Divine Nature, Individual Worth

Divine Nature, Individual Worth

Be partakers of the divine nature. . . . Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity
— 2 Peter 1:4-7

Divine Nature + Individual Worth = Beauty beyond description and comprehension.

This isn't a before and after project.  This was a natural and magnified project.  Done up and undone...both have been vilified by their respective protestors.  I myself have been on both sides of the fight, and have now quietly joined to wise fence sitters.  I realized that this fight lead many to forget that, with the right attitude, heart, mind, and eyes.....we can see everyone as they are, and as the Savior sees them....we are all beautiful!  Besides, both sides can be really fun and freeing!

I am constantly impressed by the faithful youth of today.  They are exposed to worldiness daily.  They are surrounded by contrasting trends to everlasting truths.  Humility gives way to self centeredness.  Appearances matter more than character.  Opinions replace timeless principles.  Yet, they are loyal.  They stand firm.  They keep their testimonies close to their hearts, as they strive with their might to let the light of Christ within them shine bright.

I am grateful to know young women, and Relief Society Sisters, who are sure of their beauty, with and without makeup.  These gals could literally roll out of bed and still be stunning!   

My gorgeous girlfriend, Jessica Crippen, is a talented make-up artist & hair stylist.  Jess and I have similar missions in our chosen craft.  We seek to bring out the best in people.  We hope to help them see themselves as we see them.  We strive to help them recognize and acknowledge their divine natures, and their infinite-individual worth.  Both attributes eventually bring about Charity, which is the pure love of Christ.  When we have charity in our hearts, our eyes are able to see things as they truly are.

Jessica Crippen is Cody the Firefighters wife, Stay-At-Home Mommy to sweet little Evan, and a talented hair stylist and make-up artist based in Sunny Southern California.

Jessica Crippen is Cody the Firefighters wife, Stay-At-Home Mommy to sweet little Evan, and a talented hair stylist and make-up artist based in Sunny Southern California.

 Add her to the two amazingly beautiful Southwick girls, Maddie and Sydney, and you get an amazing portrait session!  Schedules finally aligned, and this beautiful experience was born.

Thank you Jess for being amazing!  Maddie and Sydney...you two have a special place in my heart!  I love you two, and am grateful to know you and to learn from your beautiful examples.

 

 

"Behold Thy Mother"

"Behold Thy Mother"

Stowell - en Treasures

Stowell - en Treasures