The Blank Canvas.


Did you know that when we surrender everything to Christ He renews us? He makes us brand new, white and blank like a canvas waiting for paint to tell its story. That’s the amazing thing about repentance and grace. 

Everything is already prepared for you…. but you must be intentional. Be intentional about spending time with Him. Truly getting to know him so you can watch the canvas tell your story. Allow Him to fill your cup. Your calling and your purpose is waiting to be revealed.

 Renewal is something that I have to be intentional about every day. Sometimes it’s an exciting season and sometimes it’s a cold season…. but I must be intentional about setting time apart each day to hear his voice. I talk to Him one on one, vent to Him, journal, read the Bible and pray. I seek Him daily even when I don’t feel like it. I’m intentional simply because He is intentional about me and my life.

Starting and ending my day with Him gives me this everlasting, unexplainable peace.

So is your canvas looking like what you painted or what God painted? Rest. Give your Heavenly Father the paintbrush and ask him for His guidance!

Trust Him. 

lots of love, 

GC 

Map Pin: Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


(photo taken by thegracedcitizen)

A Time and Season for Everything.


Even the trees know that there is a season for everything. So why do we lose hope and faith when the leaves start to FALL apart and we end up in WINTER? That’s where the battle begins. Fight it with prayer, activate your faith, SPRING will come again and you’ll have the blessings of the SUMMER. Rest. Trust Him. 

| Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 NLT |
““For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. 

A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. 

A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. 

A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. 

A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. 

A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. 

A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.”
lots of love,

GC

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Proverbs 4:23 

the sun always rises again, embrace a new day!

Palisades – Kingston, Jamaica aka “Airport Road” 

(photo taken by thegracedcitizen)

REVIEW: Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Conditioning Co-Wash

Being a hair product junkie, I have constantly tried to find the “right” products. When I just started my hair journey, I decided to colour- treat AND add a keratin treatment while I was still transitioning which left my naturally curly hair dry, brittle, limp, and lifeless. (I have a 4B/C curl pattern mix)

I have actually been using this product and the Cantu line for about 2 years now and I absolutely love it. This is my go-to co-wash. 

First of all, it’s very AFFORDABLE ($6-15USD, $800- 1500 JMD) – it does everything it advertises and it smells great!

Product Advertises That:

  • Creamy Cleanser gently removes build up
  • No mineral oil, sulfates or parabens
  • Restores your real, authentic beauty
  • Made with 100 percent pure shea butter

Pros:

  • Works as advertised
  • Smells great
  • Inexpensive
  • Leaves hair feeling soft and moist
  • Detangles hair 
  • Cleanses hair thoroughly
  • Defines curls
  • Frizz buster
  • Doesn’t leave hair crunchy (I love this because my hair is shrink- mania)

Cons:

  • It finishes too quickly, haha…. can’t think of any cons

Would I buy it again?

Definitely

Have you tried this product? Leave your comment below and let me know how it worked for you! 

lots of love,

GC

Cafe Blue, Irish Town, Jamaica

It was such a lovely day out

If you’re looking for a quiet getaway then a trip to the hills is definitely the ideal thing to do!

Recently my friends and I went on a little road trip to check out some spots on the island! It was such a lovely day out. 

After about a 45 min drive (timing from Papine area) we first stopped by Cafe Blue in Irish Town . Now, Cafe Blue has THE BEST (in my opinion) coffee ever. They really are the home of Jamaica’s finest gourmet coffee drinks. 

My favourite is the Blueccino!

The carrot cake with cream cheese topping is also divine. The texture of the cake was soft but not overbearingly mushy.

My friends tried the white chocolate cheesecake with a hot beverage.

Overall it was worth the drive out to the hills and the view of course, was amazing:

I think it’s a great idea for a mini trip – few hours, clear your mind with the clean, crisp air and the gourmet Jamaican coffee.  I give CB a sure ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Have you visited this Cafe Blue location in Jamaica? Let me know what you think!

lots of love,

GC