I saw a story recently about a booming business nowadays — cosmetic surgery. The piece documented the amazingly high percentage of people who had gone "under the knife" to correct things with their bodies — not abnormalities or dangerous growths, but the natural effects of aging and overeating.
It's kind of sad how much attention we give to the outside — the right weight, the right dab of color on the lips or the eyes, or the right muscle definition. The Bible says real beauty comes from the inward self, from a gentle and quiet spirit. The good nature of godly character never fails; it never washes off or slides down! It never has to be nipped or tucked!
The truth is, most of us would much rather be teamed up with someone who has a good attitude and sweet spirit than someone who's had a good "tummy tuck."
You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. (1 Peter 3:4 NLT)
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Dr. Faulkner was the very first person of note and influence who shared his content with us at HEARTLIGHT.org
beginning in 1996.
Paul Faulkner taught on the Abilene Christian University campus full-time for 35 years. He was honored in 1982 as the university’s Teacher of the Year. He has written several books and was a much sought-after speaker and seminar leader along with his Marriage Enrichment partner, Dr. Carl Brecheen. Dr. Faulkner mentored many ministers and church leaders, shared his loving homespun humor and wisdom through many channels, and endeared himself to thousands. Our dear friend and mentor went to be with the Lord in 2022, but his legacy lives on in the lives of those he touched and made better.
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