Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful (Tuesday Talk #27)

Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful.  True Beauty - Proverbs 31 Woman.  www.sweetlittleonesblog.com


Last week, our grandma unexpectedly died in an accident.  We are still in shock and grieving.  Only 7 months ago, our grandpa passed away.  These two were like second parents to us.  When I think back on our lives together, I can see how they shaped me in so many wonderful ways, especially in the Faith.  To lose them both so close together...oh, they will be terribly missed!


Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful.  True Beauty - Proverbs 31 Woman.  www.sweetlittleonesblog.com


So when I sat down to write my beauty post for Tuesday Talk and Momfessionals today, my first thought went straight to them because...


Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful.  True Beauty - Proverbs 31 Woman.  www.sweetlittleonesblog.com
Via Verily Daily Dose


Yeah, there's makeup (which I personally can't live without!), the perfect hairstyle, modestly dressing for your body type, eating right, and exercising, which are meant to physically beautify you.  And (in moderation) they are all perfectly wonderful ways to take care of the body God gave you.


But there's one thing that will make you radiantly beautiful with or without all of those things, and that's JOY.


Not just being happy.  But being joyful: living and loving the life God gave you.


Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful.  True Beauty - Proverbs 31 Woman.  www.sweetlittleonesblog.com
Via Verily Daily Dose


For me, the people I have witnessed who most exemplified true beauty were my grandparents and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (aka Mother Teresa):


Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful.  True Beauty - Proverbs 31 Woman.  www.sweetlittleonesblog.com
Via


Do you see wrinkles?  Gray hair?  Hunched shoulders?  Baggy clothes?


Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful.  True Beauty - Proverbs 31 Woman.  www.sweetlittleonesblog.com


Or do you see love, joy, and beauty?


They all lived lives of virtue, charity, prayer, and devotion to God.  I can see - and even feel - the love radiating from them.  And that joy is present not just in the good times, but even in their difficulties and suffering too.  How truly beautiful.


Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful.  True Beauty - Proverbs 31 Woman.  www.sweetlittleonesblog.com


So, it won't be easy, and it'll take work and discipline, but let's add some things to our daily beauty routine, ladies: generosity, patience, prayer, gratitude, love, a smile, and every virtue.

Let's live them joyfully and let the beauty of our soul shine forth.


Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful.  True Beauty - Proverbs 31 Woman.  www.sweetlittleonesblog.com
Via Verily Daily Dose


One last thing...will you please keep us all in prayer as we lay our grandma to rest this week?  Thank you, friends.


Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful.  True Beauty - Proverbs 31 Woman.  www.sweetlittleonesblog.com
We love you, Grandpa and Grandma!!!  Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord...


Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful.  True Beauty - Proverbs 31 Woman.  www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

               


Ok, this really is the last thing...I just thought it was beautiful...
 
Joy - The One Thing That Will Always Make You Beautiful.  True Beauty - Proverbs 31 Woman.  www.sweetlittleonesblog.com
Via French Press Mornings



Ok, on to Tuesday Talk...
Please remember to link back for an opportunity to be featured...grab the button below!

Sweet Little Ones


Check out the Tuesday Talk guidelines here,
and check out the features from every week here!



               


We're looking forward to reading your posts this week!  
Thank you, friends!!! 




I'm linking up with these awesome parties today!

 *The first 2 pictures of my grandparents were taken by family members


56 comments:

  1. Praying for y'all! Your grandparents made a beautiful couple!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Praying for you all- such a hard thing. The picture of your grandparents with the swing is beautiful- just beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  3. So sorry for your loss. My best friend's mom passed away last week as well and she had her home going service on Sunday. Its never easy, but continue to trust in God. Your grandparents were beautiful. Love your dedication to them. ~Lowanda from #TuesTalk

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful post with such a great message! I'm sorry for your loss!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm so sorry for your loss! You have such beautiful memories! I pray that the sadness is replaced with things that make you smile each and every time you think of them!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm so sorry for your loss, Jess! I have a very similar relationship with my grandparents and can't imagine how hard this week is for you. We look forward to the time when we will be together with the Lord forever! (I Thess 4:17-18) Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  7. My sincerest condolences on your loss. Any loss is hard, but unexpected is just for me even more so.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh, Jessica and Katie! I am SO sorry for your deep loss!! And so close together. Having lost all 4 grandparents and both of my parents, I can so relate to the pain in your hearts. I am asking Jesus to comfort both of you and trusting Him to wrap His arms around you and hold you extra close! The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27 I am here for you, dear friends. Much love and many blessings to you both.

    ReplyDelete
  9. My deepest sympathy for your family! It is a difficult time but God will see you through. This post gave me goosebumps and you are so right in everything you expressed about beauty. It isn't about the adornment of outside cosmetics, jewels, etc., but the beauty that comes from within. Every woman needs to be reminded of this emphasis in their lives.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sending prayers for your family. I'm so sorry for your loss and hope your sweet memories hold you close. Beauty from within is something I have no trouble seeing when I look at others but I am so hard when looking at myself.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm so so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your grandma :'( I'll keep you in my thoughts as you go through this grieving period so soon after the initial grieving of your grandpa.



    I love how you said that Joy and living a life of joy really is the best "make-up". :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am so sorry about your loss, I will be praying for you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  13. So sorry for your loss!! Prayers for you and yours during this time of grief and sadness.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandparents. This is such a tender time for your hearts. I will keep your family in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  15. God bless y'all, and may Jesus comfort your hearts in this time of sorrow.
    Here from Waiting WEdnesday.
    Joy is true beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Cat @ MaryMarthaMama.comJuly 10, 2015 at 6:24 AM

    So sorry for the loss of your grandmother. She does seem like a true beauty. Thank you for sharing her with us and I love your post.

    ReplyDelete
  17. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Prayers for you and your family!
    xo,
    darcy
    www.amemoryofus.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family during this tough time.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm so sorry for your loss. Grandparents are priceless! Prayers for your family!
    Kelsey

    ReplyDelete
  20. I'm sorry for your loss. I've lost all of my grandparents (it's been a few years) and I'm getting married later this year. We were looking at pictures and there was a candid of the bride and her grandpa and I broke down. It's tough. I am thinking good thoughts for your grandmother and all of your family.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am so sorry to hear this. Will absolutely continue to pray for your whole family as you heal. But what a sweet tribute and thoughts!! Having a heart full of love and joy is so beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am ever so sorry for your loss. Give yourself time and allow the emotions to come up and down and out. It is so important to be okay with yourself over the days, months, years that follow such losses. I hold you and your family in my prayers. LORD, hold Jessica and Katie close with Your heart of love, Your comforting and strong arms. As they reach to You through these times, I know You are there for them. I thank You and love You, LORD. In the Name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

    On this beautiful post, I needed this so. I am 67 and feel less than beautiful many-a-day! I know that God sees me as beautiful, and I want to feel that way so that the world sees Christ in me. The joy and gratitude and love and hope and so much more needs to shine through.

    Glad I came by.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

    ReplyDelete
  23. I am so very sorry for your loss!! Praying for your family!!!! Loosing such a sweet lady has to be the most difficult thing! So sorry!

    XoxoX
    www.ManicMakeupGirl.Blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. thank you for sharing at Waiting on...Wednesday - Tuesday Talk is one of my favorite link-ups! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks so much for sharing at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. I really appreciate your participation! I love the picture of your grandparents. They look so sweet. I'm sure you have many fond memories of them.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm so sorry for your loss - what beautiful words you shared about them both. Thank you for linking up and we will be praying for you!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thank you so much, Lindsay! They are beautiful inside and out! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thank you so much, Keri! We truly appreciate the prayers! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thank you so much, Lowanda! I'll be praying for your friend and her family too! It's so bittersweet...you're sad because you'll miss them but you're happy that they're with Jesus now. You know what I mean? -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Whitney! That is such a comforting thought!!!! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  31. Cheryl, thank you. Your words and prayers mean so much to us! Thank you. -Jess and Katie

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thank you so much, Michelle! I've been thinking about this for awhile because there have been so many people I've come across lately where their personality/life makes them beautiful. And I realized it was because they were faithful, loving, and just joyful about life. I need to work on this in my life now. I'm glad I had such a great example in my grandparents! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thank you so much, Shelly! And I agree - we are our harshest critics!!! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  34. Thank you so much! It has been hard losing them so close together, but at the same time it's comforting to know they're back together again! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thank you, Patty! It means a lot! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  36. Exactly, Debbie. I think you said it perfectly! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thank you so much for your kind words, Cat! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thank you, Darcy!!! We appreciate it! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  39. Thank you so much, Ally! We're so grateful! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thank you for your kinds words and prayers, Kelsey! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'm so sorry, Mattie. That is so difficult. Grandparents are so precious. Now, they will get to be with us from Heaven! And that is a comforting thought!!! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  42. I'm so thankful to have had them in my life for so long. I hope I can follow their example of living a life of joy and faith! Thank you for your kind words and prayers, Kylie! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thank you so much, Katie! Especially for the prayers! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thank you so much, Linda. Especially for the prayers! That really means so much to us.

    I'm glad this post could help you! It's really been on my mind lately as I've met some people lately who wouldn't be considered beautiful by the media's standards, but to me they were just radiant. And all of them were so loving, faithful, and joyful. It's definitely the key. It's something I definitely need to work on too! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  45. Thank you so much for your prayers for all of us! -Jess

    ReplyDelete
  46. So sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful post. Every word rings true!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Praying for you Jessica, I am so sorry to read that your grandma and granpa passed recently however I am so happy you see the beauty in joy and the joy they filled your life with.

    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your comments - it makes my day! :) Thanks for dropping by!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...