Well I Declare!

I’m so excited; I’m going to a conference this weekend for Christian women who blog.  I’ve never been before, but I am expecting it to be so much more than just a conference for women who blog.  I’m expecting God to cover us with His mighty power and inspire us to spread His truth and His word in new and engaging ways.

So, here is a little about me.  I am married to Jim, we have been married nearly 28 years.  It is an amazing and wild ride to do life with your very best friend.  We have two kids Molly is 24 and Jacob is 19.

We are in a very new season of life and anticipate God to do some pretty big things real soon.

 

I was asked to answer some questions about myself, so here I go!

  1. When did you feel called to be a digital evangelist, what’s your main medium (podcast/ blogging/books/speaking/social media/etc.), and how long have you been doing it?  Oh my, so I’ve been writing and making up stories my entire life, but I didn’t start my blog until early last year. I also do some speaking, but I would like to do a lot more.  I am working on a book or many; I’ve started and not finished about 15 fiction books, a few of them I want to finish. I just need to schedule the time and make it happen.
  2. What is your life scripture? This has been a hard one for me; I have two. Micah 6:8, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” and Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  3. What are your passions? Super difficult to keep this one short and to the point.  I guess I would say my passion is people.  I just want to love on them and let them know they have hope, that God has it all planned out if we will just trust Him.  Yeah, it’s people.
  4. What is your favorite candy and/or food? Dark chocolate!  I love seafood.
  5. Where is your happy place and what’s it like? The beach. And Disney World.
  6. Are you working on any exciting projects that you can share? My exciting project as of late is that my husband is looking for a Pastoral position and we believe we will be moving soon.
  7. How can we pray for you as you prepare for this year’s conference? That I can receive all that God has for me while I am there and I’m still able to get completed what I need to do that doesn’t stop because I’m going to a conference.

Okay, that was a lot!  I’m looking forward to meeting a bunch of new friends and soaking in a whole lot more of God.

Brave Beauty and the Bible

I remember getting my first Bible; I remember being so proud of it, it was mine. It was black with a paper cover and the King James Version. Pretty rough for a preteen girl to read but I didn’t care, it wasn’t the big family Bible that sat on our coffee table that you weren’t allowed to touch, and it wasn’t the little Gideon’s New Testament that a man gave me at school.  It wasn’t pretty, it was hard to read, but it was mine. We’ve come a long way since those days, so I was excited when I received the FaithGirlz Backpack Bible and Lynn Cowell’s Brave Beauty in the mail. These two are a must for girls young and old.

Let’ start with the Bible, come on now, it’s pink and has a heart on it.  That will make any girls heart happy.  But let’s talk about some of the things that make it great.  First of all, it is God’s word, so that is awesome all by itself, but it is also NIV; this makes it much easier to read. It also had twelve brightly colored pages that talk about different things from friendship to explaining how to have a relationship with Jesus.  It is too cute for words and the perfect size to carry in your purse, backpack, or your favorite tote bag.

At a time when girls are struggling to discover who they are, Brave Beauty is the book that will help them with the questions they are sometimes afraid to ask. “Simple and empowering, Brave Beauty is your companion guide to becoming the courageous girl God created you to be.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Brave Beauty is a devotional broken down into 100 “mini-chapters.”  They are perfect.  Most are only one page long, and each includes a “Being Brave” call to action and “Courageous Call” prayer to God.

As I said, we’ve come a long way.  What an opportunity to give our daughters a book that will help them become who God has created them to be and have a book that is not only pretty but designed just for them. FaithGirlz hit the mark with these two, and Lynn Cowell did a great job hearing the heart of our girls and addressing their needs.

Here is your opportunity to get this cool book and awesome Bible for your daughter, niece, granddaughter, friend, neighbor, or any other girl you believe needs this set. Here’s a hint, they all do; even the grown-up girls. Just register at missymillspaugh.com by September 30 for your chance to win.  I will also give another set away at facebook.com/missymillspaugh.com; leave a comment and tell us about the girl you would like to win this set.