Friday, January 28, 2011

día uno

For weeks I've been trying to find the motivation to blog. I usually sit down at my computer, type and backspace and, eventually, give up on blogging all together. If it's a stress to write, I usually won't post it.

I stumbled across this little 31 day project and instantly had a desire to participate. The Lord has been spoken beauty and grace to me these past few weeks, so I'm really excited to see the outcome of this challenge.

What does beauty mean to you?

Growing up my mom always stressed the saying, "Pretty is as pretty does." Simple, yet it holds so much truth. Your heart holds the beauty. I strongly believe that. You can be the most beautiful person in the world, but if your heart is cruel it surpasses it all.

I've recently began re-reading Captivating. The whole concept of the book is to unveil the heart of a woman for who she was created to be. It throws out all the generalizations that society gives women today, and, really, awakens a woman's heart. We, as women, have a beauty to unveil.

"The essence of a woman is Beauty. She is meant to be the incarnation-our experience in human form-of a Captivating God. A God who invites us....Beauty is an essence that dwells in every woman. It was given to her by God. It was given to you."

A few weeks ago the Lord spoke to me grace: live in grace, speak with grace, act with grace. In the Old Testament, chen means grace in Hebrew which denotes gracefulness, beauty and good-will. The New Testament word for grace in Greek charis stands for loveliness, delight and acceptableness.
Everything goes back to the heart.

To me, grace is beauty, and I pray to live with a heart of grace.

Day 1. What does beauty mean to you?

Day 2. What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3. Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?
Day 4. Style 31. Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5. Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 6. Jaded beauty. Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?
Day 7. Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.
Day 8. Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please!
Day 9. What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10. What is Jesus teaching you as a wife, mom, or friend? (Or just woman in general?)
Day 11. Post a recipe. Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13. Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.
Day 14. Style 31. Post an outfit pic!
Day 15. Write to encourage a friend. Inspire her beauty.
Day 16. Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life. Tell her what beauty means.
Day 17. Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18. Describe your personality.
Day 19. Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)
Day 20. Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.
Day 21. Write a letter to your husband to encourage him (or if you are single- your future husband.)
Day 22. What are some needs that need to be met in your community? Blog about how to extend your hand to those who need you.
Day 23. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
Day 24. What is Jesus teaching you presently?
Day 25. Style 31. Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26. What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27. Write a blog to encourage someone and build their confidence!
Day 28. Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29. Write about "a day in the life of me." (Pics are great!)
Day 30. Who is your role model as a woman?
Day 31. Write about your dreams and goals as a beautiful woman!

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