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Thursday, February 21, 2013

[song of the day] I am Redeemed - Big Daddy Weave


The news I got this month reconfirmed that God is indeed merciful - he doesn't care about your yesterday, your past, your sins - his mercies are truly new every morning.
God has long forgiven us our sins - all we need to so is forgive ourselves and move on and be free - break the chains of failure, guilt, depression, etc and just live - God sent his son to redeem us - We are redeemed!!  I am Redeemed.


lyrics via onlylyrics.com

1st Verse 

Seems like all I can see was the struggle 
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past 
Bound up in shackles of all my failures 
Wondering how long is this gonna last 
Then you look at this prisoner and say to me  
"son stop fighting a fight that's already been won" 

Chorus 

I am redeemed , you set me free 
So I'll shake off these heavy chains 
Wipe away every stain 
Now I'm not who I used to be  
I am redeemed.....I'm redeemed 

2nd Verse 

All my life I have been called unworthy 
Named by the voice of my shame and regret 
But when I hear you whisper "child lift up your head" 
I remember oh God you're not done with me yet 

Chorus 

I am redeemed , you set me free 
So I'll shake off these heavy chains 
Wipe away every stain 
Now I'm not who I used to be  

Bridge 

Because I don't have to be the old man inside of me  
'cause his day is long dead and gone because  
I've got a new name , a new life I'm not the same  
and a hope that will carry me home  

Chorus 

I am redeemed , you set me free 
So I'll shake off these heavy chains and 
Wipe away every stain 
Now I'm not who I used to be  

I am redeemed you set me free 
So I'll shake off these heavy chains and  
And wipe away every stain 
Now I'm not who I used to be 
Oh God I'm not who I used to be 
Jesus I'm not who I used to be  

'Cause I am redeemed  
Thank God redeemed





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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

[Protective style] Marley twists

I've been rocking my Sonia wig for about a month now and I'm now bored stiff -- been thinking of new hair styles - and thought to go through my hair catalogue :) (yes I do have a hair catalogue). I came across these pics - and thought hmm this should be my next hair style - I haven't done Marley twists in yonks -since 2009 when I took these pics - - my plan is to do it this Friday - gosh I hope I don't change my mind as twisting/braiding is just too time-consuming

The style pictured was achieved using Marley hair, I can't remember the brand but any Marley hair should do. Marley hair is the softer and longer (stretched ) variant of the Afro bulky hair used for kinky twist. i used maybe 3 or 4 packs of hair

How I curled it
After twisting , I sectioned into 6 or so parts - braided each section and dipped each section into hot water for 30-45secs (no more than a minute)







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February musings


I can't believe February is drawing to the end - this month has just flown by eh. Happy Belated Valentine!!!
I had an incredible valentine's day - a day that completely changed the trajectory of my life - - gosh that sounds so drastic but it sure did. I received some unbelievable, unexpected , scary yet all very exciting news. I've been praying to God to let me know how he wants me to go and give me the strength for the journey.

For vals nite, Hubby and I did dinner and movies - we saw Identity Thief - it was hilarious. My type of movie --I'm not a big movie or TV fan, 45mins is just about enough for me and I don't like the serious stuff - scifi, action, drama etc  - yuck I'll fall asleep - hubby on the other hand is a big sci-fi guy so i was quite surprised he picked Identify Thief for our nite - actually maybe not to surprised as if it was a serious movie then I would've falled into a deep slumber lol .

February also saw me reflecting a bit more on my life issues - I turned off all distractions -to reflect, mediate and pray - I'm enjoying the peace and quiet so much that I feel like extending for a couple more months -
Things really do become clearer when still.



Live simply, Live happily and Remember your life was God's idea. Own it! Live it! Work it!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

[Song of the day] I still believe - Jeremy Camp

 ok sue me I have two songs of the day - - :)

I absolutely love Jeremy Camp's music and message. 'I still believe' is one of my favourites - According to wikipedia it was the first song he wrote after the death of his wife.

This song gives me hope - it's exactly how I feel - Despite all the current haps -  I still believe God is faithful! He'll perfect everything in due time.




Lyrics via sing365.com
Scattered words and empty thoughts
seem to pour from my heart
I've never felt so torn before
seems I don't know where to start
but it's now that I feel Your grace fall like rain 
from every fingertip, washing away my pain

[Chorus:]
I still believe in Your faithfulness
I still believe in Your truth
I still believe in Your holy word
even when I don't see, I still believe

Though the questions still fog up my mind
with promises I still seem to bear
even when answers slowly unwind
it's my heart I see You prepare
but its now that I feel Your grace fall like rain
from every finger tip, washing away my pain

[Chorus]

The only place I can go is into your arms
where I throw to you my feeble prayers
in brokenness I can see that this was your will for me
Help me to know You are near

Live simply, Live happily and Remember your life was God's idea. Own it! Live it! Work it!

Bible verse of the day - Psalm 18:28


So simple, yet so powerful and true. He surely does turn every darkness into light.


Psalm 18:28

New International Version (NIV)
28 You, Lord, keep my lamp burning;
    my God turns my darkness into light.












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[Song of the day] Jamie Grace -Hold me

Love, love this song




Lyrics via sweetlyrics.com
INTRO:
[Toby Mac:] 
(I love, I love, I love, I love the way you hold me) x 3
(I love, I love, I love, I love the way you, the way you)

VERSE 1:
I’ve had a long day I just wanna relax 
Don’t have time for my friends, no time to chit-chat 
Problems at my job, i'm wonderin’ what to do 
I know I should be working but I’m thinking of You and 
Just when I feel this crazy world is gonna bring me down 
That’s when Your smile comes around

CHORUS:
Oh, I love the way You hold me, by my side You’ll always be 
You take each and every day, make it special in some way 
I love the way you hold me, in Your arms I’ll always be 
You take each and every day, make it special in some waayy
I love You more than the words in my brain can express 
I can’t imagine even loving You less 
Lord, I love the way You hold me
Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh whoa, I love the way You hold me
Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
[Toby Mac:]
(I love, I love, I love, I love the way you hold me) x 3 
(I love, I love, I love, I love the way you)

VERSE 2: 
Well You took my day and You flipped it around 
Calmed the tidal wave and put my feet on the ground 
Forever in my heart, always on my mind 
It’s crazy how I think about You all of the time 
And just when I think I’m ’bout to figure You out (figure You out)
You make me wanna sing and shout

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE: 
I’m so grateful and thankful for all You’ve done 
Find More lyrics at www.sweetslyrics.com
Wish I could tell You in a short story or poem 
But, all I have is my voice and this guitar 
And You have my heart

CHORUS 2:
Oh, I love the way You hold me, by my side You’ll always be 
You take each and every day, make it special in some way
I love the way you hold me, in Your arms I’ll always be 
You take each and every day, every day, every day 
Oh, I love the way You hold me, by my side You’ll always be 
You make each and every day, oh-so-special! 
I love the way you hold me, in Your arms I’ll always be 
You take each and every day, make it special in some waayy
I love You more than the words in my brain can express 
I can’t imagine even loving You less 
Lord, I love the way You hold me
Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh whoa, I love the way You hold me
Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh I love
[Toby Mac:] 
(I love, I love, I love, I love the way you hold me) x 3
(I love, I love, I love, I love the way you, the way you)

OUTRE: 
[Toby Mac:]
(I love, I love, I love, I love the way you hold me) x 2
(I love, I love, I love, I love the way you hold me, hold me, hold me)







Live simply, Live happily and Remember your life was God's idea. Own it! Live it! Work it!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

[Protective styles] Headwraps fever

yes I have a headwrap fever - I love love head wraps, they're so chic - here are a few more of my favourites.










Disclaimer - there are not my images - please if you're the wonderful photographer or even model let me know and I'll credit accordingly or remove on request. These are merely for illustration purposes and was source via facebook  pages/google images

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[protective style] My current hairstyle


my current hairstyle is a Wig - I'm currently rocking my Sonia wig - this is what she looked like when she was 1st made here - It's been circa 7 months now and she's been washed a few times and still looks good.

Ignore my no make-up/red eyes face - this was actually taken at 3am - I had just finished making a U-Part wig (more details later) and was just trying Sonia again - and fell in love one more time - Tracy my u-part wig will be launched soonish. I love my wigs -
holla at me here crownsbyjo[at]gmail[dot]com. if you want one. This is a full head wig, secured with combs and made with Afro kinky hair.












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[Protective style] Curly Wig

So I got a comment from Sereine Magazine on my rejigged Freya wig - I searched thru the archive and realized I never did post about her - so here is Freya rejigged - This was her when 1st made here - then I restyled her a wee bit - made her shorter and cut bangs/fringe in - I love my wigs - -
holla if you want one - crownsbyjo[at]gmail[dot]com.




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