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23 April 2015

FeelinBeautifulin5

This mask is great!!



A recent trip to the mailbox revealed a #VoxBox (package, actually) from Influenster and Freeman Beauty. Imagine my surprise when I opened the package to reveal not one but FIVE fabulous masks! My favorite so far (yes, I still have one to try) is the Charcoal & Black Sugar Polishing Mask. These masks are available at freemanbeauty.com for under $2 - definitely a great add on to your beauty collection for those 'pamper me' days!

I still have one to try - Coffee & Chai Energizing Paper Eye Mask - looking forward to that!



Last one to try!


I received my masks from@Freemanbeauty and @Influenster for free to try and post an honest review!
#FeelinBeautifulin5
#contest


16 April 2015

Finding Your Way Back To God












The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren is one of my all-time favorite books, so to read his comment on this book's cover "Absolutely life-changing!" definitely made me sit up and take notice. I have to say, Dave and Jon Ferguson's Finding Your Way Back To God is seriously worth the read, in my opinion.

I challenge each of you who feel as if your connection with God is not what you want it to be to take this journey with me! The Brothers Ferguson start the book with a bang, reminding us on page 1 that we are not alone, and putting forth a challenge on the very next page to "see if God responds." They then boldly ask "Do you dare?"

I am a child of God. When I was 9, I proclaimed my belief and was baptized. Forty-plus years later, I'm still struggling with my identity. Do I believe? Absolutely! Am I a child of the King? Of course! Do I hear that small, still voice? Sometimes. Or at least I think I do. I want to.

The five awakenings - longing, regret, help, love, and life - are part of what the Ferguson brothers call a pattern for the "journey in God's direction." Did you forget about God? Or do you feel God forgot about you? The authors say that more than 90 percent of us believe, but do not feel as if we belong. Sound familiar? It did to me!

Longing - "There's got to be more." While I don't necessarily believe that life is supposed to be perfect, I do believe that there is more to this life than I am currently experiencing. What am I missing? I think a closer relationship God is that something more, and I am seeking Him.

Regret - "I wish I could start over." Surely I'm not the only person in the world who thinks this! There are so many moments in my life that, even now, make me shake my head in disbelief at my sheer stupidity. In God, I am made new, and my sins forgiven if I but ask and believe. If that isn't starting over, I don't know what is!

Help, Love, and Life. My explanation for these three? He can, He does, and HE IS. Find your way back. I invite you to take the journey with me. Need a copy of the book? It's available most anywhere Christian books are sold. Let me know if you can't find it and I'll see what I can do about getting you one. This book has touched a chord deep within, and I feel it needs sharing.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. ~ Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by Blogging for Books for review purposes. My review is my own opinion, and was required to be neither negative nor positive, simply honest.