Inspirational Film Encourages Women To ‘Be Still’ (Review and Giveaway)

by Liza Corbo

I recently had an opportunity to view the short film “TRUE BEAUTY Be Still” by Lisa Chan. Lisa is a mother of five children, co-founder of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California, and wife of best selling author and pastor Francis Chan.

Lisa Chan Be Still Film

Being someone who only goes to church here and there myself, I was not sure what to expect from this film. I have to tell you that I found the 23 minute video very calming to sit and watch. It opens up with Lisa talking about how we as women are living in crazy times where life is so full with so many distractions and so many things to do. And each year life just gets busier, and we add in and more things we try to accomplish.

In all of this madness, God, who never changes, and who always stays the same, is saying “Be Still.”

This film tells you how you can go about doing that and why you might want to make it a priority.

As we get so busy, we can sometimes feel like our life is spinning out of control - and in that process we may forget about God. I know that happens to me. Before things can change in your life, you need to be still… hushed, free, without distraction… before God. You need to really listen for God’s Word. Once you are in that quiet place, you pray and ask God for help. It is in that quiet time he gives you answers.

Lisa explains that it is not always about the person going bible study who gets the answers, you can get the answers you need simply by ‘being still’ and speaking with God on your own. And that it can even be as simple as holding on to just one verse that speaks to you.

I really liked how Lisa broke things down small. She explains that it doesn’t have to be you trying to take 24 hours to be still with God, you can start with something as small as just 15 minutes. And that your life doesn’t need to look like anyone else’s. She uses a beautiful analogy with a tree and how it helps to stay connected. Another woman in the video speaks about how after her life fell apart, it was when she was finally still, in her faith she found her answers and changed her life.

Lisa stresses that it is never too late to make the choice, and that you can start today – that is the true beauty. I thought this was a wonderful video for any women to watch, no matter how religious you may or may not be. Lisa’s film speaks to all of us.

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Liza is a mom of three boys - a five year old and four year old twins. On her personal blog, Cira's Lyrics, she writes about family, chaos and day to day happenings. She also writes reviews at Buy-Her where she focuses on fashion, beauty products, and more. Connect with Liza on twitter at @Liza_Rae.

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1 Kirsten September 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Francis Chan (Lisa’s husband) came to our church to speak. He isn’t a traditional pastor in that he preaches down to you, his enthusiasm and love for Christ just radiates to the congregation. You want to be like him. You want to care about others as he does. I would expect Lisa’s book to convey that same kind of joy. I could use some fresh words spoken to me about slowing down and sitting in God’s presence.


2 Chelsea September 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

HAHA… probably right before I close my eyes and fall asleep :)


3 Jessica T September 10, 2012 at 11:16 pm

When I’m in the bathroom! LOL!


4 Christina September 11, 2012 at 12:37 am

Only when everyone else in the household is asleep and quiet – as often as i can find that moment!


5 Barbie September 11, 2012 at 1:15 am

Usually late at night, after the rest of the house is asleep.


6 Kimberly B. September 11, 2012 at 2:13 am

Very rarely, do I find the time.


7 Terra Heck September 11, 2012 at 3:22 am

I usually find that time right before I go to bed every night. Thanks.


8 shelby brigham September 12, 2012 at 9:43 pm

never because a have a preschooler


9 Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) September 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm

More now than I use too, had to quit my job due to my health.


10 Melissa September 13, 2012 at 11:28 am

Not often enough is the truth. It often gets put aside in favor of other things that I deem “more important”


11 Beth M. September 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I have the opposite problem of losing my job so now I have too much time on my hands and am overwhelmed with the lack of direction.


12 Hessah` September 14, 2012 at 3:57 am

Silence .. & Power Naps

In this hectic lifestyle that I’m living being a Resident.. My 10-15 mins of Closed eye shutter naps means the the world to me ..


13 gail September 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

not often enough


14 andrea September 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Hopefully once a day


15 Joye Barr September 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

Not to often


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