October 19, 2012



 It is so weird to think of how we liked to look good and be our best when we were young.  We have our own idea what is attractive and trendy.  We peer into mod magazines to see what is new and popular so that we can imitate them.

Then as we grow older, suddenly we look into the character of the person, what is inside rather than what is outward.  We laugh at our attitude of youth when we went overboard just to look like everyone else.  We met our prince charming and we settle down.  We grow close and accept one another's shortcomings and conclude that love is greater than any of them.

Certainly character lasts, which can be proven, much as we may deny it, by the wrinkles that we are clothed now.  Gone are the smoothness and softness of youthful skin.  Our hands ache with arthritic pains and stiffness.  And we look for the character which our loving Lord wants us to manifest. Do people see Jesus in our face or actions?

To me, the knowledge of our Savior's grace and living the love He gave us so that others may see whom we believe in, is the greatest look of all time.  Mirroring the image of our Lord is the most beautiful countenance of all- the look of LOVE.

Matthew 5:16

King James Version (KJV)
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

I am thanking the FMF community for the word prompt for today (October 19, 2012)-LOOK.

In community with FMF
Five Minute Friday 

and linking up with Hyacynth @

Simple BPM

and with Sandra @ SANDRA HESKAKING


  1. Lolita, Lolita... I LOVE your new look here! The blossoms are so lovely! And your post is so filled with beautiful truth. Is that a photo of you as a child? It's darling and perfect for this. You fill me with a new meaning for one old favorite romantic song... The Look of Love... I see that look in the sweet face of the little one pictured here and in you...Blessings on your weekend!

    1. Yeah, Pam. That child is a nephew, son of my Mike's cousin. He is so adorable and his father takes lots of shots on him. He is a professional photographer, that's why.

      Yes, I love the fink apple or cherry blossoms and the quote in it.

      Blessings to you to and have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I love where you took this prompt! Such beauty in your descriptions. I love this line especially: Certainly character lasts, which can be proven, much as we may deny it, by the wrinkles that we are clothed now.

    1. Thank you for the time you took to visit me and to comment. I love how you wrote your FMF post today.

  3. So beautiful, your writing,
    "Do people see Jesus in our face or actions? " that is a powerful qiuestion that I need to try and keep in mind....daily.

    1. Thank you for your valued presence and for your kid words.

      Blessings to you!

  4. Your writing is a blessing.

  5. How I missed your post:) And finally again, you are back. Blessing. And your post encourages and made me smile with my wrinkles and all!

    1. Thanks God that you find inspiration here, Sis Joy.

      And I missed visiting your page too.

  6. And by the way, your website is really beautiful. I wish I could create a website where it reflects my personality like yours:)
    You are a blessing sister!

    1. Thank you too that you like my new look. I love the misty rose color of the cherry blossoms and the quote in the banner.

      I can show you how to customize your page. Soon, I promise to give you a detailed instruction. Just like the button. OK.

      Blessings to you.

    2. Thanks sis lolita. You are really a blessing to me:)

  7. Oh so good to get on your site and see a new post by you. And a beautiful written one too with truth tucked inside the beauty.

    I told someone recently that I hope Jesus shines through the wrinkles and sagging jaws..hehe....it comes to all as time passes.

    I like your pretty change too...very pleasant to the eyes, makes me want to change mine...well while I am on your site. Then I will go another and like their too and want to change mine...so I guess I better stay where I am for now.

    Blessings my wise hearted friend across the sea.

  8. Lolita! What fun to talk with you again. :)

    "Do people see Jesus in our words and actions?" Good reminder and question.

    Thanks, Lolita.

    Jennifer Dougan

  9. I love this post! It's so full of wisdom! I can almost hear sweet music and images of beautiful places as I read it. Congratulations on the wonderful new look!


Thanks for your company. I am glad you are here. Your encouraging word is appreciated. It brings joy like a cool breeze on a hot day. GBU!