Tis the Season to be Jolly

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Tis The Season

 

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Christmas is the time of the year to be spent with family and friends. A time to enjoy each other and have a good time. Sometimes all of the gatherings and shopping can become overwhelming and take the JOY out of the Holiday.

Remember the reason that we celebrate.

Jesus is the reason for the season.Celebration of his birth.

Because he was born were are all entitled to eternal life. St. John 3:16

Here a  few tips tips to help you to take care of yourself and have a better holiday season.
1.Don’t get caught in the hustle and bustle of the season.
2.Do things in moderation.
3.Give yourself permission to Rest and say “NO” to some activities.
4.Take a cat nap.

5.Reflect on the current year to create a better vision for the year ahead.
6. Take care of your body.
7. Focus on one thing or task at a time.

 
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!!!

Remember to take time for you and “Treat Your Self” in 2017

Jeremiah 29:11 Hope and ” A Future” God’s desire is not for us to suffer. His thoughts for us are not of harm but of good.

Seek God first and he will give you the desires of your heart. He has already given us the greatest gift of all.

Much Love,Nora

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Captured Moments{LaKenya & Eric}

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It is so wonderful to be able to spend time with wonderful families. Just recently had the opportunity to spend time with a beautiful young couple and their precious baby girl. They made my assignment very easy as you could see the love and connection between them and everything else came natural.

“Sneak Peek” from their session

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Happy Valentine’s Day|Love never Fails|

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#OOTD Everything Thrifted Except my Valentine's Day Gift

#OOTD Everything Thrifted Except my Valentine’s Day Gift

Today is a day that almost every one stops and take time to show love to the one or the ones that they Love and cherish the most.

Love bears all things, Love believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. LOVE Never Fails…1 Corinthians 3:7-8

Jesus should us the greatest “Love when he gave his Life for us to be able to be Saved and have eternal Life!

We all owe him our life to live up right and pleasing in his sight. It is my desire to give him me and to lead other to a relationship with him.

In this regard, my family and my children are my first priority.
I love them with all my Life. I try to live my life where they can see Christ in me. Lead by Example….Tomorrow is not promised and we must “LIVE” “LoVe” ” “LAUGH”

HOPE you and yours had a great day with your family. With Christ all things are possible, if you are lonely don’t give up on God he knows your heart and your desires.

We heard a word today “And the Peace of God” You can have a peace with God that others will not understand. Don’t Let situations still your Joy!

This is the day the Lord has made: I will rejoice and be glad!

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My Valentine's Day gift 2016 Kate Spade Nude HandBag

My Valentine’s Day gift 2016 Kate Spade Nude HandBag

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we didn't leave my Sweet Husband out...He Loved his gift as well...He deserves much more....He's a hard worker
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Much Love 💖 Nora

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Happy Thanksgiving: What are you Thankful For?

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Today I will only focus on the blessings in my life. Sometimes it may be hard to do. But with just a little effort, we can focus on the the good things that are going on in my life. I so thankful for my life and my family In this  year there has been some tough days but the good out weighs them all. I will not sit around and complain about what could have been or what was, but Give him Thanks and Praise for my Life today.

I hope that you will do the same. Make memories that last a lifetime.

Scriptures of Thanksgiving

Psalms 28:7 –The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

 

Psalm 69:30 I will praise the name of God with song, And shall magnify Him with thanksgiving.

 

Psalm 95:1-6 – O Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, And a great King above all gods, In whose hand are the depths of the earth; The peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it; And His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker

In everything give Thanks!

Much love Nora

From the Ayers Family Happy Thanksgiving

 
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Black Friday 2015  | 8 Tips w/ Ads|

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I am a bargain shopper with the purpose to stretch the few coins that I have. In my lifetime, I have only been to the Black Friday sale events twice. I have often wanted to go because of all the great items that are in the ads at such reduced prices. But most times I just don’t want to tackle the crowds. 

(in the US) the day after Thanksgiving, noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, during which crowds of consumers are drawn to special offers by retailers. Now earlier than in the past years, Stores are starting done sales before on Thursday. (From about 2013 – present)

Black Friday – The day After Thanksgiving (Friday) is known as Black Friday. This also is unofficially or officially start of holiday shopping season. Almost all stores come out with Doorbuster Sales with early bird special to attract consumers to their stores. People stand in line hours before store is opened, to grab the bargain of the year.  Just about every store has something that interests every one. For bargain hunters, if there is a biggest festival in a year, that would be, no doubt, the Black Friday Sales Events. 

 Why is it called Black Friday?

“Black Friday” relates to businesses recording their losses in red ink and gains in black. This tradition lives on in modern accounting software, hence the name.”  
Decide what you want in advance. You may NOT be able to cover all the stores and may not be able to get ALL the early bird Specials. So decide in advance what is the most important item that you absolutely need.

8 Tips 

– Give preference to big ticket item as you will save more on those item. For example, you are likely save few hundred dollars on an expensive TV of over thousand dollar than on a shoes of $20. While both may be available at very good prices but may be on two different stores, so you may only be able to get one (assuming both are doorbuster deals), and saving on the TV may be in range of few hundred dollars while saving on shoe may be in under $50. 
– If possible have a group of people, but everyone going to a different store. Eah person going to any store may buy item for everyone else in the group. Although for some doorbuster items, store offer one slip to person, so you may not be able to get more than one such item.
– Check Price Matching Policy of stores. Some stores offer price match so instead of standing in queue you may just walk in to a store with no or less queue and that offers price match. (And yes, make sure that they have item in stock). Price Matching is always a tricky situation. Some stores may be kind enough to honour their words while other may NOT be. Some employee’s and Manager’s are also reluctant to offer price match.
– Buy in advance and get price adjusted on Black Friday day. Again, Some store may or may not adjust price. You may try return and re-purchase at Black Friday price on Black Friday. 
– Buy Only what you need. Many stores are strict on re-stocking fee which may range from 5-15%.
– PARK SMART. Park in the parking lot of nearby other place where there is no sale. Walk to store. This way, you wont get stuck in BIG queue of people coming in and out to the main store. 
– Shop Online. These day’s most Black Friday items are available online as well. Checkout dealsofamerica.com for all online deals. This is one of the best and most frequently updated website on the web so you are sure to get all bargains there. With rising gas prices, sinking temperatures (harsh winter) and many online deals with Free Shipping Offers, Online Shopping is gaining ground.

Walmart Ads

https://www.blackfriday.fm/adscan/walmart

Target Ads

http://www.target.com/c/target-black-friday/-/N-5q0f2?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google&CPNG=Other_Holiday%2BBlack%2BFriday%2BSearch&adgroup=Black+Friday%2BBrand_Exact&LID=700000001170706p8749812078&LNM=target+black+friday&MT=e&network=g&device=t&location=9025855&gclid=CjwKEAiA7MWyBRDpi5TFqqmm6hMSJAD6GLeAwWxaUzD22mSGlb8nb9cUiLuRPjA9LtHAoZHkjfftoRoCROLw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Amazon Ads

http://www.amazon.com/b/?node=384082011&tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=69199950916&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4245385281921547910&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=t&ref=pd_sl_5tumc5rbx9_b_p2

Best Buy Ads

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/misc/black-friday/pcmcat225600050002.c?id=pcmcat225600050002&ref=30&loc=KW-4327&ksid=c7bd3092-4e6f-4380-8e8a-9931edff1fe0&ksprof_id=3&ksaffcode=161809&ksdevice=t

Sears Ads

http://www.sears.com/?gclid=CjwKEAiA7MWyBRDpi5TFqqmm6hMSJAD6GLeAxCQJxndAy1Al3Ty3t-WCxv29mU8GvAm3Q6NvGg-iWxoCUsDw_wcB&sid=ISx20140327xBrand&psid=ffd66d71a428eccff37810d9101d9c78&knshCrid=4011529&k_clickID=_kenshoo_clickid_&s_kwcid=AL!4531!3!83398926205!e!!g!!sears%20black%20friday&ef_id=VlKGSQAAAAEWVhRN:20151123032145:s

Children’s Place Ads

http://www.childrensplace.com/shop/us/content/black-friday

Old Navy

http://www.oldnavy.com/products/black-friday.jsp 

Jcpenny Ads

http://t.jcpenney.com/blackfridaydeals

Happy Holidays!!!

Remember to give Thanks and keep Christ in the Holiday. He is the Reason for the Season.

Share Love and remember the less fortunate and consider giving back by sponsoring a needy family.

Much Love, Nora



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Violence: Will A Sex Strike stop the Violence?

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Violence is becoming more and more common activity today. On Just about every news report there is some type of gun violence and crime. In our state of Arkansas, this past week two minor children lost their young lives due to being unsupervised with a gun. It is really sad that these children lost their lives, although it was an accident.

In Chicago, one lady has stated that a Sex Strike is the answer…see full story below

http://chicagoist.com/2015/11/19/_one_woman_is_hoping.php

What are your thoughts?

In the bible it written that the in the last days it would be like this…

2 Timothy 3:1-7

1But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

I personally feel that it is praying time and my prayer is for my family & friends is to be covered during this time and season.

Much Love, 💖 Nora

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More Than A Mother

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This past Sunday was Mother’s Day….. Being a mom should no be taken lightly as it is one of the jobs that has the greatest responsibility-Being accountable for someone else.  On Sunday, the day set aside to celebrate moms everywhere, was a good day for me and my family.  I do understand that everyone does not have the same feeling about Mother’s Day as they are dealing with feelings of grief and loss  or even anger. No matter the case, We all have a mother and without the a Mother, we would not be here . Mothers are some of the most special kind of individuals, wearing many hats and always giving of themselves.  

For those struggling with loss issues or broken relationships with mom, reflect on the good times, the memories of mom, something she said or your favorite dessert that she may have prepared to help you.  And like I told someone that was struggling- and if you can’t celebrate your mom, Celebrate you! She responded that was her plan for next year in order for Mother’s Day not to be a depressing day for her.

My daughters wrote a special poem for me ” More than a mother” it was very touching and I had to keep myself from crying as I read the words that came from their heart detailing the preception of being a mother.

  
I am thankful to God for allowing me to be their mom and I do not take my assignment lightly. I try my best to be the best mom I can be by being  an example for them and showing them unconditional love.

  
 
   

 Photos from our Mother’s Day celebration. They showered me with love and gifts. …..and one of favorite foods: catfish and salad. 

I hope you had a good day!!!! 

Much Love, Nora….

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Motherhood Series:|Cherished Moments|

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“A Mother’s Love ” Photo Credit:Nora Ayers Photography (Model: Charraun Sharlow & Daughter Alanah, April 2012)


Being a mother is one of the best gifts that one can receive.  There are so many women that struggle with medical issues of infertility that prevent them from ever being a mother.    Once you become a mother there are moments that you cherish and never forget. Your children probably wonder;   “Mom how do you remember that   ”or they may say,” mom please do not tell anyone that story.”
Reflect with me – awesome and cherished moments
1.      The moment when you first laid your eyes on your new baby
2.      The moment when you heard their first cry
3.      The moment when ate there first solid food
4.      The moment they said mama/dada
5.      The moment when they take their first steps
6.      The moment that they made you cry because you realized that they are no longer your “lil baby”
7.      The moment you realized that what you wanted no longer mattered, “LOL”
8.      The moment you realized your life would never be the same again…
9.      The moment when they go to kindergarten
10.     The moment of their first graduation…..

And the list goes on and on……. Cherish the moment because times goes by really fast and you have a lot to do as a parent in such a small amount of time.  As you look back at pictures and moments….you often wonder where does the time go?

Just a few thoughts to get you thinking about your cherish moments and remind you to put yourself in your mother’s shoes today.  Now that you are all grown up and gone your way, do not forget about mom.  She changed her life for you and you owe her the best Mother’s Day ever.

Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee- Deut. 5:16

How are you planning to celebrate  and  HONOR  your mom for her dedication to you over the years?

Much Love, Nora!!!

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Funniest Movie: Paul Blart -Mall Cop 2

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Yesterday was a hard day for me, but then I got the text message from my husband that he was taking us to the Movie…Okay we never do impulsive things like this so I just responded back okay… I am really glad I did because it was so needed. This was the funniest Movie that I have ever seen.

We laughed from the beginning to the end. This was a very family friendly movie. There was absolutely no inappropriate scenes or heavy content. Although a lot of true to life issues that families may deal with including grief, loss , empty nest syndrome , relationship issues  all with a very funny light.

I would recommend this movie actually we are looking forward to purchasing for our home library where we can watch it again.

Much Love, Nora

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LIFEgivER : He has Risen as he said!!!

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The song writer says ” Jesus went to Calvary to save a Sinner like You and Me…..That’s Love , three day later her Rose,  That’s Love….. I can’t get over the Love that Jesus shows to us on a day to day basis. Not only did he give his life on Calvary all those years go ,but he continues to to protect our families. He provides just what we need and he is sitting on the right hand of the father making intercession for us.

On Sunday we celebrated his resurrection. All over the world, people joined in the celebration one way or another to reflect of his giving of himself by making the ultimate sacrifice of giving his life that we might be free.

I do not take for granted the sacrifice that he as made and not only do I celebrate on Ressurrection Sunday, but everyday by living the best way that I know that pleases him.

The subject of our message was  “Have you lost enough to win”  powerful word of God- Mark 8:34-38 Self evaluation on what are you willing to give up for a true relationship with Christ.

Mark 8:34-38 KJV

[34] And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. [35] For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. [36] For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? [37] Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? [38] Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Our day was finished with family pictures and fellowship with our immediate family. We treasure our time with each other and I am very thankful for my family that God has blessed me with.

  

I pray that each of you will make the ultimate sacrifice to live a life pleasing and dedicated to God. Let him know that you love him for him giving his life that you might live.

Love brought us here….💒

Nora……

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