistic images we are bombarded with on a daily basis skew what we believe is normal and acceptable.

We need to shut off the images the world throws at us and focus on the Word of God. Do you know what God says about you?

You are God’s Masterpiece!
Ephesians 2:10
You are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!
Psalm 139:14
The Lord Delights and Rejoices over YOU!!
Zephaniah 3:17
You are praiseworthy!
Proverbs 31:30

We all should probably cut those verses out and tape them on our mirror, next to our computer and on the dashboard of our car so we don't forget! One verse I love that Beth Moore pointed out in her Esther Bible study is from Ephesians 5:27. It says that we will be presented to Jesus "without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish" Without wrinkle or blemish! Did you catch that? We are here on earth such a short time. Why do we fuss? We get to spend eternity blemish and wrinkle free!I love that! Don't you?

I love this song 'A More Beautiful You' from Jonny Diaz.  The lyrics should be required listening for every young woman on the planet. My teenage daughters were amazed at the video and wished their friends knew the truth about the lies they hear and see over and over again.

Let me know your thoughts.

In His Peace -

From one Masterpiece to Another...

Jonny Diaz 'A More Beautiful You' :


  1. Oh, Nancy, I think this is just what I needed to ponder on. Sometimes I am okay, but other times I really struggle with what is happening to my "older" body. So, it isn't just young girls that can have a hard time. Thank you for your "ponderings". You seem to have such insight and are able to put it into words.

  2. Diane - You are beautiful inside and out. Never forget it. Any word you read from me that blesses you is from God. I am merely a pitiful vessel at a keyboard.
    Remember - no wrinkles in heaven!

  3. Be careful what you say to your little girls when you are tired or frustrated. I can remember so many times my mother saying I was fat, clumsy. I can't remember any compliments over the roar of those negative comments that were only half true.

  4. @ Anonymous --
    Words can be very hurtful. I would imagine that is why there are so many verses in Proverbs about using words wisely.
    I am sorry your mother lashed out at you in her anger. I pray that you can erase the tape of those old lies that play on in your head with the precious words of our God.
    Peace be with you.