BOLD IS BETTER by Diane Markins
“Your dress has really bold colors.” Does that sound like an insult in any way?
How about this one: “That was a really bold choice.” Would you consider this criticism?
I hope not! I’d never wear something that would melt into the background of a beige room. I’d hate it if someone said, “You made a very safe, easy choice.”
Being bold means taking risks, not fearing failure or rejection and requires intentional thinking. When we live boldly for God we have empowerment and passion to make our boldness meaningful.
Settling for mediocrity in marriage, as parents, in careers, friendship, faith or ministry is not bold. God wants us to pursue everything we do with intensity and decisiveness. This means we are frequently checking the pulse of our pursuits and rapidly responding when we get a distress signal.
Is your marriage (especially in bed) ho-hum? Find some bold ways to rev it back up. Are your kids struggling? Don’t just shrug and follow the “traditional wisdom,” think creatively about taking brave actions no one else would.<
Do your prayers feel more like talking to the ceiling fan than conversations with a wise, cherished friend? Do something wild and new to transform.
Don’t confuse boldness with arrogance or recklessness. When your bold actions are paired with love, respect and clarity the results will translate as conviction with complete humility.
Jesus has a bold message and He is asking you to not only share it, but live it! Bold is truly better.
Women in High Def will remind you that when God writes your story, you are in for the adventure of a lifetime! Diane Markins has written a book addressing topics women deal with on a day-to-day basis. If you are looking for a contemporary, captivating read filled with practical advice that will give you insight and wisdom for daily decisions, this is it! ~ Carol Kent, Speaker and Author, Between a Rock and a Grace Place (Zondervan)
Women are as unique as snowflakes or butterflies, but after surveying hundreds of them, writer and radio host Diane Markins learned that the top needs they feel are the same. She also began hearing a recurring theme: I want more! I want to be better! I want to be bold!
Women in High Def aims to propel women out of a low-def, foggy life of going through the motions in a blur. The profound stories, intercessory prayer prompts and coaching elements work together to catapult women into living fearlessly for God…being bolder moms, having purposeful passions, pursuing marriage excellence, loving themselves with gusto, laughing with abandon, transforming mistakes into blasts of blessings and bravely seeking the Lord in all His majestic glory. The bonus Bible study at the back of the book points them to scripture to gain Biblical insight and direction for each need and role they play. It can be used alone or in a group.
Women in High Def is not passive reading. It cries out to the spirit of readers to be unafraid as they actively reach for clarity, vibrancy and intensity in all the meaningful areas of their lives.
DIANE MARKINS has always aspired to live in High Def. She uses her radio show, writing and speaking to inspire women to transform their lives from mediocre and complacent to bold and vibrant. She settles for nothing less in her own life as a wife, mom, grandmother, friend and colleague.
Diane writes two blogs at WomenInHighDef.com, and she is a regular contributor to the Presidential Prayer Team website and CBN.com. She and her husband of 33 years work and live close to their children in Arizona.
“GOING BOLDLY”BLOG TOUR GRAND PRIZE (Retail Value: $70): Leave a comment about the book or author on this blog post by September 21 for your chance to win the “Going Boldly” Blog Tour Grand Prize. (Kathy Carlton Willis Communication blog tour).
- Book (Women in High Def: Boldly Living Your Purposes with Vibrant Clarity)
- Bright and Vibrant Earrings
- Sparkling Cider (to celebrate life)
- Sumatra Coffee (Bold, Earthy Flavor)
- Into the Wild body wash and spray fragrance from Bath and Body Works
- Custom coffee mug: Women in High Def (front), BE YOUR BOLD SELF! (back)
What interests you most about Diane Markins or her new book, Women in High Def? Be sure to leave your comment below by September 21 your chance to win the Kathy Carlton Willis Communication blog tour giveaway.