In 1980, Two on the Town interview me about my modeling career. In my teenage wisdom, I share about what I learned in the modeling industry, living in Paris, missing out on the prom, traveling, difficulties relating to people, changes, learning new things, and learning about life. I equate it to going to a 10-year-college in one year. Oh, the wisdom of youth. lol
As a model, my value was based on the way I looked. Evenutally, I didn’t look perfect and I felt worthless. After I became a Christian, I learned from the Bible that my worth is not based on my looks, but because I am a child of God. I stopped using Vogue as my beauty manuel. To be a beautiful woman of God you need to have a spiritual makeover: read your bible, pray, and serve the Lord.
1 Samuel 16:7 Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.
In this message, I share what I learned about FAITH when I became a caregiver for my husband. My faith was tested when problems arose, our finances were uncertain, the doctors called with bad news, and we lost our jobs. I began to doubt and had little faith. I realized I wasn’t living like I trusted God. I made changes and slowly my faith began to grow.
I share what I learned about Hope. I had plan “A” for my life and I had a hard time being flexible when life happened, things changed and Ron and I faced challenges. At one point, I didn’t have much hope for the future. My husband reminded me, “Honey, the Lord has always taken care of us.” And He has. He is our HOPE.
I share what I learned about God’s love while I was searching for love as a teenage fashion model AND during my season of being a caregiver for my husband. Recently, when I didn’t feel “LOVED” – God’s love literally showed up on my doorstep.