Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Goodbye Hello

Hey Guys and Girls.
I hope your all well and having an awesome week, my week has been stressful to say the least because… The Bible for Women is moving!

Don’t worry the blogs will still be uploaded and the weekly inspiration etc. but I and my laptop will be venturing on a brand new journey… In Chelmsford (30 mins from London)

I have a job as an Au Pair for one year there, I’m very excited to be on this amazing journey.

This week I have packed, even though I started packing 5 weeks ago, I have finally finished packing with 2 days to spare! I love being prepared, and organised, especially when I’m super excited to start this job. Many of you know that I was supposed to leave for Italy then New York Staten Island in two separate events last year for Au Pair jobs however they weren't the right ones for me and I experienced some horrible things from them. I’m very glad and grateful to have this overwhelming opportunity to be an Au Pair and also have more time to start my New Year resolutions… TO GET FIT and spend more time on the BLOG and PRAY MORE!

On Sunday, I attended Paradox Church for the last time in a year, a year doesn't sound that long but in my mind, it’s a life time without my paradox family… Nevertheless they have been supporting me from day one of me entering the church and I know that there going to keep on being my life cheerleaders and praying for me while I’m on this journey. Church is the people, not the place.

I will be attending a church in London and I’m ecstatic to be beginning on a new journey but I am also very sad that I am leaving my Church (Family).Also my family at home, they drive me crazy but hopefully over the next year I’ll develop some patience.
The Bible for Women is going to be growing into a lot more very soon (SEPTEMBER 15TH) I and Brittany Nicole can’t wait to share more of this with you all!

I am travelling to Chelmsford on Friday 29th with Kieran (the boyfriend) and hopefully I will have plenty of time in the long car journey to write a blog which has been placed on my heart. I am very excited to share some blog ides with you all very soon. Hope to have a blog ready for you on Monday maybe Tuesday.

Have an amazing week and remember be grateful for the opportunity and situation you are in, you might not of wanted to be there but you are, and you’re there for a reason.

Thanks Everyone! Speak Soon.
Loadsaa Love & God Bless You All
Jessica Louise Xoxo

Here’s some photos of me and my church family, saying our goodbyes! Love You Paradox Church!!!

 Paradox Church -

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Always Be Grateful - Josephine Wolley

Welcome to The Bible For Women and to another piece of writing from our partner in Indonesia - Josephine Wolley.
Here's her weekly blog on being thankful! Enjoy.

Always Be Grateful

Sometimes, Thank you is just a spoken word that comes out when you feel happy. But sometimes, when you feel down, do you really say it straight from your heart? It can be hard to say it because you can't accept the situation or how you are feeling? Especially women, we are often controlled by our emotion. But what if the emotion is sadness? I know it can be difficult to be thankful in these circumstances. But Jesus told us through the Holy Bible that we have to be grateful for whatever our circumstances are. 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 - Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus 

And a question comes to mind.. how can we be grateful in every situation? Well, Jesus never says that things will be easier when we're grateful. But He emphasized that if we do everything in His name and surrender every detail of our lives in His will, He'll never make us upset. He has set all of timing in our lives, such as a time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance, etc. 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
"There is an appointed time for everything.  And there is a time for every event under heaven ~
2 A time to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up.
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
5 A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing.
6 A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep, and a time to throw away.
7 A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; A time to be silent, and a time to speak.
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.
9 What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils?  10 I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. 11 He has made everything appropriate in its time.  He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime; 13 moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor, it is the gift of God.  14 I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.  15 That which is has been already, and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by."

 Just keep on believing that even though you're really really sad, it is still one of God's plans for you. So, we always have to remind ourselves that every situation we find our self in is a part of God's plan. He has devised everything up for our lives. He allows it come to us so that we can always be grateful and rely on Him.

Thank you for reading Josephine Wolleys guest blog on being grateful. 
Stay Tuned for more blogs coming very soon.

Thank you & God Bless
Love Jessica Louise Xoxo


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Submit and Straighten

Welcome to a blog that's been placed on my heart, I hope it helps you or makes you understand a little bit more about myself. 

What path do you belong on? What path have you been on the past? What have you done to change that?

Before my life with Christ, I was heading onto paths which scared me and I didn't want to be on them, there was nothing in mind I could do. 

Just before I started attending church my path I was walking on was unpleasant and included people who I did not want to have wandering on my path with me. 

Some people haven't got a relationship with God and have a 'great' 'content' life. That's okay, but it wont stay like that forever, you'll have bumps on your road. But with God, your bumps will not be there forever. He will straighten them. 

Do you like the path your on,or heading too?

We are all on journey and we are all given a path from God, he created the bricks and stepping stones for your path. We might not like it, we might love it. I personally love it, I'm useless at making decisions so relying on an almighty God makes me have a kind of peace and inner strength about the future.

Proverbs 3:6  In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Only by submitting your self to God, only then he will make your paths straight. 
I love this piece of scripture, because I hate the idea that I'm on one path my entire life, I love the fact he will make our PATHS straight meaning that we will be on more than one path throughout our lives, but if we commit and submit to him he will make every path straight. 

Psalm 1119:35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.

When God directs us we need to take that direction and instruction because after all he knows us best and knows where we need to go, not where we want to go. Sometimes we need to trust in him and his plans.

Jeremiah 29:11 
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 

God has a plan for you and he knows exactly what path your on and were your heading, so trust in the Lord and just trust his guidance. We are all in need of some guidance, we can't do this on our own. We are all different but in need of the same God. 

When I came to Christ, I chose to follow God and God's commands and in return he guided me on to the right path, the path and plan he had for me all along. It was amazing seeing the change in my self whilst choosing his path (In reality his plan chose me).

By submitting to the Lord, he straightened my path and that's the best thing I've decided to do. 
I ask you now to think about this... Have you fully submitted yourself to the Lord, if not why? He has an amazing plan for you and if you haven't submitted yourself to the lord, how can you get to see a little part of your plan, God doesn't show you the plan for the rest of your life, he gives you a small segment of it, he shows you this ,to give you peace and hope for the future, you future with the Lord. 

Today Remember : Submit and Straighten 

And Also remember God sends us difficult paths but he will always provide us with strong shoes. 
He will provide patience, strength and wisdom. Just Submit. 

Thank you for reading today's blog. Have an amazing day.
Stay tuned for big news coming very soon! 

Thank you & God Bless 
Love Jessica Louise Xoxo

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Miracles Do Happen - Monthly Blogger

Welcome to The Bible For Women! 
I would just like to say a huge thank you to every one reading this and especially all the new followers from Indonesia, Brazil, America, South Africa,Portugal, Philippines, Italy And so many more amazing places! 
The website is impacting people worldwide... Yes you heard me... WORLDWIDE! 

Also Check out the news page as I will be sharing some awesome news very soon! 

Now I welcome back Brittany Nicole - Monthly Guest blogger on The Bible For Women - blog - site. Enjoy her amazing blog...

So I'm not an expert on miracles. Let me start with that. I've struggled with severe leg pain that has progressed over the years. The doctors can't even diagnose me because they’re clueless to what's causing it. It has made it difficult to sit longer than 30 minutes, and on some days even difficult to walk or stand. I've prayed, cried, and prayed some more, asking for a miracle. I KNOW God can heal me, but it's apparently not in his plan at this moment in time. 

So I can say, miracles don't happen when we want or expect them to. But they DO happen.

Almost 5 years ago I went through a depression. I didn't know it at the time, but looking back, it was definitely a stage of depression. I then became suicidal. I didn't express my sadness, anger or feelings to anyone. I dealt with it myself. And the fact I'm alive after that, is a miracle in itself.

But the miracle that happened to me might not be seen to some as a miracle but I know it was.... The day after I planned on committing suicide (and obviously didn't go through with it) I was at school, walking down the hall to class. I prayed for this person who was causing a lot of my anxiety and etc., to not be there. I prayed for this student to just not be at school so I could have one day of peace. That's all I wanted. 

I get to class, literally 15 seconds after saying this prayer, and the student isn't there.... That student didn't come back to school for the rest of the year. 

God knew my prayer before I even said it. 

That was a miracle, because I needed to see a change in my life. I needed proof God heard me and was real. I needed to see that for myself and God showed me. 

I've seen other miracles happen. I saw my aunt who couldn't breath without an oxygen tube, BREATHE for over an hour without it! She didn't realize her tank was turned off, and she was breathing like normal without it. NORMALLY, not having her tank turned on would have killed her, but God provided a miracle that day (actually on multiple occasions that happened!)

So you see, miracles do happen. They might not be "news worthy" in societies eyes, but let me tell you, anything that God is involved in IS "News Worthy"! Just being alive is a miracle in itself. Think about that. Your beating heart is a miracle. God shows he's here with us by providing even the smallest miracles.

Sure, maybe your prayer for a good grade wasn't answered. Maybe your car broke down. Maybe your medical test came back with bad results. Maybe someone dear to your heart passed away. 

Don't turn away from God and say miracles don't happen, because that miracle that you wanted to happen, wasn't a part of Gods amazing plan, or it would have happened. 

God has planned miracles, and we sometimes can't predict them. But that's how it works, and that's just where our faith and trust in God comes in. 

Miracles happen every day, and sometimes we just have to open our eyes to really see them. 

Thank you for reading this blog! I hope you enjoyed hearing from a member of The Bible For Women's Team. 
You'll be hearing a lot more of her shortly. 
Sharing some awesome news soon. Stay Tuned.
Thank you & God Bless 
Love Jessica Louise & Brittany Nicole 

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Women with Jesus - Josephine Wolley

Welcome to A Guest post from Josephine Wolley 
Women with Jesus. 
Josephine is apart of the Bible For Women team! She has already guest posted before in the Natural sparkle Finale and I'm very humbled to welcome her back to the website with this awesome blog! I hope you all enjoy! 

Decisions. Everyone has ever made decisions. But is that the best one for our future? And how do we know that the decision we make is the best decision from other choices? As women who believe in God, sometimes, even often we dont rely on God in making decisions. How important it is for we to rely on God in making decision? I emphasize to you that God is the all-knowing God. He has fearfully planned our lives. He has known what we'd be in the future and what  we can do to pass it. So, why do we still rely on ourselves? But I invite all women who read this to start making decisions with Jesus. What we think isnt always same as God's will.

-Women without Jesus- Sometimes when we rely on God alone, the situation still looks bad and we can imagine if we did not rely on it would be a even though we still hand the downs when we surrender our decisions on Him, keep on believing that God has guaranteed the best for us! Thats why we need faith to see something that's unseen. And don't forget to make sure your decision is in line with God’s Word. (Psalm 119:98) We will consistently make better decision when we line up with what God wants in our lives already.

We each need to listen to our heart and the prompting on the Holy Spirit to know what things are okay for us to do. Just because something may not be wrong, doesn't mean it's right for you at this time and in this situation. You'll consistently make good decisions if you're spending time in God’s word and acting on the advice you receive there.
So, sometimes the most difficult choices in life are not those between wrong and right, but choices of what is good and what is best.

Thank you for reading this blog and I hope to hear from you soon! 
Enjoy future blogs and the previous blogs that have been uploaded this week! 
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Thank You God Bless 
Love Jessica Louise Xoxo 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Giving God Our Best - Guest Post

Welcome to The Bible For Women and here is a lovely lady I would like to share with you all...Enjoy her guest post!

Kelly Harris      
I am the daughter of two pastors. Both of my parents have a ministry located in the state of Georgia. My sister and I have been a vital part of the ministry working in different areas such as the praise team, dance ministry, children’s ministry, and many other areas. I work as the church administrator. I started Confessions of a PK Heiress because I wanted to share Christ in a relevant way through the eyes of a PK (preacher’s kid). I love Jesus Christ and I am passionate about sharing him with others!!

Giving God Our Best 

The word best is defined as: of the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality.  When I think about giving God my best I think about two stories in the Bible specifically, the story of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4), and the widow that gave her last two mites to God (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4). Both stories focus on giving your best to God.

  We find through the story of Cain and Abel many different lessons to be learned, but specifically the difference between giving God your best based on obedience to God vs. giving God what you think He deserves.  Cain gave God fruit because he worked the fields. He believed that God would be satisfied with the fruit because it was time to give, not because it was considered satisfactory. Abel gave the first born of his flock and their fat to God, and God was pleased with his giving. Abel’s offering was considered his best because he gave God his first. The shedding of the blood from his sacrifice was out of obedience to God and to cover his sins. Cain’s fruit was rushed and out of sheer disobedience. He gave God what he thought was enough.

The widow that gave her two mites was pleasing in the eyes of Jesus because she gave all she had at the time of offering. Her livelihood was found in those two mites. During that time, a widow earned less than slaves and was most likely destitute or homeless unless she had family. The two mites that she gave were worth the fraction of what a penny is worth today. It’s safe to say that the widow could have purchased food to eat with those two mites or anything else she desired, but she gave it to God instead.

Jesus commended her for this because she unlike the rich who gave a portion of what they could give, gave all that she had knowing she could possibly be without for days to come. She demonstrated her trust was in God alone and not her economic status. She understood that God was the ultimate provider of all things not her income or lack thereof.

It’s not enough to give God the bare minimum when we know we can give Him more. Cain and the rich knew that they could give God more, but they gave Him what they thought was sufficient enough.  Growing up I was taught that God wants us to give Him the “three T’s” our “Tithe, Talent, and Time” it wasn’t until I grew up that I understood the importance of each area in our Christian walk with Christ. God desires for us to give all of these things in honor and obedience to Him. All of these things are gifts to us from God. God has given to us in these three areas (money, talent, and time) to thrive and flourish in if we are good stewards. Being good stewards over these things begins with giving God our best in each area and following His direction in each area.

How do we give God our best in these three areas? I’m glad you asked.  Begin by putting God first in all of these areas and supersede where you begin. The giving of tithes is the Biblical principle of giving a tenth of your first fruit to God. During Biblical times the first fruit was considered the first of your harvest and/or flock to the temple. Today, our first would come from the income we bring home. Giving of your tithe is an act of obedience to God and it shows gratitude for the income. When it comes to the area of giving my tithes to God (because I am a faithful in the area of tithing) I always seek God about how much more I should give. I start at 10% of whatever I earn and give more.  In today’s time acquiring money for some is a hard thing to accomplish. There are some who are in the same position as the widow concerning their finances. They don’t know if they will have enough for tomorrow or the next week.

Despite all of this, the widow still gave back to God what belonged to Him. She didn’t give it because He needed it, but she gave it because she recognized that it belonged to God. Seek God in the area of financial giving and follow His direction. Don’t feel burdened about not being able to give to God when you are without the finances to give.   
God gifted many of us with different talents. Some sing, some dance, some are artistic, some are performers, and some are good with building and crafting new things/ideas. We are all different in the area of talents, but we must recognize our talents are gifts given to us to help edify others and glorify God. Giving of our talent to God is the giving of ourselves to be useful in our local church to help draw others to Christ.  I have the talent of singing, dancing, and I am artistic.

I have been told on several occasions I should audition for American Idol, but I always tell people that my talent is reserved for God. I do not desire to acquire fame or fortune off of the talent God has given me. I am satisfied with using my talent to help draw others to Christ and encourage others in the ways of Christ through worship. No matter what your talent may be, big or small, it was given to you to be a blessing to God and others. If you have the talent to sing, use it to worship God. If you are artistic use it to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you have the talent to build things, use it build things to edify the body of Christ.

God gives us a lot of time. He has given us 1,440 minutes in one day. How much of that time have you spent with Him? Does He get your left overs? Does God only know you on Sunday’s? Giving God your time allows you the opportunity to know Him on an intimate level. I know many people that start their day with God before they go to work. I know many people that end their day with God. There is no required time of day to give to God, as long as you give Him your time. During this time you need absolutely no distractions. I usually turn the T.V. off and my phone is on DND (Do Not Disturb). This helps me to learn of God and to hear from Him. The time given to God is not confined to your own personal study time, but also the time you spend actively in your ministry. 

Being active in your local church is necessary for edification, but it does not take the place of your personal study time.
Giving God our best demonstrates our love, obedience, and faithfulness to Him. God gave us His best when He sent His son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. All He wants in return is our lives in return and gratitude for what He has given to us. There are many ways to give our best to God. I expounded on the three areas above because they are ways we can demonstrate giving, obedience, love, faithfulness, honor and reverence to God. If we put God first in every area of our life no matter how big or small, including those three areas, and supersede in every area. We have given God our best. If you don’t know where to start or how to start seek the face of God and ask Him for direction. Every man is different, but every man can accomplish greater through the help of God. 

WOW! Thank you all for reading this amazing ladies guest post! You can find her on instagram @pk_heiress 

I hope you enjoyed this blog and if you have any questions feel free to email myself on or instagram us on @bibleblogwomen 

Thank you God Bless 
Jessica Louise Xoxo

Monday, 11 August 2014

One Day at a Time - Guest Post

Hello Girls! What a week its been! This week has been a week of playing business women with the blog and organizing the schedule. I have been a busy bee! On the site I have introduced a few very special people to you recently- check them out if you haven't already. Check out the three part series "Natural Sparkle". Now here is another super inspiring lady! I have so much respect for her and I honestly think she is amazing! Give her read in her guest post... 

One Day at a Time
One of the most antagonistic comments I heard growing up in the southern United States (so picture this in a soft, slow southern drawl, ok?) was, "Gotta just take it one day at a time". 

Why did I hear this so much? Well, I was born with the innate ability to worry about everything. I have the propensity to over-plan and micromanage. In short? I'm type A.

As a Christian, this personality type and high-strung temperament are a direct contradiction of Scripture. I know this. What we hear God say hundreds and hundreds of times in the OT is to NOT be afraid. Then, when Jesus shows up to bring us the NEW law? Fully God and fully man in all His glory? He spells out this little goody: "So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matthew 6:34). 

How could I not worry about tomorrow with a hurricane on the horizon, though? Literally! (It was an actual occurrence!) On a smaller scale, how could I not worry about the math test in the morning? How could I not worry about and fear the unknown? To combat all of that, I still chose to take things into my own hands. Even as a child, I tried to control as much of life's idiosyncrasies as possible ...

I'm sure you know that God has a way, though, of bringing us all into submission with His will. The uniqueness of what Jesus did on the cross is that He not only freed us from eternal damnation-- He freed us from the earthly predispositions of our flesh. The things that might very well have destroyed us without Jesus are the things that we are equipped to overcome once He dwells in our hearts!

As a college student, I learned much more about God's Word and the nature of God than I had necessarily planned on. Isn't that funny? 

The more I hid God's promises in my heart-- like that He would never leave me or forsake me (Hebrews 13:5) and that He had plans to prosper me and NOT to harm me (Jeremiah 29:11), I began to BELIEVE Him. I felt the change that age and maturity do bring with a sprinkling of God's special peace on top. 

Now without giving you a Tolkien-length exposition into the past decade of my life, I am going to share the most miraculous thing that God has ever done for me-- the moment of true and permanent transformation that directly correlates with overcoming and accepting changes in your life.  

There I was in my kitchen two and a half years ago. 8 months pregnant. Relatively happy, but as always, stressed. I counted all of my little one's kicks. I wrote, re-wrote and published my articulate and likely completely patronizing birth plan by this point. My future son's closet had been stocked and restocked. His nursery was ready for the impending apocalypse and our home was spotless. My husband had been coached (bless him) on exactly what to grab and what to do once my labor began, and though thanking God every step of the way, I found that I was the one calling the shots in my first child's early life. 

In that kitchen on that specific day, I realized that I hadn't felt my son kick the entire night. As calmly as I could, I pushed around in my tummy. I drank orange juice and laid down on my left side. I called my nurse. I waited. Hours passed and I still felt nothing. Now completely panicked, I called my mom to drive me to hospital! 

This wasn't supposed to happen to me! 

Jay was at work. I hadn't grabbed my bags. What if I had to deliver today?

In what seemed only seconds, I was told that there was only a faint heartbeat left in my little one's chest. They had to get him out and NOW. No pain-free, relaxing labor-- we were talking C-section. 

Somehow, Jay got to me in time for them to begin the surgery, and I remember willing myself to swap out my tears for quiet prayers while they worked on saving my little one. 

Then he was out and he wasn't crying. 

Then I was being sedated. 

Then I woke. Completely disoriented from the drugs and trauma, I remember a voice informing me that Nolan was alive but that there was something wrong... AND that I couldn't see him until I had recovered more. So, a lifetime later, they wheeled me into the tiny NICU where my son was. I could tell there was something they weren't telling me and I could see tears in my loved one's faces as we approached his crib. 

Here's what I saw: a fuzzy, milky white little baby. A precious, skinny, grunting baby hooked up to seemingly hundreds of foreign objects. All I knew was that he was mine and that I wanted to hold him. Let me tell you, I've hardly put him down since. 

I'm one of the luckiest people on the planet because God gave me Nolan-- one of the smartest, toughest, most radiant toddlers anyone has ever met. Yes, he has a rare genetic syndrome known as Treacher Collins Syndrome. Yes, he has had many surgeries and needs new things from me every day. Yes, I can't control any second of any day. Yes, I can't control the mean things children say. Yes, I can't plan too many months ahead, but there is FREEDOM in that. 

God transformed me that day in the kitchen from the high-strung first time mom I had created into the mom Nolan specifically NEEDED-- the one He had actually made me to be all along. A kinder, more accepting wife. A more purposeful and thoughtful friend. A more capable and intelligent adult. An advocate. A survivor. 

When I was approached by Jessica Adams, here on this fantastic site, with an opportunity to guest blog, I jumped at the chance! I love sharing God's faithfulness, goodness and POWER in my family's life. This is the tip of the iceberg, and if you'd like to read more about Nolan, our day to day life, my personal revelations and everything in between here's our !

Back to this series, though, I can offer you this advice:

If you find that you fear the unknown and might not be the best equipped at overcoming adversity and change, you are SO not alone! 

What can you do, though really? 

Take it one day at a time. 

I know, I know. I understand the words finally. Today and today alone can be your personal victory. Today you can read to your child. Today you can love on your co-workers. Today you can eat healthier and take the stairs. Today you can prepare for the business or scariness of tomorrow. Today you can seek God and place Him deep enough in your hear through His Word and your prayers that tomorrow cannot shake you. Today you can HANDLE it. Today you are sufficient. You are victorious. 

My favorite quote is "God doesn't call the equipped. He equips the called" and my "life verse" is definitely this: "For God hasn't given us a spirit of fear or timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline" (2 Timothy 1:7). 

Fear of the unknown isn't of God. When our plan derails off the tracks of life and we are forced to rely on we watch something new emerge from the horizon and its terrible, beautiful or something in between, we can be empowered. We can still experience joy and love. There is, and always will be, a glimmering tomorrow. 

My prayer for you all is that you embrace the changing tides and the occasional crashing waves with the grace you possess through Jesus and that you BELIEVE this: you are strong enough to endure the storm. It likely has the power to transform you into an even lovelier woman than before. I know now that everything intended to derail me somehow hasn't. Who's with me? 

Allyson Faber
If you would like to share your story email me on I'd love to chat with you! God bless Xoxo 

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Natural Sparkle Finale

EEEEK! The last piece of the three part blogging series .
Natural Sparkle has been about showing you that you are all individuals and unique but you are all beautiful! 

I asked this lovely lady to write a little in this blog and she accepted... Here's a little bit about her... 

Josephine Woolley 
Heeya! I'm 16 from Indonesia. I'm a high school student grade 2. My major is science. I'm a Christian, as a Christian, sometimes God says no and sometimes He says yes on my prayers. But I know His plan is the best and my unknown future is in the hand of Him, Jesus is the all-knowing God. Sometimes, God let me pass so many bad things, and  I may not know all His plan upon me
But one thing that I always remember is He never gives me any hard things beyond my capacity. I think Jesus is my closest friend.
When we choose to follow Jesus, the journey in is not easy at all, He's not always gonna make things easier for us, but sometimes He will calm and strengthen us through it all.
I don't talk too much to people who aren't close to me, I'm not really sociable hahaha..
I like singing n playing badminton. I'm in a choir named Thomas Choir in my school; I'm one of soprano members.
If you have any thought or questions or you wanna know more about me, feel free to ask. My Instagram username is joss98yossie, tumblr:, twitter: yossie_98

She's true and honest and that's why I had to have her write on here. 
This is her piece on beauty and having a natural sparkle.

When we talk about beauty, we may often compare ourselves to other women, whether it's us who feel more beautiful than the woman or vice versa. The important thing to remember is that beautiful women are those who know how to appreciate n respect the beauty of others.
The most important thing when we feel physically beautiful is that God doesn't see our appearance but God looks at our hearts (I Samuel 16:7). The real beauty is when we are trying to have a pretty soul, heart and mind. Skin or a beautiful face shape is just a bonus from God. Real girls aren't perfect, but perfect girls aren't real. Never change what you have now, because we are fearfully and wonderfully made! (Psalm 139:14)

Simple Short and TRUE!

I would like to add to this by saying girls when you wake up in morning before you start applying a full face of makeup, look at yourself, really look at yourself. God loves you when you look 'a mess' on a morning.
when your having a really bad hair day, God doesn't care, He loves you anyway! 
Tell yourself every day that you are beautiful (with no makeup on your face) Speak positive - Think Positive. 

We live in a society where people judge us for the way we look, lets not join there side and judge ourselves as well. Love yourself and love each other. 
You all have a natural sparkle and you all were given that sparkle from your creator. Thank Him every day for the skin your in and the person you are. 

You are fearfully and wonderfully made - Remember that as your slogan in life. 

Thank you for reading this beauty series! 

Brittany Nicole featured in the first Natural Sparkle and now is a monthly guest blogger for the site! 

Anna Nicholls is the Bible For Womens new Photographer and she has also written a guest post called Team Work - Check it out! 

Josephine Wooley featured in the finale blog of Natural Sparkle! 

Here are the girls who made this possible... 

Brittany Nicole & Josephine Woolley & Anna Nicholls & Jessica Louise 

Thank you and remember YOU are BEAUTIFUL! 
Love Jessica Louise Xoxo 

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Don't forget to keep your eyes open for more of Brittany's writings on the website every month also please check out Brittany's own blog out! 

She is truly beautiful inside and out! And I love her writing's there pure and just easy to read and you get to know her on a deeper level! Can't believe you live half way round the world! I'm sooo blessed to have you on this journey with me and I hope to visit you one day! I'm very excited for your next monthly blog, I'm emailing you ideas right now!! Love Jessica Louise your partner in Christ - UK&USA 

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Team Work Guest Post - Anna Nicholls

Hello Girls! I welcome you all to a fresh new guest post all including wisdom on teamwork. This girl is a super sweet 14 year old girl and she's the youngest guest blogger we've ever had on the blog. site . But she speaks with so love and passion about Christ so age doesn't really matter, so please read on and enjoy her.  
Working together as a community using team work to spread the word of God is something anyone is capable of doing. For example some Christians struggle to get to know God as personally as they wish, some are good at building a relationship with God yet they may not be able to talk about God to their friends or maybe someone is a better preacher than another person however this is what allows anyone (using teamwork) to be known within a Church.
On a number of occasions in a day we need to work together along-side someone else such as - school work, running a business, looking after family etc. Paul reminds us in Romans 12 that bodies don’t function well unless they work together. Neither does the Christian community - coming together with our separate talents and ideas makes learning about God so enjoyable. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 tells us that, “Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it’s just too bad, because there is no one to help him. If it’s cold, two can sleep together and stay warm but how can you keep warm by yourself. Two men can resist an attack that would defeat one man alone. A rope of three cords is hard to break.” 
Using team work is more effective and worthwhile than on our own. In Acts 24 Paul specifically mentions seven people who were part of his ministry team. He brought others along, not only to train them, but also to keep him encouraged.
Surround yourself with positive happy people that will help you and vice-versa.
- Anna Nicholls - London - 14 years old.

I hope you all enjoyed her writings because I sure did! Anna is also a great photographer and now has taken up the role as the Bible For Women's very own photographer... So most of the promo photos will have been shot by Anna her self! The Bible For Women Team is growing and flourishing into a beautiful organisation! 
Please Enjoy the site and email and contact me if you too want to be involved with the team. 
Thank you and God bless 
Jessica Louise Xoxo

Friday, 1 August 2014

Natural Sparkle Part 2 - Guest Post

Hello and welcome to the second part of the natural sparkle blogging series.
I would like to thank you all for reading and following the blogs and writings from guest bloggers, and now I would like to welcome you to the first monthly guest blogger - Brittany Nicole.


Hey ladies!

I was asked to write a guest post on “Natural Sparkle”. I will admit, when I first read the email saying to write about natural beauty, I almost declined this amazing opportunity. For years I've struggled with self-worth, depression and body image issues. I've dealt with a very slight eating disorder that caused me to try to change my body in unhealthy ways. All my life I was told that I’d be prettier if I lost weight, and had numerous jokes about me looking pregnant. I was always taller than everyone else, and hated it. I actually wanted to have surgery to become shorter! That’s how much I hated my body. I had severe acne until recently, and I wasn't happy in my own skin. I felt like I didn't belong in my own body. I was so different on the inside from what I thought my appearance portrayed. 

It wasn't until this past year, during my freshmen year of college that I became comfortable in my own skin. Yes, I still have acne. No, I didn't loose weight.  Yes, I’m still almost 6 feet tall. 

My appearance didn't change. My outlook did. 

Genesis 1:27 says, “ God created man in his own image…”

God created ME, in HIS own image. If I look at myself in disgust, or hatred, then what am I saying about God? Am I saying He’s ugly? Am I saying he deserves to be thrown every negative comment His way? Does He deserve to be put down for not looking the way society says He should look? NO. 

So why do we do that to ourselves? If God made us in His image, then we should not put ourselves down. We should not look in the mirror and tell ourselves everything that’s wrong with our body. We should not wish to have something God didn't give to us. There’s a reason I’m not short. There’s a reason my skin isn't perfect. There’s a reason my hair isn't red and curly…. The reason is because that’s not the way God made me. He made me in HIS image. He made me the way HE wanted me to be. Why should I put down Gods creation? He obviously knew what He was doing. So why don’t we step back, look at ourselves in the mirror, and THANK Him. Thank Him for making us the way He wanted. 

I know, I know. It’s not easy looking in the mirror, seeing a pimple, and saying “Thank you God for my pimple”. I realize that! Trust me! But we live in a world that isn't perfect, but we worship and belong to a perfect God. He made us perfect in His eyes, so why should we think otherwise?

Now, after trying very hard to stop obsessing with my looks, I am finally able to be myself. I still have acne, but I am able to walk outside without makeup on. I am finally able to wear a bathing suit without wearing a shirt and shorts over it. I am able to wear my hair up confidently without feeling like I look ugly. I now can wear shorts and tank tops boldly

My challenge to you is to look in the mirror, and say one POSITIVE comment to yourself every time you look into it. Train yourself to say positive comments, and slowly you’ll be able to avoid all the negative comments. 

I’m not saying it’ll be easy, but with a little positive words of encouragement to yourself daily, you can slowly start to let your natural beauty sparkle, just like God intended. 

WOW!!!!! How amazing is that! Just what a lot of us needed to hear!
I just want to say a huge thank you to my new guest blogger and friend and inspiration to me Brittany Nicole. 

Brittany Nicole will be guest blogging every month so keep your eyes peeled for more awesome pieces from this beautiful young lady of God. 

Thanks for reading I look forward to you connecting with us. 
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Love Jessica Louise and Brittany Nicole 
God Bless you all Xoxo