How to Grow Your Hair 1 Inch Overnight!

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I was watching some hair videos on YouTube and I came across several YouTubers who claimed that their hair grew an inch overnight. Each one did the same process and it appeared that it actually worked out for them. Thinking about the major trim that I plan on giving myself in the upcoming New Year, I thought I would try their method out on my own hair to see if it would work. If you’re interested in learning how to grow your hair an inch overnight and whether or not it actually worked for me, keep reading! Continue reading

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Hearing God’s Voice For Yourself

So in parts 1 and 2 of this series I talked about Five Things Keeping You From Hearing God’s Voice, and Five Things To Help You Hear The Voice of God respectively.  Just to give a quick recap, the five things that can hinder us from hearing the voice of God are Sin, Pride, Lack of Understanding, Trials & The Cares of This World, and Our Past.  The five things that can help us hear the voice of God are Repentance from Sin, Submission to God’s Divine Order, The Word Coupled with Prayer, Patience & Perseverance, and Forgiveness & Moving Forward.  If you haven’t read parts 1 and 2 of this series yet, you can read them here, and here.

In this part of the series I want to focus on hearing God for yourself.  In the last two parts I focused a lot on how God talks to us through others because so many times we want to hear God for ourselves but don’t really want to listen when he speaks to us through others, or maybe that was just me. Continue reading

5 Things to Help You Hear the Voice of God

A lot of times I am asked the question, “How do I hear the voice of God?”  My response to that question is, “Are you listening?”  What I have learned from my own personal experience is that the Lord is always talking to us whether it’s directly to us, through someone else, or through his written word, we just aren’t always listening.

Sometimes we’re not listening because he’s not talking to us the way WE want him to talk to us.  We want to hear the voice of God for ourselves but don’t want to listen when God speaks to us through others.  Sometimes we’re not listening because we really don’t know when he’s talking to us, and other times we are simply tuning him out while listening to other voices that oppose his word.

In a world where we are constantly being bombarded by the voices and opinions of others, including our own, it is crucial to know and recognize the voice of the Lord when he is speaking and to obey him.  In last week’s blog I talked about 5 Things Keeping Us From Hearing the Voice of God. To help us get to a place where we are hearing and obeying the voice of God, I now want to talk about 5 Things to Help Us Hear the Voice of God. Continue reading

5 Things Keeping You From Hearing God’s Voice

A lot of times I am asked the question, “How do I hear the voice of God?”  My response to that question is, “Are you listening?”  What I have learned from my own personal experience is that the Lord is always talking to us whether it’s directly to us, through someone else, or through his written word, we just aren’t always listening.

Sometimes we’re not listening because he’s not talking to us the way WE want him to talk to us.  We want to hear the voice of God for ourselves but don’t want to listen when God speaks to us through others.  Sometimes we’re not listening because we really don’t know when he’s talking to us, and other times we are simply tuning him out while listening to other voices that oppose his word.

In a world where we are constantly being bombarded by the voices and opinions of others, including our own, it is crucial to know and recognize the voice of the Lord when he is speaking and to obey him. To help us get to a place where we are hearing and obeying the voice of God, I want to first talk about 5 Things Keeping You From Hearing the Voice of God. Continue reading

My Miscarriage Story Pt. 2

Since this month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month I’ve decided to share my miscarriage story. Last week I wrote about the two miscarriages that I had last year and how they had impacted my life. This week I want to share YouTube videos that I posted during those periods of loss. In the videos I talk about the raw feelings associated with losing a baby as well as how it feels to have your first period afterwards. That first menstrual period after miscarrying was probably one of the hardest things to go through apart from actually miscarrying because it solidified that my baby was no longer inside of me and I had to really face that reality. I hope that by me sharing these videos someone can be encouraged that they’re not alone in what they have gone through or may be going through right now. Continue reading

My Miscarriage Story

Since this month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month I decided to share my miscarriage story. It’s something that I’m very open about because when I got pregnant I was not aware of how common miscarriages are. I was afraid that maybe something was wrong with me or that I couldn’t have kids, but the truth is that approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Continue reading

Straight Talk Thursday – What’s Stopping You From Starting Your Goals?

What are your goals and what’s stopping you from getting started on them?  In this video I talk about the 5 things that kept me from starting my blog, Straight Talk For Christian Women, and what helped me overcome them to finally get started. What’s stopping you from achieving your goals?

Remember transparency saves lives,

Gigi Jones

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I Wasted A Year and a Half of My Life

Tuesday September 20th as I sat talking to my husband, I realized that I had wasted a year and a half of my life…………………………………………………………………………………………

…………………..on fear.

I had wasted a year and a half of my life being afraid of what he would say, what he would do, how he would respond, and if he would leave: “Was he trying to control me?” I feared. “If I make a huge mistake will he forgive me?” I asked myself.  “Can I really tell him what I’m thinking and how I feel?” I thought to myself.  My fears had consumed my life and had threatened to consume my marriage. Continue reading

Straight Talk Thursdays – God I’m Not Good Enough

Have you ever felt like you were not good enough for the purpose that God has called you for? Ever felt like your past or present state has somehow disqualified you from what God has told you to do? In this Straight Talk Thurs video I want to encourage you that you are not too inadequate for the purpose that God has called you for no matter where you have been or what you have done. It took me three years to start this blog because I felt the exact same way. God also showed me that there were other people in the bible who also felt like they weren’t good enough and we can all learn from their story what God thinks about that.  I hope this video encourages you.

Remember transparency saves lives,

Gigi Jones

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Encourage Yourself

I was sitting in the hospital over the weekend due to having suicidal thoughts wondering why I was here again. I had just been admitted back in October of 2015 and put on medication, and after only 3 weeks I had come off the medication and had been handling my thoughts and emotions very well considering I was pregnant. Yet here I was again in the hospital seeking to be put back on my medication.

Needless to say I felt like a failure.

I felt inadequate as a wife because I was having a hard time handling life’s circumstances and stressors, I felt inadequate as a mother because I wanted to kill myself with my precious baby girl inside of me at 7 months pregnant, and I felt inadequate as a Christian because I had been neglecting my relationship with God.

As I sat in the hospital contemplating these things, my husband encouraged me to read my bible. He knew that I had been neglecting my relationship with God lately and that I needed some re-direction so he told me to read Ephesians 4 and that we would discuss it later. The verse that really jumped out at me and really encouraged me in that moment was Ephesians 4:29. Continue reading