Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Beautiful Soul

"I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? "
Jean Kerr

Over the past few days I have spent a lot of time chilling out as I do best. I have just finished the dreaded finals and its been great to spend some QT with friends. Starbucks has featured quite a lot...think they will start charging me rent soon. My two wonderful housemates and myself spent all day Monday drinking coffee and chatting about life.

I cannot put a value on the deep friendships that I have with beautiful people like these. I love it when you talk to someone and you can see right down into their soul. I love it when you experience the presence of Jesus by sharing how your day was over dinner. In my opinion I have the best friends anyone could ask for.

Beauty is much more than what we are led to believe. True beauty is that of the soul and it causes us to look deeply and then to look up. True beauty glorifies God and doesn't just flatter the subject. I have been brought to a deeper understanding of true beauty by some of the people that I share life with. I am convinced that we are never more beautiful than when we live in the calling and purpose of God, when we have the courage to walk around in the open place of who we are, when we live from our souls.

I love being a girl...do guys tell each other how beautiful they are? Or do they say it with a macho back pat?? Im hoping for the majority its the back pat!


  1. beautiful post. preach on!

  2. Joy you talk some crap darling! LOL! Only kidding. Good to see the thoughts...keep em coming and welcome to the blogsphere!


  3. i always tell my mates they are lookin hot and how well their ass looks in their jeans.

  4. Don't give back pats very often...lads are more likely to compliment eachother by saying 'chicks love that' or something along those lines.

    Looking forward to reading your blogs joyful!

  5. hello beautiful joy o joy...can't belive i have just found you within the random world of blog...lovely to know your about...will look forward to reading your heart, already im attracted to your narrative voice...its honest...

    enjoy the holidays....enjoy the tan...and maybe you will pop by our house again soon...

    love much, nicola and gillian's housemate, sg x

  6. yay for friends! so excited you've started a blog :) will be coming back! x

  7. Hey there Joy! Just remembered you said you started a blog! Keep the thoughts flowing!