I feel pretty today. I think my hair trauma story from yesterday has much to do with the fact that I like to change my hair. Long and then short. Then I want it to be long again. Brown. Blonde. Brown with blonde. Brown again.
Last night, with the assistance of one of my lovely nieces, I went back to the color that God gave me ... minus the gray.
And I feel pretty. It feels good to feel pretty.
Here's a peek at the new do
I grew up feeling guilty about wanting to feel pretty. Being led to believe that feeling pretty was prideful which was sinful.
But I don't think that's true.
Beauty in maturity...
I Thessalonians 4:4: God hasn't invited us into a disorderly, unkempt life but into something holy and beautiful-as beautiful on the inside as the outside.
Beauty in childbearing...
Luke 1:26: Upon entering, Gabriel greeted her: Good morning! You're beautiful with God's beauty, Beautiful inside and out! God be with you.
Beauty in marriage...
Proverbs 5:15: Lovely as an angel, beautiful as a rose-don't ever quit taking delight in her body. Never take her love for granted!
Beauty in creation...
Genesis 2:9: God made all kinds of trees grow from the ground, trees beautiful to look at and good to eat. The Tree-of-Life was in the middle of the garden
Beauty in the female form...
I Corinthians 11:10: Man was created first, as a beautiful shining reflection of God-that is true. But the head on a woman's body clearly outshines in beauty the head of her "head," her husband.
Feeling pretty is a start to believing in my own beauty, inside & out.
Do something to make yourself feel pretty today!