Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Be the Good

A father walked his eleven-year-old daughter down the aisle because he wouldn't be able to walk her down the aisle for her actual wedding.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Forgiveness


How you say things makes a huge difference. It can tell the real intent of what your heart says. 

Forgiveness is hard work. It is even harder to ask for forgiveness. 

Forgiveness is not:
*Saying that wrong is okay {Not okay to hurt someone}
*Forgetting what was done and allowing it to continue to be done
*Putting yourself in harms way

Get honest with Jesus. How do we stand? What's inside your heart? 

Matthew 6:14-15
"For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive other their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins."

The way we live as followers of Jesus. God doesn't want you to end up with bitterness, resentful, angriness. Otherwise, this will by eating the life out of you.

Forgiveness is:
*Admitting your own sinful nature {you hurt people too}
*Willing to see the "image of God" in another {Everyone is made in the image of God. How do we pray for them?}
*Unwilling to allow to let bitterness, resentfulness, angriness to fill your heart. {If this fills your heart, you are not treating people the way you should}

John 10:10-11
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.


Jesus waits, ready to forgive you,
And then help you forgive others!


This message was taken from Northside United Methodist Church



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Newbie's Makeup: Makeup Beginnings

When you start experimenting with makeup, things are bound to happen:

1.) At work, a customer asks if you've ever worked at a strip club before. When you tell them "No, I'm pretty sure I haven't" - they offer you a job. {Is that a compliment?!}

2.) Your husband tells you how pretty you look. all. the. time. Was I not pretty before or are you just saying it because I'm asking you? Ha.{Even though previously he used to tell me "I can't tell when you wear makeup or not"}

3.) You are willing to experiment with new things. If you try red lipstick and go in for a work meeting, you may hear snickering coming from girls behind you. Your boss may feel bad for you telling you the next day, "Don't listen to them, you looked very nice." And another guy from work, "Those girls were hatin' on you." Confused, yes.


 
I'm still learning how to do my makeup,
so you can laugh all you want. LOL.

4.) You may find you have an allergic reaction to certain makeup. My eyes swelled up like a bee stung both of my eyes. It wasn't a pretty sight. I guess I am allergic to eye primer. Awesome.
5.) You may find that you become obsessed with makeup because it's fun to make yourself pretty. When first trying to do your makeup a little different, there are so many different resources that you can find. My favorite is Shaaanxo - I adore her fun personality and LOVE her makeup and hair tutorials.

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I jumped into getting Elf makeup and I will review it in another post, but, I really wish I would have took more time researching different products and how to apply my makeup before just jumping into it.

The things that you might need to do your makeup is:

Face:
*Primer This is super important because it will hold your makeup together. {It always makes my face look so much brighter/awake just by applying it}.
*Foundation {Okay, honestly, I thought foundation was just for covering up zits. You can laugh endlessly now. Get a foundation that matches your skin color.}
*Concealer
*Bronzer
*Blush
*Powder {it is supposed to keep your makeup in place as well}

Eyes:
*Eye primer {if you can find one that won't make your eyes bug out}
*Eyeliner
*Eyeshadow
*Mascara 

Lips:
*Lipstick/lipgloss {to complete the look, even if it's nude}

And make sure you have:
*Cotton balls to remove any smudges
*Makeup removers
*A way to organize your makeup.


Is there anything that you use that you would add to the list?

I will say though, I don't think Elf makeup is the way to go. It doesn't stay on long. Hopefully in a year or so, I can actually go to a makeup shop and get makeup tips and learn to actually learn what makeup lasts rather than wasting money on what doesn't.

And when I started to do your makeup, I feel so much better about myself. I decided that I needed to to get a trim to touch up some layers, so I  went to a beauty school because I was hoping for a trim that wouldn't be that difficult. I showed them this exact picture of what I was looking for in long layers:



She looks at the picture and says, "I can do that". I smile giving her complete trust because she graduates in three weeks, so she's not a completely newbie at cutting hair and must understand what I want. She turns you away from the mirror and suddenly turns me to the mirror asking, "Is this too short?"


I'm not sure what my face looked like with my reaction because the next thing I heard was, "...Well your split ends are all the way up here." 

I know it will grow back, but it's so new to me.
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I don't really like it, I feel like I'm 13 again. Trav loves it though and keeps playing with it. I keep feeling my hair and wishing it was long again. I know people say it will grow back, but, it took me years to grow my hair out because my hair grows in ringlets. It was a sad day, but I am getting used to it. It is just hair, and if that's the only thing that happened that I wasn't too happy about, I would say that it was a pretty good day. Plus, I'm getting more used to it.

At least my mom's reaction was on cue, "I just know how long it took you to grow it out...{long pause}...it looks nice." However, when I came back up not too long ago {I know, these posts aren't in order}, but my mom was way more excited about my hair and really seemed to like it}.


And yes, I usually hate selfies, but I hate taken them tying to show my mom how I've been doing my hair and makeup {I think she may be proud. LOL.}

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Be the Good




You can see the whole video here (it is so incredibly beautiful} and it will bring you to tears.

Please keep their family in their prayers, as their father passed away.




Be The Good


Sometimes things in life really get me down. This week it has been a numerous things, but what upset me the worst was hearing about an attack that happened in Memphis. 

A man walking out of Krogers was attacked by a mob of teenagers. A Krogers employee came out to help him, and got attacked as well. These teenagers were kicking him and grabbing pumpkins to slam on their head. Another Krogers employee came out to help, and he too was attacked. You can read more about it here.

Another thing that happened with the attack was that there was a woman sitting in the parking lot, looking at her phone {not aware of what was going on} a teenager grabbed her phone and she ran after them, although she was unable to catch up with them. The reason she chased him down was that her father passed months prior to this incident, and her phone had his last photos and videos of him. {Anyone would have wanted to get that back}

While I heard about the assault on the news, my eyes swelled up with tears. I don't know how some people can think hurting someone would be "fun" or how it could possibly even cross someone's mind. These people could have been easily been physically damaged (I'm sure they will be emotionally damaged for the rest of their life) and could have been easily been killed. Did they even think about that? What crossed these kids minds? I am just so, so, so sad to think about these kids and their victims. What could possibly posses someone to do such a thing? My heart aches.

Sometimes I wonder what this world is coming to and what direction we will be in 15 years from now, or past that, if it even makes it to be that far.

But then sometimes I see hope and things that make me know that there is good in the world. So I decided I will post videos that I find that give this world a little bit of hope and show what love and kindness is all about. And hopefully, we will all follow an example of such beautiful things.


Monday, September 8, 2014

What to do When People Hurt You


There is a world of hurt. Doesn't everyone somehow let you down at some point? Even the person you trust the most?

Some things that you may argue about are not really significant. Learn to let first response to let it go. If not, you won't have energy to deal with things that do matter.
*How you act says a lot about your relationship with Jesus.*

The Common Responses to Being Hurt:
1. Seek Revenge {country vs. country, ethic groups, etc}
2. Passive Aggressive Behavior {"Don't worry about me, I'm just fine..., deliberate having person waiting on purpose, "kill them with kindness", "poor me", gets everyone to feel sorry for them, etc}
3. Gossip and Talk Behind Someone's Back {See how many people you can get on your side}
4. Practice Avoidance {Not only with other person, but when you hurt yourself are you going to avoid yourself?}


Matthew 18:15-20
"If your brother or sister sins, go out and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they do not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be stablished by the testimony of two or three witnesses. If they refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or tax collector. 

Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you lose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them"

{Jesus loved the tax collectors and the pagans - he would also pray for them.}

What Jesus Tells His Followers to do When Hurt:
1. John 8:32 Know the truth. Be still and know who God is. Not Deal with raw emotion.
2. Go to Someone Confidential Seek Wise Counsel. Someone you trust.
3. Go as a Follower of Jesus who Really Wants Reconciliation and go to person {without fear of being emotional and physically abused) and confront. I want good for you. I believe you want the good for me.}
4. If They Don't Listen to You, Take a Couple of Caring People With You {Who care about the both of you. If they still don't listen, let the Church know}
5. Treat Them Like One Who Needs Jesus. {Table of forgiveness and grace. Don't want to hurt them. Go with heart and humidity.}

Jesus died for the other person {as well as you}. Pray for them and want Jesus to come to their heart. When others see your love with Jesus, it will make other witnesses. 

Witnesses will change the world.

This message was taken from Northside United Methodist Church



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