MIND OVER MATTER

You oversleep. 💤You get a flat tire. 🚘You spill your coffee. ☕You get a parking ticket.🚓 You lose your keys. 🛵Your list of “to-do’s” is a mile long. You’re tired,😒 frustrated, 😰and a little bit hangry.😡

…I’ve been there.😎

There was a day when I woke up two hours late for my job. ⏰Don’t ask me how I managed that when I had 6 alarms set. 🤔Just when I was ONE turn away from work, I saw the lights 💡behind me.

A policeman😭

So, I pulled over and began to tear 😢 up. As the officer came up and asked me where I was headed. I looked to my right and pointed 👉towards work. I was so close. So, so close.

I almost let those emotions 👹determine my day. I was frustrated and flustered 😾at first, and I allowed my feelings to flood my mind💩. That day could have been horrible from that point on if I allowed it to be. I could’ve been moping and wallowing in frustration even longer as I explained 🙆to my boss what happened and continued to carry out all my tasks 🖥for the day.

But , I didn’t.😎

Yes, those things happened, but they didn’t define me. My attitude 🤔 allowed me to enjoy the day🌝 and smile and laugh and joke even more than usual.😂

Your mindset is what determines your day. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. 😁The small things in life don’t need to be worried and stressed about so much. The alarm ⏰can be fixed. The tire 🚓can be replaced. The coffee☕ can be refilled. The parking ticket 📕can be paid. The keys can be found. The to-dos can get to-done. You can get sleep. 💤You can get some food. Maybe a Snickers to satisfy.😁

Your life is great. 😃You just have to allow it to be.

People don’t make you 😠 angry – you allow the anger to dwell within you. Circumstances don’t upset you – you allow yourself to get upset. You choose to worry, you choose to criticize, you choose to blame, and you choose to complain. No one else decides this for you.

If your thoughts are bringing you down, You can’t be moving up.☝

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your way of thinking about it. Redirect your mindset. Remember that life is a 🎁 gift- don’t ruin the contents. Choosing positive 😁thinking provides you with confidence, vibrant health, and true beauty.👸

Your last day could be tomorrow😇 – choose to live to the fullest each day and live with the mindset you’d want to be remembered for. Remain fixed on the good. See your problems as opportunities. When you keep your face to the 🌞 sunshine you can’t see the shadows.

⏳Count your blessings

There are so many good things in your life. Look at the blue sky, ⛅watch the sunset🌘, go for a good run,🤺 have some ice cream. Be thankful for your family. 🤼Be thankful for a home. Be thankful for food. There are people worse off than you.

😇See the good

Bring out the best in people. 👭👬👪 Bring out the best😇 in situations. Don’t assume. Don’t judge. You can’t control people or circumstances, but you can control your mindset. You can think positively and be light💡 to others.

☝View setbacks as stepping stones

Don’t get frustrated 😭when things don’t go your way. God knows what He’s doing, and He’s placing the right things in your life. When something doesn’t go according to plan, trust that there’s a better one. 🌝You are being moved. Believe in that.

🙏 Pray

Pray for a positive 😁 mindset each day. Pray 🙏to recognize your blessings and see the good. Pray for others. Pray to have faith.

😁Smile

Such a simple thing. Smiles 😀are contagious, so shine those pearly whites.😁 Smile at strangers, smile at your friends, smile at your dog. It could make someone’s day.

Having the right mindset 😃will fill you with energy and peace.😇 Be a light 💡to those around you. Redirect your mind. Today is your day.
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To Be

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

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POPULARITY vs INFLUENTIAL

How✌️ is silence about important issues the same as endorsing them? What does it mean to edit 📝your words in such a way that you are part of the solution 📤and not part of the problem🛑?

Do you want to be popular👑 . . . or do you want to be influential📿?

👑Popularity and influence 📿seem similar, but they’re very different. Popularity requires you to follow the masses or tell them what they want to hear👂. But influence invites you to stand on truth apart from the crowd✌️.

At its core🎯, truth is not a what, but a who, because Jesus said He is the truth. Jesus also said that God’s Word is truth. The world🌍 loves to think🤦 of truth as fluctuating and relative, but the truth that is grounded in the person of Jesus and the Word of God never changes. In a world full of opinions, God’s truth leads us to convictions we can build our lives on.

We must be careful to discern the difference between opinions and convictions📖. Our world doesn’t need the messiness that comes with numerous opinions🤳. It needs the stability that comes with truth. Let’s not contribute to the noise that distracts and keeps us from looking to Scripture and the Spirit of truth.

Opinions 🤦are easy to make and quick to change, but hard🤳 to clean up if we’ve been careless in spreading ours around. They can become like litter that defiles both others’ lives and our own. We must carefully guard 📿our words to ensure we are part of the solution to the problems we are anointed to change.

I challenge you ☝️to edit your life and edit the words you choose to speak. Be careful about what you read📝, listen to👂, say,😆 or post📲. Do not air your family issues, or the church’s issues, for all the world to see. Yet, at the same time, don’t remain silent🛑 about them: Speak 😆to family about family issues. If someone isn’t involved in the problem or solution, don’t unnecessarily involve them. This only makes the problem bigger rather than solving it.

And, now we’ve talked it📲 over.

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YOU’VE GOTTA READ…

YOU’VE GOTTA READ📖
Th1rteen R3asons Why, Jay Asher

YOU’VE GOTTA WATCH… Th1rteen R3asons Why on Netflix
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IF….

❤️You’re a parent, pastor, youth minister, counselor, educator, administrator, etc., of students ages 12-21;
❤️Your young adult has shut down, acts differently, changes in mood, behavior, etc.;
❤️You really want to know what happens in middle & high school;
❤️You know someone who has been bullied, raped, harassed, or abuses drugs/alcohol, attempted/committed suicide, deals with peer pressure, sexuality issues, etc.;
❤️You want to know why people attempt/commit suicide…

🚨 🚨WARNING 🚨 🚨
DISTURBING & THOUGHT-PROVOKING…
This book and movie series IS NOT for the faint of heart, weak minded, or IF you have struggled with any of the above crisis issues, you will need someone who can positively support and counsel you as you read/watch Th1rteen R3asons Why, Jay Asher.
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Brief Summary:
Newcomer Katherine Langford plays the role of Hannah, a young woman who takes her own life. Two weeks after her tragic death, a classmate named Clay finds a mysterious box on his porch. Inside the box are recordings made by Hannah — on whom Clay had a crush — in which she explains the 13 reasons why she chose to commit suicide. If Clay decides to listen to the recordings, he will find out if and how he made the list. This intricate and heart-wrenching tale is told through Clay and Hannah’s dual narratives.

❤️Will you read the book?📚
❤️Will you watch the movie series?
❤️Do you check your son or daughter’s bookbag?🎒
❤️Do you pay ⚠️ attention to what your child is reading, watching on TV, writing, or what video games they are playing?
❤️A MUST HAVE for all counselors, pastors, clinical psychologist, etc.

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DRUG HOLIDAY: YAY or NAY?

Should children who take ADHD Meds have a DRUG HOLIDAY

For some children, it may be a good idea to take a break from their usual medication for ADHD over the summer. For other kids, taking a “drug holiday” can be a real mistake. Deciding what to do requires parents and prescribers to weigh several factors:

How kids behave when they aren’t taking their ADHD medication.Whether they’re experiencing side effects from the medication.What they’re going to be doing during the summer months, holidays and other breaks.

Years ago, many doctors thought that all kids who were taking ADHD medications needed to go on “drug holidays” from time to time. Back then, there were concerns that the medications might stunt a child’s growth. But we now know that most kids on ADHD medications do not have any serious long-term problems with their growth rate.

However, there are some reasons to reduce the dose or stop the medication over the summer, or even during shorter holidays, like winter break. This might not be a bad idea if your child happens to be very small for her age. The same goes if your child is a bit underweight. It might make sense to reduce the dosage during the summer if the medication has a big effect on her appetite.

Some children taking stimulants for ADHD find their appetite declines on days when they are taking the medication. Usually that lasts only for the first few weeks after starting the medication, but for some it continues much longer. For the holidays, especially, they may enjoy the chance to eat more heartily if they’re not on any medicine.

Another reason some kids take a break is if they don’t need the medication very much when they aren’t dealing with school and homework. Some kids function quite well without it for most other activities like playing sports and hanging out with friends and family.

Also, other kids, particularly teenagers with ADHD, do not like being required to take any medicine every day. They may appreciate being allowed to decide whether or not to take medicine when it’s not essential to do so.

Talk with your child’s doctor. If the doctor agrees to stop the medication for the summer or over a holiday break, he might recommend restarting at a reduced dose about a week before school starts.

Doctors often use this kind of phase-in so kids won’t feel too jittery from suddenly starting at the dose they were used to before. This approach tends to be used after kids have taken a break for more than a week or two.

But there are lots of kids who need ADHD medication for more than just school and homework. Does your son/daughter need medication to help with things like following directions or getting along with other kids? Then, it’s probably a good idea to stick with the medication. It could help him/her adapt to changes in his/her usual routines that happen during summer and holiday breaks.

Summertime can be quite unpleasant if there are many days when your child gets caught up in hassles with other kids. Going off medication can also make some kids extremely moody.

Another reason many kids keep taking medication is that it may help curb risky behavior. Things like boredom and low self-esteem can lead some kids with ADHD to endanger themselves or others. This is a constant concern. But it may be especially important in the summer or during breaks from school when kids have more free time.

As you’re thinking about what to do, keep in mind that this doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing decision. For example, if you’re curious about taking a medication break during summer, consider whether your child will be going to summer school. If so, then it might be a good idea to continue the medication for at least the weeks when he/she has classes.

Also, summer school is often just a few hours in the morning. Taking a short-acting type of ADHD medication might work well on those days.

Camp is another activity to consider carefully. I’ve heard stories about parents sending their kids off to camp without their ADHD medication—and without telling the camp their kids have ADHD! This can lead to all sorts of trouble.

Taking ADHD medication during camp may help your child participate more fully and successfully in camp life. Most sleepaway camps have a nurse or other staff member whose job is to keep the medication safe. This person will also make sure your child gets it at the right times. For day camp, longer-acting medications can be given at home just as they would be during the school year.

Whether you decide to stick with medication during camp or take a break, it’s a good idea to talk to a camp staff member. Sharing behavior strategies that work for your child at home or in school can help smooth the transition.

Just be sure to talk to your child’s prescriber as you’re debating whether to take a break from ADHD medication. Together you can come up with the best plan for your child to follow over the summer and during the holidays.

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PERFECT DAY: PERFECT SCHEDULE

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some

even conflict with each other. What we need is a perfect, effective, system.
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What schedule do the pros use? What system does science say allows you to be most productive?
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What’s key is feeling in control and making sure your energy levels are matched to the importance of the task at hand.
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Let’s assemble the expert ideas and research I’ve covered into a more cohesive schedule you can apply to your day.
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How do you do that? You may want to get your calendar out. We’ve got some changes to make.

1) The Morning Ritual

Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? They rise early. Almost all have a morning ritual.

You need to wake up before the insanity starts. Before demands are made on you. Before your goals for the day have competition. What time is that? Possibly, 2 a.m. – 5 a.m. Really! For me, it’s always 2 a.m.

If you want to achieve work-life balance you need to determine what is important and focus on that. (And research shows goals make you happier.)

Having concrete goals was correlated with huge increases in confidence and feelings of control.
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People who construct their goals in concrete terms are 50 percent more likely to feel confident they will attain their goals and 32 percent more likely to feel in control of their lives (Howatt 1999).
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As I’ve discussed before, the second part of your morning ritual is about mood. That feeling of control is what produces grit and makes people persist.
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Research comparing students of similar ability finds that the distinguishing feature between those who maintain a strong work ethic in their studies and those who give up is a sense of control. Those who express a sense of control receive scores that are a full letter grade higher than those who do not (Mendoza, 1999).
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You’ve got your goal and you’re in control. Cool. But what about when you get to work? I recommend you find somewhere to hide. Seriously! I’m not kidding. When I was in Administration, I religiously reported in between 4 a.m.- 6 a.m. Here’s why…
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2) Important Work First Thing — With No Distractions
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Many people arrive at the office and immediately get busy with email and meetings, leaving realwork for later in the day… Rookie error.
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Research shows that 2.5 to 4 hours after waking is when your brain is sharpest. You want to waste that on a conference call or a staff meeting?
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Studies show that alertness and memory, the ability to think clearly and to learn, can vary by between 15 and 30 percent over the course of a day. Most of us are sharpest some two and a half to four hours after waking.
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When I interviewed John Maxwell, what did he have to say? Early morning is also when you’re most disciplined:
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The longer people have been awake, the more self-control problems happen. Most things go bad in the evening. Diets are broken at the evening snack, not at breakfast or in the middle of the morning. Impulsive crimes are mostly committed after midnight.
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But does this really work? In studies of geniuses, most did their best work early in the day.
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“But why did you say I need to hide somewhere?” Because distractions make you flighty and make bad decisions. These days it’s hard to do much real work at work.
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Jason Fried explains the modern workplace is an endless stream of interruptions.
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Can’t do the work of your choice when the day starts? Get in early or work from home before you head into the office.
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So you’re making progress on the project that matters. But you can’t sprint for miles. What do you do when your brain gets tired?
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3) Regroup When You Slow Down

Afternoon brain fog. We’ve all felt it. Why does this happen? Working too hard? Food coma? Often it’s just our natural circadian rhythm:
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First, take a break. Get a snack or a power nap if you can.What you need next is a mini-version of your morning ritual. Review your goals and the progress you’ve made this morning.
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Harvard research shows nothing is more motivating than progress. Appreciating how far they’ve come is what very persistent people do.
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Comparing people who tend to give up easily with people who tend to carry on, even through difficult challenges, researchers find that persistent people spend twice as much time thinking, not about what has to be done, but about what they have already accomplished, the fact that the task is doable, and that they are capable of it (Sparrow, 1998).
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You got a break, reviewed your goals and achievements, and now you’re ready to work again. What do you focus on now?
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4) Meetings, Calls and People Stuff In The Afternoon

When energy is high, that’s when you want to focus on creative, challenging work. When energy is low, do busy work.
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Scott Adams, creator of “Dilbert“, makes comics in the morning. By the afternoon, his brain is fuzzy and he shifts his objectives.
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One of the most important tips for maximizing your productivity involves matching your mental state to the task… At 6:00 A.M. I’m a creator, and by 2:00 P.M. I’m a doodler… It’s the perfect match of my energy level with a mindless task. Research shows the afternoon really is the best time for meetings —specifically, 3PM.
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Of course, I’m aware you have to schedule morning meetings and conference calls, at times.
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Need to power through some busy work but you can’t muster the willpower? This is when distraction can benefit you.
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When tasks are dull and you’re feeling distractable, friends can make you more productive — even if they’re not helping.
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Just having friends nearby can push you toward productivity. “There’s a concept in ADHD treatment called the ‘body double,’ ” says David Nowell, Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist from Worcester, Massachusetts. “Distractable people get more done when there is someone else there, even if he isn’t coaching or assisting them.” If you’re facing a task that is dull or difficult, such as cleaning out your closets or pulling together your receipts for tax time, get a friend to be your body double.
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So the work day is over. Is that it? Nope. There’s an optimal way to handle your schedule after the sun goes down too.
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5) A Relaxing Evening

Though successful people do work long hours, the “greats” almost all take the evening off to recharge.
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Before dinner, Tim Ferriss recommends writing down your big goal for tomorrow. This will get your mind off work and allow you to relax.
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What does research say can help you chill out? Hint: don’t trust your instincts.
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The things we frequently choose to reduce stress are often the least effective.
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What does work? Seeing friends and active hobbies. What doesn’t? More passive activities like TV, video games and eating.
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According to the American Psychological Association, the most effective stress-relief strategies are exercising or playing sports, praying or attending a religious service, reading, listening to music, spending time with friends or family, getting a massage, going outside for a walk, meditating or doing yoga, and spending time with a creative hobby. (The least effective strategies are gambling, shopping, smoking, drinking, eating, playing video games, surfing the Internet, and watching TV or movies for more than two hours.)
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Past that, get to bed. Studies of world class performers show they have boundless energy, so get those zzz’s to be one of them.
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No, you can’t cheat yourself on sleep and not see negative effects.
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What does brain research tell us about cutting corners at bedtime? You’re basically making yourself insane:
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The bottom line is that sleep loss means mind loss. Sleep loss cripples thinking, in just about every way you can measure thinking. Sleep loss hurts attention, executive function, immediate memory, working memory, mood, quantitative skills, logical reasoning ability, general math knowledge.
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So how do we bring this all together to be more successful?
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Here’s what a successful schedule looks like:
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Your Morning Ritual
✔️Important Work First Thing — With No Distractions
✔️Regroup When You Slow Down ✔️Meetings, Calls And Little Things In The Afternoon
✔️A Relaxing Evening
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Sadly, we can’t all dictate our own schedule. That’s why there are no specific times listed above.
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But we can all opt to do some things before or after others. Stop focusing on just getting lots of random things done to pretend you’re making progress.
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All moments in your day are not equal, and all tasks are not of equal importance.
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Knowing the best time to get the right things done is key.
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What will this schedule do for you? Well, when the day ends you’re still going to find that you didn’t get everything done.
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But that won’t bother you much because you did the things that mattered, and did them well.
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TRANSPARENCY: PRAY 🙏 4 ME

For many years I’ve prided myself in keeping my business, personal & physical issues 👔💼👞 in my prayer journal & with my soul mate👦. That’s what was instilled in my mind since childhood. What happens at home; Stays at home🏚️. Plus, as a Christian Counselor and all the degrees I’ve earned; I convinced myself that I had to be perfect and had to keep my business to myself. Really?😲😁

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“Let your request be known, where two or three are gathered together…” Well, I eagerly shared a prayer request 4 years ago and confidence was violated. How? In the name of: “Hey, we need to pray for Shannon. She is going through….” Then, one discussed everything in detail in the name of “I have a friend👭…” Well, you know how it played out. From sister one to brother two. Then, you end up being the sermon next Sunday.

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Today, I truly stand in the need of prayer. I’ve prayed through all I can do on my own. 😭😭😭 I’ve been spending 40 days at the foot of the cross ☦☦☦. Studying and walking in Mary’s shoes. Gaining insight on how she felt as a mom to see her son, Jesus, tormented and crucified. 😭 I’m weary in spirit. I’m drained emotionally. Today, I’ve asked, “Why has God forsaken me?” “Why won’t he heal me so I can get back into the ministry?” Why?

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Yes, I know healing can come in many forms. From being healed and carrying out your ministry. Or, meeting Jesus face to face.

Here goes. Laying. It. All. Out. There. According to my doctor🏨💉💊:

😭My body is “eat up” ( her words) with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Well, I didn’t need a blood 💉🅾️ test to know.
😭Osteoarthritis
😭Spinal Stenosis
😭Degenerative Disc Disease
😭Knee Replacement Gone bad
😭 3 back surgeries
😭3 ruptured disc in my neck. Surgery March 27, 2018
😭Heart AFib
😭Arachnoiditis
😭And, a few more…

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PRAYER WARRIORS: I believe that God isn’t finished with me. There’s still work for me to do. I believe in healing and I’m asking you to let’s pray through together. I can’t believe I’m doing this!!!😲😲😲

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Surgery😲 is March 27 and I’m very nervous. I need that peace that passeth all understanding.

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During my back surgery, June 30, 2017, I stopped breathing😨 (another story; another time). Please pray that I receive peace, God will guide the surgeon’s hands, a successful surgery and complete healing.

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Yes, I did it! I’ve asked for prayer 🙏🙏🙏🙏 WOW! PROGRESS!!😲😲😲😁😁😁😇😇😇

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