Happy New Year fashionistas!
Can you EVEN believe it's 2011 already? Gracious my!
A couple announcements before we start into today's topic. After considering all the info you gave me a few weeks ago on WHEN it would be best to answer your fashion and beauty questions I finally have an answer....drumroll.....
Yep, you heard it right! EVERY Friday will be
question and answer day right here on the fashion blog. Some days will have 4- 5 questions and answers and others might have only one or two, but I believe I can keep up with them this way and will give you the answers you're looking for on a more timely basis!
Are you excited about that? Me too!!!!
Also, tomorrow is my 2011 Planning/Brainstorming Day with 12 women who are very near and dear to me. These women know me pretty darn well and some are super prayer warriors while others are super best friends. Some shoot VERY straight with me and tell me like it is (whether I want to hear it or not) and others are wonderful listeners. Some have been in women's ministry leadership while others are the do-ers in women's ministry. Most are moms while a few aren't. Whatever the case may be for each, I LOVE them so much and am so grateful they will be spending the day with me to help me look ahead to this new year. What some of you know and some of you do not know, is that I parted ways with Proverbs 31 Ministry in November. It was on VERY good terms but I knew that God was calling me away. Lysa and I had a good sit-down and with lots of prayer, the decision was made for me to go out on my own. I know this is a shock to some but I have had not one moment of regret. I'm still wonderful friends with the girls of P31 but I'm excited about what lays ahead for me and so the reason for the brainstorming session tomorrow. I would COVET YOUR PRAYERS as we let the ideas fly tomorrow! And if you have any ideas whether it be for the ministry side of things, the conferences or the bootcamps, webinars, etc. today would be the day to comment about that so we can bring it to the table. I just wanted you all to know what was going on because I consider you pretty close to me...seriously, almost like family. In fact, when I think about my blog readers, I talk about you at home like you're PART of my family....even saying your names (for those that comment cause that's how I know your names!) I'll be like, well, Carol and Mariah think this...or Brenda and Libbi said this....or Sue, Daphne and Mary thought that...lol!
And so now, let's get into our beauty topic for the day. And that's exactly it...
You see, I got so sick over the holidays that I didn't really care what I looked like. You know, when all you want to wear is sweats (yes, I have them) and not wash your hair.
So then, I got better, right? And I felt all crummy. My eyebrows needed plucked and waxed, my chin, well, that's another subject because let's just say that I could deal with one or two stray hairs, but a beard? Ah, NO. Okay, it wasn't a beard but it felt like it.
And then I looked down at my toes and the polish was all scraped off, my nails were hideous and I just overall felt icky.
Now, for those of you who think, "Well, how nice for her that she can go get her nails and toes done, la-di-da," I am NOT one who EVER gets her nails done but because I simply don't have the patience (or the extra income). I'd rather do them myself on the run (like in the car). And I'll get a pedicure about 2 times a year. That's it. Again, no patience. But I DO get my eyebrows and chin waxed about once a month or so.
But then I thought about while I'd let myself go on the outside, what had I let go on the inside? Was my spiritual beauty intact? Ah, not so much. I hadn't read my bible, done my daily devotionals or anything while I was sick. Now THAT'S sick.
There is SUCH a correlation between our outside and and our inside. I don't care who you are, but if you're outside is messed up, then I'll bet it's a reflection of what's going on in the INSIDE of you. And vice versa, as in my case.
So, what about you?
As for me, I DID go get my nails done, and my toes, and my eyebrows and my chin.
And I DID pull out my bible and my daily devotionals. And my prayer life came to LIFE again. And my outer beauty came to LIFE again.
No one, no one, no one can ever tell me the two don't have a connection.
Because they do.
I love you girls! Happy Beauty New Year to You!