As an accomplished communicator, writer, and nationally ranked public speaker, this homeschool graduate likes to talk. Currently, she works part-time as a speech and drama instructor.
In her "spare" time, Hannah enjoys singing old musical numbers, swing dancing, spending time with friends and family, and attempting to brew the perfect cup of chai. She lives outside Dallas, Texas with her parents, brother and two sisters.
We all know about unrealistic beauty standards in magazines, Barbies, and, well, all that jazz. But why does beauty take up so much of our thoughts? Why does this issue so capture us? And can it be replaced by something healthier?
Do you imagine God like a Care Bear? Or boyfriend? Or do you imagine Him as someone just waiting for you to trip up so He can punish you? It’s easy to develop a distorted view of God’s love. What’s the truth?
I don’t know why God sometimes chooses to lead us to places where we can’t see, but I suppose part of the answer is in the question—He wants us there because we can’t see. He wants to bring us to a place where we will obey Him out of trust and love.
Coming to know Jesus is just the beginning. From that point on, He teaches us. He takes us by the hand and shows us what it means to belong to Him. Because of sin, our minds and hearts are bent and twisted. Jesus saves us, then He works to break the bent parts and make them straight.
Common sense says proper sleep, exercise, eating right, and getting out
in the sun for a while can get those endorphins pumping and brighten your day.
But I’m learning that a great deal of my Bad Days can be traced to spiritual