Welcome to the Behold-Her Beauty Home –
I am so thankful you are here. I am a Christian wife – writer – speaker – podcaster host -and makeup artist – who helps you see yourself as God sees you – His beautiful daughters and sons.
Although I write from a woman’s experience I believe this can help my men friends too – especially with the women in their lives. I invite you to a life embracing your God-given beauty.
Your past is your testimony –
Due to childhood trauma, I turned away from the church at sixteen years of age. Thankfully, God reached down and pulled me back, dipping me in His glorious mercy. Since I am in love with Jesus telling whoever, I can about His healing, love, joy, and peace. My writing reflects how I was before Jesus and how I am now. Perhaps coming to our Savior in my adult years gives me a unique perspective on before and after.
In 8th grade, I took a creative writing class and that opened my eyes to writing. Soon I was penning poems to Jesus and journaling. Then in college as a Theater Arts Major, I explored playwriting. My passion for poetry brought me to music and songwriting.
Once you get to know me, you’ll find I have many stories, and only by the grace of God am I here to testify. For instance, I was in one of the first girl punk bands, later joining a folk group with a write-up in People Magazine. Also, for 30 years, I have worked as a make-up artist for film and television with many a story to tell.
What do I love to do?
I love journaling and Bible study with a good cup of tea, worship, singing, and walking in nature. But my favorite thing is being a wife and sharing my life with my husband, Christian guitarist-composer Don Rutherford.
Life is a remarkable journey when we are on board with God!
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God finds no flaw in us – then why do we?
How does God see you?
Behold-Her Beauty seeks to help women see themselves as God’s beautiful daughters.
My whole life changed the day I realized that God sees me as His beautiful daughter. Not the distorted flawed images I perceived, nor what others thought of me, and especially not what the world told me.
The benefits of seeing ourselves as God’s beautiful daughter are revolutionary and freeing. We no longer find our worth and approval in the world because God values and loves us.
Today, right now, know that you have permission to be beautiful as you embrace your already God-given beauty and live as God’s beautiful daughter.
- We are God’s masterpieces. God created each of us, His work of art, in Jesus Christ for good work, which God prepared beforehand (Ephesians 2:10).
- God made you in His image. “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 NKJV
- God chose you; you are His treasure and the apple of His eye. “But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.” 2 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV
Embrace your God-given beauty and live without shame, bitterness, and self-condemnation.
I have put together 10 ways to reclaim your God-given beauty.
Start today by meditating on the Scripture in each declaration section. I like to write the Scripture verse in my journal and then pray about what God is teaching me. Then, do one of the action steps in each section.
You have permission to be beautiful. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and our Beholder is God.
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Grateful you’re here!
Thank you for joining me as we journey through God’s globe discovering joy through the grace and love of God. I hope that you will like these devotions, stories, prayers, poems, and inspirations, that they will brighten your day, make you smile, or laugh a little.
Blessings & Smiles,
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Deborah Rutherford – Writer, Speaker, Podcaster, Makeup Artist, and Founder of the Behold-Her Blog, Podcast, and Community
Deborah Rutherford is a Christian wife who is passionate about Jesus. She is an Emmy and three Local 706 Makeup and Hairstylist Guild Awards recipient for her work in the cinema arts.
Deborah writes about the intersection of faith and beauty on her journey through God’s Globe.
She has been published in Kingdom Edge Magazine, Gracefully Truthful Ministries, Calla Press, and Althethia Today as well as guest blogs. She has a devotion in the anthology The Lord is My Shepherd, published by Arabelle Publishing and the Calla Literary Journal Spring 2023.
She enjoys a good cup of tea while journaling and Bible study, and as a beauty and wonder seeker, finds her soul-rest on nature walks with God.