First of all, we must be clear about one thing. I am not an expert on any subject and that especially includes the topic of this blog. That being said, although I am not an expert or even close to being one, the topic of "Beauty Without/Within" has been a major interest and concern of mine for many years. Back in the 80's during the Color Analysis era, I had my own buisness called, "Color Me a Season." During this time, I had the opportunity to speak to groups of women all across my state about not only how to enhance their natural beauty, but also what God's Word says about the beauty that comes from within. This was such a rewarding time for me and I like to think it may have also benefited a few ladies along the way.
As is so often the case with self-employment, self runs out of time to do all self would like or needs to do, thus the demise of "Color Me a Season" ala Libby Day. However, this did not end my interest and study of the subject. As is often God's plan, we have to take zigzag steps in order to begin taking forward steps, and this is how I look at that period of my life.
At the right time, the Lord opened the door for me to begin taking some baby steps back into the public speaking arena. My first opportunity was to co-present a professional development seminar for my peers. My topic was how to put together a Working Wardrobe. The following year, I was asked to present again on a regional basis, then on a state level for the Louisiana Technical College System. This opened other doors of opportunities that eventually led to my presenting to the Executive Assistants for the Louisiana Department of Education. Shortly after this event, I was side-lined because of other job responsibilites.
Now that I am retired, I do not believe the Lord is finished with me, but has only prepared me for other opportunities of service. As Zig Ziglar says, "Not retired, but refired!" This blog is one avenue for me, and I look forward to sharing some interesting tid-bits about practical wardrobe planning, clothing trends and styles, as well as image concepts as we talk about how to enhance our God-given beauty without.
But, for the truly beautiful woman there is always that beauty that comes from within. So, we will always be looking at Biblical truths and see what God's Word has to say.
So, come back often and contribute to the discussion. My opinions will never be the final word on a subject.
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