Meet Luci Swindoll

Can a person be a Christian and a "free spirit" at the same time? They can when they realize there are infinite possibilities for those who serve the God of fulfillment and joy. Luci Swindoll came to this realization at an early age.

"I get my adventurous spirit from my Christian parents who encouraged my two brothers and me to live life fully," Luci explains in Todayís Christian Woman. "I love trying new things...I pursued a career, learned Italian, sang professionally with the Dallas Opera for 15 years, and traveled worldwide." As a business professional, she worked at Mobil Oil Corporation for 30 years before becoming vice president of public relations at Insight for Living, the international radio ministry founded by her brother, Charles. But what Luci enjoys doing most is simply having fun in the Lord, another trait she has had since childhood. Her enthusiasm for life was creatively expressed in a "Bible verse" she wrote as a little girl:

"Verily, verily, I say unto you: thou shalt find a party at the end of this street. Turn not to the right nor the left, but direct your steps toward it. Great will be your fun upon arrival. Walk ye in Haste." (from a review of Swindollís You Bring the Confetti, God Brings the Joy)

As a natural extension of her outgoing personality, Luci spreads the joy and happiness of the Lord as much as she experiences it. Today, she spends most of her time traveling across the United States as an inspirational conference speaker for Women of Faith, a ministry dedicated to the spiritual growth and encouragement of women. She also writes uplifting books on her own and with her Women of Faith sisters, including Barbara Johnson and Patsy Clairmont. Luciís "solo" books include Celebrating Life (a workbook-style guide that shows you how to enjoy your talents, experiences, and relationships) and You Bring the Confetti, God Brings the Joy (a call for Christians to savor life and not take it so seriously). Among her co-authored works are the bestsellers The Joyful Journey (based on the Women of Faith seminar of the same name) and Joy Breaks (a collection of 90 heart-lifting devotions). Luci's recent books are I Married Adventure (a road map for living your life deliberately), and The Best Devotions of Luci Swindoll.

Though her schedule is filled with speaking engagements that take her from city to city, Luci, whoís single and loves it, stays grounded. "Other than my relationship with Christ," she says, "friendship is the most important thing in my life. We only have so much time and energy, but friendship is worth it. Yet I also realize Iím a family of one, and itís okay to be alone. In those times of solitude I really learn who I am---and how to give to others." (Todayís Christian Woman)

Updated June 2003.

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