The Queen of Cranky Pants

Ever have one of those days where you just want to smack the happy out of someone? What do you do when that someone is you? You aren’t equipped mentally to tackle the mountains of laundry, patient enough to run errands, or smiley enough for humans to venture near you.

That was me last week. In a BIG way. If they had been handing out the "Queen of Cranky Pants" award, I would have won it hands down.

God loves us just as we are, cranky pants and all. {tweet it}

Let Your Inner Beauty Shine!

I love vintage jewelry. It’s unique. Individual. There’s nothing else like it in the world. It's a lot like YOU! When God made you, He broke the mold. There’s no one else like you in the universe! Cherish that little nugget of wisdom today. Write it down if you have to.

Why do we gaze into the mirror each morning and pick ourselves apart? Why do we focus on the wrinkles, dark circles, frizzy hair and love handles, or the guilt from a misspoken word, our short tempers, the inability to get the monster to do list done each day, or keep the kitchen counter tops clean?

When we focus on all the "flaws" that the world sees, we rob ourselves of the special beauty that God designed just for us.

Aren't you tired of focusing on your shortcomings? I sure am. We need to focus on things that make us special! The beauty layered beneath the baggage of life. The beauty God sees in us through Jesus.

Totally whole. Perfect in Him. Free of shame, guilt, condemnation, fear and judgment. FREE to be who He designed us to be, flaws and all.

When God looks at us, He doesn't see our messy kitchens, short tempers or the dirty laundry piled high in the basement linen closet. He sees Jesus. So maybe it's time to cut ourselves a little slack?

We are made new and beautiful through Christ Jesus. {tweet it}