Brittany Davis is a woman who decided to use her talents in a way that would spiritually uplift other women. As a wife, new mother, editor, speaker, and author, she understands the need for good time management and proper priorities. Anyone can see that Brittany is a beautiful woman with a radiant smile. It doesn’t take long to discover that her beauty is heart-deep. Please enjoy this pleasant conversation with our dear sister in Christ.
Kathy: Tell us a little about yourself, Brittany.
Brittany: My name is Brittany Davis I am the eldest daughter of Eric and Vanessa Owens. I’ve been married to my dear husband for five years and this past August we welcomed our first child, Landon. I am an author, speaker and publisher of the website, www.virtuousmagazine.com.
Kathy: Virtuous Magazine is such a great resource! What led you to start it?
Brittany: I married my beloved in May 2009 and about a month before the wedding we found out that he had medullary thyroid cancer. So in June, right after the honeymoon, we came home and he underwent surgery.
To say I was stressed was an understatement. All went well with his surgery, but my very active and new husband was practically on bed rest for about four months. I needed to channel my jumbled nerves, and painting rooms and scrapbooking weren’t cutting it. So I started Virtuous Magazine.
I’ve always wanted to use my talents for the Lord and I love magazines so it was a natural fit. And running the magazine has led to writing books and speaking.
Kathy: We gave away copies of your book as awards at our teen girls’ camp. Can you give us a brief summary of what “Style Your Soul: Getting Dressed from the Inside Out” is about?
Brittany: Oh wow, that’s awesome! Style Your Soul is a guide book for walking worthy and for presenting yourself as a living sacrifice to the Lord. It’s unlike anything because it gets to the heart of the immodesty epidemic that’s plaguing our homes, church and nation, but also shows that modest style is not an oxymoron.
*Note: Brittany has also written “Awakening Love: 30 Days to Renewing Every Relationship” and “Ladies’ Day Themes.” For more information, visit http://www.virtuousmagazine.com/books/.
Kathy: As an editor, writer, public speaker, wife, and mother, you stay pretty busy. Do you have any time management tips?
Brittany: I’ve definitely been on a steep, sleep deprived, learning curve with my new baby, but I’ve found that advance preparation is the way to go. I try to do everything the night before from picking up the house to putting the diaper bag together, making lunch and laying out clothes. I don’t always get it all done, but when I do it makes the next day a breeze.
Also, working in batches has been beneficial for me; meaning doing all of one thing at a time whether it’s the laundry or writing articles. Instead of having loads of laundry each day I just do it all in one day, even if it takes the whole day, to get that task checked off the list.
Kathy: Would you mind sharing one of your favorite recipes?
Brittany: Lately I’ve been enjoying pan seared salmon with a side of mixed garden vegetables. I simply put some olive oil in a pan on the stove and sear the wild Alaskan salmon on both sides until it’s flaky and has developed a slightly crunchy coating. I season it with Tony Chachere’s original creole seasoning, cumin and rosemary. The vegetables are frozen so I just cook them on the stove with some olive oil butter.
Kathy: Thank you so much for sharing your time and tips with us, Brittany. May God bless you and your sweet family as you continue to shine for Him!