I am so proud of my little sister Brittany Jay who is young and on fire for the lord. She has almost 8,000 followers on her High Heels & High Standards Facebook page.She isn't trying to make a name for herself..She is all about pulling out the red carpet for the real superstar Jesus Christ!! She has recently did her first webshow online. Please check out her blog, videos, & facebook page.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
"So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace."-Romans 6:14-15
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
2 Swimwear Queens will be crowned
2 Model Queens will be crowned
2 Talent Queens will be crowned"
PLUS!! Two Supremes!!
Pageant is Open to Residents of the Georgia Only!
Baby Miss NW Georgia Palm Queen (0-23 Mo)
Teeny Miss NW Georgia Queen ( 2-3 )
Tiny Miss NW Georgia Palm Queen ( 4 - 6 )
Little Miss NW Georgia Palm Queen ( 7 - 9 )
Junior Miss Georgia Palm Queen (10-12)
Teen Miss NW Georgia Palm Queen(13-16)
Miss NW Georgia Palm Queen( 17- 23 Years Old )
Mrs. NW Georgia Palm Queen( 21 -Up & Married )
"Plus 6 Miss NW Georgia Tropical Palm Titles will be awarded*
1 Little Miss NW Georgia Tropical Palm Queen (Swimwear) Ages 0 - 9 years old
1 Miss NW Georgia Tropical Palm Queen (Swimwear) Ages 10 - up
1 Little Miss NW Georgia Tropical Queen (Model) Ages 0 - 9 years old
1 Miss NW Georgia Tropical Palm Queen (Model) Ages 10 - up
1 Miss NW Georgia Tropical Palm Queen (Talent) Ages 0-9
1 Miss NW Georgia Tropical Palm Queen (Talent) Ages 10-up
The one Contestant with the highest score in Modeling will have NW Model of the Year added to her banner.
Must enter both competitions to be eligible.
Peoples Choice Voting is $1.00 per vote.
Modeling Talent and Swimwear ARE OPTIONAL
All 8 division Queens & the Model, Talent & Swimwear Queens will receive a beautiful official Miss NW Georgia Palm crown, Banner, and continue on to the Miss Georgia Palm State Pageant on St Simons Island in August! AND all prelim winners are eligible to compete at Nationals in Panama City, Florida.
"You must enter at least 2 of the onstage optional competitions to be eligible for Supreme "
Swimwear & Modeling & Talent OPTIONAL
Little Miss NW Georgia Tropical Palm Queen Competition: Ages 0-6
Jr. Miss NW Georgia Tropical Palm Queen Competition: Ages 7-12
Miss NW Georgia Tropical Palm Queen Competition: Ages 13-Up
No experience is necessary to compete in the Miss NW Georgia Palm Pageant! It is an at large pageant and open to anyone within the state of Georgia, and goes on to STATE AND NATIONAL SOUTHERN MISS!
The Miss Georgia Palm Scholarship Pageant is designed as a premier pageant system to support Crowns for Education through Scholarships and teamwork to make a difference in the world.
Email the director for your contestant packet
firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the link below
Sunday, November 6, 2011
" All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper[ , and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved."-Acts 2:42-47
We learn from the above scriptures that gathering together with other Believers is a good thing. The Early Church in the New Testament devoted themselves to the teachings of the apostles, they assembled together in prayer, they shared their possessions giving to those in need, they genuinely praised God, enjoyed the fellowship of all people, and because of that they were powerful and received great growth. A strong church is built upon a solid foundation of Jesus Christ. It consists of Pastors and Leaders who are submitted to God's will, who are good shepherds according to the bible, preaching of the gospel, focused on equipping people, authenticy, outreach to the community, and understands the pupose of ministry. Also, majority of the People in the Congregation are being challenged, edified, on fire, growing spirtually, walking in love, walking in unity, reaching out to others, and picking up their cross. When a church is functioning the way God intended it to be it affects those who are apart of it and also infiltrates out into community. I've moved to a new location almost a few months ago. Although I wasn't looking for a perfect church, there were several things I was looking for in a new church. My checklist consisted of a pastor that passionate about his relationship with Christ, a place where the gospel is preached/sound doctrine, a multi racial church, realness, a sensing of the Holy Spirit presence, good children's church, equipping of the believers, and heavy involvement in transforming the community! My husband, son, and I have attended this church about six times. So far we absolutely like the church. Everytime we attend service the worship has been great and there is definitely a sensing of God's presence evident. Also the preaching has been really good. The sermons usually encourages, edifies, and challenge us. A few times when we attended there were circumstances we we're experiencing in our personal lives that happened to be mention in the sermon. It totally enourage us to keep running the race and to not throw in the towel. The children's church has also been impressive. My son has been learning and challenged. They have their own Praise And Worship service. Now I know there may be somethings in the future we won't necessary agree with all the time. Thats okay as long as it doesn't compromise with the standard of whats in that bible. So I want to encourage those who have had bad experience or want to give up on churches to be encouraged. Our faith and hope shouldn't be in a Pastor or a Church building in the first place. Put your hope in Christ, get in your word, and seek him for guidance! I encourage you to continue to walk in love, forgive, and don't separate yourself from other Believers. Live a radical life for Jesus, let his light shine through you, and focus on being his vessel in this world!http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/CBNTeachingSheets/Choosing_A_Church.aspx
Friday, November 4, 2011
I have finally experience freedom from my hair being addicted to creamy crack!LOL I'm so serious. But, at the same time I'm totally kidding. I remember being a young girl and my mama would straighten my hair with a hot comb on the stove. I had a head full of thick, black, and long hair. Boy, was I scared every time she grabbed that comb and put it through my hair. I could feel the steam rising and tried my best to sit still so, i wouldn't get burnt. When she finished my hair it was so worth it. My hair would be straight until, the humidity of Atlanta's weather attacked it. Once that happen, it would be frizzy and puffy again. By the time I was seven years old, my mama decided to put a relaxer in my hair. I was so excited. I wouldn’t have to go through the torture of having my hair straighten anymore. It would now be straight for a long time. I remember looking in the mirror for the first time after getting my relaxer. I felt so beautiful and was amazed to see my hair. Although, I loved having my hair being relaxed there were many things I didn’t like about it. I usually had my hair retouched every 6-8 weeks. I couldn’t scratch my scalp a few days before I got it. If I did my scalp would burn and I would receive sores in the places that I scratch. It also took a lengthy amount of time to apply and rinse all of it out of my hair. If any of it was left in my hair it could cause ball spots. I also hated the smell. My hair would smell like chemicals for days. When it rain or my hair got wet it would ruin my hair style. Most of my life I relaxed my hair. I was pregnant with my son seven years ago and I didn’t use a relaxer during my pregnancy. I didn’t want to take the chances of using those chemcals while I was pregnant. But, once I delivered him I went back to the Creamy Crack!LOL I was in the valley of decision for a long time, before I actually decided to go totally natural. About seven months ago, I made up my mind to go natural. I was sick and tired of having to put a relaxer in my hair. My hair is so thick and I rarely like relaxing it myself. So I usually went to the hair salon and it was expensive keeping it done. I discussed it with my husband, he was supportive, so I begin doing research on natural hair care. I begin researching information on websites and watching YouTube tutorials. My hair was a few inches below my shoulder. One day I came home from work and decided that I would cut a few inches off. So with the help of my husband, my hair was cut into a bob. I received many compliments but, my goal was to go natural. I knew once I begin the journey of chopping off inches there was no turning back. I made up my mind to decrease my use of blow dryers and flat irons during the transition process. I tried different styles. Some people liked my hair and some wasn’t a fan of it. But, I made up my mind that I was doing it for myself. I wanted my hair to be healthy and to be free of that process. I would read interviews from Biracial and African American celebrities who had curly or kinky hair. Many of them would state that it still isn’t widely accepted in the Entertainment Industry to wear their hair in its natural state. Although there are many African American Women who are now embracing their natural hair. Some are still ashamed and embarrassed to show their hair in its natural state. As if, they don’t feel beautiful unless their hair is straight. I’ll be honest before I begun this journey I felt the same way too. I was scared to wear my hair in its natural state. I had no idea how I would look. Then I begin to contemplate that God created my hair like this and I wanted to embrace it. I was tired of being in bondage when I go to the beach having to cover my hair or when it was humid outside it would mess up my hair. So for several months I wore different transition hairstyles and micro twists with extensions. I wanted my relaxer to grow out before I decided what to do. For months I went back and forth on what I should do with my hair. Would I do the Big Chop and cut it all off? Or Would I go through the slow process of letting the relaxer grow completely out of my hair? One night sporadically, I decided to take my braids out and then I planned on cutting off the relaxed hair. I felt like I had some kahunas to do the Big Chop. At about 6:00 a.m. in the morning I cut off all the relaxer from my hair. I had a few inches of new growth. I was in shocked of how my hair was looking as I cut the hair off. When I finished my hair was a super, thick, mini afro. I felt such liberation. I experience a measure of freedom. I looked in the mirror I felt beautiful. I had no make up or earrings on to enhance my beauty. In the future I will still wear wigs and weaves at times. But, I have been delivered from the creamy crack also known as a relaxer. I know in this blog I picked fun at relaxers but, I don’t condemn anyone who chooses to use it. I’m embracing this journey and the freedom I feel from being natural! Bye Bye Creamy Crack!! My hair no longer needs you!