Jingle Bell Yourself Into The "Christmas" Spirit

DIY - Exotic Glitter Plant

godiz - Fun and awesome! glittery give away gift... for the holidays.

All you need is: 
1. Home-made glue (use google for different recipes) alt. non toxic inviroment friendly glue. 
2. Glitter flakes or dust of your own choice (there's a bunch of colors to chose from)
3. Any type of stiff plant, from cactuses to aloe-vera's (whatever you prefer)
4. Of course a nice looking pot, if the plant didn't come with one.

The end result is DAZZLING!

All In One Dress

godiz - Ever heard Of a "smart dress" no? Well... This is it! Evert woman should own One. It's the Perfect dress for a bunch Of occasions.

Hypocrite! Practice what you Preach

Hypocrisy: Perhaps no accusation is more provocative than that of “hypocrite.” Unfortunately, some feel justified in their view that all Christians are hypocrites. The term “hypocrite” enjoys a rich heritage in the English language. The term comes to us via the Latin hypocrisies meaning “play-acting, pretense.” Further back, the word occurs in both classical and New Testament Greek and has the very same idea—to play a part, pretend.This is the way the Lord Jesus employed the term. For example, when Christ taught the significance of prayer, fasting, and alms-giving for kingdom people, He discouraged us from following the examples of those who are hypocrites (Matthew 6:2516). By making long public prayers, employing extreme measures to ensure others noticed their fasts, and parading their gifts to the Temple and the poor, they revealed only an outward attachment to the Lord. While the Pharisees performed well their dramatic role as public examples of religious virtue, they failed miserably in the inner world of the heart where true virtue resides (Matthew 23:13-33Mark 7:20-23).Jesus never called His disciples hypocrites. That name was given only to misguided religious zealots. Rather, He called His own “followers,” “babes,” “sheep,” and His “church.” In addition, there is a warning in the New Testament about the sin of hypocrisy (1 Peter 2:1), which Peter calls “insincerity.” Also, two blatant examples of hypocrisy are recorded in the church. In Acts 5:1-10, two disciples are exposed for pretending to be more generous than they were. The consequence was severe. And, of all people, Peter is charged with leading a group of hypocrites in their treatment of Gentile believers (Galatians 2:13).From the New Testament teaching, then, we may draw at least two conclusions. First, hypocrites do exist among professing Christians. They were present in the beginning, and, according to Jesus’ parable of the tares and wheat, they will certainly exist until the end of the age (Matthew 13:18-30). In addition, if even an apostle may be guilty of hypocrisy, there is no reason to believe “ordinary” Christians will be free from it. We must always be on our guard that we do not fall into the very same temptations (1 Corinthians 10:12).Of course, not everyone who claims to be a Christian is truly a Christian. Perhaps all or most of the famous hypocrites among Christians were in fact pretenders and deceivers. To this day, prominent Christian leaders have fallen into terrible sins. Financial and sexual scandals sometimes seem to plague the Christian community. However, instead of taking the actions of a few and using them to denigrate the whole community of Christians, we need to ask whether all those who claim to be Christians really are. Numerous biblical passages confirm that those who truly belong to Christ will exhibit the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). Jesus’ parable of the seed and the soils in Matthew 13 makes it clear that not all professions of faith in Him are genuine. Sadly, many who profess to belong to Him will be stunned one day to hear Him say to them, “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!” (Matthew 7:23). Second, while it should not surprise us that people who pretend to be more holy than they are claim to be Christians, we cannot conclude that the church is made up almost entirely of hypocrites. One surely may concede that all of us who name the name of Jesus Christ remain sinners even after our sin is forgiven. That is, even though we are saved from sins’ eternal penalty (Romans 5:16:23), we are yet to be saved and delivered from the presence of sin in our lives (1 John 1:8-9), including the sin of hypocrisy. Through our living faith in the Lord Jesus, we continually overcome sin’s power until we are finally delivered (1 John 5:4-5). All Christians fail to perfectly live up to the standard the Bible teaches. No Christian has ever been perfectly Christ-like. However, there are many Christians who are genuinely seeking to live the Christian life and are relying more and more on the Holy Spirit to convict, change, and empower them. There have been multitudes of Christians who have lived their lives free from scandal. No Christian is perfect, but making a mistake and failing to reach perfection in this life is not the same thing as being a hypocrite.

Practicing what you're preaching: Christians have often heard the accusation “practice what you preach.” There are several reasons why Christians do not practice what they preach or at least appear to others to not be practicing what they preach.
First, not all who profess to be Christians really belong to Christ. Jesus warned in His parable of the wheat and the tares that there would be false believers in the world, sown by the enemy Satan, whose aim is to cripple the testimony of Christians so that our witness to the world would be compromised. Satan tries to destroy Christ’s work by placing false believers and teachers in the world who lead many astray. One has only to look at the latest televangelist scandal to know the world is filled with professing “Christians” whose ungodly actions bring reproach on the name of Christ. In Matthew 7:22, Jesus warned that many would profess faith but do not know Him. He also told us we would recognize false believers by their fruit. A bad tree does not produce good fruit, nor does a good tree produce bad fruit (Luke 6:43). Part of bad fruit is to not practice what you preach.Second, we as Christians are not perfect. Christians are expected to “practice what you preach,” but we preach a message that is, ultimately, impossible to live up to. While sinlessness is to be our goal, it is not achievable in this lifetime. However, the fact that we fail to live up to God's perfect standard does not change the fact that it is to be our goal and message. Also, many times true Christians behave in an un-Christian manner out of immaturity in the faith or a lack of understanding of exactly what the Christian life entails. New believers are often excited about their newfound faith and eager to share it with others. When, because of immaturity, their lives do not measure up to their testimony, charges of not practicing what you preach are leveled at them. As we grow and mature in the faith, our lives should more and more reflect the truths that we profess to believe.Fortunately, people are not saved by whether or not others practice what they preach. Salvation is the gift of God through faith, and none of those whom God has given to Christ will be snatched out of His hand (John 10:28-29). No amount of false professions by unbelievers or disappointing actions by immature Christians can change that.

Read about NOT judging - https://gotquestions.org/do-not-judge.htmlRead about why we judge: https://gotquestions.org/Christians-judgmental.html

DIY - Deo

All natural home-made deodorant (3 ways)

1 part baking soda
6 parts organic corn starch or arrowroot powder
A few drops of tea tree oil or other essential oil 
1. Combine well and store in an airtight glass jar. 
2. Dust your underarms sparingly.

Deodorant Cream
This one is good if you shave and tend to get rash.
1 part baking soda
1 part pure shea butter
1 part organic coconut oil
A few drops of tea tree oil or other essential oil 
1. Heat the shea butter briefly in the microwave or in a double boiler to soften it, and then combine it with the other ingredients. 
2. Store in a covered glass jar. Apply a tiny bit with your fingertips.

Deodorant Stick
1 part baking soda
2 parts pure shea butter
A few drops of tea tree oil or other essential oil 
1. Heat the shea butter briefly in the microwave or in a double boiler to soften it, and then combine it with the other ingredients. 
2. Pack your mixture into an empty stick applicator from a crafting supply store. Apply lightly to underarms.

Rodale’s  Organic Life.

Test Makeup (Alice)

godiz - Trying on some different wedding makeup styles on my cousin Alice... While she is trying to figure out what kind of look she would want to go for on the BIG day! I guess will see...

Welcome Baby Liam

godiz - Congrats! to a beautiful BOY! My cousin Linda's baby Liam just entered the World...

Morning Bright...

godiz - Welcome to our first snow to hit the ground this year, over here.