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Beauty Day 166

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 166 Two Flowers

Nasturtiums help me pretend

that I don’t live where it’s hot and dry

that I live where it’s wet and cool

but these nasturtiums are nursed

and as the season progresses

they wane

neither able nor wanting

to continue in lies

Alyssum is nature’s little joy

showing kindness where none is required

giving constant bloom

expecting nothing in return

my whole street has been seeded

by alyssum’s generosity

 

 

Beauty Day 165

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 165

Beauty is a child in Africa

who thinks you’re special

because you pay for her books

school uniform and tuition

when really it’s the Lord who loves her

got a letter from her today

she’s doing great

so much better than before

thanks Lord for cheering me up

I was worried about her

 

 

Beauty Day 164

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 164 Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Working on this diet

wanting to lose some weight

loving food too much

to eat something small

a bit of motivation

let’s see what’s on the shelf

 a bit of this a dab of that

a lovely treat results

 

 

Beauty Day 163

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 163 Connected

Thousands of years of song

wrapped in a simple psalm

uniting God with man

through every eon of history

countless souls around the world

turning to God and God replies

this morning’s quiet time

takes me places far and wide 

to worship with people

I’ve never seen

no longer me and God

it’s God with us

 

 

Beauty Day 162

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 162 Strength Returns

Strength lurches to its feet

like a baby learning to walk

an uneven jagged rhythm

happy to be alive

motivated to move

to go

to accomplish

then crashes again

in a can do nothing state of immobility

sleeping

imprisoned

by the couch

we’ve passed the half way point

this sickness soon shall pass

 

 

 

Beauty Day 161

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 161

Roses to announce 

the colorful words

on the card he wrote

for it’s words I treasure

as anyone can note

his words are getting better

and better

while the flowers stay the same

 

 

Beauty Day 160

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 160

The beauty of Mothers’ Day

is found in the kids we mother

whether our own or someone else’s

1st 2nd and even 3rd generations

(my sweet friend Linda B)

Congratulations!

for all moms who read this

there’s a place for each of us 

both in the love that’s born by giving

and in the love brought back to us

from kids, dads, and other friends

 

 

Beauty Day 159

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 159 New Picture Book

A new picture book

to read when sick

or in place of sad videos

on a not so sleepy night

who doesn’t love

a great book of photos

with challenging words

not too hard to understand

beauty to quiet the mind

 

 

Beauty Day 158

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 158 Rescued

Stranded without my car keys

a bagful of heavy canned goods

and fresh meat

Dear friend who canceled

our weekly breakfast

because I was coughing

arrived in less than twenty minutes

to carry me home and back

with my spare set

now that’s a beautiful sight for sick eyes

 

 

Beauty Day 157

Find one beautiful thing every day and take a photo of it.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


 

Beauty Day 157 Day 10

I’d be lying if I said the most beautiful part of the day

was anything other than reading Psalm 130

Psalms in this little book are arranged in groups of 5

I find them all related Psalms 10, 40, 70, 100 and 130

By the time I got to this 5th psalm

the Lord was speaking directly to my heart

about my situation in him

and his great love and provision for me

in Christ

same as for all those Old Testament and New Testament believers

who believe in him in God

and place their hope and trust where it rightfully belongs

It was a good quiet day

the car remained parked

I barely left the house

while restfully attempting to stave off

the coughing cold I picked up from family

during my recent visit

a very perfect kind of quiet restful day

in which lots of big stuff happened

because I made time to listen

and didn’t allow other news to distract me

 

 

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