“Cosmetics”

if you can’t see your beauty
wear it

all last week
I felt ugly
until Friday
when I wore makeup

maybe it helps
to get “dolled up”
before you go inside
and see what’s wrong

putting on a face
helped me
step through
the looking glass

“No One Else”

just me
little makeup
no heels

just me
different weight
different beauty

just me
as I am
and will be

just me
closed mind
open heart

just me
out of darkness
into light

just me
being light
in the dark

just me
becoming love
inside of Him

just me
my unique
to change the world

“Armor”

will death care what you wear
or how you look
will shame move one
if you’re put together
will regret stay afar
if you’ve got your makeup on
will pride move aside
if you wear your hat

authority is known in the heart
and moves mountains
stands against the storms
withstands the heaviest winds
is a part of who you are
not how you look
or what you wear
it’s from the inside out

“Existence”

it’s not about my name or anyone else’s name
it’s about Jesus
it’s not about pictures on Facebook or friends who hug you
it’s about Jesus
it’s not about your kids, your spouse, your family
it’s about Jesus
it’s not about the makeup you have on or the clothes you wear
it’s about Jesus
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You Are Beautiful

“You are beautiful:” those are the words I heard over and over again last night. As I was flagging at Straight Up Worship, Krissi came up and told me how beautiful I was. She just kept saying, “You are beautiful” and wasn’t quite sure why those were the only words she could say. I began to cry and told her, “Because those are the words I need to hear the most,” and God knew that, and even with all those words of beauty spoken over me, this morning, I saw myself as ugly.
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