True Campaign Event in Omaha

Travis Stewart, co-founder of the True Campaign, will be in Omaha on Wednesday 9/10/08 to speak at Grace Reformed Church. Check out the flyer below for details and spread the word to your friends, your family, your church, your school, your office, and your gym!

This is an event for anyone and everyone who wants to learn more about the serious problems of eating disorders and negative self-image affecting American women and how to address these issues from a Christian perspective.

Beautiful Women Project: Part 2

Apparently there are two awesome projects out there that call themselves “The Beautiful Women Project”!!

The Beautiful Women Project going on right here in the United States is a photo documentary project “challenging the traditional definition of beauty” in our culture. The artist, Nancy Bruno, is an accomplished photo-documentarian who uses her latest project to focus on the lives of 35 women and their unique experiences. Bruno has even developed this project into a book — check out the project’s gallery of photos for some truly beautiful and inspirational work.

And if that wasn’t enough, also check out Bruno’s work at The Genuine Men Project.

The Beautiful Women Project

Wow! Thanks to reader Nancy Bruno for bringing my attention to an amazing project going on with our sisters in Ontario, Canada!

In the group’s own words, the Beautiful Women Project “is a teaching and healing tool for women and girls, men and boys. The foundation of the project is a touring art exhibition of 120 clay torsos of real women, aged nineteen to ninety-one. The mission of this not-for-profit project is to raise awareness about the link between self-worth, self-identity and physical appearance.”

A portion of their website shows women who have survived breast cancer and made clay casts of their “reshaped” bodies — what an amazing expression of the strength and resilience of these survivors!

You can support the Beautiful Women Project by sponsoring an exhibition in a local art gallery or exhibition space, or partnering with local organization to bring the project to your community. What an excellent idea.

New blogs (at least new to me)

I received 2 great blog recommendations recently:

Create Radiance — “Empowering people to create radiant lives from the inside out” — lots of great thoughts related to positive body image and learning (or re-learning) to love yourself for the beautiful creature you are.

Eating Disorders Blogs — “Supporting recovery from bulimia, anorexia, and related issues” — a kind of “meta-blog” with links to blogs related to ED and ED-related issues. Also has newsletters, free articles, and a therapist directory.

Check them out!

Ecclesiastes Bible Study: Week 9

This week we finish our 9-week study of Ecclesiastes by thinking about the challenges of giving generously and living trustingly in a world full of uncertainties. Our God reminds us that we may not know the future, but we know the God who does! Finally, the Narrator returns to the page to sum up the Preacher’s teaching: Fear God and observe His commands.

Please see the left side bar for the Week 9: Ecclesiastes 11:1 – 12:14 Summary Notes.

Thanks to everyone at Grace Chapel and online who have participated so generously in this study — for your time, your thoughts, your feedback, and most importantly your love of our Lord and His word. Thanks also for your support of Women in His Image!