Coffee & Thoughts…

I have officially decided that I love cute little coffee shops (: I love having coffee dates with my best friends. I love sitting in a cute little coffee shop and have a Jesus date with coffee in my hand. I even think it’s a great place to do homework (: Yep…right now I’m sitting in Tim Hortons (which will do for now…) having coffee with one of my besties doing homework and having a date with Jesus (yes…all at the same time…well, sort of). 

But anyway…so, it’s spring break! And it snowed last night so there’s quite a bit of snow around 😦 But I’m hoping that this is the last snow for a LONG time. I think it’s supposed to get up to 50 soon, so I’m praying that it will get warm and then stay that way!

^Okay, so that’s boring…who cares about the weather! lol So…

‎”If you can’t find anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror. Look a little closer. Stare a little longer.”

I saw the above quote on a status on Facebook. I like it. (: The truth is, ladies, you’re beautifulYou are fearfully and wonderfully made and you are loved and you are made for a purpose! I don’t know about you, but that makes me smile :] If you ladies are like me, you probably look in the mirror and say something like “eww”, and then avoid looking in a mirror for a while, only to go back later and repeat that process. Yeah, I confess I do that a lot! But if I believed what God told me about myself, I wouldn’t do that, would I? God made each of us unique and special. No matter how much I wish I looked like someone else, God didn’t make me like her. He made me look like me. He made me me. And I shouldn’t want to look or be like anyone else, because that’s like a slap in God’s face to say that we aren’t happy with the way that He made us. 

God tells us exactly what He thinks of beauty:

“Do not let your adorning be external- the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear- but let the adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

I don’t believe this verse means that we shouldn’t be at all concerned about our outward beauty. I believe that God created women to want to care about their outward appearance (however, I’m sure the fall contributed to our being completely obsessed with the outward beauty, which is not from God). But we should be focusing more on inward beauty because that is what lasts…and if you are not beautiful on the inside, it doesn’t matter how gorgeous a person is on the outside, nobody thinks she is beautiful anymore. 

Yeah, so there’s some random thoughts about coffee and beauty (: I really should go back to doing homework now…actually, this is homework for Spiritual Formation, so I don’t feel bad about this! Have an awesome day, Ladies 🙂 

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