Watch this quick video for a friendly reminder that as “virtuous” women, WE are the prize. Virtuous does not mean perfect but it does mean we are a valuable asset to those we choose to include in our lives.
The Bridgett Bell translation of Job 22:28 is “declare a thing and it will be so”. What are your declarations? I saw a poster that inspired me to create my own version of it to get my goals back on track for 2017. My year is beginning to look like last year and the year before and since I actually want to accomplish the goals I declared, I need a daily reminder of what I am working toward. If you are visual like me, here’s what I created and printed to keep me on track. I will read it everyday and take action on each item so that this year I will accomplish that which I declared.
Here’s the pdf version for download MY 2017 DECLARATIONS
You can thank me on 12/31/17 when you have accomplished your goals.
This past weekend, I attend a Stilettos and Strategy workshop hosted by Lee of Ashby & Watts Consulting. The workshop was awesome and Lee provided 10 great tips on building a brand. After the workshop, I had an opportunity to talk at length with Montina Portis of Creative Internet Authority who is also an expert on branding and marketing. Montina and I spent some time discussing several “popular” social media personalities who appear larger than life on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms but who cannot sell out a small conference room in real life. As astute as I am, I fell for the marketing gimmicks of one popular social media icon and actually spent almost $200 of my hard earned cash to attend a perfectly hyped conference she was hosting. Let me tell you….I was so disappointed and frustrated with the event. The event did NOT start anywhere near on time, no one attended, and the host spent the entire time trying to sell the audience on paying her to be featured in her upcoming book. Complete waste of time and money.
Montina and I compared notes about these popular social media personalities and discussed how they work for someone else full-time but want to sell others on how to make millions working for themselves. We also discussed how most of them do NOT pay their bills and how they are not making a profit. The same popular social media personalities have approached me and Montina to ask how they can make their businesses profitable and become self-employed because they see us killing the game every day.
For those of you who desire to work for yourselves full-time, my advice is to focus on one business idea and kill it. Do NOT become discouraged when you see the popularity of others in your field. Popularity does NOT equal Profitability. Keep working hard, posting great content, and providing an awesome service or product. Your hard work will pay off. Don’t forget to invest in yourself and your business but be sure to check out the legitimacy of the popular social media personalities before you invest in what they’re selling.
Join me for brunch and conversation about dating from a single male’s perspective. Why this male? He’s a mature Christian, father to boys, widower and loves to empower and equip women with tools needed to sustain a successful relationship.
There are two options to join the discussion:
- Online via Google Hangouts
- In-person in metro Atlanta.
The in-person location will be limited to 10 attendees and will be provided after registration.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Where will the event be held?
The location of the event will be in metro Atlanta and will be emailed to attendees after registration. The instructions to join the event online via Google Hangouts will be emailed to attendees after registration.
What is the cost to attend the event?
The event is free; however, in-person attendees are responsible for the cost of their food/drinks/tip.
Is there a maximum number of tickets available?
If you plan to attend online via Google Hangouts, there is no maximum number of tickets. However, if you plan to attend in-person in metro Atlanta, the maximum number of tickets is 10.
The first annual Pajamas & Pearls Sleepover was a success. My BIGGEST takeaway from last week’s event is “you are not alone”. A lot of times we think we’re the only ones dealing with certain situations but believe me when I tell you, “you are not alone”. Be willing to share your story, support someone who is struggling, and extend a listening ear. You never know what goes on behind a smile.
Join me for day 2 of the journey through “31 Days of Prayer for Your Future Husband: Becoming a Wife Before the Wedding Day” by Tiffany Langford. Today’s reading and meditation is found in Part One: Becoming a Modern Day Ruth. Here’s the link to the daily declarations I wrote to accompany today’s reading. Enjoy!
Join me as I walk through “31 Days of Prayer for Your Future Husband: Becoming a Wife Before the Wedding Day” by Tiffany Langford. The e-book is free and is an excellent resource for single women who feel led to pray for their future husbands. As most of you know, sometime ago, I started a Facebook Group geared toward single Christian women based on the book that completely changed my life and my thoughts about my season of singleness. The book is “What to do Until Love Finds You” by Michelle McKinney Hammond. If you are looking for an excellent resource to help you navigate living a full life while single, then this book is for you. If you are a single Christian woman, you should also consider joining the Facebook Group: Fans of What to Do Until Love Finds You. Check out the links below.
Here are the links to the Facebook Live video for the Introduction to the 31 Days of Prayer and the Facebook Group.
31 Days of Prayer Intro Video
Facebook Group: Fans of What to Do Until Love Finds You
Here’s a quick word about how to deal with the “theys” in our lives.
Pajamas & Pearls Sleepover
Join Bridgett Bell and friends for a Pajamas & Pearls Sleepover. This is an event for single Christian women (unmarried, divorced, widowed) and includes an evening filled with dinner, LIVE jazz saxophonist, gourmet snacks, brunch, pearl talk, pajama runway, and other activities.
The detailed agenda will be provided to registered guests. However, guests will begin arriving at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 10 and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. We will change into pajamas around 11 p.m. of Friday and event will end at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
What/who can I bring to the event?
- Bring toiletries such as soap, deodorant, toothpaste/mouthwash. Extra toiletries will be available.
- This is a private event; therefore, non-registered guests will not be allowed to attend.
- Sparkly beverages will be served during lunch and brunch; however, no outside alcohol will be permitted.
- Please bring any special non-alcoholic beverages such as your “can’t live without” coffee, etc.
- If registering as “general admission”, please bring an air mattress or sleeping bag along with linens.
- Extra air mattresses and air pumps will be provided.
What types of pajamas are appropriate for the event?
- Sexy lingerie is not permitted. This includes see through material as well as pajamas that expose breasts, buttocks, and/or mid-section.
- Feel free to email a picture of your pajamas when in doubt.
Where will the event be held?
The event will be held near Atlanta Jackson Hartsfield International Airport. The address will be provided to registered attendees. Parking is free and includes overnight security patrols.
How many guests are expected to attend?
This is an intimate event; therefore, the maximum registration is 15.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
- The venue has 2 king bedrooms with private baths, 2 queen bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bath (shared) and a loft with a queen sofa bed and full sized futon with a private bath.
- Guests may also choose to bring an air mattress or sleeping bag (general admission). Based on the size of the venue, there are several common areas that are quiet and tucked away.
- Out-of-town guests will be provided an air mattress and linens if they register as general admission.
How do I register and pay?
- Please use the “Register Now” button at the bottom of this page.
- Payment is accepted via PayPal using the send money to family and friends option.
- Please contact Bridgett if an alternate payment method is needed.
What’s the refund policy?
All payments and deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Bridgett may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
As I continue reading Chase the Lion written by Mark Batterson, I’m forcing myself to step out of my comfort zone and to dream bigger dreams. I’ve never been much of a dreamer and have always preferred to focus on what I could accomplish through my own strength and ability. This book is completely changing my approach to living my life to the fullest. Listen to this quick message. It will encourage you to continue to chase the lion and to dream bigger dreams.
Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small written by New York Times Best-Selling Author Mark Batterson is having a profound affect on my life. I’ve never been a BIG dreamer and have always dreamed dreams that were possible in my own strength. After reading the first half of this book and hosting a LIVE conference call, I am changing the level of my dreams and have started dreaming God-sized dreams. If you have not read Chase the Lion, be sure to do so. Also, here’s the link to the LIVE discussion of chapters 1-3. Please be sure to join us for our next LIVE discussion.
LIVE Discussion Playback, Chapters 1-3