What You Never Knew About Female Employees

What would you say if I told you the following statements were facts?

  • Young, married women are more responsible than single gals.
  • Older women tend to be fussy if they have never worked outside the home.
  • Husky girls are more even-tempered than skinny ones.
  • And, a girl has more confidence, and is more efficient, if she can keep her hair tidied and apply fresh lipstick during her work day.

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Would you say I’ve lost my mind? Would you say I’ve lost my manners?! Would you think I’m out of touch, or politically incorrect ?

Why I Put My Mask On First

Over my years of Air travel, I’ve accumulated well over 100,000 miles!

Although those miles have taken me to lots of different places, there is one thing all those airlines and all those flight attendants have in common… those safety briefings!!

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Some flight attendants announce the safety instructions with perfect diction and drama. Some mumble their way through the 5 minute predictable discourse. And, some drone on so long that it makes me wish for a power outage and those little red lights to illuminate the floor leading to an emergency exit so I could get out of there!!

I know the job of informing passengers is important, I just think it’s humorous how many different presentation styles there are!

But, no matter the style or script, the flight attendant always instructs you to “put on your mask first before assisting the passenger next to you.”

What God Can Do with the Small and Unlikely

As I walked off stage this past weekend, a woman grabbed my arm and said, “You are so much shorter in person than on video!”

I laughed because I’ve heard that before. I am only 5’2″ but with some hair poof and heels, I am a towering 5’5″! But, I’m still short and little no matter what.

“How tall are you anyway,” she asked.

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“On the inside or the outside?” I answered. “I am really tall on the inside, I’m just small on the outside.”

The Secret to Finding Encouragment

I’ve been on the phone, and on my knees, a lot lately because I have some friends that are really struggling. Health issues, relationship hurts, financial worries, and just plain stress seem to be epidemics in my little part of the world.

Can you relate? Oh, I bet you can.

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I want to help lift them up out of their despair, fear, or disappointment. But, in and of myself, I can’t. That is God’s deal and I know He will.

All I can do is pray and encourage them.

While I was trying to encourage them, it dawned on me… no matter who I am talking to, and no matter what their problem may be, my encouragement seems the same.

Wanna know what it is?

It’s way simple because life is too complicated for encouragement to require an instruction manual!

How to Stop Feeling Like a Leftover

My blog this week is a guest post from my friend, Leslie Black. Leslie is a single mom and young widow who inspires me like you won’t believe. I know she will inspire you with her words as well.


 

I was in church half-listening to a sermon on how to have a lasting marriage as the pastor said, “No leftovers.” He wasn’t implying we should never serve leftovers to our family.

He was making the point that we should not give our spouse whatever is “left over” at the end of the day.

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But, that is not what I heard…

I Want to Be as Beautiful as Julie

She stood in line with the other women attending the conference where I was signing copies of my book.

I knew there was something special about her when she arrived.

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Since I cannot see, my husband signaled me with a pat on my back as he read her name tag to me.

His silent pat spoke volumes to me.

But, before I could  figure out what his signal meant, the woman standing in front of me introduced Julie.

Peace, Where Are You?

Is your life crazy or stressful?

Okay, okay, I heard you all the way from here! I know it is.

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Most people have crazy, busy, and stressful lives. And, if you are like me, just the sound of the word “peace” can spike your blood pressure. You want it, but it feels so unattainable. But, it’s not.