Summer Beauty Spotlight: Jade Ava’s Glow Up

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Jade Ava is a young model and owner of Jade Ava Glow Up. Originally from Dallas, TX, Jade pursued her dreams of traveling and modeling, and eventually opened her own business. Glow Up is a highlighter line, known for it’s satin finish and impeccable glow.

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Tested by some of the biggest beauty bloggers, Glow Up has taken the summer by storm! Jade Ava is currently working on expanding the Glow Up brand into other cosmetic areas. She recently launch new highlighter colors for the summer. Mermaid tail, Siren, and “Glow Getter” are receiving a lot of  buzz.

When asked what advice she had for inspiring young business women, Jade Ava responded “Stay strong, sharp, and always stay on your toes. You have to be hungry.” Glow Up products can be purchased here.

 

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Bible Journey: Unworthy

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25 Right away a woman who had heard about him came and fell at his feet. Her little girl was possessed by an evil spirit, 26 and she begged him to cast out the demon from her daughter. Since she was a Gentile, born in Syrian Phoenicia, 27 Jesus told her, “First I should feed the children—my own family, the Jews. It isn’t right to take food from the children and throw it to the dogs.” 28 She replied, “That’s true, Lord, but even the dogs under the table are allowed to eat the scraps from the children’s plates.” 29 “Good answer!” he said. “Now go home, for the demon has left your daughter.” 30 And when she arrived home, she found her little girl lying quietly in bed, and the demon was gone.                      Mark 7:25-30 NLT

 

Although the woman was a Gentile, she knew Jesus could be the answer to her problems. She took a chance and it paid off. In life, we may not qualify for some things, but with faith in God we can have all things. 

Bible Journey: The Heart

samantha-sophia-34200One day some Pharisees and teachers of religious law arrived from Jerusalem to see Jesus. They noticed that some of his disciples failed to follow the Jewish ritual of hand washing before eating. (The Jews, especially the Pharisees, do not eat until they have poured water over their cupped hands, as required by their ancient traditions. Similarly, they don’t eat anything from the market until they immerse their hands in water. This is but one of many traditions they have clung to—such as their ceremonial washing of cups, pitchers, and kettles. So the Pharisees and teachers of religious law asked him, “Why don’t your disciples follow our age-old tradition? They eat without first performing the hand-washing ceremony.”

Jesus replied, “You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote, ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God. For you ignore God’s law and substitute your own tradition.” Then he said, “You skillfully sidestep God’s law in order to hold on to your own tradition. For instance, Moses gave you this law from God: ‘Honor your father and mother, and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death. ’But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given to you. ‘In this way, you let them disregard their needy parents. And so you cancel the word of God in order to hand down your own tradition. And this is only one example among many others.”

Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. “All of you listen,” he said, “and try to understand. It’s not what goes into your body that defiles you; you are defiled by what comes from your heart. Then Jesus went into a house to get away from the crowd, and his disciples asked him what he meant by the parable he had just used. “Don’t you understand either?” he asked. “Can’t you see that the food you put into your body cannot defile you? Food doesn’t go into your heart, but only passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer.” (By saying this, he declared that every kind of food is acceptable in God’s eyes.)

And then he added, “It is what comes from inside that defiles you. For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.”  Mark 7:1-21 NLT

The above scriptures are a great example of how we can allow traditions to overshadow the true purpose of God’s desires for us. Jesus gives us great examples of this. My favorite excerpt within this scripture is the example of food vs. the heart. This excerpt helped me to understand while avoiding certain foods may have health benefits, it does not have spiritual ones. Our hearts have the power to defile us. Therefore, we should make sure our hearts are in the right place. Hint: Our heart should always be with God first.

 

Four Trendy Arm Covering Styles

From unshaven armpits to “I hate my arms” days these four trendy arm covering styles have your back. Check them out!

  1. Cold-Shoulder– This look is the peak-a-boo goddess of sleeves. From a full sleeve, to a short sleeve this flirtatious look has it all.

    Plus Size Striped Shirt Dress

  2. Off-The-Shoulder– What can I say? This style is my absolute favorite. It is sexy, while still covering the voluptuous parts of the arm. My plus size ladies know what I mean.tubof

  3. Short Sleeve– It’s an oldie but a “goodie”. This classic style covers all the right areas while keeping you coolPlus Size Graphic Choker Tee

  4. Sheer Sleeves– Cool and covered. This look never disappoints.Pink Clove Sheer Mesh Tunic