Tag Archives: beauty

A New Vision

They may not actually have mouths that speak, but we can still hear their voice. They may not say audible words, but they shout a message loud and clear. Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by advertisements, televisions, billboards, songs, and magazines that announce their message saying, “You have to look a certain way, dress a certain way, act a ...

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A Different Kind of Beautiful

Like a draped curtain with ripples in the fabric, lush hills roll smoothly over the landscape. Tropical fruit trees bloom and dot the countryside with bright orange flowers. No matter which way I turned, I was surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation. Though this Nicaraguan landscape is beautiful, it is also filled with poverty. At the base of the ...

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Beauty and the Beast Theology

“Truly I say to you, unless you turn around and become as young children, you will by no means enter into the kingdom of the heavens.” (Matthew 18:3 NWT) None of us, when we were five years old watching the opening of Beauty and the Beast as Belle danced through the town, stopped to ask what on earth ‘provincial’ meant. ...

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Bad Hair Day?

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31 NIV) “Come on Hanna, Jeff is waiting. We’ll miss our ride.” ...

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Why can’t I look like her? I’m nothing special. Guys don’t notice me, girls look down at me, and all the adults think I’m “so adorable” (blech). Hold it girly! I don’t like where that train of thought is headed! Let’s back up a bit. In this day and age “pretty” is a very dangerous term. Yes, I said dangerous. ...

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