Tuesday, August 9, 2011

an invitation to be beautyFULL

What makes life beautyFULL?

Is it a new a swishy skirt or a bouquet of daisies on a kitchen table? A sunset at a lake?  A stack of old books on the bedside table or mantle adorned with pictures and mementos?

To me beauty is meaningful conversation, the way my two year-old kisses the top of his baby brother's head, the sound that resonates from my piano, how my husband quietly reads from the Word every morning while eating Honey Nut Cheerios, a random act of kindness.

Beauty is not perfection, it is sacrifice and commitment, thanksgiving and grace.

My favorite singer/song-writer explains beauty pretty well:

It comes in loving community
It comes in helping a soul find it's worth


It comes in small inspirations

It brings redemption to life and work
To our lives and our work


Redemption comes in strange places, small spaces
Calling out the best of who we are

And I want to add to the beauty

To tell a better story
I want to shine with the light
That's burning up inside

This is grace, an invitation to be beautiful

This is grace, an invitation


I want to add to the beauty
To tell a better story
I want to shine with the light
That's burning up inside


(~ Sara Groves, "Add to the Beauty")




2 comments:

  1. LOVE Sara Groves! I knew I recognized those lyrics! You are adding to the beauty, keep it up! :)

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