Carole King has a way with words. The Hubster and I attended a tribute concert to her epic album "Tapestry" last weekend. We had a ball, enjoying the great music with good friends. This was one of the first albums I purchased with my babysitting money, way back in the day.

One of the songs Julie Sutton, the featured soloist, sang was "Beautiful," and the lyrics really touched my heart.

Carole King

You've got to get up every morning
With a smile on your face
And show the world
All the love in your heart

Then people gonna treat you better
You're gonna find, yes you will
That you're beautiful as you feel

That's what I'm talking about. That's the point I want Female in Motion to get across. We are as beautiful as God made us. And beautiful is a choice. Our Heavenly Father knew exactly how to craft us into a rare and unique jewel. And, because we are all one-of-a-kind, we sparkle like no other.


The Female in Motion mission statement contest is over. And the winner is...Jacque Ramirez! Congrats, Jacquita! Your $25 Target gift card is in the mail. Thanks for being a faithful reader, and thanks to all my faithful readers for your comments and critiques. They were all so helpful and much appreciated. If you enjoyed this contest, let me know, and we'll do it again.

And now, here's the latest evolution of the Female in Motion mission statement:

Female in Motion was created to be an encouragement, to promote restoration and recovery, truth and significance. We want to live our own God-given mission, because in Christ's eyes, we are enough.


Female in Motion Exercise Update: I jogged six miles last week, did five 20-minute aerobic and balance workouts and two 10-minute yoga and stretching sessions. On recommendation of a veteran marathoner, I am diversifying my exercise regimen to avoid burnout and injuries.


Notable Quote:

Psalm 139:14 (KJV)

14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
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