Monday, January 31, 2011

Ward Off Illness

          I personally believe that your words have the power to heal. This subject however is the cause of much debate. You guys can hash this out in the comment section. However, I believe that you can speak things into existence. Of course a big part of the debate on this is that for many people the belief is tied to a strong belief in God. I am a christian and I believe God can heal anything. I don't believe that He always chooses to, no matter how hard we pray. My dad was sick with Lou Gehrig's and my grandmother said if he prayed and had faith he would be healed. My dad told her that he had asked to be healed and God had clearly said no. I don't think that comment was angry just resolved.
          However, many people have had miracles happen to them. I will give you one example that happened to people I know. The first was a mom who just gave birth to her second child. Her first child was a few years old and able to talk. This little girl had been told that God existed and prayed but had not went to church or sunday school. She did not know who Jesus was or is at all. When the mom went to wash dishes, she took the newborn in a carrier and sat her in the kitchen floor. The first born girl was running through the house and into the hall. All this seems normal but there was a problem. Let me back up a little. When the newborn was first home and in the crib, there was a loud crash. Something broke. The mom ran into the room expecting to see a rudely awakened baby screaming. Instead she found the baby fast asleep. Later a relative came to visit and started calling out the babies name as soon as she entered the room. The baby did not turn her head. The relative hid behind the baby and spoke into each ear. The baby did not move. Only when the relative moved into the babies sight did it react. The mom finally decided that she had to take the baby to a hearing doctor. But she allowed no one in the family to speak what might be wrong. She would not allow the family to call any relatives and tell them. When she went to the doctor she told him if something was wrong he had to tell her without saying it. After the exam the doctor came in, slowly sat down. and sighed. When he looked at the mom all he said was, "why don't you come back in a few weeks." The mom knew what this meant but didn't voice it. At home no one spoke it. Now go back to the mom washing dishes. The baby is in the floor. The oldest girl is running through the room and into hall. After a moment the oldest girl comes back into the kitchen. She walks up to the baby. She puts her hands on the babies ears. Then she says, "By His stripes you are healed!" She kisses the baby on the head and runs back into the hall. The mom hearing this is startled and yells out the oldest girls name. The baby jerks and starts to cry. The mom picks up the baby to comfort her and runs after the oldest girl. The mom asks why the oldest girl did that to the baby. The oldest girl says there was a man in the hall that told her to do it. She says his name was Jesus. The next doctor's appointment the baby was declared perfectly healthy.
          Can words heal? Can not speaking a sickness prevent or reverse it? Is God somehow involved in the process? I don't have all the answers. Still, there are enough of these stories that I live healthy and say, "I never get sick. I will be 80 years old and climbing mountains! You are only as old as you feel."

Word of Mouth Advertising

          Have you ever been to a movie and hated it? Did you ever tell a friend that you hated it and they decided not to see it? Let's turn that around. Did you ever go see and under advertised movie that rocked? Ever talk a friend into seeing it? Or how about a video game. Did you ever play an awesome game and convince a friend to buy it? Or maybe you went to the new restaurant before any of your friends. How was it? Will you recommend that they get a certain menu item?
          All the examples above are word of mouth advertising. If you like something and tell a friend, you just helped that company. If you don't like it, you just wasted all the money they spent on commercials. Your opinion is a valuable walking advertisement. If you are also a business person you should realize how important word of mouth is and use it to your advantage. For example, I pray that people will like my blog on Facebook. I hope their friends will see it and check out my blog as well. Social networking sites really enhance word of mouth and can get the message to more people in less time.
          However, most people out there are consumers not business owners. So at the very least we should be aware of how our support of different companies and products affects their sales. It is just another example of the power in our words.

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 Friends have a special power in their words. Their relationship with a friend gives their words an even greater power. A lie will cut more deeply. The truth may be hard to hear. It may hurt to realize. But it is more easily heard from a friends lips. Like medicine being given by a loving mom.
          As a friend you can see the other person more clearly than others. As a friend you want to help the other person. You feel a duty to tell them the truth. But at as a friends you also should and want to build up their confidence. To speak positive into them until they find peace with and confidence in themselves. You speak positive into their life because you want it to manifest and be true. But you also speak it into their life because you believe in them and believe it must already be true.
          When you really care about someone and you see that what you said helped them, changed their life, you feel one of the greatest joys that exists. When you help others find the purpose for their life, when they feel their life matters, you feel as if your life matters.


Monday, January 17, 2011


          Have you ever been working and suddenly a song pops into your head. You may singing one line over and over or it may be the whole song. When this happens people have all kinds of ways to get rid of the song. Some people have to find the song and listen to it. Some people have to listen to lots of other songs. One friend of mine says he can't ever get rid of the last song he heard that morning. Therefore, he intentionally picks what song to listen to last. He hopes that it will be the one he repeats all day.
          This is a silly example, but what you hear can never be unheard. What you hear is absorbed at a subconscious level. Even if you listen to a song while you are washing dishes and not paying much attention, your body remembers. You could easily be singing it later and wondering where and when you heard it recently.
          Music usually affects your mood as well. So if your mind is replaying moody and depressed music, you will be depressed. Many people today buy relaxation cd's with soft sounds of the earth to help them fall asleep and sleep deeply. This is because the music affects the way they feel and makes them drowsy. It also continues to affect them on a subconscious level in their sleep.
          I personally recall when I first started my job and sitting in the break room. It was full of people complaining. All that negativity would upset me. After awhile of working there, I noticed that the break room did not bother me as much. Slowly a friend began to point out my thought process. I began to realize that I had become much more negative. Hearing all of those complaints had subconsciously affected me. Now if I sit in the break room I try to be a voice of positive.
          I have also personally been watching what I let myself hear. I listen to cd's in the car that are from inspirational people like John Maxwell. I let myself constantly hear things that grow me as a person. At home when I'm doing house work, I listen to inspirational music. Songs with lyrics like, "tonight's going to be a good night" or songs like "Ride of Your Life" from "What A Girl Wants."
          So remember that just as much as what you say and see will manifest in your life, so will what you hear.  

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


          This topic is a touchy one. People don't like to be told what to do. They especially hate being told that they are doing something wrong. It is even uglier if they think the person correcting them is guilty of the same crime and not admitting it. Well my friends, I admit that I am guilty of this very thing as well. That is why it was on my mind to share. Although I dislike writing about this topic just because it is negative, I must for that same reason. Words have power. We must not only harness the power of positive words in our life but seek to cleanse our words/life of negative.
          There are other reasons to stop cussing as well. If you are cussing it means you are upset and therefore you are focusing on negative. When you focus on negative it changes your perspective from blessings to the glass is half empty. If you keep that perpective long enough, it will cause you to expect negative and you get what you expect. Also, if you endeavor to stop cussing you will be more conscious of your words in general. You can use that awareness to evaluate the accuracy of the things you tell yourself and others about yourself. Lastly, cussing is considered unprofessional and some supervisors will consider that fact heavily when promoting employees.  
           Christians know that they are not supposed to be cussing. Col 3: 5-8 says, "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourself of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips."
          Maybe you are thinking, "Thanks MOM!" Or maybe you are thinking that you already knew everything I just told you. The point was not to educate you. It was to remind all of us, myself included, that this is not something to blow off. We shouldn't just wave it away and say, "yeah i know...sigh". This is something we should truly endeavor to change in all our lives.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Wealth vs. Lack

          There are two ways that you can look at life. You can either see the glass half empty or half full. Most people already know this phrase. What the don't know is, which ever way you see the glass is the glass from which you will drink.
          Have you ever bough a new car, let's say a Subaru Outback, then it seems like you see them everywhere you go? Whatever you focus on is what you will receive. Whatever you speak will come into existence. If you say that you are broke and think of yourself, which is saying inside your head, as broke, you will be broke. If you think of yourself as richly blessed, you will be.
          Many people are overweight and out of shape. Many of those same people know that it is unhealthy and that they should change. But they are comfortable. They like eating pasta and cheesecake. It is much easier to sit at home and watch tv while eating Doritos. Frankly, while they know they should care about being healthy, they don't really care. They have accepted themselves as being that weight and accepted that lifestyle. As long as they see themselves that way, they will remain that weight. It is the vision of a skinny healthy person with a completely different lifestyle they must see before they will change. 
           Whatever you see, say, think, and focus on is what you will have. You can see the glass half empty or you can have a blessed life. Chose your words carefully!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


          Some of you are probably wondering why I have not posted lately. The reason is simple. Time. My dad passed recently and I have been busy and emotional. I wanted to wait till I could reflect on the events and learn something before I posted a blog.
          I am glad I waited because I learned two valuable things I wanted to share with my readers. One is that in every hard thing we go through, there is an opportunity for us to be blessed. We only have to look for that blessing and accept it. The second is what it truly means to live a life of no regrets.
          I learned that with my dad passing I would be blessed in several ways. One way is that I would renew ties with family and friends that I had not seen in a decade. Another blessing was that I was moving into the stage of my life where I would have a family of my own. It is not that I am married yet or that I am having a baby. However I have spent two years of holidays with my boyfriends family. His dad has accepted me and been wonderful while I was grieving over my dad. I have been cooking for my boyfriend's family functions. We talk about getting married soon. It just feels like my life is heading that direction. Still I connected with a lot of my dad's side of the family that I hadn't seen in a long time. I made a decision to honor dad's love for them. I'll honor him by being closer to those relatives. 
          When dad passed I saw all the people who were there for me and realized how many blessing I had in my life. I accepted them and made a decision to be a blessing back to those people. Dad also made me realize if you want to love someone and bless them, one great way to do that is with your words.  You tell them you love them and make them laugh. People may know that they are loved but they need to hear it and see it in your eyes when you say it. No one ever doubted my dad's love. He told you all the time. He would do anything for you. He could make anyone laugh. He lived a life of no regrets.
          I used to think living with no regrets meant doing everything right. Now I know that it means taking the risk of making a mistake because you never let an opportunity slip by. No regrets means never wishing you had said or done something. It means telling people how you feel. It means going after what you want with all you have! If you make a mistake you learn from it and move on. Don't regret taking action. Existing without ever living is what you should regret!