Wednesday, November 25, 2009

D.E.V.A Ladies Present: The Avenue International Warehouse Shoe Sale

Ladies and Gents, Mother's, Fathers & Young Adults,

You DO NOT want to miss this sale!
This is not an email to get you to show up at the front door and still pay $120 for a $200 pair of high quality shoes, sandals, boots and sneakers.

When i say 80% off, i MEAN it.

Ladies come and enjoy CANDY Land (what i call it)

Mom's & Dad's $100+ children's genuine leather shoes and boots all must go for $20

The sale will run for 3 days
Dec 10 & 11 from 3:00pm - 8:00PM / Sat Dec 12 10:00AM - 6:00PM
907 Oxford Street, Etobicoke
(West of Islington South of gardiner- use Eastwick Street)

Come and enjoy light snacks while you shop for Christmas presents for your entire family & friends.

Please view the attached flyer for details on location, dates and times.
Feel free to call me direct if you have any questions.

Thank you i know i will see you there! trust us (DEVA Ladies) when it comes to FASHION :-)
For more information call:
Elizabeth 647-338-2107 or Vanessa 416-897-9950

If you call or email us directly we will send you a $5 off coupon via email for the sale)
For DEVA bloggers and viewers ONLY.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

His Love

We all love “LOVE”. We love the idea of love and the beauty in love. Our children, gifts, nature and the list goes on.

But what is the meaning of LOVE?
We all admit that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one can agree on what is it or isn’t.

What is the meaning of this loosely, mysterious few letter word that we use to describe everything from food, shoes, partners, mistresses, animals and from desires to passions? How is it that we use the same word to express feelings for all these things as we do for God? To be honest there are times we use the word LOVE more passionately for these desires then we do for the God that we claim to worship.

We can easily describe what it feels like to be loved, but we have trouble explaining what it means to be- loving. Why is this? We believe one of our greatest needs is to be loved, and personally I don’t think we can live happy without it. But unfortunately humans have messed up the true meaning of LOVE. We tend to believe lies about love. That love always comes with great feelings of passion. We don’t want to believe that loving another human is difficult and requires wisdom, knowledge, patience, and skills accompanied with emotion. We tend to make ourselves vulnerable to all types of fake expressions of love.

So how do learn the meaning of this word that has been so misused and abused?

The bible describes love in this passage 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 as
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres”

We all want to experience this kind of love, but no human can and ever will provide it. The only person or place to experience true genuine love is in a relationship with the ONE who created and whose very being defines it. Not only is GOD the true example of love, he is LOVE, and apart from his love none of us could love or be loved
(1 John 4:19)
God loves us with his heart, strength and mind, . Being loved means having someone know us so well and care about us so much that he/she uses all their strength, mind and soul to give us what is good and and what is best for us even before we ask, even when we do not know what it is.
That someone is GOD.

To be complete love must flow in two directions.
God’s call “of” love is paired with his command “to” love.
Ironically, the only way any of us ever find ourselves is to lose ourselves falling in love with GOD, for that is where we find our true selves and who we were meant to be.

Did you know that you can replace the word God in the bible with “LOVE” and the word “love” in the bible with “GOD” because God is love ….and love is - God.

In a letter Paul wrote to the Christians living in Corinth he said “Love never fails” that equals to “God never fails”

Where am I going?

Well we (Vanessa & Liz) know we are going where God leads us. We may not know where that may be, but we LOVE him enough to trust him with our lives. We know he will not lead us astray.
We are both willing to go into the dark places where evil is causing chaos and confusion, where there is NO LOVE.

If we can master loving GOD, then I believe we will become masters of UNDERSTANDING love.

We have attached a video of TD Jakes (One of our favourite) speaking on "Seeking God"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Why am i here?

If you are not a Christian and have heard anything about Christianity, you may have heard much more about the bad then the good. We bet you have heard stories about church money scandals, pastors, betrayal, and the list can go on. But like all influential people and things people do not regularly talk about the life changing testimonies, the survival stories or the lives that have been touched and transformed.

May i remind you what church is all about? It is not a place where you go to hang out for just something to do, or a place to go and find a mate, wear your going out clothes, or watch people, just to be noisy. It is God saying to his children of all cultural backgrounds, addictions, bad habits, all ages and sizes who will for the most part have nothing at all in common except the desire to change and live “Wake up, love one another, be the best you can be and here are the ingredients”

Gods desire for us to be in and serve his kingdom was never suppose to be so difficult and political. But isn’t that life no matter where you go or who you know? There is nothing you or we can do to stop the bad stuff from happening all around us. The church is not exempted. After all isn’t the church a place for the sick? Please do not take this out of context.

Becoming a Christian for us (Elizabeth & Vanessa –DEVA) did not mean we became holy over night or that we claim to be now and it did not make our bad habits disappear or our life stress free. It opened our spiritual eyes (which were closed) to what needed to be fixed, healed and delivered. We were given the wisdom and knowledge we lacked while we were in the world. Our walk is not and will never always be easy, however after trying almost everything else from self-help books, counselling, studying religions and other methods of self healing, there was no other way for us. This was the best decision we have ever made. People will not always understand why you or we have decided to become a man or woman of God, but they will see you carry a sense of satisfaction and joy that was not there before.

Why do we follow Jesus? Why not?

Jesus was and is the greatest teacher. He is best qualified to teach us what life is about and how to live it. Family, business, children, politics, laws, relationships, forgiveness and much more can all be found in his book of life. The Bible. It is ok to think and feel that Jesus thinking and teaching is difficult. His disciples may have felt the same way. In John 6:68 Jesus asked his disciples if they were thinking of leaving him. They replied “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

Christians and church is not perfect so do not expect it to be. In all actuality, men and woman of God are attacked everyday by the enemy & temptations. Only we have been given the recipe to defeat them, we don’t always defeat them but we do have the right recipe.

When Steve Harvey sat for an interview with Donnie McClurkin on TBN, he shared a life testimony that brought him to tears. It was clear to us from the video that Steve, like the most of us, is going through something personal. Rich, poor, healthy, sick, famous or homeless, we ALL feel. Nonetheless, it was moving and uplifting to see Steve being so honest and open on the fact that yes he is Steve Harvey but he is still human, and could not have made it through without God. Please take in this moving video.

Sheila E has also become a great inspiration for us. We were both brought up listening to her music and were dedicated fans as teenagers. Please log onto to to read Sheila’s life changing testimony on how she hit rock bottom and had to cry out to God for another chance.

James 3:17
Wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all PURE, the PEACE-loving, CONSIDERATE,SUBMISSIVE, FULL of MERCY & GOOD FRUIT, IMPARTIAL and SINCERE.