5 True Confessions of a Middle-Aged Sparkle Queen

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  1. Cathy says:

    You know what you sparkle at Sheila? You are a wonderful listener. A faithful friend. You just glow!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Cathy, I could say these words right back to you! You are an amazing friend who I cherish in so many ways. You are truly beautiful inside and out!Love you!

  2. I probably revise my article about 20 times before I post. This may have something to do with my perfectionist tendencies. I’ve never been diagnosed, but I’m pretty sure I am one! 😀

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hey, Sheila!
      I hear you I do the same thing! Goodness, it is good to not be alone 🙂 It was wonderful to talk with you yesterday and I’m praying for you! I can’t wait to hear all about the conference.

  3. Toni Ryan says:


    I don’t think anyone has it all together, though we tend to let people think we do because we don’t want them to know what’s really going on for fear of rejection. I’m thankful you are one I can share the good, bad, and ugly with. You are a blessing to me and so many others.

    Sparkle on my friend!

  4. Danielle says:

    This is a wonderful post. So authentic and I love it. For me, most people think that I travel all the time time. This is fiction. I love to travel and have been to many places but I usually travel only once a month and that just started.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Danielle!
      Thank You for your encouragement! I love to travel too! It is funny what people think about us, but never ask us about it. How fun to travel! Next month I’m off to Orlando and Sanibel. I can’t wait!

  5. Olivia says:

    This was such a fun article to read!i relate on the whole cook thing 😉 lol but I try… that’s all that matters!!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Olivia!
      Hey trying is the BEST! It isn’t so much we can’t cook maybe I should say I don’t prefer to cook 🙂

  6. Kristen says:

    I smiled so much reading this post! The other night a friend just told me that I am “always so calm and reasonable” – I had to laugh! Inside, I am not! I like how you termed it “inside processor” – guess I am one too! Keep the confessions coming!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Kristen! I am glad this post made you smile. Yes, I am an inside processor who has been known to “spew” every once in a while do to MALE-function. 🙂 Oh, I will keep the confessions coming because I have many…trust me 🙂

  7. Yolanda says:

    I loved reading this! It put a big smile on my face as I can relate to a couple things. God Bless You!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Yolanda!
      I’m glad I could make you smile! I love sharing the sparkle and glad someone can relate to me too! God Bless You too!

  8. Dawn says:

    I love post like these! I think to many women think they have to be perfect and always have it together but the truth is, no one has it together. We all just have to do our best and be ok with that!

  9. Leah says:

    I am definitely not a sparkle queen, but I have a good friend who is. This reminds me of her. Keep sparkling!

  10. Natasha says:

    Confession is good for the soul! This made me smile! I get some of these same things said about me from others and in most cases it is far from the truth. Such a cute post.

  11. It sounds like we have a lot in common! It’s so easy for people to assume you have it all together when really you can just pull it all together for a few minutes.

  12. Andrea says:

    I’m working on being more neat and more clean in my home 🙂

  13. Christine says:

    Sheila, what a fun post! It made me smile…keep sparkling!!

  14. Tara says:

    I love your comparison of finding glitter to Jesus always being around! I’m going to use that! Your confessions are spot on too. I really relate to the one about having a clean house meaning OCD!

  15. Ola says:

    What a great post. Isn’t it funny how people can become so mesmerized by a person’s exterior? But you seem to be handling it with grace. Lovely!

  16. Kristi says:

    Confession is good for the soul and the other souls around it too! It’s nice to hear when people aren’t trying to keep up a facade!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Kristi!
      I’m hoping my authenticity helps others to remove the facade too! I will be confessing more 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement!

  17. Linda says:

    I wish I had OCD. My house would be in better shape. I’m a lousy housekeeper. There. I’ve finally said it. And a procrastinator. A therapist once told me I put things off because I’m a perfectionist and fear I can’t do things the way I should do I don’t do them at all. I don’t even have friends over because I’m ashamed. There I said that too. Most of my friends live in beautiful nice homes. I can’t seem to keep up with mine and the 3 other people messing it up. And the 2 dogs. But I love the Lord with all my heart soul and mind. No amount of messy will ever change that.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      You are beautiful inside and out. There is nothing messy about you! The way you love your family and friends is amazing. I can be a procrastinator too! You are not alone there my sweet friend. Thanks for confessing with me 🙂 Trust me; I will be confessing more! I love how you love Jesus, and you are right there is nothing messy about that! Love you friend!

  18. Rimsha says:

    I don’t know you but I had so much fun reading this and getting to know you a little better! I definitely what you mean when you say you’d probably be a mess if not for your faith. I feel exactly the same way <3

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Rimsha!
      I’m glad you enjoyed it! Faith is an important part of my life and I’m glad it is your’s too!

  19. Kusum says:

    This was such a fun post to read and I can pretty much agree with everything, haha! I know right, after cleaning every nook and corner, how does mess show up in the middle of the room I have no idea LOL!

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  20. Andrea says:

    None of us is perfect – thank God that Jesus is!

  21. Lo Tanner says:

    I wish I could keep my house clean! I guess I still have some time to master the art of it. The having it all together part, that’ll only ever happen in my dreams. Haha!

  22. Maria Hass says:

    Ha! We’re yoga pants and pjs sisters! I do my best writing in PJs too ☺️ And I only dress nice for dates and church!

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