Encouraging Women Today

Sunday, September 08, 2013

HOW OLD DID YOU SAY I WAS-50!!!!!

WHAT – TURNING 50???
LET’S CHECK THIS OUT

WHAT’S AGE GOT TO DO WITH LIVING YOUR HAPPIEST AND HEALTHIEST LIFE?”  Dr. Phil

1.       You know you’re getting old when you need a vacation from a vacation.
2.    The worse thing about growing old is having to listen to the advice of your children.
3.    The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.
4.    You know you’re getting old when everything hurts and what doesn’t hurt- doesn’t work!
5.    By 50 you’ve learned everything- you just have to remember it.
6.    50 isn’t old if you are a tree.
7.     You know you’re getting old when you consider getting lucky when you find your car in a parking lot.
8.    “I’m not 50, I’m 49.95 plus tax”
9.    Can I blame my HOT FLASHES ON GLOBAL WARMING
10.                       I don’t do alcohol any more; I get the same effect standing up fast.
11.   Never take a sleeping pill and laxative on the same night.
12.These days you no doubt are thinking about the hereafter. “I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I’m here after.”

LET’S DO IT:

1.    EAT HEALTHY
2.    STAY PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
3.    Stay close to God
4.     MODERATION in ALL THINGS
5.    GET FINANCES IN ORDER
6.    STAY IN TOUCH WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS
7.    KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE –LAUGH A LOT
8.    MAKE A PLAN TO “STAY YOUNG FOREVER”.
9.    EAT DARK CHOCOLATE
10.PLAY & LISTEN TO MUSIC

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:16, Job 32:7, Psalm 71:17
IN ALL THINGS GIVE THANKS FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD!





Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A BROKEN WING

BROKEN WING

ARE YOU LIVING IN PLAN A OR IN PLAN B

 With a broken wing
She still sings.
She keeps an eye on the sky
With a broken wing,
She carries her dreams,
And you ought to see her fly

With a broken wing
She carries her dreams,
And you ought to see her fly.

 A few years back my grand daughter and I were walking in the mall talking about some of the issues we were both facing in life. As we strolled into a store the song “Broken Wing” was playing. We didn’t pay much attention to the song until we heard: “…and with a broken wing…” We both stopped and looked at each other and said: “wow, we CAN make it with a broken wing”.

Today as I was walking outside, I thought about this song again and more thoughts came to me that I will share. Life is not meant to be perfect.  We all have struggles, losses, illnesses, pain, and more. BUT GOD…who created us planned it this way and gave us a plan to overcome these times. The Word is full of suggestions for us to put into practice.  Many think that Plan A never came to fruition in their lives, when all the time they were still living in Plan A in misery. Why not try to:

Change your way of thinking.(think on things that are true, positive, etc.)

Change your outlook.( all things work for good…)
Change your actions.(lean not to your own understanding…)
Change your circle of friends.(do not neglect gathering with God’s people)
Change your source of comfort.(rod & staff comfort me)
Change your lifestyle.(search my heart oh God)
Change your position in battle (the battle is the Lord’s)

We slip into Plan B when we refuse to accept the challenges in Plan A. How many take things into their own hands the “world’s way” and miss out on miracle after miracle? Some of my most trying times in life were the greatest lessons and best outcomes. As you proceed in Plan A: embrace God, His Word, His Plan and TRUST Him with His PLAN.  There is no perfection on this earth or it would be HEAVEN. God’s plan is to PREPARE us for HEAVEN. YOU CAN FLY WITH A BROKEN WING!



Sunday, May 26, 2013

Some Life Changing Suggestions

We all know by now that we are living in a fast-paced and complex world. Technology has reached a height that man could never imagine. When we get a breathing period we feel so good but realize it will not last. We continue looking for ways to manage getting through the complexities of life. Perhaps you have found a solution, but again maybe not. Not to be discouraging, but our world is spinning out of control. God knew this would happen and that is why in His Word, He has warnings and solutions.

While celebrating Memorial Day where men and women have fought and even given their lives for our freedom, let us not forget how blessed we are to have freedom. In spite of nations hostility toward one another, communities divided, issues of education, families divided and unrest everywhere, one man can make a difference. Yes, one man, Jesus Christ, made a difference in our world. Mother Teressa made a difference in our world, Billy Graham made a difference in our world, Martin Luther made a difference in our world and YOU can make a difference in our world

1.  DO NO HARM.  "By doing no harm, by avoiding evil of every kind, especially that which is most generally practiced."   "IF, HOWEVER, YOU BITE AND DEVOUR ONE ANOTHER, TAKE CARE THAT YOU ARE NOT CONSUMED BY ONE ANOTHER."
      To do no harm means that I will be on guard so that all my actions and even my silence will not add injury to any part of God's creation.

2.  DO GOOD. "By doing good: by being kind and doing good in every possible sort and, as far as possible to all..." "GOD ANOINTED JESUS OF NAZARETH WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND WITH POWER; HOW HE WENT ABOUT DOING GOOD..." Acts 10:38  "WHOEVER DOES GOOD IS FROM GOD." 3 John 1:1b
     Doing good, like doing no harm, is a proactive way of living.

3.  STAYING IN LOVE WITH GOD.  "By studying His Word and being Obedient to it."  "SEEK THE LORD AND HIS STRENGTH, SEEK HIS PRESENCE CONTINUALLY." Psalm 105:4
     Living in the presence of and in harmony with the living God who is made known in Jesus Christ and  companions us in the Holy Spirit is to live life from the inside out. It is to find our moral direction, our wisdom, our courage, our strength to live faithfully from the One who authroed us, called us, sustains us and sens us into the world as witnesses who daily practice the way of living with Jesus.

These 3 simple rules are authored by Rueben .


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thank you Mom!

When I think about Mother's Day I think first of all of my Mom, Kate Bunger, who was born in 1900. She lived to be 102 years of age. My Mom was 40 when I was born. She and my Dad had already raised two children Beverly who was 20 and RC who was 17. WOW!  They were SURPRISED! My Mom lived for her children and gave all of us a firm foundation in Christ, in ourselves and others. Thank you MOM!

Everyone comes from different backgrounds, different environments and different circumstances after birth.  What I want to leave with all of you today is "THANK YOU GOD AND MOM FOR GIVING ME BIRTH IN ORDER THAT I CAN FULFILL THE PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE." Take what has been given to you and sail with it!!! Don't allow a "devastating life" stop you from having  a "wonderful life"! It is your choice. YOU WERE BORN WITH A PURPOSE AND GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO FIND THAT PLAN. Use your circumstances to help, encourage and love others.

I had a wonderful family unit. My parents loved me, protected me, provided for me and most of all believed in me. There is not a day goes by that I don't thank God for this gift of life. Our family unit had many hard times, but we stayed strong in our faith and our love for each other.

God Bless all Moms around the world!


Thank you Mom!


21st century moms are making their mark. Today we see moms planting churches, preaching, evangelizing and teaching just to name a few. We see them writing books, homeschooling their children, or working in corporate America. Moms are on boards, commissions, and executive leaders.  They are behind the scenes and visibly up front. Moms are bravely serving our country in all branches of the military.
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Moms are doing so much more than managing a home. (FYI…stay at home moms are unsung heroes). Raising children is very hard work.
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Moms are professors in our seminaries, universities, public and private schools. They are students and they are always mentoring teachers. We are indelibly grateful for the numerous contributions mothers continue to make in the world and in the church.
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We celebrate moms who have suffered loss, especially those who have lost children. We celebrate moms who have had to do it alone. Single moms we celebrate your tenacity and spirit. Widows we uphold you.
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Thank you moms for all you do. Your labors of love have not gone unnoticed. We celebrate all moms… Moms of all colors and cultures. Moms who continue to sacrifice for others. Moms who are in nursing homes.. Moms who are disabled or suffering through an illness we encourage and uplift you.
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Your mom may have passed away but her memory lives on through you.



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Let us pray for moms today. Let us celebrate all they bring to us. Blessings to all moms wherever you find yourselves today. We thank you and salute you for all you do..



Rev. Gricel Medina
CBGE Chairperson
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    Thank YOU MOM!


    21st century moms are making their mark. Today we see moms planting churches, preaching, evangelizing and teaching just to name a few. We see them writing books, homeschooling their children, or working in corporate America. Moms are on boards, commissions, and executive leaders.  They are behind the scenes and visibly up front. Moms are bravely serving our country in all branches of the military.
    moms 2



    Moms are doing so much more than managing a home. (FYI…stay at home moms are unsung heroes). Raising children is very hard work.
    moms 3





    Moms are professors in our seminaries, universities, public and private schools. They are students and they are always mentoring teachers. We are indelibly grateful for the numerous contributions mothers continue to make in the world and in the church.
    moms 4



    We celebrate moms who have suffered loss, especially those who have lost children. We celebrate moms who have had to do it alone. Single moms we celebrate your tenacity and spirit. Widows we uphold you.
    moms 8


    Thank you moms for all you do. Your labors of love have not gone unnoticed. We celebrate all moms… Moms of all colors and cultures. Moms who continue to sacrifice for others. Moms who are in nursing homes.. Moms who are disabled or suffering through an illness we encourage and uplift you.
    moms 7



    Your mom may have passed away but her memory lives on through you.



    moms 5

    Let us pray for moms today. Let us celebrate all they bring to us. Blessings to all moms wherever you find yourselves today. We thank you and salute you for all you do..



    Rev. Gricel Medina
    CBGE Chairperson
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      I really enjoy reading all you write Rev. Medina

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      Wednesday, April 03, 2013

      How Can I Change the dynamics of MY HOMEMY COMMUNITY AND MY WORLD?

      I was reading an article the other day which led me to this title: HOW CAN I CHANGE THE DYNAMICS OF MY HOME, MY COMMUNITY AND MY WORLD? The list I'm posting was suggested of a way to start:
        RESURRECT GOOD MEMORIES INSTEAD OF BAD?

        SPEAK POSITIVELY, EVEN THOUGH THE SITUATION MIGHT BE NEGATIVE?

        MAKE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO RESIST THE EFFORT TO ENGAGE IN GOSSIP?

        SAY A PRAYER OF THANKS ON OUR DRIVE TO WORK INSTEAD OF THINKING OF ALL THE THINGS WE DON'T WANT TO DO ONCE WE GET THERE?

        SHOW FORGIVENESS TO SOMEONE WE DON'T THINK DESERVES IT? OR
        ACCEPT THAT THE PAST IS DEAD, BUT WE HAVE THE POWER TO RESURRECT HOPE FOR OUR FUTURE?

      IF WE REALLY BELIEVE: "THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HATH MADE, LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT" LET'S PUT SOME ACTION INTO  MAKING OUR HOME, OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

      IF YOU BELIEVE ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE-LET IT BEGIN IN YOU. AFTER ALL ONE MAN DYING ON THE CROSS, TAKING THE SINS OF THE WORLD UPON HIMSELF, MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU AND ME TO HAVE SALVATION AND HEAVEN AS OUR HOME.

      Wednesday, November 14, 2012

      MAKE ROOM FOR A THANKFUL HEART


      A THANKFUL HEART IS something everyone of us would love to have BUT are we willing to work at a place where our HEART IS OPEN FOR BLESSINGS???  As I have been thinking about the Thanksgiving Season we in America have so much to be thankful for-but are we overlooking the positives crowded out by the negatives. I would like to challenge each of us at this Season of the Year to do some searching & correcting on issues that may be crowding out the blessings. THEN COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS ONE BY ONE!


      ANGER:  "IT IS WISE TO DIRECT YOUR anger towards challenges- not people: to focus your energies on answers-not excuses" William Arthur Ward.

         Scripture: Psalm 37:8&9 "CEASE FROM ANGER AND FORSAKE WRATH: FRET NOT THYSELF IN ANY WISE TO DO EVIL.  FOR EVILDOERS SHALL BE CUT OFF: BUT THOSE THAT WAIT ON THE LORD, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH AND BE BLESSED".


      ANXIETY:  "ANXIETY does not empty tomorrow of it's sorrows, but only empties today of it's strength." Charles Spurgeon
                "Every tomorrow has 2 handles.  We can take hold of it with the handle of ANXIETY or the handle of FAITH". Henry Ward Beecher.

         Scripture:  Dueteronomy 31:6  "BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE, FEAR NOT, NOR BE AFRAID: FOR THE LORD THY GOD, HE IT IS THAT DOTH GO WITH YOU; HE WILL NOT FAIL YOU, NOR FORSAKE YOU."


      AGITATION:  "The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation." Alfred Adler

         Scripture:  Proverbs 29:11  "A FOOL UTTERETH ALL HIS MIND; BUT A WISE MAN KEEPETH IT IN TILL AFTERWARDS.


      CONFUSED:  "The confused attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject." Michael Konda

         Scripture:  Proverbs 3:5 & 6  "TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THIN HEART AND LEAN NOT UNTO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING.  IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AND HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATH"


      STRESSED:  "In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive."  Lee Iacocca

         Scripture:  Matthew 11:28  "COME UNTO ME, ALL YOU THAT LABOR AND ARE HEAVY LADEN AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST."

      Monday, October 29, 2012

      WE ALL NEED A NIGHT, NIGHT BEAR!!!

      In about 3 and a half weeks, my baby is going to be having a baby. It's been so fun to follow Krystal's Blog each week and her journey of motherhood . Many days when I read it, I'm laughing and most of the days, I'm crying... just because I'm a sap and it doesn't take much for me to get sentimental these days. When Krystal found out she was pregnant, she dug out her Night Night Bear. Both Krystal and Caleb had pacifiers and we called them their "night night". And, there was always a favorite one (same brand, but broken in). John and I found ourselves many nights, searching the house, the lawn, in bags, under rugs to frantically find the special broken-in night night. Well, when Krystal had her second birthday, I thought it was time to wean her off the night night. Oh how scary this was for me - she LOVED her night night...even more than Caleb did. So, we had a game-plan and tried to play the old switcheroo...we bought a very special "Night Night Bear" for Krystal to replace her night night (pacifier). I'll never forget the night when we tried to tell her that night night was gone and NOW she gets to sleep with Night Night Bear. Oh how the tears fell out of those beautiful brown eyes and then the tears fell out of my eyes... and John - well, I couldn't tell you where he was - ha! I don't think he could handle the drama. About 3 months ago Krystal came to me and said she wanted to have Night Night Bear reconstructed. The poor bear hardly had any stuffing, was missing an arm, her eyes were so deep into the fabric you couldn't them, she looked dirty... the list goes on. Krystal wanted to use the same fabric and keep the nose (which had teeth marks on it - precious). I found a lady at my work that makes bears and she kept Night Night Bear for about 3 weeks... as you can tell below - she did an amazing job. And now, Brynley will have her mommy's Night Night Bear. You may be curious what we gave Caleb when we felt he needed to be weaned off his night night.... Well, you have to understand, we waited five years between our kids and I was just too tired to go through the trauma again... so, he weaned himself off - ha! This is my daughter's latest blog of which I wanted to share on my blog. The rest of the story is @ tamibullard@blogspot.com HOW TRUE-WE ALL NEED ENCOURAGEMENT FROM EACH OTHER, SOMEONE WHO CARES, LOVES & ACCEPTS US JUST AS GOD, OUR FATHER, DOES.