How Should We View Ourselves?

Well, my recent post defending Hillary Clinton raised some eyebrows, but I definitely believe that we should try to be less obsessed – and critical – of the way we look.  That’s easier said than done, of course, with so many commercials trying to get us to buy the very latest beauty product and so many magazines airbrushing out the very imperfections that make us human.

Julie Smith Lowe (a counselor at CCEF) writes about this in an article called, “How Should We View Ourselves:”

God’s Word teaches us how to have an accurate view of self. Think about 2 Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” This passage identifies us as “jars of clay” with a treasure of great value inside of us. As inconspicuous clay pots we “show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.”

Easier said than done?  Yes.  But read the whole thing and give yourself a little extra room to be normal today.

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  • http://yahoo.com john norton

    Looking good Bristol,keep on truckin… ~ !

  • John

    Dear Bristol

    The person that comes through in your writings is beautiful.

    John

  • Dennis McHale

    Don’t be upset with me Bristol, I’m just a man, not GOD. I happen to agree with Tripp. I think you are more beautiful without the mud on your face. I like beauty, and as Tony Malliris stated Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Bristol you are more beautiful than Denise Richards.

  • http://timdenchanter.blogspot.com/ Tim D Enchanter

    I have always personally thought women more beautiful when they do NOT wear makeup …
    … and you don’t need any — IMHO

  • Joseph Russo III

    “That’s easier said than done, of course, with so many commercials trying to get us to buy the very latest beauty product and so many magazines airbrushing out the very imperfections that make us human.”

    Is that your philosophy when it comes to your appearances in tabloids?

  • bellagrazi

    I think all women are concerned about their looks. It’s only human nature. But I’m pretty comfortable in my own skin. And you appear to be, also, Bristol. This picture proves that. You have to be pretty secure to be seen in your face mask. Haha I say, “Right on!” More women should do this.

  • Marcia Bar

    I am going to start reading this blog more often. By the way, I don’t like Mrs. Clinton because I think she is part of the liberal problems in this Country.

  • Piscean Gal

    Bristol writes, “Easier said than done? Yes. But read the whole thing and give yourself a little extra room to be normal today.”

    Then why surgically change your looks? OH, I know what you SAID…but it just sounds a bit hypocritical….


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