I met Shari Braendel this summer and knew my female readers would love her. She is fun and informative. I’m looking forward to her 40 Days to Fabulous. She’ll tell you more about that.
Now here’s Shari…
The Israelites wandered for 40 years and it was only supposed to take them 11 days!”
Why was I awakened in the middle of the night with this thought?
As I lay in my bed and considered it, I feel like the Lord reminded me that just like the Israelites, there are many women who have been trying for 40+ years to learn to feel confident in their outer appearance. Simply going shopping to buy new clothes brings on a level of frustration and anxiety that runs deep, let alone the angst caused by looking in the mirror and finding new wrinkles.
I’ve been in the fashion industry for a very long time. When I became a Christian things changed for me regarding how I looked at my vocation. At the time, I was writing dress codes for companies and speaking in the corporate arena while assisting female executives to build wardrobes that helped them get ahead in their careers. But as a new Christ-follower, I began to see women in a whole new light, paying attention to what they were saying about themselves and their outer appearance.Continue Reading