Shanay's Bio



Every young girl and women has a positive story about their life. That will help others just like you, to overcome life issues. Let’s help one another to learn that we can trust God with our life. Read More Here

Hit The Delete Button

The other day I was watching Joel Osteen on television and he was talking about deleting negative things people may say about us. A lot of times we accept negative criticism that people say to us like, “you are never going to amount to anything in life; you’re never going to be the person you think you are going to be when you grow up (doctor, lawyer, etc.)”. Read More Here

Dare To Be Different

I’m sure you’ve noticed how different human beings are! We’re all unique. Like the sun, the moon, and the stars mentioned in today’s scripture, God created each of us to be different from one another, and He did this on purpose. Each of us meets a need, and we are all part of God’s overall plan. Read More Here

God Made Us Unique Part 1

I prefer to use the word unique, because it stands out in my eyes. Can you even imagine if God made everybody the same? With the same favorite color, clothes styles, food etc. This world would be really boring. Read More Here

Friday, May 31, 2013

A Great Motivation Recipe

1) Take a 10 – 30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2) Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to. J

3) When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 

‘My purpose is to ____________ today. I am thankful for ____________’
4) Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5) Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon (They are really good), 
broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

6) Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7) Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts 
or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9) Life isn't fair, but it’s still good.

10) Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11) Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12) You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13) Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

14) Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15) No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16) Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’

17) Forgive everyone for everything.

18) What other people think of you is none of your business.

19) God heals everything – but you have to ask Him.

20) However good or bad a situation is; it will change.

21) Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!

22) Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23) Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: 

I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished __________.

24) Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25) When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings, you’ll be smiling before you know it.

Enjoy and have a bless weekend!!!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Lovely Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to A Lovely Blog Hop, where each Thursday we have the grand opportunity to meet and connect with lovely new bloggers, such as myself! Now you have something to do and somewhere to go on Thursdays!

Rules (Not really rules but a guide):
1. Follow your host and any co-hosts (if it applies).
I am Rekita @ Her&Nicole and I am the first linky. 
Leave me a comment so I will know who to follow back.

Your Co-Hosts:
Shanay from

2. Link it!
Link up your blog or anything else you find lovely. Share your family, fashion, food, crafts, or anything that you love this week. Please, please, please, share the love and include a link back to this blog hop.

3. Spread it!
This is a blog hop after all, so hop around! Visit other blogs and say Hi!

4. Grab it! 
Grab the button and place it somewhere in your blog or add just the link. Preferably in your blog post. 
This is to help us promote this blog hop, believe me, the more the merrier! Or post the link somewhere in your blog. 

5. Tweet it!
Please help me to promote this blog hop by sharing it to others. 
So tweet it to show everyone where you link up on Thursdays!

6. The most important rule of them all, HAVE FUN BLOG HOPPING!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

If You Love God...

Finding The Path to the Greatest Life Possible

No one should be satisfied with a mediocre, barely-get-along kind of life. God has great plan for every single person, and I want to encourage you to go for the very best life He has for you. If you want to get to that life, the key is obedience to God and an understanding of His great love for you!
I used to have to hide teachings about obedience under a difference title because people honestly get hung up on this word. But I decided I didn't want to hide it anymore, because obedience to God truly is the path to the greatest life possible.

But it’s pointless for me to teach you to obey God more without teaching you how to love God more and to let Him Love you. Because the only thing that is truly going to compel you to be obedience is your love for Christ.

If you love God… John 14:15 says, If you [really] love me, you will keep (obey) My commands. Notice Jesus didn't say, “If you keep My commands, I’ll love you, “He already love you perfectly, and He could never love you more than He does at this very moment.

Now, I’m not saying we can buy more of God’s love through our obedience, but our love for Him will grow as we live in obedience to Him and as we experience His faithfulness. I obey God much more now than I did thirty years ago, but I also love God and His Word much more than I did back then. I love Him for who He is… because He’s beautiful and amazing. And it’s because of that love for Him that I want to obey Him.

Are you living in obedience? Is there any area in your life where you are being disobedience? When I taught this at a conference once, almost every hand in the building went up when I asked that question.
I want to encourage you with the same advice I gave them. Just like a parent with a child, God is saying to each of us, “Why didn't you just do what I tell you to do? I’m telling you this for your own good.” The truth is, whatever God asks us to do, it’s for our benefit, so we need to take it seriously and submit to His direction.

He’s not taking things away from us to be mean or giving us a long list of impossible rules. He’s teaching us what things are going to benefit us and what aren't  because He wants us to live the very best life we can. He doesn't want us to be bitter, hurt, resentful, and lost, which often come as a result of disobedience. He wants us to have righteousness, peace, love and joy.

How do you obey Him? First, make a commitment to obey His Word. In other words, anything you read in the Bible that tells you what to do or not to do – do that. If you don’t understand some of it, focus on the things you do understand first. Start with the clear instructions like, “Forgive your enemies; pray for those who hurt you.” And remember that even though the instructions are clear, you’re still going to have to be determined to do it. It may not be easy to forgive people that hurt you, but it’s actually a lot easier than being bitter and resentful your whole life. And remember that whatever God asks you to do, He will give you the ability to do it.

Second, obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit for your life. God doesn't lead every individual in the same way. The Bible applies to everyone, but the Bible doesn't give every detail of everything we need to do. That’s why we also need to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our heart.

My prayer is this teaching is an encouragement to you. No matter how many things you need to work on, give them to God one by one and let Him do the work in you. As you step out and become determined to obey Him, He will help you do what needs to be done. And not only will you experience more peace and joy, but your love for God will grow and grow.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Awesome Giveaway!!!

Um, Starbucks, Target, Old Navy and Amazon...yeah, you might want to enter this giveaway.   We are talking over $150  worth of prizes! As a bonus, you get to meet some amazing ladies. 
These lovely ladies are giving away....
Nicole from Pharr Away | $15 Starbucks Giftcard
Amber from Classy Ever After | $10 Forever 21 Gift Card
Carissa from Lillies & Silk | $25 Old Navy Gift Card
Chelsea from Olive & Ivy | $15 Design Credit to Olive & Ivy Design
Amanda from Modern Hippie Momma | Love Bug Ad Space
Quana from Accidental Military Wife | $25 Amazon Gift Card
Lanaya from Raising Reagan | Premier Ad Space & $10 Amazon Gift Card
Ariana from Shopaholic Undercover | $25 Target Gift Card
Shanay from My Unique Girlz | Crochet Handband

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Part 2: You can Love Others The Way God Loves You

Read Part 1, If You Haven't Yet. 

2) LEARNING TO LOVE YOURSELF IN A BALANCE WAY Some people will do all kinds of things for everybody else, but they won’t do anything for themselves. And there’s something wrong with that. They have an unbalanced attitude toward themselves and they don’t really feel like they’re worth anything.

We can have negative feelings about ourselves for a lot of different reasons. Maybe you grew up in a home where your parents would never buy you anything or they put you down. Maybe you were abused and you thought it was your fault.

God’s love is the best medicine for the wounded soul. For those of you who have been abused or mistreated in life, God loves you. You may not understand why bad things happened to you, but God will cause all things even bad things to work out for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (see Romans 8:28).

It’s vitally important that you learn to love you are and do good things for yourself, because you deserve to feel special. You need that to be a healthy, well-rounded human being.

Another part of becoming a well-rounded soul is learning how to receive correction from God.
 Revelation 3:19 says, Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].

How many times when God tells us what’s wrong with us do we shrink from Him instead of run to Him?
Somehow we have this mistaken idea that God’s mad at us. But really, what He’s saying when He corrects us is that He loves us and he won’t ever leave us alone.

For some of us, it takes a long time to understand that. But by revelation, we can really begin to know God’s heart. Instead of being wounded and hurt, we can actually offer God thanks for His faithful correction.

3) LOVING GOD MEANS LOVING PEOPLE Just made an awesome statement. He said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples….” (John 13:34-35).

The Bible plainly tells us what love looks like in 1 Corinthians 13. Love is patient, kind, humble, not rude or easily offended. That means if you’re walking in love, you've got to get over the, “Well, you hurt my feelings” thing. I encourage you to put these things into perspective.

For example, how many times a week do you think you hurt someone’s feeling? How often are you rude because you’re in a hurry? How many times has God forgiven you for the very same thing?

The world is hungry for love. Everywhere we look there are people who don’t know who they are in Christ. Something went wrong in their life and they think there’s something wrong with them and God doesn’t love them.

We can’t expect anyone to know they’re loved if they’re unable to see God’s love flowing through us.
First Corinthians 13:1 says, If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

The Bible tells us to love others with agape love: the unconditional love of God that motivates us to give of ourselves through sacrifice. It’s also the kind of love that leads you to overwhelming joy, satisfaction and contentment. But until we get through these steps, we won’t be able to love others the way God loves us. The fact is, we cannot give away something we don’t have.

I encourage you to spend time learning these three steps to walking in love. Because when you learn how to put God’s love into action, flowing to your family and flowing to your neighbors and coworkers you can make an incredible impact for Christ.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Part 1: You can Love Others The Way God Loves You

Learning how to love people is the most important thing that a Christian should be concerned about. But there’s something we often overlook. You see, after we’re born again, we hear that we should be loving people. Yet, we don’t seem to be able to do it and we think something’s wrong with us. Well, there are other phases of the love walk you have to go through before you can ever get around to loving people.

Number one, you really need to have a revelation about how much God loves you. It’s not enough to know about the love of God. You need to receive God’s love through personal experience.

Then you have to learn to love yourself. In other words, are you happy with the creation God made you to be? Or have you been trying to rework yourself into what you think the world wants to see?

Third, you have to learn how to love God. And loving God means one thing: obedience. Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). After we've received His love, it just becomes natural to do what He tells us to do. Let’s take a closer look at each step so we can really learn how to live in the love of God.

1) RECEIVING REVELATION ABOUT GOD’S LOVE I think a whole lot of people know how to sing, “Jesus loves me, this I know, “but they don’t know down deep in their heart that God loves them. So when everything is going good in their life, they may think God loves them. But when life gets hard, they begin to wonder where God is and if He ever loved them at all.

We need to get God’s love from our head down to our heart; where it becomes revelation. Then it doesn't matter what the enemy tells us, what other people may say, or what our circumstances may be we just know. And we know it so strongly that it can never be taken away from us.

How does a person receive revelation knowledge? I believe we need to actually, physically take time in our life to meet with God and receive it.

You know how a pig just wallows in the mud? They don’t care what they look like. They just go in there and get it all over them. Well, we need to spend time wallowing in the love of God. We need to soak in the love of God and get saturated in it.

A lot of people try to get God to love them by trying to behave perfectly. But God is love and all He wants us to do is act as receptacle of His love, and to simple take in what’s being freely offered. 

To be continue 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Love letter from Jesus

How are you? I just had to send you this letter to tell you how much I love you and care about you. 
I saw you fall asleep last night, and I longed to touch your brow, so I spilled moonlight upon your
You awakened late this morning and rushed off for the day. My tears were in the rain. Today you looked so sad, so alone; it makes my heart ache because I understand. My friends let me down and hurt me many times, but I love you. I try to tell you in the quiet, green grass. I whisper it in the leaves and trees and breathe it in the color of the flowers.  I shout it to you in the mountain streams, and give the birds love songs to sing. I clothe you with warm sunshine and perfume the air. My love for you is deeper than the oceans and bigger than the biggest want or need you could ever have.
If you would trust in me we could spend eternity together in heaven. I know how hard it is on earth. I really know because I was there, and I want to help you. My Father wants to help you too. He’s that way, you know. Just call me, ask me, and talk to me. It’s your decision… Remember, I will wait for you… Because I love you.
saw you yesterday as you were walking with your friends. I waited all day, hoping you would walk and talk with me also. As evening drew near, I gave you a sunset to close your day, and a cool breeze to
pillow and your face… Again I waited, wanting to rush down so we could talk. I have so many gifts for you.
rest you, then I waited, but you never came. O yes, it hurt me, but I love you because I’m your friend.

You’re Friend
               Jesus Christ

Happy Mother’s Day!!!