Tuesday, April 30, 2013

40 Day LifeStyle Change Challenge

DETOURING!!! Will YOU JOIN JILL, TREAL AND OVER 200 OTHERS FABULOUS & PHENOMENAL WOMEN (AND A FEW CALLED MEN) FOR THE 40 DAY LIFESTYLE CHANGE CHALLENGE?
Purpose: To create a life style change; so that our lives as a whole are more productive and fruitful.  During this period; we will focus on the following areas: Spiritual, Physical and Financial.  It is our goal that after the 40 Day Challenge; transformation will take place and the practices will become custom to our everyday living.  Focusing on these areas will not only help strengthen our spiritual walk, but it will also help us to feel better, live better and spend better.  It’s a WIN WIN!!! This is a Life Style Change not Temporary!!!  The challenge begins 1 May 2013!!!

If you want to be part of this AMAZING, RADICAL CHANGE sign up on the left side of the screen and then start your Action Plan and Accountability Tracker today!  (Attachments are just a sample.  Modify to your personal life). You can access the Action Plan and Accountability Tracker in Excel once you select the link, then go to "file", then select "open with", then select "Google Sheets".

We are SSSSSOOOOO excited you have decided to do life with us for the next 40 DAYS!  GOD IS REALLY GOING TO SHOW UP IN AN AMAZING WAY IN YOUR LIFE!  BEYOND WHAT YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE OR THINK!  JUST TASTE AND SEE! 

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Encouragement for the Soul! A New Attitude!!!!

Hey Sis, you have so much potential and you are destined for greatness!  Don't let situations and circumstances determine your joy, happiness, or your destiny.  Your best days are ahead of you!  

Start life fresh tomorrow!  Wake-up with a new attitude.  If you don't have anyone to encourage you, encourage yourself.  Start speaking and seeing yourself as you want to be rather than as you are.  

Go ahead, write down your vision, write out the characteristics that describe the ideal you. Start tomorrow living with a renewed attitude matter of fact, start TODAY!  Fake it, until you make it (a positive attitude & smile). All day start saying to yourself; I am somebody, my life is worth living, I am a child of the Most High God and He has a plan of prosperity & hope for my future!  Smile as you say this!  Say it 10 or more times.  Say it every time the devil tries to steal your joy.   

Know the devil is defeated.  You just have to arise from your sleeping state and claim the victory.  You may lose some battles but you WILL WIN THE WAR.... 
 
If you have strike on your job with a co-worker or a boss apologize even if it is not your fault.  My great Pastor once said he earned respect of the people he respect, by first giving respect to the people he respect, his elders and people in authority.  Respect is to feel or show honor or esteem, to show consideration or regard.   

Being respectful is accepting direction or guidance from our superiors even when we disagree with the direction.  Being respectful is when someone in authority (Pastor, parent(s), supervisor, someone in higher position than you, Police Officer) tell you something rather it is to correct a behavior, wrong doing or just for FYI is saying simply “Yes, I understand.”, “Okay, Awesome!”  “Next time I will do that.”, “Not a problem”.  Be very careful challenging people in authority. Sometimes less is more.  

The more we say sometimes the more we dig ourselves into a deeper hole.  Being humble is taking the blame when it is not our fault, and not taking credit for what is accomplished.  Being humble is sometimes just being quiet and holding our peace.  Know this HUMILITY comes before HONOR!
I see you as a very talented, educated, creative, outgoing, bold, eager, and beautiful God fearing woman!  Don’t let anyone tell you different!   

No man, no girlfriends, co-workers or etc.  If a guy dares to judge you by your outward appearance be very wary because he is likely a bozo!  A bozo focus on the external of a woman!  A real man, a man worth having will exam your internal.  A good man wants to know that you are a woman of noble character, a woman that is secure and confident, and a woman that has standards and won’t tolerate disrespect.  

Being confident and secure is not how cute we think we are in the mirror.  Being secure and confident is loving yourself just the way you are and not conforming who you are to please or satisfy other people.  

If you want to wash your hair and blow dry it and go to work, do it.  Do it in boldness and be proud about.  If someone says something, stand up and say that’s my natural hair and I love every single curl in it and I am beautiful and confident with my curly puffy hair.  Don’t let other people determine your standard of beautiful.  

For many years I thought I was confident and secure in who I was as a woman and then I realized I would change who I was to please a guy.  Wear make-up, not wear make-up, let my hair grow out, wear certain clothes just as I was directed.  

NO, NO, NO, AND NO!  I have my own mind! I don’t need some bozo telling me how to do me!  Neither do you!  If a man does that or tries to tear down your character it is because he is weak and insecure man and he want you to be weak and insecure.  The devil is a liar!  You are greater than that!  You deserve more than that!  If a man does not honor and respect you, he is a bozo and he is not worth your time.   A man will have sex with a woman that is “beautiful”  but men, great strong men, marry women they respect.


Below are a few links from youtube.com that I wanted to share with you.  Turn that darkness into light.  Pray and asks God to give you a new attitude.  An attitude of hope, an attitude of appreciation, an attitude of joy and peace.  I love you Sis and I believe in you.  You got what it takes.  Go get it!!! 



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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Dating 101: Preparing for Christian Dating

Oftentimes we as women spend too much time preparing ourselves physically for a date or dating experiences and little to no time focusing on the things that really matter.  Check out this video blog to learn how to prepare beyond the physical. If you like this video, post it to your FB, email it to your friends and leave a comment!  Then like our Facebook fan page at Facebook.com/a4jinitiative



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Monday, April 1, 2013

Is He Husband Material?

So as a single woman figuring out if a guy is husband material some times can be challenging but it does not have to be.  In the video we address a question we received from one of our followers about whether or not she should consider this guy she is currently dating as husband material.  He seems to be a "gentleman" and he is " stated he is saved" but he has some blemishes on his track record and she is concerned.  Through our video blog we provide great tips and strategies that can help this young lady and any other single lady make the right choice about who is or is not husband material.  Share this video on your Facebook page with your friends.



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