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I love these towels this is the second time I've bought them, just got a different color! They are thick, super fluffy, and fairly inexpensive! They also last a long time. Check them out here!
This book only came in paperback, but so far it's been worth the extra effort and patience I had to have in order to read it! It basically compares the literal duties of the Levetical priesthood to our duties spiritually. A favorite line so far has been:
"Though people have "ears to hear" and "eyes to see", they will only comprehend spiritual truth by the Spirit of God-- truths that come as a result of one's earnest search to know that truth."
You can check it out the book preview here.
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written by: Shanell Henry of www.5heartbeats.com
Smelling pretty never goes out of style! When it comes to fashion and looking great, we should not neglect smelling lovely. Look amazing, smell even more amazing.
Have you ever smelled a fragrance on a friend that you totally felt like you HAD to have? What about the fragrances you spray on the paper blotters that make you go; oooh. What about the stranger that walks by and leaves a trail that’s to die for! You almost want to chase them down and ask; what is that you’re wearing?!
I just recently made a post on social media asking what some of the readers favorite scents were. There were many fragrances mentioned. Some I knew and loved, some I’ve never heard of, and others that I look forward to trying.
My top two favorites perfumes are; Jimmy Choo and CoCo Mademoiselle. They smell amazing! I love these scents. Most importantly, they love me back! Every time I wear these favorites, I get countless compliments. It never fails. This is when you know a scent, is YOUR scent! Unless of course you don’t care for the aroma that others are saying smells yummy on you.
Did you know that a perfume smells different on those paper blotters in the department store than it does on your skin. That’s why you should always try before you buy. The fragrance that smelled so wonderful on a friend or colleague, could wreak EEK on you. The smell of the stranger that made you go: oooh, could very well be booooo on you! Have you ever wondered why a certain perfume you love doesn’t appear to love you back? The most important thing when choosing a new fragrance is that it must love you back. Always check the effect of a fragrance on your skin before parting with your money. This has recently hit home for me when I consider purchasing perfume or cologne for others. How do I actually know the fragrance will love them, like I love them?
So why does scent smell so different on everyone? The pH balance of the skin differs slightly, which can change the way a scent smells. I’ve heard that a scent can even be affected by your diet. Hormones are another factor that can alter your perfume’s characteristics. If you have a “normal” skin type (not dry or oily), you are likely to find that most perfumes will smell pretty true on the skin, but be aware that your pH, fluctuating hormones and diet could still affect the aroma throughout the month.
Interesting facts. So next time you run off to shop for a new fragrance. Don’t buy unless you try on your skin. Be sure the fragrance loves you back! It will make good scents for you and others you walk by.
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Pamela Pertillar has been in the education system for over 30 years. She is now a retired elementary school teacher, but still acts as an education advocate and ambassador for children. She has been blogging to empower parents on her website
( http://anenlightenedparent.com/ ) as a response to parents who have reached out to her over the years.
She has now written a book called The Official Kindergarten Prep Guide. Pertillar said she was inspired to write the book when as a second-grade teacher, she saw the negative “domino effect”, that occurred when students came to Kindergarten unprepared. “There was a segment of the population where kids were coming in and some of them didn’t even know their alphabet, how to sit, or how to be a student.” Pertillar noted that by the time these children came to second grade they were behind. Kindergarten teachers had to spend time catching them up, instead of building on existing knowledge to prepare them for first grade. First grade teachers then inherited the duty of teaching what the kindergarten teacher was not able to teach, and the “domino effect” continued on into the student’s high school years. “Some kids got caught up, but some kids did not, and so they were labeled with learning disabilities. Some of them really did have a learning disability, but some of them did not, some of them it’s just they weren’t ready when they came and they never could get caught up.”
Pertillar originally was going to write a different book, but felt the Lord was leading her to write this book first. As our education system continues to deteriorate, she feels that this book is timely, especially in its empowerment of parents. The book through illustration shows various lessons parents can use to prepare their children and also addresses the topic of how nutrition plays a role in education. For those who are Facebookers, she’s even created a series of videos highlighting (https://www.facebook.com/AnEnlightenedParent/videos/620026568359142/) some of the lessons. Some of the videos are also featured on youtube and below is a sample of her video lesson on teaching letter recognition.
She's currently running an August Sale on her book where you can get 2 for $10.99 on her website ( https://squareup.com/store/an-enlightened-parent?t=merchant-tw )which also features informative blogposts and other resources.
What happens when you lose your corporate job abruptly due to caring for a newborn son who is very ill? Well Timmara Gant decided to pray, trust, and believe for brighter days! The result? Her son is healed and she has started her own business! She is a consultant for Papparzzi Accessories which features $5 jewelry that is both fun and trendy!
Papparazzi Accessories is a Christian based company and many of the consultants are Christians. Business meetings as well as goal setting within the company include prayer, which is something Gant greatly values. Gant says her time with the company has gone well and identifies freedom to work from home as one of the greatest benefits.
She is also excited and motivated about the potential to fund kingdom projects with her business profits. These include projects helping at-risk females in the juvenile system and in the foster care system. One day, she hopes to also fund her own program for the young ladies, especially those who have aged out of the foster care system. “I’d like to be able to teach them some life skills. I’d like to have something set up where they can learn how to function as adults once they are kicked out of the foster system.”
In an effort to grow her business and provide easy access to her products, Gant has taken to the Facebook airwaves to broadcast “live” ! She gives VIP access to her newest selections. The videos have also been a fun way for Gant to socialize with those who may not live in her area. Facebookers can join her site ( https://www.facebook.com/ttblingboutique/ ) to see past videos and to be alerted to the next live broadcast. If you log on be sure and tell her that LadyLight sent you! Shoppers can also shop her personal site with Papparazzi Accessories at www.ttblingboutique.com .
So shop for those women you’d love to treat with a surprise gift on a shoestring budget or just simply spoil yourself, as we help Timmara’s Kingdom business grow to reach the young ladies she desires to serve! I’ve got my bling and hope to get more! Once you purchase feel free to share your pics with me and I’ll feature them on this page a.k.a. Timmara’s spot at www.iamchosen.com.