Sunday, March 15, 2009

Celebrating Spring: Inner Beauty

Note: We are camping together and with some other families in Alabama this weekend, so this post has been saved and automatically published. We'll be back to publish and answer comments on Monday!

"All of the charm and beauty a woman may have amounts to nothing if her ambitions are self-centered. But if she reflects her Creator and assumes the posture of a graceful servant, she cannot help but command high respect and love." - Jeanne Hendricks

"True refinement is not mere outside polish. It goes deeper and penetrates to the very foundation of character. It is purity, gentleness, and grace in the heart, which, like the perfume of flowers, breathes out and bathes all the life in sweetness... That which really refines is purity of mind and heart." - J.R. Miller in "Homemaking"

"The spectacular sparkle of set-apart femininity is found through absolute abandonment to the Author of all true beauty. It's found in exchanging a life consumed with self for a life consumed with Jesus Christ, by trading the desire to be attractive to this world for the longing to be attractive to Him alone." - Leslie Ludy in "Set-Apart Femininity"

"Only Jesus Christ can truly fulfill the deepest longings and desires of our feminine hearts." - Leslie Ludy in "Set-Apart Femininity"

2 comments:

Elijah Lofgren said...

Anna,

You're beautiful!

Shelby L'Rae said...

I agree, gorgeous pictures!

Love the flowers... so pretty...