it is time for another installment in the you are lovely series.
i know i am constantly saying how i am impressed and humbled in each round of this mini-series….but truthfully i am.
i did not expect the turn out to be so solid; for each woman that has participated to really dig deep and not only share their insecurities, but fight them off with truth.
this has become such a beautiful thing, and something i am always looking forward to.
today you get to meet victoria.
i love her.
her heart, life, and blog is so beautifully centered and grounded in Christ that i am always inspired.
you know how there are some women that you meet and you find yourself thinking , “there is just something about her…” – that is victoria; and that something is the presence of God.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,for those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.”
Loveliness is this: being conformed to the image of His Son.
Humans CRAVE loveliness. Unless we look to God, we will only find poor substitutes that cause us to face despair again and again.
Let us be lovely. Let us point each other to the One who is most lovely. May our relationship with God create in us a loveliness that is genuine and may that loveliness drive those around us to the source of it, namely, God Himself.
Amy sent along some questions. I’ll answer a few of them and maybe they’ll help with the practical side of our BATTLE against unloveliness.
What makes you feel lovely?
I feel most lovely when I am clean, clothed, and put together. At times, all I want to do is hide behind LOOKING put together.
Why is it hard for us to embrace vulnerability?
It is hard for me to embrace vulnerability because being vulnerable is like declaring my helplessness. Being vulnerable is uncovering who I really am. That person is not all that beautiful.
Were the self-portraits hard to take?
They were so hard! I guess I’ve never really done a project quite like this before. It felt strange and trying to get everything all set was the most frustrating.
Share a time when you felt exquisite/Share a time when you felt vulnerable or exposed:
feel free to look through the other you are lovely series posts here.