🙏🙏🙏The Power of Prayer🙏🙏🙏

Hey Loves

IMG_8936.PNG Often times we hear someone say pray for me or I will pray for you. Do we take those sincerely, do we believe in prayer? People all over the world are praying and praying boldly. When we are taught to pray and we know why we pray then we are able to pray for each other and believe in the power of prayer . Prayer is an earnest, sincere or devout petition to God . It grants us the capability of building a relationship with God as it is a connector to God, a lifelong quest and the best quality about prayer is that it cannot be taken away from you . That’s right no matter where you are or what you are doing you can pray as it does not require a physical space, gift of speech, hearing or body part. It is a lifelong quest to pray and to pray effectively because God knows our wants and our needs. The more we pray the stronger our relationship with God becomes as we learn to pray strong bold prayers instead of praying exactly the same prayer and becoming flat, stale or even hackneyed when prayed out loud.

IMG_9135.JPG I remember as a child every night we gathered around my Moms’ bed and we all took turns praying and I prayed the same prayer nightly. My Mom was always weak and sick so I always prayed for safety from all harm and good health. My prayers were simply quite hackneyed, one night I remember my sister laughing during my prayer and my great grand aunt reprimanding her afterwards telling her it was her duty as an older sister to teach me to pray instead of laughing at me. Was I embarrassed??? of course yes!!! However, I didn’t know better so I continued praying my same prayer. As the years progressed and I heard people pray openly I would always be scared as their prayers always seemed like perfection. One day in an intimate bible study setting I had a prayer request and to my surprise I was asked to lead in prayer. I could not disappear, I could not say no, I was a woman of God I was studying Breaking Free by Beth Moore how could I back out, how could I let my fellow women of a God know that speaking publicly was one of my fears???? With a pounding chest, panic setting in and a fear of my sisters laughter….timidly I began to pray. Well I got through it and I started practicing praying out loud at home and I must say it has built up confidence in me to pray, to trust God and forged a deeper relationship with God. The power of prayer has given me confidence to pray openly as it has become not a rule but a ritual in my life. I know to pray in supplication, intercession, adoration and thanksgiving and I often challenge myself to write my prayers during my worship times at home.

IMG_9138.JPG Now when I pray I feel confident, I feel joy in talking to God, I feel confident when I stand in the front of a room full of people my fears have been lifted, the power of prayer has set me free and I now feel as tall as a giraffe despite being only 5’6″.

IMG_9136.JPG God loves us, we are his people and he is our God, prayer is a small task to activate his blessings in and over our lives, to be thankful while he listens to the dreams of our hearts and the troubles of our minds. Though he knows them he wants to hear us actively acknowledge and embrace them.

IMG_9137.JPG Relieve yourself of earthly worries, fears and stress put it in prayer and grow in faith and trust. Accept the summons from God to build a relationship with him through daily prayer instead of making sales calls when you want to be delivered from your earthly problems.

You can start by praying Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, O God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting”.
Amen.

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Love Ya
Simply June

WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!!!! She hearts God more than Polka Dots

Hey Loves

After weeks of being away from my blog and sharing with you, the consensus has been screaming I miss your blog. It’s truly amazing the different groups of people whom have come forward and spoken about what I considered just rambling and showing my life through pictures. Well, as the world grows louder, I will return to writing and sharing on the blog however it won’t be a fashion blog because I am more than Fashion. Yesterday when I woke up for work I paused to think how blessed I am each day I get to decide which role I want to play because I wear so many hats.

IMG_9121.JPG My favorite roles however are Mom and woman of God. . My son is my everything and God is at the forefront of everything that I do. As the world grows louder, we become more tech savvy and our minds are invaded by everything we see or partake in. As a woman of a God I have to ensure that the distractions of society does not separate me from quality time with God. Daily prayer and meditation with praise music helps to keep me focused and in wait to sense God’s will.

IMG_9122.JPG In writing this I just wanted to share that it is God’s will for me to share my pictures and words with the world. When you learn to trust God it makes a difference in your life and no matter when the world seems to be caving in, you will have an anchor, yes God will be your support. That’s right God’s love and support never changes. Turn to him for strength and support in all your endeavors.

IMG_9124.JPG So after work it was a birthday celebration for my high school friend Mourine and as women of God and business partners we all had a great time at the Mall and dinner. Being a woman of God is not boring. We all have fun looking our best and live full normal lives, we just made the choice to walk with God and surround ourselves with like minded people. We are women of God, we are created to Flourish, therefore we uplift each other because we Love God more than I love polka dots!! Welcome Back, I missed you also!!!

Love ya
Simply June ❤️

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The virtue of Patience….blessed is she

Hey Loves,

“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45

As I sat in devotion this morning I chose to focus on this particular scripture that I had received from a friend. I found it fitting as everyone seems to be living rather spontaneously. We live in a society which makes everything available at our fingertips so we have lost the virtue of patience. The few of us whom still enjoy shopping away from our computers, When we walk into a store we don’t expect to encounter a line or have someone wait on us. We are microwaving most of our experiences and as a result the relationships we form are in quantity however not of high quality.

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We often need to stop and think do we need 5000 friends on social media or do we need friends whom we actually know and can relate to? Friends whom are supportive of us should be the only ones we need in our circles. It is good to have a global connection and relationships with others but it’s even greater when we have a personal relationship with God. The word of God promises to bless us and pour into us, God gave his only begotten son for us. Yet we often wonder why we experience the struggles that we do and think all is against us. As believers we ought to encourage and nourish our faith so that we can hear the voice of God. Know that while we are being impatient God is working diligently for us, it may not be when we expect things to happen for us but in the time that God deems it right for us. Think about it without a test we would have no testimony and without being a victim we would not be a victor. God loves victories and that’s why we encounter struggles so that by overcoming them we are able to share our victories and make a believer of the non-believer.

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Simply June Ensemble:
Cute, trendy, pink in effect for breast cancer awareness easy to recreate
Best friend ripped denim, pink cropped elbow neon blazer, black top paired with black pumps accessorized with gold Her majesty jewelry necklace and gold buckle up bracelet.

Have a great day!!!
Toodles,
Simply June❤️

October is the month of awareness: get educated

Hey Loves,
October is often significant of changes as the leaves turn into beautiful colors and then color the lawn. Women slip into a different mode if dress as they embrace cooler temperatures. October however, is also a month of awareness: yes this one month is shared by Breast a Cancer awareness and Domestic Violence awareness as well as Mental Illness awareness week. oh yeah and these are all important as they all impact each other based on the psychosocial stressors which are likely to be experienced with occurrences. Get educated on what we can do to fight breast cancer, end domestic violence abuse, diagnose and treat mental illness

IMG_8825.JPG Take the time to educate yourself, support a cause, share with someone because sharing is caring.

Toodles
Simply June Cares

Street Style look Elevated for the Black Celebrity Giving Award Ceremony

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Hey Loves,
It seems like yesterday that I was introduced to the lovely Miss Jasmine Crowe at an award show honoring Toya Wright for her philanthropic work in the Black Community. I can’t believe it was a year ago I vowed to work with Jasmine in giving of my time and services as a parent liaison or mental health counselor to children. Unfortunately, I had just started my PhD classes and my time was limited with my other volunteer activities with the American Red Cross and Dress for Success Atlanta. However as time would have it Jasmine is hosting her award show again and this time she is honoring Tamika Raymond and other philanthropists and organizations for their diligent work and support in our community.

20140704-041611-15371215.jpg Posed with the lovely Philanthropist Miss Jasmine Crowe
Unfortunately I missed out on most of the award ceremony (flat tire) but I still showed up and better yet I now have my schedule worked out wherein I can start giving back to our community and pouring into children who can and will grow up to be like me or achieve more than me.

20140704-041907-15547216.jpg Jasmine and some of the powerful moments of the night. I was quite impressed that Marley is also a philanthropist I can only say well done again Jasmine and congratulations to Marley.

20140704-042107-15667193.jpg Jasmine’s beautiful dress by BCBG Simply Jyune outfit from Francescas boutique- black sheer laser cut skirt and neon orange crop top belted for an elevated look away from the street style>

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20140704-042904-16144865.jpg Well if haven’t learned anything the most valuable thing I pride myself on knowing is Philanthropy~the art of giving back and pouring into others is a blessing! a feeling of accomplishment in itself.
At the end of the night I was glad I came out to support and solidify my promise to give back.
❤️Simply Jyune❤️

Freedom from strongholds…….fear unleashed

Hey Loves,
We all have things, or habits that we like to do but sometimes they consume so much of our time that they become unhealthy. Does that sound like you? well you can stop being a hostage to those habits or things. Anything done in exCess can become a stronghold…..

20140626-124124-45684707.jpgas the days go by I am surrounded with people whom all have so much to say or do. My days seem to stay the same or sometimes get busier than ever though My phone rings much less than it used to as I realize there is a freedom all over me! Yes, I feel free, freedom from everything that held me back. Just being fearful of everyone and everything…..those fears don’t live here anymore. I have unleashed those fears and I am ready to walk in my purpose. Think about it, don’t you sometimes wish you could just be free and do that which makes you happy . of course you can do so but in order to do so you have to focus on what is holding you back. Being able to recognize the strongholds in your life will help you to let them go. After all think about it if you don’t know something is a bother then of course you won’t be bothered by it. Late post from last week’s movie outing.

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20140626-125849-46729700.jpg Though it may take much meditation for acceptance of the strongholds in your life just remember denial is always the first step so if you are denying what it is that’s holding you back from your purpose then that’s it. You see if it isn’t pushing you forward then its a stronghold which creates excuses for you to stay the same.

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Be strong enough to recognize the strongholds, to be able to boot them out of your life, and stop being a hostage from whatever is holding you back. Reclaim you today…..unleash!!!

Thanks for stopping by
Simply Jyune

5 Signs you are ready for Mature Dating

Hey Loves

20140614-204556-74756924.jpg No matter what you go through, even with the worst broken heart, after some time has passed you will be emotionally healed, soul searched, canceled out all that you can live without, you will start feeling alone, empty, in need of someone to share special moments and help you move forward. That is when you will find within you the 5 signs that you are ready for mature dating.

20140614-205918-75558408.jpg Time spent alone feels as if you are missing something, because you have spent so much time by yourself, you are now overcome with emptiness. There is no looking back however and there is no calling the ex now is time to focus on you and forget the past. (Yes too often people relapse and call the ex for companionship which causes the cycle to reoccur and delay moving forward) this I don’t recommend because if it was mendable then why was it broken?

❤️❤️💃The 5 Signs That You are Ready for Mature Dating 🚶❤️❤️

        a) You are focused on moving forward.
        b) You have forgiven the past and rid yourself of the baggage.
        c)  You are not constantly talking about the past (your ex).
        d) You are honest, focused and respectful of differences.
        e) You are willing to learn about someone else without comparison of your ex.

That’s all 5 simple signs however you have to be quiet to hear them and understand when to set your emotions right again. Dating for all the wrong reasons, say for instance your other single friends are dating ( oh yes it happens everybody is dating so its the norm) you may feel that you should be dating also. Stop!!!! Don’t do it we all have different seasons and if its not yours, you will only put yourself in emotional turmoil and delay the process of getting your emotions right again.

While thinking about this post and replaying the relationship counseling I have done I found the most common theme to be People talk too much about their exes and are not honest about what they really want. Before you start dating check to ensure you have experienced the 5 signs that you are ready for mature dating and you are ready to let someone in your life without holding them hostage to your past . Growth requires change, concentration and new experiences so forget the past, look forward to the future, new beginnings.

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You maybe feeling emotionally maxed out, anxious or down in the dumps but all is not lost be patient; get focused, pick yourself up, do some soul searching, reason with yourself…..do you like yourself?

20140614-214528-78328444.jpg Well if you like yourself, or even more love yourself then don’t continue to emotionally distant yourself instead learn how to cope with your emotions, take baby steps if necessary and let someone in your world ……….
Stay tuned for more on mature dating

Simply Jyune’s Preppy Girlie Ensemble
Polka Dot mini skirt- Zenanda Outfitters
Preppy Pink polo blouse –Project E
Brown/polka dot Sandals-Hollister
Blue leather Eyelet Purse-Unlabeled Italian Designer
Lip color – Cream and Sugar by Mary Kay Cosmetics
Silver and purple pebbles Jewelry- Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Sunnies- Tom Ford

Thanks for stopping by and loving on my blog!!
Simply Jyune
Muahhhh!!