I have a confession to make: I had botox. Of course, what I found out
is that for the best results, I should have started about 20 years ago!

The night after I had it done, and after I read a long list of potentially harmful side effects, I was lamenting to my husband. How could I, “Miss Organic Natural”…so cavalierly done this. Now I had botulism coursing through my veins…..Scary thought. What had possessed me?

On thinking back, I reflected that my husband and I were going on a vacation of a lifetime with a dear couple whom we hadn’t seen in awhile. I wanted to look my best. Makes sense…..but there was something deeper.

As I did some soul-searching, I asked myself: Was it that I deep down inside do not feel good enough, thin enough, young enough or pretty enough….Sadly, apparently, I do not feel like I am “enough”, particularly as I age.

Granted our culture is a culture of youth and beauty, and the media’s idea of beauty is in our face constantly…. but that’s society’s perception. I decided I had to learn more about what my definition of beauty really is.

As luck would have it, I spotted a copy of a little book – believe it or not at the
grocery store. The title? “Becoming Spiritually Beautiful: Seeing Yourself From God’s Perspective”.

In this precious book, the author Sharon Jaynes tells us how to experience a “faith lift”…There is one pivotal point in becoming spiritually beautiful: We must spend time with the Beauty Artist – God….Ms Jaynes states: “Being a reflection of His glory is a direct result of spending time in His presence embraced in His love and enveloped in His grace.’

She poses the question: Have you ever noticed how couples after being together a long time begin to look alike? The same is true with God….I will begin to resemble Him the more time I spend with Him. That’s an exciting thought…doesn’t cost any money and there are no terrible side ¬†effects. I think that’s the beauty treatment I really need. I certainly don’t fault anyone for doing whatever they can and want to do to make themselves feel better about themselves….But I have made a big decision: to go to the Author of all Beauty for my worth…

What do you think? Can 2 Corinthians 3:18 really become real if we spend time
looking in His mirror. “We who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit”

I’m gonna try it!

To find out more about Stephanie, visit her website www.thetraumaqueen.com
or to schedule an appointment, call her at 210-287-4002.

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