Last night, at a coffee shop, five moms and their middle school daughters discussed the crazy lengths girls go to for beauty. It’s ludicrous, when you consider how few of us ever achieve (and much less maintain) today’s stick figure standards. (We’re discussing Erin Davis’s Graffiti: Learning to See the Art in Ourselveswhich is a great book!) We confessed that regardless of our age, we want to be free from the mirror, mirror on the wall that mocks us, saying, “I’ll get you, my Pretty… I’ll make you my slave!”

I love the idea that one mom shared–of putting Bible verses on our mirrors with dry erase markers. God’s Word is the mirror that never mocks. It tells us, rather, that we can be beautiful–and in a way that never fades or goes out of style.

So, this morning I wrote the verses from I Corinthians 13 on both my daughter’s mirror and mine. Covering the mirror that mocks and says, “You’ll never be pretty enough!” are these verses which shout out, “Here’s the way to be truly beautiful!”

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