The BE Project – In a world where you can be anything…. What will you be?

Meet Barbara – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Serving

What word did you choose and why?


My goal this year is to serve wherever God needs me. Whether that is me personally, or together with my husband. We have enough contacts where we can almost always help others. I want to be able to help anyone that brings me a need.

I want to serve God better. I want to do more.

Last year, life changed for me. My husband had a stroke and I sat there and prayed. God answered my prayers. He’s answered my prayers for my kids many times over. I’ve just felt this calling that I need to do more. Not just for my family, but for my community. I just felt God pulling at my heart. He said, I’ve given you the things you’ve asked for, now I need you to be the person I designed you to be.

What would Barbara today tell a younger Barbara?

Love people more. Especially the ones you won’t have forever. Always let God lead you instead of you trying to force the path.


What is The BE Project?

Have you ever stopped to think about who or what you want to be?  Most often there is a word that drives you.  If you sit in the silence and really think about what type of person you want to be… there will be a word, sometimes more than one word, that will guide you along and push you to keep being a better version of yourself.  This photo project has become something that has touched my heart and hopefully those that have participated. I chose to shoot all of the images in black and white because I wanted the least amount of distractions.  Just the human and the word.   This project is the stories of some amazing people, their stories, and what these words mean to them.  Some have participated each of the 4 years we have done this, some are new each time.  It’s an amazing honor to follow along in their journey and document who they are becoming.

Want to read more stories from others in our community and their BE words?  Head over to the BE Project Page and read the stories of the amazing humans that have participated. 

I challenge you to find a word that resonates with you.  Who do you want to strive to be?  What word leads you day to day?  Join us in our project – what word will describe who you want to BE?

Waiting List for 2023 BE Project – Click Here