By nature, if we don’t know “the rest of the story” our minds will assume. Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”–which means, “God with us.” I can only imagine what people assumed about Mary and how they treated her when news got … Continue reading Assuming the Rest of the Story
She had her whole life ahead of her. The wedding was planned, her fiancé was building their home and she was waiting the day that they would become one and start a family. She was being very careful to keep all her ducks in order. Imagine the emotions that must have run through her heart … Continue reading How Will This Be?
Every one of us has felt invisible at some point in our lives or another. Whether it was at a party full of strangers, in the middle of the grocery store or in the privacy of our own home when our brothers got all the attention or our husband is distracted.Our lives may center around … Continue reading No One Should Experience Devastation Feeling Invisible
One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how many life lessons suddenly appear whenever there is something to teach. “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear” “Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” James 3:1 My … Continue reading 3 Ways to Handle Life’s Devastations
Social Skills 101: Never tell a woman she is old, overweight or just like her mother. While not every woman is sensitive about all of these areas, we do all have an emotional attachment to each of them. Personally, I would love to be just like my mother–she’s beautiful inside and out. Not all moms, … Continue reading Are you Just Like your Mother?
This Easter I was asked to share my thoughts on the final words that Christ spoke to Mary while dying on the cross. This challenged me because I didn’t understand why Jesus called His mother “dear woman.” I know He was fully God, but wouldn’t His fully-human-side long for His “mom” in a time of … Continue reading Confident in the Challenge of Letting Go
What was all the fuss about Jesus’ attire the night He was born? Doesn’t every baby wear swaddling cloths at birth? Surely when the angels proclaimed that the shepherds would, “recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:12) it was the … Continue reading 3 Significant Signs of Baby Jesus’ Wardrobe
For me, speaking is about empowering women to BE who they were designed to be. There’s no greater joy than helping others recognize the twisted-Truths they believe so they can overcome Image Issues or any other Confidence Conflict that holds them back. My most popular keynotes address the areas of beauty, rejection and loss, these are some of the challenges I … Continue reading Speaking
Classic woman. This style of feminine beauty is the epitome of elegance, especially if she is a Summer or Spring; although she can be any season. If I were to choose a woman from the Bible who best represents a Classic, I would choose the Virgin Mary. You hear her story every year about this … Continue reading Biblical Beauty Classically
Being an aunt is one of my most favorite roles in life (besides wife and mom, of course!) This Christmas I am thrilled to take on that role once again. My sister just gave birth to a precious baby girl. Being with Erica through her labor has really got me thinking about what it must … Continue reading a King Sized Bed
Silent Night, Holy Night; all is calm, all is bright ‘Round yon virgin, mother and child Holy infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace We’ve all heard the song. We sing it with reverence as we think about Baby Jesus sleeping soundly in a manger while His sweet … Continue reading Silent Night
If you have strong, sharp contrasts in your hair and skin, and you have cool undertones, you are likely a winter. Also, your hair is most likely dark (black, dark, medium or light brown) or salt-n-pepper. Very rarely are blondes Winters, unless they are platinum or white blonde, or were as a child (sometimes tow-headed … Continue reading Color, Confidence andthe Winter Palette