πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™The Power of PrayerπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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

Have Faith, DIY fruit infused water!!!!!

Hey Loves,
It has been a minute since I posted any or shared with you all. The last few weeks have been rather difficult….seasonal allergies, hay fever, outbreaks, food allergies you name it and its like I have experienced more than I ever want to relive. On top of it I had to attend seminars and classroom sessions at Residency. Just a burdensome time within a 7week period. I must say being a believer my faith, helped me during these trials in my life. It would have been easy to seek comfort in all the available comfort foods and talk to whomever would listen. Unfortunately with growth comes changes.

20140501-063250.jpg At the beginning of my ordeal I had just joined a Small Bible Study group of women to study Beth Moore’s “Breaking Free. I must say sharing and studying this book totally freed me of the pain and fears from my past. I learned how God created my past to help me get through life now and I clearly see the direction and the life that’s ahead for me. Overall I have developed a relationship, an intimacy with The Lord, no more bondage, I have learned to say no. In keeping my mind healthy I have also taken the extra step to keep my body healthy so my eating habits have also changed. I have decreased my sugar and carb intake and started eating more salads and protein. Yikes, yuck but it it’s getting better. As a result I am loving DIY Fruit Infused Water daily

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20140501-064111.jpg For years I have loved spa water that’s right the water with the slices of fruit when you go the spa but I never tried it at home. Well finally this year on my quest to being healthier and to consume more water I added a few packets of liquid or powdered fruits however my taste buds did not like the after taste from those additives.
If you are like me and experiencing the same then you should try this:-
Grab some fresh fruit, small berries Or Slice some vegetables and make it a way of life because fresh fruits, vegetables and water infused together actually helps to improve concentration and keeps your body hydrated………..

on the quest of good health and improved concentration for the hot months approaching buy less pastries or use the fruits before they go bad get a pitcher, water bottle and water preferably natural artesian or alkaline water to get your pH levels where they need to be:

strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cucumber, ginger, mint leaves, lemon basically add a handful of these fruits or vegetables to a large pitcher or water bottle keep them refrigerated and you can sip all day. If you are on the go like me most of the day then an/a fruit infused water bottle would be ideal for you. Drop your fruits or vegetables into a infuser insert with perforation so that the fruit/vegetable can properly infuse. This can be done overnight or right before you are headed out. There you go fresh healthy water on the go, tasting so good and refreshing which reduces your intake of sugar filled juices and carbonated beverages.

20140501-065246.jpg Give it a try do it yourself today, stay hydrated and healthily avoid the juices with improper labeling for corporate and commercial benefits which offers no substance to your body. drink more infused water and less sugar filled juices and you will discover a difference in your body, mind and health. for the next 21 days I will be challenging my mind and body to go against carbs and sugar, will you join the challenge? it will be a struggle but you can do it too and guess what if you forget momentarily because we all get cravings don’t fight or beat up yourself. Just toss the rest of the uneaten foods and get something healthier and better for you in the long run.

It’s all Mind Over Matter anyway so have infused water everyday.

Much Love
Simply Jyuneβ€οΈπŸ’ƒ

Fashionably Fearful

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Hey Loves,
As I stood below the Talmadge Memorial Bridge watching this lovely view on the Savannah Riverfront I saw the little tugboat pushing the big barge and it made me wonder, think deeply why am I fashionably fearful? I wonder and I ponder and then it hits me…..I am not fearful because of me; I am fashionably fearful because of the people who have crossed my path in life and the ways in which they have dealt with me. No, I am not astonished and should not be a bit amazed because I had learned earlier not to expect much of humans as they are and can be very unethical. Surprisingly not everyone is raised with morals and not everyone is willing to embrace ethics in their lifestyle or professional experiences. Point being if Judas could ride with Jesus as one of his disciples and then be a traitor to him….. who am I to expect different from humans? then realize I must let go of my fears, I must be confident, I must answer his call……because I am closer than I think and I am destined for greatness. With such thoughts I am glad I chose to walk on this path, leaning on God for strength in all my endeavors.

20131212-101309.jpg I reassure myself I am stronger than I think, my past is behind me and I am free to pursue happiness.

20131212-101616.jpg As the sun sets and I stroll by the river before dinner my mind is made up life happens and even more trials and adversaries will come my way but what matters is how I will cope so I must work on my coping mechanisms in a positive light not by pulling the covers over my head and ignoring everyone instead I will Believe, have FAITH and lean on God as my rock, my support, my hero my everything.

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Simply Jyune riverfront ensemble
Red dress- Banana Republic Career Dress
Black wide belt- C Wonder
Black strappy sandals – Tory Burch
AB Traci Lynn jewelry- Thankful necklace, fancy bracelet, blingit ring, pebble earrings
Lip Gloss- Ooooh Baby by MAC

fashionably brave yet so timid creates being fashionably fearful

20131212-102759.jpg After a long day in seminars to achieve the simple elegant water front look I turned my buckled belt backwards (to avoid clashing with my jewelry), kicked off my work pumps slipped into sandals, let my hair down and went for a stroll before dinner.

20131212-103504.jpg There is a big beautiful world waiting for me…..I am glad that I answered the call to turn away from being fashionably fearful and to serve God willingly and happily.

Thanks for stopping by
Simply Jyune πŸ™‚
xoxo

Sometimes you have to express yourself

Hey Loves

20130922-113138.jpg This past week my maternal grandmother turned 96 and I must say it gave me joy to celebrate her birthday. I see the favor in her life and I wish to have the same favor to serve God and live a long life. Sometimes you have to express yourself take a stand and do the things you believe in, ignore the little voice of doubt , learn to separate right from wrong and know that you don’t have to be like everyone else. Accept that not everyone will like you as it is written Mark 5:36 Ignoring what they said Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

20130922-115301.jpg Expressing myself in a new way, not just believing God but holding on to my faith and showing that I believe. My friend, know that it doesn’t matter if others think you are different or that you have changed just hold onto your faith and believe do not allow the faith of others to make you fail in your faith.

20130922-120200.jpg Being grateful that expressing yourself is meaningful and strengthens you.

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Ensemble
Multi color silk dress~ Banana Republic
Wide buckle belt~ French Connection
Cone heel ankle strap shoes~ Sergio Rossi
Pearl Rock Necklace set, bracelet & watch~Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Lip Color~ YSL

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20130922-121857.jpg You can order your Pearl Rock Necklace set today online at http://www.tracilynnjewelry.net/mjcoke

Sometimes you just have to express yourself, and strengthen your faith and you will be blessed and highly favored.

Simply Jyune
xoxo