Holy Beautiful is a women's ministry founded with the desire to encourage, connect, and equip Christian women to live a life in community and authenticity with each other as they walk and grow in their faith.
We believe in a living and breathing God, whose Spirit lives in each and every one of us as born again believers. His Spirit breathes life continually into the world through the talents and gifts of those around us. We see Him in literature, nature, art, architecture, music, film, food and in all the intricate details of our lives. Because of this, we envision a world where the body of women believers in the church unite to exhort and uplift one another, empowering each other to live out this truth daily and share the Gospel with a lost world through even the simpler details of life.
Holy Beautiful seeks to point out the beauty in this world while encouraging women to live holy lives. We set out to inspire women to see Christ reflected and present in even the simplest moments of their lives. It is in these moments that we can learn to live our lives more holy, as He is holy, and more beautiful, as He intended. We do this through a daily devotional posted on our social media pages, as well as women's retreats, book clubs, Bible studies, and spiritual disciplines. We strive to help women be healthy body, mind and spirit. This is the holy beautiful lifestyle.
We come to you as your beloved daughters and thank you for giving us a life of purpose and meaning … a life worth embracing.
We praise you for the beauty expressed in your creation. We see your hand and your breath of inspiration through nature, literature, art, architecture, food and music. We thank you for their beauty. We thank you for the Godly women around us and their talents, dreams, creativity, inspiration, prayers and especially for their courage as they follow your will, leading purpose filled lives. When we recognize beauty manifested through you, help us to encourage others to grow closer to you.
Guide us Lord, to share in your beauty of community, unity and love for all humanity.
Help us to embrace one another’s gifts with immense joy and gratitude. Thank you for connecting us with others that share the same passions.
Let us be women who continually seek to surround ourselves with your beauty so that we can in turn make your world more Holy Beautiful.
Through Christ our Lord, we pray ... Lord, Hear Our Prayer.
The Dogwood Tree
When Christ was on earth, the dogwood grew
To a towering size with a lovely hue.
Its branches were strong and interwoven
And for Christ's cross its timbers were chosen
Being distressed at the use of the wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
"Not ever again shall the dogwood grow
To be large enough for a tree, and so
Slender and twisted it shall always be
With cross-shaped blossoms for all to see.
The petals shall have bloodstains marked brown
And in the blossom's center a thorny crown.
All who see it will think of Me,
Nailed to a cross from a dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this tree shall be
A reflection to all of My agony."