Friday, August 19, 2011


Can a mirror reflect more than your image? What about your thoughts? Here's a fascinating experiment one bride-to-be has taken on. She is going mirror-free fro an entire year, including the 6 months leading up to and INCLUDING her wedding day! Check out her journey at Mirror Mirror Off the Wall.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Beautiful Faith

I've been guest-blogging over at Glory and Strength this year, exploring the characteristics that set apart my life if I'm striving to live for God. This month I tackled "faithfulness" and wanted to share a sliver of the article here...

“Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

If faith is about pleasing God, that's one intimidating order. At least the first step isn't too hard, simply believing that He is! The next step is not merely to believe there is a God, but to follow up on that belief by actively seeking after Him. A good test to see if I am pursuing God with right motives is to consider if my life is regularly demonstrating the nine character traits listed in Galatians 5:22-23 often referred to as the fruit of the Spirit. These qualities such as love, joy, patience and kindness signal to the world that God matters in my life.

Where I trip is in trying to live out a good life for God on my own strength. Have you ever felt the more you try to do things right, the more you kept blowing it, sometimes in bigger and bigger ways? If I am striving to follow God, shouldn't making right choices come easier with time?

To read more, please join me this month in Growing in Glory! :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saying Goodbye

I am excited to share that this is my final month as a consultant with Affordable Mineral Makeup™. I have enjoyed my time with this company over the past four years and it is not the "leaving" part that has me excited, for I love the products and will truly miss working with my customers-turned-friends. But I'm finding my focus too divided and have felt God's calling to let go of some things so that He can use me more fully in other areas. I am eager to see where God takes the next chapter of my life.

I want to concentrate more on writing and do plan to continue offering beauty tips and resources through this blog, as well as putting much more effort into my current book projects. It is my hope that stepping back from being a consultant will actually improve my blog content quality now that I can focus just on sharing my heart with no pressure to "sell" anything. I would love your input on beauty-related topics you would like to see addressed, so please leave your ideas and questions in my comments! :)

As a parting gift, here's one final, very limited-time, sale offer good through Aug. 10. Take 30% off your entire order AND receive two free 10g sifter jars AND three samples of your choice, with any purchase of $19.95 or more when you visit and use coupon code:

Please include your selections for your five free gifts (a $49.48 value) in the "ADD COMMENTS" field near the bottom of the checkout page to be eligible for promotion items.

It has been a pleasure serving you as your mineral makeup consultant. I look forward to continue journeying with you in the pursuit of true beauty that glorifies God.