Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve - 12/31/10

Taking a look back at 2010 as it was a great year! I was able to become free in many areas of my life and this time it was not temporarily.

My mind and heart became more open in 2010. I was able to release habitual patterns of thought and emotional blockages. I became more of being one with God in His nature of unconditional and divine love.

As I move into 2011 (and with you by my side), I know that God is with me including His everlasting love for me. His grace will also be there to remind me how precious I am to Him.

My love for you is also everlasting and I will make sure I'm reminded to remember and know how precious you are to me!

Much love,

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/30/10

As we approach the end of 2010, I'm embracing 2011 by giving myself over to God's creative inspiration for my life in 2011.

It does not matter how He wants to, how He will or how long it will take to create new things in my life for 2011. I have no fear nor criticism this wonderful thing that I'm so looking forward to experience.

I'm just thrilled that God and me will work together (more so than ever before in my life) on His plan for my life, turning it into something that not only I can enjoy but you too!:)

Much love,

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/29/10

There are times we will seek counsel regarding things going on in our lives. And, getting counsel or advice is good at times. However, there will be times that you will seek counsel directly from God (this is also a great source to get all of your advice).:)

This does not mean that you discount the counsel you receive from outside of God. It just simply means that you should question it before you decide whether or not you agree with it. All the information you receive can be useful in the process of helping you make up your own minds.

From person experience, I seek to find God's plan for any situation. Once I find His plan I no longer confer with others about it. I simply start moving in His direction and leading.

In doing this, I find that seeking God's plan for any situation in my life and moving forward in it is a joyful process of integration that grows me into a stronger, smarter, more engaged follower of God.:)

Much love,

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/28/10

Each year I have on purpose chosen to have peace, walking and growing in it. I made the choice to practice and grow in peace despite the increasingly about of conflict that has tried to arise, especially during the holidays!

It is all in the mind! I am learning how to see my thoughts and feelings can contribute to my peace being taken away. Again, it is all in the mind. I'm learning how to become still on the inside which is the source of peacefulness.

When we find we are able to locate the stillness on the inside, we then will find a lasting relationship with peace that will enable us to share this same peace with others.

This peace I'm talking about is in God, His Son and His Holy Spirit. Until you find this peace, you will not be able to help others who so desperate need peace within.

2011 is the year to find this inner peace. But, way wait?:)

Much love,

Monday, December 27, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/27/10

Yes, 2010 is fast coming to a close. As we are making our way to 2011, know that you did complete your final journey of 2010. It has been a blessed 2010, but the best is yet to come!

As you review 2010, it is OK to close and lock this door, say your last good-bye. As 2011 approaches, you and I will walk freely into it. We will fully inhabit all the new things God has prepared for us. He will keep us in His arms of protection!

Much love,

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/26/10

As 2011 approaches I'm have already started making a conscious celebration of the many, many, many changes that will take place for me. And, they are all good!:)

I am ushering in the new year in a way that will allow me to just go with the flow and not against it!

I am syncing myself up with the rhythm of God and His perfect plan for my life in 2011 and will let Him carry me forward, nurturing me as I prepare for my future. Your future is also included in mine.:)

Much love,

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas - 12/25/10

I'm thinking of you. I'm praying for you. I'm sending blessings your way that this is your best Christmas yet, not ever, but yet!

Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-29, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."

Love you!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/24/10

OK, just one more day before Christmas!

Now is a great time to get to know God our Father, not just knowing about Him. Begin to study about His Son - Jesus. In this God will begin to reveal Himself to you.

Through Jesus, God gives us glimpses of His heart, His nature and His love. As He reveals to us just how much He wants to do for us - His children, it will change your challenges to get peace. It will change your doubts into trust. It will change your fear into believing and standing on His Word. It will give you the ability to just rest in Him (God)!

Much love,

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thought For Today 12/23/10

I have made so many errors and poor decisions in my life. At one time I felt it would be so challenging to get back into the plan God had for my life.

I came to the conclusion that it was not my job to figure how to get back on track. My doing was to ask God for forgiveness (and whoever else was involved if any). Then, have faith in God that everything would work itself out - not faith in myself (I made the mess).

As a testimony, this has worked! Just as I have messed up, you reading this blog may have too. This season of Christmas is a great time for you to believe God can and will take you from where you are back into His perfect will for your life.

God's desire for us to be over-comers and walk in His master plan for our lives is far greater than our desire to "not do the right thing."

Let Him!

Much love,

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/22/10

It does not matter how many mistakes you have made, whether by intent or accident. God is available and able to take you right where you are now and put you back on the right path - His perfect master plan for your life!

All is needed is you finding and believing the "truth" (what His Word says). After that, you are then moving forward where His blessings are and they are waiting for you!

I speak from experience.:)

Much love,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Amy Johnson & Joseph Stingley Bootcamp (1/15/11)

Amy Johnson & Joseph Stingley at Twist Power Yoga Bootcamp!

This fluid flow and power vinyasa bootcamp is sure to be an awesome experience. You will achieve a spiritual and physical growth leading to a happier and more productive life.

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $89 before 12/31, $99 thereafter ($10 member discount)

Space is limited so contact Twist Power Yoga at 214-353-9939 to register today.

You DO NOT want to miss this one!

Go here to see our cool flyer:
Much love,

Monday, December 20, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/20/10

This week, let go in any area of your life that is not trusting God to see you through. Develop a deep trust in Him, especially during this time of the year. He (God) is actually the overall meaning and purpose of existence.

Don't become overwhelmed by thoughts that try to attach themselves to you that takes away trusting in God. Let Him become a part of your total life. God is concern and desires to fellowship with you in all areas of your life.

Let God help you make your way in this walk of life. You will experience such peace. I have!

Much love,

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Andrew Small Donation Class Today - 12/19/10

Today, Sunday, December 19, 4-5:15pm at Twist Power Yoga in Dallas (corner of Marsh/Forest).

Please join me today at the 4PM donation class for the "Small Family". We hope to help offset Andrew Small's cancer treatment trail costs.

Andrew is 11 and is battling with cancer. Twist Yoga Power has donated items that we are selling and 100% of all monies collect will go directly to the Small family.

Amy Johnson will be assisting as I will teach this special and wonderful class!

Much love,

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/18/10

Again, I guess I'm on a roll regarding the holidays.:)

Try your best to see the good in people especially during this season. Yes, we should try to see the good in people during all four seasons!

I want to suggest to you look at people as God looks at them. If you look at them through His eyes, you will see the integral good at the heart (spirit).

This way you can accept them as they are, which can include your supervisor, co-worker, neighbor, relative, etc. And, even if you don't get a gift from them during this time of year!:)

Much love,

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/17/10

Well, I'm still on the subject of showing and sharing love especially during this season whereas so many are without (spiritually, physically, financially).

How about you (me too) taking the first step in reaching out to individuals and families who are just not sure what the holidays will bring?

Some years ago I worked for a Suicide/Crisis center. During the holidays we were especially busy. Many people just don't have or know what to do during this season.

So, I'm saying you can start small with just a few people, give a gift card. The gift care can be $5 or $50. You be the judge. I believe any amount would be suffice.

I'm believing that just the thought of the person on the receiving side would just appreciate knowing someone cares! Yep, actions speak louder than words!:)

Much love,

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/16/10

Again, as the holiday season is strongly upon us I will suggest you take time to replenish yourself during the next week or two.

Yes, there are many activities you are to attend during this time. However, I know from person experience you will become depleted, exhausted, disconnected and weak (both spiritually and physically) if you don't take time for yourself.

Take time for yourself! Yep, some might even look at you as being selfish especially during this time of season. However, it is really the opposite.

As you maintain your spiritual, mental and physical needs during this time you will be in better position to enjoy the season.

It really comes down to it being so crucial to your well being to take time out for YOU in that it will ensure that you have the ability and energy to give during this season.

Yep, something to think about and consider!

Much love,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/15/10

Yes, the season of giving and receiving is upon most of us. I give gifts throughout the year. The gifts I give are a combination of spiritual, material and financial.

When I give, I give with such joy that I don't put or have any conditions regarding giving. I just give. And, in return as I give unconditionally, God gives me more that I could ever think or imagine!

Don't have any thoughts of you deserving to receive gifts just because you gave. Give freely and watch gifts flow into your life, more than you expected.

Have no expectations when you give to others regarding exchanges or what you will get out of giving. Check out your motives and see what spirit you are giving in. Let go and let God!

Much love,

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/14/10

I often hear people say that they are at the point of feeling overwhelmed with life, with emphasis regarding their jobs. They ask me if I ever get weary of teaching? My answer is NO! I never get weary or don't want to teach!

I told them I have a joy that was birth within me to teach. It is a joy that comes forth when I need encouragement regarding classes I teach and students I come in contact with.

This joy actually has helped me live an abundant life which God has provided for all of us. I learned sometime ago to put me - Joseph in the hands of God for refreshment of my commitment to serve others, to teach others, to be there as much as I'm allowed for others.

It is God that will take away you being overwhelmed, weary, etc., regarding all areas of your life! He will renew your spirit, soul and body as He has done mine and continues to do!

Just ask Him!

Much love,

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/13/10

OK, we all have the choice to see the glass being half full or half empty. I choose to see the glass being full all the time!

You got to believe in yourself! You got to trust yourself! You got to trust God! Only then will you see transformation, change and your purpose come into being.

Don't live in the past. Much bondage and failures are there. It doesn't matter what you done, what choices you made, even what you lost. You now need to trust yourself in the "present."

Let it go today! Yes, be thankful for where you have been. But, thanks be to God, you are trusting Him for where you are going! And, right now is where you are suppose to be!

Much love,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/12/10

God loves me so much that if I travel down the wrong path, I have so much faith in Him that He will guide me to the right road again and again and again.

What I found is I have to love myself enough, at least to try or start the journey. If I do take a wrong turn, God is right there to put me back on the right path. I'm not really concern about being perfect as I travel this path. That is God's department.:)

I'm going to have fun, enjoy the journey and learn as much as I can! I have already started and some of you know this. I'm doing what I can with what I have. I'm learning life's great lessons and things are just getting better and better and better!:)

Much love,

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/11/10

I see God calling me to walk more by faith. I see the visions that He wants me to more toward. However, I know I don't get there with just one step. But, one step at a time will get me there!

I'm having to be strong in faith even when there seems like gaps in between my steps. I'm having to not even give a thought to fear or doubt. I'm having to press toward the visions and not allowing my mind to wonder if God is still there.

The steps are steps of joy because I know that God is leading me down the path that He has planned for me before the foundation of the world. I also have joy in the steps knowing that in front of me are many, many, many people waiting for me to help them with their destination.

You are one of them!:)

Much love,

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/10/10

OK, I have said this many, many times before and saying it again. As followers of God and doers of the Word, we must walk in love and forgiveness!

If we walk in love and forgiveness, then God is able to forgive us when we miss it. However, the opposite holds true too. If we refuse to walk in love and forgiveness, then it will be very challenging and actually not possible for God to forgive us.

I choose today to continue my love walk and forgiveness not only because I need His blessings of rest (spiritual), peace and healing (both inside / out).

I pray you too will take this precious gift God has to walk in love and forgiveness. Don't just wait for Christmas to show people this. Each day we will find opportunities to walk in His love and His forgiveness even when we can't as individuals!

Do this and you will experience a closer walk and relationship with God and experience blessings you could never dream off!

Much love,

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/9/10

Keeping an active relationship with God is essential for me. Because of our relationship I'm able to hear His voice, receive and trust His guidance regarding my life.

There are also times during the week/weekend that I set appointment with God in which I journal what is being said to me. Always, the information written is on-time, accurate and much needed!

Now, this didn't happen overnight. It took some time. But, the time it took was due to my being too busy doing nothing. I know look forward to spending time (one-on-one) with God and hearing what He has to say to me.

You too can have this same experience and active relationship! Let me know if you need help.:)

Much love,

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/8/10

As you continue your path with God it will grow brighter and brighter and many lives will be influenced for God because of your obedience. The anointing of God comes from obedience. The anointing to change lives. The ability to turn impossible things into possible.

Begin to stay or get on the path of obedience where God reveals His glory to you. Begin to look (now) for and at your life in 2011 as extraordinary things will happen. I am!

Much love,

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/7/10

There is one great thing that the world is needing more than anything else, and I'm convinced of it every day I live. The world has one major need, and that is the LOVE of God!

When I'm teaching Yoga to students I don't need to preach to them. It's not the words I say that are going to bless them. They need something greater. It is the thing in my soul.

They have got to receive it, then their soul will open and there will be a divine response.

I give them love, it is the love of God.

Much love,

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/6/10

Question? What is it you are seeking? What is it your heart is asking for when you are seeking God? What is your soul crying for?

Many people are separated from God. It may not be mountains of bad things between them and God at all. It may be that their existence is closed and unresponsive. When the real love touch of God is breathed in a soul, this is when a transformation takes place!

All I hear God saying is "give me your heart!" This is when you will experience such an affectionate relationship, a real love union with God!

Yep, I talk from experience.:)

Much love,

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/5/10

The other day I was talking to someone and they mentioned they hate their father. I knew this person didn't hate their father. Instead of allowing the love of God to dominate them, they were allowing their mind or human reasoning dominate them. When you walk according to thoughts only and not truth (the love of God), you will find yourself in situations that are not for your good!

I mentioned to them that if they hate their father, the love of God is not abiding in them. I also stated that if the love of God was in them, then the very nature of God would be in them and God's nature is love. Therefore, the love of God would be in them!

Due to lack of time and details I advised this person to start acting like they love their father. I advised them to stop living in the mind and live in the spirit (their heart). Yep, we are spiritual beings, believe it or not. The love of God is shed within our heart or spirit.

In closing of this blog, this person came to the conclusion that they didn't hate their father. Their father was a kind and loving father and he loved God too! This person realized the love of God was in them all the time. They just was not allowing it to dominate them!

Again, something to think about and consider?

Much love,

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/4/10

Don't get so caught in trying to receive specific direction from God regarding your life that you forget to walk in love at all times. Many times we forget that walking in love and forgiveness is key in our daily lives.

In simple words we have to forgive others when they miss it, but we also have to forgive ourselves when we miss it in some area of our lives.

If we don't learn this lesson, we can become crippled and handicapped, maybe for the rest of our lives in living for God.

Something to think about.

Much love,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/3/10

God wants us (including me) to submit ourselves to His will for our lives. His will is revealed through His Word (the Bible), meditation, praying.

I'm talking about fulfilling your place of service in the world. If you (and I) will obey God in every area of our lives, it will not cost us; it will pay off - big time!

Much love,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/2/10

We will only experience the fullness of God's Master Plan for our lives and the full measure of His blessings on our lives if we are willing to obey Him in every area of our lives!

We can not fool or play God. He wants us to fully give ourselves to Him - to His will. He knows if we are not willing to go the distance in one area. And, the unwillingness will carry over into other areas of our lives and will stop us from fulfilling His plan laid out for us.

Something to think about?

Much love,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thought For Today - 12/1/10

OK, this being the the first day of December 2010 and the holiday season is in full swing. I want to remind you and strongly suggest you keep your Yoga practice up and actually see if you can become more discipline with your practice during this season.

I personally will continue my personal practice, but also include additional group Yoga classes in my schedule. If you need help with a personal practice during this time due to your busy schedule, please contact me for assistance!

And, remember to breathe. This is the best tool we have to "be present" and calm. You can especially practice this tool as you move in/out of traffic, shopping malls, grocery stores, etc.

Much love,