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BE HEALTHY, QUIETLY

Monday, December 13, 2010

Read: Matthew 6

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.” –Matthew 6:1

We’ve been talking a lot lately about the importance of our physical health as a means of praise, and if that has reached your heart, we’re so blessed. If the mere prospect of a new day is reason enough to praise God with smarter choices at the dinner table, then great. Because you’re right…it’s not about the body.

With that said, perhaps the challenge is to be healthy, quietly. In truth, if our health is praise, there’s no need for a declaration of independence from a sedentary lifestyle, and no need to sound the alarm against a less-than-stellar diet. No speeches, no “look at what I’m doing for God” announcements. We’re called to take care of the body that carries the soul, period. So let’s allow the byproducts of our obedience do the talking.

Push away from the table sooner, quietly.
Turn the TV off earlier to go outside, quietly.
Praise God with your health, quietly.

source: Prayfit

  
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TIFFANIE150 2/8/2011 3:02PM

    Good post

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ADRIENNE29 1/19/2011 5:14PM

    I LOVE this post! This is EXACTLY what I've been thinking about. I have been studying humbleness, humility, pride, abasement.....thank you for posting!

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DANEDA 12/14/2010 10:35AM

    Thank you.

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RHOZY1 12/14/2010 10:10AM

    Excellent food for thought, and so true. Thanks for sharing!

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2NDCHANCES 12/13/2010 2:08PM

    good blog...

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The Next Step

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Next Step


The first step needs action to start it,
The last requires patience to end,
So we question, which one's most important,
When we realize our dreams' our best friend.
Well, the answer is neither, they're equal,
But the one that will help you win through
And connect what you start to the finish,
Is the next step that's waiting for you.

Life's dreamers are great Goal Achievers!
Their faith and persistence just blends
Into one awesome cocktail of knowledge,
That whatever they want they can get.
You see, they never visualize failure,
It's success that they see shining through.
It's essential to start and to finish,
But the next step is what you must do.

~Alison Wilson~


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ROLLINGSTONEMOM 10/20/2010 9:31AM

    So true! Thanks for sharing!


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2NDCHANCES 10/20/2010 12:25AM

    Great one, baby! :)

I love you!
xx me

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TYEASLEY 10/19/2010 8:56PM

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"Life is a competition not with others..."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Life is a competition not with others, but with ourselves. We should seek each day to live stronger, better, truer lives; each day to master some weakness of yesterday; each day to repair a mistake; each day to surpass ourselves."
~David B. Haight~

Few of us will ever compete in an arena such as the Olympics or professional sports. However, each day we compete in the arena of life and self-improvement. If we embrace the teachings of today's quote, a personal gold medal is within our reach.

Today, do at least one of the following:
- live a stronger, better, truer life
- master some weakness of yesterday
- repair a mistake
- surpass yesterday

Your Affirmation:
I become stronger everyday.
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Source: Brook Noel

  
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JAE_HENNINGTON 12/13/2010 10:32AM

  I liked this very much..great advice

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ANGELCOWBOY1 9/21/2010 4:32PM

    Thanks - just what I needed today.

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DANEDA 9/21/2010 4:12PM

    Thanks!

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    Love it!! Thanks emoticon

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"Do not ask God...."

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet."

Some people pray to God for change or guidance. Others just want change or guidance. Either
way, there is always one very important question that needs to be asked: "What are you prepared to do?"

While we might desire, yearn or wish for change, if we aren't prepared to be an active participant then we should not expect much. Being open to change is an important first step, meeting change half-way with action is the next.

How active have you been in pursuing change? Make sure your actions are equal to, or exceed, your desire.

source: brook noel

"BRING IT"
Eric

  
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-CHERYL- 10/9/2010 11:05PM

    Love it!!! thanks for sharing

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TYEASLEY 9/19/2010 1:33PM

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SHANNONSTILLS 9/16/2010 12:30PM

  Yes!!! Thank you

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JAE_HENNINGTON 9/16/2010 9:12AM

  liked your blog.. I smile when people say to me.. if God is willing I will lose this weight.. God is more than willing, he is waiting on us to do our part...

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RSSSLHB 9/16/2010 8:52AM

    Amen emoticonfor posting

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ROLLINGSTONEMOM 8/28/2010 8:43AM

    Amen! And if He wants change in you and you are unwilling, He will find a way to get it done. And more than likely, you won't enjoy the process!

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2NDCHANCES 8/27/2010 1:36PM

    emoticon blog, baby! And I LOVE what IAMSLEEPER had to say! Right on!! So true...



emoticonyou!
xx me

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DANEDA 8/27/2010 1:03PM

    You remind me of my Dad, who used to say "Don't pray for help when in a canoe on a lake during a lightening storm unless you're willing to paddle."

I always loved that.

Thanks for the reminder, and the memory.


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S3XYDIVASMOM 8/27/2010 12:26PM

    For the most part, I believe, God walks with us. He doesn't carry us. Good blog.

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IAMPREACHER 8/27/2010 10:01AM

    Change is equal to the amount of time and effort you put into it to affect it! Most people are so comfortable being familiar with who they think they are, they resist change like a plague. Some people are afraid of change b/c they don't know who they will be if they do change. Most people are afraid to trust their Creator to make the changes b/c they fear God in a sense that "He's angry and just waiting to get me" kind of fear. Little do these people realize that change comes from God through the very circumstances we either complain about instead of accepting, or avoid them at all cost.

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BIKERCHICK74 8/26/2010 7:10PM

    Agree!

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Giving your best...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

"You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself."

Often when we get frustrated with someone in our life, whether it be a colleague, a friend or a family member, we begin focusing on "what's wrong," or use it as an excuse not to go the extra mile.

However, like attracts like, and when we behave like this we then attract "half-hearted efforts" from those around us. The cycle continues until we find ourselves with a weight on our shoulders and a heaviness in our hearts.

When we give the best of ourselves, regardless of anyone's behavior, we enjoy a richer life. Likewise, we set an example for our children, friends and all we come into contact with. We encourage others to be at their best. When we live by the creed of always doing and giving our best, we know a personal peace that can't be found through any quick-fix method. We know a personal peace that is lasting.

Take a moment today to release any negativity you have been holding toward another person. Take the energy you have been focusing on their behavior, and redirect it to focus on doing and giving your best.

Your Affirmation, I focus all of my energies on what is productive, helpful and makes a difference.

Source: Brook Noel


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2NDCHANCES 7/25/2010 2:08PM

    This was a GREAT blog, baby! And so true!! Thank you for sharing it. :)

I love you!
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RUNRAYRUN 7/25/2010 10:08AM

    Thank you so much for posting this!!! Have a great day!

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KAKIPOPUP 7/25/2010 6:15AM

    LOML says that 5% of people are positive; 5% of people are negative, and the other 90% are mirrors - I think he is on to something.

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