The Body Beautiful

The Body Beautiful

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well (Psalm 139:14 KJV).   Body image is an American fanaticism that has spawned billions dollar industries to address human fears of imperfection. We pay top dollar to put curl into hair that is […]

What a Wonderful, Terrible, Holy World

What a Wonderful, Terrible, Holy World

“Daddy, some of these are terrifying. The colors are so beautiful.” My friend’s daughter lay nearby on a blanket as fireworks flash-banged in the sky above us. She was right. So many colors filled the sky, and it was breathtaking. I found myself whispering “wow” more times than I could count. I’m not always the […]

The Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom

Freedom. A blissful thought, but sometimes more elusive than we’d like to admit. I think that every human  is bound by many things—some unnamed and others less elusive—but I think we as women have different types of bonds. We can be bound by society and standards no woman could hope to achieve. This is prevalent […]

True Beauty

True Beauty

I want to talk about something that gets mentioned quite frequently among women: beauty. I know that many people out in the world today will say this and mean something completely different than what I think the Bible means by true beauty. They’ll say that it doesn’t matter what you look like, all people are […]