Part One: The introduction to the series! I talk about how God created us as beautiful and start to touch the surface on the struggles a lot of us have with accepting our beauty. Why can't we accept ourselves as beautiful the way God created us to be? Link to Part One is here.
Part Two: Several women responded to an open-ended survey regarding their beauty. This post summarizes their thoughts on their struggles with beauty and the inspirations in their lives that help them feel beautiful. Link to Part Two is here.
Part Three: I share with you my "Top 5" beauty power songs. These are a few of the songs that I can sing or hear (usually sing) and start to feel my beauty emanate from my inside out. Link to Part Three is here.
Part Four: Similar to Part One in that I reiterate how beautiful we are in God's eyes. I close out with a reminder that we are all drop-dead gorgeous. Link to Part Four is here.
I'm by no means an expert on beauty or feeling beautiful or on knowing the magic solution to make all of our self-esteem problems go away. What I do know is that we all have our areas of struggle, and God knows ways to get to our core and help us to realize that He views us as gorgeous and wonderful.
I leave you with this note that I found in my gas log while Steve was away. God has blessed me with a husband who tries to remember that he is called to love me as God loves me. God thinks I'm beautiful, and Steve does too. I thank God every day for a husband who thinks I'm gorgeous and wonderful in spite of all the flaws I see for myself. Because of that, I am able to get a glimpse of how beautiful God thinks I am and understand at least a little of how much He loves me.
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams." - Ashley Smith