True Beauty Conversations: Write it on the Doorframes
Julia and I are exploring the meaning of Beauty, intersecting Beauty with the word of God, and letting Beauty live in our lives. Inspired by a joint feeling of just not measuring up in the beauty category, we’re tackling some hard questions:
- What is Beauty? And does it reside in me?
- And when my husband says that I’m beautiful, how can I receive those words as truth in a culture that says the opposite?
- What am I going to teach my daughters about Beauty?
- And most importantly, what does the Word of God say about Beauty?
Join us as we converse about a topic that touches the heart of all women.
You are so right! God’s Beauty dwells in and among us.
It is easy for me to see God when I gaze at the faces of my daughters. I mean, really?! how could you not?!
And your girls?! Just look at those eyes!
It’s even easy for me to see His Beauty in the face of others.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; ~Psalm 139:13-14a
Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. ~Deuteronomy 6:9
Brilliant! I have recently been putting a collage of reminders and affirmations on my kitchen cabinets. I need them in plain view, so that my mind and heart are smacked with their truth, especially in moments of doubt. I most recently hung this (download it here):
God’s beauty resides in me. He knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I hate knitting, it takes forever and it makes my hands hurt. It takes precision and a skill set that I don’t have. God knitted me, he knitted you, Melissa, and he knitted our gorgeous daughters. He didn’t just wave a magic wand, he took the time and precision to make us, and then he called us very good.
We are beautiful, Melissa! When we look in the mirror, we should love what we see.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. ~Genesis 1:31a