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December 6, 2013, 5:44 pmHis Day Is Done
His Day is Done - A Tribute Poem for Nelson Mandela by Dr. Maya Angelou ...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqQzjit7b1w&feature=share&list=UU6ZhpmNnLxlOYipqh8wbM3A&index=2… via @youtube
"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." ~ Nelson Mandela ~
December 4, 2013, 11:00 amPromises
December 2, 2013, 1:45 pmLord Make Me An Instrument Of Peace
To be at peace a person has to be forgiving towards those who speak negatively towards them or about them, a person must not hold in their minds any thoughts of anger, pain, regret or resentfulness, and most of all a person has to be willing to realize that peace isnt something that comes when life isn't full of troubles, but is instead a state of mental being a person achieves during the greatest of troubles. Those who are peaceful surround themselves with those who discourage ignorance, as when ignorance is present, peace will be absent.
November 25, 2013, 8:46 pmNever Take Someone For Granted
November 23, 2013, 1:52 pmMove On
Move on. It is just a chapter in the past, but don't close the book- just turn the page.
As we live our lives on a day to day basis, we must always keep in mind that one day can change everything. Sometimes when we are dissatisfied with our pasts, which we used to be and who we have become, we have to be willing to dream, and become that new dream.
Don't get caught up with the person that you were in the past. We have all made mistakes, we have all sometimes not put in the effort and diligence that we know we were really able to put in life. We have all given up, and we have all been pushed down by life and its difficulties.
The true test of a person isn't about how much they have been through to get to the point where they are now, but it is instead about how much a person is willing to do each day to make his or her future the brightest future that it may possibly become. We must be willing to start over, and follow what is in our hearts to do.
November 21, 2013, 3:09 amHealth Tip
November 18, 2013, 7:43 pmI Want To
November 12, 2013, 1:35 pmI May Not Know But He Knows
November 10, 2013, 4:47 pmWant Healthy Living
How to Detox Someone Out of Your Life
Detox has become a fad word lately. Do a few shakes, stay off the booze, stop processed food, have a few green juices and you feel brand new.
This may come as a surprise, but toxins aren't just found in air pollution or your poor food and drink choices. To really feel that desired sense of relief, clarity and glow, you have to look at all parts of your life. You must evaluate what is toxic specifically to you and cleanse out what doesn't work. You have to not only look at what you are eating, but what (or who) is eating you.
The first step is to recognize if a person is not good for you, or if you need to change something within yourself to deal with the person.
Here are some examples of toxic people, shared by peers and patients:
1) That ex-partner or lover that you obsess over. A love interest that pays you no attention. You can't move forward, yet you can't be with the person.
2) A "friend" that you always feel drained after spending time with and almost need therapy just to recover from.
3) Any person in your life that is hyper-critical, judgmental or abusive. The naysayers, people who tell you all the reasons you can't rather than the reasons you can.
4) Anyone that, when you take a step back to assess, you dread speaking to or meeting up with for any reason.
5) A person that spreads rumors and gossip behind your back but is nice to your face.
6) An employee, business partner or client that brings negativity and stress to you and your work on a regular basis.
7) A family member who is an energy leech, puts you down constantly or is generally toxic. (This one is tricky, but do your best and apply tight boundaries with tough love if nothing else)
Just like with any cleanse program, you need to know yourself. Are you a "cold turkey" person, or do you need a gradual process? If you are the cold turkey type, you press delete and that's it. History. If you are a gradual process person, you need a cleanse action plan in place.
In this modern world of technology there are hundreds of ways to stay connected, even when you don't want to be. If you don't have self-discipline these days, you have the plight shared by a friend recently, "I now have 15 ways to be haunted by this person every minute of the day."
If you focus on something it grows, so the key is take your focus off of it.
Tips to get you started to cleanse a toxic person out of your life. Apply the ones that are relevant to your specific situation:
1) Don't talk to the person. If this is not possible permanently, do it for a set amount of time and figure out plan to lessen your contact with this person on a long term basis.
2) Don't look at the person's Facebook page or anything related to the person on Facebook. Turn their notifications off in your newsfeed. If you don't trust yourself to do this, delete the person from Facebook.
3) Don't talk about the person. You are trying to set a new pattern. If this is too difficult and you need some support, talk to only one trusted friend or therapist.
4) Avoid places frequented by this person. Avoid places that you make you nostalgic about the person. Avoid any toxic environment period.
5) Avoid all social medial platforms updated by the person. If you can't resist checking this person's updates, stop following them all together.
6) Don't listen to music that reminds you of the person. Music triggers memories and makes them more real in the present moment. This is a good time to create new music playlists.
7) Say yes to new people and new situations to refocus your mind in a different direction. Make new friends and find new people to work with.
8) Avoid reading old emails and texts from this person. If you can't resist doing so, press delete. This applies to photographs too. Fill the void and new found time with things that are good for you.
9) Remove yourself physically from your routine for a day, weekend, or week based on your schedule, to reset in a new environment. Insert a new perspective to your life and ease the cleansing process.
10) Exercise and eat well. Sweat, movement and a good diet helps move the old toxins out of your body and mind.
11) Surround yourself with people and places that love and uplift you.
The next time you feel you need to "detox," consider looking at more than just your diet and remove toxic people from your life as well.
November 8, 2013, 4:04 pmFaith
Stop worrying! WTF!!! (W)here's (T)he (F)aith??????
November 6, 2013, 6:30 pmAlways Make Your Needs Known
God Is Good.
If God can turn night into day then He can turn your burden into a blessing.
God is good. And he is nothing but good. Is that simple enough? He has all power, and he means nothing but good for you and I. Wow! It just doesn't get any better than that. And on top of that, he is "able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think" (Eph. 3:20). And to add to that, Jesus said that "all things are possible to him that believeth" (Mk. 9:23). So what is your need? Jesus asked a blind man once, "What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?" And naturally the man answered, "Lord, that I might receive my sight" (Mk. 10:51). So what did Jesus do for the man? You guessed it, he gave him his sight. You see, Jesus meant it when he asked the man what he needed. And the blind man meant it when he told Jesus that he wanted his sight, and he trusted that Jesus would do that for him. The beauty and the glory of this is that Jesus has not changed (Heb. 13:8). All that is required is to know your need, and make it determinately known unto the Lord in humility and faith. God sent his Son to pay a price that we could trust in, and that price was payed for our every innermost and outermost need. Just mean it when you express your need to God, and believe that he will do for you what he paid the price to do. In paying the price that he paid, Jesus proved that he will always mean good for you. Oh yeah, one more thing: Always make your needs known to the Lord with total motivation to live fully for him and serve him all your days. If you try to solicit something from God, without that motivation and committment, you will eventually be made to regret it. (Jn. 5:14). Amen. .
November 5, 2013, 3:18 pmGood Imagination
October 31, 2013, 11:28 amI Am Not Perfect
I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, I live, I learn, I've been hurt but I'm alive.
I'm human, I'm not perfect but I'm thankful.
The only time in life that you really fail is when you aren't willing to deal with the obstacles that you have yet to overcome. The true sign of strength in any person is shown in their willingness to deal with their own problems instead of being eager to pin whatever they have been through on people and other circumstances that maybe have some sort of relation to their pursuits.
You often make the choice of the people who you want to be around when you are pursuing victories. If you notice that people may not really be willing to go along for the ride, and that people may not really be out to help you get to where you need to be, then you probably should choose not to depend on these people during your pursuits. Sure, life may be a bit harder without the potential help of these people, but choosing to overcome without them may just be letting go of just enough baggage to be able to climb all of the mountains you dream of climbing.
October 28, 2013, 10:45 pmThink About It
October 24, 2013, 8:27 pm"Be Not Afraid, Only Believe."
Be Not Afraid, Only Believe
These powerful words were spoken by Jesus to Jairus, a ruler of a synagogue, upon learning that his daughter was dead. As you probably know, Jesus raised the girl from the dead and restored her to her family whole (Mk. 5:35,36,41,42). This short post today is all about those words, because I have news for you; those words have never gone away. Not for me. Not for you. Not for ANYBODY who will “only believe.” In fact, none of Jesus’ words have gone away, and he remains the “same yesterday, today, and forever” (Mat. 24:35; Heb. 13:8). So here is what I have to say to you today my friend, and truly these words are “good tidings” (Isa. 52:7; Rom. 10:15): The nations are troubled, economies are troubled, governments are troubled, families are troubled; and the body of Christ is divided, weak, and crippled. Do you want to sink with the sinking ship that is this world, or do you want to rise above it all and be blessed with the “peace that passes all understanding,” regardless of circumstances that may besiege you? If you will only “be not afraid, [and] only believe,” you will be upheld in God’s great hand through anything and all things! I know this for an absolute fact. In fact [no pun intended] it is more than absolute fact. It is absolute truth. It is the word of Jesus that never passes away. The apostle Paul emphatically wrote that there is absolutely nothing that is “able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 8:39). So how is that possible? Because, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31) “And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good?” (I Pet. 3:13) So then if we truly believe these things, there is only one evident result: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:28). What we need to do is to continuallly do the things that cultivate faith in God, so that we are able to believe and trust in the mighty love, and care, and power that God has toward us. The beloved apostle said it this way: “Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, becausewe keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight”(I Jn. 3:21,22). Surely the apostle Paul spoke truth in saying that “he be not far from every one of us” (Acts 17:27). He is closer than our capacity to call on him my friend, and ever ready to be “a very present help in trouble” (Psm. 45:1). And may we always be admonished by the memorable proverb, regarding faith: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Prov. 3:5,6). That is what we need, for the Lord to direct our paths; for he’s the only one who knows where we need to be going, and how to get there. So then,
“Be not afraid, only believe.” Amen.