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International Women’s Day: The women who inspire you

International Women's Day symbol

International Women’s Day symbol

Today is International Women’s Day. It became a national holiday in Soviet Russia in 1917, after women gained the right to vote there. Today all over the world, people are celebrating women.

God celebrates women, too–in a holy way. He created woman and He loves women, His precious daughters and the Royal Bride of Christ. When He made the earth and everything in it, He said “It is good.” But it was after He made the woman that He said, “It is very good.” That word very is m@`od, which means “substantive” or “exceedingly.” (Strong’s H3966, BlueLetter Bible). 

Heather, Eden, and Leah

Our beautiful daughters Heather, Eden, & Leah


My precious sis Maria

My precious sis & BFF Maria


My BFF Rochelle Valasek

my BFF Rochelle Valasek

I’m so very thankful for the women God has brought into my life who have impacted me and inspired me to become a better woman of God:

  1. foremost, our three beautiful daughters, Heather, Eden, and Leah;
  2. my sister Maria;
  3. my friends Shelley Valasek, Doreen Penner, Dana Arcuri, Stephanie Carter, Ruth Christian, Liz Zacharias, Diane Bishop, and Kim Weber;
  4. my spiritual moms Suzy Bunton, Betty Spangler, and Blanch Hershberger;
  5. and many other women of God who have influenced me. I love you all!

Today on International Women’s Day, think about the women in your life. Pray for them and maybe send them a note to let them know how they have made such a difference in your life and that you love them.

Also think about how you can impact and inspire others. There is no one else like beautiful you with what you have to offer! Today celebrate yourself and all women whom God made.

“After women, flowers are the most beautiful thing God has given the world.” –Christian Dior

Here is today’s video–International Women’s day: The women who inspire you. Just click on the link below at YouTube:

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Today and Tomorrow To Still Get the Early Bird Price for the live Cinderella event!

pamperingYesterday God did a suddenly. One of my friends is covering the DoubleTree Hotel meeting room fee for my upcoming live event on Saturday, September 20, 2014, and more women registered!

Are you signed up yet? This event is limited to 25 women and seats are filling! Lunch is included with your registration.

Just click here to save your seat now. Only today and tomorrow to still get the Early Bird Price, then it goes up to $75!

Your registration automatically enters you into a drawing for a Cinderella princess pampering day: a free 1-hour massage by my masseuse Bonnie Lesmeister at Your Time 2 Unwind, a free haircut or hairstyle by my hairdresser Lori Mills at Headlines Hair Salon, a free Mary Kay Satin Skin lotion, and a free facial.

Come and be encouraged to walk in the power of your unique, God-designed shoes ~ your purpose, your life assignment, using your gifts for God.

Maybe you don’t believe anything great could happen to you. Maybe you’ve always felt alone and like you were on the outside looking in, watching everyone else have fun at the party (Cinderella’s ball). I hear ya. I’ve felt that way too at times.

But you and I weren’t meant to be cookie cutter people, to fit in. God created us to stand out ~ to influence, to lead others. He has chosen us, just as the Prince chose and loved Cinderella. Cinderella was set apart for a great destiny, and so are you.

Save your seat now by clicking here. Only today and tomorrow to get the Early Bird Price, then it goes up to $75!

If you have any questions, email me at

If you are a vendor and would like to display your products on a table at this exciting, classy event, email me at 

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Speaking at Online Event on April 7

Do you need some HOPE?!

I’m SUPER excited to be part of an amazing virtual event called Day of Hope coming on Monday, April 7, 2014, hosted by Speaker/Writer/Blogger/Author Mary Clewlery at Hope Filled Living.

This event is a collaborative effort with Mary, me, Dana Arcuri, and Alisa Hope Wagner of FaithImagined.Com.

The HOPE authors/speakers will be sharing about having hope through adversity on video.

From Mary:

“One day a year, we gather HOPE authors for video teaching, devotionals and all things HOPE related, to bring HOPE and encouragement to women. If you are going through life transitions, illness, discouragement, loss, change, etc. this will be a day to lift your heart.”

It’s going to be powerful! Details coming soon.