My daughter, who is still three, is a delight. She has the most beautiful blue eyes that sparkle and twinkle. She is Miss Personality; everywhere we go people are drawn to her. She gets way too much attention from strangers and way too much joy from the attention. I started to notice she was getting a little snotty from all the attention about being “pretty, cute, and adorable.” So one morning while I was fixing her hair for the day I said, “Jubilee, you are a very pretty little girl. But what makes you pretty to God?” She didn’t really know. So we talked about things like: being joyful, being obedient, being quiet, and being kind. These things make us beautiful to God. We’ve talked about it enough now that when I see that attitude rear it’s unattractive disruptive head, I can say, “Jubilee, be pretty!” And she knows I don’t mean fix your hair or bat your eyelashes, but she can put a smile on her face and be sweet. A real beauty to God!
“Do not let your beauty be that of outward adorning, of arranging the hair, of wearing gold or of putting on fine apparel; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3:3-4
ps-just so any of you don't think I have a daughter I haven't ever spoken of :) we have another writer here with my same name! Her name is spelled CariSSa and I am CariSa. I made our signature buttons different colors too, so hopefully that will help you out. Her button links to her blog too! This weekend I will put up a bio post for our main writers so you can get to know us all a bit better!