Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Guest Blog Day Two with Donna Reimel Robinson

Every novel has a beautiful heroine.

If I asked you to picture a beautiful woman with black hair, dark eyes, and perfect skin, the picture in your mind would be totally different than my picture. Everyone has their own concept of “beautiful.” However, The Thing About Beauty has a truly beautiful woman as its heroine. Tonya Brandt is physically beautiful, but she has a lot to learn when it comes to inward beauty!

Here’s my picture of Tonya. This is actually the actress Connie Sellecca (and this picture was probably taken twenty years ago since she’s in her fifties now. So picture the young Connie as you read the book!) By the end of the story, Tonya learns that beauty is only skin deep, and it’s the person inside who counts.

That’s how God looks at us. “For the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart” (I Samuel 16:7). The Apostle Peter described what God is looking for in a beautiful woman: “Let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price” (I Peter 3:4). When we allow the beauty of the Lord to shine through us, then we are truly beautiful.

Question of the Day: What constitutes real beauty to you?


  1. Someone shining with the love of the Lord on their countenance, so beautiful!

  2. I have to agree with Erica, kindness.

  3. I love Jesus description of Himself--gentle and humble in heart. For me that is beauty.

  4. A loving and gentle spirit is beauty to me!

  5. Thank you for your comments, ladies! I am now in the middle of Texas, having driven all day yesterday.

    To me, real beauty is definitely a sweet, kind, and loving spirit, which only the Lord can give.

  6. Hi Donna,

    I don't have anything profound to say about inner beauty. Just wanted to say I clip pictures from magazines and catalogs for characters too.