Friday, February 23, 2018

Five Minute Friday - Beauty

Joining up with Five Minute Friday and this week's topic is Beauty - setting my timer for 5 minutes . . GO!

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 
Psalm 139:14

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 
1 Peter 3:3-4

Every day this week, I have passed by these jonquils/daffodils and thought to myself, "those are beautiful. I should snap a photo." But instead, every day this week I have simply hurried on by. When I saw the subject for today's Five Minute Friday, I made time to snap that photo. God's creation is indeed beautiful.

I'll blog more about Israel in April but taking communion in the garden, where the tomb is located, is beautiful. What greater act speaks of beauty - the body and blood of Jesus who loves us. Not beauty in the traditional sense but beauty in a much deeper sense. The actual garden is full of loveliness, too.
After communion, you get to keep the little cup made of olive wood and even that is quite beautiful.

Friendship is also full of beauty. Friends come in all shapes and sizes and ages and a good friend is one of the most beautiful things on this earth.

Y'all know that I love food and that fact, in and of itself, is not beautiful. Food can be artfully arranged and bread does not feed just the body, but the soul. Beauty is found in a feast for the eyes. My roommate on the trip, Kit, bought one of those yellow things with fruit - it was indeed tasty.

Beauty is found in the smile of a grand baby!! I must admit that I snatched this picture from my daughter-in-law's facebook page and it is not a becoming picture of me at all (speaking of beauty) with my yoga pants pushed above my knees because it was a million degrees in my mother-in-law's house. That baby . . .that baby is beautiful to me!

Beauty is all around us. Where do you see beauty around you?


  1. The picture of you with your grandbaby is exactly beauty! A Grandma's love is an intangible you never know how long you have and should be savored. This sweet little will see this picture and KNOW the love in it, see it, feel it, and savor it, just like I can see it from here. Sounds like a lovely trip and I love the cup. :)

  2. I see beauty everywhere! I'm purposing to look for it intentionally in people. (Aren't grandbabies the BEST!)

  3. Lisa -

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today! And you are right...that baby is a beauty!!:)