Use your story to encourage someone else

2017-02-16T00:44:57+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Encouragement, Sharing Your Faith, Testimony|Tags: , , |

It's your story, your life, your pain, but it could also be someone else’s strength, someone’s gift. Blue, pink, red and yellow. I wonder what colour I will get next year? These are paper bags I have collected over the years of going to the Beauty for Ashes women’s conference. My husband has had many ideas: The [...]

The 5 secrets to controlling your anger

2017-09-22T00:56:33+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Heart Issues, Overcoming Anger|Tags: , , , |

Is anger a sin?  As Christians, are we supposed to try not to be angry? What do we do with anger issues? Anger is a very real human emotion we all experience. God put within us the ability to feel all kinds of emotions, negative and positive ones. Anger serves a very real purpose in [...]

Win one of these books!

2017-09-22T00:57:02+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Books & Reading|Tags: |

Win one of these books* This competition is only open to those attending the Beauty for Ashes conference this weekend. Leave a comment on one of our 5 most recent blog posts. We will choose 6 winners from those comments, after checking that they are registered for the conference. We have two copies of God's [...]

Just take the next step

2016-06-14T17:31:48+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Christian Service, Devotionals, Faith, God's Guidance, God's Plans for us, Hearing God, In the Media, Ministry, Serving, Testimony, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered if you’re in God’s will?  How does God lead? The answer is simple—one step at a time. Psalm 37:23 says that “the steps of a good man (woman) are ordered by the Lord.” If we know and love the Lord and truly put Him first in all we do, then He [...]

When God Makes You Feel Like a Little Girl

2016-08-07T22:45:36+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Gratitude, Heart Issues, Testimony, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , |

Pink dress. Pink shoes. White stockings. Cute little girls. Cute little girls throw themselves in their fathers’ big arms and life is free from worries. Someone is going to take care of them. Someone is going to feed them. Someone is going to carry them on his broad shoulders. That’s what I felt when I [...]

Forgiveness is for giving

2016-07-29T01:30:36+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Forgiveness, Hearing God, Obedience, Relationships, Testimony|Tags: , , , |

“Are you going to Beauty for Ashes this year?” my friend, Ruth, asked. As did Ann, another friend, author and avid conference attendee. Aldyth, the organizer of this annual women’s conference for the past nineteen years, also presented this same question. They all wanted me there, and of course, I wanted to go. It would [...]

Take up the challenge: Be a woman of influence

2016-07-20T20:57:04+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Friendship, Sharing Your Faith, Testimony|Tags: , , , , , |

Women have this intrinsic ability to influence.  We see it in our roles as wives and mothers, and in our friendships. We see this influence in the life of Timothy, where his mother, Eunice, and grandmother, Lois, communicated their faith to him so that he became a valuable member of the Apostle Paul’s team. A [...]

Embrace small beginnings (about writing)

2016-07-12T14:05:47+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Beauty for Ashes Speakers, In the Media, On Writing|Tags: , , |

Read this article on writing by Mary DeMuth This article first appeared in the April 2013 edition of JOY! magazine. It has some excellent advice for anyone wanting to start writing. You can read it here. Live Uncaged Mary will be speaking at the main Beauty for Ashes conference, Live Uncaged, which starts on the Friday [...]

Announcing ‘Write Uncaged’

2016-07-17T18:15:26+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Beauty for Ashes Speakers, On Writing|Tags: , , |

We're thrilled to be hosting a conference on writing and blogging! (And, no, you don't have to be a writer to attend.) Last year an editor told us that she regularly receives manuscripts and when she asks the would-be authors what their platform is, they don’t have a clue what she’s talking about. This got [...]

Hello Ladies!

2016-07-17T18:03:50+00:00 December 15th, 2012|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Beauty for Ashes Speakers|Tags: , , |

Hello Ladies We are so excited about Beauty for Ashes 2013 and know that you’re just going to love our two speakers, Sue Keddy and Mary DeMuth!  Both these women have known great pain and heartache, but both have found just how much healing and solace Jesus can bring … and they’ll be sharing their [...]

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