Saturday, February 16, 2013

Beloved - Five Minute Friday (One Day Late)

Being beloved makes the beloved beautiful.

More than anything, I want to live out love in my short passage through this world. Doing that consciously helps me to see beauty in so many unexpected places. I guess it's one of the mysteries of God that if I choose to love, the beloved becomes more lovable to me.

The part that's out of my control, though, is that when I feel beloved, I feel beautiful. I wish I could wake up every morning, go through every day, retire at night feeling beautiful and capable and . . . lovable. Truth be told, though, I don't. I criticize myself, I hear criticism (even unintended) from others, and I feel unlovely and unlovable. All it takes is a word, even a glance, to turn that all around for me. When someone offers love to me, I feel beautiful.

I hope I can remember that so that I can make this beloved world a more beautiful place.


  1. Dear Deborah,

    If we could begin to grasp that we our God's beloved, it can change our lives.

    Thank you for being open and transparent. At times, I too have that critical inner voice. May we be so bold to speak the truth from God's word and listen to the Voice of Truth.

    Blessings in Christ...Susan

  2. This is so beautiful! I love this piece of your heart. Thank you so much for sharing. I, too, struggle with feeling beautiful most of the time. But then I think about how I have God's thumb print right across my very face, and I suddenly can't see myself as ugly anymore. I am so glad to meet you, new friend!! (: