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ALIZA LATTA is a writer, artist, and pastor who is a huge fan of telling stories. She creates content for Canada’s largest youth conference, Change Conference, and is a church planter in Ontario, Canada. Her artwork and writing have been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is...

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  1. What great true words! Thank you for sharing, Aliza. In college I was at a pool party with friends. One of my closer buddies asked a question of another guy by the pool that has stuck with me. My buddy asked this gorgeous muscled basketball player what he thought of me. I was frozen in my steps. Why would you ask this hunk that about me & in my hearing! I carried more weight than 90% of the bikini clad girls I knew & seemed to always be recovering from whatever bug was going around. I was NOT a guy magnet by any stretch of imagination. I felt like my about to be ex-buddy was setting us both up. Being the diplomat Mr Hunk was he said “she’s beautiful when she’s healthy”. Wow! He said I was beautiful cloaked with a caveat that wasn’t true very often but still. Years later I had a conversation with said hunk & he mumbled something about having seen Jesus in me when we were in college. Yes he did see me as beautiful. He saw Jesus! May we always spending time with & agreeing with Jesus’ assessment of us! Blessings! (((0)))

  2. Beautiful message! I have a 13 year-old daughter, who is now beginning to have more of an interest in clothes and her appearance and how she looks and thankfully she is very pleased with herself, but I will remind her of Genesis 1:31 – blessings!

  3. Love this. It’s felled with deep insight & understanding. I praise God for your testimony.

    This stuck out to me because of how Jesus has healed my own heart of trauma. “It takes immense courage to ask Jesus to show you the wound, and to let His kind and careful hands dislodge the arrow from your heart.” WOW! It initially hurts but the immense joy afterward is resplendently abounding in our hearts.

    • Yes, Tanya, that line struck such a cord with me as well. So true. It’s a scary place to go, and the best place to go, because both His truth and His comfort accompany you on the journey. What a gift that nearness is, no matter what difficult paths we may walk with Him.

  4. Excellent post! I loved this! You are so right — we can easily believe at five years old that we are beautiful but that belief erodes over time especially when we are graying and wrinkling!

  5. Aliza,

    I never thought of myself as beautiful. Just plain. Now that I’m older I realize that beauty is more than skin deep. There is an inner beauty that radiates smiles & love. It encourages & hugs people. That is the kind of beauty I now see in myself. A kind of radiant glow that says she’s been with Jesus.

    Blessings 🙂