My name is Lynnette Nance and I generally refer to myself as a champion for inner beauty. That said, I believe that women should be ladies. It’s fine to look good on the outside, but let’s not forget about the inside.
Why Inner Beauty?
With so much emphasis on outer beauty, sometimes, we forget to pay attention to the type of values we are holding in our heart. Each of us is an amazing example of God’s handiwork, so it’s critical that we pay attention to our hearts and not settle to reflect anything less than His standards and values.
Being an inner-beautiful woman does not mean being weak or helpless. And, it doesn’t mean that we should neglect the outer beauty. It does mean that we are in a right relationship with our heavenly Father and we stand uncompromisingly for His values and standards.
Growing up, I struggled as I was trying to define my own identity. When you’re young, there are lots of people (who mean well) telling you that you should be like this or be like that. And, all too often, we find that our self image gets wrapped up in who our friends are or the kind of work that we do. And, we find ourselves further away than we would like to be from the image of Christ.
When it all comes down to it, our inner beauty is a reflection of Christ in us. And, each day we should progress to look more and more like Him. Then, for example, when friends go away or we lose our job, our self-image and self-esteem remain intact, because our image of who we are was never wrapped up in those things in the first place.
What You’ll Find Here
This blog is just a collection of posts, or articles, about Christian inner beauty, faith, wisdom, spiritual growth, and encouragement to be all that God has called you to be in every area of your life. I’ll also post “inner–views” with real live inner beauties making a difference in their sphere of influence.
Getting Around the Blog
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To find something in particular try the search box at the very top of the home page or you’ll find a list of categories and recent posts in the sidebar. If you like (or don’t like) what you’ve read, leave a comment! Or, ask a question. I don’t have all the answers, so let’s discuss it. I’d like to hear your thoughts about Christian inner beauty and more!
When I’m not writing, sometimes you’ll find me making jewelry by hand. I just love the indie-handmade crafts movement because it’s a fantastic way to express the creative gifts we’ve been given. Inner Beauty is contemporary sterling silver and gemstone jewelry inspired by the fact every woman is like a unique gem – an amazing example of God’s handiwork. I hope you’ll check it out. Shop for Inner Beauty Jewelry on Etsy or learn more about IBJ in this interview or recent update with Brittany Trotman of BeautyGirlMag.com.
Thanks for visiting – and always, wear your inner beauty!