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Heyyyyyy!! Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by and visit...I really appreciate it! I'm sure you're wondering how I came up with the name for my blog? You can read ALL about that  HERE. This blog is all about inspiring YOU to live the best possible life you can!! You'll also notice my tagline "DOING YOU WELL" everywhere on the blog. Why "doing you well", you ask...because, regardless of what anyone tells us, we'll never live out our dreams OR live our lives to the fullest until we've mastered "doing ourselves well"!
                                                   

                                                  
                                 
                                      
                                                  


 
 WHY I BLOG


 I started blogging because I really get a kick out encouraging and loving on people! Growing up as a middle child who always thought of herself as the “ugly” duckling, the one lost in the shadows and the proverbial “black sheep”…I know how cruel life can be or the perception of life; as the enemy has shown us.  While growing up and as an adult, I always felt the need to “belong”, to feel a part of something, to be needed. As many women do, I was always comparing myself to others…"if I could only do what so and so does, or if I only looked like so and so…life would be so much better".  Not until I truly accepted God’s love for me, did I realize I was perfect just the way I was(in Christ Jesus).  My mission and passion is helping women discover who they are in Christ and how Christ sees them…in their FINISHED state!  We should master the fine line of...never being satisfied with remaining the same (we should every day strive to become more and more Christ-like) and not beating ourselves up when we miss the mark! My purpose for blogging is to have an avenue to reach as many women as possible. The.internet.is.AMAZING...don't you agree! I make it a point in life to reach out to women, letting them know just how important they are! Yes, we all BELONG! Sisterhood and community are two things that make women strive, for we were never meant to be an island, we were never meant to be isolated. We were meant to do this thing called life TOGETHER! My mission is to encourage and challenge women to “do themselves well”. If we do “ourselves” well, when we come together; we’re able to accomplish more because everyone has mastered their role. Yes, we all can copy someone else, but until we’ve mastered doing ourselves well, we will always fall short of what God intended!


                                                      


A LITTLE ABOUT ME


 
I've been married to my wonderful husband Todd, a pastor, for over 26 years. I've worked alongside him in ministry for over 19 years. We have raised three beautiful children: Kerington, Joel and Blake, who work with us full-time in ministry, along with our son-in-law wonderful Allyn. I am most grateful that God chose the perfect family for ME! I marvel at the fact that I AM His "beloved" and His mercies are new for ME EVERY morning! WOW! I'm humbled every time I think about that!  I strive to get out of life EVERYTHING I POSSIBLY CAN and I challenge you to do the same! I love spending time with my family, doing the simple things in life; playing board games, competing in a good game of Jeopardy, playing badminton or volleyball in the backyard, going out or just sitting around picking each others' brains(whether it's life in general, politics, sports, pop culture, the Word, the state of our country and world)...anything, you name it, we discuss it!  I guess you've kind of figured we just love being around each other, huh?! I also love my church family and my extended family and I'm game for some good food and fellowship at the drop of a hat! I'm also a lover of good music...any genre, as long as it's good.  I'm an avid reader and it would probably take me a LIFETIME to read everything on my Kindle. If I could sit and read all day...I probably would! Did I mention that sweet potato pie is my absolute favorite dessert?! I only have it during the holidays though, otherwise, I'd eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between! I love all things Paris and I also interior decorate on the side! If I just happen to get the decorating bug, I've been known to redo an entire room in a day!



My husband and I have pioneered two ministries: Grace Covenant Worship Center in Elkton, MI and Word Empowerment International in Columbia, SC. I established "Women of Excellence" ministries over 19 years ago and my passion is teaching and mentoring women. I'm devoted to encouraging and inspiring women to biblically love themselves so they can accurately show others the love of Christ. My areas of specialty are family, marriage and women's issues. Hopefully my experiences in using the wisdom of God - to raise my children, to assist me in being a helpmeet to my husband and for the most part, in establishing good friendships - will encourage you to live your life as God intended and lead you to and keep you on the road to "doing you well"! This life is NOT always easy, but if we apply God's wisdom to every situation - we're sure to make the journey a GREAT one! Happy reading!  

"For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth knowledge and understanding" Proverbs 2:6




                

   
CONTACT AND CONNECT WITH ME




Email:  prowessandpearls@gmail.com
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MY FAMILY (I LOVE THESE GUYS)






Our sons Joel and Blake

Our daughter Kerington(bridal portrait)

The kids




 From l-r...Allyn(our son-in-law). Blake(our son), Todd(my husband), Keri(our daughter), Joel(our son) and yours truly ;-)



25 comments:

  1. Wonderful & blessed family you are!

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    1. Awww...thank you Susie for your kind words. Have a blessed evening!

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  2. Hey there. I found you via the GFC Collective blog hop. I'm really excited that I found you as it's always great to find someone who shares the love for our Savior. I look forward to reading more about you and what you like to post about. If you'd like you can visit me at http://ydniceal.blogspot.com/ Have a great rest of the week!

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    1. Hi Cindy! Thanks so much for stopping by and following! Yes, it's always great connecting with bloggers who share the love of our Savior! Headed over to your blog now. Thanks again and have a blessed day!

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  3. Your family is ridiculous attractive (love them all!) and your attitude is so inspirational! I love it, Michell!

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    1. Awww...thank you Sar! Yeah, I love those guys! ;-) Thanks again and have a blessed week!

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  4. Lovely family you've got Michell. May God continue to keep you in togetherness and strengthen your bond of love. God bless you all.

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  5. Thanks so much Unyime! Hope all is well with you and your family! God bless you and yours!

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  6. You have such a beautiful family! I found your blog from the FFF blog hop, and I just love it!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    ~your newest follower
    Terra sunshineandstovetops.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Terra! Awww...thanks so much and thanks for stopping by! Headed over to your blog now! Have a wonderful weekend!;-)

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  7. You have a beautiful family and a wonderful blog! I'm one of your new GFC Followers! Thanks for following me at www.My-Sweet-Mission.com too!!!

    Blessings,
    Heather

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  8. Awww...thank you so much Heather! May you have a wonderful weekend!! ;-)

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  9. Love your photographs! You have a beautiful family! And being married 24 years is no small feat! Congratulations on that milestone.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Thanks for stopping by...have a lovely weekend!!

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  10. Love your blog and you have a wonderful family!

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    1. Thanks so much Chamel for your lovely comments...have a wonderful day!

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  11. Thanks so much for your blog! I love it! I too am Pastor's wife, although we only got married 7 months ago - so you are a little ahead of me!!! His name is also Todd!! I am so glad I found you through the Friend Connect Blog Hop - always encouraged to find other Christian bloggers wanting to encourage others!
    Have a blessed day, Ruth

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    1. Aww...thank you so much Ruth! Wow, your husband is a pastor named Todd also...how cool is that!! So looking forward to getting to know you lady! Headed over to your blog now! Have a blessed day as well my new friend! :-)

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  12. Hi Michelle! What an amazing outlook, ministry and desire you have for others. I am so happy to have found you and your blog through Souther Girl BC and can't wait to connect and get to know you even more. You have definitely found a new follower in me. #TribeDare

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    1. Awww...thanks so much Tiffany(that's my baby sister's name)! So glad you found me too...looking forward to connecting as well! I wasn't able to participate in the tribe challenge and I'm slow getting back with everyone, because I'm recovering from outpatient surgery. :-( Again, thanks for dropping by and following...will be headed over to your blog soon! Blessings!

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  13. I'm a middle child and a Christian. :) So happy I stopped by as part of the #tribedare!

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    1. Hi Alli! HA, YES, we Christian "middle kids" must to stick together! :) So glad you stopped by...headed over to drop by your place in a few! Have a blessed rest of your week!

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  14. Stumbled upon your blog, and so happy I found it! I'm a new blogger, only 5 posts under my belt. After taking a browse around your site, I feel inspired. We share similar passions and motivations in blogging, and I'm looking forward to learning a lesson or two from you ;-) God bless, and so nice to meet you!

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    1. Wow, two Tiffanys in two days, lol! You're so kind...thanks so much for your encouraging words! Welcome to the world of blogging! Awesome, I love connecting with bloggers who have the same passions as I do. I've eased up on blogging in the past few months. It's been a very busy season for my family and I(you can read all about that in my two previous posts), lol! Anywho, anything I can help you with, I'd be honored to do so! Thanks again for stopping by...looking forward to connecting with you! Blessings!:-)

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  15. Hi Michell!

    I tried commenting earlier but I don't think it went through, so bear with me if you're reading this twice now... :)

    It is so exciting and refreshing to find other Christ-like women out there in the blogging world. I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog and I look forward to reading future posts.

    Natalie @ Delectable Escapades
    http://delectableescapades.blogspot.com/

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Thanks so much for dropping by...I really appreciate it! Please check back for a response to your comment, as I post all responses to comments here on the blog, not via email. Please note, as this is a Christian blog...any comment that contains offensive and/or inappropriate language will be sent to the authorities...NAH, but seriously though, they WILL BE deleted. :-) Have a great day...I call you blessed! ;-)