Today’s treatment is a Passion Fruit Facial. We are going to use natural ingredients to brighten and invigorate your skin. Not only will this luxurious treatment deeply cleanse and exfoliate your skin, but it will also make it firm and toned. Afterward we’re going to apply a warm wax mask to soothe your revitalized cells.

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Time to get rid of some old ways of thinking; your “facial” starts…now. One Saturday I went about preparing meals for Sunday lunch. I was so caught up in cooking, that it was only after I was finished, that I realized that it was way past midday, and I was extremely hungry.

Usually on Saturdays I have a light lunch, like a salad from the deli at the supermarket. But that day, somehow I had not gotten around to securing my lunch.

So here I was, really hungry, and debating over whether I should take the trouble to get dressed up and run down to the supermarket to get lunch, or try to find something at home I could throw together.

Then it hit me; I did have something to eat that would satisfy my hunger – the mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and baked chicken I had just made for Sunday lunch!

Then almost immediately I thought, No! I can’t dip into this meal; it’s for Sunday.

Can you believe it? Here I was, feeling guilty and debating over whether I should eat a meal that my own hands had prepared!

Galations 5:1 (NIV) says, It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Well thankfully I’m a strong believer in freedom, and giving myself permission, so I gave myself permission to eat out of that Sunday meal.

What about you? Have you struggled with giving yourself permission to do something that you have every right to do? Is it time to relax and give yourself permission?

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