Stretched and Outstretched aims to encourage, inspire, and uplift women to embrace who God created us to be. Society may tell us we should be a certain size, have a certain shade of skin, or have hair a certain texture in order to be beautiful or accepted. Psalms 139:14 (a) says otherwise.

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Encourage

In order to embrace who God created us to be, we have to know Him intimately. Stretched and Outstretched will encourage women to run–full speed–into the outstretched arms of the Father, based on Psalms 136:12 NIV.

“With a mighty hand and outstretched arms, His love endures forever.”

Inspire

So much can be said about the correlation between a woman’s hair and heart. Stretched and Outstretched will inspire women to begin healthy hair journeys, as well as healthy heart journeys for the full betterment of their lives. It doesn’t matter whether your hair is short, long, curly, straight, or even natural or relaxed. It matters if it is healthy; and it matters even more if your heart and soul is healthy to match.

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding people for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8 NIV

Uplift

Additionally, Stretched and Outstretched will uplift those who feel overlooked and misunderstood. The aim is to offer solace to the woman who feels as if there is no one to talk to because of various life issues. Let’s create a sisterhood for the outcast woman.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Stay encouraged ya’ll

~Candace