Monday, July 26, 2010

Today's Scripture

Trust Him to Make a Way!

"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God"
(Psalm 20:7, NIV)

Sometimes, it's easy to get discouraged when things don't go your way. Maybe you aren't getting out of debt as fast as you wanted. Or you're experiencing some challenges in your health or relationships. We have to be careful not to put God in a box by thinking that just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it isn't going to happen. Remember, we serve a supernatural God. When we believe, all things become possible!

The first step is to quit trying to figure everything out. There may not be a way in the natural, but that's okay. God can do what men can't do. Think about the children of Israel. When they left Egypt, there were two million of them. Then, Pharaoh came chasing after them, and when they came to a dead end at the Red Sea, it looked like it was over. They couldn't see a way out. But that didn't mean there wasn't a way. God simply parted the Red Sea and they went through on dry ground.

Remember, if it looks like there is no way in the natural, trust God to make a way. He'll part the waters if He has to! He'll do whatever it takes to lead and guide you in the path of victory that He has prepared for you!

Father God, I trust that with You all things are possible. Today, I take my eyes off my circumstances, and I choose to put my trust and hope in You. I bless You and thank You for Your faithfulness. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Today's Scripture

I can't keep the word away, so I will continue to post Today's Scripture on Mondays. I will also blog here and there when time permits. Thank you so much for the all make it hard to leave!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's Newbie Natural Diva's Blog Birthday!

Well, it has been 1 year today since I started down the blog path. I have really enjoyed my time here and I have really enjoyed sharing information with all of you. I have made some wonderful blog friends and I can truly say I am blessed to have met each and everyone of you.

I am also sad to say this will be my last post. :(

When I started this blog, I promised myself I would devote one year to it and leave it alone. It was an outlet for me to express my love of fashion and to share my personal journey to the natural hair side with all of you. My natural hair journey has been a success, but I am in a routine that I am sticking with, so I don't have anymore tips to give. As for fashion, I still love it, but I am focusing on becoming debt free by May 2011, so I am not shopping or enticing myself to shop nearly as much as before. (I can't blog about fashion because it makes me want to shop)

I am also embarking on a new life with my honey and since he suffered while I went to college, after four years it is now his turn to have my full attention. (After work of course)
So, I want to say goodbye, but I will definitely still drop by all of your blogs to see what you are up to. Trendy Teez, I am sure I will be contacting you soon for my winter, natural wardrobe!

I want to wish you all a blessed life and I want to thank you for all of your support!

Happy Life!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Today's Scripture

Set Your Mind Higher

"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things"
(Colossians 3:2, NIV)

Sometimes when people look toward the future, they don't see how they will ever rise higher or fulfill their destiny. That's because they are looking at things in the earthly, or natural, realm. But if we'll set our minds higher, if we'll set our minds on things above, we will have a different perspective.

The Scripture says in Second Corinthians that we walk by faith and not by sight. In other words, we have to believe it before we're ever going to see it.

When we set our minds higher, we walk by faith. We see things God's way. But when we walk by what we see in the natural realm, we can easily allow circumstances and fear to keep us from moving forward.

Make the decision today to set your mind on things above. Focus on the good things God has in store. Be determined to close the door on fear and doubt and choose to listen to that inner prompting of the Holy Spirit. As you walk and live by faith, you'll see His promises come to pass, and you'll move forward into the destiny He has prepared for you!

Father God, thank You for Your Word which lights the path You have for me. I choose today to keep my heart and mind focused on You. I choose to meditate on Your Word knowing that it feeds my faith and sets me in a position to receive every blessing You have in store for me. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Today's Scripture

Choose This Day

"…choose for yourselves this day whom will you serve…"
(Joshua 24:15, NIV)

Every day, we make thousands of choices. Some choices have more impact on our lives than others. Some require more thought. Some may even require the input of others. Making Jesus the Lord of your life is the best choice you could ever make! However, once you do, you have the opportunity every day to make choices to support that choice. For example, are you choosing to serve the Lord with your attitude? Are you choosing to serve the Lord with your finances? Are you choosing to serve the Lord by what you say? What you watch on TV? What you listen to?

Today I encourage you to examine your thoughts and actions. Choose this day to serve Him in every area of your life. As you submit your ways to Him, He promises to direct your steps. Remember, He has good things in store for your future. He promises to empower you to live the life of victory as you choose Him each and every day.

Father God, today I choose You. Search my heart and mind and show me anything in my life that is displeasing to You. Help me to serve You with my whole heart, mind, will, and emotions. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Product Review - Say Yes to Carrots Pampering Hair Mud Conditioner

I posted about the hair mud mask a while back, but I just tried the Yes To Carrots Pampering Hair Mud Conditioner and I like it as well. My hair was so soft and tangle free after just one use. I will use this as a regular conditioner as I do with Herbal Essence Hello Hydration.

The Pampering Hair Mud conditioner nourishes, conditions, softens, and tames my tresses with the same ingredients as the mud mask but at half the cost. The mud mask retails around $22 at Walgreen's, but I found it at Target for $11. The mud conditioner is at Target for $6.79.

Now don't get me wrong, I will still use the mud mask as a weekly dc, but now I have another friend.

• Paraben Free
• SLS Free

Happy Healthy Hair!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Today's Scripture

Protected by Love

"For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there"
(James 3:16, NKJV)

All throughout scripture, God commands us to love. In fact, 1 Corinthians tells us that love is the greatest thing. Love is all that matters on this earth, and it's all that will last in eternity. But do you realize that we are protected when we walk in love? When we are selfish or self-seeking, the scripture tells us that it opens the door to confusion and every evil work. But when we walk in love, when we choose to put others first, when we choose to be patient and kind and walk in unity, we are protected by love. We close the door to the plans of the enemy in our lives.

Today, check your love walk. Read 1 Corinthians 13 and see if you emulate the characteristics of love. Remember, love is not a feeling; it's a choice. When you choose love, it's like you are covered by a force field of protection that cannot be penetrated.

Father God, I humbly come before You today asking that You search my heart. Remove any selfish way in me and help me to always walk in love. Thank You for protecting me through Your promises. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Twist Out!

Just a simple twist out. I twisted about 8 sections and air dried them. This picture is of two day hair.

My ends need clipping because I have some straight strands that are messing up the look.