Thursday, November 14, 2013

Food for Thought

This post is not authored by me, I lifted it from a hair site that I frequent. Enjoy! How to Stop by Dr. Larry Ollison "Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it." (James 4:17 NLT) Years ago, a young high school boy sat in my office. He was hurting. He had just returned from the doctor and was told that he had cancer in his mouth. Even though he was young, he had been chewing tobacco for years. He knew he should quit chewing, he wanted to quit chewing, but he did not quit chewing and developed cancer. He needed deliverance from cancer. While it is true that God is our Deliverer, He also empowers us with His grace so that we can implement the preventive maintenance necessary to prevent destruction. Simply put, God could have empowered this young man to quit his cancer-causing habit so that the deadly disease never would have developed. Sadly, the young man could not stop chewing on his own and he did not understand that God's help was available. In the same way that God can miraculously heal us, He can also miraculously deliver us from the habits that cause destruction. In Hosea 4:6, God says that His people perish because of a lack of knowledge. It is a lack of knowledge of the principles of God that causes destruction in the lives of many Christians. When I asked this young man specifically why he didn't quit using tobacco, he said, "I have prayed and prayed and prayed and asked God to take the tobacco away, but He just didn't do it." He was blaming God, but it wasn't God's fault. The Apostle Paul had a "thorn in the flesh." He said that "the thorn" was a messenger, or angel, sent from Satan to torment him. He went on to say that he asked God three times to remove this thorn, and God didn't do it. Instead, God told Paul, "My grace is sufficient for you." To remove "the thorn" from your life, God will tell you the same thing He told Paul. His grace is sufficient for you. God will empower you with His power and His ability so that you (not He) can defeat the addictions of life. Even though it may seem like drugs, tobacco, pornography, overeating, etc. has you by the throat, it is possible to be set free. Make the decision to rebuke the enemy with the authority Jesus gave you. Stand on the Word that says that you can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you and you will overcome the thorn in your life. Everything we receive must be received by faith. God's Word is pregnant with promises of deliverance. When you find them, believe in your heart they are personally for you, receive God's empowerment (grace), and you will discover that you can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you. Scripture References: And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." (2 Corinthians 12:7-9) Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." (Mark 9:23) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Look at My Hair Nov 2013

I was just about to Co Wash my hair, so I put Giovanni Con and Grapeseed oil on it and I was about to hop in the shower to rinse and detangle. I just took a sec to take some pics. I'm happy where my hair is at right now, I need to add trims to my regimen and I want to experiment with just a few my products, bGgut other than that, I'm very happy with my hair's current state. It feels healthy and strong and I pray it continues to flourish :-D

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Dinner at Brazilian Steakhouse!

I went to the very delicious Fogo de Chao tonight with my brother. It was very good, but I could only eat the lamb and chicken. I love lamb though, so I was happy. For dessert I had this really good chocolate mousse cake and my brother had NY cheesecake. I also drank this Brazilian ginger ale that was super yummy! It had like hints of cherry and vanilla. I had a great night with the broski lol. Enjoy the flics!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Happy Quarter Century!

So I turned 25! I really enjoyed myself! I went to dinner like 3 times. Its was sublime. Here's some pics for u guys. I thank God for blessing me with another year, its been flying by.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Detangling Hair after braids/ Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural/ Lots of New Growth

First I just want to say that I myself am not transitioning, but to all the ladies who are, I think this would be a very helpful video in managing the two textures. I haven't texlaxed in 5 months and I was straggling to keep up with both textures. I had a lot of shedding and it lead to tangles (shedded hair mixing with the new growth), so patience and detangle spray is like a huge help. Hope this helps! :D

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My new lace wig!

Body Shaper: Vedette 107

I bought a black, size 36 body shaper from Vedette a little while ago. At first it was very hard to sleep in it, but now it is better. I have noticed that the major difference in comfort depends on if I wear a tank top or camisole underneath the shaper. When I do that, I find that I can endure the shaper for longer periods of time. When I take the shaper off, I do notice that my midsection looks more curved like an hourglass and it doesn't revert for several hours, therefore I believe that this shaper may have long term benefits. I'm excited about my weight loss and fitness journey and I'm taking this shaper (and most likely other ones as I shrink in size) along for the ride! This is me with the shaper on, and even though I do not have a before picture, just know that is is doing it's job. you can also see a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rWFvBPNSYM&feature=youtu.be This is my latest hair update. I did get a trim so I will be sharing those pictures with you all very soon!