Wednesday, June 10, 2009

one year mile-marker...

Today is a mile-marker for me. Last year I was asked by Kathy Ireland Inc. to speak at an event to benefit inner-city teen mothers. Most of the girls were in between the ages of 13-17 and lived in South Los Angeles or East Los Angeles and all of them were either pregnant or about to give birth. This event was pivotal in my life because it catapulted me to sharing with different women from different places. 

It was a fluke that I even shared?! My father was originally invited as the key note speaker, but he had emergency knee surgery. They asked him if he could recommend someone (anyone?!) who could fill in last minute. He said he would send me. My father and I had a Esther/Mordecai moment as I stared blankly at him and blinked. Is he serious? I'm going to share at this huge event?! He's got to be kidding?! Mordecai assured Esther in Esther 4:14 with these words, "And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this." My father wisely told me, "Be who you is, B. Be who you is." Not as poetic as Mordecai but the sentiment was the same. 

I was invited to speak again for this year's event and I couldn't be more excited. In one year my life has flipped upside down and I'm holding on for the ride! Thanks for taking the time to chronicle my journey with me. I'm truly humbled and honored.

Denny from Bridgeport Productions is a dear friend and works on taking my videos and editing them so they can be posted online. The clip below was edited, but a full posting will be on Vimeo shortly. Enjoy!

12 comments:

Mommaloo said...

You are an amazing person. Beautiful inside and out.

Tira J said...

K.I.R!!! You rock!

Ventures of Faith said...

You are amazing! I'm so glad for you - that God has shown you so clearly how He wants to use you in His kingdom. You are such an inspiration!! Sara

Quirky Christa said...

Isn't it awesome when life get's flipped upside down but for the better?
So far I've enjoyed reading your blog and following along :)
Can't wait to see what's next!

Anonymous said...

God's Word is so wonderful... No matter what the event is, God always speaks through you because you always speak from HIS WORD!! Thank you for being diligent in His Word and for the love that you have for sharing it. It is genuine. :)

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Today is a great day for a mile stone.

1717

Diandra Ann said...

That is my favorite verse in the entire Bible. Hands down. I love that story... and that verse has carried me through many times :)

Brianna said...

I'm SOOOO excited to see where you are at this time next year. You are on the fast track my friend and I'm so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I like it!

afar

My Sweet & Saucy said...

I love that you are posting videos! Hearing you speak definitely blesses me each time!

ginger said...

Thanks Bi...it is so awesome to see the video from that event! You are truly amazing, woman.

Kimbo said...

ahaha..
okay don't get mad at me, but you totally reminded me of j.lo in the video xD

hahaha. love you!

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