Feel good, watered down preaching that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, without the message of repentance, is not the gospel of Jesus Christ. It continuously says how much God loves you just as you are, how much He wants to bless/ prosper you, but refuses to address what God hates-sin. God is love, but He is also the great Judge
➵ Self love (introspective prioritization of self): mediate, look inward and focus on your positive traits. If you are able to love yourself more and like what you see, you will find peace. If you love yourself on a deeper level, you are able to love God and others more. Humans are fundamentally good and lovable.
➵ Have you ever felt like you are a little behind compared to others around you that are the same age?! You are doing what you believe you are supposed to be doing, but can’t seem to “get ahead.” You start to feel slightly embarrassed because it feels like you are the only one that is constantly at the end in this race called life. I’ve been there.
I wish I could say this was the kind of car I drove around in while I was in LA, but it wasn't. I was tight on money, so I rented the cheapest car I could get. I was out there modeling and I needed a car to get me around. In NY I always relied on the subway, but in LA you need a car. The auditions, castings were all over.
Have you ever asked the Lord why?! Why me Lord? Why do you have me in this situation? Why am I going through this? Well, that is exactly what I was asking the Lord when He had me staying with my friend in LA. He quickly showed me that I wasn't there for myself, but for someone else. Let's rewind a bit.
Several years ago, I went out to LA to stay with a girl I knew who had been begging me to come for a visit. I needed an agency there anyways, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to possibly get one. She told me I wouldn't even need a car, I could just ride with her everywhere.
People have called me crazy, thought I wasn't comfortable in my own skin, and they thought I was insane for not being willing to take a little more off because I was a "model." "That's what models do, that's what modeling is about," they told me. Well, I hoped to prove them wrong.
Since my stance on #ANTM, I have often been asked what the difference is between a bathing suit and underwear are. Many people did not understand why I would wear one, but not the other. My explanation on Top Model didn't get aired and I looked aloof, although if you know me at all, you know I stand strong, bold in my convictions.
Several years ago I had a sciatic nerve problem. I never had this issue before in my life. It affected the way I slept, sat, my workouts, and sometimes, even the way I walked. During this time I used to drive a lot to Chicago for modeling from Indianapolis. At times, the car ride became unbearable. My husband would always drive when he could because I would have to stick my left leg out to help ease the pain.
I have never tasted alcohol. Yep, you read that right. Not a beer, not a sip of wine, notta. There are several reasons why.
I have seen firsthand the destruction it CAN cause. I have seen people get so twisted, that when I looked at them, I no longer saw "them." They became a different person.
If you don't think God is cool then listen up. I used to pray for my future spouse often. My mom and I decided to pray together. We did that for several months. If you know my mom, you know she doesn't pray "short" prayers, so my time with her was definitely an investment! Ha! To be honest, I didn't always enjoy praying, (or with her), for it is hard work.