Revisiting Beautiful Feet — Again!

*Update: A change of plans. Found out late Thursday I would be unable to go due to an unexpected family situation. Will be praying for the team and would appreciate your prayers for them as well!

Even though my feet are pretty darn cute (if I do say so myself!), this post is not about my tootsies. Some of you may be disappointed with that news while others of you are, I’m sure, extremely relieved :)

No, this post is about so much more than pedicures or foot scrubs. It’s about a beacon of hope where one is desperately needed. Beautiful Feet is a church that ministers to the homeless and inner city population in Ft. Worth, TX, and if you’ve been following my blog for a couple of years or more, you may remember me telling you about it before.

Once again, I will be joining others from our region on a weekend mission trip to Beautiful Feet. I feel blessed to be a part of their ministry occasionally, but I also feel challenged.

Little fears and personal worries about traveling with a group, the less than stellar sleeping conditions, and what I might encounter or how I might fall short during ministry opportunities all try to steal my joy and enthusiasm about going. I’ve had similar concerns before, and the Lord has always seen me through. In fact, my hymn for the day a few days ago was “God Will Take Care of You”. Isn’t God good to give assurance just when we need it? You’d think I’d learn not to worry, huh?

Please pray for me and the many others who will be ministering at Beautiful Feet this weekend. We’ll arrive Friday afternoon and go practically non-stop until we leave around noon on Sunday. I’ve posted it several times before, but in case you’ve missed it, here’s what Beautiful Feet is all about. Enjoy!

Beautiful Feet

There’s a place in Ft. Worth called Beautiful Feet
A place known by all who live on the street,
A hot lunch for free can be found there each day
After food for the soul is served up some way.
You see it’s not just a place, instead it’s a church
Where many find themselves beginning their search
For some shred of hope, a way out of their pain,
For love and acceptance instead of disdain.
Beautiful Feet is a light in a dark lonely world
A beacon of hope like a flag unfurled
For God’s people show love to one and all,
For Jesus is the One upon whom they call.
There are those who serve faithfully day after day,
And those who come yearly to work, share, and pray.
Each one sees God’s power heal and redeem,
The lost and the hurting become part of the team.
Each year Kansas comes the talk is who is blessed more
Those in Ft. Worth or the Kansans galore.
They truly feel like family, the bond is oh so sweet
For God is the Father at Beautiful Feet.

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” Isaiah 52:7

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  1. Praying for a wonderful trip for your team.

  2. Hi Cheryl,

    Wow, what a neat opportunity that will be. I can understand too about the challenges and stretches that come with missions trips. I am praying tonight that God will give you courage on the occasions when you need it, peace and deep rest each night despite an unfamiliar location; unity and laughter among your teammates; patience and flexibility for those times when things go differently than planned; great disarming conversations with the people you meet there, and chances to learn and be served, in addition to serving. For your name, Jesus, yes!

    Thanks for your comment on my post “Peasants and Piercings.” I am honored.

    Jennifer Dougan

  3. Thanks, Debbie and Jennifer. Appreciate the prayers so much!

  4. That’s not where I thought you were going with beautiful feet. Happy to be surprised.

  5. Yes, I remember your “beautiful feet.” I know that you carry God’s sweet mercy and love to many. This is a good ministry, Cheryl. What a privilege to be part of it.


  6. Update to all: A change of plans. Found out late Thursday I would be unable to go due to an unexpected family situation. Will be praying for the team and would appreciate your prayers for them as well!

  7. Will be praying for your family situation and your team! Blessings to a valuable ministry!

  8. Thank you, Emily. Appreciate your prayers so much!

  9. So sorry that you won’t be able to go, after all. Still praying for those going to help our homeless friends.

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