Freedom Friday with Danyelle Brewer

I know you have heard of the jack of all trades, but have you heard of the lady of all trades? Meet Ms. Danyelle Brewer, make-up artist, beauty blogger, radio personality, and ordained minister. Danyelle is originally from La Grange, Ga. Danyelle started her craft as a child as she has always had a passion for music and art. In high school Danyelle signed up for dual credits to accomplish cosmetology and barbering. After Danyelle graduated from high school, she enrolled at West Georgia Technical College full-time as a cosmetology and barbering student and shortly obtained her diploma. In 2008 Danyelle received her state board license. Ms. Danyelle has over 10 years of experience with beauty and fashion making her an expert in her field as she stays up to date on current trends. Danyelle continues her learning while attending classes for creative skills in the art of hair, barbering, and makeup. After working a full-time job for 9 years Danyelle quit her day job and took a leap of faith to do cosmetology full-time and open her own business.

Danyelle opened Dany’s Beauty Bar, located at 1205 Hamilton Rd in La Grange, Ga after 3 months of quitting her job. Dany’s Beauty Bar offers flawless full face applications, virgin hair, brow microbladding, facial treatments, eyebrow arching, lash extensions and sew-in installs. You may be wondering what makes Danyelle different from other make-up artists? She enjoys meeting, inspiring and connecting to people, she also has a desire to advance in her career of beauty and reach a goal of gracing many loved magazine covers, television screens, and even being able to teach the art of beauty, fashion, and music.

Some of Ms. Danyelle’s favorite products are witch hazel for cleaning and prepping of the skin. Danyelle’s go to look is what she calls the Dany’s Angel. Dany’s Angel is where you fill in your brows using an eye pencil of your choice (lightly touching the hair in a swift motion) naturally concealing your brows and problem areas, use your exact shade of foundation and powder, add lashes, nude lip tint and highlight your nose and under eye area, omit the contour and GO! Danyelle enjoys working weddings and proms.

Danyelle doesn’t just stop at being a cosmetologist, she is also featured on a radio station called MDR RADIO which airs on Sirus XM and BTR every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 pm EST. The show taps into love, relationships, and unsigned artists. In addition with radio, Danyelle also has a passion for ministering to others. Danyelle believes everyone needs an inspiring word from GOD from the awesome book of the Bible. Danyelle is the lady of all trades and states that she loves doing all that she does because she gets a chance to make women feel beautiful, meet new people, broadcast live, and minister to strangers.

Danyelle has makeup applications and hair services each starting at $25. Danyelle is available to speak, host, and minister at any event as she loves youth functions, plus size functions, and people with disabilities. With Danyelle being a plus size make-up artist and a mother of 2 children with special needs these topics are dear to her. Danyelle has a few upcoming events this month on May 13th she will be hosting her Fierce & Flawless Makeup Class. May 20th, Danyelle will be hosting her 1st Networking Mixer , bring your business cards, and dress to impress in your pink and black. If you wish to book Ms. Danyelle for any event or wish to attend any of her upcoming events please contact her or click the links above.

Facebook:  Danyelle Brewer Donnavone. Twitter: @msdanyelle Cell: 706-412-0780. Book Appointment

Easier Said Than Done

The old saying goes, it’s easier said than done, and that saying is so true. Over the course of a couple of weeks I have been giving others advice and it’s always easy to give advice when it is not you. When giving advice we try to be supportive, caring, and give words of wisdom but the truth is, it is always easier to say things when we are not the ones having to go through it. It’s easy to say give it to God and stop worrying when you’re not the one with the problems. It’s easy to say they are in a better place now when it’s not your loved one that has passed. It’s easy to say keep your head up when your life isn’t the one falling apart. You see, I was facing a test myself this morning and I had to stop and pray to get my thoughts together. I try not to ask the question “why me Lord”, so I asked God what is it that I need to learn from this situation and what do I need to do. God simply spoke to me and said, trust me. For the past week, God has been giving me test after test about being still and trusting Him, and today I think I finally passed. It was hard and took numerous attempts, but I finally gave it to God and moved on. We cannot get in the way of God’s plan. If we do, He will move us out of the way or let our plans go through just so we have no choice but to let His will be done.

I always tell others pray, leave it in God’s hands and trust Him, but what about when you have to use your own advice? Today I had to surrender and say okay God, I trust you. I know how it feels and I know it’s hard when you’re going through things to stay positive and trust God, but we must do it. Keep your head high and keep a smile on your face. It’s okay that you’re going through things, but never keep your head down. Lean on God and trust Him. God has a better plan for us than we can imagine. God has already written out our lives and everything happens for a reason, we just have to trust Him.

Be Still

Be Still

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalm 46:10 New Living Translation (NLT)

 

I can’t speak for everyone, but I know I can speak for myself that it is sometimes hard to “be still.” Especially when you are young and praying for answers. We have goals, ambitions, and dreams but when we pray to God and ask for guidance and he doesn’t answer it gets harder to be still. The scripture teaches us that whenever disaster strikes and it seems that all hope is lost, that God can handle it all. We have to trust God and be still and know that his timing is perfect. To be still means to be quiet and not worry. Pray, talk to God, and leave it all in His hands. He will take care of the rest.

No matter what you are praying for, if God isn’t answering you, it’s okay. Just be still. No matter what we may have planned, God’s plan is much better. Just trust, believe, and be still.

How to Pray

How to Pray?

Prayer is a very important intimate time between an individual and God. There isn’t really a right or wrong way to pray, but it helps if we all know a few basics when praying. Throughout the bible there are multiple examples of prayers that some people use to structure their own prayers from (Matthew 6:9-13, Philippians 4:6-7). I remember growing up, I always had the same prayer for certain times of the day. I said the same prayer at every meal, every morning, and every night. It wasn’t until I got into high school that I started to learn how to really pray and talk to God. It doesn’t matter how you pray, as long as you pray.

 

  1. Pray in secret

In Matthew 6:6 we are instructed to pray in secret. “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father…” Find yourself a quiet place to pray and talk to God. No matter if you are in your room, bathroom, car, closet, etc. Make sure you are not interrupted, God deserves your undivided attention.

  1. First acknowledge God and give thanks

When you start your prayer off it is nice to acknowledge God by saying Lord I come to you today with thanksgiving or thanking you for today. Just to show God you thank Him for everything.

  1. Pray for yourself and those close to you

Don’t forget to pray for yourself, family members, and friends.

  1. Pray for leaders that are close to you

Leaders that are close to you may include teachers, your preacher, your boss, etc. We want to make sure those close to us are covered.

  1. Pray for the president and those in our government

It is important, especially now, to pray for our president and those in government that God covers them and directs them.

  1. Pray for the sick and less fortunate

I always make sure to pray for those who are sick and less fortunate. Those I know and don’t know.

  1. Ask God for anything

Lastly, ask God for anything. If you are believing God to do something in your life or if you need him to give you patience, strength, etc. This is the time.

  1. End your prayer

I remember when I was younger, my preacher preached a sermon about ending prayer. He said you should always put a “stamp” on your prayer so that God gets it. The stamp is simply saying. I pray this prayer in Jesus’ name.

Remember, there is no right or wrong way to pray. These are simply tips and guidelines I personally use sometimes. No prayer is the same.

Stay Prayed Up

Stay Prayed Up

“16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”   1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

I am a firm believer that everyone should have a strong prayer life. Even if you are not a member of a church, attend church regularly, etc. I still believe you should pray. Not only should everyone have a prayer life, everyone should stay “prayed up.” To stay prayed up simply means to keep your mind on the Lord and stay in his word. If we are prayed up and stay in the word of the Lord then we are slow to anger, to react to problems, etc.

When you are prayed up, you can handle life’s situations better because you are in the word. Stay prayed up and continue to pray no matter what. Like the scripture above says, pray continually. No matter the circumstance or what you’re going through, continue to pray and stay prayed up. The Lord may not come when you want him, but he’s an on-time  God.

It’s Not Always the Devil

It’s Not Always the Devil

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” King James Version

Us a Christians sometimes make the mistake that every time bad comes our way that it is always the devil. Well, I have some news. God can also send us trouble and rearrange our plans. I know it may seem like you are going through a lot right now and that’s okay. This just may be your season to endure some trials, but stay strong, the end is near. God never puts more on us than we can bear, and one thing for sure is that God is always by our side.

The scripture above says no weapon formed against thee shall prosper. God warns us that the weapon, or trials we face will be formed, but they will not prosper against us. What I’ve learned from experience is that God puts us through trials and tests to make us stronger or achieve other traits, to help others, and to lean solely on Him. Sometimes God knocks us all the way down so we have no choice but to lean on him and trust him. I know it is sad, but for some people if they didn’t go through things they wouldn’t lean on God. I know for myself, my prayer life is much stronger when I’m going through something as opposed to when things are going good. But one thing we must remember is that God sends us tests and trials just like the devil, but while the devil means it for harm, God means it for our good.

Keep believing and trusting in the Lord, even when troubles arise, ask God what he wants you to learn from the situation. Remember, everything happens for a reason.

Freedom Friday with T.J. Cole

The infamous credit. No one really cares about credit until it’s time to buy something and they need credit; for example, a car or house. That is when T.J. Cole, certified credit restoration specialist, comes in handy. T.J. Cole, from Columbus, Georgia is on a mission to help others get great credit and purchase the vital things in life that require credit to get them. T.J. studied business management at the unsinkable Albany State University, and relocated to Columbus, Georgia shortly after. T.J.’s goal is to position his family to have full control over their buying power and money in hopes to leave his children with a legacy.

T.J. works with a company called Financial Education Services (FES). FES is internet based with two office locations in the Columbus area giving clients the freedom to visit a physical location or work with a specialist online. T.J. jumped at the opportunity to become a credit specialist when he was aware he could help restore others quality of living while making money at the same time. You could choose any credit restoration specialist, but T.J. takes his clients personal. T.J has your best interest at heart by not only making you his priority, but by also educating you. T.J. strongly believes he can help build people while building relationships. T.J. enjoys helping others and seeing smiling faces once clients see results and give testimonies.

Now you might be wondering how does T.J. exactly restore credit? Well, FES partners with non-profit organizations that have teams of credit attorneys that write dispute letters for clients and have the letters sent to the 3 primary credit bureaus. While T.J. guarantees total satisfaction, the length of time it takes to see results vary with each individual.

T.J. gave some crucial advice to those worried about their credit. When you realize, your credit is not where you would like it, that is when you should seek a consultant. Anything that is under a 620 is considered not a good score. To purchase a home, a good score is 640 for civilians and 620 for military. Over 43 million people have a credit score of 599 and less than $500 in savings. T.J.’s goal is to get everyone’s score to at least in the 700s. T.J. also gave the advice to be cautious with credit cards, never go over 30% utilization.

FES offers a plan called FES Protection Plan with services like Lifelock, My Care Plan, Debt Zero, and many more. To contact T.J. you can find him on Facebook: Timothy Cole, Instagram: @creditcoach_23, website: www.fesconnect.net/Tcole2 or phone: 762-241-2608

4 Tips to Establish Good Credit

Establishing Credit

“Oh, I don’t do credit; I pay cash for all of my stuff.” I hear this exact statement just about every day at my job when I try to get someone to open a credit account, but what some people don’t understand is everyone needs to have some credit established. I understand some people like to pay cash for everything, but somethings you need credit for. Want to buy a car? Want to buy a house? You need credit! I started on my credit at a young age and I was able to buy myself a car for my 20th birthday! I’m nowhere near an expert on credit, but I’ve taken a few courses, and I have a few tips to share on establishing credit.

  1. Start young

Start building your credit in high school. If you are a parent, add your children onto your credit card as an authorized user to help build their credit (no matter your age you can still become an authorized user). Keep in mind, if you add someone to your account this only works positively for them if your credit is good, or the person’s account you are added to has good credit.

  1. Get at least one major credit card

One big mistake people do is getting a department store credit card first and letting salesman like myself trick you into opening an account (I mean I have to make my sales goals lol). I also fell into the trap at 17.DO NOT open a department store credit card first; department store credit cards are harder to get approved for if you’re starting out and often times have high interest rates. I recommend a major card for starters first like Capital One, Discover, or American Express. I recommend Capital One because they helped build my credit fast! If you are a college student or just starting to build your credit, try the Capital One Journey card. They typically approve anyone just starting to build their credit.

  1. Choose wisely

When choosing what credit card company to go with, choose a card with little to no APR% (Annual Percentage Rate) this keeps you from paying interest.

  1. Make good habits

Make sure you form good financial habits at the beginning. If you start good financial habits from the start you will carry them out. Here are a few good habits;

  1. Pay on time (your credit score will rise higher if you pay before your due date)
  2. Pay more than your minimum (If you’re scheduled to pay $25 pay $40)
  3. Keep your credit utilization low (use no more than 20% of your available credit, I try to use less than 10% but no more than 10%-15%) Ex. You have $2,000 available credit, only use about $200.
  4. Don’t open too many accounts (every time you open up a new account, or apply for an account you receive an inquiry on your credit. Too many inquiries are not a good thing, try to only have 2 inquiries MAX. per year) Note: Inquiries fall off in about 1-2 years.
  5. Keep accounts open (DO NOT close an account. When you close an account, it makes your credit history shorter and can affect your credit utilization and drop your score.

Work for the Lord

Work for the Lord

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23 New International Version (NIV)

Today is the infamous, dreaded Monday. I also dread Mondays, but Mondays are not the only dreaded days of the week. As the week goes by and we carry on our daily routines, it gets a little harder every day to stay motivated; not only at work, but also at home and other areas of our lives. I’m actually writing this post on the Thursday before I posted this so I know how weary we can get in the middle of the week. I was sitting at work and I was not feeling my best. I was tired and I didn’t feel like helping customers, but I knew I had a job to do. God spoke to me and gave me the scripture above. I was so tired I said, “Lord, I love you and I know I should work as if I’m working for you, but Lord I’m tired and I don’t feel like working today.” God spoke back and said what if I didn’t feel like blessing you today?

No matter how we feel or what is going on we MUST give God our best daily because God gives us his best! We should go to work with a positive attitude and declare prosperity and greatness for the day, not only at work, but even at home. Remember we are working for our heavenly father not our business managers. Not only at work, but do your best at home. No matter if you are cleaning at home, at work, or wherever you are, do your best and do it with all your heart. If God wouldn’t short us why should we short him? Do your best, put your best foot forward, and remember you are working for the Lord!

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