Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day (sale)

Memorial Day is a day our nation turns to honor and remember those who have given their lives for our freedom. Having been raised in military communities (my parents have served with Cadence International, formerly Overseas Christian Servicemen's Centers or OCSC, for 38 years) I've seen some of the heartache behind the sacrifices intimately. There are no words to adequately express "thank you" fully enough for the price paid daily for my ongoing freedom!

While these men, women and their families sacrifice much, sometimes paying with their very lives, an even greater freedom has been hard-fought for me as well. I cannot let this weekend pass without also remembering the One who willingly gave His life that I might know True Freedom. "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins" (1 John 4:10, NIV).

In celebration of freedom, please take 15% off your entire Affordable Mineral Makeup™ order placed at between now and midnight EST on Monday, May 31 with coupon code: memorialdayweekend

Thursday, May 27, 2010

That Stinks

With Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, I've had to be careful about scents and perfumes and cosmetics (and so much more!) for years. But did you know that even if you aren't "sensitive" that perfumes could still be doing some nasty things to your health? Check out this Campaign for Safe Cosmetics article on The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance. What you don't know really can hurt you!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sale! :)

From now through midnight Wednesday, May 26 (expires at 12:01 EST, Thursday 5/27), receive 12% off your entire Affordable Mineral Makeup™ order from when you use coupon code: lavia

Have questions about mineral makeup or other healthy skin or beauty care? I would love to hear from you. Ask me a question and follow this blog to see your answers featured as future post topics. :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

National Day of Prayer

While this day is officially "unconstitutional" now, God's people will always be free to pray in our hearts, and at least for now, we are still free in America to gather for public prayer as well. Please take a moment today to stop and thank God for His blessings, provisions, and pray for your country and its leadership.

I am so please to share that Tara, owner of Affordable Mineral Makeup™, is honoring this day with another 10% discount code, valid today and tomorrow (Friday) only until midnight EST, and applicable to your entire order. Please visit me at and use discount code: nationaldayofprayer

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

One Day Sale!

Today only, May 5, 2010 until midnight EST, take 10% off your entire Affordable Mineral Makeup™ order from with coupon code: cincodemayo

Monday, May 3, 2010

Woman's Health Hero

I was blessed to be nominated as a Woman's Health Hero and I need your help! (Head's up to my friends who are sensitive to mentions of pregnancy, the sponsors of this award do promote pregnancy-related books on their website, so please be for-warned before following this link.) Out of all entries, just 20 names will be inducted into a Health Hall of Fame. Two Hall-of-Fame selections will receive special honors as either Staff Pick or Audience Choice award determined by the public (that's you!).

You will be allowed to vote on all entries between now and May 14 (extended one week from the prior May 7 deadline), 2010. The entry that receives the highest overall ranking will win the Audience Choice award. Last year's Audience Choice winner was my dear friend Lisa Copen from Rest Ministries. I would be delighted to add a similar honor to my "resume" as I continue working on writing my book on the life of Paul as encouragement for living with chronic pain/illness.

Will you please help me by heading to and selecting the "thumbs up" voting button at the bottom of my profile? Thank you so much! :)


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