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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Why doing work in your yard is good?

God has given plants to man. Genesis 2:15 says, " The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." God put Adam in the Garden to take care of the plants.  God has put it mankind to love to take care of the lawn and flowers.
There are health benefits of gardening. I will talk about the benefits. There is medicine that we all use that come from plants so gardening is good. Here is how doing yard work is good for your health.
I will work on the yard everyday for 30 minutes to an hour. It makes me happy.
After all, the Centers for Diseases Control  says, “Gardening is an excellent way to get physical activity. Active people are less likely than inactive people to be obese or have high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, depression, colon cancer, and premature death.”
The activity of this works is excellent. An article in the Journal of Health Psychology  titled, "Gardening Promotes Nueronendocrine and Affective Restoration from Stress"  found that gardening leads to decreased cortisol levels and positive moods which can “promote relief from acute stress.”
Gardens have beauty so it makes us think about great things. If you worked on your garden, it makes you feel good because flowers and plants are made beautiful.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The history that we must read

The names Leah gave her children, expressed her respect and regard, both to God and to her husband. Reuben, or See a son, with this thought, Now will my husband love me; Levi, or joined, expecting, Now will my husband be joined unto me. Mutual affection is both the duty and comfort of the married relation; and yoke-fellows should study to recommend themselves to each other, 1Co 7:33,34. She thankfully acknowledges the kind providence of God in hearing her. Whatever supports and comforts us under afflictions, or tends to our deliverance from them, God must be owned in it. Her fourth son she called Judah, or praise, saying, Now will I praise the Lord. This was he, of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came. Whatever is the matter of our rejoicing, ought to be the matter of our thanksgiving. Fresh favors should quicken us to praise God for former favors; Now will I praise the Lord more and better than I have done. All our praises must center in Christ, both as the matter of them, and as the Mediator of them. He descended after the flesh from him whose name was Praise, and He is our praise. Is Christ formed in my heart? Now will I praise the Lord.


Genesis 29:31-35

 

31 And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.
34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Why swimming is great

I try to swim one to three times a week. I go to LA Fitness and the pool is never busy while the pool always have open lanes. I want to get into swimming more so I will swim three times this week.
I think swimming is for everyone.
I was a runner when I was younger and I have noticed that I can swim longer than ever running.
So a person can have a long workout without the joints hurting like when a person runs.
I don't know if you swim in a gym pool but if you don't be careful when you are in a lake or ocean.
I am sure that you are a careful person.
When a person swims, it is a total body workout. It will target the core, arms, legs, glutes, and back.
It is funny about swimming. I can run for an hour and hurt like crazy but if I swim for an hour and half, I feel refresh the next day.
People are all about doing yoga because it makes a person more flexible but swimming does the same for the human body.
It is great for aerobic conditioning. Your heart will keep pumping as you use your entire body to move through the water.
Swimming will help you with strength. You’ll get stronger from the resistance of the water, which is about 12 times the level of air resistance. Try using hand-held paddles, foam noodles, or a kickboard for extra resistance.  
If you like to be the best then you can join a swimming team.
I will address the low-impact angle. If you have bad bones, swimming is perfect and it will improve how you feel.
The next question is if a person have a health condition.
Swimming is just about as good as it gets for a total workout.
If you are pregnant, the buoyancy of the water will take stress off your joints. If you swam before you became pregnant, you will likely be able to continue swimming unless you have a problem with your pregnancy.
Swimming is a great aerobic workout for people with most types of arthritis. It can take the load off your joints and help prevent injuries. It is also a good choice if you have low back pain. Warm water can be very soothing. Check with your doctor first if you are having joint pain, have had a recent injury, joint replacement, or are having an arthritis flare.
If you have diabetes, an aerobic activity like swimming can be a very important part of your diabetes plan. It will help you burn calories, lose weight, and keep your blood sugars under control. If you have high cholesterol, you will also benefit from swimming. It will help you lower your ''bad'' cholesterol and raise your ''good'' cholesterol.
If you have been a couch potato, or you have heart disease  or other medical problems, check with your doctor first to see what kind of swimming program is right for you.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The true love

The names Leah gave her children, expressed her respect and regard, both to God and to her husband. Reuben, or See a son, with this thought, Now will my husband love me; Levi, or joined, expecting, Now will my husband be joined unto me. Mutual affection is both the duty and comfort of the married relation; and yoke-fellows should study to recommend themselves to each other, 1Co 7:33,34. She thankfully acknowledges the kind providence of God in hearing her. Whatever supports and comforts us under afflictions, or tends to our deliverance from them, God must be owned in it. Her fourth son she called Judah, or praise, saying, Now will I praise the Lord. This was he, of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came. Whatever is the matter of our rejoicing, ought to be the matter of our thanksgiving. Fresh favors should quicken us to praise God for former favors; Now will I praise the Lord more and better than I have done. All our praises must center in Christ, both as the matter of them, and as the Mediator of them. He descended after the flesh from him whose name was Praise, and He is our praise. Is Christ formed in my heart? Now will I praise the Lord.


Genesis 29:31-35

 

31 And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.
34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Being postive

I believe it is important to be positive. If you don't know me, I can have a put down jokes to reduce my stress. I think that I need to change for the better.
I need to be more positive in my words and I believe this will help my health and any person that will take this step.
I believe in the Bible and there are great verse with this thought. Philippians 4:8 says, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
The greatest thought is God and his perfection. So my life has increased joy because to this thought. 
There is benefits for being positive.


  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress
  • Greater resistance to the common cold
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
Here are some ways to figure out if there is negativity in your life. I understand we have to honest but I struggle with this but God has helped me.


  • Filtering. You magnify the negative aspects of a situation and filter out all of the positive ones. For example, you had a great day at work. You completed your tasks ahead of time and were complimented for doing a speedy and thorough job. That evening, you focus only on your plan to do even more tasks and forget about the compliments you received.
  • Personalizing. When something bad occurs, you automatically blame yourself. For example, you hear that an evening out with friends is canceled, and you assume that the change in plans is because no one wanted to be around you.
  • Catastrophizing. You automatically anticipate the worst. The drive-through coffee shop gets your order wrong and you automatically think that the rest of your day will be a disaster.
  • Polarizing. You see things only as either good or bad. There is no middle ground. You feel that you have to be perfect or you're a total failure.

You can learn to turn negative thinking into positive thinking. The process is simple, but it does take time and practice — you're creating a new habit, after all. Here are some ways to think and behave in a more positive and optimistic way:
  • Identify areas to change. If you want to become more optimistic and engage in more positive thinking, first identify areas of your life that you usually think negatively about, whether it's work, your daily commute or a relationship. You can start small by focusing on one area to approach in a more positive way.
  • Check yourself. Periodically during the day, stop and evaluate what you're thinking. If you find that your thoughts are mainly negative, try to find a way to put a positive spin on them.
  • Be open to humor. Give yourself permission to smile or laugh, especially during difficult times. Seek humor in everyday happenings. When you can laugh at life, you feel less stressed.
  • Follow a healthy lifestyle. Aim to exercise for about 30 minutes on most days of the week. You can also break it up into 10-minute chunks of time during the day. Exercise can positively affect mood and reduce stress. Follow a healthy diet to fuel your mind and body. And learn techniques to manage stress.
  • Surround yourself with positive people. Make sure those in your life are positive, supportive people you can depend on to give helpful advice and feedback. Negative people may increase your stress level and make you doubt your ability to manage stress in healthy ways.
  • Practice positive self-talk. Start by following one simple rule: Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn't say to anyone else. Be gentle and encouraging with yourself. If a negative thought enters your mind, evaluate it rationally and respond with affirmations of what is good about you. Think about things you're thankful for in your life.
If you tend to have a negative outlook, don't expect to become an optimist overnight. But with practice, eventually your self-talk will contain less self-criticism and more self-acceptance. You may also become less critical of the world around you.
When your state of mind is generally optimistic, you're better able to handle everyday stress in a more constructive way. That ability may contribute to the widely observed health benefits of positive thinking. The only way this can happen, if you accept and rely on Jesus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF348k822uA

Sunday, May 14, 2017

For love in the heart

During the month that Jacob spent as a guest, he was not idle. Wherever we are, it is good to employ ourselves in some useful business. Laban was desirous that Jacob should continue with him. Inferior relations must not be imposed upon; it is our duty to reward them. Jacob made known to Laban the affection he had for his daughter Rachel.  He promises seven years' service Love makes long and hard services short and easy; hence we read of the labor of love, Heb 6:10. If we know how to value the happiness of heaven, the sufferings of this present time will be as nothing to us. An age of work will be but as a few days to those that love God, and long for Christ's appearing. Jacob, who had imposed upon his father, is imposed upon by Laban, his father-in-law, by a like deception. Herein, how unrighteous soever Laban was, the Lord was righteous: see Jud 1:7. Even the righteous, if they take a false step, are sometimes thus recompensed in the earth. And many who are not, like Jacob, in their marriage, disappointed in person, soon find themselves, as much to their grief, disappointed in the character. The choice of that relation ought to be made with good advice and thought on both sides. There is reason to believe that Laban's excuse was not true. His way of settling the matter made bad worse. Jacob was drawn into the disquiet of multiplying wives. He could not refuse Rachel, for he had espoused her; still less could he refuse Leah. As yet there was no express command against marrying more than one wife. It was in the patriarchs a sin of ignorance; but it will not justify the like practice now, when God's will is plainly made known by the Divine law, Le 18:18, and more fully since, by our Savior, that one man and woman only must be joined together, 1Co 7:2.


Genesis 29:15-30

 

15 Laban said to him, “Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.”
16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful. 18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.”
19 Laban said, “It’s better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me.” 20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
21 Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.”
22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast. 23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her. 24 And Laban gave his servant Zilpah to his daughter as her attendant.
25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?”
26 Laban replied, “It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one. 27 Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.”
28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 29 Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant. 30 Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_enBtSH4eCc&t=4s 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Being healthy

I believe that God wants us to be the best us. I know that some people that are reading this have a busy job with a family so time is limited, so do your best.
I am single and eating right and keeping shape is the biggest hobby that I have.
If you are busy and can't go to the gym that is fine because you can buy a resistance band from Amazon and do all the exercises that you would do in the gym.
If you don't know where to start then you can search on Youtube videos because they are many great workouts there. Some of the workouts are only for 10 minutes. You can get a good workout in 10 minutes.
I need to add this point, diet is also important. If you workout a lot and have a bad diet then you will not get the results and energy.
I have a clean diet but some of you don't. So eat what you eat and eliminate one bad food and exchange for good one. When you have one food good instead of bad one then the next week, you can do another food.
I am 40 years old and in October I will be 41. I was getting a stomach six years ago and I decided to get rid of it.
I began to eat really healthy and I can wear the same size as in my high school years and I am 40 years. I have the same build but I am more tone now.
So I know it is possible.
If you do the best with your time and eat right, you will feel better and that is the most important thing. You will have more energy for your job, family, friend and etc. So lets get the party started.