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WomanUp is coffee talk that's sophisticated, authentic, relative and on the upside - while reamaining true to biblical principals.


The world around us can be cold and empty, but God promised to send us a Comforter to coach us through life...from faith-to-faith....


Tell your story..... we're listening. Share your "real" and own up to it.... then head towards what God really wants for you. His plan is always much-much better...


ETTM


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OUR HEALTH IS OUR WEALTH!

Posted on April 13, 2019 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello Sisters!

Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control reported data from 2011-2013 - that around 7.6 % of black women have heart disease, (compared to 5.8 % of white women and 5.6 % of Mexican-American women) and around 46 of every 100,000 black women died from strokes, (while 35 of every 100,000 white women died)....and while white women's diabetes diagnosis rate is 5.4 per 100, that number is higher for black women (9.9 per 100).


So,  Black Woman... why?  ...and a better question would be: WHAT can we do to change those stats?  Is it just poor diet choices, no exercise and/or a lack of education about our own health.??  I venture to say "it's a little bit of it all".   Well, if you are like me, then we need to be honest with ourselves, get rid of the excuses and ask God to forgive us for bad stewardship of our bodies and our health. Ouch!!!!!  


Now, here's the good news: God is merciful and gives us power, even creative power to take control of our lives and be intentional about good health for ourselves and our communities .


OUR HEALTH IS OUR WEALTH!

  • Deut 8:18 says: but you shalt remember the Lord thy God; for it is He that gives you power (capacity, ability,) to get wealth (success, prosperity, abundance) that He may establish His covenant which He swore unto your fathers, as it is this day.

You and I have the power to change our future health outcomes and it starts today by making  one decision at a time.  You've heard the old saying "Rome wasn't built in a day"... well change may take a few tries... but we can't stop moving in the direction of change - especially for our health and wellness.   


CALL TO ACTION:
I am making a fresh new commitment to myself and to you... I will make better healthy food choices, be intentional with including leafy greens and fresh fruits to my daily diet, drink more water to cleanse and hydrate my body, excercise at least 20 minutes a day, and especially spend time in prayer and worship daily,.  Then at the end of the day cast all my cares to our Heavenly Father, in Jesus name - and go to sleep.  


Will you join me???


Chime in.......

ETTM

"GRACE GIRL"!

Posted on September 8, 2018 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Written by TTM (2015)


Have you ever felt like life was just passing you by while all you do is work, church, school, kids, ministry, etc? It’s imperative that we keep moving because we have to get ahead, right? I myself have felt like a virtual office is living in my head trying to keep all the things I need to complete on track, only to realize the demand is exhausting or at times, even overwhelming. Furthermore, for the last 30 days, I was told by my employer, we cannot cover payroll due to federal funding shortages, but to please stick it out with us. The way this translated to me was: work overtime, come early-time/stay late, get the job done and we will pay you as soon as we can… In other words, work, toil, struggle, and keep fighting to get ahead, perhaps it will pay off after a while. Is this familiar in some way to you too? Trying to get ahead is like the new job in itself.


Well, thank God for the still small voice that speaks to our hearts reminding us, as frequently as needed, that His GRACE is available, every-time… all the time. GRACE is simply God’s ability and strength living inside of your most inner-being to support you beyond the toil, struggle and exhaustion of work-life. It’s God’s strength that keeps you moving upstream when the world around you is moving down stream. As I glace over my life, I can see where GRACE has been at work all along… I am a GRACE-GIRL (GG).


A GG is a state of inner-being and inner balance in this regard: its, when you have overcome many obstacles and you finally embrace your own skin and say to yourself “I am smart, poised, articulate, independent, stylish and full of vibrancy. But at the same time, you also accept your flaws, limitations and personal arguments because you’ve recognized that life is a series of chapters and milestones that no one can live out alone. It takes GRACE!


The beauty of GRACE is that it supersedes human effort and toil - it becomes supernatural strength swaddled in great peace. The bible says in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Jesus Christ that strengthens me”. This strength begins and ends with fully trusting in the Holy Spirit to help you manage the many waves and demands of a busy work-life and all your provision… Here are two scriptures that might help:

• Proverb 3:5 (KJV) - trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding, but in all you ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.

• Philippians 4:19 – my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.


The GG is persuaded that God is her one true source and sustainer of life and with Him, she will always rise to the top. Your plate might be full, like mine (responsibilities, ministry, family, etc.,) but keep trusting God for His GRACE to rest upon your life for all provision, creative energy, and stamina during the most demanding times. God loves you and His GRACE will see you through.



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