Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What's God Looking At?

My blogging friend, Nicole Baart posted this video on her blog yesterday. It’s powerful enough to watch and think about. I already showed it to my three young girls, explaining things aren’t always what they seem. I love that God focuses in on the heart.

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance of his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

~ 1 Samuel 16: 7

For any woman reading this (and of course, man too), we have a responsibility to our children to inform them of Truth. And part of that responsibility begins with how we view ourselves.

What does this video say to you?

*By the way, Nicole’s blog is excellent. She’s an author of four highly esteemed books and handles life and relationships with such grace and integrity. Katie Ganshert (of equal integrity) led me to her. Thanks to both ladies for how you live out your lives.

**Thanks Dove!


  1. Physical change is easy with money but it don't last and it sure don't do anything about getting into Heaven,That video was something else I had no idea of how changes could be that drastic.And just think of all the people that take it all in my gosh,trying to look like somebody else wow! Thanks for sharing that Wendy

  2. Wow, Wendy, this is a powerful video! Thanks for linking us to it--and to Nicole's blog!

  3. Wow! That's a powerful video for anyone with girls at home. Thanks for sharing!

  4. (Love Chris Tomlin) Wow I'm going to show that to my DD. I wish we didn't live in such a deceitful world.

  5. That was pretty amazing and powerful. Thank you for showing that.

  6. I. LOVED. THAT!!! It actually made feel a little sick inside.

  7. I'm going to show it to my daughters, too. Thank you, Wendy.

  8. That was an amazing video, Wendy! We are bombarded with a false sense of beauty in our culture. It's amazing how Satan can perpetuate lies that lead to such disatisfaction.

  9. Hey, Wendy! You're right! Your's was the first blog that I signed up for but I didn't know how to officially "follow" someone at that point. I read your blog everyday! Anywho--it's fixed now! You should be able to find me! Have a great day!

  10. As always, Wendy, you're an amazing woman. Beautiful inside and out.

    Hope you have a lovely week.

  11. That is a great video! Thanks for posting it. I'm going to make my daughter watch it when she gets home from school!

  12. This is amazing. Having boys, I want them to understand that a woman with "real beauty" is one that is kind, pure, not afraid to get dirty, and who can admit that she's not perfect. LOVE THIS!

  13. I wish they'd started that campaign when I was younger. It might have saved years of grief.

  14. It says to me that she was unacceptable in her present condition. Who can achieve that look?

    God was right. Thanks for sharing that!

  15. Pttyann, I loved your comment about how it does nothing to help us into heaven. Yes, preach it. You are welcome.

    Kristen, Nicole is solid. Had to link to her at some point.

    Heather, powerful is the word. How confusing it can be for us!

    T.Anne, that was one of the first conversations I had w/ my husband.

    Cindy, you're welcome. Glad it impacted you.

    Jennifer, isn't it weird how it pulls a combo effect? I felt the same.

    Janna, I'll be curious how they respond.

    Jody, perpetuate. Yes, he is a liar, isn't he?

    Kristen, must admit...I love seeing your face up there b/c I've been diggin' your blog.

    Nicole, you know where you stand with me. I'll just write...high level of respect!

    Lazy Writer, you just reminded me, mine started next week!

    Beth, yes, no high maintenance for your little men. Personally, I'm not afraid to get dirty. It's fun.

    Tara, I agree. They are doing something refreshing!!!

    Karen, I am so with you, God was and is always right.

    Thanks for viewing that. I believe knowledge helps us make wise decisions. We know now.

    I hope you dream of chocolate! I plan to.

    Til Tomorrow,
    ~ Wendy

  16. That video is so awesome. I think I'm going to forward it to a bunch of people
    Thank you!!! Our culture, many cultures, are so off. It's just really sad. :-(

    I wish this was on TV.

  17. Wendy! I LOVED that much. Thanks for the shout out. You make me smile on a regular basis. :)

  18. I agree and the video conveys the message so well.


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