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Letters as written from God to you for hope & encouragement

Letters as written from God to you for hope & encouragement


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Love Letters     Love Letters is a collection of letters written as if from God to you to bring hope, inspiration and encouragement on a variety of topics.

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The Art of Journaling

The Art of Journaling
By linda Irene

Journal to Express:
God’s activity in your life
Answers to prayer
Memories/ happy times

Rules of Journaling:
Write using a free-flow of words to express yourself without censoring your feelings or worrying about grammar or punctuation—just write.
• Use a separate journal for each type of writing you want to do or put it all in one—the choice is yours.
• Write until you are emptied of the topic on which you are writing at that moment.

Benefits of Journaling:
• Catharsis – emptying yourself of poisonous, negative emotions; writing things you would not or could not say to others to avoid ‘stuffing’ or repressing.
• Emotional & physical well-being – emotions are balls of energy. Unexpressed energy can cross our wires and tangle us up and bog us down. It takes a lot more energy to hold emotions in than to release them. Writing out our emotions or feelings is safe. We can express without fear of hurting anyone.
• Increased energy – unrecognized or unaddressed emotional wounds saps our inner energy reserves and oftentimes results in forms of depression—anger turned inward. Expression frees us up.
• Clarifies perspectives – often after writing situations seem clearer once strong emotions are out of the way.
• Increases decision making skills – writing organizes your thinking and helps make clear your choices and options that help you move forward.
• Personal growth – going back over your journals after a period of time helps you see how far you’ve come. What didn’t make sense then may make sense now.
• Recording happy times makes for good walks down memory lane.
• Comfort- journaling is the best friend you can tell anything to and know it is never repeated or judged.
• Develop creativity in writing – use prompts for ideas on what to write about and to hone writing skills if you aspire to become a writer. Write all you know about a certain topic and describe it in detail using all senses – sight, sound, taste, touch and emotions. For prompt ideas, Google ‘writing prompts’ and you will have plenty of options to choose from.

Happy Journaling!

Fight to Win

by Linda Irene

Life is not without its relationship problems. When people are upset it is usually because they do not feel they are getting what they want. Many times we assume the other person should know, but for clarity’s sake, make your requests known, clearly.

If someone is angry with you:

  • Listen.
  • Listen to what they are saying.
  • Listen for the deeper truths.
  • Getting defensive does not help
  • Listening is the doorway through which love enters

If you are angry with someone:

  • Speak the truth with love – blame, name-calling and criticism are detrimental .
  • Talk it out without raising your voice
  • Don’t threaten- in any form: don’t threaten to leave, don’t threaten divorce – don’t threaten.
  • Don’t say: “you always/ you never” – speak to the situation at hand
  • Guard your words – once they are out, the damage is done

Remember:   You are not in a conflict to have your own way–to win

You are in a conflict for your relationship to win

Count to Ten

It turns out that counting to ten before responding in anger, or any emotion, has scientific validity.

The Amygdala part of the brain, is the integrative center for emotions, emotional behavior, and motivation. It reacts to triggers before the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex part of the brain, responsible for reasoning, kicks in, which may take 10 seconds. Therefore, counting to ten  gives you time to respond rather than react to a stimulus.

Robert Plutchik created the wheel of emotions in order to illustrate the various relationships among the emotions.


The intensity of emotion decreases as you move outward and increases as you move toward the wheel’s center. The intensity of the emotion is indicated by the color. The darker the shade, the more intense the emotion, therefore, anger at its least level of intensity is annoyance, but at its highest, anger becomes rage.

Be slow to speak and slow to anger. (James 1:19, 20),  Reckless words pierce, but the tongue of the wise heals.  (Proverbs 12:18)

The next time you are tempted to hurl sticks and stones, count to ten–save your blood pressure, a friendship and possibly a marriage.

Plutchik Wheel of Emotions







Don’t let the world pass you by…

Sometimes we’re so glued to our devices, we miss out on the amazing things happening right in front of us.

from: ABC News

Today’s Digital Press Releases

Media Relations

Newsrooms have changed dramatically, and traditional news release distribution methods no longer meet the needs of journalists. As new technologies and staff cuts change the way newsrooms operate, journalists are busier than ever. Bloggers also add new challenges and opportunities. Take advantage of this trend by making it easier for the media to pick up your story. Digital news releases are designed to get all the information a journalist or blogger needs — contact links, images, video, backgrounders, bios, social media elements and more — directly into the inbox of your targeted list of journalists.

You will learn:

  • What more than 200 journalists told us in a recent survey regarding press release preferences.
  • What journalists and bloggers really need in-hand to cover your story, and in what format they want it.
  • How to use segmentation and long-lead/short-lead distributions to make your release more effective.
  • How to optimize your digital news release to maximize Web exposure.
  • How to analyze digital new release vendors.



Did You Know? Senior Discounts Available to those who ask

If you are a fan of fast-food restaurants –many offer senior discounts, but you must ask. Before you can ask, you must know about itburger_large, so…here’s a partial list:

Applebee’s 15% off w/ Golden Apple card (60+)

Arby’s 10% (55+)

Burger King 10% (60+)

Chick-Fil-A 10% or free sm. drink or coffee (55+)

Dunkin’ Donuts 10% or free coffee (55+)

Golden Corral 10% (60+)

IHOP 10% (55+)

Krispy Kreme 10% (50+)

Steak & Shake 10% every Mon. & Tues (50+)

Subway 10% (60+)

Wendy’s – 10% (55+)

Whataburger 10% (62+)

** check your local outlets before purchase. Bon appetite


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