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Can You Be Too Thin?

This photo was taken in Paris 1979. I was 108lbs. Edward the 8th abdicated his throne to marry the woman he loved—the twice divorced pencil-thin Wallace Simpson. She is long remembered for her view on the impossibility of being too rich or too thin. Can you be too skinny? Twenty years ago it was headline news…

Elisabeth Elliot on Beauty

“People’s standards, of course, differ. Usually, in things that do not matter, we set them impossibly high and thus guarantee for ourselves a life of discontent. In things that matter we set them too low and are easily pleased with ourselves.” —Elisabeth Elliot

Your Signature Fragrance

  Adventisers want us to believe that a fragrance alone can change our lives by selling us the illusion of youth, glamour, excitement, romance and luxury, all from a few ounces of aromatic oils mixed with ethyl alcohol. Perfumes have alluring names like Tabu, Obsession, Escape, Passion, Poison (some are more inviting than others), Eternity,…

Get Real!

A few years ago, my son, Zachary, accompanied me when I spoke at a large church and he worked at my book table. He had never been to one of my speaking events and was amazed that so many women sat and listened to me for 45 minutes. (I can barely get his attention for…

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