Saturday, May 26, 2012

Another View

Did you know that it can only take a minute to get a different viewpoint? You can, but you have to want a different viewpoint. You see - your way is not the only way,not even for you. Since your way is not the only way, I strongly suggest getting another view. I suggest - try God. Check with God to sheet a divine viewpoint. Oh it will open up so much - if you are willing,
Expand your sight. Enjoy your life better. Type to you later.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

To the Mothers

To all the mothers. To those that birthed, and to those that cared for others.  For all you have done.  For your sacrifices, blessings of joy, peace, and accomplishment.  If no one calls, if no one comes back to say, 'thanks,' this is for you.  If you are so lavished with love today, this is for you. If  you are struggling to raise up godly children, this is for you.  If sometimes you feel helpless day to day, this is for you.  Enjoy this season, allow Holy Spirit to guide you into the peace of Jesus.  You are God's beloved.  He as a picture of you in His heart.  type to you later.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Reading is Fundamental

Reading is Fundamental.  How many times to hear that?  Oh but reading is indeed fundamental.  How do you read?  Some of us skip ahead to see what's up. Some pause and ponder every bit.  Some read, get the gist roll on.  And there are time that each of these may be beneficial.  But look at how may miss something when reading 'people'.  Look at how you read a scripture basically skipping over it because you know it.  Tat says that there is nothing else to be learned.  So not true. When you begin to read without your own filters,  or read through your filters you just may find a different view. So, try something for me.  Read the book of Phillipians.  Take your time.

Let me introduce you to the practice of lectio divina (sacred reading).  It involves four steps.
1. Lectio -reading the scripture to familiarize yourself with the verse.
2. Meditatio -pondering without analysis, on the verse, allowing one word or phrase to assume importance.
3. Oratio -praying or journaling regarding the significance of the word or phrase.
4. Contemplatio -resting and listening to the Lord for His message/invitation concerning the word or phrase.

Go ahead.  I will allow you to slow down and hear.  And it is good practice for slowing down before you make incorrect assumptions. Reading is fundamental.  Reading God'sWord is essential.  type to you later.
Go ahead

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Take Care of Yourself

I thought this was too important not to post. You see, too many people, too many believers are so grossly overweight, and they are dying with all kinds of health issues. 
Please read, and take care of yourself. type to you later.

Weight loss reduces cancer risk factor
Inflammation markers decline with diet and exercise
Web edition : 5:20 pm
Shedding weight can knock down levels of inflammatory cells and proteins in the body, a new study shows. Since chronic inflammation is a risk factor for many cancers, the new findings suggest weight loss might reduce cancer risk.
But the inflammation reduction only came with weight loss from dieting. People who embarked on an exercise-only program failed to lower their inflammatory load substantially, despite losing several pounds in many cases. The report appears in the May 1 Cancer Research.
“This is very promising,” says Gloria Ho, a cancer epidemiologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. “This is a good study showing that if you reduce body weight you can actually lower these inflammatory markers.”
A three-way link between inflammation, obesity and cancer risk has been previously established, says study coauthor Anne McTiernan, an internist and epidemiologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. For instance, obesity has been linked to increased blood levels of a protein called C-reactive protein; those increased levels are also associated with an increased risk of breast, colon and lung cancers.
The new findings indicate that the obesity-inflammation segment is modifiable, McTiernan says, but it doesn’t address the cancer risk.
McTiernan and her colleagues randomly assigned 399 overweight and obese postmenopausal women to one of four groups — dieting plus exercise, dieting only, exercise only or a control group not required to do either.
People assigned to the dieting groups lost 8.5 to 10.8 percent of their body weight on average during the study, while those assigned to an exercise-only plan lost an average of just 2.4 percent.
Blood tests before and after the 12-month trial showed that women assigned to dieting who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight, with or without exercise, had substantially greater decreases in levels of inflammatory proteins and cells than the control group. That group showed no change in the inflammatory markers.
Scientists’ understanding of the role of fatty tissue in the body has grown as the obesity epidemic has spread. “We now know that fat isn’t just passive energy storage,” says Russell Tracy, a biochemist at the University of Vermont in Burlington. “It’s an active endocrine organ” that affects other aspects of the body; for example, fatty tissue contributes to chronic inflammation.
“Anything you can do to decrease your inflammatory status is probably a good thing overall,” he says, because the association between obesity and inflammation plays out in many conditions, including atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes.
“If you can tone all that down,” Tracy says, “you’re better off. And losing weight is a good way to do it.”


We often hear the mantra, "Reading is Fundamental."  I agree wholeheartedly.  Ah, but let me go back to Jerry Butler and his song, "Ain't Understanding Mellow?"  You see, you can read -without understanding.  So, these go together.  Oh, I know, because I have to catch myself to make sure I understand what I hear, what I read.  You see, we read, we hear, through the filters of our experiences.  And sometimes, we can't hear properly, we misread.  So what can we do?  Let's go back a little.  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path" (Prov. 3:4,5). type to you later.