19 In Faith

Beholding

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“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes.
It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren

When beauty is beheld, it is reflected in our eyes.  And there is a certain feeling, one of warmth, or of joy, that we feel when our eyes behold beauty.  And our eyes are the gateway to the soul.  When someone looks into my eyes, I want them to know that I have beheld beauty.

Continuing to count,

Grace Gifts 172-181

172.  Worship music that moves me deeper into God’s presence.
173.  Watching my children show affection to one another.
174.  A lunch date with my oldest daughter.
175.  My children’s delight in discovering the buds springing forth from the tree in the backyard.
176.  A cool breeze. Reminds me of His refreshing presence.
177.  Hearing the testimonies of physical healings in church yesterday.
178.  An opportunity to gather with friends for a Shavuot dinner tonight.
179.  Learning to accept that the Lord truly delights in me.
180.  The way He brings things to my mind to pray in the night.
181.  A hard working husband who continues to provide despite unemployment.

How are you beholding beauty today?

I am linking up with a community of grace seekers over at A Holy Experience.  I would love for you to join me there, or leave a comment here.

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19 Comments

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    Adoption Mama
    June 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Love your list. Thankfulness is the cure to so much. Thanks for your prayes for Hoss.

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      Barbie
      June 6, 2011 at 10:21 pm

       It should be easy, cultivating a thankful heart, but it’s taken some work.  Constantly praying for my friend and for Hoss!

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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Beautiful photo!  Love your thanks list…especially the testimonies of healings!  Praise God!

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      Barbie
      June 9, 2011 at 4:19 am

      Thanks so much for visiting!

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    Kristi
    June 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Beautifully said and illustrated!  Blessings to you sweet one!

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      Barbie
      June 9, 2011 at 4:19 am

      Thank you Kristi!

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    Carolyn
    June 6, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    that’s a lovely refreshing post to my tired ands frazzled self this morning, thank you 🙂

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      Barbie
      June 6, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      So thankful it ministered to your heart Carolyn.  Have a beautiful day.

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    Mandy
    June 7, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Just started reading One Thousand Gifts and am loving it so far~ amazing how the eyes can be opened to such seemingly small things that convey true beauty and God in them! Trying to recognize the things around me that I have to be grateful for is such great ‘therapy’! Thanks for your list!

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    Stacey29lincoln
    June 7, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Praying right now for God’s continued provision and a new job for your husband that uses his gifts and blesses many!

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      Barbie
      June 7, 2011 at 4:52 am

      Thank you so much.  I really appreciate your prayers.

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    Thenotsoperfecthousewife
    June 7, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this post.
    I recently did a Beth Moore study where she talked about how seeing God, fixing our eyes on Him, will change how we look – as it did Moses..
    And than recently I was reading a devotion that spoke of – beholding (Jesus) is what changes us, not out works..
    Than your post.. I’m thinking that God wants me to be beholding more… 🙂

    Blessings to you
    Mikki

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      Barbie
      June 7, 2011 at 4:53 am

      I love when God gets our attention like this.  May you behold His beauty today and every day.

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    Daisy Escobosa
    June 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Great Blog! It’s always nice to meet a fellow believer. I’m a new follower.

    http://daisygirlproductions.blogspot.com/

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      Barbie
      June 7, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Daisy!  I look forward to getting to know more about you.

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    Beautyinhisgrip
    June 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Wonderful list!  I too am praying that beauty is seen within me…the beauty of Christ.

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      Barbie
      June 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      Thanks Joan.  I always appreciate your visits.

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    Cyndi Spivey
    June 9, 2011 at 1:56 am

    I love reading your grace gifts. I’m always reminded of how important it is to be thankful. Each day is a gift! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Cyndi

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      Barbie
      June 9, 2011 at 4:19 am

      Thanks for stopping by Cyndi!

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