Month: September 2016


 Scripture in James warns us that our tongues are destructive and we should be cautious of that. James 3:6 says, “And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself,” and James 3:8 says, “…but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison.”

Once the words we speak leave our mouths, we can’t take them back, no ifs, ands, or buts. We’ve all experienced the ever-so trusty ‘foot-in-mouth disease’, and have then been tempted to grab at the air in an attempt to take our words from being heard. Unfortunately, it is far too late by that point.
Our words wield the power to build up, and likewise, the power to tear down. They also carry the power to bring glory to God, or the power to bring glory to ourselves. What category do your words fall under? It’s no challenge to us to barely even think about what we’re speaking, because we’re doing it so much. Think about the sheer amount of words that you say in twenty four hours. Think of the conversations with coworkers, strangers, loved ones, or even the words you speak to yourself. As you reflect, which words brought the attention to Him?
If I honestly ask myself, the answer to that question would be…not many. It seems in the course of a day I spend more time either making idle chat, complaining, or bringing others down. Jesus isn’t even in the equation.
“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath,” James 1:19 writes. This brings light to the fact that sometimes we’re speaking in such great amounts, we fail to silence and listen to God–we neglect the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. I don’t know about you, but how do I have the audacity to do such a thing?
In Matthew 15:18 Jesus tells Peter that the words we speak come directly from the heart. A heart that is intertwined with the Lord in daily prayer and bible study is a heart that is less likely to use their gift of speech for sin. Indeed, mistakes will still be made as we’re still human beings, but we will be more conscious of what flows from our mouths.
Go to the Lord today, He is there. Ask Him to bring attention to what’s in your heart that is causing your words, and to give you a sense of attention and awareness for what we speak. Ask Him for understanding on when to be like James 1:19 and be slow to speak. Above all, thank God for always loving and staying beside you, even when you don’t do the same. 



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When our lives are in a whirlwind, where do we even begin? Over the years many people have told me that during times of trial, tribulation, or just plain confusion we do one of two things: turn to God or away from Him. Looking back, I can think of far too many instances where I threw in the towel

and turned my back on God. On the other side of things, there have been times where all I did in the midst of a storm was cling onto Him. When the going gets tough, where do you fall?

That’s the thing, it feels like more often than not I merely fall. I’m not falling to my knees like I should, I’m not giving my burdens to Him as 1 Peter 5:7 says.
We must remember that God doesn’t want us to aim for perfection before we go to Him. He wants us to come as we are. Yes, He wants our broken, imperfect selves. Next time your world has just been shaken and your mind is racing at one hundred miles per hour, start by praying to Him despite how other people see you, or even how you see yourself.
Laying whatever concerns plaguing your heart upon His feet doesn’t take away the situation you’re facing, however it does give you the peace and hope you need to keep going onward.
Next, you remember to plan and then you proceed in those plans. Now that you have peace –a peace that reassures you that no matter the outcome, He will always be there–how do you anticipate moving forward in this event? How can God be glorified throughout all of this?

Pray, plan, and proceed are three words to keep within your heart for the times that you’re facing a fork in the road.




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As a child, an upcoming birthday–or simply thinking about your age–always brings out an excited response. It’s not rare to see that once-energetic reaction die down a little as the years go on.
We’ve all been there, and if you haven’t, you will likely be there at some point…that’s right, wanting to go back to the past. From the throwback posts to the ‘share if you’re a 90’s kid’,

nostalgia is everywhere. I would be lying if I said that in the recent months I’ve been suddenly compelled to comb through old yearbooks, photo albums, and even look up childhood friends. It is incredibly easy to get caught up in nostalgia, but snapping out of that yearning mentality is the opposite of that. Reminding yourself that you’re ultimately wasting the time you have in this moment, by focusing on your past, is easier said than done.

Recently I decided to read the book of Ecclesiastes. I would describe it as the slap in the face that I so desperately needed, but Ecclesiastes did that for me in chapter 12, verse 11: “The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails–given by one shepherd.”
Goad is another word for cattle prod, therefore it’s likening the words of the wise as something pesky, but ultimately helpful. This properly explains this specific book of the Bible, as it advises you to relish the life you have before it’s too late. From a humanly perspective, it comes off as ‘harsh,’ but keeping that main theme in mind allows you to gain valuable lessons from it. Our lives as we know them on earth are merely temporary, but God’s hold on the universe gives us an enduring hope and a purpose. We must always keep that on our hearts.
As I was reading, my eyes latched onto Ecclesiastes 7:10. They read, “Do not say, ‘Why were the old days better than these?’ For it is not wise to ask such questions.”
I read that verse until those twenty words started to look like unfamiliar gibberish. In that moment, I knew God was speaking to me. So many times I’ve addressed the ‘good old days’. So many times I’ve longed for those memories. So many times…and if I could add the minutes I’ve spent wallowing in the past, how much time have I taken from my present?

It wasn’t until this moment that I truly listened to God in regards to that. He was loud and clear. Ecclesiastes 3:14 writes, “I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.” God has His hands on all of our lives. Whether we make a mistake and wish we could change it or experience a pleasant thing that we wish we could go back to, God is imploring us to keep our eyes forward.




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A young boy sits next to his little sister in their bedroom. As she is hiding her face in his arms, he asks himself, what is love? He thought parents were supposed to love each other.

A teenage girl is lying on the bathroom floor. Through the tears she can barely see the razor, let alone the marks on her leg. She shouts to the empty air, what is love? She felt as if she had nobody to show her.
A woman is picking out another long-sleeved shirt to wear at work in July. She does it to hide the bruises that she has to face every day, bringing her to ask, what is love? She is beginning to believe that this is it.
It’s a question that seems to be as old as existence itself. What is love?
Many people spend their entire lives searching for it, turning up hardened hearts and crushed spirits. We expel all of our energy running towards material things such as money, clothes, or cars, hoping to find love in that. Matthew 6:19-21 advises us not to build up material things while we’re living on earth. They are merely temporary. Money runs out, clothes tear, and cars deteriorate. We also run to societal standards like status, beauty, or jobs. We think that maybe, just maybe, I’ll love myself and receive love when I’m this and I have that. Just as verse 21 says, we can’t take those things to Heaven with us. It’s not true love after all, and it shouldn’t be our priority.
Others beg for God to show them. When we fall upon the feet of Jesus, we see that He is love. It’s easy to become used to hearing about what Jesus did, especially during the Easter, as silly as that sounds. But it happens, and when you truly think about it–about the beating, mocking, loneliness, all of it–you see His love and His sacrifice. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Humans are the closest thing you can get to true love. We can love deeply and hard. Oh, how imperfect we are, though. Each one of us sins, makes mistakes, is selfish, the list goes on and on. However, we can look to Jesus, the end-all-be-all epitome of love, and make it a daily endeavor to be like Him.

At the end of the day, this age old question isn’t hard to find after all. All we must do is look to Him for a true love that will persevere. When you are down and out or simply need to be reminded, repeat these three sentences to yourself: Jesus is love. Jesus sacrificed His life for me. Therefore, love equals sacrifice.  



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PurseN is a collection of high end travel accessories. Products from PurseN are designed to make any woman feel like they are travelling with their complete make-up in a small stylish packet. PurseN accessories come with a gorgeous array of purse options that fits every woman’s class. The company creating these beautiful products is enhancing women travels, their accessories and styles. When travelling to weddings, business meetings or travelling to any occasion, these purses will bring your make up with you.
High profile celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey have endorsed the PurseN brands, which features in The Oprah Magazine. There is a long list of Female celebrities who have trust in PurseN products and they must have one or several of PurseN as their accessories when travelling. Tiffany line of purse are attractive to any woman who has come across PurseN products, perhaps because of its design.
Most Important Benefits

·       PurseN products are designed for busy women. If you’re a busy woman, you will not find yourself in a disarray of find a tiny beauty accessory in your large bag.
·       Multitasking women find PurseN hand bag accessories they need for their daily rounds.
·       Tiffany travel case is one of the PurseNproducts, which is highly fashionable and functional. The product enhances luxury and has come to redefine comfort during travelling.
·       Tiffany travel case is a perfect size. A number of your toiletry and beauty essentials will go into this tiny, valuable and elegant purse.

1.     This case was defined with a large zipped compartment. The compartment is expandable due to elastic band material to hold blotches of beauty accessories in place.
2.     Tiffany Travel Case also has three separate removable cases, which are ideal for holding more, delicate and specific accessories such as eye shadows, brushes, lip liners, powders, foundations and mascaras.
3.     The size is 9 inch length, 9 inch height and 4.5 inch width. This size may seem small but the purse is incredible for its purpose.
There are about 5 Tiffany Travel cases where TiffanyTravel Case-Fuchsia Link stands out from the crowd because of its color and elegant design. This case is the brightest and no wonder it is the most selling.
Learn About the Product
The founder of PurseN is Hardeep Melemed. She is the designer behind PurseN products. Her long story of creating these purses comes from her life experience of the needs to remain organized without having to sacrifice a busy schedule. Life experience can sometimes come as an entrepreneurial lesson that turns out to be practical and valued to the rest of us.

Hardeep Melamed continues to explore all possibilities of organizing beauty accessory products into one small package, increasing luxury and redefining travel for any outing.

*This product was given to me by the company in exchange for this blog post review*

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Just like our lives overall, our spiritual lives can easily be compared to that of a roller coaster. It seems that when we go to church on Sundays we are at our spiritual high, but by the time Wednesday rolls around we return to a spiritual low.

I’ve noticed that when I am experiencing a spiritual low, my days are harder, my mood is negative, and my self control fails me entirely. Whenever that hits me and I catch myself wallowing in my woes, asking why it’s happening, I fail to see God right there in front of me. Between everything that goes on in a day, unfortunately it’s all too easy to build a wall between ourselves and Him. Like I have far too many times, when things get rough we beg God to do something, to write a message in the clouds, even.
How long will it take for us to realize that He’s been there all along? Hebrews 13:8 reminds us of that very thing, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” He is there while we’re angry with Him, asking why me? He is there while we’re discouraged, pleading with Him to give you a sign. He is there while our heads are above water and we think we don’t need Him. He is there, He is there, He is there.
A few years ago I was on the spiritually low end of things. I was stressed at that point and quite frankly, fed up with how quickly a week could turn sour. The more I thought about it, was the brighter the light bulb turned on in my head. The same thing that sent me into a whirlwind on Thursday happened at the beginning of the week not too long prior, but I handled it differently.
I connected the dots and realized it had to do with my relationship with God. Of course the beginning of the week was better than the end, because I still had the Sunday message fresh on me. That is when I made it an intentional part of my daily schedule to have a quiet time with Him.
I was amazed by how incredibly a fifteen-minute bible study and prayer could transform my morning. And when it transformed my morning, it did the same with the remainder of my day. That definitely did not act as a shield, deflecting me from any stressful situations. They came about just as normally, but my response was what changed–for the better.
I noticed that by maintaining my relationship with God by having quiet time, I was removing a piece of the wall that I built between us. My conversations with coworkers and loved ones glorified Him more, and my actions tried to reflect Christ as must as I could.

Whether you do it in the morning or before bed, we must not forget to read His word and talk to Him. We don’t maintain relationships with our friends by only going to them in times of need–we maintain them daily, regardless of the seas we’re sailing.



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Everyone knows I have a full head of curls that I sometimes have a love and hate relationship with.  I find it very hard to maintain so I tend to wear a lot of wigs to cover up my natural hair. So recently I decided to suck up my pride and figure out a way to manage my hair. I started researching curly hair products and came across the company Deva Curl  and instantly fall in love and decided to try out there products and see how their products would work for my hair and let me tell you their products are god sent. below you will find out about the products that they sent me.

About the Product
DevaCurl DevaFuser is a blow dryer tool designed specifically for curly hair. The tool provides 360 Degree Air Flow. It is considered to have a unique patented Ergonomic Designer. The drier works by gently drying the curls from the inside to the outside. Inside out gives a soft, Frizz Free Curls. DevaCurl DevaFuser enhances a natural definition and also has the ability to add volumes to the curls.
DevaFuser utilizes advanced technology which is inspired by its ability of dry curls. Its usage makes the curls remain naturally beautiful and long lasting for maximum curl definition. Designers of DevaCurl DevaFuser created a product with lightweight plastic combined with fiberglass to make it easy to use. The material also guaranteed strength and durability.
The Main Benefits
Ø  Gently dries all types of Curly hair with minimal frizz.
Ø  Instructions for use come with image directions for ease of understanding.
Ø  The DevaFuser works great as an update for any type of curl.
Ø  The material “plastic and fiberglass” makes this tool last long so you do not have to worry about its durability.
Ø  Proper usage allows simultaneous drying from inside out.
Ø  For maximum benefits, this hair tool was created to use with wide range DevaCurl products.
Learn About the Product
DevaCurl DevaFuser is designed with universal adapter that fits most of the commercially available hair driers. The blower drier is designed specifically for curly hair.
Review the following instructions of use for maximum performance and optimal results:
1.     Make the use of the images that come with instructions of use.
2.     Fit your drier with DevaFuser and should be attached for 360 Degree air flow.
3.     Consider positioning the DevaFuser within the bulk of the air to dry the mid-section as well as allowing simultaneous drying from inside to out.
4.     When inserting the barred of the hair drier into the end of the DevaFuser, do it gently and make sure that they fit firmly. Sometime the nozzles have different sizes and loose fitting is not appropriate considering the high pressure that will be used.
5.     Ensure that the rear air inlet grill is free from any obstruction. Loose hair can sometimes obstruct this part and will affect its performance.
6.     Regularly clean DevaFuser and the hair drier to extend its lifespan.
This patented DevaFuser enhance the natural appearance of curls, dry the curly hair faster as compared to traditional diffusers. The result of its frequent use creates an extreme body with a touchable hair volume.

Proper usage of DevaFuser will give you the result you want. It will pay if you spent enough time learning how it works. The manufacture has outlined more than enough instructions for this product and the image descriptions assists in understanding its usage. DevaFuser is a specific product. Therefore, its usage is also very specific.
About the Product
No–PooDecadence – Zero Lather Ultra Moisturizing Milk Cleanser is a product created for super curly hair. The superior performance of this product includes adding moisture, nourishment and strength to the hair. A product created with Chufa milk as its main ingredient nourishes the hair with vitamins and minerals while Quinoa protein ingredient defines, strengthens, protects and make the hair shine and luster courtesy of Grape seed oil. No-Poo Decadence is better used with DevaCurl One Condition and these two products are marketed as DevaCurlDuo.
The usage of No-Poo Decadence is similar to the usage of one Condition Decadence. For No-Poo, apply a generous amount of cleanser to the scalp and then try massaging with your fingertips. During rinsing, allow the water to help the product go through the curls and to the ends. Rinse thoroughly as the water runs through the curls.
Chufa Milk – A superior ingredient which is rich in vitamins and minerals that offer nourishment, moisturizes and revitalizes the hair. 
Water- Safe and sterilized water contained in large amount to help spread the product’s content in your hair and in your scalp.
Acetyl Alcohol- The ingredient is insoluble in water. It acts as a thickening agent.
Glycerin- When present in the hair or skin, glycerin assists in attracting moisture to the surface where it is present.
Behentrimonium Chloride- Known for its purpose as an emollient that functions as a moisturizer.
Vitis Vinitera Seed Oil – This grape European seed extract is used in personal care products such as an effective anti- oxidant.
Propylene Glycol – This rubbing alcohol has a number of applications in the healthy industry. It is an antiseptic, astringent and is liniment to muscle aches.
Melissa Officinal’s Extract – This lemon balm ingredient was dedicated to Goddess Diana because of its wide use in smoothing the body.
Isopropyl Palmitate – Derived from coconut oil, this ingredient is used as a thickening agent in moisturizers and conditioners.
Hydrolyzed Quinoa – A complete protein with all the essential amino acids that has the ability to repair, protect and condition the human hair.
Learn About the Product
No–PooDecadence was created for beautiful curls. The product works better when combined with DevaCurl One Condition to give your curls extra moisture, shine, strength and protection. These products when used in combination gently cleanse your curls without stripping away the natural oil already in them. The basic necessities for your curls are maximum moisture and nourishment. Chufa milk and Quinoa protein offers this solution for the basic ingredients.
DevaCurl’sYouTube video on the anticipated usage of their products will do you a favor of understanding the best procedures for using DevaCurl No-Poo and DevaCurl OneCondition. If you are religious for the curly girl method, you will find No–Poo and One Condition as products that will give your curls more than nourishment. Best usage procedure will give your curly hairs the Decadence it needs. DevaCurlCompany and its products come with ingredients formulated to deliver the results the company promise.

About the Product
Deva Curl Supercream Coconut CurlStyler Cream is a cream that does it all. DevaCurl created a cream that offer freedom to express self with tame frizz. Users like this cream because it adds extra shine to the hair, makes the hair with softer curls. This cream is considered superior for those with thick hair as compared to those with thin air. Avoid concentrating this cream on the scalp unless want a greasy look for your hair.
DevaCurl SuperCream is created with great blend of ingredients scientifically formulated to give its present results. The general rule of formulation in the industry is that ingredients with great amount comes first in the list of ingredients listed in the main product package. With this rule, ingredients with the largest amounts are often the focus during review, but it is important to note hair products have several dozens of ingredients.
You will find the following key ingredients in Deva Curl Supercream Coconut Curl Styler Cream among a dozen handful listed:
Aqua (Eau) – This water is free of toxins, free of pollutants. This safe water helps spread cream within the hair.
Cetearyl Alcohol- this alcohol is conditioning to the hair.
Cocos Nucifera Oil- this oil is rich in crystalline fatty acids known as lauric acid. This ingredient works as an anti-microbial agent.
Glycerin- this ingredient returns moisture to dry hair.
Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate (HSP) – HSP is used in beauty products because of its ability to serve as an emulsifier and a surfactant.
Centrimonium Chloride- the purpose of this ingredient is to help in preventing the build-up of static electricity. The ingredient also mix with water and help the oil rinse off microorganisms in the hair.
Ethyl Macademiate- this ingredient is suitable for increasing protection because of sunscreen properties. The ingredient is also an additive to products where non-volatile, lipid-soluble substances are preferred.
Learn About the Product
If you’re a fun of curls, you could want a products that gives you everything you need about curls and in any style you want. Deva Curl Supercream Coconut Curl Styler Cream is a coconut infused hair product. Its more than thirty ingredients makes this product a rich product for curly hair.
Supercream is used in small amounts. It is common to see this cream being used for the longest time as compared to other hair products. It offers the same effective result for the longest time it is being used.
High performance for the usage of this cream depends on its usage. It is important to learn a few dos and don’ts about it before using it. First, get to understand how the product works, its purpose, who the product is for and the type of hair for this product. For example, those with thick hair would apply more as compared to those with thin hair. Second, it will also pay to know how to apply. Lengthening curls would mean applying the SuperCream to wet hair and stretching downward.
*These products were given to me in exchange for writing this post*
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Subscription shopping services are on the rise. For a monthly payment you can get anything from a box of beauty products to shoes to food. What a wonderful world we live in. Today I want to talk about Rocksbox, a subscription service with a twist. Also keep reading for a surprise 🙂

Rocksbox is a subscription service that sends you jewelry for $19 a month. What’s ah-mazing about Rocksbox is that your box of jewelry will be worth around $200. Get this: the jewelry sent to you is on loan, so you receive the jewelry, keep it for as long as you want (yeah that’s right), and return it to get a different set of jewelry. 

*Shipping both ways is free
*Cancel at any time
*Personalized to your taste

You also have the option to buy the jewelry. For every month you are a member, you receive $10 towards any piece of jewelry you want to buy.

All you have to do is fill out a style survey. This is great for people like me who aren’t very jewelry savvy. So no matter your taste or if you’re a beginner or aficionado, Rocksbox will have the perfect pieces for you.
And let me mention this again: you can swap out your jewelry at anytime! So you can wear a variety of jewelry without spending a ton of cash. This service will be perfect for special occasions, like weddings, graduation, prom, you name it. All you have to do is pay the $19 a month, no matter how long you choose to keep one set. 
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