Jesscbnyc Recommends: Square Hue

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I read about Square Hue online about a month ago and knew I wanted to sign up once I got my paycheck. Last year I used to treat myself in the midst of a season of unbelievable anxiety to monthly manicures. I liked a cheap, simple, splurge and the fact that they know how to file my nails into a square.

It’s the little things.

After a while though I started feeling like 1. It’s somewhat of a pointless expense every month, 2. I don’t like that most nail polishes are not really safe to use, and 3. I like supporting small businesses.

Enter Square Hue.

“SquareHue is an online, nail polish subscription service on a mission. Every month members are surprised with either two or three luxurious, limited edition colors. The brand has set its standards high and delivers a 7-free clean formula (free from formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, and xylene), one of the cleanest in the industry, cruelty-free, vegan and proudly made in the USA.

What makes SquareHue truly unique is that it was intentionally created with the purpose of funding organizations that are changing the world. Currently a portion of all monthly subscription proceeds are donated for prevention awareness, protection of trafficked victims and prosecution of human traffickers, through The A21 Campaign.”

So getting cute nail polish in the mail and helping some of my favorite organizations??

Yes please.

I can’t find anything solid online, but I’m pretty sure they are a Christian company. It’s not every day you see a company that knows who A21 or Compassion are.

I’m really excited to try out the nail polishes I got and to share the results.

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Hi lovelies,

Just a friendly reminder that you can support this Kickstarter and get your hands on a beautiful 2016 planner:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/853621195/the-best-is-yet-to-come-2016-daily-planner

I got my planner this year, 2015. And I love it. It inspires you to dream , plan, and see the goals God has for you this year.

I’ve never met Polly, the founder of Horatio Printing, but she attends my church, Hillsong NYC. I’ve always believed in supporting women, since so many of us have a dream in our hearts that we don’t know how to fulfill. I’m happy for her that she fulfilled her dream to make this planner and that she is pioneering to publish this again in 2016. I want to support women in my local church and I want them to support me.

On a global level, Polly is donating 10% of the proceeds to A21 a non-profit I love to endorse and support.

If you feel so inclined, buy a planner for the woman in your life. Support a girl who followed her dream to make this planner, and support women in Europe whose dreams are dying under the weight of forced slavery.

I truly believe we can make a difference. We can’t do everything but we can do something.

Be blessed,

Jess

Thursday Inspiration 1.29.15

Isaiah 61:1-7 [ Announce Freedom to All Captives ] The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because Godanointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners. God sent me to announce the year of his grace— a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies— and to comfort all who mourn, To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. Rename them “Oaks of Righteousness” planted by God to display his glory. They’ll rebuild the old ruins, raise a new city out of the wreckage. They’ll start over on the ruined cities, take the rubble left behind and make it new. You’ll hire outsiders to herd your flocks and foreigners to work your fields, But you’ll have the title “Priests of God,” honored as ministers of our God. You’ll feast on the bounty of nations, you’ll bask in their glory. Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, Your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever.

If I told you joining my team for $7 would put an end to someone’s slavery would you do it? I did it. I couldn’t think of a reason not to.
END IT : Shine a Light on Slavery

https://secure.enditmovement.com/team/c27b9fee4bb324d4b3ffe8d394a87b6d

My Daughter is Here

Today has been a strange day. I woke up to volunteer for church early this morning and as I was straightening my hair I was thought-praying. The two things that were on my mind: my neck and my mom’s knee.

Several years ago, I was going to the chiropractor for adjustments. At the time I was working retail and on my feet a lot which would put a lot of tension on my neck and lower back. I had found out after an X-ray that the reason I had so much tension in my neck is because most people have a natural curve and mine doesn’t. I don’t know if I was born this way or what the reason really is. So I was pray-thinking about how cool it would be if God healed that. I was also thinking about my mom’s knee which is bone-on-bone. She doesn’t have cartilage left. She often says how God could grow her some if He really wanted. I don’t know why I was thinking about these things but all I remember is that instantly I felt like I was going to pass out. To the point where everything around me became pixelated. I immediately needed to lay down.

I don’t know if I’m just getting sick, or if it was some kind of Holy Spirit thing.

On and off I’ve just felt weird about the whole thing today. I’ve mentioned why before–sometimes because of “weird Christians” you become skeptical of anything supernatural. So often you see things like that abused. There’s definitely false prophets out there and people who fake moves of the Spirit for profit and for most of my life I’ve taken that sort of thing with a grain of salt. It’s not that I don’t believe it could happen, but sometimes I wonder what the point of it is. I fully believe God can heal but some of the things you see on TV or online where people are shaking like they are being electrocuted or laughing uncontrollably freaks me out. It looks like a scary movie. It looks demonic. It doesn’t look like how God would operate because to me God is gentle.

Has anything like this ever happened to you? I can totally see where the presence of God and His power on you can be too much for your body to handle and you might feel dizzy or faint or feel a surge of energy. But I can’t really find anything in the Bible about this.

Also during a promotional video for the A21 campaign, an organization fighting sex trafficking, I got the words “my daughter is here”. Now, I don’t know if God was merely telling me, His daughters are there. His children are there..and therefore our church backing this organization is a God thing because we are setting these people free by supporting the efforts there. Or if God was saying literally…my future daughter is there. Like in the future, I will adopt a girl from there. Out of sex trafficking in a literal way. Or if God was simply saying to me and over me during church that His daughter, me, was there.

I am a huge fan of these new ways God is speaking to me, but especially with the fainting incident I want a little context and would be 100% open for someone’s personal experience or Biblical counsel on it.