It's the 1st day of Fall, the long-awaited season for many! I'm anticipating a break from the oppressive Tampa humidity & heat (I'll have to wait until Winter for that- but at least I know we're stepping closer). I love the foods of Fall, which bring out the comforting smells of Autumn and the family holidays fast approaching. I enjoy people watching & admiring those who embrace the new Fall/Winter trends the loudest. I'm celebrating my own freedom in a capsule wardrobe for t
When you think of Valentine's Day what comes to mind? Chocolate, dates, lace, sweet cards, red lipst, pink nails, etc. Of all the endless possibilites, love & beauty are at the forefront. I believe the world pressures us to be as beautiful as possible to earn as much love as possible. I'm going to challenge that way of thinking because that is not God's true design. That's not how He works. The Truth says in Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV), "I have loved you with an everlasting love."
I just had lunch with a hurting friend. She spent New Years at home in sweat pants while her husband was out partying with "beautiful" women. Sharing her heart she began to question her worth and value, asking '"Who have I become?" She was longing for me to tell her she is enough. Woman, your essence is beauty. You're not beautiful because you dress in the latest trends, or because you wear make-up that compliments your features. And the opposite is true. You're not ugly be