Friday, November 19, 2010

God Whispers: Beauty In Every Corner

photo: leonardo wong |

"God has called you to speak the word to the world
and to speak it fearlessly. While acknowledging 
your woundedness, do not let go of the truth that lives
in you and demands to be spoken".
~ Henri Nouwen, Inner Voice of Love

My desire to establish Beauty in every corner is not so much about flowers, teacups and lace -- although it is certainly part of it -- it is also about establishing the beauty of heaven here on earth where ugly stuff like p*ornography, child a*buse, s*ex trade, hunger, cruelty to man and beast, crime, lying,  stealing, cheating is lessened, maybe even eradicated.

A place where people can flourish because they deal with their issues wisely; where they know how to overcome the enemy of their souls, and they have learned to walk out the royal law of love and kindness in every situation. Because people everywhere who hear the whispers of heaven are determined to establish heaven's Beauty here on this blue marble we call home. 

"Your vocation is to speak from
the place in you where God dwells."
~ Henri Nouwen, Inner Voice of Love

People say that's impossible, just look at the world around you. How do we do this? I don't know, but it can't be by praying out of fear or hopelessness or wringing of the hands. Can we believe that our prayers can change the world? Lord Alfred Tennyson once wrote that "more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. Perhaps if we believe we receive when we pray, we shall have the answers more often. I want to work towards that with my words and actions and intentions.

For nothing shall be impossible to him who believes.

Wishing you a beautiful day,


  1. Brenda: I love those flowers! They are heavenly, and just gazing at them nourishes my soul. Thank you for sharing them, sweetie.

    I believe with you that we CAN make our world more beauteous.


  2. I'm trying more and more to "speak from the place in me where God dwells". I'm taking a stand. It all starts with prayer.

    Brillant post Brenda!

  3. What beautiful thoughts.... no wonder we are constantly seeking to create beauty around us, why it speaks to us so. Last night we had an impromptu dinner party with a couple we love and don't see often enough. A dim house with little clear Christmas lights in a couple of early displays featuring angels, and candles glowing made it so beautiful ~ a feast even though the food was simple. The fellowship combined with the beauty was like a touch of heaven, and I marveled...

    I love what you wrote Brenda!
    ~ Violet

  4. ahhhhhhhhh..... you made my heart sing with your comments. Kindred spirits to be sure.... love you!


To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

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Brenda xo