The Centerpiece of Beauty

The Centerpiece of Beauty in Life

“True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.”
Audrey Hepburn

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What’s your focus?

What is the centerpiece of beauty in your heart and life?

If you are a Mom, I already know the answer.

Your Family!

The centerpiece of beauty is not an actual vase of flowers.  It’s the focal point or the center of your deepest affections. It’s an image of the smiles  on the faces of those closest to your heart. It’s the little voices that you know so well. They call to you all day and night.  Hand written notes you receive from tiny fingers matter more than all the treasures of the world!

The centerpiece of beauty for mothers is the family they have helped to create.

Your Faith!

Your centerpiece is incomplete without a water source to keep the flowers fresh and hydrated. I believe your faith is that water source keeping those beautiful faces fresh and full of life. The water of your faith flows into everything you do to keep that centerpiece alive and revived.

How could we forget the Living Water for this arrangement?

When you see droopy faces like falling petals or even shriveling smiles, you know it’s time to add more water of faith into your family. Some of your flowers in the centerpiece of beauty don’t even know that it’s the water of faith that are keeping them alive. Still your heart smiles at your opportunity to pour into them with living water.

Your love

Somewhere wrapped into every flowering petal in the heart of a family is a mother's love. Click To Tweet

Thank you for being this kind of mother to your family and those who need the water of your faith.

Don’t ever give up on your centerpiece of beauty!

The flower of your faith will produce the seeds planted into the heart of your family forever! Click To Tweet

Blessings to all the  Moms who read this blog!


The Hidden Treasures of Faith


The Hidden Treasures of Faith:

Day One: Planning the Hunt


Have you ever planned a treasure hunt for your children?

A treasure hunt includes a long strand of written clues that lead to a final gift or reward. The clues heighten the child’s imagination as they make their journey toward the treasure they believe know they will find. Their wonder soars as they continue in the faith that you will help them along the way, should they get “stuck.”

If you’ve ever played this game with your children you know that they can sometimes become too eager for the prize, neglecting the process and skipping over the carefully positioned guideposts. These children need your intervention to remind them of the importance of the journey.

For another child, you may have to give added inspiration and direction when they misunderstand a clue, get frustrated, or head in the wrong direction, away from the path laid out for them.

The intention of this game is clear: for the child to become successful in discovering a treasure along a hidden pathway.

Is it not the same with our heavenly Father?

Just as we delight in watching our children work through the clues and finally reach their goal, expressions of our faith and confidence along life’s hidden pathways actually please God. They tell Him we are listening and we trust Him (even with our life) to keep each promise He’s given.

Hebrews 11: 1 says, Now faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (NIV).

Our faith is like a child playing treasure hunt, assured that the journey will produce something good for them. Something planned uniquely for them.

Something wonderful.

Do you believe that God is leading you on a treasure hunt today?


Do you know that He is faithful to stand by you and guide you—through all of life’s mysteries and riddles, its twists and turns—to your reward?

Maybe you feel like jumping head first into the excitement of a new adventure to find what God has waiting for you? To you, do not be tempted to rush ahead to the treasure, trashing the process. God’s “clues” are as much about proper placement as they are about proper timing. Still, it takes lots of discipline to be led into life by the Spirit, as opposed to rushing in on the strength of your own flesh. So enjoy each moment as you run in the pathway of His delight. Rest in the blessing of the process and trust God with the treasure (placed specially for you) at the end of your journey.

If you are, instead, the child who needs a little more inspiration for the journey of faith, good news! I have some extra help to start you in the right direction: Paul reminds us that, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9, KJV). In other words, in your wildest dreams you can’t begin imagine how awesome God’s plan for you is—how rich the reward prepared for you.

Never give up, good and faithful servant! God has a plan for your life, even when you can’t see it … even when you can’t fathom one could exist.

Take heart! When you can’t see how things will work out, when you can’t hear His voice telling you all the details, be assured! He is leading you further still.

And all this, simply because He loves you.