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 28, 2009


What do you think beauty is?

The Bible says that "A happy heart makes the face cheerful" (Proverbs 15:13). I think that couldn't be stated better. Inward peace with God creates outward beauty.

When do you feel the most beautiful?

I feel most radiant when I am at peace with God. There have been times when I was serving overseas and hadn't showered in three days but still felt beautiful because I was at peace with God. There were other times when I spent enormous amounts of time on my appearance but felt less attractive than ever because my trust was in the wrong places.

What do you wish woman knew about real beauty?

That beauty cannot be bought, fabricated, or applied in front of a mirror.

What do you think God finds beautiful in a women?
Above all, a pure heart.

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