32 In Glimpses

Tell Others About The Beauty of God

During the month of October, I am participating in the #write31day challenge via microblogging. That means I am not sharing daily here, but rather I am sharing images with quotes and inspiration via my Instagram account. My topic is 31 Peeks into the Beauty of God. I will be using the #fiveminutefriday prompts to assist me in my efforts. To follow along, you can find me on Instagram at @barbieswihart.  All of the posts in this series will be shared there.

Each Monday in October, I will post here for the link up using the corresponding word prompt. Today’s prompt is TELL.

The beauty of God is hard to explain. There are so many facets to it. I use to just think about the obvious ones – the heavens, moon, stars, sunshine, babies, flowers, weddings, mountains, etc. But I’ve learned over the last few years that there is beauty in every part of our lives, if we are looking for it.

The Bible tells us to tell others about the works of Jesus in our lives.

Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you. And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. (Luke 8:39 ESV)

When I tell others about the beauty of God, I will share of how after my husband lost His job, we had to sell our home and stand in food lines, but how God provided a spacious home to rent and has always provided four our every need.

When I tell others about the beauty of God, I will share of how our marriage was tested through years of unemployment and lack, but how God strengthened our commitment and deepened our love for one another.

When I tell others about the beauty of God, I will share about my less-than-perfect home which is filled with children and grandchildren, and cluttered with keepsakes and memories that will last through the generations.

When I tell others about the beauty of God, I will share about how I struggle physically but through it God has shown me His strength in time of weakness.

When I tell others about the beauty of God, I will tell them about the beauty found beneath the rubble of my own life.

When I tell others about the beauty of God, I will tell them about the beauty found beneath the rubble of my own life. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

When you tell others about the beauty of God, what will you share with them?

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #641-650

641.  Coupon savings at the grocery story.
642.  A new fall table runner and placemats.
643.  Getting more than 6 hours sleep.
644.  9th grade boy is conquering Algebra doing independent study.
645.  Dear daughter 17 is now driving with a permit.
646.  My 1st grandson’s curls.
647.  The smile my 2nd grandson gives me when we lock eyes.
648. The joy I receive from assisting other bloggers.
649.  Family dinners and movie nights.
650.  The beauty that lies beneath the rubble of my life.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

It is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.



 

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Lesley
    October 2, 2017 at 12:08 am

    I love this, Barbie! There is a lot of beauty to be found even in the messy bits of life. It’s important to notice that and to tell others.

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      Barbie
      October 2, 2017 at 7:25 am

      So true. I pray for God to continue to open my eyes to see.

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    jodie filogomo
    October 2, 2017 at 5:25 am

    I do think that images bring up the beauty of God so well! And yet we all are different in how we respond!
    Happy Monday, and enjoy!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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      Barbie
      October 2, 2017 at 7:26 am

      I love images! Thanks for stopping by Jodie.

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    Michele Morin
    October 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Barbie, on this slow Monday, I’m thinking that strength in weakness is the most hopeful message we have to share about God.

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      Barbie
      October 2, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Amen! I am so thankful for his strength. Yesterday I was in so much fibro pain, but He brought me through. Blessings!

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    Barbara H.
    October 2, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Love this. We think we see and experience God best in the “good times,” but so often it’s in the hardest and neediest times that we do.

    Amen to # 643. That’s hard to come by at this “stage” of life.

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      Barbie
      October 2, 2017 at 7:29 am

      I have to be very intentional at getting the sleep I need. I don’t do so well at it just yet.

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    June
    October 2, 2017 at 7:17 am

    This is wonderful, Barbie! Looking forward to following along with you on IG!

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      Barbie
      October 2, 2017 at 7:29 am

      Thanks June. A blessing to have you!

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    Amanda
    October 2, 2017 at 7:26 am

    There is so much good to tell from the times that seem the darkest. Thank you for you beautiful reflection.

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      Barbie
      October 2, 2017 at 7:29 am

      You are welcome Amanda!

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    Caiobhe
    October 2, 2017 at 7:28 am

    This is great. Thank you for sharing your heart so generously.

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      Barbie
      October 4, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      You are welcome Caiobhe! Thanks for stopping by!

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    ~Karrilee~
    October 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Ah yes… the Beauty of God is everywhere! Love this, sweet friend!

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      Barbie
      October 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      Love you girl!

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    Lisa notes
    October 2, 2017 at 8:57 am

    You have such a beautiful collection of remembrances to tell others about the glory of God, Barbie. Hard things, to be sure. But beauty from ashes. Thanks for sharing (telling!) with us.

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      Barbie
      October 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      So true. I’m learning to lean in with eyes wide open. Blessings to you Lisa!

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    Anita Ojeda
    October 2, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Beautifully said, Barbie! I too, have lots of rubble in my life. But God is always faithful. Always.

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      Barbie
      October 4, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Yes He is!

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    Jennifer
    October 2, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Oh yes – there is always(!) beauty beneath the rubble…thanks for sharing some of your beauty with us today! The beauty always points back to God’s great faithfulness! Have a beauty-filled week!

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    Susan Shipe
    October 2, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    xo

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      Barbie
      October 5, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Love you Susan!

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    Tammy L Mashburn
    October 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Love this Barbie!
    XO
    Tammy

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    Tara
    October 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    God really is great!

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      Barbie
      October 5, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Yes, yes He is! Thanks for stopping by Tara!

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    Anna Smit
    October 3, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Dear Barbie,
    Thank you for this beautiful reminder to look deeper. I remember when I was in the midst of an awful time, one of my spiritual Mamas gave me such good advice: “Anna, look back for the hand of God upon you. Look to see signs of His Presence.” As I did that I saw how He had prepared me for the hard time, sent encouragers into my midst without them knowing why and even as the hard unfolded placed my grieving elderly neighbor on my heart, giving me a song to sing to her coming from the comfort my Lord was gifting me at the time. I will never forget those precious moments He showed me He was right there with me.

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      Barbie
      October 5, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      I love this so much Anna. I’m really glad you shared this encouragement with me. Blessings!

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    BettieG
    October 3, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Oh yes, under the rubble, HE shows me the beauty, too, my friend! I have had a rough week of FIBRO issues also, in response to a new medication, so I am keeping you in my prayers! How thankful I am that He sends others (like you) to remind me to look for those beauty-glimpses in my day! Gentle Hugs!

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      Barbie
      October 5, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Hugs to you my friend. I’ve been in so much pain this week. Sometimes I can barely walk. My husband says it’s old age. I keep telling myself it’s my sugar addiction. But I know this pain is real. Blessings to you!

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    Mary Geisen
    October 3, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I am so glad you are doing Write 31Days!! God is going to teach you so much throughout this month.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      October 5, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      I thought I was just going to share images with words, but I’m quite enjoying jotting down some thoughts and see where it goes.

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