Posted by: Judy | February 20, 2020

This week in Beauty

Started 10 February, 2 new experiments:

*Vitamin E oil on my scaly skin behind the right ear

*New mantra: God loves me, so I’m lovable.

So far, so good.

Ginger Garrett hit a sour note, for me. One of her points is the value in feeding others. Unfortunately, she tied it to world starvation. Like too many, she complained that if only individuals stopped being selfish with bad spending habits (fast food, excess, pet food) hunger would end.

Frivolous spending isn’t the source of starvation. It isn’t. Me buying a book instead of a meal for someone else does not make me unfeeling or selfish.

I remember when the world focused on the starving people in Ethiopia. I contributed what little money I had, which was pennies. Food was shipped to Ethiopia, and it rotted on the docks. The government refused to distribute the food. Starving people are easier to control.

We have the recent example of the discovery of warehouses full of food and water in Puerto Rico. A few government officials wanted to make the president look bad, so they withheld the aid sent.

The children starving in America aren’t starving because there isn’t enough food to share. Some people are too busy finding their next fix to bother with feeding their children. It’s a distribution problem. Yes, people exist who prefer forcing others to suffer to gain their own ends.

The truth: The bread basket of American could feed the entire world.

Guilting isn’t a healthy or helpful way to encourage true change. “A man persuaded against his will is of the same mind still.” Jesus is about changing hearts, and He uses, “Come, follow me.”

I’m continuing to read the book because I’ve found helpful information. However, I’m more skeptical than when I started. I think this is a good thing.


  1. Jesus never used guilt trips. He announced that He was the way to Heaven, and then He let the people decide to follow Him or not. Despite the high stakes, He let them choose freely, because our freedom is valuable in His sight.
    When Mary anointed Jesus’ feet with an expensive perfume, Judas complained that the money could have went to the poor. But Jesus rebuked him. The moral: We should help the poor, of course. However, God also finds it perfectly acceptable when we use the money for other things.

    • Exactly!

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