behind the scenes
Hi, I am Heather creator of Beauty Beyond Eden.
I am the daughter of the Most High King.
I am also a wife, homeschooling mama, and an ambivert. I love being around people but love being home even more.
I am someone who wants to be real with others.
I am in therapy to process my life, which has been riddled with trauma. I live with chronic depression and anxiety and before you ask, yes I read Philippians 4:6-7, frequently.
I believe that the world is broken, so in turn, we as humans, are also broken. My brokenness does not disqualify me but brings me closer to Jesus. In my darkest moments, He has been with me.
I am in love with Jesus and how much He loves me. His heart for people amazes me, and I am trying to live like He did, accepting those unacceptable to the "church".
I want Beauty Beyond Eden to be a place of renewal and refreshing for each person who graces these pages.
I want to help others know their value and to walk in Jesus' love, in their true identity in Him.
I pray that all I do here will Encourage, Empower, and Equip you.
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:13 ESV
What is Beauty Beyond Eden?
Beauty Beyond Eden started in my heart years ago as a vision God showed to me during worship. As a teenager at my most insecure, God gave me a vision, a vision of something bigger than myself. He showed me I was seen by Him when I needed it most.
How amazing is God?! Beauty Beyond Eden was started to help others see that God sees them too, that He has more for their lives than grief. That God sees us in the brokenness that is all around us.
Jesus has good for us, even in the unplanned pains of life, the same good He produced in Eden for His creation. Knowing Jesus personally, depending on Him in all of life, and trusting that He knows our pain, even when we face the worst, helps make life better. Adam and Eve may have forgotten the good but God didn’t; the roots of Eden run far and deep.
We are the roots of Eden sprouting up all around, growing passed the closed gates of Eden. We may get uprooted at times but God is a kind father who will keep us even in our worst seasons.
“He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:8 (ESV)
Beauty Beyond Eden is here to help encourage what Jesus has so deeply planted in His creation. I want to empower you to walk through life looking to Jesus and I am here to help equip you in his word as you face a world opposed to His Goodness.