Arlener Steels-Poydras’ mantra is, “Jesus is my everything and my enough!” She loves God’s people and enjoys speaking at both community and church events and sharing her message of survival through adversity. A graduate of the Southern Bible Institute in Dallas, Texas, Arlener serves as the Director of Christian Education for Meet Me @ The Cross Prayer Ministry (MM@TC) under the leadership of her husband of over 20 years, Rev. L.A. Poydras. Arlener is also the President of the Artis-the-Artist Foundation. This non-profit corporation is a labor of love in memory of their son A.J., and it provides scholarships to students studying the arts. Arlener has worked full time since the age of 15 and has held many jobs from housekeeping to senior management. Like millions of other women in the workplace, she has faced some unique challenges. After talking with women in various industries and careers, she wrote Danielle in the Lion’s Den – real stories about real women in the workplace – as a daily reminder for Christian women in the workplace that they are not alone. God is always with them; He is everything and He is enough, even in the workplace.
If you are a woman who works in an environment that you cannot control and you identify yourself as a Christian, YOU are Danielle! This daily devotional allows Danielles in every phase of their careers to glean lessons of faith, wisdom, and purpose from the biblical story of Daniel who refused to compromise his faith in God despite being faced with great peril. Danielle wins in the lion's den!