1 Peter 3:3-4

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewellery or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. - 1 Peter 3:3,4

Monday, September 30, 2013


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you all readers, people who follow and share our blog. We have hit 10,000 views this week! God is so good. Without His calling to ministry through the internet (who would have thought) and your constant support and love, Unfading Elegance wouldn't have had the amazing opportunities we have. 

Thanks again everyone! You encourage us to keep going when we feel we can't and prove to us that this is what God wants us to do. It's a privilege to be able to bring Jesus to our sisters in Christ all over the world! We have been blessed with the experiences we have and now we have the wonderful opportunity to share them with you to try to help those going through the same situation. We look forward to where God is going to take us and want to bring you all on the journey with us. So please keep reading, show your friends, send us topic requests, ask us questions (see email address), give us your feedback and please pray for us to go in the direction God wants us to go. We are so grateful for you guys. 

Our next post will be on Monday, so stay tuned!!

May all the praise go to God, for He made this possible. May God bless you all!

~ Meggie and Taleisha 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Beauty Beyond The Mirror

I'm sure many have wondered why there is so much pressure for women of all ages to look skinny. Every girl goes through self-esteem issues. The idea that skinny is beauty is a big stereotype that's constantly being advertised left, right and centre. All the diets tell us, models and celebrities 'prove it' to us, the world constantly tells us, even friends and family can sometimes tell us and make us feel that skinny people are more attractive than those with curvy figures. How is this suppose to help the larger woman of the world feel beautiful? It encourages the mindset that until we are petite and tiny, we aren't labelled as beautiful. It makes us feel like we don't fit the beauty criteria, and therefore are not beautiful. I am a curvy 17 year-old and I am guilty of thinking this way. I'm not as skinny as the girl next door, but should I let that determine my self worth and beauty? Absolutely not and you shouldn't either. 

This is a shout out to all the beautiful women of the world! Don't let the number on your bathroom scales determine the way you think about yourself. Each one of us is a UNIQUE! AND BEAUTIFUL! human being that God created in His image. I use to wonder, if God had made me trimmer or more beautiful, I would be able to do things for Him better because I would be able to step out in confidence. This is not only a big, fat lie but doubts God sovereignty over His creation in us. Thinking this way can become a habit that holds us back and keeps us from doing what we are capable of. God doesn't want that. God loves you girls, He seriously loves you with an insane love that we can't even comprehend!, and what we look like doesn't change that. 

The verse that we created Unfading Elegance with is 1 Peter 3:3-4. Here is is again: 

"Do not let your adornment be merely outward - arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel - rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (NKJV) 

This verse shows that God defines beauty as what our heart is like. I'm positive He didn't create us to be self conscious all the time. I'm not saying to completely let yourself go and not brush your hair or teeth or wear nice clothes.  I like to always look presentable, but try not to place value on my appearance, label it as important or take priority in my life. It's been a process, but I've now found peace in knowing that I am God's daughter and He loves me, pimples and all! I'm resisting the pressure of always trying to look thin. Curvy figures run in both sides of my family and I don't think it's anything to be ashamed about. I still try to be healthy and I think that's where the line is drawn. Being skinny and being healthy are two very different things. 

Please don't be drawn in to believing or thinking that beauty looks a certain way. Weight and dress sizes don't have a right to determine who you are or what you're capable of. I encourage all who are struggling with self-esteem issues to try and grasp and don't let go of the truth of God's Word and to find peace in the knowledge that you are beautiful, no matter how you look or what your dress size is. Walk with confidence and joy! Be happy in your skin :) 

God bless!! 

~ Taleisha 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Feature on The Boyd Sisters

Hi all!! A few months ago Meggie and I were asked to feature on a blog written by two sisters known as The Boyd Sisters. They have a blog (theboydsisters.blogspot.com) and are well known among Christian bloggers in the United States. It was a huge honour for us to be asked to do this and we see it as an exciting step for Unfading Elegance as our blog reaches others around the world. If you would like to learn more about my personal journey with Christ and life up until now, please follow the link below. Meggie should be featuring sometime in the months to come. Happy reading!! The did spell my name wrong but all has been forgiven :)

The Boyd Sisters: Inspirational Mondays - Taleshia Webber: Taleshia Webber of Unfading Elegance 1. Why did you choose Christ? I chose to live for Jesus Christ on September 18, 2005, when I was 9...

God bless!! Stay tuned for another post later this week ;)

~ Taleisha

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Live in Today!


You have no idea how many more todays you will have on this earth. Enjoy it! Live it, and bless the people around you!
If this was your last day on earth, how would you want to live it?
Every day is a gift from God.
Use it.
~ Meggie

Monday, September 2, 2013

The One Year Devo's For Teen Girls

Tackling our top concerns through daily five minute devotions, Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel, go through different topics like, friendship, guys, image, heaven, church, forgiveness, judging, government and everything you could think of. The devotions are easy and quick to read, but encouraging and challenging.

I personally really enjoyed reading through these. Every devotion is based off a bible verse, and these ladies really put it into everyday understandable terms. I liked how they show you how each bible verse affects your life as a Christian. At the end of each daily devotion, is an 'Action Step' that you can take each day to really live out your faith. This would be helpful for those who have read the bible and need a devotional to help connect their beliefs into life.

Rating: 9/10
Content: this is probably for more older girls.
Ages: 15/16 and up.

Check out this book on Amazon.

~ Reviewed by Meggie