Sunday, March 11, 2007

Green Slime

From the privacy of my own home an indulgent mud mask might sound inviting. It claims to make me more beautiful, clear my complexion, soften my skin. Put it on, let it do its thing, wash it off, and I'm on my way with glowing skin! Sounds safe enough.

But what if when I went to wash my face, the green slime wouldn't come off? Could I ever go out in public again? Would I be willing to go to school or the mall like this? No way! I wouldn't even want to answer the doorbell!

What I had once thought I could keep private would suddenly be a source of shame! It's kind of the same with envy. While it might feel kind of good to let myself dwell on jealous or greedy thoughts about someone else in the quiet of my own head, what I think about has a way of becoming as obvious to the world as a permanent slime mask.

You've heard the saying, "green with envy" right? Well, think of envy like green mud that won't easily wash off. The Bible says, "A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones" (Proverbs 14:30). Holding envy in my heart not only hurts me inside, but it ultimately hurts my body as well. Only peaceful hearts bring beauty both inside and out!

Friday, March 2, 2007

Emily Rose (affordable doll clothes)

From A Life of Faith dolls, to P31 (Proverbs 31) girls, to the popular AG dolls, everyone seems to love 18-20 inch dolls these days! In addition to the great lines found through the toy companies themselves, "Emily Rose offers unique and affordable doll clothes, accessories and furniture for your American Girl Doll. Our Fine Furniture is always FREE SHIPPING."

Emily Rose - Doll Clothes & Accessories for American Girl

Don't know where to keep your doll and all her beautiful clothes? Have your parents take a look at these instructions for building your own doll cabinet. What a great find!

A Life of Faith encourages Beautiful Girlz

Thursday afternoons are so much fun! Each week I get to meet with six delightful young ladies from our homeschool co-op and explore lessons, games, crafts and activities from our A Life of Faith club. Club meeting are based around the stories Elsie Dinsmore and Millie Keith, two fictional characters from the early 1800s. While the stories are set in a time very different from our own, the concepts of living a life of beauty transcend time. Be sure to drop by the ALOF website and find out more!