There is a lot to be said for photo shop and learning how to edit pictures to make the best possible image.  You can crop out all the bad stuff and come up with a pretty good profile picture.  You can focus in on the things you want and eliminate the junk behind it.  You can even add things to make it look like your world is much better than it really is.

Wouldn’t it be nice if that were true in the “real” world – if you could erase all the blemishes and wrinkles in the blink of an eye, drop 50 pounds, pump up you muscles, live in luxurious surroundings, eat sumptuous food, have the perfect family, run every marathon and  make yourself into a super hero just like that?  The only trouble is, you will be discovered soon enough and all the flaws and imperfections come blaring out like the reflection you see in the mirror each day.

Sin is like that. We can try to cover it up with good works.  Many say it doesn’t exist and ignore it.  We may hide under the guise of the church to become respectable.  We can go to extremes behaving like something we’re not, but eventually sin reveals itself and the ugliness convicts us.  We can’t fool the One who sees deeply into our hearts.

When you trust that Jesus has already paid for the ugliness of sin, you can be assured that it’s no longer visible to God.  That doesn’t mean we won’t sin again.  It simply shows how much we must rely on Him to make us right.  His perfection has made us perfect and given us new life.  Now, because of our gratitude, we can come to the throne of God way better than Facebook perfect.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. davidkitz says:

    An excellent post. We need to let Jesus do the cropping and fix our blemishes. He is the Master at it.

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    That’s good stuff Kathy. Catchy title too!

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