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Pastor Gives Proceeds of Book to Local Church

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Pastor Gives Proceeds of Book to Local Church

What happens when the Monster you’re fighting is inside of you?

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Pastor of Mountain View Church in Queen Creek, Arizona turns two time author. His latest book entitled “The Monster Is In Me, The Monster Is Me”is centered around three ideas: Recognizing the enemy, Resisting The enemy, and Rewriting our identity. Daniel Voss is on a mission to help others turn the monster into a masterpiece. As a leader in generosity with a heart to serve, 100% of the proceeds of this book goes right back to the local church.
“For the past 40 years, I have been running from what I thought was a mythical monster, only to discover the monster is real. The monster is in me. The monster is me. I am my own worst enemy. I wrestle daily with the man in the mirror. Dealing with a difficult person in never easy, especially when that person is you.”
∙ The first person to cause me problems is me – self-honesty.
∙ The first person I must change is me – self-improvement.
∙ The first person that can make a difference is me – self-responsibility.
I can’t promise you won’t have any more struggles after reading this book, but I can promise you will have the tools to fight them in a better way and see yourself in a new way.
Turning a monster into a masterpiece is no easy task unless God is on your side. Allow Him to crucify the old you and resurrect a new you. He paid the price of victory so you could live as royalty. So, stare down your fears, shatter your insecurities, and shake off your apathy. Today is a new day. It’s time to defeat the monster within and be the masterpiece God created you to be.
In a day and age where anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts run wild, Daniel shares a timeless truth of what’s beneath the surface will soon surface.
For more information about “The Monster Is In Me, The Monster Is Me” or Mountain View Church contact us via website MV.church or email at info@mv.church
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Faith with Author Kathleen Rooney By Cynthia Brian

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Faith with Author Kathleen Rooney By Cynthia Brian


“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. “Martin Luther King Jr

Hosts Maria Wong and Brigitte Jia interview award winning author, Kathleen Rooney about her book Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk based on the true-life story of one of the most talented and successful ad women for R.H. Macy’s in the 1930s, Margaret Fishback. It took an immense amount of faith in herself and in humanity to be the plucky, outspoken and curious woman she was as she walked her way through New York.
Maria and Brigitte also read Dani Wong’s touching and emotional chapter, The Gift of Faith, from Cynthia Brian’s book, Be the Star You Are!® for Teens.   It is critical to have faith in oneself. When we stay positive, everything works out in time. Faith takes courage and determination to make the impossible possible.  In life, faith helps us overcome the biggest obstacles. The sun is going to shine tomorrow.

Bio: Kathleen Rooney
Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, and a founding member of Poems While You Wait, a team of poets and their typewriters who compose commissioned poetry on demand. She teaches English and Creative Writing at DePaul University and is the author of eight books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including the novel O, Democracy! and the novel in poems Robinson Alone. With Eric Plattner, she is the co-editor of René Magritte: Selected Writings. A winner of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry magazine, her reviews and criticism have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times Magazine, The Rumpus, The Nation the Poetry Foundation website and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago with her spouse, the writer Martin Seay, and her second novel, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, was published by St. Martin’s Press. kathleenrooney.com

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FIT AND FAITHFUL: GUIDELINES FOR PEACE OF MIND By Hemda Mizrahi and Maria DiGiuseppe

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FIT AND FAITHFUL: GUIDELINES FOR PEACE OF MIND By Hemda Mizrahi and Maria DiGiuseppe

Fitness coach and personal trainer Maria DiGiuseppe describes her book, “Fit and Faithful,” as “a personal testimony of faith with professional fitness and nutrition guidance.” Identifying Christianity as a major influence in her life, she shares scriptures that provide universal direction for good health, regardless of your cultural affiliations.

Maria suggests, “we need the same principles, commitment and endurance with regard to our physical body as we do to our spiritual body in order to have good health and peace of mind. Living your life honestly and being mindful of how you influence others is one of the greatest contributions you can make.” She further advises:

ENSURE YOUR COMMITMENT TO CHANGE.
“Repentance or metanoia means, “to turn away from.” What modifications do you need to make to create a healthier lifestyle, such as “turning away” from overeating, excessive drinking, and a lack of discipline? Make these changes and write them down. Practically speaking, we can replace old habits with new ones. For example, instead of watching TV at night for two hours, take a one-hour walk around the neighborhood.  How many days a week can you commit to exercising? Make a pledge to yourself to stick to that plan. Beyond changing habits, commitment is about staying on the healthy lifestyle path! When you are steadfast, even if you lose the weight you want, or are in the best shape of your life, in the face of an upsetting experience or difficult challenge you’ll persevere! There is not a quitting option. If you’re going through a stressful event, the progress you’ve already made may help you to handle it better.

DEVELOP A MINDSET OF PERSEVERANCE.  
“If your life has taken a turn and you have to define a new sense of “normal,” that’s okay. Over time, you may be able to do something that you couldn’t do last year. If someone suggests that something you want to do is out of your reach, that you’re too old, or that it’s too late to accomplish your goals, keep in mind: If you can see it and plan it, you can achieve it!

While we live in a world in which so much is permissible, for some even one glass of wine is not a good idea. Addiction doesn’t mean that you do it daily or can’t live without it. It means that you’re doing something that causes you to suffer adverse consequences and yet you continue to do it. I believe this applies to relationships too. If a relationship only causes pain and stress, it’s probably best to put boundaries in place or get away from it all together. Try not to let the world dictate how you choose to live.

Romans 12:2 guides, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Once you change your patterns and think differently about things, you will start becoming the best version of yourself and live an amazing life!  Pray for direction.”

ENGAGE FAITH AS A STANDARD FOR HEALTH & PEACE OF MIND.
Health is also being able to handle stress. Since some things are out of your control, I’m an advocate of trusting in something bigger than what you can understand. I believed the Bible had all the answers and knew that one day I would get around to reading it, but didn’t realize that I shouldn’t take time for granted. Define your standard today while you have the opportunity. Delineate what you believe. A strong foundation sets norms for how you live spiritually and with regard to good health. As the standard for Christians, the bible offers hope and answers to life’s questions. Matthew 7:7 says, “ask and you will receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened to you.”  

I think people can get caught in a vicious cycle. When one bad situation occurs after another, you might feel that your life is spiraling out of control. This is why I think it’s so important to have faith. It’s the umbrella over everything else. Faith according to Hebrews 11:1 is being certain of what you hope for, and confident of what you cannot see. Look for ways no matter how small, to pick yourself up. Suffering without seeking support can lead to disability and depression. Doctors may not have the answers but there may be other resources available to you, such as counseling or family support.  Don’t give up! Eventually you will see the light that is shining in the dark. Psalm 119:105 states: “your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”  

Maria suggests that following the standard of a “higher power” makes for a disciplined life, much like how athletes train to be their best. She offers the guidance of Corinthians 9:24: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”

As you construct a foundation through which you can uphold your commitment, a mindset of perseverance, and discipline, Maria urges: “When you lack motivation, you can rely on the purpose that God gives you for your life, “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose (Philippians 2:13).”

Listen to my conversation with Maria on “Turn the Page” to learn about the four concepts that she sees as essential for physical and spiritual health.

Counteracting the Nonsense About Bernie Sanders, Patriotism, Faith, Minorities, World Leadership and the Democratic Convention! By Beth Green

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Counteracting the Nonsense About Bernie Sanders, Patriotism, Faith, Minorities, World Leadership and the Democratic Convention! By Beth Green

I am not unaware of flaws in Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party – problems about transparency, money in politics and political expediency. Okay, they are still human and coming out of the old political models. But there’s a lot to celebrate, too, and the nonsense that was spewed about the Democratic Convention – even by admirers – needs to be countered.

1. Bernie Hurt the Party by Waiting so Long to Endorse Clinton

Total nonsense. Bernie Sanders and his supporters have probably saved the Democratic Party, not only in this election, but for the future. First, he captured the majority of young Democratic voters, including many minorities. That means there’s a future for this party. Second, his movement impacted the Democratic Party Platform and gave Hillary Clinton the ammunition to help combat Trump with disaffected white voters, which might save the election. Economic issues had been swept under the rug for too long, and even if the Democrats don’t win this time around, they finally are standing FOR something. And finally, Bernie had the graciousness and common sense to unite with other Democrats to keep the momentum going for the stands Democrats are increasingly embracing, and he did it at the right time, after the victories of the movement supported Hillary to embrace a more progressive stand.

2. The Democratic Convention Hijacked the Republican Party’s Theme of Patriotism

Many Republican commentators remarked that the Democrats stole the theme of patriotism from the Republicans. Again, total nonsense. Is patriotism personified by people who support unjust wars or salute the flag of unbridled capitalism? Or is patriotism personified by people who care for the American people and hopefully all people? Maybe these commentators missed the last two elections where Barack Obama campaigned on a platform of hope and caring for one another? Or maybe they forgot Pete Seeger, the Communist-baited American folk singer who said “This land is your land, this land is my land.” Waving a flag and giving into hawkish foreign policies or pro-business rationalizations is NOT patriotism. America belongs to the people and always has, and patriotism means caring for the people, not the flag. What’s good for General Motors is NOT always good for America, and we’re not buying that definition of patriotism anymore. And propping up dictators for the good of our business interests does not define patriotism anymore either. People need to be angry sometimes and need to express their anger, when they are being ignored, but it’s amazing how more patriotic we sound when all people are included in the conversation and when we share in the power.

3. The Democratic Party Also Hijacked the Republican Party’s Theme of Faith

Commentators made this case, too, and this one blows me away also. Some people seem to think that spirituality is owned by certain Christian sects, but the truth is that faith is a way of being in the world and spirituality is the feeling of connection with all being. I guess these observers have not noticed Rev. Jesse Jackson and other black ministers in the Democratic Party. They haven’t noticed the multitude of other fervently religious people at Party confabs, such as many of the other black delegates, progressive Jews and Sister Simone of the Nuns on the Bus, who spoke at the 2012 convention. I guess people don’t understand that Oneness is the essence of spirituality, and whether you’re a Marxist, a Muslim, a Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Hindu, a follower of indigenous spirituality or none, if you believe in Oneness, you are coming from a deep sense of spirituality. Religion and spirituality belong to no party and no group. And Oneness is the keynote of all true faith.

4. The Republican Party Needs to Reach Out More to Minorities, Like the Democrats Have

No, Republicans, the Democrats are not reaching out to minorities. The Democratic Party is made up of minorities – whether that relates to color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender or anything else. It is time for “us” to stop thinking of “us” as white able-bodied men who have to reach out to “them,” which is the rest of us. Just look at the delegates to the Democratic Convention and you will see how far the Party has come since 1964, when the Mississippi Freedom Democrats, black voices fighting Jim Crow in politics, was refused seating at the Democratic National Convention. The Voting Rights Act of 1965, won by Democrat Lyndon Johnson, was a moment of realignment of the political parties, and the rest is a hard-fought history. At this year’s Democratic Convention, the theme of Stronger Together resonated because it was backed up by the visual representation that the Democratic Party is a party that actually reflects the diversity of our population. And the more the Party actually represents the diversity of our population, united around an agenda that cares for all, the more the party personifies America.

5. To Conclude — & This Is Not Nonsense

The Democratic Party has a unique opportunity to promote the Inner Revolution, the revolution that begins with all of us working hard to live Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support. The only opponent of the Inner Revolution is not the Republican Party, but the ego itself, which believes in separation and self-interest. Its only opponent is the ego in any and all parties that tries to divide us from our natural connection and that encourages us to ignore our accountability for the way we treat ourselves, one another and the very planet. Its only opponent is the ego, which tries to divert us from the reality that we can only truly thrive in a thriving whole, where each one of us is a part of the synergy that makes the world work.

The Inner Revolution seems to be happening in front of our eyes, with families of those killed by the police standing up against the killings of police and police standing up for the proposition that blacks lives matter; with all of us standing up for Muslims and with Muslims standing up for our Constitution. We have a lot more to do to include the disenfranchised, to rewrite the economic game and support all of us who are suffering from the violence, competitiveness and alienation from which we all suffer. But we have come a long way. And let’s each of us continue to do our part and help that Inner Revolution spread and deepen throughout our world. That would make us a true world leader.

Beth Green is founder of TheInnerRevolution.Org, host of Inner Revolutionary Radio on VoiceAmerica.com and creator of Beth Green TV & Radio on YouTube. You can download a free version of Beth’s book Living with Reality atwww.theinnerrevolution.org. And follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we’re building an online community of people who are fighting for a revolution toward Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support.

 

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Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens.

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What do you hope for? What is hope? How can we instill more hope in ourselves and others? Asya Gonzalez, Katelyn Darrow, Maria Wong, Zahra Hasanain, and Brigitte Jia offer variations on the theme of hope.  You’ll hear about how volunteering with a charity offers hope to those less fortunate, books with themes of hanging on to hope, how to heal from the inside out with hope, and the association of hope and art. Personal perspectives, youthful insights, and phenomenal passion is our gift of hope to you. Offer hope to others and you’ll find it in yourself.

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We can exist without faith, but we can’t live without it.  What is faith? How do we find it? How do we keep it? Hosts Asya Gonzalez and Brigitte Gia discuss the gripping, coming of age, and engaging story in the book, Queen of Water, with Book Smart Reporter, Maria Wong.  The conversation highlights how even through terrible, heart and spirit breaking conditions one can be faithful, strong, and survive. Dani Wong’s story, The Gift of Faith from Cynthia Brian’s book, Be the Star You Are!® for Teens is read and analyzed by Asya showing us how even in the darkest times, faith is a beacon of light. In Art Attack, the hosts tackle the role of faith in creating great art, despite setbacks and criticisms.
“Faith invigorates our souls, energizes our minds and shapes our dreams.” Dani Wong
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Souls on their way to our planet earth. Spiritual support through pregnancy & childbirth

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Oct 12, 2015 on VOICE AMERICA WOMEN 2:00 pm PST / Regarding pregnancy and child birth there is already a plethora of publications to choose from, covering all the stages and offering education and insight. To this very day, though, one crucial subject remains largely untouched, consciously so or not: Spirituality.

Let’s be honest here – hardly anybody talks about it. In proportion to the significance it carries for the well-being of the future mother and her yet to be born child, as a society, we don’t give this theme the attention it deserves.

The need to bring spirituality into this rather unexplored corner of life is intensifying. This is a simply so, because the changes and transformation that mankind has been undergoing for quite a while now, are revving up.

So, the issue is not “which faith” and “which religion”, but spiritual knowledge that reaches deep into the areas covering pregnancy and child birth and in this way, complements what orthodox medicine and its holistic counterpart are already bringing to the table.

Now we truly have the chance to leave our mark on both mother and child at such a hugely important time of imprinting.

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Being Social and Grounded in Faith

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Being Social and Grounded in Faith

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Being Social and Grounded in Faith – will be our discussion topic at The Wellness Lounge, A Step Further 9 a.m. E.S.T. Every Monday. This week host Desiree Watson welcomes guest Brittney Parker to the show. Brittney Parker is the founder, host and content creator of BritneyParker.com She is relentlessly spreading her message to empower women and young girls to live an honorable life. The power that she carries draws in her audience, both men and women alike. Brittney Parker also believes that God did not put you on this earth to mimic   or gimmick anyone else. You have a plan and purpose. You need to find your talent, don’t be afraid to use it and be prepared for discouragement — its going to happen. The most important thing in your life would have to be your faith. Without it, you wouldn’t be where you are today.-Tune in for interview on the Wellness Lounge, A Step Further on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment channel.

Faith Belief & Confidence BY SIMRAN SINGH

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Faith, Belief and Confidence have distinctions in where they are in the body, what their foundation is and the degree of Higher Self they tap into. One is grounded in mind… one in heart and one in gut… One has the foundation of fear, the other trust, and the last in knowing. Do you know the difference? 

 

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