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Best Dressed

Therefore, as God's chosen people,
holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion, 
kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Colossians 3:12 NIV

She stood before the mirror...
checking to be sure everything looked just right.
She loves to raid the 'tickle trunk' and dress up!

I asked her...
'Maggie, is it more important to look nice or to be nice?'

Without hesitation she said,
'To be nice.'

That's my girl!
She cares how she looks...
but she knows that how she acts is more important.

May I be more concerned with being clothed in compassion and kindness...
humility, gentleness and patience...
than about what I am wearing or how my hair looks.

Only then will I be 'best-dressed'!


  1. What a precious story and picture filled with a wonderful life lesson.

  2. so true!! have a blessed fine Sunday with your family and your beautiful girl, hugs, Flavia

  3. That is precious, Judy -- out of the mouths of babes, right ?
    A gentle reminder of what is really important, to be 'best dressed' inside out !

  4. Oh, this is a message for me!
    Love that photo ... looks like one of my grands who came for dinner yesterday dressed up as Belle.

  5. That is so spot on...what a precious little her mommy and grammy Bean.

  6. I am so blessed with your site.

  7. Amen!

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

  8. This is a great "mirror check" for me too!! Thanks Judy for reminding us of what's really important!

  9. Another great post--children tell it how it is!! Thank you again!!!


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