Nearly Hair
“Nothing, is what it appears to be, when it's only with your eyes you see.”
― N'Zuri Za Austin

Summer Hair Style #2

Sunday, July 31, 2011


I thought to myself today about all of the trials I faced as I started my hair journey. Some of these trials consisted of product errors or even downfalls that were associated with my hair regimen.
Just like anyone else, there will always be blocks in our journeys but I think its time for me to put together a little series to help a fellow natural out. Almost like a starter kit.. or Naturals for Dummies (for lack of a better term).
Does this mean that this is geared to those of us who just did a big chop!
Not at all
Everyday of my hair journey constitutes as a new day because there are more barriers like the sun or obstacles I have to encounter like tangles. This meaning, anyone can enjoy the 101’s and ins and outs of this series!
Lesson one: Finding your purpose and making a plan
Going “natural” or being “natural” in my opinion is a life style. A life style that not only allows you to explore your hair but your inner being. One true wonder of life that people find most difficult to understand or grasp is purpose. Whether is be finding a purpose in your finances or finding purpose in life it self, it is sometimes hard to truly understand what our true meaning is.
So before you rush to go pick up the tangle teezer at your beauty supply store or even a steamer, stop and ask yourself, “What is my purpose for my hair?” With this question comes many other tag a longs like… what are my hair goals? Is my hair healthy the way it is?

Once you begin to question yourself, the questions you come up with should ultimately reveal the answers you need. Meaning that these specific questions you are asking the pertain to your hair would not come up if you didn’t have a concern for it.
Once you address your concerns analyze them and make a plan! There is no reason to sit around with hopes that things will magically appear before you. You have to get into action. You got the ingredients so make a recipe!
If your plan is to have healthier hair, what steps are you willing to take to achieve this goal? Now I don’t expect everyone to know scientific information on how to grow hair healthy, but simple plans that have “making a regimen” on a list is a step in the right direction.
Homework: Fold  a piece of paper in half. On one side right questions on what you think the purpose of your hair might be to you and your goals for it. On the other side input steps and a plan that will help you fulfill your purpose. Hang it on your mirror to remind yourself of these steps daily!

*Remember that a newly natural could be anyone! Everyday is a new opportunity to start over on your hair journey.

Newly natural 101: Lesson 1

Friday, July 29, 2011


I thought to myself today about all of the trials I faced as I started my hair journey. Some of these trials consisted of product errors or even downfalls that were associated with my hair regimen.
Just like anyone else, there will always be blocks in our journeys but I think its time for me to put together a little series to help a fellow natural out. Almost like a starter kit.. or Naturals for Dummies (for lack of a better term).
Does this mean that this is geared to those of us who just did a big chop!
Not at all
Everyday of my hair journey constitutes as a new day because there are more barriers like the sun or obstacles I have to encounter like tangles. This meaning, anyone can enjoy the 101’s and ins and outs of this series!
Lesson one: Finding your purpose and making a plan
Going “natural” or being “natural” in my opinion is a life style. A life style that not only allows you to explore your hair but your inner being. One true wonder of life that people find most difficult to understand or grasp is purpose. Whether is be finding a purpose in your finances or finding purpose in life it self, it is sometimes hard to truly understand what our true meaning is.
So before you rush to go pick up the tangle teezer at your beauty supply store or even a steamer, stop and ask yourself, “What is my purpose for my hair?” With this question comes many other tag a longs like… what are my hair goals? Is my hair healthy the way it is?

Once you begin to question yourself, the questions you come up with should ultimately reveal the answers you need. Meaning that these specific questions you are asking the pertain to your hair would not come up if you didn’t have a concern for it.
Once you address your concerns analyze them and make a plan! There is no reason to sit around with hopes that things will magically appear before you. You have to get into action. You got the ingredients so make a recipe!
If your plan is to have healthier hair, what steps are you willing to take to achieve this goal? Now I don’t expect everyone to know scientific information on how to grow hair healthy, but simple plans that have “making a regimen” on a list is a step in the right direction.
Homework: Fold  a piece of paper in half. On one side right questions on what you think the purpose of your hair might be to you and your goals for it. On the other side input steps and a plan that will help you fulfill your purpose. Hang it on your mirror to remind yourself of these steps daily!

*Remember that a newly natural could be anyone! Everyday is a new opportunity to start over on your hair journey.

July Updates/ Length Check



EcoStyler was the styling agent

A sneak peak at my hair shingled/ smoothing technique

Thursday, July 28, 2011


EcoStyler was the styling agent
lyric
My name is Lyric Shanez Marshall and I was born October 1st in the year 1996. I’m a 9th grade high school student at Early College Academy and I’m very active in my Church and I LOVE God with my mind, body, and soul. I also am a praise dancer and have been dancing since the age of three. I love being able to praise God in my own unique way.
When did you first fall in love with God?
When I was 13 years old, which actually wasn’t too long ago. It all happened when I finally decided to tell my mom that I had been sexually molested. It was something that she wasn’t ready to hear at the time, I don’t think any mother would like to hear her daughter has been sexually molested but I always thought my mom was a strong woman, and I didn’t expect the reaction that I got. It was then when I decided to turn to God, get on my knees and pray.
In the beginning of your walk with Christ was it something you took seriously?
I didn’t take my walk with Christ seriously at all at first.. until one day at a church lock in a minister sensed my spirit in the room during alter prayer… she called my problem out (not being able to forgive myself after being molested) and I burst into tears and I couldn’t control it. It was then when I decided I was going to take my walk with Christ more seriously than before.
Were you always a part of the church community?
Yes, I have been a part of the church community since I was born.
Is it hard being young and living by the word of Christ?
It is because it is so many things that are available to us in this generation than in the previous generations. Boys know what they want when they want it and if they don’t get it you’re pretty much categorized as being lame or scary or whatever else just because you refuse to live against the word.
Tell us about a time you saw the Lord work a miracle in your life or someone else’s?
I have seen the Lord work miracles in my own life because at one time I couldn’t forgive myself for some of the sins I committed and it was hard for me to pray and ask the Lord to forgive me because I couldn’t forgive myself and as time went by I slowly began to forgive myself and I found it easier to ask God for forgiveness.
For you, what is the best part of being a Christian?
The best part about being a Christian is being able to encourage others while you encourage yourself, being able to know your purpose and live it out, and constantly having encounters with miracles and blessings.
Why do you feel many young people are straying or avoiding the church? What do you think we can do to help?
I think young people avoid the church because most of the time they aren’t accepted there. People mostly say you can’t learn anything from a younger person in the church which always leads us astray. I think instead of older people in the church discouraging younger people in the church the way they do then the church would have more young people than they do now. I also think that younger people wouldn’t have a problem with coming to church.

What’s your favorite scripture?
Romans 8:18 - I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Finish this sentence… Christ is like_____
Having a friend who will never leave, betray, or hurt you, but who will love you forever.

Follow her on Twitter: @GodsChild_Lyric

Her name is Lyric… The Redeemed

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

lyric
My name is Lyric Shanez Marshall and I was born October 1st in the year 1996. I’m a 9th grade high school student at Early College Academy and I’m very active in my Church and I LOVE God with my mind, body, and soul. I also am a praise dancer and have been dancing since the age of three. I love being able to praise God in my own unique way.
When did you first fall in love with God?
When I was 13 years old, which actually wasn’t too long ago. It all happened when I finally decided to tell my mom that I had been sexually molested. It was something that she wasn’t ready to hear at the time, I don’t think any mother would like to hear her daughter has been sexually molested but I always thought my mom was a strong woman, and I didn’t expect the reaction that I got. It was then when I decided to turn to God, get on my knees and pray.
In the beginning of your walk with Christ was it something you took seriously?
I didn’t take my walk with Christ seriously at all at first.. until one day at a church lock in a minister sensed my spirit in the room during alter prayer… she called my problem out (not being able to forgive myself after being molested) and I burst into tears and I couldn’t control it. It was then when I decided I was going to take my walk with Christ more seriously than before.
Were you always a part of the church community?
Yes, I have been a part of the church community since I was born.
Is it hard being young and living by the word of Christ?
It is because it is so many things that are available to us in this generation than in the previous generations. Boys know what they want when they want it and if they don’t get it you’re pretty much categorized as being lame or scary or whatever else just because you refuse to live against the word.
Tell us about a time you saw the Lord work a miracle in your life or someone else’s?
I have seen the Lord work miracles in my own life because at one time I couldn’t forgive myself for some of the sins I committed and it was hard for me to pray and ask the Lord to forgive me because I couldn’t forgive myself and as time went by I slowly began to forgive myself and I found it easier to ask God for forgiveness.
For you, what is the best part of being a Christian?
The best part about being a Christian is being able to encourage others while you encourage yourself, being able to know your purpose and live it out, and constantly having encounters with miracles and blessings.
Why do you feel many young people are straying or avoiding the church? What do you think we can do to help?
I think young people avoid the church because most of the time they aren’t accepted there. People mostly say you can’t learn anything from a younger person in the church which always leads us astray. I think instead of older people in the church discouraging younger people in the church the way they do then the church would have more young people than they do now. I also think that younger people wouldn’t have a problem with coming to church.

What’s your favorite scripture?
Romans 8:18 - I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Finish this sentence… Christ is like_____
Having a friend who will never leave, betray, or hurt you, but who will love you forever.

Follow her on Twitter: @GodsChild_Lyric
I want to say Congrats to you Ms. Hill for birthing a blessed boy on the 23rd of July! Despite the health scares and baby daddy drama, I still believe its a blessing to bring life into the world.

With that being said though... who is the little one gonna call Daddy? Time will tell...


She is still beautiful even with a belly.. (that's no longer there woo hoo!!)

Lauryn is my Obsession Ill tell ya that much

Monday, July 25, 2011

I want to say Congrats to you Ms. Hill for birthing a blessed boy on the 23rd of July! Despite the health scares and baby daddy drama, I still believe its a blessing to bring life into the world.

With that being said though... who is the little one gonna call Daddy? Time will tell...


She is still beautiful even with a belly.. (that's no longer there woo hoo!!)
FNO

Fashion Night Out 2011

Reminiscence The Good Ole’ Days #2

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

FNO

Fashion Night Out 2011
I see it. I try it. That simple.
So when I saw Solange’s box braid style… I absolutely HAD to try it. Although it wasn’t a complete fail, I do admit that I could have done a better job. This was however my first attempt so I am very proud. I kept them in for two and a half weeks. There was no way they would have stayed longer considering the fact that my hair was literally overriding the weave.
To maintain I used:
African Braid Spray—Kept both my hair and braids soft (twice a day)
Oyin Handmade’s Juices And Berries Leave-in In Conditioner (every morning)
Castor Oil
Karens Body Beautiful Ambrosia--- only once a week… You can dilute with water in a spray bottle to moisturize

Next time I am going for the poetic justice look as well although they are similar…. I will leave this up to the professionals to make better use of the style period.

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sooange3janetbraids

Box Braid attempt

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I see it. I try it. That simple.
So when I saw Solange’s box braid style… I absolutely HAD to try it. Although it wasn’t a complete fail, I do admit that I could have done a better job. This was however my first attempt so I am very proud. I kept them in for two and a half weeks. There was no way they would have stayed longer considering the fact that my hair was literally overriding the weave.
To maintain I used:
African Braid Spray—Kept both my hair and braids soft (twice a day)
Oyin Handmade’s Juices And Berries Leave-in In Conditioner (every morning)
Castor Oil
Karens Body Beautiful Ambrosia--- only once a week… You can dilute with water in a spray bottle to moisturize

Next time I am going for the poetic justice look as well although they are similar…. I will leave this up to the professionals to make better use of the style period.

DSCN0462DSCN0465
sooange3janetbraids

And again it's Solange and her box braids coming from London's Club Merah

Just Touched down from London Town

Monday, July 18, 2011


And again it's Solange and her box braids coming from London's Club Merah
Curious about how the results where after mid day? Stay tuned for the next vid.....

My Flat Twist out

Curious about how the results where after mid day? Stay tuned for the next vid.....
I mean its Tristan wilds.. that’s all I can say. Thanks to my Best friend, he pointed out that Mr. Wilds did a shoot for Vibes and thought I must see it. Now the picture in its essence is art..the article… I don’t know… never read it so I may have to pick it up.
Other than that.. I would give you background on this young motivated individual but I want you to judge this cover because a picture is worth a thousand words!
Tristan-Wild
Oh and Yes this is the gentlemen who put a smile on my face a year ago when he wished me a happy bday!!
tristanwilstweet

I am not obsessed though I swear.. just in awe on his goals… yes I pay attention to those things… lol

Its Talent on a spread…Tristan Wilds

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I mean its Tristan wilds.. that’s all I can say. Thanks to my Best friend, he pointed out that Mr. Wilds did a shoot for Vibes and thought I must see it. Now the picture in its essence is art..the article… I don’t know… never read it so I may have to pick it up.
Other than that.. I would give you background on this young motivated individual but I want you to judge this cover because a picture is worth a thousand words!
Tristan-Wild
Oh and Yes this is the gentlemen who put a smile on my face a year ago when he wished me a happy bday!!
tristanwilstweet

I am not obsessed though I swear.. just in awe on his goals… yes I pay attention to those things… lol
This weeks diary!
diabetes-weight-loss
So far…so great!
I have been abiding by the rules and I definitely feel as if I am making progress. Below you can find a little overview on how I executed the plan I had here.

My Lows this week:
  • French Fries (Not that its bad its that I felt bad eating it lol
  • Overload on Cookies
  • Excessive dumplings
My Highs:
  • My water intake levels are great
My Exercises:
  • Tuesday: Hula Hoop for 20 minutes and Crunches
  • Wednesday: Nothing
  • Thursday: Dance Practice 2hrs
  • Friday: Nothing
  • Saturday: P90x 45 mins
  • Sunday: Nothing
  • Monday: Nothing
  • Tuesday: Hula Hoop exercises and abs
Total weight lost: Who knows… who’s counting lol   Smile with tongue out
My health level: 5/10

Yes I have more Lows than high.. but I am making progress which is what my goals are.

July Judgment Week 1

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This weeks diary!
diabetes-weight-loss
So far…so great!
I have been abiding by the rules and I definitely feel as if I am making progress. Below you can find a little overview on how I executed the plan I had here.

My Lows this week:
  • French Fries (Not that its bad its that I felt bad eating it lol
  • Overload on Cookies
  • Excessive dumplings
My Highs:
  • My water intake levels are great
My Exercises:
  • Tuesday: Hula Hoop for 20 minutes and Crunches
  • Wednesday: Nothing
  • Thursday: Dance Practice 2hrs
  • Friday: Nothing
  • Saturday: P90x 45 mins
  • Sunday: Nothing
  • Monday: Nothing
  • Tuesday: Hula Hoop exercises and abs
Total weight lost: Who knows… who’s counting lol   Smile with tongue out
My health level: 5/10

Yes I have more Lows than high.. but I am making progress which is what my goals are.
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I miss you my little ring on nose

Reminiscence The Good Ole’ Days #1

Monday, July 11, 2011

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I miss you my little ring on nose
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Guys the giveaway is still on! Don’t sleep on me now. But now I have added an additional way to enter.
If you become a subscriber/ follower of my blog you can now gain an additional entry to enter the giveaway.
Be sure to comment here in this video your google friends connect name to be counted!!

Oyin Handmade Giveaway update!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

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Guys the giveaway is still on! Don’t sleep on me now. But now I have added an additional way to enter.
If you become a subscriber/ follower of my blog you can now gain an additional entry to enter the giveaway.
Be sure to comment here in this video your google friends connect name to be counted!!

Lately I haven't been looking at myself in the mirror and im noticing that Im losing my good shape. Hopefully I don't come off as another conceited weight conscious female but guys... my hips don't lie...
I'M GETTING PLUMP
Notice how I didn't say fat. Not gaining weight is not a bad thing. But in my eyes I loved the figure I had before. I am really letting myself go. Usually I would workout three times a week or so but now the only thing that has been working is my hunger and desire to eat all the time.. i mean ALL THE TIME.
I may have some people who bash me for what I am going to say but guys its time for a diet.
Now I don;t want to hear all that mumble jumble about how, you must love yourself and not care about what others think....
Well Duh, I don't but I do care about what my body thinks. That's right.. and right now my body thinks im lazy and needs to maintain my health.

For the next week I am taking baby steps. Those big drastic diets never work for me, and jumping into the big workout plans are a number sign fail for me as well. That's why I am creating a regimen for a week to see how I do. In some what of a behavior modification approach instead of flooding.

For now I only have a few rules.

  1. No eating HEAVY meals after 7:30pm--- My schedule is pretty hectic so I can't always eat a healthy portion for dinner so therefore a light meal like cereal might be implemented here.
  2. Water for 2 Meals--- I don't usually have a problem with drinking water but lately i haven't been drinking enough, not saying I am subbing it for juice, I am just saying that I need to drink more.
  3. Physical activity for 4 out of 7 days of the week. Now this can include a hour walk or even straight exercise. the time duration is solely up to me
  4. A fruit with at least one of the three meals--- Fruits are healthy Point blank
  5. Heavy carbs in the A.M---this way i am able to burn them off throughout the day and they wont just sit in my stomach
That's it! No one these are guaranteed to work but I do know that when I have taken this approach before my body has felt ten times better than it does now. Do notice how this is not an entire weight loss plan but more of an attempt to get "Healthy" again, with the hopes to drop a couple pounds and reshape my Bod-ay!

Wanna Join the week challenge! Jump on board and comment letting me know I am not alone in this journey!

The July judgement begins...

July Judgement #health

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Lately I haven't been looking at myself in the mirror and im noticing that Im losing my good shape. Hopefully I don't come off as another conceited weight conscious female but guys... my hips don't lie...
I'M GETTING PLUMP
Notice how I didn't say fat. Not gaining weight is not a bad thing. But in my eyes I loved the figure I had before. I am really letting myself go. Usually I would workout three times a week or so but now the only thing that has been working is my hunger and desire to eat all the time.. i mean ALL THE TIME.
I may have some people who bash me for what I am going to say but guys its time for a diet.
Now I don;t want to hear all that mumble jumble about how, you must love yourself and not care about what others think....
Well Duh, I don't but I do care about what my body thinks. That's right.. and right now my body thinks im lazy and needs to maintain my health.

For the next week I am taking baby steps. Those big drastic diets never work for me, and jumping into the big workout plans are a number sign fail for me as well. That's why I am creating a regimen for a week to see how I do. In some what of a behavior modification approach instead of flooding.

For now I only have a few rules.

  1. No eating HEAVY meals after 7:30pm--- My schedule is pretty hectic so I can't always eat a healthy portion for dinner so therefore a light meal like cereal might be implemented here.
  2. Water for 2 Meals--- I don't usually have a problem with drinking water but lately i haven't been drinking enough, not saying I am subbing it for juice, I am just saying that I need to drink more.
  3. Physical activity for 4 out of 7 days of the week. Now this can include a hour walk or even straight exercise. the time duration is solely up to me
  4. A fruit with at least one of the three meals--- Fruits are healthy Point blank
  5. Heavy carbs in the A.M---this way i am able to burn them off throughout the day and they wont just sit in my stomach
That's it! No one these are guaranteed to work but I do know that when I have taken this approach before my body has felt ten times better than it does now. Do notice how this is not an entire weight loss plan but more of an attempt to get "Healthy" again, with the hopes to drop a couple pounds and reshape my Bod-ay!

Wanna Join the week challenge! Jump on board and comment letting me know I am not alone in this journey!

The July judgement begins...
To my surprise Today is not only the day where America gained its independence but tis also the National Afro Day!
AFRO independence
After listening to Ria, one of the founders/facilitators of National Afro Day , I am learning that this day is dedicated to the unification of the fro for women all over. It is a symbol of how our hair grows naturally out of our heads.
Some people totally disregard this day because they don’t believe that there is a need to wear afro’s…although this was not the intended purpose… Ria continues to enforce the National day to push for unification. Its not another black power or clown look but the pride we have in our hair. Unfortunately Toni is in braids BUT next year I will definitely have it in free form so that I can participate…. unfortunately My Diana ross wig can’t fit over this either.

Other than that Happy Independence day!!!

Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2011

To my surprise Today is not only the day where America gained its independence but tis also the National Afro Day!
AFRO independence
After listening to Ria, one of the founders/facilitators of National Afro Day , I am learning that this day is dedicated to the unification of the fro for women all over. It is a symbol of how our hair grows naturally out of our heads.
Some people totally disregard this day because they don’t believe that there is a need to wear afro’s…although this was not the intended purpose… Ria continues to enforce the National day to push for unification. Its not another black power or clown look but the pride we have in our hair. Unfortunately Toni is in braids BUT next year I will definitely have it in free form so that I can participate…. unfortunately My Diana ross wig can’t fit over this either.

Other than that Happy Independence day!!!

Here is a young lady I met from twitter who’s fire for Christ pulled me towards her light. Read her testimony and be blessed!
savanah
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am a Christian. I am 20 years old. I am a junior at a university. I live in Southern California. I love reading, learning, eating and loving.
When did you first fall in love with God?
I first fell in love with God during the summer of 2009. I went to a retreat for 3 days where I learned about God and how much He loves me and how Jesus died for me. How much he sacrificed for me. I began to understand the depth of His love for me.
In the beginning of your walk with Christ was it something you took seriously?
I did take it seriously. I knew I had to change. I grew up in the church but I never had a relationship with Christ until after the retreat, and after that, I became serious. Every day after that, I have been drawing closer and closer to Christ.
Were you always a part of the church community?
Yes, as mentioned above, I grew up in church. I participated in church events, activities, and organizations.
Is it hard being young and living by the word of Christ?
YES, very hard. In this world that we live in where sin and temptation is everywhere, it is difficult. I stay grounded by staying in the word and prayer. I ask God to strengthen my walk so I wont be conformed to this world but transformed within (Romans 12:2) It may be difficult but this walk is definitley worth it.
Tell us about a time you saw the Lord work a miracle in your life or someone else’s?
There is a woman in my church that had cancer. She went through treatments, got really sick, and through it all, the doctors saw no improvement. About a year later, the cancer completely went away! Despite what the doctors said, God had another plan. God has a plan for her life. God healed her so she could finish His work. This was truly a miracle and it inspires me. I know that God can and WILL heal!
For you, what is the best part of being a Christian?
The best part of being a Christian is experiencing Gods love. Knowing that I am loved unconditionally and no matter what I do, God is there, with open arms ready to pick me up everytime I fall. I have never experienced true love until I met Christ. Knowing Christ is amazing. I have a best friend that is ALWAYS there for me, cares for me, protects me, loves me. Experiencing so much love just inspires me to grow even more as a Christian and draw closer to God.
Why do you feel many young people are straying or avoiding the church? What do you think we can do to help?
I believe young people are straying away and avoiding the church because they dont want to be accountable to God. They are not ready for the responsibility that comes with Christian living. Living a Christian life isn't easy and I believe they are taking the "easy" way out. In the end, they will definitley reap the consequences. To help, older church members can try to mentor and teach the young people that are straying away how much Christ loves them. I believe that one on one talks will help. Also, fun Christian events will keep young people interested and wanting to know more about Christ.
What’s your favorite scripture?
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18! "Always be joyful. Pray continually and give thanks in ALL circumstances. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus."
Finish this sentence… Christ is like air. I cant breathe, can't live, can't function without Him!


Check her out on twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/glorious_heart

Her name is Shavannah… The Redeemed

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Here is a young lady I met from twitter who’s fire for Christ pulled me towards her light. Read her testimony and be blessed!
savanah
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am a Christian. I am 20 years old. I am a junior at a university. I live in Southern California. I love reading, learning, eating and loving.
When did you first fall in love with God?
I first fell in love with God during the summer of 2009. I went to a retreat for 3 days where I learned about God and how much He loves me and how Jesus died for me. How much he sacrificed for me. I began to understand the depth of His love for me.
In the beginning of your walk with Christ was it something you took seriously?
I did take it seriously. I knew I had to change. I grew up in the church but I never had a relationship with Christ until after the retreat, and after that, I became serious. Every day after that, I have been drawing closer and closer to Christ.
Were you always a part of the church community?
Yes, as mentioned above, I grew up in church. I participated in church events, activities, and organizations.
Is it hard being young and living by the word of Christ?
YES, very hard. In this world that we live in where sin and temptation is everywhere, it is difficult. I stay grounded by staying in the word and prayer. I ask God to strengthen my walk so I wont be conformed to this world but transformed within (Romans 12:2) It may be difficult but this walk is definitley worth it.
Tell us about a time you saw the Lord work a miracle in your life or someone else’s?
There is a woman in my church that had cancer. She went through treatments, got really sick, and through it all, the doctors saw no improvement. About a year later, the cancer completely went away! Despite what the doctors said, God had another plan. God has a plan for her life. God healed her so she could finish His work. This was truly a miracle and it inspires me. I know that God can and WILL heal!
For you, what is the best part of being a Christian?
The best part of being a Christian is experiencing Gods love. Knowing that I am loved unconditionally and no matter what I do, God is there, with open arms ready to pick me up everytime I fall. I have never experienced true love until I met Christ. Knowing Christ is amazing. I have a best friend that is ALWAYS there for me, cares for me, protects me, loves me. Experiencing so much love just inspires me to grow even more as a Christian and draw closer to God.
Why do you feel many young people are straying or avoiding the church? What do you think we can do to help?
I believe young people are straying away and avoiding the church because they dont want to be accountable to God. They are not ready for the responsibility that comes with Christian living. Living a Christian life isn't easy and I believe they are taking the "easy" way out. In the end, they will definitley reap the consequences. To help, older church members can try to mentor and teach the young people that are straying away how much Christ loves them. I believe that one on one talks will help. Also, fun Christian events will keep young people interested and wanting to know more about Christ.
What’s your favorite scripture?
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18! "Always be joyful. Pray continually and give thanks in ALL circumstances. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus."
Finish this sentence… Christ is like air. I cant breathe, can't live, can't function without Him!


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Today curly nikki had a blog post that listed the “criteria” for being obsessed with you natural hair. I couldn’t even get through to the last thing!
I laughed so hard because it described me to a Tee! I mean to a T! I believe that most newly naturals might just be in the same predicament. But who’s to say that it isn’t natural.

How do you match up?
by Tammy of CurlyChics
When the love of your natural hair crosses the line to Obsessionville, it may be time to reevaluate some things and reprioritize. The domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc. is the definition of obsession. Here are 7 signs that you are dangerously close:
1. You treat your hair like another human being
You often refer to your coils as "her", as if you are speaking about one of your friends and have even given them a name.
"Mahogany and I are spending some quality time together this weekend”.
2. No conversation goes by without mention of your hair
Your friends are apprehensive about even mentioning the word “hair” for fear that you will start on a natural hair tirade. You repeatedly chant India Arie’s “I Am Not My Hair” however; your afro almost always ends up being the topic of discussion. You turn something totally unrelated into a dialogue about natural hair.
Your friend: “It’s raining outside”
You: “I’m glad I’m natural, I don’t have to worry about rain”
3. You spend hour after hour perusing the Natural Hair blogs and Twitter
Your entire day is centered around the latest and greatest products or hairstyles for natural hair. You find it difficult to focus at work until you’ve had your cup of joe and done your daily natural hair blog browsing and you can’t wait to get home to your laptop in the evenings to continue.
4. You are always giving unsolicited hair advice
You are in line at Macy’s and overhear two ladies behind you talking about how damaged their hair is. You immediately turn around and start testifying about how healthy your hair is because you are natural. You then proceed to tell them that their hair will never be healthy until they make the decision to let go of the creamy crack.
5. You are like Chicago in the movie, “Poetic Justice”, walking around with your hair tool of choice so that at any given moment, you can whip it out and coif your mane.
6. You change your hairstyle several times throughout the day to showcase how versatile natural hair is.At least that's the reasoning you give but the real reaosn is you just can't keep your hands out of your hair nor your face out of the mirror.
7. You must publicly display your love for your natural hair by purchasing every natural hair t-shirt on the market.
Nothing wrong with a dose of pride about your decision to live life as a naturalista, but too much of anything is never good. BTW, after writing this, I realize I described myself in this post.

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7 Signs You May Be Obsessed With Your Natural Hair via Curly Nikki

Friday, July 1, 2011


Today curly nikki had a blog post that listed the “criteria” for being obsessed with you natural hair. I couldn’t even get through to the last thing!
I laughed so hard because it described me to a Tee! I mean to a T! I believe that most newly naturals might just be in the same predicament. But who’s to say that it isn’t natural.

How do you match up?
by Tammy of CurlyChics
When the love of your natural hair crosses the line to Obsessionville, it may be time to reevaluate some things and reprioritize. The domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc. is the definition of obsession. Here are 7 signs that you are dangerously close:
1. You treat your hair like another human being
You often refer to your coils as "her", as if you are speaking about one of your friends and have even given them a name.
"Mahogany and I are spending some quality time together this weekend”.
2. No conversation goes by without mention of your hair
Your friends are apprehensive about even mentioning the word “hair” for fear that you will start on a natural hair tirade. You repeatedly chant India Arie’s “I Am Not My Hair” however; your afro almost always ends up being the topic of discussion. You turn something totally unrelated into a dialogue about natural hair.
Your friend: “It’s raining outside”
You: “I’m glad I’m natural, I don’t have to worry about rain”
3. You spend hour after hour perusing the Natural Hair blogs and Twitter
Your entire day is centered around the latest and greatest products or hairstyles for natural hair. You find it difficult to focus at work until you’ve had your cup of joe and done your daily natural hair blog browsing and you can’t wait to get home to your laptop in the evenings to continue.
4. You are always giving unsolicited hair advice
You are in line at Macy’s and overhear two ladies behind you talking about how damaged their hair is. You immediately turn around and start testifying about how healthy your hair is because you are natural. You then proceed to tell them that their hair will never be healthy until they make the decision to let go of the creamy crack.
5. You are like Chicago in the movie, “Poetic Justice”, walking around with your hair tool of choice so that at any given moment, you can whip it out and coif your mane.
6. You change your hairstyle several times throughout the day to showcase how versatile natural hair is.At least that's the reasoning you give but the real reaosn is you just can't keep your hands out of your hair nor your face out of the mirror.
7. You must publicly display your love for your natural hair by purchasing every natural hair t-shirt on the market.
Nothing wrong with a dose of pride about your decision to live life as a naturalista, but too much of anything is never good. BTW, after writing this, I realize I described myself in this post.

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Style Icon may not be the correct term to describe my healthy infatuation with Solange but it comes close to justice when I say her persona puts a smile on my face. I love that she has that freedom of expression swag.. like “imma rock my hair and where these boots with a big jumbo jacket if I want to” type of swag.
Just yesterday I was speaking to one of my fellow dance group members and I was raving on how much I love Solange’s jumbo braids(which by the way I tried to imitate and did a pretty darn good job! Pics soon) and my dance member referred to her a Beyonce’s “strange sister’. I was quite appalled… Ok not so much but I still realized that I was really growing attached to this lovely lady that I had no personal contact with ever in my life.
Any who… this is just a forewarning to the few of you who actually read my nonsense. If you begin to see tons of photos or blog posts about her life, its not because I’m crazy, I promise lol
So… I don’t know if you guys heard the news but it was recently Solange’s birthday and B (Beyonce) purchased not one but TWENTYFIVE pairs of shoes for her 25th birthday. If that’s not love I don’t know what is!
 

I wonder what Solange’s thoughts and expression was after opening the 6th box… “oh great.. another pair of shoes…just what I wanted” lol

sheilas_heels_00
P.S- Icon not idol… unless their synonymous then disregard this P.S lol

My style Icon: Solange

Style Icon may not be the correct term to describe my healthy infatuation with Solange but it comes close to justice when I say her persona puts a smile on my face. I love that she has that freedom of expression swag.. like “imma rock my hair and where these boots with a big jumbo jacket if I want to” type of swag.
Just yesterday I was speaking to one of my fellow dance group members and I was raving on how much I love Solange’s jumbo braids(which by the way I tried to imitate and did a pretty darn good job! Pics soon) and my dance member referred to her a Beyonce’s “strange sister’. I was quite appalled… Ok not so much but I still realized that I was really growing attached to this lovely lady that I had no personal contact with ever in my life.
Any who… this is just a forewarning to the few of you who actually read my nonsense. If you begin to see tons of photos or blog posts about her life, its not because I’m crazy, I promise lol
So… I don’t know if you guys heard the news but it was recently Solange’s birthday and B (Beyonce) purchased not one but TWENTYFIVE pairs of shoes for her 25th birthday. If that’s not love I don’t know what is!
 

I wonder what Solange’s thoughts and expression was after opening the 6th box… “oh great.. another pair of shoes…just what I wanted” lol

sheilas_heels_00
P.S- Icon not idol… unless their synonymous then disregard this P.S lol
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