12/30/2021

How to Create a Faith Board

 

How to Create a Faith Vision Board

Hi sis! God has instilled this in my heart to share with you on how to create a faith board. I know when I hear board. The first thing that comes to mind is a vision board. I don't know about anybody else but for me by the end of the year I could never find the board created the previous year before. I think this is because a lot of vision boards we create, were created based on the vision we set for ourselves verses what God has instilled in us.

A Faith Board is a board based on the things God has instilled in us. How do you create one? Let me show you how but before I can show you how. Let's talk about faith.

What is faith?

If you believe in God, you already have faith. Faith is #1 belief in God. In Greek faith is confidence and trust. It is the acknowledgement of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the grounds of the truth of what God utters.

Faith and Faith steps are directly connected. It's the persuasion of His will. God's warranty, certifying that the revelation he birthed will come to pass (His way). You heard correctly, his way.

I am going to let this sink in for a minute and yes please reread that.

When I think of faith, I think of 2 scriptures.

Hebrews 11:1 

Now faith is the confidence in what we hope for and the assurance about what we do not see.

  • What is assurance?- is title deed, confirmation.
  • Things hoped for (divinely guaranteed)

James 2:26

Faith without works is dead.

  • I encourage you to read the entire 14-26


What is the works? It's the obedience which is expressed by faith. Faith is doing what God tells you to do, even when you don't understand it.

So I am taking it a step forward to write it down, and make it plain and creating a board based on the things God has shared with me about my new year instead of the things I envisioned for myself. I don't know about anybody else but I am tired of doing things my way, it just doesn't work. So let's get into it.

Supplies

  • Faith- you have to have faith to believe that what God has spoken to you can happen for you.
  • A poster board- my suggestion is an 11 x 14 mini size.

     

  • Magazines- if you don’t have any magazines, I suggest asking family/friends or checking out your local dollar tree for magazines for $1.
  • A open positive mind- this will only work if your faith is activated mentally.
  • Tape and glue
  • Scissors
  • 11x13 frame(optional)

Watch this video to see how to create your very own Faith Board.



12/10/2021

My Divorce Testimonial Part 2 | How to Move On

 

Hi guys,

Here is the coutinousion of my divorce story.

This video is for you if you are:

  • Currently going through a divorce
  • Looking for hope in the midst of divorce
  • Wondering what to do during the process of a divorce.

 Book updates: https://marvelous-composer-1043.ck.page/6cb6431105

My Separation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYhVkJZffnE&t=998s 

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Scripture reference: 

Isaiah 40:31 ESV But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 

Galatians 5:14 ESV For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 

My Podcast: The Virtuous Women

 Connect with Zak! 

  • Instagram: @authenticallyZ
  • Twitter: @authentically 

 https://youtu.be/szK_yR6Eelw

 

 
12/05/2021

My Divorce Story Part 1 |How God Turn Beauty from Ashes


Let me first say that I am not a fan of Divorce but when you rush the promise God has for you, you settle for a counterfeit. Don't rush God's timing.

The things I went through, I don't wish on anyone. Please be careful who you open yourself to because the enemy is here to steal, kill, and destroy (Read
John 10:10). And to be honest I almost let him kill me. I got married to a person who I thought was my forever, I'm a fighter so I thought I needed to fight for my marriage but when you're the only one fighting, you'll never see the glory of restoration in it.

“It's OK to fight for someone who loves you but it's never OK to fight for someone to love you.” 
 
Big difference. I'm grateful for the journey and don't regret anything because I had to meet him, marry him, learn a lot of lessons, have my baby, and I had to get to this point of awakening with Christ. Painful but necessary. So I'm grateful for the journey and I thank God for seeing me through.

I’m FREE...Free from bondage, strongholds, and manipulation. Let me add that marriage can be heaven or hell on earth but its how your flourish it. It also can be a beautiful thing when both parties put the work every day, every moment to stand in harmony.

Remember: All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

For me, my previous marriage was a lesson for me that had to take place but my future hubby will be a blessing from God (speaking into existence).

Subscribe to the tribe here to get more information on my book announcement coming soon. 
 

See the video below for my Divorce Story| How God Turned beauty from Ashes.

 


 

10/19/2021

5 Top Ways to Face Adversity


Top 5 Ways to Face Adversity

 

Hey Sis,

This past week was a doozy for me and if you don’t know, I am in the mist of a divorce and dealing with your past spouse and lawyers can be a lot. My advice “ Allow God to choose your spouse, not you”. 🥴 If I can be authentic with you, ya girl broke down about 3 times in the last week. But guess what I learned‼️ Breaking down is good because God is close to the brokenhearted. Psalm 34:18

If you know me, you know I don’t like to be down for too long. I like to go through my process, get my lesson and dip! So I jumped out my funk real quick, prayed, apologized to people, and have been keeping my spirit man high.

As you guys know, life always happens but we have to learn how to respond to our issues a little different. So I wanted to help someone who may be going through issues in this current season.

This is something you may want to pin 📌 in your notes for future reference.


1. Breath.  

Seriously take a moment and breath. Breathing (sometimes called diaphragmatic breathing) is a practice that enables more air to flow into your body and can help calm your nerves, reducing stress and anxiety. It can also help you improve your attention span and lower pain levels.

2. Alert 🚨 God on the situation. 

You may say but God knows/ sees what’s going on but he gives us free will to seek him first and involve him in our every day life. We just don’t let our true father know and as women we like to control the outcome instead of lay it at his feet. Learn to give it to him and as pastor T.D. Jake's said this past Sunday at Lakewood,  Go to God with a idk spirit and humble yourself to receive his instructions https://youtu.be/z8myjTKf6qA


3. Listen to his instructions.  

Sit in silence and listen. This is hard but with practice it can be done. Period 🙏🏽

 

4. Wait & Be Still.  

During this separation heading to divorce, being still has been one of the hardest things I had to do and to this day I am still learning and understanding what it really means to "Be Still" and God has been revealing to me specifically how to implement these steps in my life.

 

5. Find Scriptures about your situation and go over them daily

This helps renew your mind daily and also a good way to remember the the word.

Sis, you have to do this every-time because one thing I have learned, is that life will happen but how you respond to it will show growth in your walk. My therapist gave me some good advice in our last session. She said to use every situation as a guinea pig experiment to better myself.


I hope this encouraged you to use the authority you have and combat them issues with the word of God.💞

9/21/2021

Mom Edition: What Should be Included in a Emergency Kit

 

 
 

Hey girl! Let me tell you what happened to me last week. One day last week, My baby was home sick as I was working from home. During his nap time, our fire alarm went off causing a quick panic of running and rambling around the house.


As I was getting ready to leave the house, I realized I had nothing prepared for me and my baby in case of emergency and it bothered me to be in that position to only have my important documents in place with no other items.


Over the weekend, God put it in my heart to get a few things in place in case of an emergency for my and my baby. Below could include the following recommended items that I currently have. If you have other items in your emergency backpack, comment below and let other moms know what's in your bag.

Everything you need to have in case of emergency. 

This list is more for in the house, have the leave in a hurry scenario not a end of the world type of bag.

 

A Backpack

Extra Flashlights

Batteries

Emergency Blanket (warm)

Important documents

  • Passports

  • Birth certificate

  • Social security for both me and baby

  • Apartment insurance

  • Car titles

  • Bank account information 

Machete or gun( if you have a registered one)

Outfit for me

  • Shirt

  • pants

  • socks

  • sports bra

  • panties 

Outfit for baby

  • Shirt

  • pants

  • socks

  • drawers 

Tampons/Pads

Small first aid kit

Charger for phone

Back up chargers

Granola bars

Wipes

Gloves

Pack of mask

Notebook and 2 pens

Pack of garbage bags

Walkie talkie

Crayons and coloring book for kid

Local map and Us map

Portable generator


Click here to get access to my Amazon list I created with a few items from the list above. 

I hope this helps you. As a mother, prepare yourself in case of an emergency.  

Let me know what you have in your bag that may not be listed above.




5/13/2021

3 Ways to Wear a Oversized Shirt Dress

 




The Best Way to Style a Shirt Dress

Hey guys! I hope your week went well. In this post we are discussing a trend that I think any mompreneur would love, Shirt dress.

 

I don’t know about anybody else, but your girl picked up some quarantine weight and in the process of working on this body, so the summer will have to get whatever body I give it without no shame, Okurrr

 

Shirt dresses this season are cute, comfortable, and affordable and with everything that you have been through I think its time to get out the sweats and show some legs. Below are three ways you can style a shirt dress.

 

Style with some cute heels

 

 

Add a belt.

 

 
 

Style it with your favorite tennis shoe.

 

 






Outfit details

Dress: Ross (similar)

Shoes: JustFab

Purse: Aundi Purse

Earrings: UniqueEditions

 

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2/08/2021

What to do on Valentine's Day for Christian Singles

Hey, guys this week we are tackling the 4 letter word called love. I see the word love in such a different way now, giving my life to Christ and now being a single woman, Valentine's Day is not something I get depressed or obsess about because I know where the true love I need comes from. But I'm still human and I love to celebrate this day in whatever way I can. 


I don't care if I have a man, don't have one. At this moment in my life I'm working on myself and dealing with me to figure out what its is I even like and the type of person I want my next partner to be. So this year because I am so filled with love, I am taking care of myself more, having grace upon me, and taking things one day at a time and I hope the same for you. Here are 3 ways you can celebrate Valentine's day as a single person.


1. Take care of you.





Take yourself to a spa day, pamper yourself by getting a mani/Pedi or facial and sip on some wine sis!


2. Host a Virtual V-Day Party



Now with everything going on, I would host a small gathering with friends and just have some fun.But if you're like me and still staying inside, there are so many virtual games that you can play online. I know we are all tired of zoom but to be honest I love fun zoom events, I just don't like work meetings. See a list of game ideas from a site like here.


3. Go on a Galentine's Date


This year one of my close friends and I have decided to take each other on a date, enjoy each other company, and treat ourselves to a high-end luxury dinner for 2. Go with someone you can have fun with, let your hair down, and eat!

I'm here for it and can't wait to celebrate.Let me know below what are your plans? If you have any other ideas for plans, let me know as well. 

If you need any ideas on what to wear, view my post on What to wear for Valentines Day as well.

XOXO Zak

Happy Valentines Week!!!


2/07/2021

What to Wear for Valentine's Day

Hey girl. I don't care what anybody says but anything that celebrates Love I am here for it. I remember idolizing this day but once I turned my heart to Christ I see things in such a different light, I'm amazed by how I've come from a broken marriage to a healed heart. 

 

 

Just know when you give God your heart the rest will come. Ladies, if it's anything I know, is clothes and maybe your going on a date with your best friend, your husband, fiance, or even someone you're dating, don't worry bout it sweetheart. Take a moment sis and breath, your style bestie is here to help. Here are 3 options for you.


 



Wear a Cute Dress


 

Style this with a banging earring and a cute clutch and call it a day. Click Image for shop-able link.


Wear a Jumpsuit


 

If you're not comfortable wearing a dress, its OK! Look into a cute jumpsuit that are comfortable, cute, and hot.org. Click Image for shop-able link

If its Cold, Try a Turtleneck Outfit

 

 

 

With the weather being so unpredictable. I love to wear a turtle neck to make sure im cute and comfortable for whatever the weather decides. I like to pull out my cute thick belt and stylish earrings to seal the deal. Click Image for shop-able link



If these were helpful head over to my ig @authenticallyz and let me know. If you need any ideas on what to do on Valentines if you're single, view my post on What to Do for Valentines Day as well.

XOXO Zak

Happy Valentines Week!!!


1/04/2021

3 Things You Can Declutter Right Now

 


Happy New Year! So you’ve been trying to figure out what are some ways to get this year started for a while now. 

You may see others online, showing how they've planned and organized their lives this new year. And it seems like everyone makes it look so easy. 

But for some reason, planning and organizing keep eluding you. Every time you get close to clearing the clutter out of your life, something happens and you end up back where you started and with even more clutter than you started with.

Not this time. 


Because this time you’re going to be armed with the same tips, tricks, and secrets you see others are doing to make their lives easier to become successful in whatever it is you are trying to achieve. 


This year I wanted to start with a clear mind, a clean slate, and a clean home. Decluttering is a great place to start when you need fresh ideas, a new start, and a clear mind. And I don't know about you but I can't think straight when my home is not in order and things are all over the place virtually and physically.


Give these simple tips a try and see if they work for you too… 


Tip 1: Declutter your email


There are many ways you can declutter your emails but these are a few that have helped me in the past 2 weeks.


Download Unroll.me

  • Unroll.me is the easiest way to manage your inbox. Unsubscribe from unwanted email subscriptions, discover new ones, and organize them all in one place.

Create folders in your Inbox

  • Creating a folder for emails I will return too is one of my top ways to declutter your email. I put these emails in the folder and put some time on my calendar during the week to read through them.

Never stay subscribed to an email if you know you're not going to read them.


 WARNING: Keeping emails you never open adds to the clutter and does not decrease it. We tend to keep subscriptions based on coupons, discounts, or sometimes we feel we are missing something.


NEWS FLASH: you have everything you need. 


Erasing these emails can help you eliminate unnecessary purchases, which is buying psychology, which will ultimately help your budget. This will clear your emails of so much junk, and also minimize the internet's algorithm to stop studying your shopping habits.

  • Go to the top search in your email browser, put in a name of a consistent company you see in your inbox, erase all the emails if you aren't going to read them, and take the companies latest email and unsubscribe. 

Tip 2: Declutter your social media 

This is a quarterly task I complete about every 3 months. There are so many voices, so many opinions, and so many “facts” that a lot of times, social media can be really noisy. 


I don’t follow everybody that follows me. If a page doesn’t uplift me, encourage my faith, and help me with something. I will not follow them unless they are my family or friends.


If you went to high school with somebody and they didn't talk with you then and don't say too much to you now. Why are you following them? Now if you support them or their business and the relationship is mutual then that’s a different story but most of us follow a lot of unnecessary people just because.

I don’t like much noise so when my feed seems cloudy. I clean out my follower's list to minimize the busyness of social media.


 

Tip 3: Declutter your Closet

This will have to be my all-time favorite! Cleaning out my closet is so refreshing to me. I like to do these things to declutter.


Create a Toss, Sell, or Donate pile 

  • Sell items I don't wear on eBay 
  • Donate clothes to Goodwill or local church for outreach
  • Toss items that are torn, ripped, or super old

Organize your closet using containers, labels, and color coordination 

Hire a professional to help if this task becomes daunting.



Bonus Tip: Just Breath. This may seem like a lot but this becomes fun once you implement these steps in your life. I started doing this by 15 minutes a day for each tip and saw a huge leap in my creativity because my phone, my social media, and my closet were all clutter-free.


In sum: Decluttering is fairly simple when you apply the above 3 tips. So let me leave you with one last tip… 


December 2020, I relaunch my business, so if you need help with any of these topics, follow me at @uniqueeditions on Instagram or feel free to schedule a Free 15-minute discovery call to discuss how I can help you elevate your life at www.uniqueedtions.co 


So get to it – you’re going to be glad you did! Let me know in the comments, which is your favorite.