“Göklerde ve yerde hamd O'na mahsustur. Gündüzün sonunda ve öğle vaktine girdiğinizde Allah'ı tesbih edin.“ 

And to Him is [due all] praise throughout the heavens and the earth. And [exalted is He] at night and when you are at noon.

(30:18)

Looking for signs? Signs for you to depend on over decisions? Hmm. Not the best idea because signs come and go. You also would be counting only on chance or your own imagination. The only One that exists before the world began remains consistent and lasts forever. It is the Word.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1 NASB)

In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. (John 1:4 NASB)

Looking around, taking signs and choosing positive thinking will help but can’t get us far in life. Those won’t even be able to give real peace in our hearts and wisdom in our decisions. As you look for signs count on the Bible. God’s Word will speak to you. There you will learn that the Lord Jesus offers us the forgiveness of sins and grace that surpasses all understanding. His light does not fade, His love is free and His presence is our freedom. As you look for signs, let go of this world and your imaginary circumstance of happiness or peace. When you still want to look for signs, choose to pray and read the Bible. Look at the Cross, ask for the Lord Jesus and He’ll show you the way.

SPOT IT: K-BEAUTY

A mini introduction to the skincare everybody’s talking about.

When it comes to beauty, certain places in the world have typically played favorites to different categories. Case in point: French women adore fragrance, American women love makeup, and Korean women are particularly keen on skincare. You, like anyone with a Wi-Fi connection, might have noticed a recent interest in K-beauty has been blowing up the Internet. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place: Sephora carries a number of top-tier Korean beauty brands—and below, we call out how you can incorporate a few key players that can help get your skin on track to dewy perfection. KELLEY HOFFMAN

DOUBLE DOWN

Double cleansing is a great technique to give your face the deep cleanse it deserves. We recommend Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil, from a brand that blends Korean herbal science with modern French luxury. This is a fabulous two-in-one product that transforms from a wax to an oil upon touching your skin. Apply a pea-sized amount of the rosemary-scented balm to your face, gently rub it around, and watch this powerhouse melt away your makeup. Now, that’s just part one. Next, massage warm water onto your face, and you’ll see the formula shape-shift once again into a creamy lotion. After washing off your day, you’ll be left with soft, fresh, makeup-free skin.

GET YOUR SCRUB ON

If you really want luminous skin, you’ll need to incorporate an exfoliator—which is key for removing dead skin cells. Try Erborian Crème Scrub Beautifying Exfoliating Pearls, enriched with a complex of seven Korean herbs. The mint-green formula is mellow enough to use every day, but keeps your skin looking like new with sponge-like micro-pearls that roll over your face, removing impurities and refining texture. After you delicately buff your skin, your face will be feeling soothed and purified.

MASK IT OUT

When you have 20–30 minutes for a little “me time,” consider indulging your skin with a sheet mask, which you should use after cleansing. Tony Moly I’m Real – Rice Face Mask Sheet – Clear Skin is a triple-layered cotton sheet, and while it looks a bit like a hockey mask, it’s incredibly soft and drenched in invigorating serum. Formulated with rice extracts, it helps moisturize and brighten your complexion in a single supercharged dose. It should be noted it also contains a certain ingredient that’s been trending in Korean skincare for a hot minute now: snail secretion filtrate.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

One of the best ways to prepare your skin for moisturizing products is to layer on an essence. After cleansing and toning, try belif Hungarian Water Essence—this Korean brand’s ultra-light formula is made with Hungary water (Queen Elizabeth of Hungary’s beauty secret) and a mixture of apothecary herbs. It instantly brings back to life any lost hydration, leaving your skin looking supple and radiant. 

CREAM OF THE CROP

Gel-cream moisturizers are lightweight and cooling, yet intensely hydrating. Try using one, like belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb, toward the end of your routine, as it forms a protective seal that helps lock in moisture. Enriched with lady’s mantle, an herb that helps reduce the appearance of pores and neutralizes skin-damaging free radicals, this formula quenches your skin’s thirst like no other.

GET MISTY

Get dewy on demand with a face mist. Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist (for dry or sensitive skin) and Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist (for oily skin) are not only the cutest products you’ve ever seen, but they also refresh skin, hydrate, set makeup, and keep you coming back for more. What we love about these purse-sized, pink rabbit-shaped spritzers is that they make skincare so fun. In case you didn’t know, this Korean brand’s name translates to “nice and trendy”—and we’re backing it.

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Sacred geometry involves sacred universal patterns used in the design of everything in our reality, most often seen in sacred architecture and sacred art. The basic belief is that geometry and mathematical ratios, harmonics and proportion are also found in music, light, cosmology. This value system is seen as widespread even in prehistory, a cultural universal of the human condition.

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Every minute I close my eyes and see that it’s all nonsense, all nonsense.
—  The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (p.171, Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics)