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What I'm Learning About: Inner Beauty

Beauty is often referred to as our outward physical appearance, but God looks at the beauty in our hearts.

In a culture where physical appearance is prioritized, we forget we were fearfully and wonderfully made in God's image. God wants to see true beauty in our hearts, not in our fleeting external appearances. Learn how to value yourself as beautiful—flaws and all.

Renae Bottom


We were about to leave the house for a night out with friends. My husband hollered that we'd be late if we didn't get going. I hollered back that I was ready. Really, I was standing in the bedroom, half-dressed, with my back to the full-length mirror, twisting my upper torso as far to the rear as possible. I craned my neck to catch a glimpse of my posterior. Did it stick out too far in these jeans? Ugh. Yes. I dumped the offending jeans on a growing pile of discarded outfits and grabbed some shorts instead.

Again, I went to the mirror. Again, I contorted my body. This time the rear view was better. But did these shorts adequately conceal the burgeoning cellulite along the back of my thighs? Another loud summons from my husband convinced me ...

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September 2008

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