Discovering your True Beauty

One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
Psalm 27:4

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the word beauty? Jewelry? Make up? Models? Outward beauty is pleasant to behold—but it is fleeting. The glimmer and glamour of outward beauty only lasts for a season.

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Four Pillars of Truth for the Broken Hearted

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:12

I am not a huge fan of roller coasters. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy the moderate rides with a few twists and turns, but the roller coasters that suddenly drop you 100 feet with no warning are a bit much. Those kind of rides are enough to send my stomach straight through my chest!

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Garments of Protection for the Storms of Life

Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
Psalm 5:11-12

We were all ready for a fun-filled day at the beach. The field trip group I traveled with came ready with beach balls, sand buckets, and picnic blankets. But as soon as we arrived, we were in for a disappointing surprise. Rain! None of us were prepared for the downpour that met us with unrelenting force.

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How to Shed Shame for New Clothing in Christ

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 4:22-24

I love the way a new sweater feels against my skin on a cool, fall day. Not the itchy kind, but the soft, smooth texture of a fluffy, pillow-like fleece. Imagine dressing yourself in the highest quality of fabric, enveloping your skin and keeping your body cozy like the calm comfort of a warm, soothing bed.

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How to Mend the Torn Pieces of your Soul

The Lord will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of Israel…
Nahum 2:2

Back in high school I took my first and only sewing class ever. It was a fun experience, but I still cannot successfully create a piece of clothing to save my life! One thing I do remember making with the other students was a class quilt.

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