Hello, and welcome to Whatever is Lovely. I’m glad you are taking the time to see what Whatever is Lovely is all about! I decided to name this collaborative and hopefully inspiring blog, Whatever is Lovely, because those three simple words have been foundational in the building of my faith. When life seems too busy to manage, insecurities seem too deep to overcome, and trust seems impossible; I have clung to those three words.
“Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand’ do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me- practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Even though Paul was writing these words to believers in Philippi many centuries ago, they still serve a purpose and remain true for believers today. But sometimes a peace that surpasses all understanding seems too good to be true. A peace amid deadlines, death, cancer, infertility, and addiction seems inaccessible. But Paul reminds us that this kind of peace IS attainable because of our sweet Savior, Jesus.
Jesus is truly lovely. Despite all the brokenness in our fallen world, Jesus is the answer. He has made us new by dying on the cross and rising again three days later! He has given us the most precious gift. He forgave us when we did not deserve it, but not only that, He then made us sons and daughters of the creator of the world. He adopted us into His family; where every day He gives us strength and grace. The gospel is truly lovely.
I would think about these things, just as Paul had written, and amid my messy world, whatever is lovely would transform my heart and my thoughts. My prayer is that this blog would remind whoever might read that Jesus is lovely.
This blog will feature posts from several women who each have unique gifts and thoughts; all to be shared with you! Singleness, addiction, infertility, marriage, eating disorders, jealousy, motherhood, body image, self-worth, exercising, and much more are all topics that we will be discussing. Chances are that you have experienced one or more of the topics listed above. If not, then you probably know someone who has. Stay tuned for more to read from Whatever is Lovely!