Stay The Course and Finish The Race
Charmed By Justice -Living Social Deal December 18 2012
Hello Everyone!! Today the Charmed By Justice/Living Social Deal begins at 5am. It will run for 7 days. Living Social will feature the deal exclusively today with shared follow up features for the next 6 days. I've uploaded some new pieces with MANY more to follow. Uploads will occur daily and in between redemption. Please note 2 things:
- One, just because you purchase your voucher today, does NOT mean you MUST use it now. You have until April 2013 to redeem it's "FULL" value.
- Secondly, if I've given my word to hold pieces for several of you. I have done so. However, you MUST purchase the deal/voucher from Living Social and then email delivery instructions to me (in studio pick up or postal services). Thanks to each of you for NONE of this would be possible without your previous support!!! :)
More details can be found on http://jewelrybyjustice.com/
As for the classes, the dates are listed on the website. Please call to confirm which class you will be attending.
Personal Assistant Needed Immediately November 28 2012
Help wanted! Please see Craigslist Ad and apply if interested. Thanks :) http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/ofc/3440444432.html
Seeking a highly diversified CREATIVE mind who does NOT wish to
perform the same task day after day. Multilingual PREFERRED! This
person must be available for immediate start, able to learn QUICKLY,
assist on photo shoots, jewelry making, jewelry classes and marketing
campaign via the computer for Social Media Networking. Training is
provided. However, administrative and computer skills are a REQUIREMENT
as is transportation. The studio is located downtown and will serve as
the work location most days. Light traveling throughout the city (for
errands) may be required, however mileage and gas will be reimbursed.
This position is available immediately. Hours will range from 16hrs to
40hrs per week but could exceed 60hrs towards year end.
Pay is weekly and is on par with experience. Minimum pay is $8 per hour. Pay increase after 30day satisfactory review.
NO phone calls please. Submit resumes for immediate consideration to JewelryByJustice@gmail.com.
A Brand New Thing October 26 2012
“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun!”(Isaiah 43:19, NLT)
Can you see the “brand new thing” God is doing in your life? Sometimes it’s easy to see the hand of God moving, and sometimes the storms of life can cloud our vision. But no matter where you are in life today, meditate on this truth that God is working even when you can’t see Him. Like a seed buried deep in the ground, it may seem dark and lonely and there may be dirt all around, but that is place where life springs forth. Trust that God is doing a new thing! You can trust Him because He is faithful! His plan for you today is blessing. His plan is to give you a future and a hope. His plan is to do a new thing in your life. Let go of the thoughts of the past and open your heart to what God is doing today. Ask Him to show you what He’s doing. Ask Him to reveal it to your heart. Seek Him and you will find Him and see the brand new think He’s doing in you!
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for doing a work in me, even when I don’t see it.
Thank You for the brand new thing You have. I open my heart and put my
faith and trust in You in Jesus’ name! Amen.
Joel & Victoria Osteen
Happy Friday everyone!!! Have a wonderful weekend :)
Vote Obama Support Bracelets October 24 2012
Hey Guys as promised, I've created a "Vote Obama" Shamballa Bracelet to support our President's re-election. Please show your support to both Me and Him while building awareness for President Obama's RE-election!!!! The Bracelets are specially priced at $35 because I want as many of you as possible to own one :) As many of you know, that's a STEAL of a deal for a Shamballa Period, point blank but this is for a Cause that can save not only our economy but many, many lives!! The catch (because there's always one...lol), there's a limited quantity and once the charms are no longer available, I will discontinue this piece!! So, order them fast :).
Below is a picture of this specialty piece. It can be purchased under both Men and Women Obama Bracelets. Please don't forget to indicate your size!!! Sizes come in the following. Please measure your wrist appropriately as there's no returns for wrong sizes.
Small - 6 inches
Medium -7 inches
Large - 8 inches
Thanks a million for your continued support and Happy Voting :)
And NOW I know WHY... October 21 2012
Today has been one of the most interesting yet MOST rewarding days and not because of money but because of the love and appreciation I've received. This past week, a friend reached out to me and asked that I make a memorial piece for her soror who passed away from Breast/Brain Cancer this week. I happily accepted the assignment. After all, making jewelry is what I love to do, right? Little did I know that the "real" reason I had been selected was because I "needed" reassurance that I am doing the right thing and that I need to stay the course no matter the obstacles. There's no doubt in mind that I am being used as a vessel to unite, heal and spread love to God's people but more importantly to myself (Thanks Dionne!!!). I have NEVER done anything MORE rewarding or fulfilling and I'm more determined NOW than EVER to push forward with ALL of my might. NOTHING can hold this girl back! I'm truly destined for greatness and accept my calling with all of my heart!!! :)
And to the Sigma Gamma Rhos who experienced loss this week, you are in my prayers. KNOW that there's NO pain God can NOT heal nor void He can not fill. Trust ME on that and trust in Him with everything you have and He will NOT only show you the way but He will be the light in which you need to travel safely on this path we call life. Remember, you are NOT alone and nor is your Soror!!! Rest In Peace Erica Moulds and know you are loved. Your sorors are truly showing OUT for you!!! :)
Happy Sunday Everyone!!! And may God Bless you ALL :)
New 2012 Fall Collections October 07 2012
Hello Everyone!!! Happy Sunday ,
I've been incredibly busy vending and creating new collections for you. So far, here are the new collections. I just know you'll love them as much as everyone else who've been privy to have seen them already :)
1. Metal and Leather Collection - This is truly a "me stopping out of my box" moment. This collection is a bit on the dark and edgy side as it includes both leather pieces of fabric, metal dragons with micro paves of various colors featured in the center of each piece. The bracelets include 2 dragons and feature the standard macrame stitching but with a twist.
2. Ivory and Bones Collection - I've searched high and low for beautiful authentic beads made of bone and Ivory. Finally, I found some out of Africa that I can live with and that I just know you'll love. Can't wait for you to see them :)
3. Cross Collection - We all need to stay near the cross as difficult as life can be at times. So, I've made it easier to do so. I've created the Cross Collection in both stretchy and macrame themes. Crosses all include pave crystal stones and both silver and gold plated metals. Think you will really love this collection :)
4. Triple Cross Collection - This collection is really unique! I've taken crosses and strung them with 3 strands of Agate Beads of various colors. This collection is proven to be the hottest as I've sold all of the 6 pro-types I created and have received 3 orders that are all due on tomorrow, October 8th!!! I'm extremely excited about the reception of this collection :).
5. Obama Collection - I found some "Vote Obama" Charms and they'll be featured in a special collection of gemstones. This is a very special but limited edition collection. Only 20 bracelets will be created. So act quick to support OUR President :)
6. Breast Cancer Collection - In 2011, President Obama declared every October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
6. Professional Collection - I will feature professions from the Medical, Education, Sports, Music and Artistic Fields. This collection is designed to show love to the people who influence and enlighten us one way or the other. Feel free to recommend some professions you'd love for me to create.
Please check back during the latter part of the week to see the new additions to the website. However, if you can not wait! Go to ANY of the following to get a sneak peek :)
Have a wonderful day and as always, THANKS so much for all the love and support you've shown Charmed By Justice :)
Run Your Race September 05 2012
“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.”(1 Corinthians 9:24, NKJV)
So many people today spend valuable time and energy trying to make everyone around them happy. They want to be approved, accepted and affirmed. There’s nothing wrong with that, but you can’t let the opinions of others become your focus or distract you from what God has called you to.
In the natural, when a professional runner races, you don’t see them looking around at the other runners, wondering how they are doing. No, they have their mind focused on one thing: the finish line. They don’t waste valuable energy comparing themselves or wondering what’s going on around them. Instead, they focus on winning the prize. This is how we should be in life — focused on winning the prize of the victor’s crown in life.
My challenge to you today is: run your race. Don’t let people squeeze you into their mold. Remember, you don’t have to try to play up to people. You don’t have to worry about what everyone else thinks. As long as you’re being true to what God has put in your heart, don’t look to the left or to the right. Stay focused on your goals. Run your race to win and honor God in everything that you do!
PRAYER FOR TODAY
today and every day I set my focus on you. I declare that I will not
look to the left or to the right, but I will fix my eyes on Jesus, the
Author and Finisher of my faith. Give me wisdom and grace as I dedicate
every area of my life to You in Jesus’ name!
Joel & Victoria Osteen
Quick Update on Events September 05 2012
First, I am going to add a calendar to my site of the different vending opportunities I am participating in for the remainder of the year. So, please look out for that as there are several upcoming events including FSA September 15th and 16th.
Secondly, I'd like to thank TraxxGirls and ITLA for allowing me to vend my jewelry this weekend. I am happy to say I sold a little less than 80% of my inventory. I am updating my website product availability now so please be patient with me. Look out for new product announcements. The easiest way to learn about new collections and product availability is to subscribe to my site :). You can do this on the homepage of www.CharmedByJustice.com. Or please feel free to follow or befriend me on the following:
Finally, I'd like to thank MY TEAM again for supporting my efforts ALL weekend long. I hope you had as much fun as I did :). I tried to make it as special for you as it was for me. Thanks for your loyalty and belief in me :)
Stay tuned for more updates soon :)
It's NOT about you!!! September 05 2012
“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”(Matthew 5:44, NKJV)
This ONE is a hard one for me but I KNOW in other to fall in line with YOUR purpose one MUST free his or herself from ALL negativity. We must put ourselves in a positive space to be ALL we can be!!! So, I am posting this one as a reminder to myself to learn to FORGIVE as I too ask forgiveness and expect it...
Anyhoo, he's Pastor Osteen's Message:
If you’re going to do anything great in life, if you’re going to be a great businessperson, a great teacher, a great parent or a great leader, not everyone is going to cheer you on. I’d love to tell you that your family, friends and co-workers will celebrate you, but that’s not the case. Some people simply can’t handle your success. As you grow and increase, as God pours out His favor, somebody will get jealous. Somebody will start finding fault. Don’t be surprised if a relative tries to belittle or discredit you. If you focus on making everyone around you happy, you’ll start changing and lose sight of what God has placed in your heart.
Friend, your destiny is too great to be distracted by people who are never going to affirm you. Don’t take it personally. It’s not about you. It’s their problem. Shake it off, run your race, be great anyway.
Greatness in the midst of criticism begins with forgiveness. Don’t hold a grudge. Bless those who curse you; pray for those who spitefully use you. As you keep doing what is right, God will honor you. He’ll promote you, and you’ll see the dreams and desires that He placed in your heart come to pass!
PRAYER FOR TODAY!!!
Father, I come to You today with an open and humble heart. I choose to forgive those who have criticized me. I choose to bless those who have hurt me. I choose to be great because You have equipped and empowered me to rise higher in this life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
-Joel & Victoria Osteen
For You Nik, I LOVE you... August 29 2012
You know I love myself some Whitney Houston and you that I love me some you too!!! You ARE the best friend I have EVER had in my entire life and I would not be where I am today without the God in you!!! You've NEVER failed me! You've never disappointed me!!! You've never judged me!!! You support me like we're blood related and you've "proven" your loyalty and dedication for over 10 years now. You love my babies as if they were your own, the best God-Mommie God EVER created and you "always" give to my entire family unselfishly. I thank God for loving me enough to put you in my life!!! Don't know where I would be without you Nik and I thank God because if I have anything to do with it, I'll NEVER EVER know. You are the reason for the BEST in Bestfriends. This must be what God meant when He created the term and I only wish the world was full of my you's.
I love you my little Indian!!! And I am HERE for you as I've always been!!! There's no storm that will EVER arise in either of our lives that God alone can't fix or that will EVER prevent me from being there for you and the fam as long as I've life in me.....#BelieveALLofthat!!!
So, I dedicate this song to you and the emotional bond that these two friends shared because it's the same exact bond that we have shared almost since day one and for over 10 years now!!! And I just know that we ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS will.... Here's to YOU Nik and 100+ more years to our friendship!!! Love ya little girl :)
PS--Sorry for the length of this post! But you know I don't care. Just as I am not ashamed of the love I have for God, I am NOT ashamed to tell the world just how beautiful you ARE!!!
Who To Please... August 29 2012
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.” (Proverbs 29:25, NLT)
In life, there will always be people who try to squeeze you into their mold; people who try to pressure you into being who they want you to be. They may be good people. They may mean well. But the problem is that they aren’t your creator. They didn’t breathe life into you. They didn’t equip you, empower you or anoint you; Almighty God did! If you’re going to be all that God created you to be, you can’t focus on what everybody else thinks. If you change with every criticism, trying to win the favor of others, then you’ll go through life being manipulated and letting people squeeze you into their box. You have to realize that you can’t keep every person happy. You can’t make everyone like you. You’ll never win over all of your critics.
Instead of trying to please people, when you get up in the morning, ask the Lord to search your heart. Ask Him if your ways are pleasing to Him. Stay focused on your goals. If people don’t understand you, that’s okay. If you lose some friends because you wouldn’t let them control you, they weren’t true friends anyway. You don’t need other’s approval; you only need Almighty God’s approval. Keep your heart and mind submitted to Him and be free from people pleasing!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY: Father God, I come humbly to You today. I invite You to search my heart and mind. Let my ways be pleasing to You. Let my thoughts be Your thoughts. Thank You for setting me free from people pleasing in Jesus’ name. Amen.
FEAR NOTHING August 29 2012
He Holds You in His Hand
“Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you...I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand...”(Isaiah 41:10, AMP)
We all face situations in life that feel out of control. During times like these, it’s easy to get discouraged and allow fear to creep in; but instead, why don’t you focus on the fact that God is holding you in the palm of His hand! There is nothing too difficult for Him; nothing’s impossible; nothing is beyond His ability. When God holds you in His hand, you are safe; you are cared for. In His hand, there is victory. In His hand, there is strength. In His hand, there is provision. In His hand is everything you need.
matter what you may be going through today, you can trust that God is
for you. Instead of getting down and depressed over your circumstances,
look up and get a
vision of God turning that situation around. Let faith arise in your
heart and focus on His favor, promotion and blessing. As you keep your
heart and mind focused on Him and choose to obey His Word, you’ll see
those supernatural breaks that will launch you further ahead than you
ever thought possible because He holds you with His victorious right
Father in heaven, thank You for helping me and holding me in Your victorious right hand. I choose to trust You even when things don’t make sense, even when things seem beyond my control. I release my cares to You knowing that You work all things together for my good. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
How To Be Blessed August 29 2012
Who Will Receive The Blessing?
“Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation” (Psalm 24:3–5, NKJV)
God wants you to receive every blessing that He has in store for you. In His Word, He tells you about His wonderful blessings, but He also tells you how to receive His blessings — by having clean hands and a pure heart.
We are made pure and clean by the precious blood of Jesus when we make Him our Lord and Savior and turn away from anything that displeases Him. I’ve found that most of the time, it’s not the big things that keep us from God’s best; it’s the small things — maybe it starts with an offense that turns into unforgiveness. Maybe you watch something on TV or the internet that you know you shouldn’t, and it becomes a bad habit that steals your time and pollutes your mind.
Today, make the decision to let go of anything that would keep you from His blessings. Make the decision to be a person of excellence and integrity. Treat others with respect and kindness and look for ways to be a blessing. Be determined to live a life that pleases God so that you can receive the abundance He has in store for you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, thank You for the blood of Jesus that cleanses and renews me. I choose to turn away from anything that displeases You so that I can live righteously before You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
OUT with the old, In with the NEW August 29 2012
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV)
As a believer in Jesus, you are a new creation! You have a new spirit, a new walk, a new life! There may be “old” things in your life that you are trying to get rid of. Maybe you have old habits or addictions that you want to change. Remember today that the new has come. It’s a new year with new opportunities, and it’s time for you to be the new you. Let this be the year that you break old habits and addictions. Let this be the year that you move forward into a new life of victory. Let this be the year that you take hold of all the spiritual blessings the Lord has promised — peace, health, protection and victory.
Be encouraged today because no matter what is happening in your life right now, you have a chance for a new beginning. Choose today to leave the old behind — leave behind old behaviors, old thinking, and old words and embrace the new by faith because this is your year to experience the new life that He has prepared for you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Heavenly Father, thank You for making me new. I choose today to leave behind the old life and ask that You empower me by Your spirit. Help me to understand Your plan and know the truth of Your Word that sets me free. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
Success equals Distractions August 29 2012
“Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise...” (Micah 7:8, NIV)
Anytime you set out to do something great in life, there will be critics. If you’re going to be a great businessperson, coach, student, leader or employee, there will be opposition. The more success you have, the more opportunities there will be for distractions. The higher you go, the more haters will come out. When you start stretching to a new level and pursuing what God has placed in your heart, the jealous people, the critical people, and the small-minded people come out of the woodwork and start making negative comments, but you don’t have to let that distract you.
If you are under pressure today, if the critical voices are coming against you, know that it’s because you are making a difference. Don’t let them throw you off course. Instead, dig your heels in, set your face like a flint, and say, “I will not get distracted. I will not get drawn into battles that don’t matter. It doesn’t matter what others think; it matters what God thinks!”
Today, look beyond the critics. Stand strong in adversity. Press forward to what lies ahead and win the prize of life that He has prepared for you!
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Father, today I choose to let go of the negative voices, offenses and hurts from critical voices. I choose to focus on You and the good plan You have for me. Give me Your peace and joy as I move forward in the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
Stay The Course and Finish The Race August 17 2012
so yesterday.... I had several unexpected custom orders from the Charmed By Justice Jewelry line.
Last evening I found out I'm being considered as one of the main
photographers for a HUGE (and I do mean HUGE) event at The Biltmore
Estate thanks to Nikki Lopez
name dropping...lol. Thanks DJ Lola!! This morning the owner of a very successful PR
Agency agreed to not only promote my line with her celebrity clients but
will also allow me to vending at a weekly sponsored event starting mid
I share ALL this to say, SATAN stays busy but He
is NO match for GOD or those who truly believe! Adversaries see
greatness in you and uses the very things/people close to you to
dethrone you but I WILL NOT be moved!!!
The key to success is Labor (you've gotta work) + tenacity (let nothing deter your dream) and Faith (believe it so you can achieve no matter how difficult it may seem)!
I was NOT looking for any of this to happened yesterday or today. In fact, I wasn't having the best day on yesterday but I stayed the course, when the studio and created a brand new collection for my line. Yet God showed up to exalt himself and to remind me ALL things destined for greatness was first met with adversity and obstacles!!! Sooooo glad I KNOW him for myself and that he loves me so much that He is NEVER to far away when I need him. #ILoveTheLord. Have a blessed day and HAPPY Friday Facebook :)
www.CharmedByJustice.com officially opens August 19th, my parents anniversary! RIP to my father, I love and miss him so much but at least I KNOW I've an angel watching over me!!!