Old, gray, and enjoying life!!

2017-09-22T00:57:24+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: Ageing, Contentment, General, Seasons of Life|Tags: , , , |

Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare Your power to the next generation, Your might to all who are to come! - Psalm 71:18 Old age faces us all, and it creeps up on us so gradually that we do not realize that we have become [...]

Wonder(ful) woman

2017-09-22T00:57:39+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, General, Marriage|Tags: , , |

As the most popular female comic superhero, there’s no doubt that Wonder Woman is an icon. But did you know that God’s Word has a Wonder Woman too? She’s known as The Proverbs 31 Woman, and she, too, is a symbol for women. The Proverbs 31 woman But the Proverbs 31 Woman does not fly [...]

#bring back our girls

2017-09-22T00:58:16+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Categories: General, Human Trafficking, Suffering|Tags: , , , , |

[Note from Beauty for Ashes: We first published this blog post by Lisa Harris on 9 May 2014. However, in the light of the latest news coming from Nigeria about some of the girls, it seemed timely to re-publish it, and it is our prayer that these girls will soon be found and returned to [...]

When your dreams no longer feel valid

2016-07-22T01:00:18+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Categories: Faith, General, God's Guidance, God's Plans for us|Tags: , , , , |

A year ago none of your friends knew her name. Then at the 2014 Oscar’s, Lupita Nyong'o accepted an Oscar for best supporting actress in a blue gown that any little girl, who ever dreamed of being a princess, would have loved to have worn. Born in Mexico while her Kenyan father was teaching there, [...]

Denomination frustration

2016-07-22T23:25:00+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, General|Tags: , |

It was a warm summer evening and the family was gathered at the table out on the deck, eating one of my gourmet two-step dinners. As usual, Frank and I asked the children about their day, in hopes of improving their communication skills and our parenting skills. This verbal exchange has become one of the [...]

Letter writing

2016-07-10T00:26:48+00:00 June 15th, 2014|Categories: General, On Writing|Tags: , , |

Do you still write letters? It seems as though the art of letter writing is dying out. For the past 2000 or more years the information we read about today was passed down in the form of letters. Letters giving information regarding the towns, governments, wars, expeditions, relocations, countries, tragedies, and many more every day [...]

Denise Jones from Point of Grace answers our questions

2016-07-20T23:20:05+00:00 May 16th, 2014|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, General|Tags: , |

Has music always been a part of your life? Yes. I grew up in a very musical family. My grandparents, cousins, and parents all played music. I started singing in church with my 2 older sisters and parents when I was 3 years old. When did you make the decision that you wanted to use [...]

Congratulations Iain!

2016-07-17T20:44:38+00:00 June 15th, 2012|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, General|Tags: , , |

Iain MacDonald & Shannon Glover dance at Beauty for Ashes 2012 Baby Shane with big sister Grace   Aren’t they just too cute! Iain MacDonald of the SA Ballet Theatre (now Joburg Ballet) has danced at the Beauty for Ashes conferences many times and is a firm favourite! We were especially [...]

Goodbye, Dear Cathy

2016-07-17T22:17:21+00:00 June 15th, 2012|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, General|Tags: , |

Dear Friends, Welcome to Beauty for Ashes Women’s Conference 2012! I pray that you will be blessed by God this weekend in every way and that He will do ‘superabundantly, far over and above all that you dare ask or think—infinitely beyond your highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams.’  Ephesians 3:20 (The Amplified Bible). [...]

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