Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Proverbs 31 Woman - Week #7 - Beauty Matters


I'm joining with Amanda @The Pelsers as we study the ebook from Good Morning Girls 



Taking our "cue" from the Creator of the universe - beauty matters! Don't get me wrong - I'm not talking about petty, shallow kind of beauty - the kind that competes for attention. But God took time to surround us with beauty in the world and we should take time to make our homes beautiful and peaceful; a respite from the rest of the world. We don't have to own the finest china to surround our family with quality and finery.

The most beautiful woman in the room isn't always the skinniest, or the one with the best hair. She is the one who radiates love; the one who genuinely smiles and reaches out for those who enter. She is a joy to be with because she makes those around her feel welcomed and important. She cares.

You don't have to have the finest things money can buy to be the Proverbs woman for your family. Your home can be filled with music, peace and love on any budget.
You don't have to be a beauty queen to radiate beauty - but making an effort to pull yourself together can make a big difference for a weary momma. I want my children to see me putting forth my best effort. I want them to be surrounded by beauty. 

A touch of lipstick and a bit of mascara brightens me when I'm tired. I deal with constant pain. There are days when I don't feel beautiful and when I don't look it either. On those days, it's that much more important for me to make an effort to present myself to my children and my family in a way that is beautiful. 


I have several "go to" outfits that are comfortable yet help me look and feel pulled together. Colorful accessories help me present an up-beat mood. With clean hair and the right lipstick - I'm a new woman; or at least I can look like one!

I don't have the energy to clean my house all the way through each day. With a simple routine - I manage to keep things from getting out of hand. Fresh clothes in the dryer, dishes cleaned and put away with a good smelling clean sink and counter-tops can make a world of difference.
A pretty bowl full of red apples, or a well placed vase of inexpensive flowers

Reading scripture with my children - these are all easy ways I bring a little beauty into my life and into the life of my family. 


Do you have any special tricks of the trade to bring beauty into the life of your family?


Gratitude journal #330 - #339 
*Christian music - Joy FM radio station
*Bright flowers
*Dryer sheets
* Fresh salt air at the beach
*Bowls full of pretty shells
*Loreal colour riche #250 & Voluminous mascara
*My Jackie O's (that sometimes hide many flaws)
*Fresh food baking in the oven - filling the house with smells of home
*Sunset out my window and sand between our toes
*Holding hands with my husband after all these years - knowing he'll continue reaching for more of me


   
                            

9 comments:

Lrmom said...

Love that post, it spoke to me. The message is one of godly beauty as seen thru his eyes. Being a realist,i tend to see things as they are thru a shaded len....not to the core,just at face value.

This message was one God has spoken to me and is an inspirational message my mom has always lived!

Lrmom said...

Love that post, it spoke to me. The message is one of godly beauty as seen thru his eyes. Being a realist,i tend to see things as they are thru a shaded len....not to the core,just at face value.

This message was one God has spoken to me and is an inspirational message my mom has always lived!

Lrmom said...

Love that post, it spoke to me. The message is one of godly beauty as seen thru his eyes. Being a realist,i tend to see things as they are thru a shaded len....not to the core,just at face value.

This message was one God has spoken to me and is an inspirational message my mom has always lived!

Lrmom said...

Love that post, it spoke to me. The message is one of godly beauty as seen thru his eyes. Being a realist,i tend to see things as they are thru a shaded len....not to the core,just at face value.

This message was one God has spoken to me and is an inspirational message my mom has always lived!

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

One thing I do to create constant beauty in my home: I play Christian radio in our home for many hours of each day. Even if the house is a bit chaotic, God brings order and beauty through praise.

Tesha said...

Love this it is so true a little gose a long way. My favorite was the pretties woman in the room, great description!

Kelli Becton said...

Thank you ladies - very sweet!

ells said...

I love what you said about the most beautiful woman in the room is not the skinniest...but the one who make others feel welcomed...i think a heart that is opened and really sees those around her bring beauty...God’s love with her.
Peace...I think peace in my home is beauty...it starts with me...I set the tone...the climate of our home...peace reigning in my heart...helps peace to reign in the home...blessings and prayer to you~

Michelle DeRusha said...

Well I admit, I haven't brought a whole lot of peace into my home this week (a case of the grouchies).

I do like to cut and arrange fresh flowers from the garden though, and place them amidst the chaos of the kitchen.