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Author: Frances Armand

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Modesty is not only the way we dress but the way of life. God has blessed me to work as a fashion publicist. Fashion is a popular aesthetic expression at a certain time and in a certain context, especially in clothing. Walking in this Christian journey, you begin to realize that it is more about what you wear. Christian living deals with relationships with each other and the Most High. The podcast talks about different topics as a young woman in this Christian journey.Frances Armand is the founder of Armand Consulting and loves the Lord with all her heart. Listen in to hear about Christian living.
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Have you been enjoying the Covenant Series?  Listen in to the Series Finale. Living a holy life for Jesus is not always easy, but knowing the promises of God can help us in our daily lives, to be able to navigate life’s decisions, and to conquer fear, temptation, and danger.This episode concludes the six-part series -Covenant.  I had an opportunity to sit down with my pastor, Bishop Charles E. Wright Sr. of Greater Refuge Temple NYC, and we discussed how the New Covenant relates to the Promises of God and what does it mean to be a Christian. In this modern-day, we find new ways of thinking, but the Word of God remains the same. For some who are not familiar with some of God’s promises. I have listed them below. ·       his help and guidance,·       his faithfulness,·       our salvation,·       wisdom,·       peace, joy, and love,·       riches in heaven,·       adoption into his family,·       strength and power,·       his provision,·       eternal life,·       deliverance (from enemies, from danger, from temptation, addiction),·       healing,·       and renewal.Tune in to the conversation!! If you want to learn more about God’s word, sign up for classes at Church Christ Bible Institute. www.ccbinyc.org. All classes are taught virtually. Subscribe to get information on when the next semester will start. Invest in your relationship with Jesus. (Yeshua Hamashiach)
This episode will have you take out your pen and paper to write down all the golden nuggets. I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Bishop Horace Michael and Lady Tania Michael from Beulah Tabernacle Church in Brooklyn, New York. In our discussion, we talked about why God ordained marriages and how marriages relate to God’s covenant. We also get to hear their beautiful testimony on how God brought them together and the miraculous healing that took place. You don’t want to miss out. Lady Tania Michael is the founder of Hope Brings Peace, a counselor, and author. She is passionate about bringing hope to dialysis and transplant patients and their families and sensitizing the community at large and the church and minority communities about leading issues in kidney disease prevention. To learn more about her work and to sign up for her next event, visit the site www.hopebringspeace.org.Bishop Horace C. Michael is the Senior Pastor of Beulah Tabernacle Church. He is a servant of the true and living God and worships Him with all of his being. He is a teacher, preacher, and community builder. He takes the gospel outside of the four walls and reaches the Brooklyn community. He loves God and God’s people. To learn more about the ministry, please visit www.beulahtabrocks.org.
The Holy Spirit testifies about the New Covenant!  What is the Holy Spirit, and how can one receive it? With so many different ideas about the Holy Spirit because of different teachings,  the host, Frances Armand, sits down with Bishop W. Michael Fields to reference scriptures about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  Learn how the Holy Spirit can teach you how to walk with Christ daily. Bishop W. Michael Fields, also known as “The Preaching Machine,” is the Senior Pastor of Greater Refuge Temple Church in Washington, DC. Bishop Fields has a vision for a Word-loving and Word-living Church. Pastor Fields desires to disciple believers that walk with the Lord.  If you enjoyed the conversation, check out Bishop  W. Michael Fields Bible Study every Wednesday at 7 pm on Facebook or YouTube- Greater Refuge Temple of Washington, DC. You will be blessed!Remember to share your thoughts and reviews in the comments section. Thank you for listening. 
Love Your Neighbor As Yourself is the second great commandment of Jesus. It immediately follows His commandment of loving God with all your heart, mind, and soul. As we continue with the Covenant Series, our special guest Elder W. L. Dunham and Tasha Lallemand discuss with me how to Love Your Neighbor, especially during some hard times, when people have different belief systems or when someones hurt you.  Tune in as we touch on these topics.Sometimes it may be difficult... In our walk with Christ, we strive to live a life pleasing to Him. This conversation digs deep into how we can open ourselves to loving others as well as ourselves.If this conversation moved you or you have an opinion, please leave a comment.
John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments. When we love someone, we genuinely want to make them happy, not hurt them, and care for their best interest. That is the same way when you are in a relationship with God.  My late Pastor, Bishop William Lee Bonner, would always have us read Deuteronomy 28 versus 1-14. His point was to show us the importance of obedience to God and His word.  He made sure to let us know that we would have to go through stages to enjoy the blessings of God.  If we put God first, we would see the fruit of the relationship.  In this episode, I sit down and talk to my client Brandice Daniel, Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, about the importance of obeying God and how He has blessed her and her business.  Listen to her testimony on how obedience leads her to start a non-profit that received a million-dollar donation. You will be amazed!!
Thank you for tuning in to the 1st episode of a 6 part series called Covenant.  God always keeps His promises but requires us to take action. For this 6 part series, we will look into the Convenat God made in the Old Testament and how it relates to how we live today. Covenants contain defined obligations and commitments. It is relational and personal. In this episode, our guest Elder  CJ Hoyle of Calvary Apostolic Community Church and Tsakani Mhlongo, Editor in Chief of  Beauty and the Gospel talk about the Abrahamic Covenant- Circumcision. We look into God's ultimate plan of Circumcising of the Heart as He seeks the commitment of love -mind, body, and soul.Hope this episode is inspiring. Leave a comment and share your thoughts. 
The Beauty of Humility

The Beauty of Humility

2020-09-1938:34

You can’t have a modesty podcast without discussing humility.  Working in the fashion industry where you have to stay relevant and promote a brand is a constant battle between being humble and proud.  The host, Frances Armand has a good conversation with the Founder of Wit + Grace Magazine, Yolande Morris and beauty blogger, Sindy Absolu about the Beauty of Humility. In this episode, they talk about what does it mean to be humble according to the Word of God, the church and humility and personal self-reflection. Tune in and share your thoughts.  
Do You Go Clubbing?

Do You Go Clubbing?

2020-08-0331:39

Is it healthy spiritually for Christians to go to the nightclubs?  Does your faith become questionable if a non-believer sees you at a dance club?  The host, Frances Armand and guest, Juan Garcia, DJ So Fresssh, talk about  “going clubbing” in this episode.  Be ready to laugh, reflect, and enjoy. DJ So Fresssh is a NY DJ that specializes in weddings, birthday celebrations, baby showers, school events, company functions,  holiday parties, church banquets,  pastoral anniversary, and family events. https://www.djsofresssh.com/ Inspiration Scripture: Romans 13:11:14 (English Standard Version)11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Goodbye Insecurities

Goodbye Insecurities

2020-06-1142:36

Everyone is insecure about something. Are you allowing your insecurities to stop you from walking in your calling? This episode, Tasha Lallemand, a vlogger who host a YouTube channel called, Confessions of A Christian Girl, sits downs with Frances to talk about dealing with insecurities and taking steps to overcome them with God. 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” Tune in as we talk about trusting Jesus through the process of saying Bye, Bye Insecurities.
Matthew 6:33 “ But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these shall be added unto you.  Are you looking for Mr. Right or Mrs. Right?  “Being Single and Saved” was a tough topic to discuss.  I was so nervous when recording this episode as I know I will have to talk about certain issues that I have been praying and reflecting on.  In this episode, I had an opportunity to sit down with Cellus and Denya Hamilton, an interracial millennial couple, who share their experience of marriage and how they navigated the process beforehand as Christian singles.  Tenese Benton, a blogger who is single and loves the Lord, is and living her best life as she trusts God for a mate. Brian Martin, a motivational speaker, gives us a male perspective on how it is to be single and saved.  If you are praying and asking the Lord for a mate, tune in to this episode as we discuss online dating, how to discern between a Godly person and someone who attends church, dealing with saboteurs and so much more!
Beauty Within

Beauty Within

2020-04-1327:56

We are going to start a modesty movement with Jasmine C. Garner.  A native from Memphis, Jasmine is a model, evangelist, and entrepreneur who loves the Lord and talks about how to dress and live modestly. Frances sits down to talk to Jasmine about when Jesus comes into our lives the beauty within shines. The outward appearance becomes a reflection of what is on the inside.  Modesty dressing is important in how you see yourself and God.  
Be True to Yourself

Be True to Yourself

2020-03-2337:18

You just accepted Jesus Christ as your savior. You are brand new in the Lord and now you cannot go back to the old way of life.  How do I act around my friends and family? Guest Vanessa Marie shares her testimony about how her world changed working in the music industry and life. This episode shares how you do not have to comprise on your beliefs and your love for your newfound Savior, Jesus Christ.
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