Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thoughtful Thursday



"A woman of true beauty is a woman who in the depths of her soul is at rest, trusting God because she has come to know him to be worthy of her trust.  She exudes a sense of calm, a sense of rest, and invites those around her to rest as well.  She speaks comfort; she knows that we live in a world at war, that we have a vicious enemy, and our journey is through a broken world.  But she also knows that because of God all is well, that all will be well.  A woman of true beauty offers others the grace to be and the room to become..."

Taken from Captivating by John and Stasi Elderedge

~ Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Proverbs 31:30 ~


Praying your Thursday is a truly beautiful one!

10 comments:

Éowyn said...

What a wonderful post, Kelly! It is just what I needed to start my day. :)

The painting is beyond lovely!

"She exudes a sense of calm, a sense of rest, and invites those around her to rest as well." - I find (and love!) that bit, especially as it reminds me of something I have read in many horse training books about that aura truly being one of the most important for a trainer. Why I bring it up, though, is that it shows how being a member of Christ has a wonderful affect on every part of your life!

Also, thanks for the follow! I hope you have a wonderful day, too!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello dear Eowyn!

How lovely to have you stop by!

I've so enjoyed meeting new friends - particularly new Christian friends - through Kellie's blog party and I was so happy to find you:).

I'm so blessed to hear this excerpt spoke to you today - I must say, when I read that bit, it truly stood out to me too!

And how true that being a member of the Lord's family has a wonderful effect on every part of our lives!

Thank you for kind words - blessings and love to you!

Ana said...

Oh Kelly-Anne,
God works in mysterious ways. I am so glad I came across this post of yours...Only He knows how much I needed to read this. So very comforting to my heart. Beautiful picture of what we should all strive to be. Thank you. So nice to meet you.

Hugs and Blessings,
❤️Ana

Liz Hockamier said...

Hi Kelly-Anne,
Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hi. I'm loving your blog. It is so encouraging to see someone so young with a strong faith! Keep it up! :)
Blessings!
~Liz

Laura said...

What a lovely quote! Thank you for sharing this; like Eowyn said, it is just thing to start (or in my case, end) the day!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Such a joy to have you visit, Laura! And I'm so glad you enjoyed this quote!
Blessings on your day!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello Ana! Oh! My heart sings for joy, knowing that our wonderful Lord used this to bless you! Praise be to Him!
I love this painting too - the lady looks so beautiful and calm...
I'm so very pleased to meet you as well!
Hugs and much love!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Dearest Liz, thank you for your beautiful encouragement!!

It blesses my heart to know that God is using this blog to touch others and I always feel very excited to meet another blogger striving to serve Him!

Praying your day will be amazingly blessed and lovely!

Hugs and much love, Kelly-Anne

Sarah Rega said...

What a blessing to read this morning (even though I'm a day late)! I love to painting as well. :) Thank you for sharing, Kelly-Anne!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh sweet Sarah! Thank you for your lovely visit! I'm truly happy that this touched your heart this morning - it is wonderful to be encouraged in our walk with the Good Lord!
Hugs to you and much love!