Monday, March 31, 2014

Just one touch...

I remember as a child, watching everyone go to the altar at the end of the church service. I wish I could say that it moved me to tears, and that I 'got it' from the very beginning, but that's not the truth.

The truth is I would often want to hurry that part of the service along so I could get to what I thought to be better dinner, my pager (seriously...why did I need that), whatever book I was reading at the get it. 

Oh, but today! I don't know if it's because I realize the high cost for which I've been bought, or because I've prayed ceaselessly for my loved ones to accept Christ, but today, the altar call is my most favorite part of the service. 

I imagine how nervous they are...heart beating outside of their chests, feet shackled to the floor by sin, pain, and fear...battling the lies satan is whispering in their ears, {you'll never change, God doesn't love you, who do you think you are} but happens...a small move toward the aisle, and before you know it, a friend takes their hand and walks with them on the greatest journey one can ever take. It moves me to tears every single time. 

Because all it takes is just a single touch. One touch from the creator of heaven and earth, and a lifetime of struggle, hurts, and disappointments are washed away. Can you imagine that...?

I've been seeing a ton of posts about friends and family members who have recently accepted Christ, and no matter how rushed I think I am...I say a prayer for them. That God would protect them, strengthen their heart, and they will never return to their old 'wine skins' again. 

I, like many of you are praying for people to stop running, and to surrender. And my heart is encouraged every single time I hear of the 'one' coming back home. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Pink Defying Gravity, Inc.'s next conference is themed BRAVE....and I want to know from a woman's perspective....what makes YOU BRAVE?

When have you ever been brave?

What does bravery mean to you?

Can anyone be brave?

Thank you for helping me with my research for the opening session...

You can either comment below this post, or e-mail me at with your answers!

Oh, and if you're local (or not so local), and would like to present a session, and bring some girls, you can visit our website for more information.

Friday, March 21, 2014

These are my confessions...

I'm linking up with A Blonde Ambition today and participating in her Confessional Friday blog link up. goes nothing!

1.  I have a nagging bad habit of counting things....especially in sets of drives me nuts, but I can't help myself!

2.  I've become a little obsessed with YouTube lately.  There is a video for EVERYTHING...wanna know how to apply masacara, YouTube it...I mean everything under the sun.  I think I'm in the very beginning stages of having my own YouTube channel one day.  You'll be able to say you knew me!

3.  I am obsessed with my dog.  I love her.  I'm not a huge fan of other dogs though...just mine!

And that's that folks!

Have a great weekend~
<>< J

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hair, Skin and Nails Products REVIEW!!

Well hello blognation!  How the heck are you guys doing?!?

Things are all gravy over here, and I have some awesome pics to share with you of my hair journey to natural hair thus far.  This post is a review post of sorts.  Recently, I have been trying different products to help with certain areas regarding my Hair, Skin, and a fun new twist on cute Nails!


Before I post, I'd like to offer a disclaimer.  Right before I began taking the Hair Skin and Nails supplement, I had a light trim.  I have been wearing my hair in protective styles, so my ends are never out.  I use a moisturizer daily, and deep condition about once a week since I'm really working with two textures of hair.

It has taken everything in me to not cut my ends, but I wanted to see the growth after another week or so on the HSN.  Needless to say, I have been blown away!  If it weren't my own head, I really wouldn't believe it.

So without further adieu....

CrAzY right?!?!?!  And this is after 18 days.....unbelievable!

So now, I can retrim my ends and layers, and photo journal of the rate my hair is growing, I'll be all natural by the end of the summer...

You can purchase this product from my website: and search for Hair Skin and Nails under the SKIN category.


Another thing I did this weekend was try a new product for my skin.  I have ALWAYS had stubborn clogged pores along the bottom of my chin, and on my right cheek near my nose, and NOTHING, I mean nothing has ever worked.  

I have tried numerous masks, oil cleansing, everything...and to no avail.  Until I ran across this product on Pinterest.

It literally pulls the gunk out of your face, and turns those areas dark black....yuck!'s super pricey!!  I would definitely suggest going to Sephora and getting a sample first!

I learned this weekend that while masks are good, they only do the work while they are on your face.  Once you rinse it off, it stops doing its magic.  So I asked the lady what I could do about my pesky pores, and she introduced me to this heavenly, amazing, has my utmost respect for life product, Picture POREfect by Derma Doctor.

Trust me when I say this....nothing is this good!  I have tried everything, and I truly feel that this product, along with my Hair Skin and Nails supplements, has my skin in the best condition it has ever been!  The wonderful ladies (or gentlemen) at Sephora can hook you up with a sample for this as well!!!  I will forever sing its praises.  My pores are looking smaller, things are clearing up...I'm all smiles!


Now, this is a fun part!  My long time friend Rebecca Ross just started a new, fun venture as a Jamberry Nails Consultant.  This product is made in the USA, free of all the things nail polish and the like brings, and comes in over 350 fun wraps for your nails and toes.  There's even a Juniors line.  

The possibilities and combinations are endless, and you can check out my online party by clicking this link:

Check them won't be sorry!  

I've got these beauties headed my way, and I can't wait to try them out and do a review for you!

Well....what do you think?  Are you wanting to give any of these products a try?  Let me know in the comments!!!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Break 2014...

I commit to write more!  I have so much to say, and Jesus and I have such sweet moments, but sadly, the majority of them are tucked away in my journal…

This SB is super low key.  I'll be traveling to Killeen/Cove tomorrow for a One Team One Mission which is a presentation my amazing company puts on.  I am so excited about that.  Network marketing has changed my life.  If you have not truly done any research on legitimate network marketing companies, and if you desire to create wealth for generations to come…..may I suggest a couple of books for you to check out.  These are in no particular order, but amazing books of the field.

But enough about that….I wanted to talk to you about something my church is doing.  We are opening a new campus in Katy, and are just in a major phase of REBUILD…which is actually our 'theme' of this year if you will.

This made me so happy because around the end of October, beginning of November 2013, God kept giving me the word RESTORATION…(read: Psalm 90:15, Isaiah 61), so I was excited to learn more about the story of Nehemiah, and his work on the wall, and just the faith that he showed during that time when he was doubted publicly.

At first, I was like well what are you 'restoring' Lord?  Well, it turns out, plenty…a lot….more than I imagined…ha!

There are so many things I'd like to share, but it won't make sense, and some things aren't write aboutable…lol yet, so I'm sorry if I sound cryptic.  But, our entire church family is undergoing a 40 day fast.  It's not a total water fast (hallelujah), but it is pretty hefty by my Chuy's and sweet tea measuring stick.  But y'all, I am so excited about it.  I have very specific spiritual goals.  I am so ready to see what God will do during this time.  How my faith will grow, how prayers I have prayed for months, even years will be answered.  It just makes my heart leap.

We have a prayer call every day at noon.  I missed today's, but I have set my alarm to not miss another. Oh, and one more thing…remember how I told you that I'm studying James in this season??!  WOW---talk about conviction, slicing through my flesh, and pride, and just cutting me deep on how I treat others….it's getting ugly y'all, but I love it.  It has always been my favorite book of the Bible, but I am seeing it in a totally new light.  I am enjoying traveling the pages alone, just me and Jesus…taking my time.  Marinating…not rushing trying to meet a group study deadline…it's been great!

If you are looking for a challenge, and to be called to the carpet over and over again, I highly recommend it. 

Finally, I am going natural with my hair!  I have begun the transitioning process, and my goal is to not do a big chop!  Mostly because my hair is no lie, the longest it has ever been, and I have a decent texture of hair, and there's no need to chop it all off.  I have healthy relaxed hair.  I am transitioning because in case you haven't noticed, I am pretty much all natural anything I can be, and also, I think it will be cute…lol…don't judge me!  

Like most things I do, I am all over studying the best way to transition, the best products, the best hair vitamins, and the best regimen…I am so excited!  We have a great store in Houston called Tendrils and Curls, and I visited her and she was able to point me in the direction on a couple of products.  Other than that, I have just watched a zillion YouTube videos.  

I am also going to record my own journey and post it on YouTube…just because I want to always remember this time.  Lucky for me my company has our own hair vitamins, and they are top notch.  Here's a pic of my hair growth after 6 days of taking the vitamins.

I am going to use flexi rods tonight, and lots of cute headbands!  Stay tuned to see how this plays out!

Well, I have talked about a million things in this post.  I'll be back with more to share….after all, 40 days of fasting and a laundry list of things to cover in prayer are destined to bring a new something….I can't wait!

Later gators!!!  <>< J