Hello! My name is Jaclyn Dahl and I live in the state of cows, cheese, and long lasting winters. So in other words I live in Wisconsin. I am currently a freshman at Maranatha Baptist University and I am going for an associates in digital media. I come from a family of 7 and am the youngest out of my 5 siblings. Some of my hobbies include art, photography, playing piano, helping with youth activities at my church, soccer, and making funny videos with friends.
Purpose behind Styling and Smiling:
Ever since I was a little kid I have loved creating unique and beautiful hairstyles. As a kid I often found myself braiding wacky hairstyles on my Barbies and dolls. As I’ve gotten older I’ve begun to expand my knowledge about hair styling and always am in the mood to try a new style. This past year I also started using a hair product called Monat. I have been very impressed with my own results from Monat and love sharing it with other people. In my blog I hope to help grow people’s knowledge of hairstyling, improve their skills, and help promote healthy hair care tips.
-Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry 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
As girls we often put too much pressure on our outward appearance. We can spend up to hours applying makeup, switching outfits, and curling our hair. But when you boil it all down, does what we show on the outside really matter if it doesn’t match our inward appearance? We can have the longest and healthiest hair or the cutest clothes but if we are spending our hours gossiping, caring only about ourselves, and not living our lives for Christ, then it is all meaningless. 1 Peter 3:3-4 reminds of this important truth. It states that your beauty shouldn’t be from outward things but from a gentle and quiet spirit. This verse doesn’t say that you should never care for your physical appearance and should neglect it but rather that your inward being should be your true sign of beauty. Personally I love to style my hair and choose an outfit that gives me confidence for the day. It is important however that we all remember that our true beauty is found in having a Christ-like attitude and not from how we look. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”-Psalm 139:14
-Would you like to learn more about the God who uniquely created you? Then be sure to check out the website “Desiring God”. Their website is full of podcasts, sermons, and articles on relatable topics and questions you may have.