Hello Beliefenet.com World!
It’s wonderful to meet you. I’m Amanda Sekulow, and I’m here to guide you through the life of a G.L.A.M. girl. You might be wondering what I mean by that. Let me assure you, it doesn’t have to do with glitter and rhinestones… (Although my love for all things sparkly is true!) Being G.L.A.M. means being a GODLY woman, an able LEADER, someone who is ADVANCING her future, and MENTORING someone else along the way. Based on those four ideas, ANY woman can be G.L.A.M, including Y.O.U!
But, before we get started I should probably give you a little bit of information about me. Like I said before, I’m Amanda. I’m 25 years old. I’ve been married to the love of my life, Logan, for 4 years and we live in Nashville, TN. In 2005 I founded G.L.A.M. Ministries, an organization for girls 11-18 that teaches the four main ideas of G.L.A.M. (that I just shared with you) and helps facilitate healthy, spiritually based, mentor/mentee relationships. I’m the reigning Mrs. Tennessee United States 2011 (that’s where those rhinestones come in!), and I have a great time using the title to promote G.L.A.M. to women of all ages not only here in Tennessee, but all over the country.
Mentoring is my passion. My personal experience with mentoring is just example I will tell you about, of how one person can change someone’s life just by being there for them. I met Audrey, my mentor, at church when I was 14 years old. At the time my life, especially at home, was chaotic. Audrey understood that and would invite me over to her house. She would go about her normal routine and just let me tag along as she cooked, cleaned, and took care of her kids. It wasn’t until years later that I realized what she had really been doing for me. By allowing me to be in her home not only had she been teaching me recipes, cleaning tricks, and how to change diapers, she taught me the attributes of a REAL proverbs 31 lady, and she showed me what a calm and nurturing environment a home could really be. This realization changed me. It gave me hope, and revealed my calling. My experience is proof that every woman needs someone who can pour into her life and be an example to her. It’s not just for those of us who had some rough patches in life like me, it’s for EVERYONE. We all need a prayer partner, a confidant, and a true friend. I personally believe the earlier the better. That’s why G.L.A.M. exists, and that’s why I try to live everyday as an example to the women around me.
Trust me. I’m not perfect, in fact, far from it! But that’s okay, because God is perfect! I’m so thankful that He allows me, and all of my flaws, to be a part of something so beautiful…or should I say GLAMorous! ☺ I am SO excited to have you along with me on this journey, and even more excited to guide you through the process of becoming G.L.A.M. for yourself!
All the Best,