May 2009

Younger Thinner You Diet, Dr Eric Braverman – Book Review

Younger Thinner You Diet, by Dr Eric Braverman – Book Review

How Understanding Your Brain Chemistry Can Help You Lose Weight, Reverse Aging, and Fight Disease

Younger Thinner You Diet by Dr Eric BravermanI’ve always had an interest in health and nutrition. Blame it on my mom for being a major ‘health nut’ in the ‘70s and on.  (Actually I need to thank my mom for it … thanks Mom! :))

I find it fascinating how our minds and brain play such an important role in who we are and how we live our lives out. I see God using Dr. Braverman in his cutting edge research and I’ve seen him interviewed on a number of Christian programs.

In Younger (Thinner) You Diet, Dr. Eric R. Braverman reveals how we can have permanent weight loss and take years off our age (and who doesn’t want that?),  by changing the chemical balance of our brains. The brain is discussed at length in simple to understand terms and how different chemicals affect it. You’ll find out how it affects your personality, weight loss and aging process. It also includes quizzes to help you understand your weakest areas.


“Dr. Braverman identifies the missing component of addictive eating—imbalances in your brain chemistry. His program corrects the problem and makes it possible to stick to his and other great dietary programs for thinness and your health.”  Nicholas Perricone, MD, FACN, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine, and author of the bestsellers The Wrinkle Cure and The Perricone Prescription

“This book is amazing and shows how to eat for LIFE.”
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“It doesn’t matter who you are or what health you’re in, you need to have this book. It’s not just about being thin; it’s about balancing your body’s hormones, brain chemistry, mood, the works.”
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“I was further amazed at how much our personality is formed by neurotransmitters, which can be balanced with food.”
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“…you will also find tips for combating such things as osteoporosis, collagen loss, and other maladies.”
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I could go on and on… but just want to say this is definitely a reference book to have for anyone wanting to improve their health.  Our health is so important to being able to live out the plan God has for us.

You can find the Younger (Thinner) You Diet and other Dr. Eric Braverman books online at

I’ve had seasons of being sick and seasons of being healthy, physically and mentally … and I sure do accomplish more in the seasons of being healthy!

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”  1 Cor. 3:16

Let us all take care of this temple that God has given us and that His Spirit dwells in. May you all continue to have growing prosperity in your health, even as your soul prospers!

God bless and soar higher,

P.S. Has this book or any other helped you in your journey for health?  Please feel free to comment and share with us … thanks!

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Why Not Use Your Divine Power to Prosper?

Why Not Use Your Divine Power to Prosper?

Let Your Heart Awake to the Unlimited Possibilities Within You!

Is your life full of discouragement from repeated failures and disappointments? Are you lacking satisfaction from not doing that thing your heart longs to do in life? Well if your plans are not prospering and you are feeling the burden of poverty there is something wrong.

What’s your problem?

Knowing something is wrong is quite obvious. However, discovering what is wrong is where the confusion comes in. divine_power2The problem is not with the world, or God’s good plan for your life, but with yourself.  Yes, the problem is with you. You are simply not thinking right. You are not visualizing your life and yourself as you desire it to be.

Every moment of our lives we are experiencing the results of thought. What we believe, think, vision, and expect, shapes our lives. Through the control and direction of our thoughts, backed up with steps of action related to our vision, we can attract to us our heart’s desires.

Proverbs 23:7 tells us that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.

Change what you think in your heart to line up with how God sees you!

Feel the divine force surge through your every atom of being once you become conscious of the truth that the real you is connected with the almighty power of God. Let your heart awake to the unlimited possibilities within you as you feel God’s arm sustaining and upholding you. Once you discover your mission on earth is divinely planned you will not be content to live a half life, but purpose to act on what is in your heart until it is released and prospers.  

Why not use the divine creative power available within you?

Perhaps you were reared under conditions that have had you wandering through your life ignorant of your own possibilities. Yet you may have an instinctive feeling that there is something great in you yet to be discovered. Becoming conscious of your connection with God will shed light and uncover those hidden possibilities within you.

Bottom line: There is divine power available when you fill your thoughts with what God says about you and then begin to speak them over your life. Let the awareness of the almighty power of God pulsating through your heart, result in your thoughts, visions, beliefs, and actions moving you to a higher plane. This in turn will shape your life and attract your heart’s desires. Live the full, abundant, prosperous life God has planned for you.

May you experience growing prosperity in your life as you use your divine God given power!

Be blessed to be a blessing,

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Faith in the Blood of Jesus

Faith in the Blood of Jesus Video

There is Power in the Blood

“Faith in His blood is the power and the vehicle that launches the believer into the very presence of God.”  Mark Hankins

I ran across this old song the other day and wanted to share.

“There is not one thing in me that the Blood doesn’t cleanse.”  Smith Wigglesworth

“…The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin, 1 John 1:7. The blood in your body circulates from head to toe every 23 seconds. The blood carries life itself. It carries in the nutrients you need to live and it also carries out the garbage. The blood of Jesus circulates throughout the Body of Christ. We need one another. We need to be assembled together and we need to fellowship with other believers (Hebrews 10:25). There is some assembly required. I feel sorry for people who think they can make it on their own. We need other strong believers to fellowship with around the Word of God. Then the blood of Jesus circulates and takes care of life and health for us.”  Excerpt from Mark Hankins book Taking Your Place In Christ.

The subheading of his book is Understanding Your Identity & Inheritance In Him. I’ve been studying a lot of Mark Hankins teachings since his recent visit to our church a few weeks ago. He has a great way of mixing humor with his messages that are really powerful! I highly recommend checking out his resources…

God bless you,

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How Can You Get Your Prosperity Ball Rolling?

How Can You Get Your Prosperity Ball Rolling?

Are You Chasing Prosperity But Feeling Like Poverty is Chasing You?

It’s little wonder that so few people are prospering these days and few are achieving the abundant, successful lives they desire. Over and over again, we see people chasing after the latest ‘get rich quick’ schemes.  The problem here is that their thoughts and hearts need adjusted and focused on the true source of prosperity.

There’s a sucker born every minute.  Don’t be one of them.  If your motives are purely selfish and only seeing dollar signs and ‘what’s in it for me’, then you won’t be seeing clearing and you’ll easily be led off course.

So get with the program. To prosper it is important to know that it is us working with God, the divine source and force of creative power. We must acknowledge the power of God working in us that is giving us the ability to achieve more and rise to higher levels. If we acknowledge God, then He’ll direct our paths.

Against all odds, there seems to be no limit to our possibilities and level of prosperity wword_of_god_seedshen we work with God. It is the great God force working with and through us that enables the ‘impossible’ to be accomplished.  We see this in every invention that has helped the world along.

Don’t be fooled, no inventor can take personal credit for the vision which came to them ready made. Many inventors make comment that they regard themselves merely as a channel between God and the human race for the passing along of blessings that will benefit mankind. 

“The Bible is not a book of rules, but a book of seeds.” Creflo Dollar 
Reference Luke 8:11 which says the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

The simple fact of the matter is this: God wants to bring abundant overflow in your life so you can be blessed to be a blessing. Get your thoughts and heart focused on the word of God. The seeds you plant in your life from the word of God have the creative power to produce growing prosperity and a full abundant life for you and those around you!

I pray you will be blessed to be a blessing,

P.S. I feel like I am God’s favorite lately… I know you might disagree, :) but I can say the favor of God is definitely on me the last few weeks! I was blessed with some powerful word of God resources, then a new bed last week, and this week I won a free course and 6 months worth of training! Woo Hoo!

Has God blessed you lately? Feel free to comment … I’d love to hear about it …

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How On Earth Do You Stand Steadfast When Your World is Crashing In?

How On Earth Do You Stand Steadfast When Your World is Crashing In?

Discover strength to make it through your storm stronger than you started!

You can overcome the storms of lifeWithin the last week I’ve had a number friends and family share with me that they are hanging on by a thread and going through some very difficult trials. Some lost loved ones, another has a family member with a terminal cancer diagnosis, and also another is struggling mentally with panic attacks and anxiety.

It just so happens that last night at mid week service, my pastor shared a very encouraging message on standing steadfast during trials. So I thought I would try to summarize and share as encouragement…

For starters, he pointed out that there are some things that will never be developed in us without going through the struggles of life. After the storm, you will know and be able to say … ‘if it hadn’t been for the Lord’.  Your confidence and trust in the Lord will increase and you’ll know it wasn’t your own doing that brought you through.

No doubt about it, when there’s a knock on the door at the midnight hour you need more than your own strength or theory of who God is. You need God – with no trepidation and fear. You need to KNOW God. And you need to know God did not bring you this far to leave you now. God is your very present help in time of trouble.

Bear in mind also, if your heart is still beating you are a target for the devil. But what the devil meant for bad, God can turn to good! God’s grace is sufficient for you during your trials. 

Like my pastor often says, ‘Life is life for everyone’.

In 1 Peter 4:12 it tells you not to think it strange concerning the fiery trial as though some strange thing happened to you, but rejoice. James 1:2 says to count it all joy (throw a party my pastor likes to say) when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

Some key references to help you through the storm:

Temptation is common, but God is faithful and will provide a way of escape.  (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Many are the afflictions of the righteous but God delivers them out of them all. (Psalm 34:19)
The waters will not overflow us and the fire will not burn us because the Lord is our God and He is with us. (Isaiah 43:2-3)
When I am weak, then I am strong through Him. (2 Corinthians 12:10)
Cast All your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

Are you with me? You must remember that you are not staying in the trial, but going through. To overcome your trials the word of God must abide in you.  We are told in 1 Peter 5:9 to resist the devil steadfast in our faith (get more scripture happy). Standing steadfast is speaking only what the word of God says.

It’s no secret that, many of our struggles are attacks from the enemy. But we have help to overcome. The sword of the spirit is the spoken word of God and an offensive weapon. We have the ability to speak and chose our words, so chose them wisely. Imitate Jesus when He was tempted and say ‘it is written’, ‘it is written’, ‘it is written’ and speak what is written in the word of God over your situation.

Don’t abandon ship during the storm, because we are told in 1 Peter 5:10 that after we have suffered a while, the God of all grace, who has called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, will make us perfect, established, strengthened, and settled. God’s grace is sufficient to bring us through the storm better developed than ever before.

May God strengthen and develop you as you overcome trials through your faith in Him!

God bless you,

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Prosperity Never Comes From Simply Wishing

Prosperity Never Comes From Simply Wishing 

Discover The Next Step to Your Prosperity

“I wish I would, I wish I might, have a million dollars by tonight.” Repeat this saying 1,000 times during the day and you’ll have one million dollars by tonight.

** NOT **  Yet, as crazy as this example sounds, a lot of people are simply repeating wishful affirmations over and over and expecting results!

I’m here today to clear this up and tell you prosperity never comes by merely wishing or longing for it. Just keeping your mind focused on prosperity and thinking about it will never bring it to you. This is only the first step.

Step One:

Of course you have to start with step one.  You must first have an expectant mind and a vision of what you are expecting to prosper in. You need to stand in faith believing for it. You must cling to your prosperity thought and dream with a daily focus.

We are told in Habakkuk 2:2 to listen to what the Lord tells us and then write the vision and make it plain so that we can run with it.

Step Two:

This leads us to the next step in reaching prosperity. You must take action with practical, common-sense methods that all successful people employ in their work. You need to back up your dream and belief with orderly, business like, industrious action. We see in Habakkuk 2:2 it says write the vision so that we can RUN with it. Run requires flinging your energy and your heart into whatever area you believe to prosper in. You must DO everything to the finish.

In Habakkuk 2:4 it tells us that the just shall live by his faith. Faith does not only believe, but it also requires action that backs up what we believe. My favorite definition of faith is believing and obeying the Word of God.

You might wish and dream of abundance and prosperity all your life, but die in the poor house if you don’t back up your wish with action. The law of prosperity is scientific. It will not produce successful results if you don’t obey the law. So create a fully persuaded belief system and practice what you believe and let prosperity begin to flood your life.

May you experience growing prosperity in your life as you take your vision and run with it!

Be blessed to be a blessing,

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Prayer Requests with Thanksgiving to God, Phil 4

Prayer Requests with Thanksgiving to God

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding,
shall keep you hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7

This video is about 1-1/2 minutes.

A favorite couple of verses that tell us not to be anxious about anything, but let our requests be made known to God with thanksgiving and then the peace of God will keep our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!

May you be encouraged & enjoy the peace of God!

Be blessed,

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Abundance Tapping Faith in Action

Abundance Tapping Faith in Action

The Windows of Heaven Opened Above Me and Dropped Down a Bed!

I was blessed BIG Time this week and I want to share to encourage you.

I’ve been working on my faith and looking at where I’m letting doubts and unbelief hinder my progress. What am I doing or saying that makes me keep hitting a wall and only making it to a certain level of prosperity?

I’m standing in belief, confessing, tithing, and taking action in the natural. But I realized I have a problem with my “receiver”. I have great faith to believe to receive for others. And I say I do for myself. But then I noticed deep down I feel a sense of unworthiness to really be blessed personally.

Last week, guest minister Rev. Mark Hankins, shared with our church an encouraging message to meditate and get into The Word and see who we are Christ. So I’ve been bombarding myself day and night with the Word of God via books, CD’s, and recordings of myself confessing the Word. 

And here’s my story this week … Look what the Lord has done!

Monday as I was cleaning up some (okay, well a lot) of paperwork off my counter, I came across an ad for a mattress. I thought ‘that would be awesome to have a nice bed’. My current bed is a small twin that used to be my daughters and is worn out. I have it layered with blankets and a foam piece so I can’t feel the springs. I toss and turn all night and every morning I wake up with a sore back. It’s embarrassing to say, but I’ve been accepting this for many years.

Tuesday I woke up and had an overwhelming sense that I was close to my breakthrough in the financial realm. I started thinking about what it would be like and how I would buy myself a new bed. I pictured a fluffy mattress and I could see & feel myself sleeping on it. I could feel what it would be like waking up in the morning refreshed and ready for the day.

At that point something changed inside me. It seemed so real I started to cry with tears of joy and started thanking God for the bed. Then I realized I was thanking God for something I didn’t even have in the natural yet – only by faith. But it was so real it was as if I actually had it.

I knew I was getting closer to tapping into a deeper measure of faith. Even though I didn’t have a new bed in the natural, I was fully persuaded in my spirit.

So Tuesday I cut out the picture of that bed and posted it above my computer. I was going to use it to start my vision board.

Wednesday evening at church a greeter greeted me with some encouraging words. It reminded me of what happened the day before and I shared quickly that I just had a recent breakthrough in the financial area and was able to see myself getting a new bed. After service, the greeter and her husband said we want to take you shopping tomorrow to buy a new bed!!!!!!!!

Thursday at noon, 3 days after seeing the ad, I had a brand new bed. Not used or even a cheap one. They insisted on the top of the line, pillow top, fluffy mattress. And sleeping on it last night made me feel like a princess and for the first time in years when I woke up my back did not hurt!!

I’m in tears of thanksgiving as I write this…that my God cares about me personally. Not just my daughters, family, and friends. But God loves me!

I’ve learned I have to work on my receiver and quit saying no to God and start saying Yes God. I can believe all I want – but if I’m not willing to receive when the blessings come…then I’m just plain stupid!

Everything in me wanted to tell that couple not to spend their hard earned money on me. I know what they did was a huge, huge sacrifice! A step of faith for them. Yet, I knew I needed to learn to receive when God provides. I never expected they would offer to buy me a bed and I didn’t share my situation in anyway expecting them or anyone to.

Actually I had God in a box and saw myself reaching a certain level of income and then being able to go buy the bed myself sometime within the next year. I guess I need to also get God out of a box and let Him be God and do things His way in His timing!  :0)

There is so much about this experience I could go into depth about. But I just wanted to share the quick version with you. I am so unbelievably thankful!!

I’ve never owned a new bed before. This truly feels like a gift from Heaven. And other than from a few close family members, I’ve never received such a generous, cheerful, self-less, act of love and kindness from someone.

Galatians 5:7 says whatsoever a man sows he shall reap.

This couple and their family has a great harvest coming for their obedience to the Word of God and the generous act of giving they sowed in my life. May the favor of God be on them and bless the works of their hands and may everything they do prosper and the blessings of God pour on them in such abundance it is more than they can contain!

Lisa & Russell, I call you and your family blessed in Jesus Name! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! :0)

I encourage you all to get the Word of God in you until you are fully persuaded and live the life God intends you to live! The hour is short.

Be blessed to be a blessing,

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