Wednesday, February 29, 2012

You're Special. In a Good Way!! #2



2.  You Have Life!!!!

John 10:10 ....I have come that they may have life,
and  that they may have it more abundantly


Woo  Hoooo!!  Life is calling!!

Over here!!   **********  Helloooooo??????

You are special my friend because God has LIFE for YOU.

I always get bummed to see Christians walking around with
the mully grubs all the time.
(yes ma'am, I just said, "mully grubs")

We all have our moments  -  granted.
But let's keep it at that - moments.
I'm pretty sure Ecclessiates mentions a time to mully grub
but it's just for a time (btw, that IS a joke)
We've got so many blessings and things to celebrate!
Jesus came to die willingly for us to
L  I  V  E
To live with Him in eternity but definitely so we
can have a fuller and more meaningful life here until
that perfect time comes.

It's time to Carpe' Diem.  Grab that bull by the horns.
Sing out loud      Dance a little dance
Put a hop in your step and embrace the JOY of living this abundant life that He made for us!!!!
It's time to get your belly laugh ON
you special thing you!!!
                                                I'm sorry I couldn't help myself.  I'm so corny.
                                                                I love it 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

You're Special. In a Good Way!!

1. Know that you are
Marvelous!!! 
                  I will praise you for I am fearfully                                  
& wonderfully made.
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
Psalm 139:14
Does your soul know that? Does your soul know that "very well"?  Your heavenly father and the one who created you makes marvelous works.  Take time today to praise Him for all the unique traits that He gave to you!!!
Better yet,
write them on your mirror to see every morning! 
I write bible verses on the mirrors
in our house.

You are a beautiful work of God &
His works are MARVELOUS!!!! 
Hard to believe this is marvelous! hahaha

Monday, February 27, 2012

You're Special. In a Good Way!

Because You are Worth It!!!!!

Ok, this isn't an ad for L'Oreal. 
What this is - is a moment where God shook me
and my crazy brain out of the hands of Satan
and put me back on solid ground.
The mind truly is a battlefied and we have victory!  Hello??!!! 

1Corinthians 15:57 says, " But thanks be to God,
who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ". 

I was having a struggle over some pretty trivial stuff
the other day and had to make a choice. 
My first instinct was to put off my things until I'd
gotten everyone else taken care of. 
The only problem with that is one of the things
I kept putting off, actually
affects everyone in my household!!! 
God had to show me that I am worth putting me first sometimes. Especially when it benefits others.
And then He had to give me a big push into looking
at the situation like He does.

SO,  for the next week I will be posting a series entitled,
"You're Special.  In a Good Way!"
L'Oreal probably wouldn't like me using their catch phrase,
Because you're worth it.
So, "You're Special.  In a Good Way!"  is what we'll go with and it's so much more fitting for us anyway.  LOL
Definitely come back every day this week to find out...
Who's Awesome???!!!!
ps.  isn't that puppy too cute?
I had to use him. hehehehe

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ombre' extensions!

Ombre' Extensions!

Ombre' extensions

Ok, we know I've been diggin' the fishbone braid lots lately but sometimes I want it to be a little longer. 
 No prob.  I threw in some clip-on extensions that I had when my hair was more of a golden blonde.  I know it doesn't even come close to matching but when it's
woven in with my natural hair
it looks beautifully Ombre'!!! 

(Ombre' is when the hair starts dark and gradually gets lighter toward the ends)

 
Here's another view.
Let me know what you think!

Thick and messy. 
I ruffled the braid with a teasing brush
to keep it from looking "too perfect".

Need to know how to Fishbone Braid? Click the link below
Fishbone Braid
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Monday, February 6, 2012

Chasing Farrah!

Ok this may sound funny; but I am a little like Shrek.  I'm not green or abnormally tall (although my ears do stick out a little).  But layers.  I have many layers.  Ogres have layers.  I have layers.  Nothing is ever as it seems.  Shrek had a lot more heart than anyone thought.  Not quite the big, dumb ogre that everyone thought he was.  Usually people aren't as shallow as we first think. At least they aren't once we've given them a chance to see more.  And aren't we glad too?

Let me make a leap now.  I often advise my clients to spend some time in front of their mirrors experimenting with their hair.  Go back to when we were like 12yrs old and just beginning to care what we looked like.  For the first time, we cared what other people saw.  I know I had clipped many Teen Beat pictures of Farrah Fawcett and the rest of Charlie's Angels.  They were so beautiful and of course their hair was 90% of it.  I was positive if my wings did like theirs then I would be on my way to stardom, for sure!  Apparently this wasn't true.  But that didn't stop me from spending hours in front of the mirror playing with my hair.  I found lots of ways to style my hair.  Some pretty and some.....well, not so pretty.  But I did find new looks that I felt good in.  At least as good as Jacklyn Smith who was one step above Kate Jackson. But sadly, still one step below Farrah.  I was very in tune with the Charlie's Angels order.  After all, my friends and I had many a fuss over who would play who in our backyard episodes that we made up. 

A lot has changed since I was that little girl searching for "my look".  I can remember a time of huge frustration in trying to determine exactly who I was.  Who was Jenny?  What did I believe?  As I questioned if there was a God, He was at work.  Every time I messed up, I would crumble.  I would have to start over on this quest.  "Who are you, really??" I would ask myself.  God was drawing me near.  All those questions that I'd looked in the mirror asking myself came to a close one night. 

After months & months of seeking God, praying, asking questions & reading the red letters in the New Testament over & over again -  it finally hit me.  One night, I found myself on my knees thanking Jesus for dieing for me.  I said it over & over & over again sobbing.  Boy-WOW  It clicked, although I'd known the answers all my life.  I was accepting the grace and mercy of  God. He reached down and touched my life with an unconditional love that I had always kept at arms distance. 

And do this, knowing the time, that NOW it is HIGH time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.  The night is far spent, the day is at hand.  Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Romans 13:11,12

I looked in the mirror that night and I KNEW who I was AND where I was headed.  I'm a child of God on the road to trying to be Christ-like.  Of course I hit all the pot holes on the way, but hey, those are just part of my many layers!

I still spend time in front of the mirror every now and then to experiment and find something fun to do with my hair. And although I'll never look as good as Farrah,
hopefully I'm one notch above Shrek.

P*E*A*C*E
Jesus loves you peeps!!!