Favor is Deceitful and Beauty is Vain

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“Favor is deceitful, beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30 As a young church girl, I thought this scripture meant that it was wrong to be beautiful, that I shouldn’t want the favor of anyone, and that I should be afraid of God. Wow was I off!

Favor is Deceitful – 3 Reasons Why

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In honor of all the moms who have ever had a child turn on them and say, “I hate you!” I dedicate this blog to you. God’s Word  is a lot like a fire hydrant: far more powerful than a refreshing drink of water. Perhaps this is what Jesus was alluding to when He told the Samaritan woman that, “those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” in John 4:14

Are you Influential?

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Ambitious. Hard-working. Multi-tasking–these words describe most  women in today’s culture. Dreamers, with great desires for ourselves and our families. We are strong and courageous and are willing to give up so that […]

What’s Your Self-Worth?

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Read any article on beauty and you are bound to find the word “confidence” somewhere.  Without a doubt, as women we feel better about our self-worth when we feel good about […]

How Critiques and Crowds Build Confidence

I love hanging out with teenagers. You may think I’m crazy, but you’ve got to know the kind of kids I’m hanging with.   Youth groups from all over America have traveled […]

The Power of an Introduction

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We’ve all been in a situation where we feel uncomfortable. You arrive at a gathering at a new location and, looking around, you don’t see a single familiar face.  Age […]

Throw Away that Ugly Noose!

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Anyone who steps out of a nice, hot shower and puts on her old, dirty clothing is a fool. Yet we all do this from time to time. Okay, maybe […]

Are you Confident they Love You?

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When my little boy was acting up, I would often ask, “Do you need a time-out or a hug?” I was learning the ropes of parenting as a single mom and […]