Welcome to Crowned in Beauty friend,
This, is a journey that I am looking forward to sharing with you. Encouraging you, inspiring you, Beauty. Inspiring you.
A couple of years ago I was blessed to work in an environment that impacted my life. You see, for decades I had a dream, from the age of 8, to one day work in radio. I played piano, violin, baritone horn in the marching band, orchestra, was in a band or two, began songwriting, attended college and so on. I made all these steps, I thought I was doing the right thing. Which in retrospect, I was career wise. It’s the in betweens that took me on a couple of detours that I’ll get to later. I cut my hair short, changed the way I sang, even changed my name to “Kimmy Symbolz,” Oh boy…cute, yeah, I know? I had a plan to move back home, to New York. All these things seemed as if they were working. And all this, in hopes of landing a songwriting deal somehow.
I gave my life to Christ and made Him Lord and Savior of my life in December of 2009. In 2010 I got married, then moved to from Florida to Hawaii.
It wasn’t until I got my break in radio that I truly began to believe that I was good enough. I had a dream and it finally became a reality. Those that mentored me saw me. I learned that God can work anywhere, through anyone and at anytime. He did just that! He used specific people to help me build a foundation in His truth. Some of these people hold a dear place in my heart.
After a couple of years in Hawaii, Uncle Sam came ringing again and sent my husband and I to Germany. I was devastated. I thought, “Lord How dare you bless me so much, then rip the rug from under my feet!” Yeah, I said that to God. Slowly, with the guidance of His love, His word, and wonderful women I met while serving in the ministry, I began to realize that His plans really are bigger. That all those years of hardships, confusion, idolizing myself and others, my career and more had to be given to Him. That He wanted me to live for Him. There was a bigger purpose to my story. I had to come to the “end of myself” so to speak and learn what walking in the Freedom of Christ meant.
So friend when I say I am here to encourage and inspire you, I mean that whatever your goal or dream, it is not by accident that it is burning inside of your heart. Slowly you too, can live to in the Freedom of Christ, if you haven’t started already, and live a life giving your gifts back to our Creator. He will do the rest. He will open doors, make more time in your schedule for you to do the things you love. Because He made you. He knows what you love to do, read, eat. He knows what will happen tomorrow. Like, if your jeans will be a bit tighter, hehe. He Knows.
Will you join Him in the walk of Freedom He wants for you? Will you trust and believe that He has a plan for you?
I love the verse in the book of Isaiah 61:3. (NIV) God promises His people His favor.
Verse 3 says, “ and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy, and a garment of praise instead of the spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.” (Isaiah 61:3 NIV) If you want to read more from the book of Isaiah, click on the link below.
Friend! This is wonderful news! I picture you and I jumping for joy about this. God, is so kind. He has Beauty, Joy, Praise, Righteousness, His splendor, (magnificent, richness), in store for us instead of all the muck from the world! He is kind, gracious and merciful. What an awesome God!
I hope that by the words shared on these pages you too will believe in the Beauty of who you are. You are made with a purpose. A seed planted in you long ago needs the right care. You can rise from the ashes of your past. Whether hurts, trails or struggles, I can relate. The Crown that the Lord has placed on you serves a purpose. That is, to walk in the authority as a child of the King. Which makes us His princes and princesses. The authority has been given to us, by Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Take up your beauty, and wear your crown!
Thank you for taking time out of your day to allow me to speak truth and love to you. It’s going to be an awesome ride, this life. I’m glad we are in it together!
God Blessed, now GO, be blessed!
Have a question, comment or concern? I’m all ears, eyes. Looking forward to hearing from you