Friday, January 21, 2011

Project 31- Day 1

First of all, I want to start with this:

I get married FOUR months from today!!
This time last year, kendall had just bought my ring and
had to wait another month to propose. sighh...lovely day. :)
(i'm really, really excited for may 21!!!)

Day 1: What does beauty mean to you?

Proverbs 31:30 says that beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 1 Peter 3: 3-5 says Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands.

Every time I read these verses,
I am so convicted, but they speak to me each time.
It is the woman I strive to be.

Sometimes A lot of times I am worried more about outward appearance than I am about my inward beauty. Outward beauty is fleeting and temporary. It is the kingdom that is lasting. Beauty to me, is chasing after the things of God and being concerned with what is on Father's heart. To me it is a women who knows when to speak and when to hold her tongue (a woman who doesn't gossip). Beauty is a woman who dies to herself daily to help those around her be it strangers, her children, her husband, family, etc. Beauty is a gentle and humble spirit. Beauty is quiet strength. It is when loving others becomes first priority and living in such a way that others see it. In a world that woman empowerment is so emphasized, I still believe that beauty is submitting to your husband. I believe this because women need to build their husbands up and I believe trust is one of the best ways. Beauty is fearing the Lord. Beauty is self-discipline.

Beauty is striving to become such things
so that we may become holy as Father is holy.
(1 Peter 1:16)

And the journey continues...

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!


  1. Thanks for sharing your heart and I completely agree with what you have shared! Beautiful!

  2. Yeah!! This is really good, I enjoyed this first post! I am stopping by from the P31 Linky party and I am picking a few people to follow in their journey, and you are one:) Congrats on getting married in May!! My sister is also getting married then..May 13th:) These are some of the cherished memories of your life, drink em in!!

  3. very beautiful post!
    God Bless,

  4. "Beauty is self-discipline" I love it!


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