about the project

In our society, beauty has become a brand. It’s sexy. It’s skinny. It has flawless skin.

If you’ve watched a movie, read a magazine, or listened to the radio in the past decade, this isn’t new information. You’ve passed the magazines and billboards of digitally altered women, and clearly heard the message,

“You’ll never be quite good enough.”

For a long time I have criticized myself against this impossible standard, questioning in my heart if I was beautiful. I’ve spent years feeling insecure, dissatisfied with the way God created me, because I don’t measure up to this standard.

But in the past year I have realized something, the standard is wrong. Beauty isn’t something that can be airbrushed or photo shopped. It’s not a certain look or body type. It’s much more than that.

The goal of this project was to highlight a different type of beauty, a kind you won‘t find in magazine. It’s a confident, strong, creative, and unique. It’s found in womans' heart and it shines through her eyes. It glorifies the Creator.

These women exemplify this beauty and have graciously shared their hearts on the subject. I hope you enjoy their wisdom and realize that

you are beautiful.

the video

Saturday, June 6, 2009


***Grace is graduating from high school today and is the valedictorian of her class!! Way to go : )!!
Grace is a high school senior. She enjoys reading and being outside. Grace plans on studying nursing in the fall.

What do you think beauty is?

“Being beautiful is being who God made you to be, and being happy with who you are. Everyone is beautiful in a different way and it’s cool to see God in everybody. You don’t have to be the model or what they show you on TV. You can just be who you are.”

How has our culture’s definition of beauty effected you?

“Once upon a time, I had a problem where I didn’t eat anything and I lost thirty pounds, and that was dumb. I wasn’t like, ‘Oh I want to be a model’, but you weigh 30 pounds less and your close fit better and you think, ‘Oh, this is nice.’ But it wasn’t worth it. When I realized that, I thought, ‘Forget this, I should have eaten that pizza.’ God is good, and He turned things around, and I’m totally fine now.”

What do you wish women knew about real beauty?

“Jesus loves us, loves us, loves us, loves us, and to say, ‘I don’t look good,’ is to insult the way He made us. My favorite biology fact is that out of like 70 trillion gene combinations, you got the one you got. And Jesus picked it.”

What do you think God finds beautiful in a woman?

“He is beautiful, and when you are like Him, He is beautiful in you.”


  1. This is so encouraging. :) Praise God for what He's done in your life! Thank you so much for sharing it!! It is truly an encouragement, Grace! May God bless you tremendously :) :)
    love, Becky Lueb

  2. This is so encouraging. :) Praise God for all He's done in your life! Thank you so much for sharing from your heart; you are truly an encouragement, Grace! :)
    with love, Becky Lueb