Have you listened to "So Will I (100 Billion X) by Hillsong Worship? This is my current on repeat song! I love worship. I love celebrating the brilliant magnificence of God. The songs lyrics are a poetic reminder of the posture nature takes in awe of the Master Creator. "If the winds go where you send it so will I..."
The elusive wind has no boundary, no beginning, no ending, cannot be captured and yet it is subject to the will of God.
Voluntary submission to God, our souls surrender to God's Love, and reverence is the essence of a relationship with God. The God of creation, salvation, and resurrection meticulously choreographed nature to follow the symphony of His pleasure. Even the universe and the elements of its billion galaxies have a Master. The Lord of all of these things is the Lord of my wildest dreams too! Concerned and centered at the heart of it all.
Happy Sunday y'all! 💋✌🏽❤️
So Will I - Hillsong United
God of creation
There at the start
Before the beginning of time
With no point of reference
You spoke to the dark
And fleshed out the wonder of light
And as You speak
A hundred billion galaxies are born
In the vapor of Your breath the planets form
If the stars were made to worship so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve made
Every burning star
A signal fire of grace
If creation sings Your praises so will I
God of Your promise
You don’t speak in vain
No syllable empty or void
For once You have spoken
All nature and science
Follow the sound of Your voice
And as You speak
A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath
Evolving in pursuit of what You said
If it all reveals Your nature so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You say
Every painted sky
A canvas of Your grace
If creation still obeys You so will I
So will I
So will I
If the stars were made to worship so will I
If the mountains bow in reverence so will I
If the oceans roar Your greatness so will I
For if everything exists to lift You high so will I
If the wind goes where You send it so will I
If the rocks cry out in silence so will I
If the sum of all our praises still falls shy
Then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times
God of salvation
You chased down my heart
Through all of my failure and pride
On a hill You created
The light of the world
Abandoned in darkness to die
And as You speak
A hundred billion failures disappear
Where You lost Your life so I could find it here
If You left the grave behind You so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done
Every part designed in a work of art called love
If You gladly chose surrender so will I
I can see Your heart
Eight billion different ways
Every precious one
A child You died to save
If You gave Your life to love them so will I
Like You would again a hundred billion times
But what measure could amount to Your desire
You’re the One who never leaves the one behind
"I have worked very hard to get to this point where I have a true voice. And at this point in my life and my career I have a responsibility to do what's best for the world and not what is most popular." -Beyonce Knowles Carter
Cheers to us all for taking the steps to reach our true voices! To live and create in our most authentic selves. To passionately stand on the platforms of our dreams and hearts desires.To rally and champion for the issues of our people and our communities. To lift our individual voices and sing the song, the plight, and the plea of our ancestors. To abolishing our dark past with new light, love, and the movement of this generation. To raising informed children so in love with the color of their skin. Cheers to new black communities being birthed, the black businesses being patronized, and the rise of black excellence.
Lift every voice and sing.
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of liberty
Let our rejoicing RISE
High as the listening skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.
- James Weldon Johnson
Jellies, Lucite, and PVC are spring and summer hardware. Sunsoaked beach days are here and this PVC collection of crossbody and tote bags are style stunners.
I can here the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic calling your name in a flowing wrap dress and any one of these posh pieces to finish your look.
All available on the site now, happy shopping.
Just 7 more days to go! Are you counting down to the premiere of Black Panther too? I've been in agonizing anticipation since the very first trailor that debuted almost a year ago. And now only one more week!!!
Can you since my excitement? I am so proud of and for this film, the content, the cast, and pause for dramatics... the costumes!!!! Le Sigh. On February 16th I get to be a little girl watching a Disney "fairytale" about an African Kingdom. On February 18th I get to sit down with Ruth E. Carter, the films costume designer. What an honor and an overwhelming pleasure.
I would love for you and a guest to join me for a conversation about the reformation of the black aesthetic. How Costume Design both influences and is influenced by culture and current affairs. Joining us will be costume designer Ayanna James-Kimani (Insecure), creative consultant Erica Sewell (Escape Artist), and celebrity stylist Scooter Styles (Draya Michelle, Eric Bellinger).
View the invitation below. RSVP to email@example.com to reserve your seat and share this with a friend. I can't wait to see your face!
"There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now." -James Baldwin
The Homecoming theme derived from James Baldwin signifies the precedence Howard has always set to overcome challenges, unlock opportunity and build towards a bright future. In truth and service, at Howard the time has always been, and always will be, now.
Join Love Collins and Professor Mikki Taylor for an intimiate conversation
"constructing your foundation"
Friday October 20, 2017 11 AM
Sharing how our experiences from our journey created a path to fulfilling our dreams!
We are extremely to host this event for our beloved Fashion Department. This conversation is an open door to building a bridge for the department, students, and alumni and the industry. Most importantly, we want to be an example of Truth and Service, by showing the students the progress we make today benefits the next generation. The Time Is Now!
RSVP for further details and to get involved to' firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you! To my custom clients, my brides, apparel shoppers, my accessory girls, my Glowbox members. Every line I've designed, and brand I've created. Every website, logo, and invitation I've deisgned. Every closet, room, and space I've organized and layed out. Every floor I've merchandised, window I've dressed. Every photo shoot, catalog, and show I've styled. Every red carpet, cd cover, and campaign. Every magazine, newspaper I've written for or been featured in. From sales to management, Fifth Avenue to Kings Plaza, LA to DC to NY. It was all a dream come true! It was purposeful and intentional.
I am grateful to be able to use the treasure the Master placed within me. Every triumph and fail has been exercised for what's ahead of me. I have had many clients and have served them in different capacities and stages of my career. Each client, supporter, patron, post sharer, and cheerleader for Love Collins thank you, my cup runneth over, and over, and over.
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want" is one of my daily affirmations serving and satisfying a multitude of needs. At times it is praise and worship to God, or an encouraging reminder of who I belong to. As well as a fierce hope and confession of what my God is able to do!
God you are my Shepherd, my source, and my strength. You are the governor of my life, provider and my protector. I have no want, you satisfy and surpass my dreams and desires. I am grateful for all that has passed my way from your hand.
"Now unto Him, WHO IS ABLE to do exceeding and abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." Ephesians 3:20
Loving this elephant! I'm drawing inspiration from it for #LGMH's bedroom and creative space.
It's the perfect synergy of sweet innocence, boldness, and color. With Grey being her middle name (one of her middle names) its a theme that has appeared several times since she was born.
Let the DIY demo begin!
YOU KNOW THAT TALE OF THE HAIR DRESSER WHO NEVER DOES HER HAIR? I WOULD BE THE DESIGNER WHO NEVER WEARS HER OWN CLOTHES. I USUALLY RESERVED MY CUSTOM LOOKS FOR A SPECIAL OCCASSION. THIS NAVY AND GOLD TRIBAL PRINT IN SILK WAS ON RESERVE FOR A BRIDAL SHOWER I WOULD LATER ATTEND. THE THEME FOR THE ATTIRE CALLED FOR FABULOUS AFRICAN AND ETHNIC PRINTS. I THOUGHT, PERFECT!!
THE MORNING OF MY FAMILY'S ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY BBQ/ POOL PARTY. I WOKE UP WITH NOTHING EXCITING TO WEAR. EXCITING MEANING SOMETHING THAT FELT NEW, WEATHER APPROPRIATE AND FESTIVE ENOUGH FOR THE SERIOUS AMOUNT OF DANCING THAT WOULD COMMENCE. OH OUR FAMILY AFFAIRS ARE NO JOKE!
THIS WAS ACTUALLY THE THIRD FABRIC STYLE I TOYED WITH, I WOKE UP AT 6AM THAT SUNDAY KNOWING I NEEDED TO CREATE SOMETHING FLY AND FAB IN A POCKET OFTIME. I FELT FEMININE AND CAREFREE IN THE STRAPLESS ELASTIC BAND TOP. THE CUFF AT THE HEM OF THE SHORTS ADDS A TAILORED FEEL TO THE RELAXED FIT.
I RECEIVED SO MANY COMPLIMENTS THAT DAY, AND A HANDFUL OF ORDERS. I LATER ENDED UP WEARING IT AGAIN TO MY GIRLFRIENDS BRIDAL SHOWER. IT WAS SO WELL RECEIVED I KNEW I NEEDED TO ADD IT TO THE SITE.
SO NOW AVAILABLE IN ADDITIONAL LUSH PRINTS (LIMITED QUANTITITES) IS THE SWAY SUMMMERSET TOP AND SHORTS. (SOLD SEPARATELY, PAIRS PERFECTLY)
SHOP THIS LOOK HERE: SWAY SUMMERSET
I am conflicted! I am caught between two mighty emotions, GRATITUDE and SADNESS.
This is my first experience of losing someone I shared a life with. I have unfortunately felt the pains of losing great - grand's, and other family members. But never have I felt the heaviness of the passing of an ace, a rode dog, a sis. Lauren, was my "Woday" as most know.
I know she is in Heaven. In my thoughts I often smile and tell her, "You made it, girl!" My gratitude lies in that fact along with witnessing a life she was so proud of. I am grateful she has been rescued from pain. Grateful for her rest. Grateful she knew Christ.
And yet, after knowing that it is better to be in paradise I am still immensely grieved by missing her. I am equally saddened when I think of her parents and her sister. Or how her nieces now have to learn to process their tender emotions into understanding, not anger.
There is know point, or great epiphany just acknowledging the state of today. Our community of friends are leaning on each other, cherishing memories, and living forward.
We have toasted to each other many many times, here's one in true "Love & Daisy" fashion...
To the baddest bronzer wearing, Beyonce belting, scented candle buying, pink gloss poppin, champagne sipping, thee perfect hoop earring loving, cookie baking, homemade bar-b-cue sauce making, French and Belizean accent speaking, lets throw a themed party for no reason giving, Jay-Z chasing, movie quoting, Lil- Kim loving, Sparkle watching, crew chiefing since we were kids, sun tan chasing beach babe, can't leave without my sunshades and a scarf wearing, my Mutha, my sistah, my woday... Cheers to our hilarious adventures and a life so fabulouslyl lived. I love you, girl! - Lee - Lee
April is officially the kick off month for music festivals and concerts. Oh I adore live music, lounging in billowy floral print dresses and catching a "good groove" with my eyes closed and hands in the air! Yes, that's my idea of living and loving in the moment.
Coachella along with other music festivals have become synonymous with bohemian style. With fringe leading the trends for Spring, you can find the whimsical detail in faux leathers, metallic, and of course suede.
I've curated a spirited collection of beads and tassels to adorn your gypsy #GLOW! Shop now to receive 15% off your purchase.
Shop my boho and Coachella inspired pieces here. Enjoy 15% off your $20+ purchase today - Friday. Use code: BOHOGIRL
So if your new to my site then you might not know that this woman happens to be one of my good girlfriends. Jasmine Simpkins is the senior producer and TV host for Kevin Frasiers, HIp Hollywood. She's an amazing woman and a believer. We have the best late night gut busting gab sessions. You know the kind where you catch up, crack jokes, make plans, go back to the jokes and add a demonstration!!! They're always one for the books.
During the recent junket for the London has Fallen, starring Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Gerard Butler, and Aaron Eckhart I dressed Simpkins. This little lace number is an effortless choice to satisfy a need for style and comfort. For kicks I created this black choker out of lace trim I had in one of my many stash boxes, and it worked. She paired it with her leather Moto jacket and low bun for a finished and chic look. Dope!
We know chokers are pretty maj' right now, but to our surprise this simple lace number with a bow tie closure has gained many requests. Since then, it's made a few additional appearances along with a velvet navy version.
What do you think? Are you feeling the choker trend? Are you ready to take back to the 70's? What style of choker do you have your eye on?
As I look back on the experiences and the opportunities of my life all I can say is But God.
Putting aside "what could have been" and in truth receive "what was", I affirm to keep going. To take a deep breath and just keep going. Keep creating, keep sharing, keep encouraging, keep learning. Keep my heart, my mind, and my entire life available to "what is to be."
"Being confident of this, that he who has began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." -Philippians 1:6
Cheers Sis to today and confidently knowing our tomorrows are already in the hands of God.
XX Love Collins
I hope you are enjoying our discussion about treasure and realizing the value within our lives. Last week I wrote about the treasure in embracing your authentic self. In order to have the gusto to accept and love yourself requires a conscious decision and a firm foundation. That's where faith steps in.
Your faith is your foundation. I encourage you to put your whole heart to the test in order to identify your faith. What do you believe? Whom do you believe in? How do you express your beliefs? That's what will govern your lifestyle and shape your day - to - day. Understanding the magnitude of your faith and recommitting your life to that daily will ground you.
I am doing this too. I'm reminding myself of the faithful Creator, cherishing the Word, and declaring the gift of salvation with each obedient joy filled act.
May your thoughts be intentional and your life reimagined by the convictions of your faith.
XX Love Collins
WHAT'S IN THIS MONTHS GLOWBOX... Wow, its already March. Which means despite the weather's forecast Spring is in the air. Get into the season with this multi layered pastel statement piece. It's a mix of translucent beads and links in bashful pink, baby blue and gold! Yes its pretty!!!
IT'S NOT TOO LATE. SIGN UP TODAY TO ADD THIS BEAUTIFUL PIECE TO YOUR JEWLERY BOX. YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 15% OFF SELECT ITEMS (CLICK HERE) ONCE YOU JOIN.
GLOW is my passion project. Find out more about it here.
I'm so excited to have launched #GLOWbox. It is the first of its kind. A monthly subscription box for $20 that features a variety of jewelry. These beautiful hand selected gems are great for adding to your personal collection or gifting to your girlfriends, nieces, and sisters. With each box members receive 1 - 3 items, a shopping code to purchase select items each month at 15% off, as well as invitations for pre- sale and events. Fantastic, right! Above that I am most excited about the "love note" that's included within each months newsletter.
Members will receive a card, like the one pictured above inside the box and the monthly newsletter will follow via email. Below is a sample from our January box. Click here to find out more #GLOW and #GLOWbox.
XX Love C.
"As We let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." -Marianne Williamson
During a recent heart to heart I asked one of my nieces, "Do you consider your self an adult, or are you becoming an adult". She chose the latter. I followed up with the following, "What type of adult would you like to become?"
Whether you have reached your level or are still becoming, you are valuable at every stage of the process. Share your joys and every small step toward your mark with at least three people this month. Allow them to experience your passion and determination. Let your little light shine...glow from the inside!
XX Love Collins
Do you love Pinterest? I know I do.
I found this Tee on my feed and it made me giggle and smile. I can count on Pinterest to come through with an apropro quote or printable to convey my deepest and most current emotion or state of mind.
Give a girl some Jesus, a cinnamon nutmeg infused acid free coffee, and a long uninterrupted nap and I will be ready take on my world ( well at least for that day, then repeat!)
Without my winning trio I can't guarantee which part of my personality my husband will lovingky be subjected too. A midday nap eases my zombie-esk mood from "burning the midnight oil".
I can officially declare myself to be on a coffee diet. My mother says, I like a little coffee in my creamer". Lol. It's true! At least it's acid free and organic, right.
What's your winning trio? Are there any three little loves that get you through your to do list, pass your snooze button, and hump day's? Leave a comment I'd love to hear from you?
Are you on Pinterest?
Trust your strength. Live by Faith. Love with joy.
You are a bright filled with light of love.
You are mighty, full of wisdom and truth.