Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday Tools

Good  morning
Have  and  Peace  be  unto  you.

Friday  is  wear red  day. I just wanted you to be aware and be prepared.

Heart disease and African American Women.Here are a few unsettling stats:

*Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 50,000 African-American women annually.
*Of African-American women ages 20 and older, 49 percent have heart diseases.
*Only 1 in 5 African-American women believes she is personally at risk.
*Only 52 percent of African-American women are aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
*Only 36 percent of African-American women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk.

The truth about high blood pressure More than 40 percent of non-Hispanic blacks have high blood pressure, which is more severe in blacks than whites, and develops earlier in life. This little known fact is something that, if known and treated in advance, could save your life.

But why is it targeting African-Americans? Researchers have found that there may be a gene that makes African-Americans much more sensitive to the effects of salt, which in turn increases the risk for developing high blood pressure. In people who have this gene, as little as one extra gram (half a teaspoon) of salt could raise blood pressure by as much as five millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). The African-American population also tends to have higher rates of obesity and diabetes, which puts them at greater risk for high blood pressure and heart disease.

But for many African-American women, particularly those who consider themselves perfectly healthy, perception may not always equal reality. So what’s the solution? For starters, cutback on the amount of salt in your diet. In fact, make a serious effort to improve your overall eating habits by learning about heart-healthy foods, and how to prepare them. And of course, if you’re not already active, get moving.

And as always remember to...live Blessed 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you.

Often we ask what can I do to make difference? I'm just a nobody how do I create chsnge? Read below, this is how everyone can do something that will bring about change in our crazy situation

The vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education is set for Tuesday, January 31st. In her confirmation hearing, she suggested that civil rights should not be upheld for students with disabilities and that guns should be allowed in schools because of the threat of grizzly bears. She has no experience teaching or leading a school. In order to prevent her from getting this position, 3 Republican senators on the education committee need to be convinced to block her nomination.

Sen. Pat Roberts is on the committee and needs to hear from everyone seeing this. Call his Washington Office at 202-224-4774 and tell him you oppose Betsy DeVos and expect him as your elected.

Representative in the Senate to vote NO. If you can't get through to his Washington office or just want to amplify your message call one of his local offices as well.
Dodge City (620) 227-2244
Topeka (785) 295-2745
Overland Park (913) 451-9343
Wichita (316) 263-0416

And as always...live Blessed

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Findings

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you.

In this very interesting political climate,  many are asking what can I do to share my disagreement? How can I resist this present administration?

I wanted to share the indivisible guide with you. Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen. We can not sit back and expect others to do it for you.

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/web

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

Good morning
Grace and Peace be unto you

Today's thought, pray for America. That sounds a bit cliche but in these times we need to really get serious about our relationship with Christ.
Our prayers ate going to have to be more than now I lay me down to sleep.  We are headed into some real turbulence.  Keep your eyes focused and keep your prayer pillow out.

And as always remember to...live Blessed


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday Tools

Good Morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you
Many of you saw pictures and others participated in the recent, Women's March. Below you will find a link to what to do for the next 100 days to keep the movement going. While, you might not be able to do them all, every day you participate moves every woman further.

https://www.womensmarch.com/100/


Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday Motivation

Good morning
Grace and Peace be unto you.
This morning I just want to remind you to make the most of this day. We don't have any days to waste having a pity party or sleeping.
There are so many people that need and want contact with others. You are valuable and your skills are needed.  Don't let anyone tell you that your not smart enough,  your too old or your just a woman. Women produce. Have a productive day.
And as always remember to...live Blessed

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

Good morning
Grace and Peace be unto you.
A short thought for today. Don't allow the systems of the world to determine the church world. Right is still right and wrong is still wrong. As we move into 2017 and tensions continue to rise we must keep this in mind.
We never show a Godly example when we get into the mud with our enemy. We have to be the light and example of dignity, even when there is pressure. Yes, we all mess up but thank God for grace.

And as always remember to... live Blessed

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you.

This mornings word comes from Proverbs 3:5-12 message

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best.Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.

Seek him like never before.  He is our only refuge.
And as always remember to...live Blessed

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday Tools

Good morning
Grace and Peace be unto you.
So, I was listening to Karen Hunter and she was sharing her Monday Mover,

Linda Spradley Dunn of Odyssey Media dropped a MAJOR giveback today on the @iamkarenhunter show.

She's offering $25k to a certified minority woman owned firm.  Firm has to have two (2) years of business.

FMI visit http://www.odysseymc.com/cpages/odyssey-media.  We are dedicated to winning in 2017 - join us each Monday.

#tableisset

So if you are a woman and want to expand... here you go.
And as always remember to...live Blessed

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Motivation

Good Morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you.
Join us for a Party with a Purpose...A Vision Purpose


What is a vision board?
A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.


SCWT is hosting a Vision Board Party this Saturday. We will start at noon with lunch and move into our vision planning and board prep. This will be a great time to plan your year and meet some new friends or have a time with old friends. 

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday Findings

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you!
We make to the end of the work week, and I'm glad about it.
Today I want to share with you, in the form of an advertisement one of our board members, Mrs. Arethia Cowden.
She goes by Plus Size Sexy Diva. Arethia is a plus sized woman that has grown to love everything about herself. She exudes confidence and energy when you're in her presence.
I encourage you to take the time to look her up. She is on facebook and Instagram, as bigsexydiva. The picture shows you her radio show and she is doing a television show called In the kitchen with Sista big bones. It shows on The American Food Network


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

Good Morning, 
Grace and Peace be unto you. 


Small Steps to Big Changes

Have you made a New Year's resolution only to have broken it? Setting goals to become a better version of ourselves is commendable. Although we can set ourselves up for failure if we set goals that are not practical. To make healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime, we must change our behaviors. In order to do this, look at changing small things that will add up to big changes remember to all.

For example, if you want to lose weight, reflect on your daily intake. Do you drink regular soda? If so, consider changing to a calorie-free beverage. If you choose not to give it up, drink a glass of water in between each soda. This will help keep you hydrated and help decrease the total number of sodas you drink in a day. This is just one idea. Be creative and think about what small steps you can make that will lead to big changes in your life.


And as always remember to...live Blessed


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and peace be upon you.

Proverbs 20:17 says...
Food gained by deceit is sweet to a man,But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel [just as sin may be sweet at first, but later its consequences bring despair].

America we need to repent.

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Monday, January 9, 2017

Monday Motivation

Good Morning, 
Grace and Peace be unto you. 

Is this your year to prosper? Have you made preparations or are you stuck? 


2017 could be the year you make your small business dreams a reality, whether it's starting a new venture or scaling your operation to the next level. Register for the following free webinars and gain the insights you need to maximize growth.

Learn how to: Put 2017 trends to use, say what you mean in your emails, go global, start a business, hire the right employees and sell via social media. Lastly, after you've read this email, we'd appreciate you taking a brief,one-question survey to give your opinion on our new formatting.
Can't attend on the date and time of the webinar? Sign up anyway and we'll send you the recording!

Below is a link to the Score Webinars that can help you jump-start your entrepreneurial car. 


And as always remember to...live Blessed


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Tuesday Tools

Good Morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you. I came across this article and wanted to share it with you. The more we take antibiotics the less they work for us.

5 Illnesses You Don’t Need Antibiotics For

And for the most part, this is definitely the season of joy. But it’s also very much the season of snot. A lot of snot. I don’t think any single member of my six-person family has stopped sneezing or sniffling once since Christmas break started and I have to say, I’m a little tired of it. 
As gross as all that snot is, however, I know it’s serving an important function. An increase in mucus production is a sign that the immune system is working to battle any bacteria or viruses currently looking to wreak havoc on your body, so I guess we’ll just thank good ole’ Mr. Runny Nose. But in the meantime, you may be wondering when your little one (or you!) will need antibiotics. Here are some common illnesses you may see this winter that actually does not require an antibiotic. 
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Hand, foot, mouth disease. Surely an illness that causes horrible blisters, oozing sores, and non-stop misery for your kids would require some heavy-duty medication, right? Wrong. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a virus so no antibiotics will help touch it. You just have to wait for this one out if your kids are unlucky enough to come down with it. 
Pinkeye. If your kids wake up with those tell-tale pink eyes and green gunk oozing out, fear not. Some cases of pinkeye are actually viral. It’s best to check with your doctor, just in case, but your little one may cure all on his or her own without any messy antibiotic drops necessary. 
Stomach bugs. An antibiotic will not help a stomach bug at all, so if your kid is puking, do your best to keep him/her hydrated, but wait at least 24 hours before going to the doctor if it appears to just be a slight illness. Anything lasting longer than two days or that includes other symptoms, such as a sore neck, needs to be checked out right away, as it could be a sign of a life-threatening infection like meningitis. 
Most colds. The majority of colds are caused by viruses and in some cases, can take even weeks to clear up. The CDC says that most colds are viral and can take up to two weeks before showing symptoms of improving. 
The flu. Same story with the flu — influenza is a virus and it causes respiratory symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, and coughing, along with a high fever. Antibiotics will not cure the flu, but if you develop a secondary infection, such as pneumonia or a sinus infection with the flu, then you may need to make a trip to the doctor’s office for some antibiotics. 
Stay healthy out there!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday Word

Good morning
Grace and Peace be unto you.
I just want share a quick word with you this morning from Isaiah 43:18 &19

 “Do not remember the former things,Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing,Now it shall spring forth;Shall you not know it?I will even make a road in the wildernessAnd rivers in the desert.

I don't know about you be that scripture brought some joy into my heart this morning.  In this new year, we should be asking God, what is the new things that you are going to do to me, with me, in me, and around me?
Paul Morton sings a song that says,  Lord whatever you're doing in this season don't do it without me. That is exactly the opportunity we have in this new year. We need to be poised and ready to forget what's behind and move toward the prize.
There are going to be some blessings that are going to overtake those, that are willing to step out, that won't make natural sense. They will make God sense.
You have everything you need to be successful,  just go.

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday Tools

Good morning
Grace and Peace be upon you.
Growing up, School House Rock would tell us, that knowledge is power.  If that theory is correct, then we need to make sure that we have and use our knowledge to enlighten others. It is of no value to have knowledge and not share it. A pond will become stagnant but a river always flows.
Flow, don't just sit and collect. Take the knowledge below and enlighten someone, today.
And as Always Remember to...live Blessed

Monday, January 2, 2017

Monday Motivation

Good morning and Happy New Year
Grace and Peace be upon you.
You made it, I made it, we made it to the new year. SO, what do you plan to do with it?
Will 2017 be like every other year, full of possibilities that you never seize or will you jump on each and every one of them and ride them to the end?
You just got a new chapter in this thing called life. What will you write upon its pages? The potential is limitless. There is nothing to it but to do it.
Here is a little motivation for you.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1705224866409164&id=1588520728079579

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Informational Tuesday

Good morning Friend, Grace and peace be unto you! Change only comes when you open your mind to the possibilities that the inconvenient th...