Calm in the storm
God wants his children to remain calm in the storms of life. It is human to be anxious and to worry during times like the Corona virus crisis. We are told to stay inside, use social distance if we have to go out and to wash our hands. We feel powerless to fight an invisible, deadly virus. Yet, we have a choice. We can listen to the professionals, obey the law and find comfort in God's word or we can listen to conspiracy theories, follow the crowd and have a health challenge that could result in death.
What are you doing to Be in SHAPE?
So often, women are busy caring for everyone: children, husband, parents,
and co-workers among others that they forget to take care of themselves. They
often develop that superwomen complex. "A woman with
a Superwoman Complex constantly needs to prove that she is smart, secure,
strong and self-sufficient as defined by Urban Dictionary." As we approach the holiday season, it is time
that you slow down and change things in your life.
The Price of Excitement
girl go to school, get an education, settle into her career, become
self-sufficient but there is a longing for something exciting. She pass over the guys that are “nerdy”,
speaks proper English, own a belt and uses it, the guy with real
potential. She is attracted to the bad
boy who has assessed her assesses, the physical and more importantly, the
financial. He moves into her space so
fast, she has not time to breath. He is that take charge guy. He tells her what to do, he drives her car
whiles she’s at work, and he plays rough.
To My Children:
I am blessed to have heard from you all today and everyone was
well and not in trouble. That’s the best
Mother’s Day gift ever. I would like to
thank each of you for allowing me to have such an active part in your life. I literally mean that. I remember entertaining your friends at our
house as that was the place to go for food and fun. Allowing me to be a short order cook. Everyone had to have a different dish for dinner. Going on all those school trips. Especially
the time I went to the Zoo with Chris class.
I had dressed inappropriately for the weather. I guessed that was pay
back for going on that trip. I talked the teacher into allowing me to go on
the trip with the class. I warned her
that if anything happened to any of the kids, I would hold her
responsible. She made room for me on the
bus. We went to the Zoo in Ann Harbor, Michigan. I had on fancy shoes and a light jacket that
day in March. Not so wise a choice. However,
I survived an achy body and bruised feet, but enjoyed the trip. If I had not been
at the Zoo, I would have been the best dressed mom on the trip. However, getting back to exercising: I was the main taxi cab driver for you guys to
school; being PTA president,
participating in the fundraiser, monitoring homework assignments, going to all
those recitals, Tae Kwon Do classes, dance classes, football games, and so on. Then in the summers, we came to North
Carolina, where I inherited my nieces and nephews. We went so many places all
summer long. People thought I operated a
Day Care Center. So you can see
exercising can be more than pumping iron.
I know Moms all over can say, been there, done that! “Happy Me Day” and Happy Mother’s Day to
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step (Lao-tzu).
Are you game? How does a Retreat in Virginia sound? Lets travel this road together in 2014. The Journey will begin January through August. I will explore many topics relevant to life's journey. I look forward to sharing ideas that will lead to us accomplishing a life desired goal. I will explore many topics from getting started to obstacles and roadblocks, to reaching your goal. Life is a journey for those who are not faint of heart.
The Butler comes out tomorrow. Please go to the movie to see this awesome movie. Reviews appears to be very good. Lee Daniels and this star power cast is what we have been waiting for: talent, substance, and entertaining. Going to the movie on the first day is important. The media always spot light the top movies. Get with your friends and have a great TGIF night at the movies.
Get ready for an exciting event. Join us for a fun and educational seminar dealing with healthy relationships. You will be inspired as you interact with other couples and singles participating in a relationship feud game and solving a highly charged mystery. You will enough a tasty lunch while solving this cliff hanger. Mark your calendar for February 23, 2013. Place to be announced soon.
For information call Minerva at 252 258-3522 or leave a note at the website.
I recently meet up with an old
acquaintance name anger. He was self righteous, defensive and cantankerous. His
justification for his negative attitude was that he was misunderstood. He
stressed that he could not get a break, everyone was out to get him. He cited problems at work, at home and even
in his social network. I quietly
listened to him for a while, and then I spoke softly. I suggested that he calm
down, talk slowly, think before he act. Then I continued: People
get angry for numerous reasons.
Today, this song by Harold Melvin/the
Blue Notes, “Wake Up Everybody”kept
dancing in my head. Here is a little of it:
Wake up everybody no more sleepin in bed
No more backward thinkin time for thinkin ahead
The world has changed so very much
From what it used to be so
there is so much hatred war an' poverty
Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
Maybe then they'll listen to whatcha have to say
Cause they're the ones who's coming up and the world is in their hands
when you teach the children teach em the very best you can.
Hold fast to
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
these challenging times, we must hold on to our dreams. We must hold on to possibilities of a better
day, a brighter tomorrow. Moreover,
never allow others to steal you ability to dream. The naysayers will discredit your
dreams. They will fill that space with
doubt and fear. To stay focus: Think it
and ink it!