The BEAUTY of Grace!!

Not to sound “religious” in any kind of way but isn’t Grace beautiful? We live each day, each moment, each second where most of us, never stop to consider or enjoy the beauty of live and living, let along GRACE. What is Grace, as pertaining to God and the scripture? Contrary to popular belief, Grace and Mercy are definitely sister’s but different. Grace is used in a variety of cases in the bible where it the meaning varies. I want to talk to you today about grace in the facet of “unmerited pardon”.

In the New Testament, the Lord used the word “grace” to represent or define “unmerited pardon“. I’m OVERLY ecstatic today to talk to you guys about this because my family and I are living witnesses of God’s grace, love, mercy and more!

Let me provide you with some history and a written explanation of why I’m ecstatic today about the loving grace of God. Yesterday, my husband and I went to court, along with a few other young men, to go before the judge who will ultimately exonerate my husband and 3 others for a crime they were convicted of in 1995.This is phenomenal being that we all have suffered the implications and the shortfalls that often accompany a recorded felony conviction.

The ‘stigma’ that’s associated with it is devastating. It’s been 18 years since the incident and my husband stated that he thought that he was going to have to spend the rest of life living in the chains of the wrongful and erroneous blemish, until “one day.” “One day”, we received that call and the rest is history.Many of you might know and understand some of the calamities that come with a felony conviction on your record. Just imagine of you are innocent of this conviction and no one believes you? How would you feel about the justice or legal system? Would you have faith in it? Would you believe that is was “just?”

We received a call from the Texas Innocence Project which has devoted its mission to freeing innocently convicted victims, those incarcerated and not. Thankfully, must husband did not serve time in the pen as a result of this, he was sentenced to probation but the effects were non the less devastating. Due to this, he suffered from lack of employment, housing, prejudice and much more!

Of course some might say, “18 years is a long time, why did God make you wait that long for this?” We must know that God’s ways are not our ways. Technically, 18 years is not a long time being that Gods’ creation has been around for thousands, maybe millions of years. The bible states that a day is like a thousand of years to God. This is often hard to understand and perceive to us, fleshly, human beings, but with God, all things ARE possible. It’s “beauty” is indescribable. It’s hard to put it into words. Long story short, this testimony is a real-time example of the greatness and goodness of God’s grace. It’s simply beautiful because God will restore the years of your life that you thought you lost. Only He can do it!! So to Him, my family and I will be forever grateful.

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DFW Natural Hair Forum October 16, 2011

Calling all my ladies in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area! Are you thinking about transitioning from a relaxer to natural hair? Or are you currently a natural haired diva, seeking answers to questions about your hair? Are you needing answers to questions about your natural hair texture? Need help figuring out where to start, what products to use or fine tuning a natural hair regimen? Come to this years, Natural Hair Forum!

Featured Guest: Dr. Karana Fairley of Greater Southwest Medical Associates 
 Wellness and Life Coach
Natural Medicine
Chronic Disease Management
Weight Management
Wellness Exams
Detox Programs

They will journey down the culture and heritage of natural hair! I believe that great pearls of wisdom and insight will be given by Dr. Fairley as well as other highly knowledgeble women!

When: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time: 3-5:30 p.m.
Location: Salon Delta Incorporated
4010 W 15th. Ste 60
Plano, TX 75093
Cost: $10.00

*Tickets may be purchased online at Salon Delta.com or by calling 972.424.6110
If you’re in the Dallas, Ft. Worth area or in its surrounding area’s, put this date in your planner and come out and join numerous other ladies, just like yourself, get questions answered and more! I plan on attending, see you there!