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

Meet Drew – his word for the 2023 BE Project is Abundance

What word did you choose and why?


For a lot of my life I didn’t feel like I was worthy of all of God’s blessings.  Where I am right now, I really focus on the 2nd verse in Jude that talks about God blessing you abundantly in mercy, peace and love.   Abundance isn’t about money for me, its about those three things.  

When I pray and meditate, those are the things that I focus on.  This word guides me in things I read, people I surround myself with, how I live… I want to take it to the next level this year. 

This year, I was humbled and forced to connect with God in a different relationship – this is why the word abundance is what I will focus on.

If you could talk to a younger version of yourself – what would you say to him?

First of all, I’ve lived a blessed life and I’m very grateful for that.  I don’t have any regrets – i’m full of joy and contentment.  I believe that things that have happened to me have led me to where I am right now.   So I would tell him, you are going to have your ups and downs.  You will have stretches of your life full of suffering but you will find meaning. 

If you could give your children any words that they hold true to themselves in their life – what words would you give them?

Be resilient. I want my kids to know that I was fighting, good or bad.  I fought for a beautiful life and that is what I want them to see. I would also tell them to have self grace and to show grace to others – knowing that God has shown grace to us all. 


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