Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bad moods happen

So, yesterday was a terrible, no good, very bad, rotten day. I had plans to go to my booth and put up some new items until hubby asked that I go to the food bank (he calls it the food shelter...whatever dude) and go through the process of getting some groceries. It wouldn't be that bad except, it's normally about a 4 hour process and I might be able to eat a handful of the food we get. Being poor takes TIME. A great deal of time. You wait in line for everything and you're there with everyone else who is struggling under the oppressive yoke of Obama's 'Hope and Change'. I hope this all changes soon and we get back on our financial feet.
I normally start out in a good mood and end up cranky somewhere between 9-10p.m., unless I've had a nap. I'm not a night person. I'm not a 'wait in line with a bunch of strangers' person. I don't like going out of my house unless I absolutely must and that's usually to church or the grocery store. I'll leave the house to get fed spiritually and physically, but that's about it. I tried many times to 'take it to the Lord' but ended up taking back my bad attitude and spent the day aggravated and weepy. 'If our miracle would come I wouldn't have to go to the food bank'. Lord, where is our miracle? 'If my husband had a job I wouldn't need to go to the food bank'. Lord, where is my husband's job? If people would buy my art, we wouldn't need to go to the food bank. Lord, where are You? where is the miracle, the job, the people who want to buy my art? Where? Where? Where?
Today I am in a much better mood. We are still unemployed. Still no buyers for my art...yet! And there is food bank food sitting in my cupboards and on my kitchen floor. We are now participating in the local food stamp program. Pride? What pride? We are brought low, but He lifts us high. We are learning contentment. LINK
'I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.'
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Philippians 4:11

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Women ARE allowed to preach the gospel!

 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. . . . It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 3:28; 5:1).

If you are a woman called to preach, take heart, Jesus supports you!
Here are links to a two part article on the Internet from, of all places, the conservative Wesleyan church on the matter.
PART 1

PART 2 

Go get 'em ladies!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

What I'm doing for my skin these days

I used to be what they call, 'An Independent Beauty Consultant', for that cosmetic company that gives away pink cars. Of course I used their products and they worked, for the most part. I still had occasional breakouts on my chin, but it really did a great job on making the skin on my cheeks smooth. I have large pores and have been breakout prone since puberty hit. I'm now 47. I've had breakouts for decades! Not cool. While I did not start using the product I'm writing about today to eliminate my pimples, it seems to be having that side effect...so far...a little bit. The reason why I did buy the product is for the patch of dark skin forming on my jaw line, and to help eliminate my farmer's tan. Yep... I bought a skin lightening cream. Dr. Fred SUMMIT's Skin Whitener Tone and Bleach Cream.  I think I've only applied it about 3-4 times max over a time period of2 weeks and there is already a significant difference in the texture of my skin. I don't think I've ever used anything that worked so fast.
For some reason, I'm not sure if it's food allergies or what, I have rough skin on my cheeks and chin. This Dr. Summit's cream has made my skin feel smooth. I'm really surprised. Also, I've been using it on my upper arms that were rough and they are also smoother than before I started using the cream. I was concerned about the ingredients so I looked it up on the Internet. Here are two links, one to the ingredients (and concerns) about what is in Mary Kay Timewise vs. what is in Dr. Summit's cream. Mary Kay Timewise system is about $75.00 or more while the Dr. Summit's is less than $3.00.
I'm not trying to sell anyone anything and I'm not getting nay compensation for talking about Dr. Summit's face cream. I've just been frustrated for ever about my facial skin and I hope this cream will continue to give me good results. If anything changes, I of course will up date you on it and let you know what has happened.
I was just expecting this, Dr. Summit's cream to fade the age spots. The information sheet in the box said it would improve the appearance of my complexion  and it has.
Mary Kay LINK
Dr. Summit LINK