Musings From A Musical Mind

What is Your Fragrance?

I love perfume – for years I couldn’t wear it – because I was involved in music ministry – choir and worship team – and so many are allergic to ANY fragrance – those of us that are not – simply had to “give it up” and defer to our allergy prone counterparts.

Now I can wear it to my hearts content ♥  I love the newest Juicy Couture – got it last Christmas from my amazing and thoughtful husband.  Everywhere I go – people young and old comment on how I smell – in a good way ☺

Today I was reading my good friend, Ron Almberg’s blog – and he was talking about a “kiss” – different types and what it means.  Here is his great article:

http://weatherstone61.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/explaining-god/

It really got me thinking.  First – what is a kiss?  Then what impression does it give?  What does it symbolize from deep down inside us?  What is the fragrance we are giving off?

I would love to think that everything that I do – is an outward expression of what is going on inside of me – my fragrance.  But sadly – I fall short.  Sometimes my scent is not so sweet – bound up by unforgiveness and pride – the impression in which I give off – may be somewhat dark and mystical – there also may sometimes be a spicy defiance – and a melancholy sadness that is overpowering at times.

I want my fragrance to be sweet – compelling – inspiring and encouraging.  I want for others to see Jesus in me and smell His fragrance on my life.  I want to point others to the truth – just simply by the way I live.  But like you – I often fall short – and others do not comprehend Him – when there is too much of a “me” fragrance in the way.

When you give a kiss – does it display what’s going on inside of you?  Is your self expression one of beauty, grace and a sweet aroma?  Do you represent the Saviour in everything you say and do?

If you are like me – you long to do this.  To just get yourself out of the way.  To point the way – so that others may know….

Ron – this song is for you – it is my husband’s idea – as he thought it should have been posted on your great article today – but – since you did not – here you go ☺  Enjoy and God Bless!

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Comments on: "What is Your Fragrance?" (10)

  1. Halston always reminds me of my dh when we were dating. I can’t smell that without going back 25 yrs. My favorite perfume now is Avon’s Gold Pearls. I think that’s what it’s called.

  2. I love Halston and then there’s Wind Song. I love both of them and I too understand about emitting scents that turn other people off. Thanks for sharing. Great post.

  3. mayablogs said:

    Dear Cindy, even Jesus had “his moments”.

    Sometimes we smell sweet, sometimes not so sweet. 🙂

  4. Boy, am I honored to have you refer to my article and expand upon it, but to also put up a song by Hall & Oates at your husband’s suggestion – that’s all spades! I’m humbled and honored.

    I love to use word pictures. Your use of fragrance vis-a-vis my use of kiss is great. Well put! Of course, being a guy, my mind was also racing in all sorts of humorous directions (well, humorous to me anyway).

    The spiritual application and challenge, however, is wonderful. The apostle Paul used the same analogy, though from a fragrant sacrifice instead of perfume or cologne. Thanks, Cindy!

    • I’m glad you’re honored Ron – and that you love the song – Greg just KNEW you would?! And I would LOVE to know what “guy” things you are referring to? The Kiss perhaps? Hmmm – humorous indeed!!! And just remember – YOU STARTED IT. ♥

      • No, no…had nothing to do with the kiss. It had everything to do with fragrances. Remember “Mandles” – candle scents for men? Yeah…follow that stream of thought with your blog and let it run from there….LOL…maybe it’s not a guy thing, just a twisted mind thing…bwahahaha…”what is the fragrance we are giving off?”…depends on what I’ve had for dinner…

      • Oh!!! I TOTALLY get it now!!! Here I was thinking that you “guys” always have your minds somewhere where woman do not usually go…and all along it’s about body odor!!! Too Funny!!

  5. Juanita Boulds said:

    I remember this song from highschool. My very favorite perfume is Christian Dior “Addict” I absolutely love it. One thing about wearing perfume, is that it becomes part of your scent. I can’t tell I’m wearing it and if I run out or forget to put it on, I don’t feel right. Plus, if I try something else, it will bug me all day, because it doesn’t smell like me.

    Great article. I do get the message. Hopefully, I don’t give off sour scents.

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