About ‘Adding to the Beauty’

Ulasichs in Ireland

We are a team, a partnership of co-adventurers, companions, storytellers, and friends – who are privileged to have found each other.

We are learners, seekers of beauty, lamenters of brokenness, celebrators of humanity, affirmers of dignity, tellers of truth, listeners of stories, and lovers of the earth. We are tea drinkers, book readers, mountain trekkers, and world travelers. We write, we photograph, we speak, we love, we grieve violence in its many forms, and we hope for a better world.

The world will be saved by beauty. -Dostoyevesky

Around the world we see pockets, small groups of people working for peace, justice and new life in their communities. They are women in Kolkata embracing freedom from sexual exploitation and oppression. They are families in Israel and Palestine, moving through grief and anger to build bridges of reconciliation. They are volunteers in Ukraine welcoming their compatriots fleeing war. They are people washing dishes for elderly women, teaching art in homes for the destitute, and farming in ways that bring life back to the land and to communities.

They are the critical yeast that slowly works its way through the whole. They are giving us hope that another world is possible. They are adding to the beauty.

We are here to tell the story.



  1. July 19, 2016  2:24 pm by beth Reply

    Saw your art at moa - wd like info on how to purchase. Thx.

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  3. June 4, 2014  7:06 pm by Rachel Hoppe Reply

    So glad I trailed off of facebook and found your blog. So delighted to read about your travels and to lift you both in prayer. What an incredible journey! I will be reading along with you!

    • July 26, 2014  2:11 am by Rebecca Ulasich Reply

      Thank you Rachel! Glad to have you along on the journey...it sounds hokey but we really do feel the love and support of all the people reading along with us and we are grateful for each one.

  4. May 3, 2014  1:07 pm by carol Buchanan Reply

    Man oh man I am enjoying your journey...but, I miss you so!
    Keep going, giving, loving, finding glimpses of beauty, letting the Creator of the Universe love and live through you!

  5. November 19, 2013  9:36 am by Grace Smith Reply

    We would like to follow your blog. Don't see a place to request that. Know your folks, Becca, through WD and New Horizons class.

    • November 22, 2013  12:11 am by andrewulasich Reply

      Hi Grace, thanks for joining us as we share our reflections from around the world. To follow the blog, you can go to the main page of our site - addingtothebeauty.org - and on the right side of the page there is a column that says "Join the Journey". Enter your email address in the space available, click "Subscribe" and you'll get an email every time we post a new blog (usually just a few times a month).


  6. October 14, 2013  9:20 pm by Alton and Ruth Olson Reply

    Ruth and I listened to your stories at the Mills Church. Amazing!

    • October 20, 2013  8:31 am by Rebecca Ulasich Reply

      Thanks Alton for listening and for being a part of our journey!

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