What Is Beauty?

by Lorinda

" What is Beauty?” I asked myself.

Is it short, or is it tall?

Is it curly hair, or straight hair.

or perhaps no hair at all?


Is it red, brown, yellow, black or white,

twinkling brown eyes,

or blue eyes bright?


Is it plump or is it thin?

Is it smooth and flawless skin?


I surmise that all these things

In beauty play a part,


the real truth in beauty is

the “hidden man of the heart.”

1 Peter 3:3-5)

~~Lorinda Grubbs ~~

© Lorinda Grubbs.  All rights reserved.


This poem was the introductory page of Lorinda's keynote address at the Ladies Conference at the Piqua, Ohio Crossroads Church of God MA on November 10, 2007.  Unfortunately, the program was not taped or recorded.  She spoke extemporaneously, so the anointed message cannot be reproduced.  The outline is below.

Lorinda is the sister of Delores.  She is the wife of Rev. Jerry Grubbs, pastor of Faith Tabernacle in Lincoln Park, Michigan.  She teaches a teenage Sunday school class and on Wednesday evening, teaches children through the age of 12 years, including lessons, crafts and entertainment.  She is also the church organist and vocalist.

Their web site is here:  Faith Tabernacle Church of God.

More information on Lorinda

Beauty Tips for the Inner Woman

Fall Ladies Conference

Crossroads CGMA, Piqua, Ohio

November 10, 2007


  I.  Worldly Beauty

       A.  The world’s perspective is the outward appearance.

              (1 Samuel 16:7)

             1.  We can never measure up.

                   a.  Results of trying to measure up

                        (1).  Eating disorders

                        (2).  Unnecessary cosmetic surgery

                        (3).  Lack of confidence

                        (4).  Feelings of rejection

             2.  How we are influenced

                  a.  Television

                  b.  Movies

                  c.  Magazines

                  d.  Peers

          “Our pursuit of the world’s beauty places us in bondage, while our pursuit of God’s beauty brings us freedom.”

            (Who Calls Me Beautiful" by Regina Franklin)

 II.  Inner Beauty

       A.   God’s Perspective

             1.  He looks at what is in the heart.

                   (1 Samuel 16:7)

                  a.  What is He looking for?

                        (1.)  A Reflection of himself

                                 (a).  Everything hangs on love

III.  Pursuing God’s Beauty

        A.  We can measure up

              1.  He helps us to measure up.

                   a.  Walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16)

                   b.  Lay aside that which hinders (Hebrews 12:1)

                   c.  Think positive thoughts (Philippians 4:8)

             2.  Results of measuring up God's way

                  a.  Peace (John 14:27)

                  b.  Confidence (Philippians 4:13)

                  c.  Feelings of being loved (John 15:9)

                  d.  Strength in adversity (Psalm 27:1)

"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be Praised." (Proverbs 32:30).

Lorinda concluded her outline with Proverbs 31:10-31.



  Let the Beauty of Jesus Be Seen In Me

(Music playing)

Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.
All His wonderful passion and purity;
O Thou Spirit divine,
All my nature refine,
Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.

~ Albert Orsborn ~

(General of Salvation Army from 1946-1952)



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