On April 7, 2015, the beauty company Dove launched an advertising campaign called “Choose Beautiful” . Representatives from the organization set up campaigns in several countries across the globe. At each conference location, two signs were placed at the entrance of each door; one labeled “Average” and the other “Beautiful”.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
Have you ever watched TLC’s reality show Toddlers and Tiaras? Perhaps you have flipped through the channels and stumbled upon a group of highly overworked, cranky young girls (some as young as age five!) dolled up in fancy do’s and makeup, paraded on stage with frilly dresses in vicious competition to be crowned winner of the latest pageant.
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
When you looked into the mirror this morning, what did you see? A plain face? A few wrinkles? Blotches and blemishes? So much more lies behind your smile. You are a holy house; a sanctuary.
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; your works are wonderful… Psalm 139:13-14
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought to yourself, “Ugh–you again!” Have you ever been disappointed at what you see staring back at you?
We all remember Miss Piggy, right? She was that famous pig from the Muppets who was an interesting character, to say the least. She loved the limelight, to be on center stage, and was quite obsessed with a certain green frog…
Miss Piggy had sass, and spelled diva with a capital “D”.
In the sixth grade I went to an environmental school on a nature preserve in our city. My classmates and I enjoyed frequent nature hikes, explored nearby streams, and even ran our own chicken coop (with the close supervision of our teacher, of course!) The forest was our classroom.
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.
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.