~~Dr. Maya Angelou
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
~~Dr. Maya Angelou
The picture you have of yourself will always be fuzzy until you get a clear picture of God.
~~A paraphrase from A. W. Tozer
God gave us Jesus Christ to show us what sacrificial love looks like. He gave us dogs to show us what unconditional love looks like.
Photo by Naphy Joiner
Model: Sir Fritzer
Santa, how can I ask for anything for myself this Christmas when my fellow Californians have lost everything, including their lives, in the fire? My wish this Christmas is that you take good care of them.
Photography: Naphy Joiner, photographer extraordinaire
The measure of true faith
If God asked you to leave your comfort zone and follow Him without telling you your destination, will you do it?
"By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed .....and he went out, not knowing where he was going." Hebrews 11:8
As I was reading my Bible, a total stranger asked me, "Wow, not many people read the Bible these days; do you read your Bible everyday?" My response: only on days that end in Y :-).
What rule are you governed by?
A lady approached me today and said, "Don't you know that you can't wear white after Memorial Day?" I asked, who set that rule and why? She did not have an answer. I said to her, let me tell you about the rule that I am governed by. In fact, I can even tell you who said it and why He said it. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; love your neighbor as yourself." How did i do?
Stylin', wilin', livin' it up in the city
Got to kiss myself, I'm so pretty
I'm too hot
Called a police and a fireman
Say my name you know who I am
....You guessed it, Uptown Funk sung by Bruno Mars and written by Mark Ronson
"Help me want the Healer more than the healing
Help me want the Savior more than the saving
Help me want the Giver more than the giving
Help me want you Jesus more than anything"
~~Song by Natalie Grant (a cancer survivor)
Sehin Belew, Former Miss Ethiopia's Smart Guide to Beauty, Health and Fashion (Annotation Press, 2008)