Bible Verse of the Day: 1 John 1:9

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I believe that there are certain Bible verses that every Christian needs to have memorized and be able to use on a daily basis. I consider these verses to be foundation scriptures for every day life. 1 John 1:9 is one of those verses.
Many people have the wrong idea about God and sin. They think that when they commit a sin, God is mad at them and that He will not forgive them. Other people think that the bigger the sin, the more you have to ask for forgiveness. When if you look 1 John 1:9 that the Grace of God shines brightly and His forgiveness is awesome

Let’s look at the verse in three parts:
1) If we confess our sins — First of all, we have to confess our sins to God. Anything that we have done wrong, we need to bring it to God and ask for His forgiveness. He can’t forgive us if we don’t ask.

2) He is faithful and just to forgive us — If we come to God asking Him to forgive us of the sin, He is so wonderful and awesome that He will must forgive us. No matter the situation or the reason for the sin, if we ask He will forgive us. It is wonderful thing to know that no matter how we mess, God loves us so much so much that we are forgiven.

3) And cleanses of all unrighteousness — Not only does God forgive us of the sin, the sin is wiped away and never to be remembered by Him again. Many times when we commit a sin, we are the ones who hold on to it and keep in our thoughts and in our memory. But what makes God so awesome is that He does not remember it. It is like it never happened. How awesome is that!

I believe that 1 John 1:9 is an important verse to meditate on when you think that you messed up so bad that there is no way that God would ever forgive you. Or if someone tells you that God is mad at you when have committed a sin. Just remember that if you have confessed the sin to God, it is forgiven, no matter the how little or how big; no matter situation. God Loves Us! God Is For Us! and God For Us!

Something Different: What to Know About Dressing for Special Occasions

We all have to attend special events and occasions in life, but it can be hard to know what to wear at these events. You need to get your wardrobe in order if you’re going to be prepared for whichever occasion might arise in the future. There are some staple items and tips that will help to make sure that you always have something unique and out of the ordinary to wear. Read on to find out more about this.

JT at a special event with her hubby.

Look Out for Dresses That Are Playful and Stylish
It’s always worth keeping an eye out for dresses that offer something that is both playful and stylish. Fashion items that are classical or simple are great because they can be used for special occasions for a long time to come. They won’t be reliant on fashion or trends, so they won’t be useless of unappealing to you in the near future. That has to be a good thing.

Have a Floor Length Dress to Rely On
It’s a very good idea to find a good floor length dress that you can rely on in all kinds of circumstances. These items are ideal for people that are needing to find outfits that are suitable for black tie events that require something more formal. You should have at least one dress of this kind, and you won’t need to use it very often, so you probably won’t need more than one. Take your time to seek out the right one for you.

Keep Adding to Your Jewellery Collection
Jewellery is one of the most important things of all when you’re putting together an outfit for a special occasion. The right choices have the ability to bring an entire outfit together and make it complete. They can even spice up a relatively drab outfit and make it more fitting for the occasion you’ll be attending. Find the best outlets, and add to your collection. This Kay Jewelers Review might help you to decide where to buy from. You can never have too much interesting jewellery.

The Differences Between Corporate and Casual Occasions
Apart from family ceremonies, there are a couple of main categories that special occasions can fall into: corporate and casual. Corporate occasions require something more formal, but you don’t want to look the same as you do when you turn up to the office for work each day. So, how do you go about looking formal while also looking different? You need to find fashion items that allow you to keep things conservative while throwing in some flair and extra colour at the same time. As for casual occasions, it’s often best to use your own instincts and aim for comfort and visual appeal.

It’s always worth putting some extra thought into how you are going to dress for those special occasions that pop up from time to time in life. It helps avoid the panic that comes with these occasions when you don’t know what to wear, so make the most of the help offered above.

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2 Things You Need To Think About Before Weight Loss

Losing weight has never been chalked down to one sure-fire method, has it? We all hear about some magic method, or we hear about the importance of healthy eating at every turn. And yes, it really is all about your diet, but with the word “diet” it implies a temporary fix. Going on a diet to lose some weight means that once you’ve lost the weight, you can go back to eating what you did before, but this isn’t the best way to keep weight off because you’ll put it back on again eventually. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to think about the following:

The Act Of Detox

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Yes, detox has had its fair share of supporters and detractors in the past, but the act of detox is something that our body does in one way or another anyway. Some of us are lacking in key minerals so you may need to have help in this department by taking iron supplements, or having some additional 5-HTP as you age. Detoxing is confusing because there are plenty of detox diets and juicing diets that don’t encourage you to eat, but you need to listen to your body.  You can help your body speed up its detoxification process by eating the right foods and drinking herbal teas, but the goal is to give your body what it needs, and that is different for all of us. There is a handy list of detox tea reviews if you need to give your body that head-start, but you can also help yourself to understand what is good for your body and what isn’t. For example, gluten is something that people aren’t aware of how it affects them until they’ve cut it out of their diet for a couple of weeks and they’ve found that they’re less tired and can think clearer. So, try a detox in one way or another and see how it affects you.

The Mindset Of Exercise

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We all think of exercise as an hour or two in the gym, pushing yourself until you can’t move, when the major flaw with this type of approach to working out is that it has become a mountain in your mind before you’ve even begun! And it may prompt you to give up after one session. Instead, the real way of getting yourself to exercise is to establish a baseline of fitness and increase it from there. So, if you are really out of shape, then you don’t want to say to yourself that you’re going to run 5-miles today when you haven’t done so before! A realistic approach is to do 5 press-ups. Once you’ve done that, and it was hard, you’ve done enough to push yourself a little bit, so the next day, do it again, and the next day, and do this until you can do 5 easily, you then ramp it up a bit more, and go for 10. The trick is to increase that baseline of fitness every time. So once you’re in a position to do so, you can do an hour’s workout, or that 5-mile run, because it will push you just enough so you won’t give up. Exercise is all about mindset!

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Staying Healthy at Summer Festivals

Summer is here, and for a lot of people, that means weekend long music festivals, where we can have fun in the sun, see some of our musical heroes, mingle with fellow music lovers and have interesting new experiences. There’s no denying that music festivals can be great fun, but if you’re going to one this year, you really should do what you can to stay safe and stay healthy while you’re having a ball. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

Which concert will you be attending this summer?

Avoid Alcohol Consumption
If you’re heading off to a festival, chances are that alcohol will be available. If that’s the case, you need to make sure that you and your friends party safe and that means watching how much alcohol you drink AND more importantly watching your drinks to ensure that you don’t get spiked.

Stay Hydrated
You’re going to be out in the sun for hours at a time watching your favorite bands perform, and you’re (probably) going to be drinking. That’s a bad combination in terms of your dehydration risk, so make sure that you always have a bottle of water on hand to keep your hydration levels up.

Wear Sun Protection
You might be more concerned about packing the perfect pair of summer shoes or the prettiest flower crown, but don’t forget to fill your festival bag with sun protection essentials like sunscreen, sunglasses and a floppy hat to keep you cool and protected from the sun’s rays.

Pack Ear Protection
While you’re packing, you should seriously consider also bringing along some earplugs/muffs, especially if you’re bringing your kids to the festival. If you contact Hearing Professionals, they will tell you that close proximity to loud speakers and live bands can and will damage your hearing, especially if you’re a regular festival goer/fan of live music, so find a pair of earplugs that allow you to enjoy the show comfortably if you want to protect your hearing.

Pack Your Medication
If you require any medication at all, even if it’s something like an asthma inhaler that you rarely need, do not leave it at home. Being in a festival setting without your medication could be quite dangerous for you. Sure, there are first aid facilities around, but getting to them quickly won’t always be easy, and they’re unlikely to have a fully stocked pharmacy on hand! It’ll be much better for all involved if you have what you need with you.

Avoid Unsafe Sex
Festivals and romance go hand in hand for a lot of people. If you’re one of them, please think about it before you do it. The last thing you want to bring back from your festival experience is an STI or worse. If you need to know more about safe sex, contact the American Sexual Health Association or similar sexual health organization for all of the information you need to stay safe not only at festivals, but all the time.

The bottom line: Have fun at the festival, let your hair down, but keep your health in mind, stay prepared and you’ll have the time of your life.

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Where Do You Find The Strength To Be Beautiful?

Feeling positive about your appearance is difficult for everyone. Do you often look in the mirror and love what you see? Don’t worry if you don’t. Nobody does. Investing in a new wardrobe, to find your style and to emphasize your curves, is always a great way of falling back in love with yourself. At the heart of how you feel about your appearance is how much you care for yourself. Making yourself a fashion gift can boost your mental, or giving your skin a full spa treatment can transform your feeling. But there’s something else that can define how beautiful you feel. It’s your strength; it’s the energy you are ready to invest in feeling beautiful, whether it is mentally, physically or even from a health-related perspective.

JT and Vinny

Give your body the energy it needs to function
For most individuals, when they think about beauty, they think about weight loss. In reality, beauty is not specifically about losing weight, but it is about giving your body the energy it needs to function. As a result, you naturally develop easy ways to make healthier meals and to stick to the appropriate calories intake. As much as you might love doughnuts, you are not without knowing that they don’t provide any nutrient to your body. Consequently, your healthy diet relies on understanding the right balance of nutrients – fat, proteins, vegetables, etc. – and addressing your needs with the appropriate recipe.

Give your mind the energy it needs to be motivated
Whether you want to become healthier or fitter, you need to stick to a positive mindset. Too many people give up t the first negative thought. Feeling beautiful in your body means that you need to stay motivated, at least long enough to see the first changes. These transformations don’t have to weight-related. They can be linked to improving your health or reducing your stress levels. Whatever keeps you from feeling beautiful will not disappear easily. Therefore you need to focus your efforts on keeping a positive mindset.

Give yourself the right to be imperfect
You are not perfect. You are perfectly imperfect. But guess what? Nobody is perfect. Nothing in nature is perfect either. The idea of perfection is based on having all the desirable elements and qualities, yet you are left to decide what is desirable and to recognize what is possible too. In other words, it’s important to accept that, while you may not be flawless, you may just be as good as it is possible for you to be at any given time. Is there anything wrong with imperfection anyway?

Give your body the time to improve
As hinted above, most transformations take time, whether you are trying to change your mindset or your physical appearance. If you are trying to lose weight, for instance, you need to be aware that you need to get rid of 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound of weight. To put it in other words, it’s the equivalent of cutting your calories consumption by 500 every single day of the week. While this can be achieved with a mix of diet and exercising, you need to know that you will not drop a dress size within a week. Giving yourself the time to improve is key to rediscover your beauty. Don’t rush it.

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