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Weddings and Graduations

It’s that time of year!  Where to find the perfect prom dress or tux?  Where to get my weave done? Where to find those perfect shoes?  Should I wear french nails, coffin, lace and peals, nude/neutral?  What am I to do?  All of these questions and where are the answers?  Let a professional lead the way.

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Wedding nails1

If you have a great fashion sense or think you do, please consult a professional coordinator to help with color scheme and design.  Not your cousin who took a class, once.  So that when you look back you can say, ‘That was the fashion then’ and not ‘Oh, no!  What was I thinking’?  ‘Why did I let . . . do my wedding, prom, etc.’

Love and Marriage ~ I have found the one whom my soul loves.   Song of Solomon

 

Life Wisdom

   Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

As in nature, each Spring, we too have newness of life.  We want to clear out the old and began anew.  Anyway, it feels like a new beginning. 

How are we to harness that power of growth and development in  our lives?   We must be willing to give up the life, we think, is best for us and give-in to the life that is waiting for us.  We must choose to use the power (THE SPIRIT) within us to achieve that end, LIFE.  Then possibly live LIFE as it was meant to be, in  . . .

L – Love

       I – Intimacy

        F – Freedom

                    E – Empowerment

LIFE WISDOM

Furnish Gentleness Gentleness is like heat in a cold world.  Those around you bear the wounds of Rivalry, Jealousy  and Inferiority.  Pour the Oil of Gentleness and you will become their greatest memory of the day.  Gentleness diffuses anger.  Gentleness is the harbor every human wants to enter.  Gentleness is the perfect environment for greatness to grow.Gentleness

Life Wisdom

Do you ever get angry or mad with yourself if you break a promise to yourself?  How many promises have you broken this year to yourself?  If  you could, would you talk to yourself about those broken promises?  Are you worth the asking and seeking?  Would you be speaking to yourself or myself?  Whatever!

The POINT:  Stop lying to yourself!

New Shop Location

Dew Drop Nails

Where natural nail-care is the specialty

Relocated to Millbranch Road near Holmes Road. 

A come, look, see invitation coming soon.

Thanks for all the support from the real DIVA’s during this transition. 

Pink flowers of appreciation

Thanks for putting up with the confusion and mess.

Dark pink flowers of appreciation

Much Love

 

Actions and Reactions

Reactive vs Proactive

 

I’ve decided to be more proactive this year and less reactive.  Especially, how I treat myself and how I allow others to treat me.  I will no longer allow or aid food; or people to use and/or abuse me.  I suppose that most of us are reactive?  Just what does Reactive and Proactive mean?

Reactive people often react to their physical environment or people’s actions.  They find external sources to blame for their behavior or lack of action.

Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life if it’s in your power to do so.  Proactive people recognize that they are “response-able.”   That means making plans and following through.

Being proactive is about “handling your business”  as some would say.  To me, that means that what’s in my power to do, I do on a regular basis.  Is the change you want in your power to do?  Or, is it under someone else’s control?

I’m taking my power back from the ‘wanna be’s’  in my life!  “I wanna be slimmer.”  “I wanna be more fit.”  “I wanna be a better . . .?”  “I wanna, I wanna, I wanna.”  I can stay where I am and cry, complain and continue in my anger about circumstances.   Or I can quite crying about it and just do something!  Three months from now,  we could be in a whole new life-style if we so chose or still be crying about the same old things, three months from now.  Not me!  I’ve already started.  I am on my ‘To Do List.’  What about you?

      Black Girls RunI’m creating my future today!

Weight Training

Weight Training

A mind-style shift brings about new respect and appreciation for your body and mind and circumstances.  It starts with little changes.  This change will require goals and plans to be proactive, consistently.  Write.  Every day provides a new opportunity to recharge your new self instead of hitting the wall of procrastination.  It will take desire, knowledge and skill.

 

Think About It:  Intolerance of your present creates your future.

Life Wisdom

Do you know what Napoleon said about China?  “There lies a sleeping giant, and let him sleep, because if he awakens, he will shake the world.”

And I believe the church is just that: a sleeping giant.  We’re asleep because we have been chloroformed by the spirit of this age.

We’re bombarded on every side by all kinds of amusement.  Do you know what amuse means?  It’s a combination of two words.  Muse means to think, and the alpha prefix in front of it means “not to.”

We are a generation that is amusing ourselves into oblivion.  And it’s time to wake up!

If this were your last day on earth, how would you spend it? In amusement? Or in evangelism?

Love Worth Finding, Adrian Rogers

We can make another choice?

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?

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