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,