Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday Ecclesiastes 7:13

The purpose of Word Filled Wednesday is to share the WORD through a photo and a verse.

This week is a picture of me - one of the few photos I'll ever use for WFW that I didn't actually capture - but I needed it for illustration. My friend Steve took this picture in December. Thanks Steve - and sorry Mr Nice Guy for cropping you OUT. Hope you can understand.

Ecclesiastes 7:13 - Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what He has made crooked?

Let me tell you - this past few days have not been very happy for me, for various reasons. And, it's not often that I come across something in the Bible that just MAKES ME GIGGLE! This verse did it - I KNEW I had to use it this week for my WFW post. When I read it, I immediately thought of my "CROOKED" hair and I couldn't stop laughing! Thanks God, for making me laugh.
I used to be unhappy with my hair... very unhappy. Even this week I caught myself grumbling about it because the humidity and the rain causes a very fuzzy effect on my naturally curly tresses, especially when I need a trim (and we all know how some of us Mom's tend to cut everyone else's hair, and neglect our own!) I've had my hair my WHOLE life. Kinda like most of you! It started out sort of just wavy, but with each child, my hair got curlier! (Good thing I stopped at four!)
Sometimes I ADORE having curly hair - and sometimes it feels like a curse. I have had several people ask if I've thought about straightening it. I do have a photo in my sidebar of my hair straightened. One of the 3 times I ever tried. Even when I use all those tools and products, it still wants to curl up, so it's a lot of work for nothing. God gave me my lifelong "perm" and it's not really my place to go around trying to improve on His good and perfect work now is it?

These past few years, I've allowed myself to voice a hearty THANK YOU! when people give me compliments. I also make sure that when complete strangers stop me to ask about my locks, that I give the glory where it is due. I always say, "God does my hair" because it's true. Sometimes I get weird looks, but I think it's a great way to share that God made me, and He knew what he was doing.

Now if I could just stop and look at all my other "problems" that way huh? Guess I've got some work to do!

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Mrs. B said...

Awesome verse and post!! What a great perspective.

Laurie Ann said...

Great perspective on this issue, Alexis. Awesome WFW!

Susan said...

This was creative!!

I have curly hair too, I straiten mine.

Have a blessed day!

hip chick said...

I thought of your hair the minute I read the verse and saw the picture. I had very wavy hair when I was younger but somehow it has gotten straighter as I've aged. ???

Toia said...

I enjoy reading your post. It made me smile. I love how you apply it to God's word. Very inspirational and encouraging!! Happy WFW!!

Denise said...

This was a great WFW, by the way, you are very lovely.

He And Me + 3 said...

Model has naturally curly hair...beautiful, she used to hate it, but that is what got her noticed and got her some of her modeling jobs. It is a blessing to have God do your hair. :) Love that appropriate.

Beth E. said...

Great post...beautiful face...awesome hair!!!

Love ya

Angela said...

I've paid LOTS of money for years to get my hair like yours..LOL...((hugs))

lori said...

I had to LAUGH...this was great..I was blessed with a major case of the straits from birth!!
I'm a tad bit jealous...;)

What a great verse and image!


Amydeanne said...

a great post Alexis. It reminds me of the phrase "God doesn't make junk"

DeeDee said...

I immediately thought of your hair before I saw the post...
And by the way I LOVE IT!!!
Those of us who have straight hair would love a few curls without the perms LOL
Beautiful Pic and Beautiful Verse!
Thanks for sharing!

heidi said...

I always wanted curly hair - but that's because mine is bone straight. Grass is always greener, eh?

Mwah. I hope your weekend is so far beyond fabulous that you forget that this week has been tough.

Tracy said...

What a great post! So very clever. I positively love your beautiful hair! I grew up with wavy hair that I positively detested. My sister had that silky straight hair that I always wanted. In recent years, I was finally able to wear it straight thanks to straighteners, etc. and I loved it, but it was a LOT of work and like yours, it didn't always hold. Now I'm embracing what God gave me and working "with" the waves. = )

What a fun WFW! Thansk for sharing!