Author Jessica Nelson & The Strength to Feel Beautiful — 13 Comments

  1. I love how the tables get turned on her. Great premise to this story and adorable cover too!

  2. Oh this sounds so good!! I’ve definitely had days where I’ve hated to look in the mirror, and having to deal with chronic health issues for over 11 years hasn’t helped either. It took being blindsided by the guy who I thought I was going to marry to realize that I’m loved no matter what I look like or how I feel!! It’s been so liberating!!

  3. Deanna, as a mother, that absolutely horrifies me. I can not imagine ever making my child feel that way and I’m so sorry you lived in such a dark atmosphere but amen to everything you wrote! He is amazing and he is our beauty. Thank you for sharing such a painful yet lovely testimony!

  4. I love regencies! lol The stories popping up in my head were regencies so I went with it. Too funny about the nose as I’ve got quite a bit of “French-Indian” (what my family calls it but what does it really mean? No clue!) in me and I have never, ever liked my nose. It’s fairly prominent. lol

  5. I think we all do that to some degree. Hugs! I hope you find the wisdom/balance in knowing what can be changed or should be changed. Some parts of ourselves we should just embrace, I think. 🙂

  6. I often look in the mirror and not like what I see in my physical appearance but I don’t seem to do a thing to change my dislikes.

  7. Jessica, I had no idea you were writing Regencies now. What a switch from the West to England. The story looks good. And as for me and what I see when I look in the mirror, a big, French-Canadian nose. So I don’t look in the mirror all that often. 😉

  8. I am a little disconcerted by redness and blue veins on my face that are the result of rosacea but it’s ultimately no big deal with the cosmetics we have available today. Thanks for the article and the giveaway!

  9. Yes, sometimes. That is a hard one to answer. I think that as we reflect on our God-given qualities, we can realize as a Child of God, we are beautiful.

  10. I have always had a problem with my looks. Growing up my parents always told me I was ugly, would never amount to anything and that crying was a sign of weakness. When I was in school I was always made fun of because I was very skinny and my mom always permed my hair. I grew up thinking I was an ugly person that was not wanted by anyone. It took many years for me to start believing in myself. I was anorexic because I wanted to punish myself. I was ugly and didn’t think I deserved food. At my lowest point, I couldn’t go on and asked Jesus to help me. He brought people into my life that spoke of love, and that God made me in the image of Him. It was a long journey but I can say with confidence now, that without Jesus I wouldn’t be here today. His unconditional love has saved me from an image that the enemy tried to use to destroy me. I learned that inner beauty is with more than anything and God has to take the bitterness and unforgiveness out of my heart so I could feel beautiful from within. I am thankful for what I went through as a child, because it made me who I am today. I am strong, loving and have a heart for those who have self image issues. Through our test is our testimony. Beauty from ashes . That ‘s me. The ashes of a lie turned a young child into a beautiful soul that honors God and feels beautiful inside and out.

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