Saturday, December 27, 2014

Filling the world.

Hi there,

I was just reading a daily devotional, one of many I read throughout the day. This one hit hard. Why? This year I lost my 27 year old in an unexpected and rather sudden death, November 12, 2014, his name Dustin Kamon.

Filling the world, He lies in a manger! 
Augustine

I started thinking about this quote. "Filling the world." If Mary the mother of Jesus knew her child was born to for-fill the prophesy did she at any time think of it as filling the world? 

Does any big preacher think of himself as being born to fill the world? Do any of their mothers (preacher mother) think of their child as being born to for-fill the world? I say No! 

A mothers heart in this case would be different than a mans. The thought of a baby, being responsible for the world just hours old is an overwhelming thought. Having experienced losing a child is knowing that I was only blessed with his presences for a time, twenty-seven years to be exact. It was a short time in today's lifespan. Twenty-seven years. Jesus himself lived longer. Do you think I would have chosen this for my "son". Do sons get persecuted just because they are
born? Male? Called "son"? And their mom believes in the bible and bible study?



Who is to judge why things happen the way they do? I just know that if I would have known that his life span was so short I would have spent my life trying to stop it from happening. Now, when I think of Mary, I don't see her as an overprotective mother. She lets Jesus do what he needs to do. She does take care of him, part of that is allowing him to mature. She didn't always like the choices he made, arguing with him, even in public.

I do believe in today's world we do have to protect our children more than in the time of Jesus. The times are different. What I do know is because we understand more, we expect more. Therefore, we act in a manner that is appropriate to our lifestyle. Mary had some pretty difficult circumstances. When we look at it through our modern world it seems impossible. The truth is if Mary came into our world today, would she think that our lives were more or less difficult than hers? Augustine quote imply  it was known the world was given to an infant. At the moment of birth the baby carried the world.

Could Mary of the bible cope with Modernism,  Abuse, and today's poverty? Would she be fired into unemployment? Hunger? Pocerty? Was Mary really poor? Was she
Employed? I believe all the woman in the bible were employed. Maybe it wasn't called that, they has specific jobs to do!

 Would Mary today make the choice to have Jesus be born? With medical advances and technology being what it is, would she have made the same choice?  If, so would she let him live out that life or would she use every thing she could to influence him? To try to stop it? I ask my own self, if I thought Dustin was "Jesus Christ" would I have chosen to give birth to Him? The answer is: I don't know. That kind of knowledge is overwhelming and I thank, my God and Lord I didn't have it! For it is only Him, that can carry that responsibly. Praise, Him it's all written down for use to understand.

Ron's Meat Sauce for Pasta

Hi there Diamond Glamour Girls;

Here is a sauce recipe I have used for many years. No, I didn't name it. It was the name it came from. I'd give credit to the person who shared it with me years ago, however I didn't write it down on the recipe card.

Pasta: This is a good hearty sauce for any pasta, although it may overpower the light pastas such as angel hair.

1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 lb Very Lean Ground Beef
1/4 Cup Chopped Onions
1/4 Cup Green Peppers, Dice
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 1/2 Cups Prepared Pasta Sauce - such as Prego
1/4 Cup Red Wine (optional)
Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Minced Parsley

Sauté onions and green peppers in olive oil, brown hamburger then add salt, oregano,and prepared pasta sauce. If desired add red wine. Top with Parmesan cheese and garnish with mined parsley.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Copy Pasta

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls;

Here is a recipe I came up with for rose who are signal. Don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Have to eat, you have to survive. Get home from work and the last thing you want to do is go to a Resturant or bar and eat dinner.



Pasta for on. At your local grocery store the sale pasta for one! Little one serving packages of pasta. They are perfect for a single serving or two depending on your appetite. I find trying to live a balance life as a signal it's best to add a salad and vegetables, this was this fast food pasta isn't so fast.

Ingredients:

1 can of chili (without beans although you can use with beans it taste better without. Still working in which brand I like beat right now it's Hormel) Read the label make sure it's healthy, 

1 bag of Pasta (LA Moderna) 

1. Boil water add salt and a drop of oil.

2. Add pasta let it cook for about 5-10 minutes.

3. Make your salad and vegetables. Plate it.

4. Open the can of chili. Follow cooking directions on the can.

5. Drain pasta. Plate it.

6. Place chili on top of pasta.

7. Add cheese of choice. (Cheddar taste better than Parmesan with this recipe. However, I personally will keep experimenting until I find the right one.)

Hope you enjoy my pasta recipe.




 


  


Sunday, December 14, 2014

What I say!

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls,

How many times have I looked at someone and thought one thing and said another. How many times have I wanted
From the person I was with. Maybe it wasn't for things. Maybe it wasn't for money. Maybe it was just that I needed compassion from the person. Understanding or just a hug. My child died this year and I had to listen to the men that had cursed tell me how great he was. I had to hear the same men pray to the God I pray to after telling me what a terrible mom I was.

With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
James 3:9-10 NKJV

This scripture came to mind. I know we make mistakes. We are sinners saved by grace. Grace, beautiful, wonderful grace. To know Gods grace is to fall in love with His word. 

What does a woman say when she losses a child. Other than help me God. Forgive me God, I must have really I sinned. If I really thought that way then I would not believe in grace. I don't know how I will live the rest of my life. He was suppose to have a few years without me constantly watching him so he could mature into the young man you wanted.

Now, I am left here knowing that the grace that I showed others was not enough, the prayers I said were not enough, the love I gave was not enough, the lessons I taught was not enough, the grace you have was not enough. He left earth November 12, 2014.

Do I curse now? Is it okay? Will I be justified, if I show you I am angry, hurt, upset? Is this what you wanted me to learn? Your anger? Should I be angry? How angry do I have to get. Psalm 77 I was studding and asked a friend to help me study when it hit. 

Does studying your word come with such a big price? Then no one would study it. Does asking someone to help you, mean you lose the word you understand? How can I explain to you my feelings? Although your word clearly explains how we are to deal with emotions. 

I could get angry at God, then I am less of a woman. If God thought I should have this then He would also give me an understanding and equip me with the power to deal with it and the financial resources. My God is not only able he is willing. Then why does man curse you with their tongue and praise you with it too. It's like the sex addict or the alcoholic who says to his wife "I'm not having an affair", "I'm not an alcoholic." then the neighbor catches him take pictures show it to the wife and its denied. Or the alcoholic that tell the congestion they quit and people see him at the local brewery. They speak what the person wants to hear. Is it your truth?

Is your anger mean or is it like the "Father, who corrects his child with his word, in love." My father never spanked me. I learned young His word was enough. His word was enough. Again I ask why does men do that? Speak with and curse with?








Monday, December 8, 2014

Today's Post Brought to You by the Letter "N"

Hi there,  Diamond Glamour Girls;

How great is life when as a former teacher you start remembering your youth and talking with someone about your youth. I have an family member who always want to be the letter "N". I remember in my high school days, I found a friend with the name "Nancy" so I could just be myself.

I want mentality that has nothing to do with me personally. Her daughter always wanted and for some reason my mom always throws me first. I am the first to defend her. Why? I have not a clue, I have a older sister who she claims is perfect.

Silly thoughts of youth, bring venting blog of today! What does this have to do with anything. Absolutely nothing. I honestly don't like to vent.... I prefer a quite and peaceable life. Here is the truth after suffering the loss of your child at age twenty seven, there is not much to say. Life has suck up the thoughts of oneself and placed an imposer in its places.

One that wants also, they want life, and you to suffer for it crying and complaining about how unjust life is. I decided, I don't want to be like that. I don't want to be a complainer, I want to accept it as the will of God.

Here are things I associate with the letter "N".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCxv2ZPU3vg

I hope this complaining blog is understood my many.

May the Lord Bless you with His knowledge.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Chicken Pasta Salsa a la Maria

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls;

This is the easiest recipe I know.

Picture on

Ingredients:

Chicken pieces
Pasta
Your favorite salsa


Place the amount of pasta you will need in water and boil. Pasta measuring can be found on Wiki: http://m.wikihow.com/Measure-Dry-Pasta

Chicken de boned and sliced in small pieces.

In a Skillet place about two tablespoons of virgin olive 
Oil. Heat and place chicken. 
Stir Chicken until cooked. 
Add your favorite seasoning.
Add your favorite salsa. 

Drain pasta.

Place in a serving bowl or plate.
Pour chicken and salsa over Pasta.
Serve.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trendy Make-up Lipstick

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls:

Make-up as woman we are all trying to as my uncle use to call it, "Looking Good!". He like all men like woman that look good. However the latest trend may or may not be the best trend. It has been about a year since I went to the cosmetic counter in a major department store to see what the latest and greatest trend of the season. Caught up with wedding, event fashion I stopped looking into cosmetic fashion. Most of the time the brides I work with do not have bright colored lips or bright colors on their eyes. I am not saying it doesn't have it's place. I am saying I it hasn't been a priority.

For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. Prov. 8:7
Nothing to do with trends or does it? Hear this this are many things that are trendy that I didn't want in my youth nor do I want now. It doesn't mean they didn't exist it means that I don't want them. 

Purple was one of those. No offense to those that choose purple. I just never found it to be a good color for me. The thing that happened today when I saw this young lady was when did it become a color for lips. 

This young lady at the gym was wearing purple lips. When you walked in the gym it stood out. Because she was wearing it and it stood out, I had to look it up. Here are all the shades of purple this line has. Maybe it is the time in my life where I am dealing with ill elderly and purple is the color of alzheimers it is just something to think about. Maybe not all lipstick is worth wearing. Judge for yourself. https://www.google.com/search?q=mac+purple+lipstick&rlz=1CASMAE_enUS604&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=701&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8vsYVM3UAen6iwKxzoGQBA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Monday, August 11, 2014

When Your Life is Threatened

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls,

When I was a teen ager. I found myself having to work in the schools office. I experienced my friends telling me I was kissing up to the administration. That I was just trying to be something I wasn't. However, what they didn't know is that I had a stalker after me for two years. For two years I had phone calls at my part-time employment that paid for cheerleading and all my extra curriculum activities. I was extremely active, however I didn't date much.  Two years this person called me at home, work and I couldn't figure out who it was. I was robbed at gunpoint twice at work. I made police reports. I then quite that workplace to be employed by the Yellow pages. I loved that work. Why because they locked the door and had security their. My mom had divorced my dad and I was trying my best to deal with that let alone the man stalking me. Only one high school friend knew the truth about the man stalking me that turned out to be another student. The found him when he started calling me when I was working in the principal's office. Instead of turning himself in, he attempted suicide. Then it got my whole family involved. This high school student and his girlfriend, went with me for my last visit with this young man. I know it sounds strange, his mother pleaded with my parents and asked if I could help by not saying any negative or reality things to him until it was out of trouble.

After high school the school administrators offered me employment and I took it. Why because they knew the situation. I was so grateful to them. I was able to tell the administrators what had happen when the phone calls started again. They finally caught the man. Why am I writing about this because I was serving at church once and I got asked to be serve in high school ministry. I freaked out!  That is the only time I remember freaking out! I couldn't explain why. I didn't consciously know why. I said No! Resigned from serving. It was years I didn't ever what to relieve. However, I must be doing that today because I am writing this blog.  May you be blessed my my experience and know their is righteous anger that stops you from serving even if it is in a church.

If it were not for those administrators, my friends that I reported to everyday after school. I would never have graduated from college. Still to this day, my mom resents I graduated from college. My dad who has passed away would have been proud...it was the promise I made to him on his death bed. He made me promise I would graduate from university. I thank God for him daily.

I have taken this other blog copied it in the hopes it will help you!
This was taken from Christianity Today! http://www.christianitytoday.com/biblestudies/bible-answers/theology/righteousanger.html

What is "Righteous Anger"?

How can I know whether I'm feeling that or just being a hothead?
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I grew up believing anger was a "bad" emotion. So I've needed several years of Christian counseling even to admit I get angry, much less to learn I can express those feelings righteously! Thankfully, God's Word sets clear parameters for getting peeved.
What does God say about this? The bad news for hotheads is that Scripture contains many more verses warning believers against blowing their cool than verses advocating such behavior. The writer of Proverbs connects anger with foolishness: "Fools quickly show that they are upset, but the wise ignore insults" (Proverbs 12:16, NCV). And the apostle Paul recommends letting our heavenly Father fight our battles: "My friends, do not try to punish others when they wrong you, but wait for God to punish them with his anger. It is written: 'I will punish those who do wrong; I will repay them,' says the Lord" (Romans 12:19, NCV).
Sometimes, however, God allows his people to fuss and remain faithful. Such is the case when King David furrows his brow and huffs:
God, I wish you would kill the wicked!
Get away from me, you murderers!
They say evil things about you.
Your enemies use your name thoughtlessly.
Lord, I hate those who hate you;
I hate those who rise up against you.
I feel only hate for them;
they are my enemies (Psalm 139:19–22, NCV).
Or when Nehemiah gets upset after learning about the wealthy Israelites' exploitation of the poor: "Then I was very angry when I had heard … these words" (Nehemiah 5:6, NASB).
What's noteworthy in these situations is that David called down curses on sworn enemies of God, and Nehemiah directed his irritation at the "haves" repressing the "have-nots." Both men were angry because of ungodly people or activities.
And Jesus expressed anger—at the Pharisees who exhibited such hard hearts (Mark 3:1-5) and at the crass commercialism that sullied the temple (Matthew 21:12-13Luke 19:45-48)—to convey extreme displeasure over sin. Those reasons are the key to righteous anger.
How does this affect me? As Christ-followers, we're totally appropriate getting upset over sin, too. Evils such as abuse, racism, pornography, and child sex trafficking should incense us.
But no matter how reprehensible the people or activities we're condemning, we still aren't justified to sin in our responses: "When you are angry, do not sin, and be sure to stop being angry before the end of the day" (Ephesians 4:26, NCV). Those of us with confrontational personalities might want to ask ourselves the question, Is my motive to be right or to be righteous? before ripping into the offending parties.
Such considerations also help us be pokey in getting peeved: "Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God" (James 1:19–20, ESV). Instead of replying immediately, simply counting to ten before reacting usually leads to much better results in a contentious situation.
Then after we take offense, we should take redemptive action. Christians must get involved with organizations working to free children from slavery and volunteer at shelters working to protect battered women. We must lead the charge against hatred and oppression and cruelty!
Ultimately, if our outrage results in restoring people into loving, healing relationships with Jesus, it's righteous anger.
Lisa Harper has a Masters in Theology with an emphasis in biblical studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. She's a sought-after speaker and has written several books, including Holding Out for a Hero: A New Spin on Hebrews (Tyndale) and What the Bible Is All About for Women: A Book of Devotions (Regal). Visit her atwww.lisaharper.net.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The New Addiction

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls;



This is the age of the new addiction. We see it on all the reality television. What is it? Could it be you are holding it in your hand. Lets talk a little about what is addiction.

Addiction is defined as:
the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.

In the twenties (1920's) it was Alcohol.
  In the thirties (1930's) it was Morphine.
    In the forties (1940's) it was Opinite
      In the fifties (1950's) it was Narcotics or Prescription Drugs
        In the sixties (1960's) it was Pharmaceuticals
          In the seventies (1970's) it was Heroine
           In the eighties (1980's) it was Cocaine
             In the nineties (1990's) it was Cocaine and Heroine
              In the two thousand's (2000's) it was buprenorphine
                In the two thousand ten (2010's) it is Internet aka "Smart Phones"


Now, I know you think I am being ridiculous. The smart phone the greatest invention to men. It gives us instant information. It is so helpful, we can reach our family and friends at any time. I confess I have even used it in my business constantly try to get more business. Now I have come to the realization checking my messages constantly isn't the best for my mental health.

Brides can call me with their problems and I will try to answer them. However, my practice is to plan out when I am going to answer my emails, text messages and other information. I do search the internet for immediate answers when I don't know it. I do confess to even trying to answer a trivia contest by searching the internet only to discover that other were faster at it then I am.

I have now done some things to protect myself. My facebook, twitter, and other social media sounds are turned off. I check it once or twice a day to see if there is something I need to follow up on. I no longer check in all the time...honestly, I don't need you knowing everywhere I go. I like living a private life. Letting people know who your with, what you're doing, and what your doing can attract the wrong kind of person. The way I look at it is I am not making a salary that movie stars make wo what is the point of letting you know what I am doing unless you're going to pick up the tab for me. I don't need to be your porn star. I need to financially support myself.

How to break the addiction. Event planners are doing this for couple and others. Asking people to turn off their smart phones at their events. To concentrate on the moment. Pastors use to ask people to turn off their smart phones until they decided to be with the trends instead of stick to the word of God. I know there are bible apps that are just as good. I've heard. Nothing compares to having a good book in your hands and reading it. They encouraged people to open up their bible and read. It encourages us to read more than a few words, something we all need to improve on is reading skills.

Here are some steps you can take to Stop the Addiction this was take from Dr. Phil:


Seven Steps to Breaking Your Addiction


Most people make resolutions at the beginning of the year, only to break them before the month is over. Whether you want to stop drinking, quit smoking, gambling or simply spend less time on the computer, Dr. Phil has advice.

1) Acknowledge the purpose.
Why do you do it? You have to be able to answer that question. Is it to help you deal with anxiety and stress? It may be hard for you to admit that you have a drinking or smoking habit, but you can't change what you don't acknowledge. Dr. Phil says, "What purpose does the behavior serve for you? If you're an alcoholic, you're not just drinking because you're thirsty. Admit to yourself: 'I'm medicating myself for anxiety, depression and pain. It numbs me to life.'"

2) Think rational thoughts instead of denial. 
You understand at a conscious level, at an intellectual level that your addiction is unhealthy, yet you continue and this perplexes you. Dr. Phil points out, "If you're in denial about it, if you're minimizing it, if you're trivializing it, if you're conning yourself about it, then you'll never get where you need to be." If you can't get through the day without a shot of vodka, you may be medicating yourself for anxiety, depression or pain. You may need to count on others to help you think rationally. 

3) Use alternative coping skills. People don't break bad habits; they replace them with new ones. Recognize that you get a reward from smoking or drinking. Dr. Phil explains, "It calms you. It takes your anxiety away. It lifts your spirits. It numbs you to the pain of your life. If I take that away from you and then don't put anything in its place, then you're just there stripped of your coping mechanisms and you're going to go back to what you were doing before." Some alternative techniques to consider to replace your addiction are breathing exercises or relaxation techniques. 

4) Identify your danger zones.
A danger zone can be a particular time of day or your reaction to a particular circumstance. There are times that you're more prone to indulge in your habit than others. Recognize what those times are, and do something that is incompatible with the addiction you're trying to break. For example, if you have the urge to light up during your 3 p.m. break at work, take that time to do your breathing or relaxation exercises instead. Dr. Phil encourages, "If you get through that two or three moments of impulse, I promise you it will go away." You don't have to be strong and powerful all day long every day. You just need to recognize your danger zones, and do something incompatible with your addiction.

5) Make lifestyle changes."It's not willpower, it's programming," Dr. Phil says. You have to set your life up for success if you're going to break your addiction. If you're trying to stop smoking or drinking, try simple things like not carrying money for cigarette vending machines or cleaning your cupboards of alcoholic beverages. You may have to change the places you frequent, what you do for fun and whom you hang out with. If you are a computer junkie, remove the computer from your house. The best way to stop an addiction is to not have access to it.

6) Be accountable and have a support system.
Being accountable to someone means that that person will not only support you, but will give you the kick in the rear that you need when it gets tough and tell you the truth when you're kidding yourself. Get your family and friends involved in your efforts to kick the habit. If you're a smoker, print out these cards from Dr. Phil that warn your friends to refrain from indulging you. You can also find addiction support on the message boards at DrPhil.com. You need to find a community that supports you during this time and embraces your decision to be healthier. You may also need to seek treatment or check into a rehabilitative program.

7) Reward yourself.Overcoming an addiction can be very difficult, but it can be done. When you see yourself making progress, even baby steps, you have to motivate yourself to keep going. Give yourself credit. Reward yourself for every step you make, starting with admitting that you have a problem and asking for help.
http://www.drphil.com/articles/article/173

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Monday, July 14, 2014

What is Required?

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls,

Maybe you can relate to what I am about to write. Maybe not. It depends on where your stand is in life. What is required of me? (Hew 5:3) Have you ever had someone require something of you that so over the top you with sorrow (Jer 8:8) that you couldn't function correctly or think for yourself to answer?

At the time I had just lost my aunt, my Tia as we called she. She had passed away. At the same time or shortly after I discovered my own mom was aging and it would be a slow and long time with her and her husband they both are ill and slowly leaving. All I could think of was my own children, how would I manage a life without. How I would financially support them and myself. How I would survive?

I was attending a church I loved with people I loved. It was all overwhelming. (Job 6:27) My earthly father had already died and this left me feeling alone. I thank the Lord for taking the place of my father during times of need.  I was serving under someone we had philosophical fundamental differences. (1Cor12:5) Differences of how a woman should be. I believe women have a voice in church and church life. (Ps 142:1) I also believe in a woman's right to choice. (Jer 25:10) I believe woman's right to employment. Most of the woman in the Bible are employed. I also believe in a woman's right to be respected. I also believe that if you are personally required to serve under a preacher as a woman I have the right to ask his wife if there is any objection. (Eph 6:7)  If there is then we have to work our differences first. (1Cor7:34) If there was no disagreement and she still says no, then I am free to not serve as in my case. If they can't be worked out then I shouldn't serve under her husband. If what she required is greater than I am willing to give or capable of giving I have the freedom to say NO. My requirement was that the wife approve. (Ps (62:12) Why, serving in a church creates many things positive. The one thing I will not allow it to create is false relationship. It is important for the intentions of the heart to be known from all present, boundaries to be respected and believes to be challenged and mature in the Lord. (Jer 30-24)

 This choice was shocking to a man who believed a woman should submit. We argued constantly. Maybe, I didn't require enough of him, either way I know I still have the same stand today. The greatest part is knowing in my heart grace, superseded all the arguments. Prayer takes care of all answers, knowing the will of God will be done, not of man. I was there for a reason, a purpose and because I was called to be there.

Did I require anything else after that I don't think so. Once my personal world began to fall apart I had to step down from serving and take care of my family that needed me to serve them for a while. I am a woman with an opinion. Not that my opinion is always correct, what is important is that I am allowed to express it.

With the life changes, it is good to know you have another woman praying for grace and mercy in your life.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I Look A Mess I Don't Have Anything To Hide

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls,

As woman we fight all kinds of battle. Some for ourselves to stay content and give thanksgiving in everything the God brings our way, others just because we are selfish enough to want to live a life that God intended us to live. Most of all we fight the battle because this is what we are told we must do.

There is no battle when you are signal, other than the one to have your own name, reputation, honor in your own body, earned respect of others, in your business life and in your personal life. What greater battle is there than in knowing the truth. I do not fight when I wake up in the morning for I know the truth in my life. I fight to be the woman God intended me to by. Not my mothers child, the woman he raised me up to be.

Number one on Googles list of woman who look a mess.Did someone care enough to ask her why?
Sometimes, we don't look like what we are suppose to look like. We run to the grocery store for something and we run into a friend. Wow, they say, you don't look like yourself. I laugh and think to myself what is it that you were expecting? You see me on Sunday, workdays with my best forward, however on a regular day when I am just myself it is unacceptable to you?  This thought runs through my mind, however I don't speak it. It is a thought not worth speaking. I think, if I were a negative person I would tell you all the things I am trying to accomplish, however I am just myself, trying to support myself. Trying to live the life I was suppose to live not the lies others want for me.

It is the truth of day to day life, we doesn't always look the way others think it should. We don't always act life others want us to. Social media, expects woman to look a certain way, our children expect us "mom" to look and act a certain way, movies portray woman without faults. The truth is we suffer from all types of life circumstances. We fluctuate the ups and down's of life know their is a greater purpose to our life then what you expect. We woman don't have to look any certain way. God describes Eve, however he doesn't describe her physical appears other than to say she came from the rib of Adam. Sometimes, I hear what you say, however the freedom is knowing what is best, God's best for my life. Not your life, my life. If I was a preacher I would tell you God wants all His people to know that Jesus Christ is Lord. That you are saved by grace and not by works. That you are a believer. When you accept the fact that there is John 3:16. The goal is to believe everyday, act that way and accept grace. Giving thanks always. I might not look like you expect, however I believe I am doing the best I can.

However, I am not a preacher, therefore I can only ask you the next time you see me, don't judge by my appearance. Ask me as a person how am I doing and if you really want to know and care for me I will tell you. Otherwise just say hello and be on your way. Only my true friends, family need to know the reality of my life. That is the difference between a relationship and a gossip.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Trending in Weddings (No to Social Media at My Event)

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls:

You know I love to talk about trends whenever possible. The funniest one right now in the trendy field of event planning is putting away the cellphones and all the trendy tweets, Instagram etc. and asking people to be with you in the moment. What a thought, that you share the most important moment in your life with the guest you have invited.
Cell Phone Case @MKPDE

As your guest nicely to put away their cell phones, cameras anything that can take away a single moment of your guest spending time with you. The thing is it is difficult to ask people today to not take pictures at your wedding. Is this because we are use to capturing things in our own way or because we have just become a society, that needs to talk about yourself constantly?

I have thought about our world today and what is important to individuals, even at a wedding. Most people tend to take pictures and post them right away. So their friends can know what they are doing. Is it really about the wedding, the couple the commitment they are making to one another or is it about or is it about the guest attend, trying to make their friends jealous, covet, desire what they have? Whatever the motive, you have spend hundreds, thousands of dollars on your day. You're about to say your vow and you hear the clicking of cameras. The worse part is at the reception, your having a good time and what is an innocent moment, someone takes a picture and it becomes something that didn't happen. How do you explain a picture away, when a picture spends a thousand words.

Here suggestions of ways you can ask your guest in a polite manner:

1. Include a note in your wedding invitation. "We would like you to be in the moment with us on this special day, in order to accomplish this we are asking our guest to please not use their cell phones, please leave it at home or check it in. We do not want our photo, our wedding on the Internet."

2. Have a check in area with receptionist. . Since we are serving alcohol at our wedding we are asking out guest to please turn in their keys and cell phones. Respecting privacy is very important to us. We prefer our wedding or event not be on the Internet."

3. Thank you for respecting our privacy and the privacy of our guest, please do not take pictures and put our day on social media. We would like to keep this day private between us and our guest.

4. Today we invite you into one of the most Romantic Days of our lives. Please respect our day by not taking pictures and putting it in social media.




Saturday, June 14, 2014

Gossip Hated and Loved!

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls,

You know it is amazing to me the perception of gossip. In a biblical term gossip is hated, the thing is we assume it is only women who do (secretly) speak of these things. Prayer is gossip? However, even in a church men need to pray, do they go to other men to pray with them or a woman? If women are gossiping when they are praying for one another then what are men doing when they pray for one another?

Either way, I went on a journey once to find out how much gossip was hated. I traveled in tents, by car, boat, plane and even under the sea asking the question how much do you hate gossip. Here is what I found out.

Movie stars do it.
Photographers do it.
Videographers do it.
Passengers do it.
Starbucks was knowing for doing it with anonymous names on cups so they do it.
Pizza deliveries boys do it.
Tweeters do it.
Face book ruined faces and do it?
Event planners do it and it ruins their employment.
Teachers do it.
Principles do it.
Pastors do it.
Headmasters do it.
Chefs do it.
Fashion designers do it and claim they would never do it.
Lawyers do it knowing there's consequences for doing it.
Judges do it.
Literary do it.


Here is what I found out in my Journey...it doesn't matter the color of your skin, it doesn't matter if you are male or female, it doesn't matter how old you are, it doesn't matter how powerful you are or how much money you have or don't have, people gossip,

What does matter is how you use the gossip. I am here to say it does. When you're a child you think and act like a child. You do things you enjoy, however you don't know what you enjoy because you are a child and haven't experience all that there is to do. Innocence should be protected, you as a individual have the right to learn, grow mature and figure out what is yours. What is right for you.

How do you use gossip? When I was in college just starting my life, I attended a football game with my fiance. We were watching the game and I always took other things to do. His profession was "football" and the other coaches would always attend. They talked about football plays, the talents of the football player the statistics and I would talk about the cheerleaders. I laugh today at the thoughts I had I had just graduated from high school and x-cheerleader I still had the desire to try cheer. I would mess up these men by talking about the cheerleaders. It was intentional and unintentional on my part. Therefore, our date nights were filled with sports, as my then young fiance was learning from his peers and I was the tag along. They would laugh and joke with me about how I always brought a book, a craft project or something to do. I quickly learn to cost them money and make them buy be a program, a hot dog, a coke....did you know that when they began to gossip about the cheerleader, I would have to distract these grown up men with other things. I laugh today, it was not anger it was to see who can mess up whom. There came the point where cheerleader tryouts and I happened to be on campus. I thought to myself, I could tryout for cheerleader and mess with my fiance or I could just do what I needed to do to graduate from college. I choose to graduate from college. There is a point, where messing with a life is for their benefit or their failure. I believe I made the right choice for my life. A few of my girlfriends became cheerleaders. It was fun to watch them, I went on with my education and graduated from university.

Is gossip fun or does it have a responsibility? I could of not keep my fiance on track and tempted him with cheerleaders as his friends were doing with me, tempting me with football players. I could have just gone down to the football field after the football game and introduced myself to the young man they wanted me to meet. I think I made the right choice to love the man I was engaged to and ignore the others. There is always someone out there that is prettier or more handsome, has more money, is more powerful, however when you find the one that makes you feel all those things and you don't have a thing your both just starting off, then that just might be the one to spend your life with.  Yes, I can scripture this blog....I won't. It's gossip.





Sunday, June 1, 2014

Flag Day What Does It Mean To You?

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls,

Have you ever thought about the flag of the United States of America?  Is is important to you? That holiday we call "Flag Day". What does it really mean to you? Most Americans, think very little of our flag on a daily bases. Here I am after my home was affected thinking about the flag our men and women fight for. To this day they still fight for this flag and all that it means.

Last night, one of our military that was impressed in a jail in Mexico was sent back to the United States. What rights do you have? Are you willing to give them up? Your home would you give that up? How about your car? Your children? Better yet your money would you give that up? The right to earn a living? These men and woman give some of these things up. They leave their homes, their cars, their families, and some even their paychecks why? To serve a country with a flag more powerful than all other countries. It use to be we were raised with a sense of duty and responsibility. We use to write to our POW's and seal their letters with a kiss. S.W.A. K.
Apple phones have this cute little app a letter with a kiss on it. I think to myself how many people today know what that means? It was a meaning symbolic of affection, love and a way of saying Thank You to those POW's of the "Viet Nam" war. They were are modern day heros. We didn't have to agree with the war they were fighting. We had to respect them because they were fighting a war, we were unable or unwilling to do. We were children! Innocent and a heart represented a KISS. Not lips. Not lipstick. Naive I hope so. I hope and pray every child is naive when it comes to things of war and they grow up feeling safe. Knowing we have people who fight for our country. Today's soldier should of had every government funded school, every christian school writing them letters, S.W.A.K. Shout! Thank You!

How many of our children today grow up making the United States Flag and learning what the stars and stripes mean. Why it is so important? This may be my personal agenda. Maybe, because I had a dad that served in the military, a grandfather that served in the military, his father before him and married a husband that served in the military. Maybe it is I am a teacher and miss teaching. I think these things played a part in my life, what played a larger part was knowing what the stars and stripes mean and in learning this I learned the importance of these men/woman serving. In learning what the flag means I learned our country faith, our ability to defend, our rights, how carefully our forefathers choose the design. I learned why other nations choose their design, their believes, their faith, what God they pray to and how they choose the design. The meaning of symbolism and how to stand firm in what I believe.

 That is still not why it is important. It is important, to know those who walked before us and what they fought for. What meant so much that they would give up their live for this cause, for me a citizen in this United States of America. Could it be that our forefathers worshiped the only true God? That is why we are blessed. (John 17:3)

This Flag Day talk to your child about what it means. Many San Diegans lost their homes to fire this year, who came in to help them fight..."American Hero's" from fighter fighters, to military to the person next door. It doesn't get much better than that on earth.

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

I Am Who I Am

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls;

You know I love the idea of speaking out for woman, woman's issues and most of all the right to be a "Christian" woman without the stereotype that we have to be so humble we become the doormat for anyone and everyone. Christianity, goes back further than the United States and womanhood begins before Eden. God knew what He was doing so, who am I to question Him. He made me woman and he clothe me.

I am who I am (Ex 3:14) and I humbly say I love clothing. Thank God it is more than a leaf. (Gen. 3:21) I was on facebook yesterday when I came across a post.  It is a new company that brings "personal stylist" to your fingertips. Now you can go shopping with a "personal stylist".  Men unclothe us we go shopping.! Cost them money. I am all for that! If they had righteous thoughts towards us then they would be. The last thing I would want to see is my preacher, teacher, speaker, etc. without cloths.

You've heard the old saying they tell speakers. It is to look out into the audience and imagine them naked. The funny thing is for some of speakers that is a terrify thought more than getting up in front of  people and speakers. The thought of naked people starting back at me all shapes, all sizes, all colors, with all different types of agendas. Wow, I would rather go shopping!  (You are suppose to be laughing at this point.)

A Professional Shopper aka Personal Shoppers defined in the dictionary as:
an individual who is paid to help another to purchase goods, either by accompanying them while shopping or by shopping on their behalf.

Before you ask me. The name of the company I am talking about is "Stitch Fix'. I can't recommend them, I can't not recommend them. My friend shops this way. She enjoys purchasing her cloths this way. Basically, what the company offers is a personal shopper who goes out and purchases cloths for you. They ask you a series of questions about your shopping habits. Then they send you shipment of clothes they shop for you. You decide how often the shipments arrive. Every other week, monthly or every two months. The clothing is an average of $65.00. What I discovered for myself from looking at their website is I enjoy shopping. It is fun and away for me to express my personal style. If you take out the relationship part of a personal shopper than what is the point? You judge for yourself what you like. Having a personal shopper in my time meant a person who would get to know you, your body type, your style and then find things you would look good in. It is part of wedding and event shopping for our clients. We get to personally know them and shop for their event. The online method felt rather cold to me. That's my thoughts. Let me know what's yours what your thoughts are.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

High School Graduate

Hi there, Diamond Glamour Girls;

Prov. 4:7

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Have you ever thought what you would say if you could go back in time and graduate all over again. Yesterday, I drove by a graduation, since I spoke at my graduation I didn't have that desire my speech covered it. (Mat. 10:20) As I drove by I saw all the students cheering on the field as the speakers concluded their talk. The talks no one really listens too. When they are a student.

However, as a adult with day to day living experience you get a different view points. I was thinking to myself "what if". "What if" thoughts came from the speech of a college graduate I just listen to. Why, did I listen to this talk? It was on a blog I was reading to understand an app I was trying to apply to my blog. Yes, this blog.

My savvy children who understand apps, understand things I do not. I would normally ask for help. Help with daily living. A life that has changed since my high school age. A era that is filled with computers, technology, wisdom from foreign worlds, that now expressed in television movies, with the exposure to internet tv. Before the child is even a child they are expose to more information than needed. Proving faith has become a complex. (11 Cor 1:24) It was in my day a simple art form filled with love.

Congratulations!
International exposure changed the playing field, changing the love, art and beauty to a battlefield. That's what children are exposed to a more complexed battlefield, where the internet now plays a daily role. The elder who don't modernize get left behind and those of in between years are looked as people to abuse. When maybe they are trying to learn what is good in pleasing to the Lord in this new world that they have been thrown into. The gentleman that spoke talked about how he had to use his first interview for employment as an "acting opportunity". (Det. 11:7) He knew what he wanted as, he also knew that if he could convinces someone to employ him in a field he didn't know anything about he would succeed in his field. This actor believes it is about "Greatness" achieving that was important to him. (Psalm 103:7)

High School Grad Pointing to University of Choice
What is important to you? What is your greatness? What is your life about? What and how would you use to help yourself in life? Would you take the time to help someone else?  (Luke 21:33) What are your personal goals? Focus on those and you will succeed. For me and my house, we will serve the Lord and he directed our path off to college. I love the Lord!


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