Taking a break for October

Hello Girls,

I know it’s been rather quiet on here with my traveling so much lately, but I am about to take off on another adventure until the end of October, so have decided to just take a break from blogging altogether during October. :) But, all I can say is, this past month has been amazing! I have a couple of stories I can’t wait to share with you, as well as possibly some pictures. :) But…they’re going to have to wait, as I have a lot to get done in the next couple of days. :)

May Yahweh richly be with you all this coming month and draw you ever closer to him! May this month be a timing of sweet refreshing for each of you, too!

Until November,

Samantha

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Last day for the Lilla Rose Fundraiser for Adna

Dear One and All,

Today is the last day of the Lilla Rose Fundraiser for Adna. You can read the details of the fundraiser here.

I thought that since today was the last day, I would share some pictures with y’all of the Lilla Rose hairstyles (although you can have many, many more hairstyles than I’m showing!). I know I have thoroughly enjoyed their products and the high quality of them, and I know you will too!

Some ask if they can still use them on short hair…the answer is “yes!”. There are so many size flexi’s and different products, that you can use anything from the hairband, to the bobbies, and even the flexi’s. I recently put up an older ladies hair which is above the shoulder’s, using a mini (as her hair was very thin). :) And remember, if you are dissatisfied, they will totally refund you up to 30 days! So don’t be afraid to try them…I think you’d be surprised at how much you love them! :) But now onto the pictures! :)

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The Cross: The Warning

Earlier I wrote about suffering and the cross. After posting it, Yahweh brought something to my mind that I think I need to share.

Yes, we are to carry the crosses that he allows and places in our lives…and I believe we need to do so cheerfully and willingly. To make that choice each and every day to pick it up (whatever it may represent in our lives) and follow him.

But I want to warn you of something, too. I believe there are two (atleast!) types of suffering. 1) the type of suffering that Yahweh allows and brings into our lives…the purifying fire and 2) suffering that we place upon ourselves (even sometimes in the name of Yahweh). There is a difference.

When Yahshua talks about taking up our cross and following him, I do not believe he is talking about the crosses that he hasn’t ordained. In other words, if you have placed an unnecessary burden upon your own shoulders that he hasn’t ordained or called you to bare, you need to lay that aside! This is why I think it’s so important to weigh each and every area of our lives according to his word. Has he given this to us and wants us to carry it? Or is it something that we are forcing upon ourselves and something that is not of him? See the difference? Don’t just be willing to carry every “cross”. Weigh it. Search your heart and see if there is any wicked way in you. If it is being caused from sin and is Yahweh trying to convict you of something, repent and turn. But if it isn’t and is something that he has asked you to carry, do it with all joy and acceptance. :-)

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The Cross

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Have you ever thought about what Yahshua meant when he said in Luke 9:23-24 “…if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”?

As I was driving the other day and listening to Elisabeth Elliot (now Elisabeth Gren), she mentioned this verse and what she said really made me stop and ponder it in a way I’ve never done before. I’ve always been puzzled over this passage for some odd reason. What did it truly mean? What could be my cross and how could I take it up daily? Here is what she said “The cross means suffering. Suffering’s meaning is to be learned through the cross”. In other words, the meaning of suffering can be found in the cross…in the death of Yahshua. He suffered for us. He learned obedience in giving up all, to follow Yahweh. It was total abandonment of oneself, to follow someone far greater than ourselves, who has our best interest at heart…and when I say our best interest at heart, I do not believe that Yahshua is all about pleasing us or giving us what we want, but in making us wholely his. Our best interest is preparing us for eternity and confirming us to himself. Whatever that takes, no matter where that takes us, is certainly for our good!

When I look back and I see Yahshua before the crucifiction in the garden, I see him at a place where he is on his knees. He is sweating drops of blood! He knew what he was about to have to go through and he really didn’t want to go through it. He even asked Yahweh if there was any other way, to remove it from his life (i.e. not make him go through it). It’s not like Yahshua looked forward to being crucified! Yet, what do we see him saying in the very next sentence? “nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done”. It was when and only when he came to this place of total abandoment of himself and his will, surrendering it all to Yahweh, that we see the next verse… “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.” (Luke 22:42-43) He first had to accept his cross, his suffering, and then when he submitted himself to his father’s will, Yahweh sent angels to minister and strengthen him.

Girls, how often do we get to this place ourselves? How often do we face things, go through things, that we honestly don’t look forward to or want to go through? Yet, do we follow Yahshua’s example and come to a place of full abandonment and surrender, taking up the cross Yahweh has given us (whatever that may be), and fully surrender our will to that of our Masters? Do we learn obedience through our crosses, our sufferings, our trials? Or do we simply complain that we must go through or do whatever it is that He has set before us to do? Do we simply demand that Yahweh remove it from our lives? It’s a beautiful place when we, like Yahshua, can truly say “nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done”!

I want to encourage each of you, no matter what it is that Yahweh has asked you to walk through, that you first realize that it isn’t for naught that he asks such a thing of you, and to realize that if we truly accept our crosses of suffering, surrendering our will for his, that he will send us ministering angels to strengthen us, too! He doesn’t ask us to walk down the path of life alone! He doesn’t ask us to do anything that he himself, has not already done/gone through! Allow him to put you through his purifying fire, no matter what that might entail. Welcome it, knowing that he is confirming you to his Son! This is what we must go through…this is what he’s asking you to go through. Don’t reject it. Don’t complain about it. Each day, joyfully choose to pick that cross up, and follow him. Choose to fully surrender your dreams, your desires, your plans, so that you can embrace his dreams, his desires, and his plans for your life.

I’d like to leave you a song that I think really goes with this subject. It’s called “Trust and Obey” and really, isn’t that what our life is all about…learning to simply trust and obey him? :)

Trust and Obey

When we walk with Yahweh in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Refrain:Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.

But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

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A Huge Thank You!

I am writing to say a huge “thank you!” to the person who recently sent in a donation for little Adna! Some may think $4 isn’t much and so thus think “why bother?”, but that is so not true! Each penny is a huge blessing and I want to thank you (you know who you are) so very much for being willing to send that gift! It really means a lot and it isn’t small to us! May Yahweh richly bless you!

We have a couple more days of the Lilla Rose fundraiser and I want to ask you, if you haven’t considered ordering yet, to please think about it. They make such wonderful, lasting gifts, and will truly bless Adna’s family right now, too! Let’s try to get them up to the 40%, shall we? We are half way there! And remember, we are also offering a buy 3 and get the 4th one free (up to a $16 value…remember, I need to place that order!) to all our new customers!!!

Blessings!

Samantha

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Update on Adna’s Fund

Shalom Girls,

Sorry I’ve been so quiet…I’m in and out of town for the next two months…so if I don’t write, you know why! :)

We are getting so close! The fundraiser that I am doing for Adna with Lilla Rose is up to the 35% commission, and we are only $168 in sales from moving them up to the 40% mark!!! Remember, if you are new to Lilla Rose, if you sign up an account (click the “go shopping” button and then you will see a place on the upper left hand corner where you can sign up an account) and order 3 or more items, you can get one free (up to a $16 value)! Please do contact me to personally place that order for you (just the free item), as I must be the one to order that item!  So not only do you get a great deal, but this precious couple also will be blessed by each and every order you place!

Also, his family has opened up a fund, which you will see on the side bar (sorry it’s cutting some of it off, but if you click on it, it will bring you to the site) and with that fund, we are now also 27% of the way of paying for his NAM! May Yahweh richly bless each and every one of you for your gifts! We greatly appreciate each and every one!

But let’s not stop! Even if you can only give $5-$10, each and every dollar is such a blessing and will go towards helping Adna get the medical care he needs. Please prayerfully consider helping this precious couple out, as they raise this precious arrow for His glory!

Yahweh bless you! Keep pressing ever onward!

Samantha

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Fundraiser for Adna

You’re Invited…

To a Lilla Rose Hair Party…

But wait, that’s not it…

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Not only will you be getting beautiful items that will last, but you’ll be helping a young family in need, too!

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Adna was born 4 weeks ago with a cleft lip and palete and needs to under go repair surgeries and so I am doing a fundraiser to help this young family out.

For every order placed, Adna’s family will receive 30%!

But wait…there’s more! If we reach over $500 in sales, they will receive 40% and if we reach over $1000 in sales, they will get 45% of all sales!!!! That’s $450 they will get for every $1000 we spend!

Have you been wanting to get some gifts? Now is the time! :) Not only can you get your family and friends beautiful gifts, but you’ll be richly blessing another family in the process!

I’m offering all first time Lilla Rose customer’s a great offer as well! If you sign up an account under me and order 3 or more items, you will get 1 item free (up to a $16 value!) of your choice!! So not only will you be blessing a young couple, but you will also earn a free product, too! 

(I must place the free item order myself…just contact me with your details and the item you’d like to receive for free!

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Get high quality beautiful hair clips that can work in every hair type…which allows you to create beautiful styles in just minutes!

Shop at: www.lillarose.biz/parties/6325

You can also contact me at: 207-717-4302 or via email at: samanthajoy@roadrunner.com

If you want to donate to the cause of helping without purchasing anything, you can do so via the addresses below and they will receive 100% of what you donate!

Please send all gifts to the following addresses;

Paypal to: samanthajoy@roadrunner.com

Checks to: Samantha LaGoy 58 LaGoy Lane, Milo Maine 04463

Yahweh bless!

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Septembers Flexi is here!!!

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http://www.lillarose.biz/VirtuousDaughters

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28 Days in July

I would like to share a link with you of a mother’s testimony in Israel.  Girls, please continue to pray for Israel and the precious people there. It breaks my heart to watch how many people simply are not willing to look at the truth of what is going on. They read the mainline news and have no idea what actually took place in Israel, as they’re reading news written by anti-Israel supporters. Remember that Israel is Yahweh chosen land and we need to always remember to have our support in the right place.

http://www.jpost.com/Not-Just-News/28-Days-in-July-374306

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” ~Ps 122:6

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Feminine Modesty Monday

Hello Girls,

Today I want to share with you an outfit that I just found at the thrift-store for only a couple of dollars! The skirt is 100% linen and VERY cool and comfortable…it’s not often I actually have to HEM a skirt, but it was actually dragging on the ground! :) The blouse is made of 100% cotton and I just loved the dainty cotton lace collar and pleats down the front, as well as the gathered sleeves! I just thought it added a really pretty feminine look to it! (Sorry for the squinting eyes…the sun was really bright! =))

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Then I did my hear in a semi-twist, held back with a flexi I am growing to love…the Keltic Lore! :)

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