Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Moments Filled With Beauty

My garden is not without a few weeds here and there, but to me, it is beautiful. I am inspired every day when I walk outside to water my plants and enjoy the beauty of God's creation. Maybe it is just because my marigolds are the most low maintenance thing in my life right now!

When I planted my flowers this spring, I wanted my garden to be a place of inspiration to all who walk past it. Since I teach piano lessons in my home and also operate a beauty salon in my basement, there are a lot of individuals who have the opportunity to see my garden on their way into my house. Why not take advantage of that and bathe each one of them in God's Word?

Psalm 34 verses 1-3 are some of my favorite scriptures in the Bible. Here is what it says in The Amplified:

v1) I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

v2) My life makes it's boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad.

v3) O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.

You wouldn't believe how many conversations about our Lord have sprung up from the vision people get of my garden! Isn't it wonderful? They see, they get inspired, they get joy-filled, they smile!

We bless Him together as we learn music. We boast of His goodness and loving-kindness as we explore new hairstyles. He is magnified in my home as I greet my visitors. What a perfect way to bring to fruition Psalm 34!

I have a calendar that I turn over every day. On the pages are inspirational words that touch my heart as I begin each new morning. Today, the words inspired me to take some photographs of my garden and share them with you.

Under each photo, I will place a caption from my calendar's verse today. I hope you are inspired just as my other visitors are as you, too, enjoy my garden of "smiles".

I Wish You

Some Quiet Time For Dreaming

An Unexpected Pleasure

Moments Filled With Beauty

May You Have A Day To Treasure!

Do All The Good You Can, By All The Means You Can

In All The Ways You Can, In All The Places You Can

At All The Times You Can, To All The People You Can

As Long As Ever You Can!

From My home to yours, Have a beautiful day in Jesus!

Love and Blessings,



Chatty Kelly said...

What a beautiful blog posting today. And I enjoyed yesterdays too with Little Bike Man. Reminds me how we should want to be more like our heavenly father too.

Hope you are doing well, and catching up on your rest.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

WOW, Starr....your garden is beautiful. I love, love, love it!! Thank you for finding me through the Piedmont Loop. You asked if you could add me to your links... I would love that. Your title "threshold moments" is wonderful. We are on a "God watch" at our home right now and those threshold moments are something we are definitely looking for.
So glad to have found a new blog friend.:)

Joanne said...


Just beautiful! I can see Jesus in you my friend. Everything you touch becomes a beautiful offering unto Him.

Just beautiful...

Love, Joanne

p.s. I am off now to fulfill your SIX THINGS...list! I hope to have it up tonight.

Joanne said...

Hey there...I just put up my six things!

Kay Martin said...

Your garden is a witness to our Lord. How amazing.

Your photography is great. I'm so happy I happened by here today.

God bless you.