1. Fifty Shades of Grey and Why It’s Not Good For You


    September 28, 2012 by SWANKYCYN

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    Here is a video I did a while ago discussing the unfortunately popular, Fifty Shades of Grey. Take a look …
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  2. Samaritan’s Feet

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    March 1, 2015 by SWANKYCYN

    Samaritan's Feet Charity

    This is my second year giving a first fruits offering and I’m excited to invite you all to partner with …
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  3. BA STAR: Eyeshadow Palette and Base Primer

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    January 24, 2015 by SWANKYCYN

    BA STAR Makeup Beauty

    A while ago BA STAR, the #1 Selling Makeup for Cheerleaders & Dancers, sent me one of their eyeshadow palettes …
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  4. Do you know the one word that will change your year?


    January 1, 2015 by SWANKYCYN

    Happy New Year Resolution One Word Theme

    Happy New Year! One of my favorite phone apps (thank you Jesus for technology) is the YouVersion Bible. It makes …
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  5. Shoe Trend: Mules

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    December 13, 2014 by SWANKYCYN

    Shoe Trend Mules

    Cheers to all the amazing mules this season! I’ve probably owned all of two pairs of mules my entire life, …
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  6. OOTD: Big Hats, Wedges, and Gold


    November 14, 2014 by SWANKYCYN

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    I love big hats and I cannot lie! Ok, I love shoes. And these Qupid nude heel less wedges I …
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  7. Why God loves you, and meets you where you are.


    November 8, 2014 by SWANKYCYN

    God Loves You Perfect

    I’m going to be honest. I don’t always FEEL like spending time with God eventhough I KNOW it’s what I …
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  8. SOLEIL TOUJOURS: Luxury Sunscreen


    May 5, 2014 by SWANKYCYN

    Soleil Toujours Luxury Sunscreen Skincare Tanning SPF

    With living in Hawaii and adding another birthday to my belt (March 21) I couldn’t pass up the chance to …
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Many don't know the battle I've had the past couple of years...actually my whole life...but especially the past few months. With a lot of beautiful changes in my life came obstacles. Anybody in a marriage can understand, anybody away from family can understand, and anybody living in a different place can understand. It can be frustrating...mentally and emotionally...and eventually physically and spiritually. 
As 2014 was ending things got more intense. I found myself dealing with a roller coaster of depression, anxiety, anger, and simply put--mental chaos. Confusion. Highs and lows. Totally trusting God one minute, and completely doubting everything He has ever told me the next. I was under intense spiritual warfare and oppression and my mental health was suffering. I felt trapped. But I didn't give up. The Lord lead me to start a fast on December 24th, and I knew it was time for things to change. I refused to go on living like a prisoner. The enemy would whisper to me that I'm out for the count but my Father's spirit in me kept saying, "I'm not done with you yet." I share this because I know many of you are going through something. I'm putting this out to magnify my God! I'm in awe! In awe because EVERY SINGLE THING you see on this list He has begun to work out in my favor (really His favor lol). Now it wasn't without more chaos. Because while I in a fast it was amazing, when it was over things got worse. I got angry. How is it that I'm trying to be a faithful servant but all this calamity is overtaking me?!! Literally going out of my mind.

Then God reminded me how Jesus too felt forsaken at the cross. Indeed...but he rose again! Wow. How could I forget? Humbled. Yes, Christ suffered but it was for a far greater purpose. And it did not end in death. So the same for us. We can't forget that everything we go through is minor in comparison to what He did for us. Furthermore, when we take up the cross as He did and and continue to cry out to God, He hears us. His timing is perfect. You might be going through it now, but trust Him. Your struggle is not in vain. Rejoice! You are a child of the Most High and there is so much more in store. #REVIVE Okrrrrr! Check out ShopStyle for some alternate options for this look // Like photos and get shoppable emails // Sign Up @shopstyle // #SHOPSTYLEit


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