Why Lipstick? December 9, 2011
Lipstick Makes Everything Better is a phrase I took from my mom. She’s a beauty with the make up skills that can rival any MAC counter. And for some reason, she always thought I also should acquire her make up skills. In my teen years I just could not handle make up on a regular basis. It annoyed me. I also think not wearing make up was my own little teen rebellion phase. Some kids did drugs and drank; this gal didn’t wear make up. Fire up the Harley! I’m WILD!
As the years progressed I started seeing the true benefits of make up and I’m rarely in public without it. It may be a tab of lip gloss or a sweep of mascara, but it’s still a little something to brighten my face. These things never make my wrinkles smaller or my body less tired, but they do make me feel a little better.
Like the way a bit of lipstick can offer a simple pick me up, I feel like my ministry is about picking people up when they’re down. When you’re in a crisis, I’m at my best. So, I’m hoping this blog spot will offer a place where you can come for a funny story, spiritual application, and overall boost.
You remember us in those days, friends, working our fingers to the bone, up half the night, moonlighting so you wouldn’t have the burden of supporting us while we proclaimed God’s Message to you. You saw with your own eyes how discreet and courteous we were among you, with keen sensitivity to you as fellow believers. And God knows we weren’t freeloaders! You experienced it all firsthand. With each of you we were like a father with his child, holding your hand, whispering encouragement, showing you step-by-step how to live well before God, who called us into his own kingdom, into this delightful life. 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (MSG)