Friday, September 08, 2006


"There's nothing wrong with a woman occasionally highlighting her features with makeup. But it’s doubtful that God wants us to spend half the morning covering up the faces he intentionally blessed us with. There is a certain honesty and vulnerability in a clean, unembellished face. It shows humility, and draws attention away from the merely external to the soul shining through the eyes. There's also nothing inherently bad about a man working out to strengthen his muscles. But spending hours in the gym striving for perfectly defined tone is not a good use of one’s time or body. There is much more to be admired in the modest arms of a man who increases his strength by carrying his children, tilling the ground, or maintaining his house. The Apostle Paul calls the body the temple of the Holy Spirit. We should worship with the temple; we must not worship the temple itself. The body is a glorious creation, but its purpose is to glorify the Creator.”
-Boundless, "The Eye of the Beholder," by Bethany Patchin Torode


Blogger Anna Naomi said...

Thanks for posting this quote. It was really encouraging!

September 09, 2006 12:08 PM  
Blogger the traveler said...

That's a great quote. It's easy to get suckered in by Hollywood perfection and feel the need to focus on one's body. We were created for our Creator!

September 10, 2006 9:11 AM  
Blogger Carey said...

Absolutely true. A clean, pure face is much more attractive than the "raccoon" look (thick black eyeliner).

September 10, 2006 10:52 AM  
Blogger Cristina Irizarry said...

This is definatly true. We shouldn`t focus so much on our outward appearance that we forget about the inward state.

September 10, 2006 6:58 PM  
Blogger Smell the coffee said...

Lovely quote. Thanks for sharing it.

September 10, 2006 9:13 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

Good quote to meditate on! thanks!

September 22, 2006 12:01 PM  

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