Monthly Archives: April 2009

-nuns get sick too-

I went to the doctor on Monday for my bi-annual check-up due to a thyroid condition I have.  Your thyroid is a gland in your neck that is shaped like a butterfly that pretty much keeps your hormones in check so you don’t go crazy.  I was diagnosed with Grave’s Disease in August 2006 after 3 days of my heart beating at 120 beats per minutes.  My thyroid was completely

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Why the church failed Jessica Simpson

Ten years ago the Mickey Mouse Club crew of the early 90s came of age by all getting record deals.  Britney, Christina, Justin and Jessica.  Jessica was the odd one out because, if I remember the E! True Hollywood story correctly, she tried out but didn’t make the cut. The Texan youth pastor’s daughter had a gift: the girl could sing! Different people would stop by the church to see

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Lipstick, Blush, and Susan Boyle

I woke up yesterday to a news report that women are buying more make-up than ever before.  I lay there and thought, “Man, I already woke up on the wrong side of the bed and I haven’t even pushed the covers back yet!”  As I grabbed my morning coffee and my brain began to function again, I pondered this study more.  Why are women buying more make-up than ever?  Then

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I am very excited about my new collaboration with Conversant Life.  I am now an “expert blogger” on their site which will host my blog there with the same material I write here.  A Beautiful Mess will now be able to reach a much larger audience and hopefully create more dialogue about this crazy, unhealthy, perfectionist culture we live in.  Feel free to check out their site and post comments

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GREAT expectations

After a long discussion of what we were in the mood to watch last night, my husband and I decided on the Duchess with Keira Knightley.  It was a good movie and even my husband, who doesn’t like period pieces, appreciated it.  For those of you who haven’t seen it, the film is based on the true story of the Duchess of Devonshire in the late 1700s. It follows the

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I recently spoke to the graduating women at Azusa Pacific University.  We explored spaced to grieve, grow and give after they walk across that stage with diploma in hand.  Check out the article by clicking here!

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