The National Organization of Christian Business Women presented  Eli and Lu Bevins with the “Coloring Outside the Lines” (COOL) award. The organization held an award ceremony in which awardees gave speeches to inspire women in business and future entrepreneurs.

Eli and Lu shared their definition of what it meant to color outside of the lines. The sisters shared short stories of being different and sometimes, outcast, for following dreams and pursing aspirations. However, driving home the point of those being the exact things that make you different and hungry for success. “There’s a lot of things that you won’t see that God is setting you up for. So in my youth, I was like, ‘God, why this, or why is this happening that way, or why this person has more than me.” Lu stated. “I got older, God works in mysterious ways because everything is coming back full circle.”

Eli spoke on “the climb” to success. “It’s important to appreciate your climb to the top or where you want to be in life. It’s the experiences and the people you meet along the way that’s going to matter most. ”

The NOCBW Awards is seeking to grow larger in 2019 and looking forward to honoring more businesswomen and entrepreneurs on their platform.