Book Review: The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

One of my passions is working with Children and Families, so I am always reading parenting books and the like.

I’ve recently returned to the Maternal and Child Health realm and completed training to become a Certified Doula.  As a result, I and will probably be sharing more pregnancy, birth, and baby related product and book reviews on the blog as opportunities present themselves.   This should be fun! 🙂 Continue reading

My Skin Care Scoop

 

 

Starting Review:

Y’all know I’m all about self-care, but I’ll be honest — I fell off on my daily routine during our travel and jet lag wasn’t my friend coming or going.

I’m went in for a “reset” a few weeks back and then started testing a few items at home. Up first was this SONIC ERASER Pro. It is described as a tool that can help improve the absorption of your daily skin care products.

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The Things I Wish 

I’ve mentioned this before, but the Lord often ministers to me through music.

This song was just on my heart so strong.

I can’t recall the first time that I heard it, but I do remember hearing it play as my mom and I were driving back home from what felt like my 100th college day trip to UNC. 😣

EVERYONE just KNEW that I should go to UNC. Everyone….except me.

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Unemployed, but Overjoyed

This time last year, I was unemployed.

I had been working a contract position and the position ended that February.

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it is still relevant now because this post will go into a bit more detail about the series of events and some of the recent revelations I received during my meditation time today.

No matter what I talk about on this blog or any of my social media sites, I will always come back to sharing what the Lord has done for me.

When I was a little girl– I promised the Lord that if He would take my life and make it something different– something more than I could ever do on my own— I would let the world know what He’d done for me.

If you don’t remember any other thing about me, please know this– Every accomplishment, every good opportunity, every review (big or small), is God keeping His promises to me. I know that for a fact.

I do not take it  for granted and I believe with every fiber of my being that if God can do that for me, He can and will do it for you.

If you accept Him as Lord and Savior, if you purpose in your heart to trust Him, to build a relationship with Him– not that you will be perfect ( I am most certainly NOT), but that you will continue to press towards  the mark to accomplish whatever purpose it is that God has placed you on this Earth for– I KNOW He is FAITHFUL to do just EVERY GOOD THING He has promised in His word.

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April 19, 2017: Bible Verse of The Day and a Prayer for Today

During my study time today I was reading in Colossians and came across this verse in Chapter 3.  One particular thought has been ringing in my heart all day: 

“Remember that you have been forgiven”

I’m sharing it here along with another powerful prayer from my one of my favorite prayer books/websites, Prayers that Availeth Much.

I’m going to do my best to keep up with posting a verse and prayer each day, but please pray my strength.  Wedding planning is kicking into high gear (the countdown is almost at the single digits– and I take my matron of honor duties VERY seriously! 🙂 ).

You all are always in my thoughts and prayers– even when there’s not a post! ❤ ❤ ❤


Bible Verse of the Day

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Colossians 3:12-13  New Living Translation (NLT)

12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.


A Prayer For Today*

 

Father, I am Your child, and I commit to walk in the God kind of love. I endure long, am patient, and kind. I am never envious and never boil over with jealousy. I am not boastful or vainglorious, and I do not display myself haughtily. I am not rude and unmannerly and I do not act unbecomingly.

I do not insist on my own rights or my own way for I am not self-seeking, touchy, fretful or resentful. I take no account of an evil done to me and pay no attention to a suffered wrong. I do not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but I rejoice when right and truth prevail.

I bear up under anything and everything that comes. I am ever ready to believe the best of others. My hopes are fadeless under all circumstances. I endure everything without weakening because my love never fails.

Father, I bless and pray for those who persecute me – who are cruel in their attitude toward me. I bless them and do not curse them. Therefore, my love abounds yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment. I approve things that are excellent. I am sincere and without offense till the day of Christ. I am filled with the fruits of righteousness.

Everywhere I go I commit to plant seeds of love. I thank You, Father, for preparing hearts ahead of time to receive this love. I know that these seeds will produce Your love in the hearts to whom they are given.

Father, I thank You that as I flow in Your love and wisdom, people are being blessed by my life and ministry. Father, You make me to find favor, compassion, and loving kindness with others (name them).

I am rooted deep in love and founded securely on love knowing that You are on my side, and nothing is able to separate me from Your love, Father, which is in Christ Jesus my Lord. Thank You, Father, in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

*For more prayers visit, Prayers.org


Scriptures for Additional Reading

Romans 5:5

Philippians 1:9-11

I John 2:5

John 13:34

I John 4:18

I Corinthians 3:6