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

Monday, June 15, 2009



After raising three children on her own, Lynne is pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse, and is currently taking college classes. She enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.

What makes a woman beautiful?

“When a woman is just an average looking person, but they have the qualities that the Lord calls beautiful, a giving spirit, being loving, giving of themselves to other people- it just makes them look completely different to you. To me, that’s what beautiful is. Also, I think that women who have confidence are beautiful. When your confident in yourself, your fine with who you are and with what you look like, that in itself is beautiful. That makes women attractive.”

How does our culture effect our idea of beauty?

“It’s shoved in your face, all the time, in movies, in magazines, everything you look at, there’s this image of what we’re suppose to look like. And if you don’t fit this image, it causes so many women to have a problem with their self esteem and how they feel about themselves.”

What do you think God finds beautiful in a woman?

“If I can share of myself with other people, if I can help other people, if I can share God’s love with other people, that’s what He’s looking for.”

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