Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve (Thought For Today - 12/31/08)

I want to take this special opportunity to wish you a very blessed and Happy New Year's Eve. I hope you are able to fully enjoy the ending of 2008 and welcoming 2009 with your family and friends. And, I pray you experience safety, peace and joy of our Lord during this day!

Much love,

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Yoga Style Fitness Bootcamp on January 17 in Arlington!

Hey, I would love for you to be part of this . . .

Yoga Style Fitness (Joseph Stingley) and Velociti Fitness League want you to experience the power of an all day Yoga bootcamp retreat. This bootcamp is for people of all abilities. Attendees will learn how to get the absolute most from regular Yoga workouts. This bootcamp will benefit you for years to come!

Date: Saturday, 1/17/2009
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $99* - Lunch and Dessert Included!


Velociti Fitness League
3533 Marathon Street
Arlington, Texas 76013

817.276.0708 <- Call to register now!

Your day will consist of:

Yoga Style Fitness asana sessions
Time to relax your mind
Hands-on alignment and pose demonstration
An opportunity to get to know yourself on a more intimate level by journaling about your day’s events
A delicious and healthy meal (vegetarian by request)
A Q&A session and post-practice treat
This day will be devoted to YOU, so you don’t miss out!

Agenda (subject to change):

8:00 am Check-In
8:15 am Opening
8:30 am Walking & Guided Meditation Session
9:00 am Yoga Practice (2 hr)
11:15 am Guided Journaling Session
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Yoga Practice (2 hr)
3:15 pm Guided Journaling Session
3:45 pm Closing / Q&A

* The $99 price is good only before the day of the bootcamp. Space permitting, last minute registrations may be accepted on the day of the bootcamp at $119 each. However, to ensure that this is a wonderful experience for all attendees, we are limiting this bootcamp to the first 35 registrants, so call today! Register and pay by phone by calling Velocity Fitness League at 817.276.0708. Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. Cancellations up to and including January 1 will receive a full refund. After that and until January 10, you will be refunded $50 for each registration cancelled. No refunds will be made following January 10, so please let us know on or before that date if you will not be able to attend.

Much love,

Thought For Today - 12/30/08

As we look forward to 2009, think about your covenant of peace. The precious blood and suffering of Jesus entitles you to live in a state of wholeness, completeness and well-being.

It is an insult to Jesus’ sacrifice to settle for anything less. You can live your life experiencing peace on a day-to-day basis as you abide in Him, keeping God’s promises in your heart and in your mouth.

Others may be frightened or anxious by the things that are happening around them, but you don’t have to be. Time and time again God has proven His faithfulness to deliver His people from danger.

What a privilege we have through God’s covenant of peace – the ability to live whole. A life where nothing is missing, nothing is broken.

Much love,

Monday, December 29, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/29/08

Once you accept the fact, your life will be forever changed since finding Jesus. You will not longer be satisfied to just sit around whining and wishing things were different. You will want to step up to the position of authority that was given you by Jesus to take your rightful place beside Him and learn to operate the way He does. If you do this – you will never be the same, including your world.

Much love,

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/28/08

If you settle in your heart that living a life of love is worth everything, then you will settle every issue of your life. Love will assure you of your salvation. Love will deliver you from every deception of darkness. Love will make your family a world-changing force in the earth. Love will heal your body when you begin to realize it is the very force of your life!

Love will draw you to prosperity because God is not a liar – every seed you sow out of love for Him and for the people of this world will come back to you in uncontainable harvest. Love will direct your steps, where you live, and where you find your church family. Love will guide your decisions and allow you to trust them too!

I personally make my decision based on the covenant of love. I rest and relax in my decisions, knowing I have made them within the parameters and on behalf of love.

I encourage you today to get alone with God and settle it – whatever it is!

Much love,

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/27/08

I pretty much live my whole life by faith. But, faith is a process. Yet, faith is actually very simple, and when applied it has power to affect anything and everything in our lives.

Faith is the force that gives substance – or tangibility – to the intangible. Faith makes real to us what we otherwise could only hope for. The realities of the unseen come into the reality of the seen through faith.

Faith is alive and relevant. It is also spiritual law so it operates with all the same precision and predictability of natural laws, like gravity. The difference between spiritual laws and physical laws is this: Spiritual laws control natural ones. The force of faith finds its parameters in the “law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus” (see Romans 8:2). When activated, it will trump the “law of sin and death” and give substance to life, every time! That means healing over sickness, love over hate and peace over fear.

Much love,

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/26/08

It is time to walk in the blessing of God’s love and be His instrument of blessing in the earth.

God can take you from anywhere to total victory. He can give you success and bless you with abundance no matter what kind of mess you are in. You may owe so many people; they are looking for you on every corner. But God will help you. He will deliver you. He will get you out of debt. He will heal your body. He will restore your marriage. He will bring your children into His Kingdom.

Don’t throw your life away – give it away. Give it to Jesus and give it to other people!

In Jesus, YOU become the gift this Christmas – celebrating Him!

Much love,

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas! (Thought For Today - 12/25/08)

Today is Christmas Day!

The miracle of all miracles happened the first Christmas night when God love us so much that He gave His only Son (see John 3:16).

If you have not already received His Son - do it now! Even in the world in all that is going on recognizes that this is the season of God showing us His love.

Just believe the immeasurable love that God - His Son has for you. If God didn't, then He would not have bothered to send you Jesus!

So today, believe the love. Receive it. Keep yourself in it. As you do this, know that darkness will not be able to touch you!

Merry Christmas
Much love,

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Prayer For You - Christmas Eve (Thought For Today - 12/24/08)

A Prayer For You

Father God, this Christmas season, I pray for all that I'm connected and associated to and with. Let them know that the real Christmas Gift is Jesus himself - that the real "joy to the world" is making Jesus Christ the Lord of their lives and taking that Gift to the rest of the world.

Father God, help these ones that I love to keep Jesus in their Christmas and not let worldly things overshadow the true reason for this season.

I pray a special blessing and protection over those who are stress and pressure at this time of year. I pray that they will know that You - they can trust with their lives. Help them to know that true peace can only come from being connected with You.

Father God, let Your peace flow into them and do a mighty work in them and encourage their hearts this day.

I pray that this will be the best Christmas they have ever had - that they experienced Your presence with the most joy, the most peace, the most good, the most blessing, and the most healing! AMEN!

Much love,

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/23/08

Did you know that you don't have to stay with a problem more than 24 hours? If you want to have a pity party - do it. But, at 12:01 AM the next day - let it go. Give it to God. In other words - clean house of that problem - clear it out! Release your faith on the matter. It does work! I tried it.:)

Much love,

Monday, December 22, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/22/08

As we are only a few days from Christmas, let me ask a question. What do you want this Christmas? I know there will and can be many, many different answers to the question. The thing I want most is God’s master plan for my life! I want it to totally unfold in 2009 (the first quarter would really be great). :)

I am raising my expectation for Christmas. I believe for God incredible treasures to be poured upon me. I believe for joy, health, love, and freedom from fear, favor and everything I can ask or think of, including finances.

I no longer live in the past. Today is my day to find out just how much God loves me. He is my Father. And just like a loving parent, God is always planning something great and electrifying for me! I know that God believes in me. My future is vibrant and full of His favor. I will continue to accept this truth everyday. Will you? I’m looking for 2009 to be my best year yet!

Much love,

All Day Yoga Bootcamp!

Yoga Style Fitness (Joseph B. Stingley) & Velociti Fitness League presents an All Day Yoga Bootcamp! This Yoga bootcamp is open to All Levels.

Your day will consist of:
Yoga-style asana sessions.
Time to relax your mind.
On-hands alignment and pose demonstration.
An opportunity to get to know yourself on a more intimate level by journaling about your day's events.
You will also be treated to a delicious and healthy meal (vegetarian by request).
Your journey will conclude with a Q&A session and a post practice treat.
This day will be devoted to YOU, so you don't want to miss out!
Come and Experience the Power!!

Schedule includes the following:
8:00 am Check-In
8:15 am Opening
8:30 am Walking & Guided Meditation Session
9:00 am Asana Practice (2 hr)
11:15 am Guided Journaling Session
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Asana Practice (2 hr)
3:15 pm Guided Journaling Session
3:45 pm Closing / A & Q

Date: Saturday, 1/17/2009
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
COST: $99 Lunch and Dessert Included!

Space is limited. Register now at the front desk of Velociti Fitness League by calling 817-276-0708

The address is:
3533 Marathon Street
Arlington, TX 76013

Special Note:
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The registration fee will be $99, $119 at the door if spots available.
Your spot will not be reserved until your entire registration fee has been paid.
No partial payments will be accepted.
Cancellations up to and including January 1 will receive a full refund.
After that and until January 10, you will be refunded $50 for each registration cancelled.
No refunds will be made following January 10, so please let us know on or before that date if you will not be able to attend.

Much love,

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Movie - "Seven Pounds"

Hey, I went to see the movie "Seven Pounds" Sunday night. One comment - I cried like a baby!

Much love,

Thought For Today - 12/21/08

Today is Sunday. Happy Sunday to you!

I want to talk briefly about love today. There are so many people in the world that are hurting or suffering from the lack of love. The world is full of mean and angry people. And, when people come around Christian, they should feel so much love that they are overwhelmed!

I taught my first Yoga class in April 2004. From the very first day and from that day forth I pray over every class I teach. I pray that the love of God will surround me, dwell in me and spill out from me that everyone I come in contact with will experience God. They will experience LOVE.

I’m actually probably the only display of God that many I come in contact with will ever experience. Many will not set foot in a church building. So, I bring love (God) to them – everyday!

God has given us the way to have heaven on earth. We are to walk in His fullness and His likeness. It is our responsibility to be a blessing to people while we are here on this earth.

Let the love of God be King in your life. Imitate the Father!

Much love,

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/20/08

Today is Saturday.

This weekend - starting today - be a blessing to the people around you. Treat them with kindness and goodness - especially during this holiday season (people really need it)! With these forces at work in your life you will find all the power you'll ever need to love everyone - including those that are unkind to you.

Much love,

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/19/08

I received this a few weeks ago from one of the Yoga students that attends class. I felt it was appropriate to put it in a "Thought For Today."

Thanks Susan. Enjoy.
Much love,

"Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you..." Thank you,and yes, yoga has changed my life. I am much calmer and less irritable. Susan

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/18/08

Repent and receive!

The other day I heard the Lord (God) say to me that many health problems are associated with lack of water. There are days that I know I have not had enough water. Those are also the days that I'm tired and feel blotted.

I clearly remember about fifteen years ago I was getting ill several times during the year with sinus problems. One day I called my doctor to see if he would prescribe me medication to help with the sinus. He asked what color was the mucus. I told him it was a bright yellow. The doctor said I should increase my water intake and call him back in a day or two if the mucus had not changed. After drinking water for one day the mucus changed back to being clear.

Water is the only substance I know of that is not an addiction. Soft drinks, tea, coffee, and the list goes on regarding liquids beside water are addicted. Yet, water is so challenging for so many to drink.

God also revealed to me that water is like His Holy Spirit - people don't like to take it in. Something to think about?

Today, make a decision to increase your current water intake and see if you begin to feel better. Along with that increase your God intake too. Repent and receive!

Much love,

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/17/08

With so much going on and now especially since the holidays are here. Many individuals are not being content with what is going on in their lives. Let us, including myself find contentment.

Look at each day with peace, faith, hope and especially love – knowing that while things will happen, situations will come up, we have the ability in any circumstance life brings to deal with it. The challenges we face will disappear. We will become secure, at peace with others and ourselves in this life.

Much love,

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/16/08

Every now and then when teaching class, I hear a sound that is familiar, a sound of someone falling from being in a headstand. I generally don’t rush over to see what happen or if they are ok. Why? Falling is part of learning headstand. The students get up and try the headstand again and again until they can stay there until I say come down.

This lesson of falling is one that the students can take off their mat and apply to other areas of their lives. In headstand one learns where the balance truly is – and this is where you learn to also trust – let go – find your edge. Actually, if you do not find balance, trust, etc. in the simple Yoga poses – you will not find it in the more difficult poses. Trust me on this – I have personal experience. (Smile).

In poses such as headstand, I always tell students or show them how to exit the pose. For example, when falling out of headstand – tuck your chin and roll down gracefully rather than flip over into an unexpected backbend or worse on top of another students (which has also happen).

Now, taking this off your Yoga mat, you must develop trust in yourself. You must trust that you have all that you need to support any situation that occurs in your life. Trust that you are safe in your decision and you are growing, moving forward and prospering. And, when it comes to fear – you have none. You don’t manage fear – you get rid of it!

Fear and failure (including falling in headstand) are in the past. Your success, prosperity is now!

Much love,

Monday, December 15, 2008

Patricio Rivera - Another Yoga Baby!

Hey, we have yet another Yoga baby born. Sergio & Tracy Rivera are the proud parents of Patricio.

He was born on Wednesday, November 12. Tracy, his mother was faithful to her Yoga practice during the pregnancy up until only a few days before Patricio was born. I'm so looking forward for Tracy's return to class and soon. (smile)

Enjoy the picture of Patricio. Wow, just looking at the pictures makes me want to have more children. (smile - I am)

Much love,

Thought For Today - 12/15/08

This week - make it a point to tell someone about the love of God. Start praying for them and living right before them so they will know the difference between light and darkness.

You can't win anyone by sinning with them!

You will continue to think and behave like the world until you change your thinking to agree with God. Change your mind and you will change your life. It is that simple.

Much love,

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/14/08

Today is Sunday.

Many are attending churches or their place of worship this morning. Yet, many that are attending various locations to worship this day are not in union with one another. They play various roles during the week. And, Sunday morning is yet another role that people play or live. Only when Christians become “one” and not fight each other will there be revival fire. God knows we need it!

I believe if Christians would use or approach life through the practice of Yoga – we would see revival fire. Yoga is a practice of union. Yoga teaches that we are connected to others – no matter if they live on the other side of the world, speak another language, or even hold different beliefs. We are all affected or should be affected when tragedy occurs, etc.

The only thing I have found in the Bible that we are to fight is “the good fight of faith.”

Let us not just talk love – but let us demonstrate it as we give to those in need – including financially. Pray for people. Send positive loving kindness thoughts their way.

Let us come together with compassion and find someone you can be of assistance to. And, they just might be of a different religion, speak a different language and have different beliefs than you.

Much love,

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/13/08

The weekend is back again. And, there are only a few days left for Christmas shopping. From what I can see – shopping is in full swing. For many this is a time of joy. While for others it is a time of being overwhelmed with parties with unhealthy food, gift giving, late night and stress – just to name a few.

For the past few years during this time of the season I have asked myself can I approach the holiday season in the spirit of Yoga – being present in the moment only? Can I remain calm in the mist of hustle and bustle? Can I have peace in the whirlwind of?

The question I've been asking myself lately is simply this: Can I approach the holiday season in the spirit of yoga? Can I find calmness amid the bustle? Can I find peace and joy in the whirlwind of purchasing material good?

This year I have decided to celebrate Christmas – this season of holiday by not actually giving material gifts as I have in past times. I’m going to make spiritual commitments to increase the gift of God’s love toward first – myself, family and friends and to those I come in contact with who I don’t know.

Just maybe, this can catch and others will begin to do the same – search and find the true meaning and spirit of Christmas. It’s really all about peace, happiness and the love of God.

Much love,

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/12/08

I have made so many mistakes in my life. But, the mistakes have humbled me in so many ways – molding me to become the person who would do the right thing if given the chance again.

I know who I am today. I am presence. I know more about the love of God and how to walk, live and breathe in it. My experiences have helped me to be better prepared for the future.

The mistakes I made were teachers and my responsibility was to learn from them. And, the most important thing I found out in making mistakes is that God is not waiting around with a BIG bat to hit me with because of the mistakes I’ll made.

Instead, God is there – waiting to heal me, not punish me, but to correct my path – my thinking. He does not want me to pay, but to change and follow His instructions and directions.

Let me close with this verse found in Hebrews 12:2 . . .

Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. . .” (AMP Version)

Much love,

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/11/08

As you begin each day - your mind is ready to receive new impressions. Your task? Make sure you let the impressions be positive!

If you want a crabby day – start off with listening to, reading or watching the news. Be sure to take notice of the headlines. Take note on how the stock market is doing too. Also, grab a cup of coffee.

If you want a great day – spend time with God!

Yes, its’ that simple.

Much love,

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/10/08

The more we try to work or fix things in our lives – the more they become unworkable or unfixable. Things, situations, circumstances are working themselves out – this very second. All we (I included myself) have to do is be present, love God, love you and just let things happen naturally and in Divine order.

Are you tired of resisting? Are you tired of fighting? Are you tired of even trying to understand what is happening to you? I am!

Let God lead you. Let His Spirit lead you. Let us get to a place where we can be quiet and learn how to just trust God that we are where we are supposed to be.

We don’t have to have 100% or be 100% ready. Move forward with the 85% and let the other 15% come as you move forward.

Much love,

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/9/08

Today – be present. Stay in the moment. Here is where you will find success and prosperity! When we try to anticipate the future or look back at the past, we become overwhelmed, tired and without energy.

The past has hurt, sickness, darkness, and unbelief – just to name a few. The future can cause turmoil in your spirit when thinking about commitments, plans and vision of where we want to go. It will ruin the moment you are in NOW!

Be present – stay present. Let the past stay there. Let the future happen naturally as you move into place.

Much love,

Monday, December 8, 2008

Conversation With Me

The past few days I spend time with individuals who needed my ear. Now that the holidays are upon us - many are experiencing loneliness or their mind goes back to a familiar love which is no longer. One such conversation went as follows. I will try my best to write the words that were stated.

"I felt in love with a woman not too long ago. I’m still in love with her. Our minds became one. Our spirits became one. I knew and understood her body more than any man before or after. Our hearts were pure. We were happy. We were and stayed focus on each other without trying.

If only for one day I could touch, taste, smell, and be in her presence again. The benefit would last. My love for her is absolutely pure, absolutely celibate, absolutely honest

In conclusion of our conversation - my advice to him was to release her from his heart. Due to the mere fact they are not together indicates it was not to be. I advised him if he wanted to find the perfect mate for himself, he would need to completely empty, erase, delete his feelings for her.

I also stated he would need to allow God to come into his heart and bring healing. Before he could move forward with the perfect relationship for him - he would need to be healed of his emotional and spiritual connection or any other with her completely.

He agreed. I know you reading this blog may in some way be able to relate to him. So, the advice to him is also for you!

Much love,

Thought For Today - 12/8/08

The other day I had a friend tell me that he fears that something is bad going to happen to him. I asked the question why? He went onto explain that everything in his life was going great. He had just gotten a big raise and promotion on his job (see you can yet prosper during this time of financial crisis in the world). His home life was great. He and his family were in great health and the list goes on.

I know many just like him – fearing the unknown. As I talked more with this friend, I found he was yet living in his past – where things did happen that were bad, terrible and traumatic when things had seem like they were going good in his life.

So, he as many others are – full of fear and dread, even while things are going great for them. They worry that the worst that could happen – will happen. They begin to believe that it is most likely waiting for them – just around the corner – so to speak. The bad, dread and traumatic things are ready to steal their joy, their peace and money.

In short, come to grips with fear. Then, get rid of it! Let go of the negative energy. Stop punishing yourself. Look at life as being on your side. Trust life. Believe in joy and peace for everyday that you live from now on.

Fear will ruin your life. It will take your joy and peace and your money!

Much love,

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/7/08

Today is Sunday - the first day of the week. Many people I run into are not happy. As I listen intensively to them talk about this subject, I find that most people are attached to things and or other people. They expect things or people to bring them happiness.

What I have found to be true in the clearest sense is happiness inside of you. Another note with this is the way you look at happiness will affect your spiritual walk.

Everyone, including myself wants to be happy. However, few and I mean few people find it. Having God be the center of your life will bring happiness – not things or people. The Bible states, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” That is so true. When God is your joy, He is your strength. This happiness is reflected on your face when people see you. When people see you smiling and happy, they too, will begin to feel happy and smile back.

I have found no one can ever give us happiness or unhappiness. But God can and will. Lets’ start this week off with a BANG! Get some happiness and joy in your life. Smile too.

Much love,

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/6/08

Ok, the weekend is here. Today is Saturday.

With the entire financial crisis going on in the world, you might want to hold on tightly to your money. You might even say, I going to just hold onto my money – especially now. I’m sure some of you reading this blog have been during this sort of thing for years. You didn’t just start it now.

Well, if you really want to tap into the riches of God today, you have to make up your mind that you will be a blessing to others. No matter what the world’s financial situation is – you will bless others. And, before you do know it, you will be receiving more from God than you could ever dream.

This is what happened to me years ago. I decided to be a giver. I developed a life-style of giving. Today, I literally “live to give.” And, I don’t mind telling YOU! God unloads blessing on me big time and all the time!

God will do the same for you if you will do what I have done. Lay down your time and your money and your love for those who need it. Become a giver – and God will take pleasure in prospering you!

Why not start this weekend?

Much love,

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/5/08

Have you ever notice that certain foods put you in certain moods?

A few times during the month, I generally go out to lunch or dinner with a few of the students that attend Yoga classes I teach. I have been gluten and wheat free going on for several months now. I have been a vegetarian for several years too.

On many occasions I’m asked will Yoga change one’s eating habits. My answer is YES! Absolutely! Look at me – I’m a living witness.

I can’t say when it will happen, but it will. As you continue your Yoga practice, you will begin to look at food different. You will find yourself eating more foods that are what is called “alive.” Such as fresh fruits, vegetables – eating food immediately after it has been harvested – not after freezing or storing.

Yoga has also given me wisdom in avoiding overeating – especially during the holidays.:) Really, what and how you eat, your approach to eating can and will affect your moods, your health, your Yoga practice and even your spiritual relationship or practice.

If you need more info on this – I would love to share my experiences.

Much love,

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Another Yoga Baby!:)

I met Leanne and John a little over a year ago at the 24HF - Valley Ranch location. Leanne already had a Yoga practice before she became pregnant with Sarah. Leanne went through her entire pregnancy with taking Yoga classes (not prenatal classes - but power Yoga classes) 1-2 times per week. Sarah is the I believe number 8 or 9 in regards to members having babies that attend classes I teach within the last year.

Below is an email I received from Leanne and John. I also attached pictures of baby Sarah.

Much love,

Hello Friends & Family,

We are adjusting to our new lives a little more everyday. Our nights having been going pretty well and I am still trying to figure out how to get anything done during the day but we are doing well.

We are looking forward to our first road trip to East Texas for Thanksgiving where Sarah will be meeting her Uncle & Aunt along with cousins and other relatives.

Attached are a few recent pictures – the color one is from today (11/25), and the others are from this past weekend. As you might can tell from the picture her hair is looking a little reddish – that could be courteous of John’s maternal grandmother and great grandmother - time will tell.

We hope that all have a great Thanksgiving Holiday, and safe travels.

Much Love,
Leanne, John & Sarah

Thought For Today - 12/4/08

Fear of poverty is all in your mind – nothing else! But, with this state of mind – is sufficient to destroy any chance you might have of achieving anything.

The fear of poverty will paralyze your ability to reason. It will destroy your ability to imagine. It will kill your independence. It will discourage your ideas. It will destroy any ambition you might every have. These are ONLY a few things fear of poverty can and will do!

But, look at one of the scriptures of the Bible that speaks to fear.

2 Timothy 1:7 (Amplified Bible)
"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control."

Need I say anymore?

Much love,

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/3/08

Some of you may know this, but it is worth repeating. The only real secret to getting ahead in the world is putting the Word of God as number one in your life. When you actually understand this - it might just become the greatest revelation you have ever had!

The Word of God (the Bible) is not just a history book. It is a manual for living a successful, healthy and prosperous life. It has answers for EVERY situation that can occur in your life. Over 30 years ago, I decided to read and discover what it was all about.

It would take me years and years to write or even talk about the things - the great things that took place in my life because of spending time in the Word. Spending daily time in the Word is like investing in the stock market, etc. However, this investing in the Word of God is much different than any other investing. You will ALWAYS receive a return - more than what you could ever imagine.

Take today and start investing in your life - put the Word of God first. The investment will soon be paying off in every area of your life.

Much love,

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thought For Today - 12/2/08

You are the prophet of your destiny!

If you resent the wealth of another – even to the point of having thoughts of being jealous toward them for their wealth – you are not only hurting yourself – but you are actually depriving yourself of wealth. God has given us the ability to get power and wealth. As you bless and wish others success with their wealth – you will receive.

God governs and guides me. I meditate on whatsoever things are true, honest, just, lovely, and of a good report. I mediate on these things and God’s power and ability is with my thoughts. It is transferred to me! I am at peace. Why? Because I am prosperous (spirit, mind, body), on top (not on the bottom), blessed going out, coming in, rising up and laying down. So are you!

Much love,

Monday, December 1, 2008

My Weekend - November 29 - 30

Hey, I trust everyone had a great, safe and prosperous weekend. I want to share a couple of important things that happen this weekend.

Saturday Afternoon:
I spent a little time with one of 24HF members who attends Yoga classes I teach. She is leaving Texas – moving to LA as Director of Operations for the company she works for – SkinzWraps, Inc.

We had a great lunch at Grand Lux Café at the Galleria in Dallas, TX. The food was amazing! With the little time I spent with Tamara, I found her to be a very loving, caring and compassionate person. Her personality matched with her skills has set her far and above any competition in her current field of work or any organization that she could work for. She has the nature that allows her to adapt to any situation and make it turn out for the best for all parties involved.

Please visit the following websites for additional information regarding Tamara’s company.

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About SkinzWraps: SkinzWraps is the leading vehicle wrap company in the industry offering award winning design, high definition printing, and expert installation.

SkinzWraps pioneered the commercial vehicle wrap over six years ago and continues to push that envelope today. SkinzWraps has the experience and credibility to service your needs.

I wish her the best in all of her endeavors. My prayers are with her and I speak God’s blessing upon everything she touches.

Sunday Afternoon:
I was so honor to attend “The Light in the Piazza” at Theatre Three in Dallas. A student of Yoga who attends classes I teach at 24HF was a member of the cast. I will admit I was very impressed by her (Carrie) performance. She is full of talent and has many, many Theatre Three credits and metroplex appearances under her belt.

The musical was set in the 1950’s and you will just have to see it next time around. Sunday, November 30 was the last showing. But, let me assure you – you will fall in love with this Broadway musical!

I am so blessed to be in position to share and teach the practice of Yoga with so many gifted, talent and unique individuals that attend classes I teach. Each and everyone are special to me and I consider it such a privilege from God if only for a short while they are with me in class.

I thank God for Carrie, her gift of acting, her passion for the theatre and her love of Yoga. I pray and speak God’s blessing over her and her career.

Everyone have a great, prosperous and safe week!

Much love,

Thought For Today - 12/1/08

Today is December 1, 2008.

We are 31 days from 2009. Many of us have had our failures and disappointments in 2008. Some have aches and pains from these and they are haunting our memories. I was even caught up in dwelling on failures and disappointments in 2008 that they became more real to me than the promises of God.

I was so focused on them that I became weighed down in depression. I was frozen in my tracks by the fear if I let go – I would only fail again. Can you relate to this?

Well, God spoke to me. He stated I was focusing on thoughts from my past instead of the future. Unbelief looks at the past and says it cannot be done. Faith looks at the future and says it can be done and according to the promises of God!

So, as we start the last month of 2008, forget about your failures in 2008 and the past. God has already done that. He doesn’t remember them any more. Why should you?

God’s mercies are new daily. God told me to wake up every morning to a brand new world. He told me I could live life totally unrestricted by my past.

To you – replace thoughts of yesterday’s mistakes with God’s promises about your future. Let hope take the place of depression. As you do – the aches and pains that crippled you for so long will quickly leave.

Much love,