3: Peach Iced Tea

This was one portion of my room. Imagine this type of collage all over my walls...

This was one portion of my room. Imagine this type of collage all over my walls…

This page goes with chapter three of “The Insatiable Quest for Beauty” book.

What’d you think of my little obsessions?

I’ll bet you were laughing when you heard about my version of wallpaper! And just to show that I wasn’t making it up, here’s a picture I scanned in of my room that first semester. (Now I’ll have you know, I currently don’t have ANY wedding magazines in my house, let alone on my walls! I’ll save that for when I’m engaged. :))

With blonde hair...

With blonde hair…

I also included a picture of when I was blonde – people don’t believe me sometimes!

Okay so here’s our video of the day. I asked my friend Aria to share her own story of needing to be rescued, her journey to finding value and worth. Check it out – I think you’ll really relate with her! Afterwards, keep reading for my quirky frog story and other resources.

Deleted Scenes: And now for the promised deleted scenes. I hope you like frogs! (Or not – I hate frogs.) Here is my quirky frog story.

Songs: These are some awesome songs that speak to me on this topic. You can just click on the link and it’ll take you to a youtube version of the song. Here’s the one I opened the chapter with: “Let Go” by Frou Frou. You can also hear a clip of my song “Dust” or purchase it in the iTunes online store.

Bible Reading: Read Hebrews 11:8-12. God called Abraham to follow Him to a new land. Abraham had no idea where he was going or what the journey would be like. If I was Abraham, I’d be scared to death! But Abraham trusted God and followed Him anyway. He was willing to leave his family, home, and comforts, to go who-knows-where, so long as God was leading. This was what surrender felt like for me – I had no idea where I was headed or if I’d like it, but ultimately I had to trust God and follow Him anyway. And look how the story turned out for Abraham – with God leading him to the promised land! There were plenty of battles along the way, but the ultimate destiny was incredible. And that’s how my journey turned out too – surrender led to something absolutely beautiful.

Also, remember the story of the most beautiful woman in the world? You heard my version – now read it for yourself by clicking here! This is the NIV version of Ezekiel 16. Notice how jealous God was of her – with a holy jealousy – longing for her to come back and be near Him. I love the hope at the end of the chapter – there’s just a glimmer of it, but it reminds me of Hosea 2 – check out verse 14 and on: the beautiful promises as God talks about winning back His bride.

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