Responsible Decisions In Leadership

Bible Study (for women): Chapter twenty- two of 2 Kings provides a powerful backdrop for women in employing the principles of responsible decision making in leadership. God used Huldah, the prophet, as God's instrument to communicate the Word of the Lord, and to warn the king of God's judgement for the nations sinful, wayward acts. God's call transcends gender, race, cultural background, and human imperfection. God calls women and men to be His vehicles for truth, honesty, and justice in a world that has turned away from the Creator. When the appointed people came to Huldah, she heeded the word from the Lord, obeyed God's message, and interpreted it as she was led. Throughout biblical history God has used women as agents for justice, agents of goodwill, and agents of the Gospel message. In this story, God used a prophet, Huldah, to speak and interpret God's word of coming disaster for the Hebrew people in the face of Israel's worship of other gods and ignorance of God's teachings. Deborah, Rahab, Phoebe, the woman Jesus talked to at the well, Mary (Jesus' mother), and countless others have shown courage and strength in their ability to make important decisions, to display exemplary leadership, and to speak the truth in love for God's people. God's appointed messenger was Huldah, who had the courage and insight to interpret the Book of the Law in a truthful and straightforward manner. In our work in the world, God will place people in our lives from whom we can glean knowledge that will assure our success. We must call upon trusted leaders to assist us in the work of God's kingdom. The legacy Huldah left to us is one in which God leads us to discern carefully, to remain prayerful, and to speak the truth of God's justice and mercy. Women of God face special challenges in the journey through life. Learning the important principles of responsible decision making, delegation, and teamwork require prayerful deliberation, strategic thinking, and dialogue with trusted mentors and true friends. God has given us the gift of discernment in our decision making, creative thinking for our choices, and the ability to seek out allies and colleagues who will work with us in the professional arena. The gift of trusted friendship and mentoring was illustrated in the story of Huldah. Let us find a message in this story and apply it to our lives.
Read Kings 22, see alo Exodus 18;10-27; Joshua 24:15; Psalm 65:4;; John 15:16.

S.T.H.L.M M & A's


godiz - My belated "b-day" gift from my cousin... yaye!

Yes Sir & Yes Ma'am


Mary J. Blige and Maxwell will tour together for the first time ever and will co-headline their King and Queen of Hearts World Tour.
Maxwell's ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ was released on July 1 (Columbia Records), and is being talked of as one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2016. This is the two-time Grammy winner's first European tour in seven years.
Maxwell says, “Mary is the epitome of soul. She embodies all 
that is woman and speaks for the everyday struggle and triumphs of all women. I can’t wait to get on the road with her."
Mary J. Blige has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, while winning nine Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards. Her highly anticipated new album will be out this autumn.
Ms Blige says, "Maxwell's music is amazingly soulful and calm with a colorful tone that speaks to the hearts of women. His music makes them feel loved and I'm excited to get on the road with him."
where & when:
http://www.forest-national.be/en/calendar/2016-2017/maxwell--mary-j-blige

http://www.bandsintown.com/Maxwell

godiz - Yes moi... Finally Maxwell is coming to my city. And i am so going... I've missed his performances 3 times, for different reasons. Feels like I've been waiting forever to see him live. At last!!! Woohooo!!!

FlatBread Pizza

godiz - Organic flatbread pizza lunch with grandpop's.

V-Nilla Hearts


INGREDIENTS 

For the dough:
1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
¼ cup (40g) potato starch or cornstarch
¼ cup (45g) caster sugar 1 stick
(110g) cold butter

For the cream filling: 
⅔ cup cream
1 egg yolk
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp potato starch or cornstarch
2 tsp vanilla extract

Garnish: 
2 tbsp powered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Grease 8 individual heart tins (or any other shape of your choice).
  • Combine the dry ingredients: flour, potato starch (or cornstarch), sugar.
  • Dice the butter and cut it into the flour mixture, tossing quickly together.
  • Cover with plastic cling film and refrigerate for at least two hours.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients except vanilla in a saucepan.
  • Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  • Let cool, then stir in the vanilla.
  • Roll the dough into a rather thick sheet.
  • Press into the heart tins, fill with vanilla cream and cover with another layer of dough.
  • Place the tins on a baking sheet and bake on low oven rack for about 15 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the tins.
  • When completely cooled, sift powered sugar over.


P-Nut Comic Strip


Straight Up Teefh


First of... i just wanna say that i personally think a nice set of teeth along with a nice smile is the most attractive thing ever! Second, a taken care of mouth makes you wanna kiss a person all the time. Aaah! drooling... Third, if i wasn't as sensitive as i am of blood and what else, i would easily have become a dentist. It's so fascinating how they can fix and transform things. I'm always amazed when i look at their before and after work.



I'm very happy that i've been blessed with some super straight white teeth. Iv'e also always been obsessed with flossing and brushing lol. I would say my teefh are one of my best assets.

I remember one of my best friends always had crooked teeth. One day she told me that she had decided to get them fixed. Even though it cost her some, (it was so worth it) she said that it was the best thing she's ever done for herself and would recommend it to anyone with unbalanced teeth. Her smile was just straight bling blinging after.


Just look at these pictures and see for yourself. Seriously... WOW!

veiw pic: http://dr-zenaidy-castro.street-directory.com.au/Images/street%20directory%20porcelain%20veneer%20BEFORE%20AND%20AFTER%20page.jpg
view pic: http://www.smilesbypayet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/avana-six-month-braces-before-after-copy.jpg
veiw pic: http://www.kurpisdentistry.com/images/beforeafter/instant_orthodontics_1.jpg

click here: http://www.wcdental.ca/news-events/how-to-fix-crooked-teeth/

XoXo

godiz - Wanna hug ya, wanna kiss ya, I miss ya! my angel on earth, my beautiful lil' sis, my bestie. I love you with my all and everything <3

DIY - Jam

recipe - http://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/how-to/article/how-to-make-homemade-jam

Wo-Man


You Are

You are my healer
Thank You Jesus
You are my shelter
Thank You Jesus
You are my laywer
Thank You Jesus
You are my provider
Thank You Jesus 


Everything i need...
You are.

1'st Anniversary


godiz - Happy one year anniversary to my lil sis and her hubby (being married) love you both. Wishing you a wonderful day. I can't believe it's already been a year! May there be a million more to come.

P-Cake Brunch

godiz - Hazelnutmilk pancakes with fresh raspberry whip.

Sacrificial Living

My life is not my own - "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord" (Ps. 27:14). Sometimes i believe I can almost hear the souls of my people crying out, "How long O Lord must we wait!" We have waited for hundreds of years for inclusion in the benefits of our nation. We have sacrificed our wants, desires, and needs for the good of the whole, and still are we in many ways disenfranchised. However, the Word instructs us that the "system" we must seek inclusion in - and the benefits of - is the kingdom of God. No earthly system, government, or culture can compare to that of God. Even though we, by earthly standards, have sacrificed a great deal, it cannot compare to the sacrifice of Christ Jesus (Matt. 26:52-54; Mark 14:36). Just as Yeshua laid down His life for us, we must lay down our lives for others (1 John 3:16-17), giving it completely and wholeheartedly. God's people have a unique opportunity to illustrate to the remainder of the body of Christ and the world: the godly principle of denying oneself and living for Christ and others (John 15:12-17). This is the legacy of our foreparents - a legacy not of gold, silver, and worldly riches, but one of sacrifice, service, and love for Christ and the body of Christ (John 12:25-26; Rom. 12:10; 1 Cor. 13:1-3). We must again remove ourselves from the standards of success set by the world and look to the Word of God for our validation (John 6:27; Rom. 12:1-2).
Read John 15:12-17.

Nutty Snack


Random Q and A's

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Most of the times it's open
Do you take shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels?
I'm sure i have before
Do you cut out coupons and then never use them?
I  have never cut out coupons
Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?

A swarm of bees
Do you always smile for pictures?

No, not always it's 50/50
Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

I know i have a couple of times
Have you ever peed in the woods?

Yes, i believe so
Do you still watch cartoons?

Yes i still, sometimes do
What do you drink with dinner?

H2O fresh water 
What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

Most likely curry, but i like most dips
Were you ever a girl scout?

Nope, i was not
Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

NEVER!
Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid.

A designer, from what i remember. I changed my mind a million times..
Nike or Adidas?

I like both brands
Can you curl your tongue?

I think i can
Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

Yes, of course, I'm a cry-baby
The last concert you saw?

Prince 
Can you swim well?

No, but i can be in water well
Can you knit or crochet?

A little bit
Are you a dog person or a cat person? 

I'm a tail-wagger for sure!