It didn’t take long for me to realize that Coachella is more than a music festival, it’s a fashion show. Everyone I talked to expressed the serious importance for my outfits to be on point.
You are worthy of being and feeling beautiful. Maybe you were never told you were beautiful and you don’t feel like beauty is for you. Maybe you think it’s only for certain people.
Having the sparkle effect has to do with our character. But our character can’t shine through when we are clouding our body with poison.
A few years ago, I had a liberal perspective on how to dress appropriately as a Christian woman. But the closer I get to God, the more convicted I am about how to dress.
I interviewed Jennifer Garner for her movie, Miracles From Heaven. On the red carpet, her publicist said there would be no time for us to take photos with her. When I had my one on one interview with her later in the press junket, I didn’t ask to take a photo. I didn’t want to be seen as aggressive or to be inappropriate. I felt a little jealous later when I saw several of the other journalists had been bold and gotten a photo with her.
If you’re like me, you check all forms of social media first thing in the morning. I’ve gotten sidetracked “stalking” my best friends’ engagement and wedding albums… And I do like to keep tabs on what’s going on with all my friends from LA, to Dallas, to NYC. I also know which pictures will probably get the most “likes” before …
My life was always marked by brokenness. I didn’t know what it was, but I always had this need to prove myself. I wanted to feel important, validated, and loved. Growing up, I tried to heal this brokenness in so many different ways. First, I tried to fix it through approval. I thought that if I could get everyone to …
Panic attacks are not mild worries about a stressful event in the future. They aren’t the knots a bride gets in her stomach right before walking down the aisle. They are forceful assaults on your mind and body and don’t take no for an answer. The dictionary defines an attack as an aggressive and violent action against a person or …
That night, I ended up wearing a white V-neck vest trimmed in faux fur spruced with silver metallic. I know it sounds crazy. Looking back, I wouldn’t have let myself walk out the door like that. But at the time, I liked it. Probably because it sparkled. No, definitely because it sparkled.
You are made for more. You are made to be so secure in who you are that you can fully forgive.
I used to think humility meant I couldn’t receive a compliment without pointing out the flaws they must have overlooked. I used to think it meant I couldn’t shine and be all I wanted to be because I might step on someone’s toes. After all, I wouldn’t want to do that, then I might make someone feel uncomfortable or small. I thought humility was staying small so other people could shine.
Life is a gift from God, even if it feels like a curse at times. It all can change at the turn of your perspective. Have you ever asked yourself, What is the point of all this? Why should I gain wisdom and be a good person or achieve goals or attain wealth or try to bring justice to the world? I won’t …
Today, your perspective on purity is going to change. Purity is relevant and necessary in your life because it’s about honoring and protecting the connection you have with God, your dreams, your worth and your heart
Since I didn’t believe that people would freely like or love me, I subconsciously tried to control love by people pleasing, avoiding conflict and over-giving.
What choices are you making right now? Are they enhancing your relationship with God and your destiny or compromising them?