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About Kesha Dorisma

Kesha Dorisma is the visionary behind Christian En Vogue. She is deeply and utterly in love with Jesus Christ and she is passionate about sharing his love to the masses of this world and making his name famous! Outside of writing she is also a photographer and she loves fashion, singing and dancing, and working out before eating sushi and pizza!
  • Toners are a beauty and skin care staple. Being the middle-man between a good ol’ face wash and moisturizing, toning the skin is a crucial and important step in your beauty regime as it has many benefits. These benefits include, but limited to, reducing pores, promoting a smooth and even skin tone and texture, and restoring […]

    Beauty Secrets: Fave Two-Ingredient DIY Toner

    Toners are a beauty and skin care staple. Being the middle-man between a good ol’ face wash and moisturizing, toning the skin is a crucial and important step in your beauty regime as it has many benefits. These benefits include, but limited to, reducing pores, promoting a smooth and even skin tone and texture, and restoring the skin’s natural PH balance.

    With the myriad of different product options, choosing the right toner for you skin can get to be not only overwhelming but also quite costly. Not to mention, most toners found on the shelves are filled with unpronounceable ingredients that you may have never heard of, yet your taking a chance with experimenting it on one of your biggest organ, your skin.

    This may be great for the risk-takers out there but for those of us who like to know and control what goes on to our skin, an alternative to buying industrialized products, is making your own natural products at the comfort and security of your home.

    With that said, doing this doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact it can be as simple as using two ingredients, water and…….. wait for it….

    BASIL. 

    Yup, that’s all you’ll need to create a quick and effective toner for glowing and healthy skin.

    Benefits of Basil

    Basil is known to have many detoxifying benefits for the skin due to all its antibacterial components. It reaches down into the pores and unclogs them. It is gentle enough for sensitive skin yet also powerful enough to fight even the toughest acne. Other benefits of basil include fighting fine lines, brightening skin complexion, soothing skin, and stimulating circulation.

    So let’s get to it!

    All you’ll need is:

    • 3 tablespoons of dried basil leaves or a handful of fresh basil leaves
    • Boiling Water: 1 cup

    Method:

    1. Combine the basil leaves with a half cup of boiling water and blend on high speed until smooth. Transfer the mixture into a glass container and add in the remaining boiling water.

    2. Cover and let the basil steep until the water reaches room temperature. This will probably take around 20 to 30 minutes in total. This allows all the basil to release its natural oils into the water for maximum benefit.  When through, use a fine-mesh strainer to strain out basil and pour the remaining potent green color water into a plasitc bottle of your choice.

    3. To use, moisten a cotton pad with the toner and sweep in upward motions on your face after cleansing in the morning and evening. Leave in the refrigerator for up to seven days before making a new batch.

    This simple concoction will leave your skin feeling so refreshed and alive and to be honest, even if you are a bit skeptical of this recipe, I think it’s too simple not give it a try!

     

     

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  • Steffany Gretzinger Of Bethel Music To Release 2nd Album “Black Out”

    Yesterday, the long-anticipated release of worship leader, Steffany Gretzinger’s sophomore album, Blackout was announced to be set for Friday, March 30th. Being one of hope, the album reflects on the exclusive inner peace that is granted to God’s children despite the dark condition of this world.

    “You can’t turn out a light shining from the inside. We’re living in a blackout. The day is dark, but the light shines the brightest in the darkness. If there was ever a time for us to shine, it’s now. If we’re really going to be The Light Of The World, we have to know who we are in God … It is possible to learn to dance while the tears stream down our faces, to stay connected to the One who made us. If we understand that we are made of light, then we can’t be threatened with darkness.” shared Steffany about her upcoming album. The album is currently available for pre-order here

    TRACKLIST

    1. DUST
    2. BRIGHT ONES
    3. CONFIDENT
    4. SING MY WAY BACK
    5. ALL THAT LIVES FOREVER
    6. FOREVER AMEN (INTERLUDE)
    7. TELL ME THE TRUTH
    8. THIS IS THE SOUND
    9. OPEN OVER US
    10. OXYGEN
    11. PARADIGM (INTERLUDE)
    12. BLACKOUT

    Further, Bethel Music also released a lyric video to “Save Me”, the first track on the album.

    “I tried to be the hero for a day, But all my superpowers failed to save, So I turned in my ego and my cape. I was made to fly, but not this way.”

    These vulnerable lyrics foreshadows just how personal and vulnerable Steffany gets in this album.

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  • All music is a form of worship. From the beatmaker, songwriter, performer, even down to us- the consumer who sings it, every person who plays a role in a song is acting as a worshipper. All art forms are an outward expression of one’s soul. When one is creating true art, he/she will always manifest what […]

    Christians and Secular Music: Why We Should Refrain

    All music is a form of worship. From the beatmaker, songwriter, performer, even down to us- the consumer who sings it, every person who plays a role in a song is acting as a worshipper.

    All art forms are an outward expression of one’s soul. When one is creating true art, he/she will always manifest what is deep inside of his/her soul. For example, a depressed person battling a dark life of suicidal thoughts will not voluntarily create a painting or poem that illustrates rainbows, butterflies, and a joyous life- this is fact. It’s not just a hyperbolic idiom when artists say, “I put my heart and soul into this.” Every time an artist creates something, they are putting out a piece of their soul into that creation.

     

    This begs the question, what part of their soul was your favorite musician putting into the song as he/she created that song you’ve had on repeat for the past two weeks?

    Was it their love for God, or was it their pride, lust, anger, rebellion or idolatry?

     

    Have you ever wondered why every church service commences with praise and worship? It’s not just done out of tradition or religion, it serves a real purpose. Can you imagine simply going to church and right off the bat the preacher starts delivering his sermon? It would be so easy to be uninterested, unfocused, or confused during the message. This is because the atmosphere would not have been prepared for the receiving of the word. 

    It is because music creates atmospheres. When we sing a song, what we are truly doing is praying the words of the song to come to pass; we are breathing life to the lyrics. The Bible says life and death lie in the tongue. Don’t think this life and death is only limited to the speaking tongue, it also to applies to the singing tongue as well.

    Don’t take lightly when we sing songs like,

    Holy Spirit you are welcome here, come flood this place with your atmosphere.” or

    “Fill me up, God!”

    We are literally declaring and prophesying those things over ourselves and over the congregation.

     

    Think: What have you been declaring and prophesying over yourself lately according to the music you listen to?  

     


    So we established the fact the music creates atmospheres so then we should be extremely prudent in what atmospheres our playlist is creating. Have you ever fell asleep to worship music and slept so peacefully and sound? That is because the worship music created an atmosphere of worship where the spirit of God could dwell and manifest his peace. Likewise, have you ever put on a love song and all of a sudden you start coveting or reminiscing about a relationship? Or maybe, you’ve put on a sexual song and all of a sudden you start having impure thoughts. Then, as soon as that motivational song came on you felt like you could conquer the world. 

    Music not only creates atmospheres around us, but it also creates atmospheres within us. Sometimes when we find ourselves depressed, Angry, or battling lustful and sexual desires, it could be partially accredited to the songs we are listening to. Music has a way of planting seeds inside of us and the more we water it, the more it grows and creates something. We have the control of deciding whether we’re going to plant good seeds or negative seeds.

    Let’s consider the first book of Samuel. The Bible states that the spirit of God had left King Saul (due to his sins) and consequently God allowed the spirit of depression and fear to come upon him. David was recruited to play the harp for Saul and the Bible states that the king’s depression would leave whenever David played for him.  What Saul was battling with was more than an emotion, it was a spirit that had to be dealt with. David, who was anointed by God, was able to minister the spirit of God’s joy and peace through his music. This shows us that music does not just affect our emotions, but it affects our spirits as well. If we aren’t careful, we could be allowing our music to minister unclean spirits in us rather than the spirit of God. 

    As said before, artists put their soul into their music, so whatever emotion or spirit was in them as they made the song, is now being projected to you as the listener, and even more so as the singer.

    What kind of spirits does the music you listen to minister to you? Is the music you listen to drawing you away from God or closer to him?

     

    Further, God created our mouths for the purpose of glorifying His name and proclaiming His goodness. When we sing songs that are contrary to his holiness, his righteousness, and his laws, we are actually doing wrong by him by misusing something that He gave us.

    Being selective of the music we listen to isn’t because God is a mean, attention-seeking guy in the sky who is pointing his finger down on us and demanding worship. It is more about protecting ourselves. It’s hard enough to live righteously in this world so everything that may cause us to fall should be cut off immediately.

    If you find that you are addicted to worldly music or you idolize it to any extent, I would like to encourage you to do a thirty-day fast from worldly music.

    P.S. The more you panicked when reading that invitation to fast, or the more you thought it was an absurd or impossible thing to do, the more you should actually think about doing it. Refraining from listening to any type of music that isn’t God-glorifying will help you to clear out your mind and emotions. As you fast make sure to replace it with Godly Music.

    During the fast, ask God to give you discernment when it comes to music. You can also ask that he removes the desire for worldly music from you and ask him to guide you to holy alternatives for the type of music you like.

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