Monday, October 31, 2011

My very first blog post....EVER!

Artist's Point in Yellowstone National Park
Yes, it's true.  I've never blogged, and only recently started to discover this new world, thanks to Pinterest!  
So, why would a 50 year old, non-techie want to start a blog? 
 My answer is simple I guess...I have alot to 

 The title of this blog, "All things beautiful" came to me the other night because I do love beauty.  I love to add beauty to everything I do, be it in my home, or the meals I make. I enjoy the beauty of God's creation, I love the beauty of music, and I believe women were created to add a unique beauty to this world.  

My heart is to encourage girls and women of all ages
 to do and be just that!

I'm not Martha Stewart and I don't have the time or energy to focus too much on details.  So, I hope you find my posts to be doable and never overwhelming.  I saw a quote the other day that I want to remember and it's "let whatever you do today be enough."  How freeing is that? 

As much as I'd like to be superwoman, I can't sustain it for very long.  Who wants a tired wife, mother, friend, etc.?  Sometimes, it's those little things we do that can't be measured in "accomplishment" that matter the most.  For instance, maybe a friend really needed that hour long conversation with me that ended up adding more beauty to this world than getting all the laundry done.

My last thought  for today as I put myself out there, is that music plays such an important part in my life.  I am a pianist and not a particularly good one, which means only my family gets to endure my playing.  But, I do enjoy music of all genres.  Lyrics and music speak to my soul, so I want to share a song with you written by Bethany Dillon titled "Beautiful".  This song has meant so much to me as a woman and I think the message is so very take a listen and tell me what you think.

I was so unique 
Now I feel skin deep 
I count on the make-up to cover it all 
Crying myself to sleep cause I cannot keep their attention 
I thought I could be strong 
But it's killing me 

Does someone hear my cry? 
I'm dying for new life 

I want to be beautiful 
Make you stand in awe 
Look inside my heart, 
and be amazed 
I want to hear you say 
Who I am is quite enough 
Just want to be worthy of love 
And beautiful 

Sometimes I wish I was someone other than me 
Fighting to make the mirror happy 
Trying to find whatever is missing 
Won't you help me back to glory 


You make me beautiful 
You make me stand in awe 
You step inside my heart, and I am amazed 
I love to hear You say 
Who I am is quite enough 
You make me worthy of love and beautiful
Lyrics by Bethany Dillon

We are worthy of love, just the way we are!
We are beautiful, just the way we are!

 "The King is enthralled by your beauty"....Psalm 45:11.   I love this verse and the very thought of it causes my heart to stir!