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!


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,

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! :)

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!