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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

23 April 2014

My Sunday Make-Up Is Worn Off By Tuesday Mornings!

As I was pulling out of my drive at 9:05am to head to church (20-25 minutes away) for the 9:00am Bible study (RefresHer), I was armed & ready... 

Armed & ready to put my make-up on. I had my make-up pouch squished between my knees with all the necessary tools. I would apply it at every stop sign or stop light I encountered between home and church. There are 8 stops (7 signs & one light). And, if I was caught at one of the two railroad tracks, I had a chance of looking pretty good by the time I got to Bible study :) 

I caught a glimpse of myself in the rear view mirror and thought, 
"WOW! My Sunday make-up is totally worn off by Tuesday mornings!"
I'm one of those women who can be girlie-girle one day. On the girlie-girlie days, I might go with foundation, blush, powder, eyebrow pencil, eye liner, mascara, lip liner and lip color!!! On the more common tom-boy days, it's soap, water & Oil of Olay! Mondays are usually rough for me -- resulting in my looking pretty disheveled by Tuesday morning as I head out to RefresHer.

In an effort to keep from frightening those around the table who have to actually LOOK at me during the small group time, I try to put a little make-up on before arriving. I hate to scare anyone who's made the effort to make it there for the Tuesday morning meeting. Often my Tuesday make-up gets done, kind of  -- even if it's just over some of the remaining Sunday make-up.

When my mind said,
"WOW! My Sunday make-up is totally worn off by Tuesday mornings!"
My heart cried out,
"Don't let that happen to your spirit after the celebration of Easter Sunday has passed by & your calendar returns to the normal crazy-busy life. Don't let the Easter Sunday morning JOY dampen as the days pass. Make a conscious effort to celebrate the miracle of that day every day."
I think Satan doesn't want us to live in the "SUNDAY mind-set". But, as far as I'm concerned, there's no real value in what we hear & affirm on Sunday mornings if it's not applied to all the days of the week. I think he would love for us to forget the joy which fills our hearts on Easter Sunday morning as we celebrate the knowledge that CHRIST OVERCAME DEATH & made that possible for us. He wants us to forget that the BATTLE HAS BEEN WON. We are VICTORS. The debt of our sins has been PAID IN FULL.

I was thrilled on Monday evening to see the post Ann Voskamp had published that day about being Resurrection People... and living day-to-day in that knowledge! Check it out here.

We are chosen. We are conquerors. We are victors. We are God's Resurrection People. Let's WALK IN THAT KNOWLEDGE! Let's say to ourselves at the break of every day.. 
Don't let your Sunday be worn off by Tuesday morning!!
  Linking with Ann Voskamp - A Holy Experience today... 


  1. Well said, I think you are such a beautiful woman, inside and out, that no amount of makeup(Or lack of) could ever hide your light

    1. Thank you Christa :) I am SO BLESSED by your friendship! You are in my prayers!

  2. I love this post! So true and timely - and ultimately the way we develop a relationship with the God of the universe! Not exactly ho hum...thanks for posting. By the way, I wish everyone had a 'refresher.' :) Lisa

    1. Thanks for stopping by Lisa :) I appreciate the reply! I would have to agree... I wish EVERYONE could have a RefresHer group!! It's a great fellowship of women from various churches in our community..

  3. What a great thought - see, it was good you were rushed and make-up-less! Wonderful post!
    Your Inspire Me Monday neighbor.

    1. Thanks Carol for stopping by, reading & commenting. YOU INSPIRE ME! You are in my thoughts & prayers :) May God fill you with peace today in knowing that He has you in the palm of His hand!!