Monday, April 21, 2008

Save 15% on April 22

On April 22, Affordable Mineral Makeup is offering a 15% discount to all customers who put the word earthday2008 in the coupon section at checkout AND who also put in the comments section one thing you will do in effort to help the environment.

I cannot worship "mother earth" because my Father is in Heaven and He is the Creator of this planet. But I do believe it is good stewardship to help protect and care for this home He has entrusted to all humanity. So as environmental awareness, recycling and conservation are spotlighted this week, let's remember God's words to Adam and Even in Genesis 1:28-30...

"God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.'
"Then God said, 'I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.' And it was so."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

When All is Stripped Away

Some of you who know me in "real life" know that I've lived with chronic health challenges for my entire adult life. I am very blessed to currently be working with one of the world's leading health experts in my field, but some days (weeks, months, seasons) are just harder than others. The entire past year, and again specifically these past few weeks, have been some harder stretches and I'm sorry for not posting more in depth content here more consistantly.

Sitting in church a couple of weeks ago I was simply too tired to stand for the singing time. This isn't at all uncommon - I sit through music time more often than I'm able to stand. (There were years when I rarely could leave the house to attend church at all, so just being able to be there is HUGE!) But as I am sitting I am usually singing and Signing (Sign Language) and stiving to give my whole heart over to worship.

Unfortunately, I started having asthma attacks about 3 years ago and I've found singing to be a frequent trigger. So on weeks when I can't sing either, I grab my inhailer, stop the asthma attack in its tracks, and consentrate on joining in musical worship through Sign. Recently I've found my arms to "heavy" and the pain too instense even to Sign consistantly. So a couple of weeks ago I sat there in church feeling very dejected and asking the Lord what I had left to give. How I could participate in corporate worship when I had nothing left to offer, no strenght to stand, no breath to sing, no ability to even lift my hands in praise?

Though not the song being sung that morning, He immediately reminded me of the words of Matt Redman's song, "The Heart of Worship" (view on uTube link below). A few of the lines are:

When the music fades, all is stripped away, and I simply come
Longing just to bring something that’s of worth that will bless your heart...
I’m coming back to the heart of worship, and it’s all about You, Jesus...

What a great reminder that everything else is external (physical strength, the gifts of voice and hands, every breath I draw) but true worship, like true beauty, is internal. When everything else is stripped away, I am still of worth, I can still be whole, because of who Jesus Christ is. He is worthy of all I am, all I have to offer, even when my offerings are meager.

"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." Psalm 51:17 (NIV)

If you or someone you love is struggling with health issues, check out Rest Ministries, a wonderful organization providing support and encourgement in the face of any and every kind of chronic health challenge. This group was started by a friend of mine and has grown into an international ministry offering local support group chapters, a print magazine and many forms of online support including daily email devotionals, message bords and much more.

(If you are reading this via email and can't view the video, be sure to drop by the Inner Beauty Blog to see this beautiful video for yourself.)

"My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever."

- Psalm 73:26 (New International Version)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

2 Days Only, Save $10 off $50

Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11, save $10 on all Affordable Mineral Makeup orders of $50 or more from

At checkout put the word april in the coupon section and the system will automatically deduct $10 from your order! :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Join Affordable Mineral Makeup for Half Off through April 6

Affordable Mineral Makeup is offering 50% off consultant sign ups now through the weekend (midnight Sunday 4/6) at

Our consultant level is on sale! For just a few days, instead of a one-time registration of $30 to start, it's only $15!!!

Go to and select "Join Us" then enter the word "earth" (this discount word was selected by our company founder) in the discount section, after hitting the #5 Consultant Sign up "buy now" button.

Please make sure to fill out the form with all your info so we can get you started as soon as we receive your payment! Please tell Tara (company president) that Jenni Saake sent you her way. :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

FREE $25 and 12% Affordable Mineral Makeup savings through April 4

From now until midnight EST on Friday Apri 4, take 12% off your entire Affordable Mineral Makeup product order from by using the discount code "makeadifference" (without the quote marks) at checkout! :) Try to make a difference in someone's life today and every day.

And who doesn't love free money? Set up an account with Revoltion Money Exchange (similar to pay pal but with lower/free fees) between now and April 15 and receive $25 cash automatically deposited to your new RME account! Do what you want with that money, even transfer it directly into your bank account, give to a good cause, buy mineral makeup... ;)

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