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

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kathy (my Nana:)


Kathy is a mother of four and Nana of fourteen. She is the financial administrator at Calvary Christian Academy. She enjoys gardening, cooking, painting, and being with her family.

What do you think beauty is?

"Beauty is a kind face and a sweet smile and a person who really cares about others. Soft words, encouragement. It is a call from a friend just letting you know that they truly care about you and whatever circumstances you may find yourself in at that particular moment."

What do you think God finds beautiful in a woman?

1 Peter 3:3-4

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."

What is the effect of our culture’s definition of beauty?

"Our culture is obviously sending out the wrong message to our young women regarding true beauty. It is not how thin you are or what kind of clothes you wear, but what God has planted in your heart."

What do you wish women knew about real beauty?

Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised".

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