Category Archives: True Beauty

Admiring True Greatness, Part 1



We casually toss the word greatness around when referring to these people (including Michael Jordan, who will always hold a special place in my heart), but what does true greatness look like?

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Dirty Dancing: High School Edition

As a youth leader and someone who deeply, deeply loves the girls God has entrusted to my leadership, I beg you to read this. 

People who should read the following blog:

  • Parents.
  • Youth leaders.
  • Girls.
  • Daughters.
  • Sisters.
  • Brothers.
  • High schoolers.
  • Moms.
  • Dads.
  • Females.
  • Aunts.
  • Uncles.

You get the point.

Parents, I earnestly implore you to read this and fight for the souls of your children.

Dad, Can I Go to the Homecoming Dance?

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Dreams Becoming Reality

Four summers ago I never thought this would happen.

When I approached my pastor and told him I was assigned a summer internship to create a youth program for my second major (youth and nonprofit leadership), we knew the program we wanted.

But I never thought it would continue.

And I never thought it would turn into this.


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Monday Morning Munch No. 54 – Word Study: Peace


Ahh, word studies. This post reminds me of the very first Monday Morning Munch published more than a year ago.

As I said then, are one of my favorite things to do. If there is a word burning in my mind or if I’m trying to better grasp what a word means in relation to the Bible (the real Word), I’ll look up the definition then every verse that has that particular word in it and try to gain a better understanding. Clearly you wouldn’t want to do a word study on the word theand, or so. 

This word study comes from having a tea party with my True Beauty girls and talking about peace (since some people drink hot tea for the calming affect).

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Dress Up, Support Missions, Spread the Gospel

Romania Missionary Fellowship Fundraiser

On Saturday night, August 3rd, my True Beauty discipleship group from Oak Grove Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky., will be hosting a Gala fundraiser at the Community Christian Academy gym with ALL proceeds going toward the Romania Missionary Fellowship – a missions initiative to train pastors to make disciples and plant churches in parts of Eastern Europe where there is no evangelical presence.

My sweet class (minus a few girls). <3

My sweet class (minus a few girls). ❤

It’s $15 for adults and $5 for kids (10 and under) for a three-course homemade dinner made by True Beauty (they’re doing it all… the planning, decorating, shopping, cooking and presenting talks about RMF that night).

This is a “black-tie” affair so dress up in your best clothes, support missions and help spread the Gospel.

This event is open for all but we need you to RSVP by July 27th so we know how much food to prepare. Let me know if you want more details or if you can make it for an exciting night of food, fellowship and advancing the kingdom of God on this earth.

Here is a video my sweet girls made to help promote the Gala. Help us spread the word about this as well as the Word of God among the nations by supporting the efforts of True Beauty and Romania Missionary Fellowship among the nations!

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Monday Morning Munch No. 45 – For the ladies: Beauty and Pigs

Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout
is a beautiful woman without discretion.
-Proverbs 11:22

What does that even mean? I think sometimes when reading the Bible we’re tempted to gloss over the parts that don’t make sense when, in all actuality, those are the parts we need to dig into most. We need to wrestle with the verses that seem absurd so we can come to an understanding of why God put them in the Bible.

I had to do that with this verse. When that happens, I usually start by defining words.

Discretion = The quality of being discreet, especially with reference to one’s own actions or speech, prudence or decorum.

Because that didn’t really add much clarity to the above verse, I kept searching Webster’s.

Discreet = Judicious (wise, sensible or well-advised) in one’s conduct or speech, especially with regard to respecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature; prudent; circumspect; modestly unobtrusive (inconspicuous, unassertive); unostentatious (not given to pretentious or conspicuous show in attempt to impress others; lacking manners).

So a woman beautiful on the outside but lacking manners, lacking restraint in her lips, lacking modesty and respect, is compared to a pig with a gold nose ring.


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Ambitions, goals and dreams

We all have them in one form or another. We all aspire to be someone or something, musicians, athletes, doctors, preachers, teachers, the list goes on. 

Perhaps God is using your life goals to plant in you the desire to carry out something for His glory completely beyond your wildest imaginings.

Dream with me for a bit…

[This list, made for my True Beauty girls, is by no means exhaustive but maybe, just maybe God will use it to broaden horizons and reveal to you how much He loves you and wants to use you in part of His redemptive work among the nations.]

doctors without bordersWhat if God planted the desire of being a doctor in your heart not so you could make a six-figure income and live a comfortable life, but to deny yourself the right to comfort and to instead lay your life down for those remote villages in third world countries who have no medical access?

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True Beauty Lesson Outline 5 – Respecting Authority Part Two

True Beauty, Wednesday June 29, 2011, Respecting Authority Part Two


Memory Verse- 1 Peter 2:18


What does it mean to respect your parents?

  • To love them enough to obey them, even when it’s hard.

We watched two videos- what were they?

Why did we watch them?

What team are our parents on?

When are we to obey them? When it’s fair?

Nemo video

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True Beauty Lesson Outline 4 – Respecting Authority

All True Beauty lessons on this blog are my unedited outlines. Feel free to ask questions regarding anything that may seem unclear, since some things are written down to jog my memory.   

True Beauty, Wednesday June 22, 2011, Respecting Authority Part One

Recap Modest Behavior
Memory Verse- Luke 9:23
Remind them to answer questions and give input

1 Timothy 4:12 – “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”

In that day, age and experience was a big deal. The older you were the more respect you were given, so Paul, writing this letter to Timothy who was in his thirties, told him he would have to earn respect from older people by the way he lived.

In what ways did Paul tell Timothy to be an example?

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Free Youth Ministry Resources



These are two solid (and short) resources for parents, aunts and uncles, anyone in youth ministry, anyone who knows boys and girls and anyone who ever was a boy or girl. In short: this is good stuff.



Click on each for the printable PDF booklet.

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