Saturday, July 28, 2018

Prayer : Suicide Prevention

Father God,
According to your Word, I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  According to your Word, YOU perfect that which concerns me. You, God, would not lie to me because YOU are not like man.  However, on today, I feel incapable, overwhelmed, unappreciated and worthless. I know that your Word says that a just man falleth seven times, but gets back up.  Today, God, without your help, I have no strength or willpower to continue to get back up or try. Your Word reminds me that You have a plan for my life. But, right now, everything seems dismal, foggy and out of focus.  So that I will do NO harm to myself, I ask you God to have compassion on me,
  • manifest your power
  • order my steps, and
  • reveal your presence,

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Written by: Trinity Grace

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please seek help. Death is final - you can NOT check out today and return on tomorrow. It is FINAL. Seek immediate help from a counselor, clergyman/woman or other trained individual. Call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Product Review: Ameerah’s

Product Review: Ameerah’s

Today, I want to share with you an amazing product line - Ameerah's.  Ameerah’s is a handmade natural skincare line that I discovered (by accident).  The advertisement caught my attention.  I had heard of the wonders of mango butter for natural hair, and I was on the hunt for a light butter to seal in the moisture on my two strand twists.  However, the last time that I had used mango butter - it was quite stiff.  So, I knew that I would have to mix it with another oil or find one that was already mixed.  Well, after searching the Ameerah’s website, I found what I thought was the perfect solution (Natural Whipped Mango Butter w/olive oil, $7.00 for 2ozs).  I wasn’t really hesitant about purchasing it because I figured that if it didn’t work out for my hair, I would use it on my skin (by the way, it is marketed as a body butter).  I also ordered two additional products - a Vanilla Delight Body Moisturizer Cream, $7.50 (2ozs.) and an Organic Whipped Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil, FREE (2ozs).  There was a buy 2, get 1 free offer.   When placing an order, Ameerah’s gives you the option of customizing your product with various essential oils, fragrances or additional oils.  I chose not to customize.   
I received it within a few days of my order.  No, I did not expedite shipping.   Customer service sent out emails informing me when my product had shipped.  And, they even sent out an email telling me that my product should have arrived.  I was impressed!  
So, now for the review - the Vanilla Delight Body Moisturizer Cream smells delectable.  The smell reminds me of some type of caramel candy.  It moisturizes without leaving a heavy feeling.  It works great for sealing in moisture on the elbows and knees.  I like using it at night to moisturize my neck.  
I have not yet used a lot of the Organic Whipped Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil Butter.  However, I will be using it after the Vanilla Delight Body Moisturizer Cream is all used up.  It, too, smells delectable - more like a creamy chocolate.  
The Natural Whipped Mango Butter w/olive oil is very soft and lightweight.  It has no smell, which allows it to not compete with the scents in other hair products.  I love the way that this product immediately melts upon touch. After I moisturize my twists, I apply this product to lock in the moisture. I will definitely purchase it again!

NOTE: The prices that I mentioned were the prices at the time of my purchase. To find out more details about ingredients, go to the Ameerah's website!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Why Counseling Doesn't Always Work

Sometimes, relationships experience problems that require professional guidance.  More times than not, only one person is committed to seeking and adhering to the advice and or guidance from the professional.  So often, the problem is NOT solved.  

Why?  One person can’t solve a two-person problem!  Chances are - one person didn’t get the ball rolling and one person won’t be able to stop it.

Life Lesson -  Whenever you’re seeking help, remember that it is very difficult for one person to solve a two person problem!

Monday, May 1, 2017

It Is Temporary!

2 Corinthians 4:18King James Version (KJV)

18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Haunting Questions and Unresolved Issues

Layers of unanswered questions that haunt the thoughts of even the most peaceful moments.  Constant echoes of :
  • Who?
  • What?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • How?

Echoes that bellow loudly in the midst of everyday, ordinary situations.  Frequent reminders that cannot be overlooked or disregarded.

There are times when there is no closure to occurrences that invaded our lives.  Sometimes, these occurrences become so frequent that they result in spiraling, out of control episodes of unfavorable events.
It is difficult to ignore anything that stares you in the face.  It stares at you with no regard to the emotional pain and torture that it inflicted.  It parades your territory as if it has done no wrong.  It works hard to prove to unknowing bystanders that it is innocent.

.... to be continued

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Sunday!

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Psalm 91:7 (KJV)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Try It !!! Thursday

Black Jamaican Castor Oil Conditioner

I finally got around to trying out the Black Jamaican Castor Oil Conditioner by Okay Pure Naturals. As with the other Coconut, Honey and Shea Conditioners, it is pleasantly scented.  The smell reminds me of a chewy, fruity Starburst taffy.  I purchased a 12 ounce bottle from TJ Maxx for $6.99.  Of the four Okay Pure Naturals I’ve tried so far, this one is my least favorite.
BJC Conditioner.jpg
Now, for the review:

I will rate each category with one to five stars - with five being the best.
  1. Availability (**)        I have only seen this conditioner at TJ Maxx.  I’ve checked CVS, Walgreens and Wal-Mart - to no avail.
  2. Consistency (****)    The Black Jamaican Castor Oil Conditioner has a medium thickness.  However, it did not seem to spread as easily as the others.  It did not give me the smoothness that I had grown accustomed to with the other conditioners.  There was something about it that seemed to not be as moisturizing as the others.
  3. Cost (****)    Compared to the others, the Black Jamaican Castor Oil Conditioner cost a dollar more at TJ Maxx - $6.99.  While this is, not at all, a bad price for 12 ounces, I would have been very disappointed if I had paid the online price of $10.00.
  4. Scent (*****)    Amazing!  It smells like Starburst, and it makes your hair smell great. Initially, I thought this would be a problem.  Sometimes, candy-like scents are very nauseating for me.
  5. Slip (**)    I was very disappointed in the amount of slip.  I expected the Black Jamaican Castor Oil Conditioner to provide equally as much slip as the Coconut, Honey, and Shea Conditioners. After all, it claims to have Black Jamaican Castor Oil as one of its ingredients.  

So, there you have it - my review of the Black Jamaican Castor Oil Conditioner.  If you would like to read my review of the Coconut, Honey, and Shea Conditioners, click here.