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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Monday, February 13, 2012

1 Peter Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times- Week 5

  Week 5 in my 1 Peter Inductive Bible Study (by Sue Edwards) we read 1 Peter 3:1-7.  It was quite interesting in describing how wives and husbands should relate to each other.  Sarah and Abraham were used as an example in this study.  What I found most interesting was two particular behaviors that are beautiful in a woman- in God's eyes.  The qualities are "purity"and "reverence" and they are quite different from what the world views as beautiful.  A gentle spirit is also something that God sees as beautiful. Hmmmm.....  I feel most beautiful when I have my make-up on, my hair styled and I am wearing an outfit (with no elastic in the waist, thank you very much).  But then, I thought about what God sees as beautiful.  Would I rather chat with a lady that looks like she stepped out of a magazine but is negative and hateful or a lady that has her hair in a crazy ponytail and is wearing sweats yet sparkles from the inside out?  I'm sure you know that answer to that question.:)

   This week's study reminds me of a certain young lady that takes ballet with my daughter.  She is about 16 years old and I have knows her for quite a few years.  She has some issues with her skin, does not wear the latest fashions, and may not be known as the "pretty" girl.  But, I am here to tell you that this young lady is beautiful inside and out and I am proud to know her.  She is an amazing role model.  She is polite, charming, encouraging, and has a smile that lights up the room.  She is the most beautiful dancer, too.  When she is on the stage and the music starts this precious young lady *sparkles*!  She dances for the Lord and you feel it!  In God's eyes she is absolutely beautiful and she is.  Purity, reverence and a gentle spirit are all there.  I strive to be more like her.  You can learn from someone who is much younger than yourself.:)

*I was given a copy of 1 Peter Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

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