Tag Archives: beauty

delight with a purpose

Rapt were my senses at this delectable view… If so much excellence abide below, How excellent is he that dwells on high? Whose power and beauty by his works we know. Sure he is goodness, wisdom, glory, light… From: The … Continue reading

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unexpected tragedy and prayer through it

A couple nights ago in my town, a car filled with young college girls wrecked. Four girls, aged 19 and 20, died. Their moms and dads sent their daughters off to college last August, just as I did my oldest. … Continue reading

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A royal diadem in the hand of God?

Since God is infinite, eternal and unchangeable — and we are not — the depths of the layers of His words to us are unplumbable. We can study a verse one year and think we’ve absorbed all He has to … Continue reading

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Make New Year’s resolutions, but don’t get stuck staring at the highway sign

What if you resolve to daily search out at least one beautiful or amazing thing this new year? Small things, or once-in-a-lifetime things, or beautiful moments recognized in the middle of the mundane — all mixed up together, there for … Continue reading

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Beauty was created by God for a purpose

What if we were to realize that every sunset viewed, every sexual intimacy enjoyed, every favorite food savored, every song sung or listened to, every home decorated, and every rich moment enjoyed in this life isn’t ultimately about itself but … Continue reading

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captivated by His beauty

This past Sunday, a song I’d not thought of in months was sung in my church. Convicting and stirring, its words were ones I’d thought a lot about last year, but had moved on from in the busy rush of … Continue reading

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ferns and summer and rays of sunlight

  Summer smells and sounds, summer colors and places and memories. Which, if you imagine your happiest summer moment, come to mind? Do you dream of  a cool haven tucked away in the deep green of a wooded wonderland? Do … Continue reading

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Why is water so shiny?

I wonder why water is so shiny. I don’t mean that I wonder at the physics behind glinting sunlight reflected on a late-afternoon river. I don’t want to understand the formula for the change in the direction of a light … Continue reading

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Fading beauty’s purpose

Bursting yellow blooms arriving to edge out winter’s brown landscape have, since childhood, made me happy. Each year, if forecasters predict a late winter dusting of snow, I worry over the green stalks whose eager beginnings  have already peaked an … Continue reading

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This is all there is

Her roles on the silver screen had made her an iconic sex symbol, and now, as she posed for the cameras these decades later, I recognized her as one of Hollywood’s most idolized stars. Her persona had been developed in … Continue reading

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