Archive | September 2014

Life Wisdom

With the recent onslaught against women and mothers,  just a little something I wanted to put out there.  I love Dr. Adrian Rogers and the following was taken from one of his writings.

‘ . . .  the incredible impact godly mothers and grandmothers have on their families—and on our society!

We are in difficulty today in America, like a ship lost at sea without a rudder or a compass, on a dark and stormy night.  The anchor is gone.  What is the anchor? It is motherhood, and there is a war against motherhood in America.  The result: immorality, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, militant feminism, juvenile delinquency, [and] all of this can be traced back to the homicide of the home that comes by the neglect of motherhood.”

Godly mothers and grandmothers truly are the anchor of the next generation.’

Are the mothers of today leaving a legacy of godliness as most of our Mothers, Moms, and MudDears of yesteryear? 

Just something to think about?

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Some Causes of Nail Problems

Manicured hands

While doing a manicure, I often ask clients how did they break a nail.  They ultimately say, they don’t know why or how their nails come to have a break, split or peel.  ‘It just peel or split like that?’  Some are legitimate reasons:  searching in a large purse, car door handle or just hit the nail and it breaks.  Breaks are often better than bending.  Believe me!  We all know the nail doesn’t grow out broken.  Broken nails are most likely due to some action or mishap by the client.  Some are just heavy-handed or use their nails as tools:  to open or peel something.  Most often its the thumb nail.

Cuticle care is very important to nail health.  If the cuticles are dry, cracked and tight, it could impede the nail growth.  The cuticle is actually a protective sheath that grows over the root of the nail. This is where your nail’s new cells are developed — the new cells grow and then push out existing nail, which is what causes the dead, whitened parts of your nail to grow over time and require trimming.  Washing the hands excessively can also cause dry brittle nails and dry tight cuticles.  Insufficient hydration through your diet can also cause dryness.

The bottom line:  healthy nails, have healthy cuticles

 

Think About It:  For a woman, self-maintenance is a full-time job

Flower

NailTips: Natural Nails

What does it mean to have natural nails?  Natural nails are those happy, healthy nails with free edges that are not split(vertically) or peeling(layers of the nail lifts).  The most important part of healthy happy nails are the free edges without any problems.  If the free edges are in good condition, polishes has a tendency to last longer.  Polished nails only lasts on natural nails for three to four days at most. 

The fact is that natural nails are not living tissue but do take on water, they expand.  The polish does not expand with the natural nail, therefore, the polish chips or peels.  Gel nails, Shellac(CND), gelcolor(OPI), etc. will react the same way as nail polishes on damaged, peeling, short and split natural nails.

Peeling Nail

Peeling Nail

Healthy, happy nails

Healthy, happy nails

Split Nail

Split Nail

HOPE-FULL

cropped-cropped-dew-drops-on-purple-flowers2.jpgI recently attended a two-day conference featuring Beth Moore, Christian writer, evangelist.  The preceding was attained from a booklet given to the attendees at the conference.  With the recent tragedies of young women in our city, I wanted to share this.  I pray that those that read this be blessed.  PEACE.

What is hope?  It is far more than wishes or dreams.  It is what gets you up in the morning and allows you to sleep at night.  It is what we stand on when the world is caving in and it seems as if our lives are falling apart.  It is the tenderness of a tear and the strength of steel.  Without hope it is difficult to breathe or stand or move.

How is your hope meter?  Could it be you have been disappointed so many times you have given up hope?  Has discouragement, pain or loss clouded your ability to see hope around you or in you?

Take a moment and answer that question honestly. 

Hope is first a verb.  That’s great because I need it to act and take action in my life.  On what or whom do you place your hope?  If your hope is tethered to the stock market, your career, the stuff in your hope chest, or what is in a jar(of beauty cream or a sack of weave), it will fail you.  Lasting hope is only found in being tethered to the One who loves you most, the source of all hope—Jesus.  He will hold you, help you, rescue you, deliver you, and delight you(you’ve got to believe that).  He will never let you go or let you down.  He sees you, hears you, knows you, loves you—no matter what path you are on.  On the spiritual journey of your heart, only God can bring true hope.

Hope doesn’t come in jar(in a man, in drugs, in money, in children).  It’s found (only) in Jesus.

Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!  –Romans 15:13 (MSG)

By Kaye Hurta, Crisis Counselor, LifeWay Women Events

 

Just Think About It:  Hope is strong confident expectation; sure certainty in God’s promises

*Parentheses are words from this writer

Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September since 1894, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

This also marks a time when the children are back to school, the weather grows crisp in the evenings, and night falls earlier.   So goes days of summer-time slipping away all too soon.

Tree lined road at sunsetFor “all” those who work hard for the mon$y!!   Take this day in appreciation of all of your hard work that you do. Thank you!  Police men and women, firefighters, school teachers, nurses, bus drivers, sanitation workers, shop keepers, beauty industry workers, clergy men and women, counselors, doctors, lawyers, etc., etc.  The list is unending. 

 

 

 

 

Just Think About It:  Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  –Ovid