Behold the Beauty

Posted on: April 15, 2013 Written by
Behold the Beauty
        Picture Praise Photography by: Julie Smude  


At first glance, Thailand is the land of smiles, the land of beautiful scenery, beautiful flowers, beautiful beaches and beautiful women!  However, when you dig deeper into the culture and begin to acquire life-long friendships, the despair and hopelessness surface.  The beauty is fleeting and the sorrow that accompanies generations of Thai’s worshiping false gods and bowing to idols can become overwhelming.  But God has made it possible for all people to come to Him and when I witness a Thai woman discovering her destiny according to God’s plan,  beauty radiates from within her – and through her eyes, I behold the beauty of the Lord.


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About the author

photographer: Julie Smude, Thailand. The Director of Deeper Still Ministries, International, Julie is a single-parent who knows how powerful and compassionate our God is. Throughout her life, He has performed miracle after miracle to get her to where she is today. Julie knows without a doubt - that "No matter how deep the pit, God is deeper still" (quote by Betsie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place).

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