But ugly goes all the way to the bone. Why do we make statements like that? It is true, but true beauty also comes from the inside.
It seems puberty is starting to rear its head around here. Oh not me, I did that once and survived. My oldest, "Goober", is almost 10, although to hear her you'd think she was approaching...oh....40 at least.
Several years ago I bought "The Care and Keeping of You." I had heard great things about it and so I picked it up. Last Fall I gave it to Goober to read for school. It took her a couple of days. And that was just because I made her do other schoolwork.
Yes, I am a slave driver, thankyouverymuch.
As I read it and then as she read it, I thought how great it would be to find a similar book only written from a Christian perspective. I think I just did. Nancy Rue did a remarkable job in writing, The Skin You're In, Discovering True Beauty.
But for those girls who attend school outside of their home, this would be a great book!!! It addresses a lot of growing up things girls experience and how to deal with them in a godly manner. Nancy Rue talks about clothing, hair, taking care of (and how!) your skin, and a host of other topics. All of her chapters have a "God God?" portion where she brings in Bible verses and shares what God thinks of that and how He sees us.
All of her advice is spot-on, except one. In the hair chapter, she says if you have dry hair and need to wash it every day you should use baby shampoo. I think that should read if your hair is Oily because baby shampoo has an ingredient in it that causes it to dry your hair. (the same ingredient makes it "tear-free")
The link above will take you to Zondervan's website where you can order the book for about $8.00 or you can order it through your local Christian book store. I recommend it!!! If you're not sure, I will be posting the first chapter in late July.