In the midst of our ever-changing world we serve a never-changing God. His love never changes. His mercy never changes. His goodness never changes. His ability to provide and meet needs never changes. His holiness, His justice … none of it changes! Not one bit!
The next time you get discouraged, stop and think for a moment. No matter what else changes around you, God in all His greatness and might and majesty will never change. In an ever-changing world, He is a never-changing God.
Blessed Father, it is such a comfort to know that You are constantly and consistently the same. Thank You for the security that brings to my heart and mind as I experience the many changes of day to day living.
Oh my sweet baby Jesus.
I didn’t know I needed this
Tamar Braxton before and after.
The first doll in the Global Glamour™Collection shows her exotic side wearing an intricate ensemble featuring a feathered midriff top, golden breastplate adornment, waist-attached bead fringe, earrings, bangles, long split skirt and elaborate headpiece. Her zebra scepter pays tribute to the royal splendor of Africa and her status as a reigning queen of fashion.
[note: the above text is copied directly from the doll’s page at BarbieCollector.com. Click the link in the title of this caption to view the original page.]
I’m not sure what to make of this doll. The uses of the words “tribal” and “exotic” are problematic at the best of times, but especially so when used to describe traditional cultures of PoC groups. There are elements of her ensemble that I really like, but as a whole, it feels a bit essentialist & stereotypical. How does one decide which design elements are representative of any aspect of the African Continent & its history? Who gets to make these decisions?
in this case, the doll has been designed by Linda Kyaw, who also designed the Stephen Burrows Pazette collector’s Barbie I’ve featured here previously.
Click here to read more about the designer & see some of the other dolls she’s been involved in designing for Mattel.
It’s very much “Coming to America”, which is not African, at all. I appreciate the effort, but I find it a tad offensive. I’m Congolese, Africa’s very own African, and I can’t say that she represents us. Like you said, she represents the stereotype
African Jewellery!!! love them!!
- ice age
- ice age: the meltdown
- ice age: dawn of the dinosaurs
- ice age: continental drift
- ice age: the cavemen
- ice age: roman empire
- ice age: the birth of jesus
- ice age: the dark ages
- ice age: the renaissance
- ice age: discovery of america
- ice age: wwii
- ice age: 9/11
- ice age: madagascar
- step up: ice age
bring it on: step up to the ice age
Christian Louboutin’s Christmas Tree
picking my kid up from school in 25 years
- me: yo shawty, leggoo
- kid: mom, please not this again
- me: stop being a hater. yolo
- kid: you're embarrassing me
- me: swag
This is just the cutest!
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