Friday, March 13, 2009

You may be asking yourself, "What does Clif know about beauty?"

Not much. But I do know something. I took my picture off my blog didn't I?

Talking about beauty, Kristin Armstrong said, "To say that you have never once cared about this is to lie, lie, lie. We all want to be beautiful. ...God created each one of us specifically and beautifully.
We will never learn about beauty by looking at beauty magazines and comparing ourselves to airbrushed objects of so-called perfection. We are real women, in real relationships, doing real work, and our beauty is actively unveiled here, not captured in frozen poses."

She goes on to say, "Remember the old cliche' "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"? ...I spent the majority of my years trying to please the wrong beholders! We must seriously consider whose heart we are trying to capture with our beauty and understand that God's heart is the only one worth pursuing in this way."

(Scroll back to my review and book giveaway for Kristin Armstrong"s book, Work In Progress--An Unfinished Woman's Guide To Grace. Leave a comment and a contact number and you may receive this splendid book as a gift.)


Smilingsal said...

Your self-depreciation is good for a chuckle, but you are a beautiful person--inside AND out.

Ruthie said...

Beauty as defined by God is definitely the best kind of beauty.

Melly said...

I love what Kristin Armstong wrote for that to sink into my heart and not just sit on my head would help greatly in the way I see myself.
Thanks for sharing it Cliff :)

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

When I was growing my dad always told me that beauty was only skin deep. The outside is what it is, but I can do something about the inside. That is why I have always tried to be the person that I am. I miss my dad, I feel like I didn't even really now him as I was 17 years old and he was 42 when he past away.
Before I read your Spiritual Sunday I have to go get a tissue for my tears.

P.S I didn't read where it said that relatives are not allowed to ask for the book giveaway, but if by chance you have an extra one, I would love to read it. Only if nobody else clams it.
Thank-you Cliff

Cherdecor said...

I had to laugh when I read this post as only this morning I was reading a blog about someone meeting for the first time, a blogging friend. The blogger said, "And she was as pretty as I had imagined her to be." Well, wonder if the person had not been pretty? Then what?

I like what this author has to say about beauty.