He Looked and Saw Beautiful

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A struggling tween, I looked in the mirror and saw freckles, frizzy hair, and thick glasses.

He looked and saw beautiful.

Graduating from high school, I looked and saw braces on crooked teeth, permed and frizzy hair, too much weight for my height.

He looked and saw beautiful.

Halfway through college, I gazed proudly in the mirror, I saw tamed hair, straight teeth, contacts replacing glasses, but a heart that was seeking worldly things.

He looked and said, still beautiful.

Nearing an unpleasant decade, overweight, lonely, and searching for a new dream, He still whispered,

Beautiful.

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It’s Five Minute Friday on a Tuesday. I couldn’t help it, but words started coming together as soon as I heard the prompt, Beautiful. ← Check out a few other posts when you have time.

And let’s all be thankful for a God who sees us as beautiful, no matter what we think of ourselves. This reminded me of a 31 Days post I did on body image, When You Believe the Lies are True, which includes a great song by Mandisa that ties in perfectly with this post.

Five Minute Friday

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Day 25: When You Believe The Lies Are True

Smoke & Mirrors

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Every day, millions of us wake up, groggily shuffle to the bathroom, and look in the mirror. But what we see isn’t exactly correct.

The person who looks back at us is not a true reflection of who we are.

I have never run across a single person who didn’t want to change at least one part of their appearance. For some of us, it’s a more consuming issue; but I see so many people affected by image problems. I don’t even have to list them. You’ve probably already got yours in the forefront of your mind.

You do, don’t you?

For a while, I was a moderator for a food and exercise tracking web forum. (more…)

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