Christen’s Corner

Christen's Corner

My story for the month:  Inner Beauty Recipe  

The world can be a tough place, especially for teens. You have peer pressure, which isn’t always positive, you have influences that aren’t always good, and you have temptations that can be hard to turn away from. Sometimes we lose the attributes that God has blessed us with, which can be found in our inner beauty.  It can be hard in this time and age to reflect on our inner beauty instead of our outer beauty when the world around us seems to demand so much.  Well, I was reading a very interesting article written by Rebecca St. James that I found very helpful and thought you might want to take a look at it.  I was touched by it and I hope that you are to.  This is a biblical recipe for inner beauty that when all the ingredients are mixed together can lead to a better tasting life.  Are you missing a few ingredients?

Ingredients: 

Love- The self-sacrificing variety. It is not dependent on anything from the other person

Joy- Deep & abiding inner rejoicing given by God no matter what’s going on in your life.

Peace- Inner peace and quietness, even in the face of tough circumstances; it goes beyond what makes human sense.

Patience– You suffer right along with others while they’re working out some personal difficulties. You keep being good to them, even when they do wrong to you. You don’t try to retaliate for wrong treatment.

Kindness- You show gentleness and kindness that is useful or serviceable.

Goodness- You reach out to others to do good even when it is not deserved.

Faithfulness- You are trustworthy and reliable.

Gentleness- You are humble, meek, and submissive to God’s word.

Self-control- You control your passions, desires, and impulses.

Directions:

Combine generous portions of all these ingredients from Galatians 5:22-23(“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such there is no law”). 

**So take this recipe wherever you go, when you are at school, with family, or hanging with your friends, and nothing can stand in your way because just like your outer beauty, your inner beauty will shine through with God in your life.

My verse for the month: 1 Samuel 16:7

“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his apperance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him.  For the LORD does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

 

 

Comments
  1. PoPo says:

    Wow! I am excited to read about what you have to say to the world. Love you, Munchkin. I’ll show this to MoMo.

    PoPo

  2. Leti Garcia says:

    We are very proud of you of sharing your thoughts and prayers to aid teens in this time of need. You will help teens understand what its all about out there; the trials and errors of teen life. They will be able to relate to you and be more responsive. TEEN POSITIVE-Way ta GO-O-O!!

    Thank you for following your heart and walking this path. Your in our prayers always.

    God Bless You,
    Leti, Tia Lola and Kristy

  3. PoPo says:

    Hi Munchkin,

    You are amazing! I can’t wait to read what you have to say. See you in a few days.

  4. fcortez says:

    HI MUNCHKIN HOW ARE YOU TODAY , AS FOR ME CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL SOON. IT WILL BE NICE WHEN YOU MOVE BACK EVEN IF ITS DALLAS. BUT DANIEL , BROOKE WILL ENJOY YOU . BUT WE CAN VISIT. AND YOU ALL CAN COME UP TO SAN ANTONIO. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. LOVE MOMO.

  5. fcortez says:

    Hi munchkin how are you today . hou wuz school today i hope you had a great day . say hi to the boys for me we love and miss you. we hope time goes fast . what are you going to do this weekend. i love to read your qotes of the day.

  6. fcortez says:

    Hi munchkin how todayas for a little tired . but almost time to go home i think iam going to the gym . to relive stress . but also to lose hopefully weight. tell your mom and dad thank you for the tape your dad made for me. say hi to my babies. tell jeffrey ,joshua momo say hi.love you momo.

  7. fcortez says:

    hi munchkin how are you today as for me it has been real busy at work how was school today . how are the boy doing. tell them that momo says hi . call me later if you get this message. what is your mom and dad up to . say hi to kenny and cassey. love you momo.

  8. POPO says:

    Hi Munchkin,

    I like your thoughts. See you in a few more days.

  9. fcortez says:

    HI MUNCHKIN IT WAS A GREAT THOUGHT . IAM S PROUD OF YOU .YOU ARE A GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER . SEE YOU SOON

  10. LuVon says:

    Hey girl,

    We so enjoyed your visit this summer. (Too short)… loved getting to go to dinner @ Bill’s.
    Hope your school year is a great one and you meet lots of “Cool
    Christians”!!!!
    Tell everyone hello and love to all of you!
    Love ya!
    Ms. Von

  11. Christen:] says:

    wow! i am so excited to be doing this!!! i love all of youu and i hope to make a difference in other lives!!!

    ~Christen~

  12. Christy says:

    Hey Munchkin,

    I think that’s awesome that they are letting you do this from school:)

  13. Christen says:

    I think so too!!! My teacher’s not here so I get to do basically anything I want. God has blessed me lol:] Well hurry up and comment so I can talk to you from school:p

  14. christen(doodles):] says:

    Hey!!! hope your day is well! Have a blessed day.
    Christen:]

  15. haleybremer says:

    HI CHRISTEN I MISS YOU SO MUCH I WISH YOU STILL LIVED HERE BUT YOU DONT . PLEASE GIVE THE BREMER FAMILY A CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE .

  16. Christen says:

    Hey,
    I need to do do this again. haha
    Oh and its 5th period, and I am quite bored. The day is almost over though(: woohoo!
    -Christen(:

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