Friday, June 22, 2012

Beautiful In It's Time ~ Prairie Song

He has made 
in it's time.
Also, He has put eternity in their hearts
except that no one can find out
the work that God does
from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

I don't know how He does it.
I don't know what His time frame is.
But I have faith.
Even though I cannot completely see it.
I believe that He is good.
Because of the little glimpses I have seen.
And when things test and try my faith,
that is the belief that gets me through,
that in the end, it will be ok,
and if it's not ok, it's not the end.
And that not only will it be ok,
it will

When the beauty 
is real and vibrant and visible,
I look for it.
I find it.
And I do my best to remember it.

My girls were my set up crew today.
Getting ready for a day
of seeking
and finding
and remembering
and honoring
and having gratitude
everyday beauty
in real life
on the prairie.

Finding beauty in everyday.
Becoming fascinated with the ordinary.
Having gratitude for the here and now.
100 years goes faster than you think . . . Don't blink.

All of those things
do not always come easy.

They are a challenge.
A challenge I give myself, remind myself,
to live out.

It has made a difference.

Finding . . .
Beauty in everyday life.

Finding . . .
Beauty in God.

Finding . . . 
Beauty in who he made me to be.
(Dare I say that? Dare I believe it?)

True beauty.
Deep in the heart.

Every good and perfect gift comes from above ~ 
it says in the book of James.

Do I see the gifts?
Or do I walk right on by and never notice?
Seeing them
has given me abundance
right here,
right now

Do I have beauty to offer?
Do you?

Yes indeed.  I believe every woman has a unique beauty to give
that is hers and hers alone that was meant to be shared,
that was given to her by an intentional God in love and truth.

Our little White Owl Community Hall is all set up
artsy and pretty and beautiful
for a day with beautiful women
on the beautiful prairie
given and created by a
beautiful God.

Looking forward to taking a leap of faith
sharing my first art and photo and faith retreat!

Tomorrow is the day!

Linking up with Studio JRU here:
sneak peek


  1. wonderful words, i am sure your retreat is going to be a blessing to many...i love the photo of the paintbrushes....

  2. Jodi--did you know I wrote about this verse in a poem last week? I love it when the Holy Spirit speaks the same thing to each of us.

    Ecclesiastes 3:11 --the part about putting eternity in our hearts--has been a life verse for me.
    So powerful.
    Your work and words are beautiful!

  3. I am so excited for you! I can not wait to hear how wonderful the weekend was and see all the creativity!! Your helpers are adorable! :)

  4. I hope your day with students was beautiful, Jodene! I am sure they were blessed in their time with you :)

  5. I can't wait to hear how your first art retreat went Jodene! Your daughters are beautiful just like their momma!

    ♥Lee Ann


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