Tag Archives: beauty

Consider a Tree

Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

“Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don’t see what goes on underground – as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don’t see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.”       —  Joyce Meyer

Life is full of beauty

Copyright 2014 by R..A.Robbins

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith

Dwell on the Beauty of Life

Flowers along the road
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

The Most Beautiful People

Carousel of Time
Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

True Beauty

Popular culture makes a big deal out of what it considers physical beauty.  Every day we are bombarded with messages that we are not thin enough, or too thin.  Our skin is too dark or too light. Our hair is too curly, or too straight.  Our eyes are the wrong color.  We are flooded with advertising for products guaranteed to “correct our flaws” and make us “beautiful.”  And those of us who do not measure up are bullied, shamed, and sometimes even physically attacked.  This is especially heartbreaking when it happens to children.

But I have news for you.  True beauty comes from within.  No one is ever more beautiful than when the light of God shines through them.

On this New Years Day let’s take a break from thinking about resolutions and how we want to change ourselves.   Let’s start 2020 thinking about true beauty.

When we are still

Copyright 2014 by R..A.Robbins

“When we are still, 
all settles into place. 
We take time to see the beauty.
We take time to see the heart.
And we naturally gravitate 
to others 
that resonate that inner calm. 
When we are still.” 
― Tom Althouse, The Frowny Face Cow

Divine love is incessantly restless

Inage Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Divine love is incessantly restless until it turns all woundedness into health, all deformity into beauty, all embarrassment into laughter. In biblical faith, brokenness is never celebrated as an end in itself.” 
― Belden C. Lane, The Solace of Fierce Landscapes: Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality