The Author

The Blogger

add the quote, " if i was waiting for perfection , I would never write a word" - margaret atwood

 Dominique invites you to read and subscribe to her blog, thebeautyproject.online, where the mission is “speaking to the girl in the woman, and the woman in the girl.”  This blog  examines  the female experience and how it contributes to the perpetuation of shame, double-standards & insecurity.  As a blogger, Dominique facilitates explicit discussions and progressive dialogues that confront and combat false narratives - ultimately transforming them into beauty. 

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"My heart is gushing a good matter: I will address my verses to the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer." Psalm 45:1

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COMING SOON! MY NEW BOOK:

"Overlooked: The Importance of Renewing the Mind"

Have you ever felt overlooked or unappreciated? Perhaps you thought some variation of, “No one truly sees me,” or “I wonder if I am enough.”  You are not alone. This book is for you!

 

"Overlooked: The Importance of Renewing the Mind" provides practical wisdom for navigating various dimensions of obscurity. This book is foundational to diligently expounding on how the Gospel of Jesus Christ and our understanding of the finished work of Christ invites us into eternal belonging.

 

Indeed, it can be a difficult art to navigate through seasons when you feel insignificant and useless. For many, the hidden place of feeling invisible and receiving little encouragement, affirmation or credit for their efforts can seem like a cruel and unfair test.   

 

• How does a person of faith navigate through challenging seasons of feeling overlooked and undervalued?   

 

 How does a person of faith access the renewed mind through the Word of God?

 

• How does the finished work of Christ directly demonstrate our affirmation in God?

 

This book is designed to shift your perceptions of God’s good intentions towards you, especially through seasons of undesired hiddenness.  As you journey through this study, you will encounter the God Who Sees You, El Roi, and gain an incredibly deep appreciation for your overlooked seasons.  May this book become a Biblical resource for you in recognizing that being overlooked by people never means that you are overlooked by God. 

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The Poet

" If I was waiting for perfection , I would never write a word"

- Margaret Atwood

Dominique loves poetry and she is an avid poetry writer.  Please let her know about any poetry readings in the community. If she’s available, she would love to write and perform spoken word.

Please read her poem entitled "Blue Girl" below. 

"Blue Girl"
Written By: Dominique Hardy

 

Blue Girl...

Why is your head hung low?

Feelin' like no one cares and no one knows...

 

Why is your soul blue?

Shattered from what life has done to you.

 

He's seen your tears,

in the silent night of your soul...

 

He's seen your tears,

In the darkest of years...

 

The gut-wrenching pain, 

That often feels like life is in vain...

 

Often you’ve felt so numb

That you felt completely overwhelmed and  undone...

 

And sometimes you just. feel. blue.

 

Blue like the lungs of your soul that threaten to  restrict you...

Blue like the icy cold river that threatens to commit you.

Blue like the frozen ice of the pond, without any reprieve.

Blue. ..like how you’ve been desperately fighting  to breathe...

 

It’s something about a certain shade of blue that used to relieve you and now it haunts you...

 

Like a corpse that's lost its breathe blue.

Threatening to choke out your soul and the world that sometimes seems to overtake you...

 

The blue waves turned into a blue corpse of unmet expectations...

So chilling that it caused you question the promises He made...

 

The waves...they seem to overcome you,

So strongly that you forget the goals and the growth that awaits you…

 

In too much pain to care...

Secretly wondering if He's still there...

Thinking that sometimes He's not...

 

Then a silent voice you've been waiting on suddenly whispers: "Rest assured, I have NOT forgot.."

I understand the quiet inadequacy of your soul...

And I bear the grief of the old with you, All while making you Brand New.

 

For the emptiness and the void,

My Resurrection Life becomes your hold.

And it holds your soul until your soul breathes again…

 

For your weariness and exhaustion,

I will set you high with strength and  posture...

 

I will satisfy your inner cry...

Your portion is the richness of My presence and it'll cause you to survive...

And thrive..

Until all of you is New...

 

Can you sense My life-giving Spirit right this second upon you? 

 

I invade you. I possess you.

I’m coming for you.

 

It won't all make sense now but ...

                                                  Yes,   I'm coming for you.

I came for you.

 

And your blue will be refreshed once again,

to breathe like the coolness of air after a day's heat exhaustion...

 

To love with such strong conviction that you see colors blossom once again...

 

I Am Your Living Water.

I Am the Well that won't run dry.

I Am He who will satisfy.

 

Circumstances can stay the same, but your awareness of The Abundance Within will change...

 

Blue like the sky on the most beautiful of days

If you quiet down, it’ll start to look like Waves…

 

And it will quiet your soul

Yes it will quiet your soul while the wind blows…

And refreshes you once again.

 

I will refresh you, Yes, After all, it is My Unlimited Strength.

 

Do you have the faith to believe?

That “fixing the old” is not necessary for you to RECEIVE?

 

Because I am pouring into you NOW.

You see, the access I've released is profound.

It has no limits or bounds. 

 

The gift I freely give will shift your point of view...

And your pain?

I'll deal with that too.

 

And for that unsettling grief you feel at night

My rest will provide you true sight...

and Direction for your soul

 

Like an empty well that just received water...

 

Hydration after resuscitation. 

 

And I blow strength into spaces unknown...

Into the depths of you...

Believing for the best for you.

 

Knowing that My intention makes it possible in spite of you...

 

I now call you to REMAIN in this high place…

This sacred place where you can freely receive my grace…

 

For every moment that is ahead of you

Is a moment that I've made brand new.

Once you accept that, the past will no longer plague you…

 

What was broken and what was shattered

Will be redeemed full circle in this hour…

 

But don’t look for it to come in the same old way,

For when you are truly new, physical circumstances can stay the same…

 

Because you took a new form, so did pain.

It made color-blindness suddenly seem like colorful rain...

 

See, it's not about dismissing your pain..

But about using your authority to ensure your pain does not reign...

 

One more thing: The next time you are feeling blue...

Remember, it’s about seeing the Radiant God who blows breath into you.

And accepting My invitation so strongly that the color takes new form…

And you become a Living Soul again.

 

Vibrant and Glorious like you authentically are.

From that place, you can clearly see My Heart.

 

So leave the shattered past behind and see the Present God of Now.

There you will find a new kind of blue.

 

Yes, it will be the kind of Blue that Awakens you...

And strengthens you...

And you will become deeply aware..

of My care...

 

You'll see Me in places you’ve never seen Me before.

All of the sudden, you’ll even perceive Open Doors.

 

In this Divine Place,

You’ll begin to recognize My love and My face,

 

As you are captivated by the Fullness of My eyes,

You'll see on My pupils that you are inscribed on My hand...

I'll encounter you...

And your heart will never be the same again.

 

Because there's a fullness found in Me...

That must be received to really experience peace...

 

That fullness will suddenly make everything alright.

And even in the darkest of nights,

You may cry,

 

But you'll never again question if I, the True God, is on your side...

 

I Am Your Faithful Provision when things get tough…

When the vibrancy of the blue seems to transition to death and haunt you…

 

I Am Your Never-Ending Ocean of Water that Revives you…

 

And the colors that you had once lost…

Becomes the new rhythm to the song of your heart…

 

...Yes...because, it's time for a new kind of blue. 

Open your eyes, see all the dynamic colors that await you...

 

When your blue life meets the vibrancy of My heart,

You'll awaken to embrace colors with a fresh start...

 

 

"God made my life complete when I placed all the shattered pieces before him... I feel put back together...God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes..." Psalm 18:20A & 24. 

 

"Wait for and confidently expect the Lord; Be strong and LET YOUR HEART take courage; Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord..." Psalm 27:14.