What is Beauty Fully Alive?

What is Beauty Fully Alive? Beauty Fully Alive is a dream God placed in my heart about 15 years ago. In 2016 this dream was birthed and the first Beauty Fully Alive Women’s retreat was launched. It was beyond my wildest dreams and God showed off. The retreat is a weekend for women who are hungry and thirsty for wholeness, holiness, and freedom to come away and pursue the heart of God, because He is pursing us. What is Beauty? Every woman desires to be beautiful and feel beautiful. Beauty draws us. It captivates our gaze and stirs a hunger deep within. We see beauty in sunrises, vibrant sunsets, the new blooms of springtime flowers, the roaring ocean waters, the bride on her wedding day, the vibrant red of a new lipstick shade, the beautiful design of a cozy sweater, or even a fabulous pair of leather boots. Beauty is everywhere and it ushers in a stirring deep within our hearts, which many times we cannot articulate. Physical and earthly beauty reminds us of the beauty of God, our Creator, who made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11a) Beauty is essential to God and therefore essential to our lives. www.beautyfullyalive.com What is Fully? We live physically full, yet spiritually malnourished. We drink the torrent waters of the world, but thirst for the everlasting, quenching, abundant waters of God’s word. We eat, but we are famished! We rest but we are exhausted! We get up and give up. We splurge on social media and lack the fulfilling of God’s word. This is not “just the way it is”. This...
3 Days Left to REGISTER. DONT MISS OUT

3 Days Left to REGISTER. DONT MISS OUT

I was praying for death, but God offered me new LIFE! And out of that this women’s retreat BeautyfullyALIVE.com was birthed. 3 Days left to REGISTER for this amazing women’s retreat.  In the garden Eve reached out for food – a less than false lover! We are still reaching out today for the things of this world to fill us up. Our cravings control us. We feel powerless over our struggles, and we can’t seem to experience real freedom. However, we are Daughter’s of the King, and victory is possible. We want a quick easy fix, but it is a process. One step. One choice – over and over and over and over. We have been given power  to overcome and live free through God’s truth and resurrection. Now it is time to: Take hold. Shake off the past. Rise up. & Sit enthroned. ARE YOU READY? For all the details and to register please click her – HURRY BeautyfullyALIVE.com Watch this video for my personal testimony! I was praying for death, but God offered me new LIFE! And out of that this women’s retreat BeautyfullyALIVE.com was birthed. He Called My Name THIS WILL BE YOUR VIEW FOR THE WEEKEND!  ...
Severe Flooding Washes in Unity

Severe Flooding Washes in Unity

The morning came with normalcy and everyone throughout the cities went about their ordinary routines. The rains began moving in yet little did we know what was fixing to unfold. Weather forecasts or often a little off and many assumed the rains would not be as severe as predicted. We were wrong! They were right! The rains came and stayed. Day after day torrential down pours equaling around twenty inches. Flood alerts were being predicted everywhere. Yet many ignored the warnings. Day three and panic was widespread. People evacuating leaving everything behind, others staying put hoping for the rain to let up. But it kept raining, raining, and raining. Waters were rising rapidly in places unpredictable. Houses began flooding; Levees breaking; Water-pumps failing; Roads washing away; Interstates closing; And several lives were lost. The devastation and heartbreak was just beginning. The crisis was wide spread. Social media was blowing up with pictures of the significance of the events happening all around and people were desperate. And then it happened. The body of Christ began functioning the way we were created to – UNITED! Adults, kids, teenagers all coming out of their safe homes in the pouring rain for one cause – helping others! It did not matter if you were a friend; neighbor or complete stranger the body of Christ was reaching out in love and being selfless. People wanted to help. It’s a deep desire within us to live in a larger story. We are called to more. We long for something bigger than ourselves and it was right in front of us. And we took hold. Unity...
This. Happened. WOW.

This. Happened. WOW.

Tears streaming. Heart yearning. I pined for understanding. Then – this happened – WOW! Standing in a room filled with two thousand people, I heard, “The very thing you were created for is the very thing the enemy has tirelessly come after!” Wait – What? “You were created to inhabit your beauty then offer it to others and your beauty is what the enemy from day one has attempted to vandalize.” I was speechless. I jotted these sentences down. Hours before I wanted to catch a flight home and now this. WOW! I signed up for this event, “Restoration of the Heart”, five months ago. I did not know how full my schedule would be and I did not know I would have an empty heart. I prayed continuously if I should cancel (and there were many reason to do so), but the answer was always – no. The day of travel came with many unexpected turns, roadblocks, delayed flights, and heart breaking news. I had to fight harder than usual not to throw my hands up, make an excuse, and hi-tail it back to my comfortable place. I was tired. I missed my husband and kiddos. My hormones were beyond wacked. The tug of war was significant and I called in my prayer warriors to pray for me. I knew more was happening than what my eyes could see. Yet I was weary. The enemy despised me moving towards Jesus and he pulled out all stops. He hates growth, healing, revelation, truth, redemption, and wholeness, and he hates restoration! I had to fight to get there. I had...
The Beautiful Bride

The Beautiful Bride

What do you think of when I say the word BRIDE? Being a bride is much more than wearing the perfect white dress and saying: “I do”. Being the ultimate bride is saying YES to Jesus Christ. When you say, “I do” to Him it is transformational. He is your greatest lover; nothing nor no one will ever compare. This “yes” is a journey.  This “yes” is giving permission for your heart to become fully alive. This “yes” is giving Him permission to remove your veil alowing the true you and your beauty to become fully alive. It is the most important “yes” you will ever utter.   Are you ready for more? He is waiting for you at the altar of grace. I said a real YES many years ago and out of that this poem was birthed. It blows me away every time I read it. God has continued the unveiling of my true beauty, and I am in AH! I am His bride! So are you!  Read ON beautiful one —-   THE BRIDE Chains of bondage wrapped so tight One mistake after another, every day and night   Who had I become, and was their any end To the misery, pain, and bondage I was living in   My truth had been distorted, and my heart stripped away Would I always feel this worthless and picked “over” day by day   I continued to give what I had, thinking surely one would see I was worth something, and one would give back to me   But how could I give away, what I did not...
Desperate for God

Desperate for God

Thumbing though old journals, desperate for God to speak, when my eyes fell upon this entry from many years ago. It was a powerful reminder of how far my Good and Faithful Father and has brought me. It was also one of the key unveilings of my true beauty. However, there are many, and every one of them is intertwined and significant to my beauty becoming fully ALIVE. Also, each have played a crucial role in birthing this amazing new women’s retreat coming this April 8-10th “Beauty fully ALIVE”. Let me share one unveiling now: A few years into my second marriage the Lord began awakening a passion in me for women’s hearts and their marriages. But as this passion grew unexpected warfare plummeted into my own young marriage – which immediately led to the enemy’s whispers… ”How can you teach other women when you can’t even get it right yourself”? I realized in that moment my greatest struggle was also my deepest passion. And I was desperate for God. Over the next three years every time there would be a heated discussion between my husband and me I would resent, keep score, pout, personalize, internalize, compare, push away, want revenge, and vow to not need him so much again. His words regardless of their intent were like daggers, which penetrated deeply. Unknowingly I left fragmented pieces festering where they pierced me and they oozed bloody lies covering the truth I was desperate for. This continued on and off. I would fight “worldly”, then surrender, diligently seek the Lord, then feel stronger, be loving, then make failed attempts to...