The best beauty product cannot be bought. It is an attitude of the heart that shows up on the face. It costs nothing and yet everything, that is, it costs the laying down of self, the surrender of pride to the Lord.… Read More Beauty from praise and joy
The power of love overcomes class barriers, and both the one showing love and the one being loved are the happier for it.… Read More On “Pride and Prejudice”
Accusing and debasing words only have power over us if we let them. I reject those labels and accusations.
They are not helpful for the furthering of the kingdom of God.… Read More Rejecting Labels
Yesterday, as I was driving in moderate traffic, I saw a sight that God is using to help anchor me in spite of an interior struggle. As I drove by a lake, I noticed a blue heron standing in the water at the edge, presumably fishing. It was just so peaceful, like a snapshot of… Read More Finding Peace
On the mountaintop again, dancing, accepted, Engulfed in the sunshine of His love! The breeze catches my hair as I look at Him shyly with a happy, radiant smile! What a joy to be accepted by Him who loves me most! The valley below is almost forgotten, beautiful in the distance, but Your love draws… Read More My Love, My Delight!
1 Peter 4:8 says, “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” Sometimes I’ve wondered what “love covers a multitude of sins” means. I thought of the snow covering all of the brown deadness in the winter, and covering junk piles, and dead branches on the… Read More Love Beautifies
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, they say, And Lord, You’re my Beholder every day! And I’m beautiful to You, Beautiful to You. You look at me from up on high, And by Your Spirit You draw nigh. And I’m beautiful to You, Beautiful to You. It doesn’t matter what others say. What… Read More I’m Beautiful to You
I love a good thunderstorm. A little lightening. A little thunder. Something about it relaxes me and makes me feel closer to God. One of the beauties of thunderstorm weather is the contrast in the colors of the clouds. A cloudless sky is beautiful, too, of course. But it is like the empty canvas that… Read More Cloud Artistry
As I stood out in the rain God made it plain His love for beauty. The nighttime around And the beautiful sound Of rain falling down. (The thunder and lightening, They are not frightening With God in control.) A bulb just overhead Is serving to shed Light on the scene which unfolds. Dance of the… Read More Dance of the Raindrops to the music of the Thunderstorm Orchestra
Today I’m posting a bunch of pictures I took last month at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. The color was superb! I’m so thankful to have eyes that still can see color and so thankful for a God who created color and the ability to see and enjoy it! (By the way, you can click on… Read More Vibrant Spring Colors – Wow!
“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1 NASB) Wa-wa-wait a minute! Back up a second! What did that say? Praise. Continually? You mean I can’t yell at my kids when they make me mad? Praise. Continually. You mean I can’t insult that driver that… Read More Praise is beautiful on you
About four years ago our family had a charity yard sale on a hot day in July. The Lord had blessed us with a good number of customers, and so we had done well. But I persevered into the afternoon hours in spite of the heat. The reason for that is because I find that… Read More Be Still