Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Happy Wednesday reader!

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Hey everybody!

How about some good news?

First, welcome to all of my new subscribers. Thank you for joining my inspirational family.

I invite you to take a break from the gloom that covers the world. Sit back and enjoy the contents of this newsletter crafted just for you. You’ll find insights, a bit of humor, inspiration, a great recipe, a brief and entertaining video, guidance, and God’s answers to bring back joy.

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What's really happening today?

Many say, the end times are getting closer. The current situation is just one more sign. Others say it’s a ploy to control us. But no matter what opinions float around, what you’ll find in this message is sobering.

Pastor Wade from Greeneway Church reveals and answers the question, “what if…”

It’s about 50 minutes long, but listen to the end…and you’ll be enlightened, surprised and reassured. CLICK HERE.

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 Quick Recipe for a Great-Tasting Drink

Hubby and I drink a simple turmeric and ginger beverage on a regular basis. It helps to strengthen our immune systems; helps prevent joint and back pain; reduces inflammation; and promotes healthy joints, eyes, skin, heart, and mood.

It has a little kick but tastes so yummy. Enjoy.

• 1 tbsp. organic turmeric powder

• 1 tsp. organic ginger powder

• Tiny dash organic black pepper

• The juice from 1 organic fresh lemon

• 1 tbsp. raw local honey

• 32 oz. filtered water

Pour all ingredients into a pitcher, stir well. Add more honey for a sweeter taste.

Enjoy for a daily boost and fight inflammation. (Note: we get all dry ingredients at vitacost.com.)

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 A Bit of Humor

The police officer pulled me over for speeding. Hoping for a little leniency I explained to him that I was rushing home to be with my wife on our first anniversary.

But rather than giving me a warning, he wrote out the ticket, handed it to me, and said, “Congratulations! The first year is paper, right?” (From Doc’s Daily Chuckle)

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So excited to present to you a video to share inspiration and hope. Check it out HERE.

Would love, love your feedback. And for you only, as a thank you for your comment, I will send you an e-copy of my book, Contagious Courage, your 30-day Devotional to Overcoming Fear and Anxiety. You can send your comments through the contact page HERE.

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An Hour Just for You

Grab a glass of your favorite healthy drink and pamper your heart. Learn how to find peace in this turmoil.

In this segment of my radio program, you’ll learn why some people live with joy. You’ll find out how they overcome the fear that’s all around and keep going with a full, vibrant life. Got the answer for you. It’s the way they pray. Would you like to know their secret? Here’s the LINK.

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Inspiration for You

DON'T GET SUCKED IN THE PANIC...HERE IS GOOD NEWS.

Are you kidding? “The aircraft reached its weight limit,” the airline agent said to those of us waiting at the gate. “We cannot board any more passengers.”

I knew the plane was small. But I also knew that per ADA regulations, they should have allowed me to board first (not that I’m special or anything, but blind and handicap folks usually hop on the plane first). Secondly, a few hundred women expected my keynote message and I’d have to tell them I couldn’t arrive in time. Gulp.

Not happening. That was my attitude. I gave a prayer of thanks to the Lord. Thanking Him for seeing this glitch through His eyes. Calmness ruled my heart then. I knew it wasn’t about the obstacle, but it was all about God’s close observation of the situation. I trusted, I believed and may I say, I dared to praise Him. Praise Him because He knew the other side of the story. He was aware of the outcome and He held this situation in His hands.

I sat back and watched. And after the agent made several offers for credit toward airline tickets, no one budged. But the final offer of $1,500, prompted a man to leave his seat. I smiled as I settled in that plane.

See? It’s not the pandemic that some claim, not the virus that reaches loved ones, it’s not even the threat to the economy. It, IS about the power of God at work.

Attitude Shifts Needed

If we shift our glance and take in the whole picture, our personal world changes, our attitude shifts and our perception takes on a new angle.

That’s why when facing the threat to our comfort, to our health, to our finances and our future:

• It’s all about recovering our peace by taking one important step—changing our focus.

• It’s not the sudden virus that shatters our world, but Jesus’ power that can overcame it. John 16:33

• It’s not the timing of the cure, but the reassurance He has heard our request. (Psalm 34:17)

• It’s not the uncertainty of tomorrow, but the peace He provides for today. (Philippians 4:4-7)

• It’s not the confusion that sets in, but the clarity we know in Christ. (II Corinthians 5:15-19)

• It’s not the uncertainty that plagues, but His promises that lift us up. (Romans 8:31)

• It’s not the weight of our burden, but what we’ll do with it. (Matthew 11:25)

• It’s not the size of the problem, but the dimension of God’s healing hand. (Psalm 90)

• It’s not about the future too dim to handle, but His presence at every step. (Joshua 1:9)

• It’s not about our sorrow, but the promise He will turn it to joy. (Isaiah 61:3)

• It’s not about the turmoil in our storms, but His peace that will follow. (Mark 4:39)

While our country and the rest of the world borders on panic, we breathe in His reassurance. No matter your situation, did you know God knows what you need, what you feel, how you hurt, where you are? Yet, He has a different perspective than yours. His view is different and supernatural. His approach ushers victory, brings calmness and puts peace back.

Here’s the question:  What will you choose? To focus on the gloom of the surroundings or on the glory that His promises bring?

Pray with me Father, grant me a new perspective. Show me the path to look beyond what my eyes see, and, help me to perceive the truth in Your Word instead.

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Prayer

As always, it’s my honor to pray for you and with you. Please send me your requests using this LINK.

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Until next month, I pray that you choose to be different. What will rule your life will be clarity in your thinking, wisdom in your decisions and joy because God’s got this.

Janet

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