Thursday, June 22, 2017

Protective Styling

I'm still allowing my hair to grow out and I'm just trying to keep it as healthy as possible. I love my twist outs but my hair tends to get dry really quickly the more I wear it out. My favorite protective style right now is a part on the side, with flat twists starting in the front and combining into a low bun in the back. I can leave my hair like this for a few days for no manipulation, and my ends are tucked away. Wearing your hair up with your ends protected as often as possible helps to eliminate dryness and excessive split ends. Some of my other favorite protective styles are a high bun/top knot or small- to medium-sized twists pinned in an updo.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Speaking Up Even When It's Uncomfortable

We live in a day and age where everyone's opinions are thrown our way, whether we asked for them or not. As a Believer in Christ, I know it can sometimes be discouraging. And if you're like me, you probably feel like there isn't much you can say to give hope or encourage, because let's face it - you're not a preacher or anything. That isn't what you (or, I) were called to do. I don't have a huge following on my social networks, or a ton of engagement. I was feeling all of this for a few days when God led me to 2 Corinthians 11:6, which says this: "I may be unskilled as a speaker, but I'm not lacking in knowledge. We have made this clear to you in every possible way."

This really spoke to me. I'm not a great speaker by any means. And maybe someone reading this feels the same. But it doesn't matter. If God puts something on your heart to say, out of obedience we need to speak it. We need to speak up. More and more, truth is getting silenced and false teachings are being believed. I feel as Believers, we need to do our part. No matter how big or small we feel it is, whether it's to help thousands or a few or even a couple. The important thing is that we follow what God is telling us to do. So, don't compare yourself or feel insecure in what you lack. Allow yourself to be the vessel God created you to be.