(Note: This post is written for girls.)
Encouraging. That's the number 1 word I would use to describe my experience at the Beauty from the Heart Conference. Even though we drove four hours to get there, it was completely worth it for me, and I'm so glad I went. To give you a taste, I'm going to share my notes from the first session given by Hannah Farver because it kind of set the tone for approaching the topic of Beauty from the Heart.
Session 1: Physical Beauty
- Ideas of what's beautiful change over time and culture.
- Beauty doesn't satisfy anyone.
- Beauty doesn't last.
- God chose your genes.
"Why do we still have doubts that we are wonderfully made?
Why do we put so much weight on the world's beauty checklist?
Why do we compare ourselves with models and actresses?
(And this one was the most convicting:) Why don't we care about what the God of the Universe thinks of us?"
As you can tell, it was a very good talk. The following session was my favorite, and it answered those last questions Hannah asked. It was the cornerstone for the entire conference. Really, it was about the cornerstone for all of life.
It was about the Gospel.
Check out: www.beautyfromtheheart.org, and stay tuned...