God’s word is the truth and the enemy will do all that he can to confuse and deceive us. I’ve experienced the fire of the Holy Spirit and I want to be able to continue to be filled with the Holy Spirit. I want to keep growing and expand my faith. I was taken back by some discouragement that I received from someone close to me. I woke up this morning and I prayed and read the bible. It’s funny and amazing how God works. I had something in my heart and I couldn’t necessarily put into words until I got a text from a sister in Christ. Everything that I felt and I couldn’t say she said in a text from a devotional.
This was her devotional for today: “Sometimes when you stand up for what is right, people around you will call you a fanatic and say you are overacting. The truth is the truth, and you are called to proclaim it. Sometimes when you pursue Jesus with all of you heart, all of your mind, all of your soul, and all of your strength, people will say you are too fervent. Fire is fire.
In Ephesians 6:13 it says, “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day and have done everything to stand firm.”
It also says in 1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”
When you have a love for God and you yearn to be closer to God it always seems that’s when the enemy will pour out his lies. The enemy likes to use others to confuse our paths, distract us, and to deceive us. Stand firm on God’s word and know the truth.
The prayer for this devotional was the exact words that I was trying to find to say.
“I want to burn and shine for you even when people don’t understand my love for you. Help me to share your heart with the people around me so they can know you the way I do and burn and shine with me.”
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Have a blessed Tuesday,
It’s time again to get the kids ready for school. There is the school shopping, taking care of all the paperwork to enroll your kids into school, getting in to see the Doctor for a checkup, shopping for supplies, also getting back on a routine. It can all get really stressful.
This year, the stress goes up higher because our son is heading into his middle school years. I don’t even want to think about all the challenges we are going to be going through as a family. One thing I don’t have to stress over is shopping for clothes. We have been lucky to find a store that we do all of Noah’s clothes shopping at. We have been going to JCPenney for years. I already know I’m going to find quality clothing at affordable prices. One of the things that I worry about is a store not having a nice selection of clothing, but JCPenney always has a huge selection of clothing items that are on-trend.
Our son is very athletic and retro sport fits his personality perfectly. He chose to add a relaxed sporty look into his wardrobe for this year. He went with a black and grey outfit with a cool pattern.
Noah is really into soccer and track. Good running shoes are very important for our son since he is so active in sports. Noah told me, “it really makes a huge difference when you have some good quality shoes when you are running.” I love that he is into sports and he cares about the quality of shoes he wears. For me, it’s nice to walk into one store and be able to find both clothes and shoes. It saves me time and money!
Confidence is huge for kids, especially for a pre-teen heading into middle school. It makes me happy that he loves what he is wearing and he feels good in it too. It also doesn’t break the bank, which is a huge plus for us. That’s why we love shopping at JCPenney because it is always worth your time, money and effort with styles that are priced to buy and guaranteed to love!
This post is in collaboration with JCPenney. All opinions are my own. #SoWorthIt #HazValerTusPenneys
Wishing everyone a successful and stylish year!
Many people hire professionals to stage their home when they are trying to sell their home. For me, I wanted to do it myself. If you have been following Positively Beautiful Life then you know that we just moved and we have our house on the market. I get how someone would want to just hire someone so you don’t have to hassle with it. I wanted to save as much money as I could during this transition and this was one area that I could save the money if I did it myself.
Yes, it can be a lot of work but there is also a self of pride and accomplishment when you do it yourself. You don’t have to be a professional in order to stage your home beautifully. Here are a couple of tips.
It has been way too long since I’ve posted, but I promise I have a good reason. Our life at the moment has changed drastically. If you follow me on any of the my social media handles such as Facebook or Instagram, then you may already know what’s been going on. Mr. PBL, my husband, was laid off a while back and he had to find a new job. His job is now in Austin Texas. We are officially living in Austin and our house is on the market in Houston.
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #RefrescaTuSummer #CollectiveBias
It’s the Summer and we are almost in the middle of July when it gets extremely hot here in Texas. We always love to do things as a family so we thought, why not have a family lemonade stand? We created a lemonade stand that would be perfect for family gatherings, but also it can be converted into a hot chocolate stand, or whatever you would like.
I listened to a sermon at church mentioning about being busy and I wanted to share on this. I think this topic is very relatable to everyone. Anytime I talk to someone I always hear people say, “I’m so busy.” I myself, even say that I’m busy. What does busy mean? It means to be occupied or absorbed. If you are occupied with the many things that are causing you to be busy then where is there room for anything else?
I was so excited when I found a bright orange top to wear for the summer! My wardrobe colors change depending on the season. Since it is summer I tend to try to wear brighter colors. Although, white is my default color that I wear all year round.
I realize orange is not everyone’s color and it can be difficult to pair it with other clothes. I actually like to wear bright colors because I have dark skin and it brightens up my skin.
We recently took a trip to the Varner-Hogg Plantation which is in West Columbia, Tx. This is about an hour away, South West from Downtown Houston. To be honest, we didn’t know what to expect because the 6 years that we have lived in Houston, we have never heard of the place. I highly recommend this trip for a family trip, or for an educational experience. This plantation is filled with history that is truly fascinating!