Monday, August 31, 2009
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline"(II Timothy 1:7, NLT)
God's desire is that we continually progress, that we reach higher heights and go to new levels. Oftentimes, as soon as we make the decision to step out in faith and obey God, the enemy brings in fear to try to stop us. He'll bring thoughts like, "What if you fail? What are other people going to think? You don't have what it takes." He'll do his best to use fear to try to convince us to shrink back and stay where we are.
The Bible says that fear is a spirit. It plays on our emotions and holds us back. But the good news is that we have power over fear! The Bible says that perfect love casts out all fear. When we receive God's perfect love, we will have confidence about the future because we know His plans are for our good. I've heard it said that fear is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. Understand that fear is a lie. Today, choose to believe God's Word and receive His love so that you can overcome fear and move forward into the good life He has prepared for you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, thank You for giving me power, love, and a sound mind. I open my heart to You and receive Your perfect love. Fill me with Your confidence and assurance to embrace everything You have for me. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Friday, August 28, 2009
I know a lot of my friends and followers are still relaxing, so I don't want to leave you out when it comes to healthy hair information. I was surfing the web and found a great video and her growth amazed me. This is a great example of what commitment and patience will give you in return with regards to taking care of your hair. To see more and get some great tips, go to
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Cantu Break Cure Strengthening Treatment prevents breakage before it starts by penetrating and moisturizing hair from the roots to the tips.
Cantu Shea Butter Break Cure Strengthening Treatment helps stop breakage before it starts.
It moisturizes dry brittle hair with deep penetrating oil and emollients and nourishes
"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me…"(Psalm 23:4, NKJ)
In the Bible, David went through some dark times in his life. But notice in this verse that he didn´t say, “I’m going to sit in this dark, challenging place, this shadow of death, and have myself a pity party." No he said, "I´m not staying here! I´m going to walk right through this situation because God is with me!" Are you going through a dark time right now? If you´ll make up your mind and be determined to walk through, knowing that God is with you, you will see things turn around in your favor.
Oftentimes, those difficult situations don´t make sense. We can have a lot of questions. Sometimes those questions get answered, and sometimes they don´t. But that´s when we have to be willing to trust God and know that He is with us. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us, especially in the dark times. So be encouraged today because God is on your side and by your side. He is your light in dark places. As you trust in Him, He will lead and guide you into the wonderful place of blessing He has prepared for you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"Father in Heaven, today I choose to follow You, knowing that you make Your Word a lamp to my feet and a light upon my path. I will be bold and not afraid, knowing that You are always with me even when it´s difficult for me to see. Thank you for the courage to keep walking even through the darkest times. I thank You for Your comfort and presence to guide me into the life of abundant blessing and victory you have for me. In Jesus´ Name. Amen."
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
At least this one more affordable than the Fendi Mary Jane.(But that shoe is fierce)
Why the heck are boots so darn expensive now?
I feel boots are worth a splurge because for me, they have to be good quality. Usually, the better quality means more expensive. I am hard on shoes so a cheaply made one will not last through the winter!
In the fall and winter, I am a boot fiend. When I lived in L.A., I wore boots in the summer.
Right now I own 16 pair and I am still adding to the collection. Some of them I have had for over 10 years (hence the need to buy better quality - worth the money because they last longer thus saving me money and saving me from the need to buy boots every year).
This boot is a great color because you can rock it with anything. Throw them on with Jeans, a short skirt or a little dress and a hat and finish the look with a big, bad bag of the same color or in the same color scheme (contrast is good), and you are hot! My honey loves when I rock dresses with boots. He says it it so sexy, but understated at the same time. Go figure!
I love boots and it is the only thing about winter I look forward to.
What is your favorite winter wardrobe item?
Monday, August 17, 2009
Yeah, the relaxer is almost out of here!
"God replied to Moses, ‘I Am Who I Am…’"(Exodus 3:14, NLT)
In the Bible, God has many names that describe His character and attributes. In the same way that someone named “Joe” might also be called “father” or “husband” or “the boss,” God has names that describe Him and His relationship to His people.
In the Old Testament, the Hebrew name for “God” was considered so holy that the people wouldn’t even say it. So, when God appeared to Moses in a burning bush and sent Him to lead the Israelites out of captivity, Moses asked God, “Who should I say sent me?” After all, He couldn’t breathe the name of God in public. God replied by saying, “Moses, my name is I Am.” In other words, “I am anything and everything you need. I am your joy. I am your peace. I am your strength. I am your victory. I am your way of escape. I am whatever you need.”Today, God is saying the same thing to us! What is it that you need? The Great I Am, the Almighty God is on your side. He is ready to supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. Open your heart of faith to Him today and receive all the blessings He has in store for you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, today I call on You—the Great I Am. I surrender myself to You - spirit, soul, and body. I ask that You direct my steps and supply every one of my needs as I move forward in obedience to Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Friday, August 14, 2009
I don't understand Solange's shoes, but I am feeling both looks, especially Beyonce's dress.
I just love Solange's new do! It makes her look so fierce and confident! She has the right head for it. (Once again, unfortunately I don't - I will stop harping on that from this point on)
Let me know what you think.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
My stylist, Marie Simone of Shi Salon, was featured on the season premiere of Split Ends. If you missed the episode, here are some clips that made the show and did not make the show. Just a little something to represent for St. Louis.
Also, if you have the Style Network Channel, the show will air again at the times listed:
Wednesday, Aug 12 9:00am
Thursday, Aug 13 2:00am
Thursday, Aug 13 2:00am
Saturday, Aug 15 2:00am
Sunday, Aug 16 12:00am
Understand - the footage you are about to see was made for television so it was amusing.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Me chillin with the straight, feathered bob!
I don't like this side as much as the other - It has a mind of its own!
My stylist achieved this look by blow drying my hair semi-straight, then she used a flat iron to straighten and curl my hair. Everything was then combed back then raked forward with her hands. A little holding spray and off I go! I don't like to straighten too much, but I do like the change every now and then. This look last about 3 to four days depending on how much sweating I do in my head.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Merino ethereal ruffle cardigan in Indigo
Will look great with the shoes below and a pencil skirt or jeans.
"Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him…"
(Romans 4:18, NIV)
Do you feel like you are in a hopeless situation today? Is there no sign of change in the natural? Remember, we serve a supernatural God. What looks impossible with man is possible with God.
In the Bible, God told Abraham he would be the father of many nations. But in the natural, this looked impossible. Both he and his wife were beyond child-bearing years. They had no reason to hope or believe it would happen. They had nothing to go on in the natural. But one translation of this verse says, "Hoping in spite of hopeless circumstances, he believed." And you probably know the story. Abraham finally had a son, Isaac and his son, Jacob had 12 sons—the twelve original tribes of Israel with descendants outnumbering the grains of sand on the shore!
Today, I encourage you to do what Abraham did and go against all the odds; hope on in faith anyway. Keep believing. Keep praying. Keep moving forward. Don’t focus on the impossible circumstances, focus on the God who makes the impossible possible! Keep looking through your eyes of faith because He has blessing and victory in store for you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Heavenly Father, today I choose to hope in You even when everything around me looks hopeless. I invite You to breathe Your life into the impossible circumstances around me. Have Your way in and through me as I dedicate every part of my heart and mind to You. In Jesus´ Name, Amen.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
For all of the long-term transitioners out there, this is always a winner for me. I went to the gym today and my hair just got curlier as my head began to sweat. This hairstyle also holds up in humidity and I like the ease of the magnetic rollers. Funny thing is the back of my hair up to the curve of my head is totally natural because I got all of it shaved off two years ago for a short bob. I have not relaxed for 2 years and my hair seems straighter in the back than in the front where the relaxer is still evident on the ends. Go figure! I should bc because I love my curl pattern, but I am chicken. Maybe one day!
I thought it would be fun to list 3 of my my favorite products every month I am using at the moment.
Feel free to post your favorite indulgences with me!
- Carol's Daughter Jamaican Punch Shea Souffle - This is great for dry skin and the smell is so delightful.
2. Carol's Daughter Pearls Perfume - It really goes well with the Shea souffle and it is a must have if you like to smell sweet enough to eat.
3. Christian Dior Dior Show Mascara - Goes on great without clumping and is really dark, but subtle. This mascara makes my eyes pop and I only use it and some lip gloss and off I go.