Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Project 31: What does beauty mean to you?

A new project! While exploring a new blog (new to me, not new in the blogging world), She Breathes Deeply, I came across Project 31

Project 31 is a challenge: "It is a collection of thoughts, ideas, and women who potray beauty in a inspired way.  "Project 31" is you celebrating your God given beauty, and celebrating the beautiful women around you." This project is taken from Proverbs 31:

10 Who can find a capable wife?She is far more precious than jewels.11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,and he will not lack anything good.12 She rewards him with goodnot evil,all the days of her life.13 She selects wool and flaxand works with willing hands.14 She is like the merchant ships,bringing her food from far away.15 She rises while it is still night and provides food for her householdand portions  for her female servants.16 She evaluates a field and buys it;she plants a vineyard with her earnings.17 She draws on her strength and reveals that her arms are strong.18 She sees that her profits are good,and her lamp never goes out at night.19 She extends her hands to the spinning staff,and her hands hold the spindle.20 Her hands reach out to the poor,and she extends her hands to the needy.21 She is not afraid for her household when it snows,for all in her household are doubly clothed.22 She makes her own bed coverings;her clothing is fine linen  and purple.23 Her husband is known at the city gates,where he sits among the elders of the land.24 She makes and sells linen garments;she delivers belts  to the merchants.25 Strength  and honor are her clothing,and she can laugh at the time to come.26 She opens her mouth with wisdomand loving instruction is on her tongue.27 She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle.28 Her sons rise up and call her blessed.Her husband also praises her:29 “Many women  are capable,but you surpass them all!”30 Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting,but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.31 Give her the reward of her labor,and let her works praise her at the city gates.

So I am challenging myself to write weekly (hopefully) about beauty. I would love to have you join in, and any comments are welcome!! Enjoy!

What does beauty mean to you?

Beauty: the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest). 
- taken from dictionary.com

Beauty is waking up refreshed to sunlight streaming through your windows.

Beauty is dancing in the rain after graduating from college with the one you love.

Beauty is drinking a hot cup of cocoa in the middle of a cold winter night.

Beauty is driving home after a long day at work and seeing big beautiful sunflowers line your driveway.

Beauty is hearing the laughter of a child.

Beauty is the ability to say the name ‘Jesus’ and know everything will be okay.

Beauty is the feeling of a strong, rough hand take hold of your smaller, smooth hand.

Beauty is falling asleep with the sound of rain on a tin rooftop.

Beauty is smell of freshly cooked chocolate chip cookies.

Beauty is a man on a cross dying to give me everlasting life.

1 comment:

  1. I see beauty when I see my children serving God.


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