August 21, 2017

Join NASA LIVE On @Periscope With Coverage Of Solar Eclipse 2017 Across America!

[source: Nasa]

On August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event.

Watch NASA's live eclipse programming today:

1 p.m. EDT - Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA. This show will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina.

Eclipse Live: NASA's Live Show and Live Views From Across the U.S.

Alternate NASA live streams:

Twitter/Periscope -- https://www.pscp.tv/nasa

Eclipse images raw feed (no commentary):


Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the United States will experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. Additionally, a partial eclipse will be viewable across all of North America. The eclipse will provide a unique opportunity to study the sun, Earth, moon and their interaction because of the eclipse’s long path over land coast to coast. Scientists will be able to take ground-based and airborne observations over a period of an hour and a half to complement the wealth of data and images provided by space assets.

August 20, 2017

Right Now, If You Believe, God Will Work A Miracle For YOU! ♥


"Faith is to believe what you do not see;
the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."
~ by Saint Augustine ♥

Right Now Medley by Judy Jacobs

Right NOW
If you believe
God will work a miracle for you.

Right NOW
If you believe
God will work a miracle for you.

He’ll take your feet out of the miry clay
On the rock to stay
He’ll turn your life around
He’ll place you up on higher ground.

I know that God will work a miracle for you
If you believe, that’s just what he’ll do.
He opened the sea for the Israelites
With gideon’s 300, the battle he did fight
The walls of Jericho, he did pull down
After 7 days of marching around
He took the heat out of the flames, for the Hebrew 3
And I believe God will do the same for me.

Right NOW
If you believe
God will work a miracle for you.

Right NOW
If you believe
God will work a miracle for you.

He’ll take your feet out of the miry clay
On the rock to stay
He’ll turn your life around
He’ll place you up on higher ground.

Have faith, in God
Just have faith in God
Trust in him and never doubt
I know the Lord will work it all out
If you’ll just have faith in God.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for
The evidence of things not seen
Just and upon his promise
Believe in your heart and you shall receive.

Have faith, in God
Just have faith in God
Trust in him and never doubt
I know the Lord will work it all out
If you’ll just have faith in God.

Not by might, not by power
But by my Spirit saith the Lord
Not by might, not by power
But by my Spirit saith the Lord
Not by might, not by power
But by my Spirit saith the Lord
It is a supernatural power, of the Holy ghost.

God Said He Would Turn It Around... ♥ I Trust and Believe In You Lord. I Receive This Message Now, In The Mighty Name Of Jesus Christ. AMEN!


God Said He Would Turn It Around
~ by Judy Jacobs

God said He would turn it around
God said He would turn it around
What that devil meant for evil
God will make it good
Turn around, Turn around, Turn around
x2

I know it may be midnight
But Joy is soon to come
I know it may be midnight
But Joy is soon to come
I know it feels like midnight
But Joy is soon to come

God said He would turn it around
God said He would turn it around
What that devil meant for evil
God will make it good
Turn around, Turn around, Turn around
x2

Give him all the praise
For God is in control

God said He would turn it around
God said He would turn it around
What that devil meant for evil
God will make it good
Turn around, Turn around, Turn around
x2

He will give you beauty for ashes
Joy for your pain
Priase for your sadness
As you remember his name
Mourning into dancing
Sorrow into Joy
Every day will be sweeter than the day before
x2

God said He would turn it around
God said He would turn it around
What that devil meant for evil
God will make it good
Turn around, Turn around, Turn around
x2

Receive That Breakthrough. The Kind That Makes One Forget The Pain, The Shame, The Reproach Of The Past. "I can hear BREAKTHROUGH. Good morning my business. It is a new dawn."

Concerning Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12 AMPLIFIED
[source: Biblegateway]

1 Now about the spiritual gifts (the special endowments of supernatural energy), brethren, I do not want you to be misinformed.

2 You know that when you were heathen (pagan, non-believers), you were led off after idols that could not speak [habitually] as impulse directed and whenever the occasion might arise.

3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking under the power and influence of the [Holy] Spirit of God can [ever] say, Jesus be cursed! And no one can [really] say, Jesus is [my] Lord, except by and under the power and influence of the Holy Spirit.

4 Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same.

5 And there are distinctive varieties of service and ministration, but it is the same Lord [Who is served].

6 And there are distinctive varieties of operation [of working to accomplish things], but it is the same God Who inspires and energizes them all in all.

7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the [Holy] Spirit [the evidence, the spiritual illumination of the Holy Spirit] for the common good and profit.

8 To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit;

9 To another [wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit, to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues.
Unity and Diversity in the Body

12 For just as the body is a unity and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so it is with Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

13 For by [means of the personal agency of] one [Holy] Spirit we were all, whether Jews or Gentiles (non-Jew), slaves or free, baptized [and by baptism united together] into one body, and all made to drink of one [Holy] Spirit. [For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body. NIV]

14 For the body does not consist of one limb or organ but of many.

15 If the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not [a part] of the body?

16 If the ear should say, Because I am not the eye, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not [a part] of the body?

17 If the whole body were an eye, where [would be the sense of] hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where [would be the sense of] smell?

18 But as it is, God has placed and arranged the limbs and organs in the body, each [particular one] of them, just as He wished and saw fit and with the best adaptation.

19 But if [the whole] were all a single organ, where would the body be?

20 And now there are [certainly] many limbs and organs, but a single body.

21 And the eye is not able to say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

22 But instead, there is [absolute] necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak.

23 And those [parts] of the body which we consider rather ignoble are [the very parts] which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness (modesty and decorum),

24 Which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted (mingled, harmonized, and subtly proportioned the parts of) the whole body, giving the greater honor and richer endowment to the inferior parts which lack [apparent importance],

25 So that there should be no division or discord or lack of adaptation [of the parts of the body to each other], but the members all alike should have a mutual interest in and care for one another.

26 And if one member suffers, all the parts [share] the suffering; if one member is honored, all the members [share in] the enjoyment of it.

27 Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function].

28 So God has appointed some in the church [for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues.

29 Are all apostles (special messengers)? Are all prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God)? Are all teachers? Do all have the power of performing miracles?

30 Do all possess extraordinary powers of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?

31 But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all—LOVE].

5 Prayers For Employment and Financial Breakthrough

Hi everyone, I'm here to tell you that prayer works. If you're going through hard times right now and in desperate need of help, print this out or write it down if you don't have access to a printer. Pray this every day and press in to God. Pray with expectation, knowing God will respond to you because you are His child. Also, I recommend listening to the prayers I've shared links to on the right side of my website, and come in agreement with the pastors praying on your behalf. I would like to point out, that you can have many people praying for you, but you still need to pray for yourself too. You need to put in the effort. You need to cry out to your Heavenly Father, your Creator, your Source. You need to be serious about wanting to change your situation, not just in jest. God loves you so much. By reading these and other prayers I've provided for you to copy, you are keeping your focus on God and on His promises for you, and on His UNCONDITIONAL LOVE for you, taking your attention away from your current situation. So even with tears in your eyes, pray. Pray until your situation changes and expect to be WOWED by God. Trust me when I tell you that God is REAL, and will blow your mind if you would simply trust and believe in Him.

5 Prayers For Employment and Financial Breakthrough
[source: Beliefnet.com]

"Father I Thank You."
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you with a heart full of thanksgiving recognizing that every good gift and every perfect present comes from You. Lord, I thank You for all that You’ve done and all that You’re going to do. Father God, I ask that You place Your hand on my finances. Father, Your word says that You have given us the ability to generate wealth. Therefore, Lord I trust in Your ability to prosper me in this time. Father grab hold of my life and teach me to prosper in this season. Holy Spirit bless the fruit of my hands, heart, and mind that I will be able to find opportunities to prosper in this season. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

"Jehoveh Jireh, My Provider."
Righteous Father, Your very name speaks to Your supernatural ability to provide and destroy seasons of lack. Father I trust and believe in You. Lord God almighty, I surrender my financial situation to You and leave it at Your feet. Over and over in Scriptures it is evident that You hear and answer the petition of Your saints. King David wrote that he has never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed begging for bread. I stand on this promise Heavenly Father and trust wholeheartedly in Your ability to provide. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

"I Trust and Believe In You."
Lord, help my unbelief and doubt. Teach me to remember Your exceedingly great works, Your benevolence, and the benefits that You’ve brought into my life. Father remind me to lean not on my understanding or that which is in front of me, but fully trust in Your Sovereign hand. God in this season as I wait patiently on Your financial provision, I trust that You are faithful and will do it. Thank you for building my faith and teaching me more of Your ways during this time. I love you.

"According to Your Riches and Glory."
You are not a God of lack, who lives in poverty in need of anything from anyone. God everything is Yours. All resources belong to You to distribute as You wish. Father, in my heart I know that You have my best interest at hand. Help me to walk in step with The Holy Spirit as I wait for this season to shift. Father, I will not worry while I wait. I repeat, I will not worry while I wait. I will instead enjoy the spiritual art of contentment with a thankful heart, trusting in a Heavenly Father who provides for His children out of His abundance riches. Thank You Father for Your generosity and making sure I’m well taken care of. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

"Hedge of Protection."
Holy Father, please keep a hedge of protection around me and my family (or me and my household, or me, my household and my neighborhood). Father please continue to open doors of employment for me that no man can close and close doors that are not consistent with Your perfect will for my life. I trust in Your ability to select the best path for my life because You know me better than anyone else. Father, protect the home and property that you’ve allowed me to steward. Keep my heart always consumed with you and not worldly possessions. As You continue to bless me, I will continue to be a blessing to others no matter what season I go through just as Job trusted you with all he had, I too say “Though He may slay me, yet will I trust Him.”

[source: PositivePrayers.com]

I pray for wisdom for finances. Blessed be You Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.
Psalms 68:19

God, You wish above all things that we would prosper and be in health, even as our soul prospers. With Your help, I am prospering. I am in health. My soul is prospering.
3 John 1:2

The whole earth is Yours Lord. All that I am, and all that I have are Yours. Help me to be a good steward over all You have trusted me with.
Psalms 24:1

Lord, thank You for multiplying all of my resources. I am increasing. Your blessings are always more than enough.
Psalms 115:14

As Your Word says – You open Your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing… You are bigger than any financial challenge I will ever face.
Psalms 145:16

Lord, You have given us the power to get wealth, so that we may help to establish Your covenant and spread the gospel. I take action daily to improve my finances. Your economy is always a great economy, and filled with Blessings.
Deuteronomy 8:18

God, I pray that everything that You have called me to do will continue to prosper. I am blessed going in and blessed going out. I am blessed to be a blessing to others.
Deuteronomy 28:6

Your blessings make us rich, and You add no sorrow with it. Thank You for leading me to true prosperity – including things money cannot buy.
Proverbs 10:22

God, with Your blessings, we attract riches, and honor, and the abundant life.
Proverbs 22:4

In everything I give thanks to You Lord! I keep the words of Your covenant, and do them, that I may prosper in all that I do. Thank you for all of my blessings.
Deuteronomy 29:9

God's Everlasting Mercy... ♥

God's Everlasting Mercy
written by by Henry Morris III

God's mercy (and grace) is a monumental theme in Scripture, the English word appearing some 341 times in the Bible. The four Hebrew and three Greek words associated with this term appear a total of 454 times and are also translated as "kindness," "loving kindness," "goodness," "favor," "compassion," and "pity." Of the sixty-six books of the Bible, only sixteen do not use one of these words for mercy. Even though "mercy" is an important concept, it is somewhat difficult to prescribe a definition, especially since "grace" is occasionally closely coupled with it.

However similar they may appear to be, these words are not synonyms. "Grace" is most often associated with the sovereign dispensing of totally undeserved favor, and is specifically connected to salvation. "Mercy" is more often connected to the withholding of judgment: "For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment" (James 2:13).

Psalm 136 repeats the theme "for His mercy endureth forever," each of the 26 verses listing incomparable aspects of God's kindness to us. As all of us begin the season of thanksgiving and celebration of God's bounty and provision (both physical and spiritual), join with me in refreshing our knowledge of His mercy.

God is good!

"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness" (Lamentations 3:22-23).

"The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works" (Psalm 145:9).

"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart" (Psalm 37:4).

God is above all and sovereign!

"Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity...because he delighteth in mercy.... He will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea" (Micah 7:18-19).

"The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children" (Psalm 103:17).

Because He is the "King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God" (1 Timothy 1:17) and He is "the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords" (1 Timothy 6:15), we should therefore "give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever" (Psalm 136:3).

God does great wonders!

The creation of the universe stands out among all of the religions of the world as unique to the God of the Bible. It distinguishes all of the principalities and powers of this universe from the One who created the heavens and the earth (1 Corinthians 8:5-6). We cannot even understand the triune nature of God apart from what He has revealed of Himself in the creation (Romans 1:20). The very gospel of God has its everlasting foundation in the creation (Revelation 14:6-7). God's "signature" is written throughout the universe, so much so that He used the evidence of His design and authority integrated into the ecosystems of the earth to prove His deity to His servant Job (Job 39-40). We do well to honor "him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever" (Psalm 136:4).

God is a great deliverer!

The exodus of the nation of Israel from Egypt still stands as one of the most intriguing and awe-inspiring events of history. Nothing in the annals of human events comes close to the intervention of the "I AM THAT I AM" in the affairs of nations. God came "down to deliver" (Exodus 3:8) and to display His "signs and wonders" (Exodus 7:3) "against all the gods of Egypt" (Exodus 12:12). Never before or since has God taken "him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors" (Deuteronomy 4:34).

In the context of New Testament Christianity, our God has delivered us from "the power of Satan" (Acts 26:18) and "darkness" (Colossians 1:13) into "his marvelous light" (1 Peter 2:9). We have been set free from "the law of sin" (Romans 8:2) and from "this present evil world" (Galatians 1:4) to the "glorious liberty of the children of God" (Romans 8:21). The same God who "overthrew Pharaoh" is the Savior who will "deliver the godly out of temptations" (2 Peter 2:9) and "from every evil work" (2 Timothy 4:18) and has "given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust" (2 Peter 1:4).

God is a great provider!

There are three specific examples given in Psalm 136 of God's sovereign provision. He protects and shelters during the "wilderness." He makes possible victories over great "enemies." And He gives "food to all flesh" The details of God's provision and the many examples in the Scripture are inexhaustible. Yet in these three areas, we find hope for any situation "in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).

Were it not for the promises of deliverance from our enemies so replete throughout the Scriptures, were it not for the hope that we would see deliverance "in the land of the living" (Psalm 27:13), and were it not for the confident knowledge that "evildoers shall be cut off" (Psalm 37:9), we could be in constant fear and torment. God does promise to bring us victory! We are told that He will fight for us! We are not left to our own devices! Jesus said, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.... and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world" (Matthew 28:18-20).

Finally, while we are never to take God's provision for granted--"give us this day our daily bread" (Matthew 6:11)--we need to be reminded that the mercy of God extends far beyond the care of His own. "He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust" (Matthew 5:45). God is "the God of the whole earth" (Isaiah 54:5). We often get caught up in trying to make provisions for a "rainy day" in a future that is unknowable and unsecured, but God knows that we "have need of all these things" (Matthew 6:32). Whatever our circumstances may be, God knows, understands, and will make sure that "his mercy endureth for ever"

Heavenly Father, we would give Thee thanks and praise for Thy great mercies to us this day. We acknowledge that our words are not sufficient to honor Thy majesty or our minds capable of understanding how to express our thanks. Yet we would offer them to Thee as all that our heart, our soul, and our mind can speak. Please accept them as offerings of a sweet smell before Thy throne.

Faith Persevering in Trial

Psalm 40 (KJV)
[source: Biblegateway.com]

1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

4 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest.

10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me.

14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.

17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

Beautiful Message By Osho On How To Stay Centered... ♥

How to Stay Centered

I am not saying leave the world and become hermits somewhere in the Himalayas - no. But sometimes leave, relax, be useless, be alone, exist like a rock, be independent, free from the world, be a part of nature - and you will be rejuvenated, reborn. Then come back and move in society and in the crowd again. And try to carry that beauty, that silence that happened to you when you were alone. Now carry it, don′t lose contact with it. Move deep into the crowd but don′t become a part of it. Let the crowd be there outside you - you remain alone.

And when you become capable of being alone in the crowd, you have achieved real aloneness. It is easy to be alone on a hilltop. The whole of nature helps you, and nothing is a barrier. To be back in the market-place, in the shop, in the office, in the family, and to remain alone - that is an achievement. Then it is something you have achieved and it is not just accidental, something that happened because of the hills. Now the quality of consciousness has changed. So remain alone in the crowd. The crowd will be there outside but don′t allow it to enter in. Protect whatsoever you have gained. Defend it, don′t allow it to be disturbed.

And whenever you feel that the feeling has become dull, that you are missing it, that society has disturbed it, that the dust has gathered around, that the fresh spring is no longer fresh, that it is polluted - move again. Fall out of society to renew it, to make it alive again. Then come back and move in the crowd.

And then a moment will come when that original spring will remain fresh and no one will be able to pollute it or contaminate it. Then there is no need to move anywhere.

~Osho

5 Tips To Become More Light-Hearted

written by Naomi Goodlet
[source: Pick the Brain]

Are you too serious? Maybe you get offended easily or judge others on autopilot? Or perhaps you just feel that you could benefit from ‘lightening up” and taking a more cheerful approach to your life?

We can get bogged down, solemn and stuck in our unhelpful ways, trudging through each day carrying on our habits from the day before.

But I’m here to challenge you to intervene and make some changes. It’s for your own good.

Here are 5 easy tips to become more light-hearted.

1) Come from love

Love is open, generous and most importantly, non-judgmental. This means that in order to come from love, you need to accept people as they are.

Notice how you label others or disapprove of their choices. Doing this only serves to make you feel tense, frustrated or critical and trust me, if you’ve been judging others for a while, you deserve to feel better… and you can!

Use this reminder: I can’t change you, I accept you as you are. I choose to feel good.

2) If it will be funny later, let it be funny now

Something goes unexpectedly wrong, your plans get interrupted, someone lets you down or, worst of all, one of your tech devices stops working! Tragedy!

Have you ever had a complete meltdown when something like this happened only to laugh about it when you shared the story later?

If it’s funny later, it can be funny now. I promise.

When you feel yourself getting sucked into meltdown mode, imagine yourself telling this story to a good friend in a year’s time. Are you laughing about it? If so then allow yourself to channel that hilarity into the present moment. Let it be funny now!

3) Ask questions

There is much to be gained from showing a genuine interest in another person. Not only do you open yourself up to learn something new, but you give the gift of your attention. Probably the greatest gift you can ever offer to anyone.

If you find yourself stuck in the story of your own life, feeling miserable about your situation then it’s unlikely that complaining about it is going to make you feel any better or deepen your relationship with your loved ones.

Instead, ask them about their life. You will relax and they will feel validated and appreciated. Engaging with others without the need to be heard in return is a noble skill, the mastery of which will leave you feeling surprisingly fulfilled.

4) Bring positivity with you

It can be so easy to fall into the pattern of expecting people, events and circumstances to bring us joy, we often forget that we can bring it too.

Make it your goal to fill your own life and the lives of those around you up with positivity. I’m not talking about approaching events with the attitude of “This better be good,” and then allowing yourself to be disappointed if it’s not as good as you’d liked it to be.

Instead it’s about getting your “happy” on and then not allowing anyone or anything to take it from you. That is your choice to make. Nobody forces you to give it away.

Consider something that we all deal with from time to time, waiting. If you show up with a positive spirit then waiting probably won’t bother you. But, if you let the situation sap your good vibes, then you make space for frustration and blame that will not only leave you in a bad mood but also make you fairly unpleasant to be around.

5) Smile

It seems obvious but most people don’t do it as often as they’d like to think they do.

Imagine that all day tomorrow you’re going to be filming a close up movie of your face that you can watch back. Check in with yourself throughout the day and consider how many times you smiled in the last 30 minutes.

Was it enough for you?

Smiling not only does wonders for your own body, it invites people to smile with you. It shares something special and magical. Think of someone you love, a funny story or something that you are grateful for and let it beam out of you through your smile!

Look for the Hidden Good and 3 Other Ways to React to Problems. Why a Positive Mental Attitude is Indispensable to Your Success.

written by Brian Tracy
October 20, 2015
[source: Success.com]

It is not what happens to you that counts. It is how you react to what happens to you—especially when there are unexpected problems.

Here are four things you can do to assure that your attitude is the very best it can be, no matter what the circumstance:

1. Focus on the future.

Whatever challenges you face, focus on the future rather than on the past. Instead of worrying about who did what and who is to blame, focus on where you want to be and what you want to do. Get a clear mental image of your ideal successful future, and then take whatever action you can to begin moving in that direction. Get your mind, your thoughts and your mental images on the future.

2. Think about the solution.

Whenever you’re faced with a difficulty, focus on the solution rather than on the problem. Think and talk about the ideal solution to the obstacle or setback, rather than wasting time rehashing and reflecting on the problem. Solutions are inherently positive, whereas problems are inherently negative.

Take some time to write out every detail of the problem, and then take the most logical next step to solve it. The instant that you begin thinking in terms of solutions, you become a positive and constructive human being.

3. Look for the good.

Assume that something good is hidden within each difficulty or challenge. Norman Vincent Peale, a major proponent of positive thinking, once said, “Whenever God wants to give us a gift, he wraps it up in a problem.” The bigger the gift you have coming, the bigger the problem you will receive. But the wonderful thing is that if you look for the gift, you will always find it.

4. Seek the lesson.

Assume that whatever situation you are facing at the moment is exactly the right situation you need to ultimately be successful. This situation has been sent to you to help you learn something, to help you become better, to help you expand and grow.

So seek for the valuable lesson in every adversity. Make a list of every idea or insight you can gain from every setback or difficulty.

A positive mental attitude is indispensable to your success. You can be as positive as you want to be if you will simply think about the future and look for the good. If you do what other successful people do, if you use your mind to exert mental control over the situation, you will be positive and cheerful most of the time. And you will reap the benefits enjoyed by all successful people.

There are usually 3 ways people react to change—are you non-active, reactive or proactive? Find out how to take charge of inevitable change.

I CHOOSE: ♥ An Inspirational Poem ♥


I CHOOSE

I choose to be happy.

I choose to live in a kind universe.

I choose to find things in common with the people that come into my life, celebrating our similarites and honoring our differences.

I choose to trust that this life isn't a random life.

I choose to reach out and help another, knowing I can make a difference, even though I may never witness the outcome.

I choose to pursue an honorable career.

I choose to believe we are all here for a reason, a good reason.

I choose friends who will restore me with support, joy and kindness and offer me the opportunity to do the same for them.

I choose to search for authentic meaning in my daily experiences.

I choose to welcome life's lessons.

HAPPY Sunday Everybody. 😊 What Is Life About?


When I woke up this morning,

I asked myself, "What is life about?"

I found the answer in my home..

The fan said, "Be cool."

The roof said, "Aim high."

The window said, "See the world!"

The clock said, "Every minute is precious."

The mirror said, "Reflect before you act."

The calendar said, "Be up to date."

The door said, "Push hard for your goals."

The floor said, "Kneel down and pray."

~ Anonymous

August 16, 2017

USA: Setup? Man Behind White-Supremacist (KKK) Rally In Charlottesville, Virginia Supported Obama Compared Republicans To Serial Killer And Praised Clinton.

WND
written by Chelsea Schilling
Wednesday August 16, 2017

The organizer of the violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was until recently a Barack Obama supporter and was also a member of the leftist radical Occupy Wall Street Movement, according to a report from a hard-left activist group.

The details from his recent past have many in the blogosphere and on social media asking: Is the Charlottesville rally organizer really a left-wing plant?

Jason Kessler organized the Aug. 12 “Unite the Right” rally in which white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and other groups battled in the street with “Antifa” and counter-protesters.

The torch-lit rally was held in response to the Charlottesville City Council’s plan to remove a statue of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee. James Fields, 20, who attended the pro-monument rally, killed a woman named Heather Hayer and injured 19 others when he rammed his car into a gathering of counter-protesters, who then responded by smashing in the car’s windows with bats. Authorities are investigating the act as a potential terrorist attack, though it is not immediately clear if the attack was premeditated.

A day after the deadly violence, Kessler attempted to hold a press conference. But an angry crowd shouted him down with chants of “murderer,” “shame” and “thug.” Kessler blamed police officers for “refusing to do their job.” The mob chased him until he was forced to seek protection from police.

So exactly who is Jason Kessler?

Kessler, the 34-year-old president of Unity and Security for America, is a blogger and reporter who has written about race-related issues and has described a cultural “second American Civil War.” He has tweeted: “White Americans are in a situation like the Native Americans were in in the 19th century. We are being dispossessed of our territory.”
But before Kessler organized “Unite the Right” rally, it appears he was a fan of President Obama, President Clinton, gun control, Occupy Wall Street, Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and other leftist causes.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, an extreme leftist group that’s hostile to conservatives, reported that Kessler appears to have a history of leftist activism and only expressed a “rightward shift” in November 2016 – around the time of President Trump’s election. SPLC wrote:
Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.

At one recent speech in favor of Charlottesville’s status as a sanctuary city, Kessler live-streamed himself as an attendee questioned him and apologized for an undisclosed spat during Kessler’s apparent involvement with Occupy. Kessler appeared visibly perturbed by the woman’s presence and reminders of their past association.

Kessler himself has placed his “red-pilling” around December of 2013 when a PR executive was publicly excoriated for a tasteless Twitter joke about AIDS in Africa.

Regarding the incident, Kessler stated “… so it was just a little race joke, nothing that big of a deal, she didn’t have that many followers, she probably didn’t think anybody was gonna see it.”

Regardless of Kessler’s past politics, the rightward shift in his views was first put on display in November, 2016 when his tirade against [Charlottesville Vice Mayor] Wes Bellamy began.
The blog Nation One News posted 2012 and 2013 tweets purportedly from Kessler revealing his support for leftist causes and political figures.

According to one alleged tweet to Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, on March 19, 2013, Kessler wrote: “@SenatorReid I think you’re a guy who gets things done and I respect that but you need to support the assault weapons ban bc its now or never.”

Another tweet, on Dec. 14, 2012, stated: “These gun nuts have bullied the American people for too long and enabled too many killers. #GunControlNow.”

On Sept. 6, 2012, Kessler appeared to lavish praise on President Obama and former President Bill Clinton, who had offered a spirited defense of Obama at the Democratic National Convention that evening.

“Obama and Clinton just demolished the Republican arguments on consecutive nights with two of the greatest speeches of this generation,” Kessler tweeted.
And, according to another tweet posted by Nation One News, Kessler appears to have praised Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran in an April 2, 2015, tweet: “@BarackObama’s Nobel-worthy ploy for peace comes to fruition & @JohnKerry cements his legacy as a historic Secretary of State. #IranTalks.”

Kessler also purportedly compared Republicans at a 2012 CNN debate to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

A Jan. 26, 2012 tweet posted by the blog stated: “Republicans in #cnndebate are grotesquely mesmerizing as an interview w/ a serial killer. @ least Dahmer couldnt wage war or starve poor ppl.”

Other bloggers pointed to several CNN reports sympathetic to the Occupy Wall Street movement with bylines by “CNN Assignment Editor Jason Kessler.” However, two CNN representatives told WND the former assignment editor is not the same Jason Kessler who organized the Charlottesville rally.

Kessler denies that he is a “secret liberal,” claiming he was “red-pilled” – meaning he came to see reality – about three years ago, in 2014.
WND’s tweets to Kessler inquiring about whom he supported during the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections were unreturned at the time of this report.

In a video posted to Twitter on Aug. 14, Kessler addressed the SPLC report:
The SPLC started a rumor, like a hit piece, for right-wing people about how I am a secret liberal blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And this is the kind of thing that is red meat for like the alt-right mafia … Basically, I grew up in Charlottesville. Anybody who has seen the way Charlottesville was over this weekend understands that it is an incredibly left-wing commie town. So I was a product of Charlottesville. I was red-pilled about three years ago, and that’s the situation.

What red-pilled me? OK, I was red-pilled by identity issues, by the fact that the mainstream media was parroting such demonstrably false narratives about black people being shot in the streets by racist copes even though I knew that these cops were, in many case, not even white cops. Sometimes they were black, Latino, Asian cops. The black men were violently resisting the cops, but the mainstream media was capitalizing on that narrative to try to push their multiculturalism agenda, give these double standards to black people so that they can commit crimes, whereas white people would not be able to get away with those same crimes without prosecution.

So there was also the gender issue. I knew that if I was [sic] listening to mainstream media, they would go on and harp and harp and harp about like women being discriminated against in college when I knew that women were over-represented in college at this point in time. I also would hear them talk about health-care funding and so on and so forth that, from my work around the universities, I knew that the majority of the health-care funding was for women. So I started to look outside of what sources were available in the mainstream. So I started to look into social media and so forth. So, like a lot of other people, I just changed my mind.

People come from libertarianism, liberalism, whatever is the position they’re in, I think it’s a mark of somebody who is an open-minded and a free-thinker, a true intellectual person that they’re able to take in information and process it and change their mind. People who are rigid and are not able to process new information and change their mind about things are really not very good thinkers or useful people. I think that a lot of information is constricted so that most people are not able to make up their minds for themselves.
Kessler also blasted the media for reporting that his Charlottesville rally was a “neo-Nazi rally.”

“That’s not what it was,” he claimed. “Basically, besides preserving people’s heritage, it was about just white people being able to stand up for themselves.”

USA: Virginia Governor Blames ACLU For The Violence In Charlottesville AFTER ACLU Exposed The Governor And Mayor ALLOWED The Violence AND THUS Consequently Heather Heyer's Death.

REMINDER: Democratic Virginia Governor and Democratic Charlottesville Mayor told police to stand down. This is criminal. Their job is to protect and serve the public. They are in authority. They should have planned for crowd control in the public sphere. They wanted this riot. Basically, they "incited a riot by falsely yelling fire with the INTENT TO HARM." Figuratively speaking, they caused the stampede that resulted in Heather Heyer's death. They are responsible for her death NOT THE JUDGE who followed the letter of the law and approved the permit. Oh, and for those of you who don't know, this is the state Hillary Clinton's VP running mate, Tim Kaine is US Senator.

In my opinion, Heather Heyer's parents should sue the crap out of the them for their deliberate indifference.
Deliberate indifference is defined as requiring (1) an "awareness of facts from which the inference could be drawn that a substantial risk of serious harm exists" and (2) the actual "drawing of the inference." Elliott v. Jones, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91125 (N.D. Fla. Sept. 1, 2009) Deliberate indifference is the conscious or reckless disregard of the consequences of one's acts or omissions. It entails something more than negligence, but is satisfied by something less than acts or omissions for the very purpose of causing harm or with knowledge that harm will result.
August 14, 2017

On National Public Radio’s Morning Edition today, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe blamed the ACLU for the violence that took place on Saturday in Charlottesville.

“The City of Charlottesville asked for that to be moved out of downtown Charlottesville to a park about a mile and a half away to a park with a lot of open fields. That was the place where it should have been,” McAuliffe said. “We were unfortunately sued by the ACLU. The judge ruled against us. That rally should not have been in the middle of downtown.”

The ACLU of Virginia’s Executive Director Claire G. Gastanaga had the following response:

“We are horrified by the violence that took place in Charlottesville on Saturday and the tragic loss of life that resulted from it. The ACLU of Virginia does not support violence. We do not support Nazis. We support the Constitution and laws of the United States. We would be eager to work with the governor and the attorney general on efforts to ensure that public officials understand their rights and obligations under the law.

“But let’s be clear: our lawsuit challenging the city to act constitutionally did not cause violence nor did it in any way address the question whether demonstrators could carry sticks or other weapons at the events.

“We asked the city to adhere to the U.S. Constitution and ensure people’s safety at the protest. It failed to do so. In our system, the city makes the rules and the courts enforce them. Our role is to ensure that the system works the same for everyone.

“In the weeks after the July 8 protests, the city (working with the governor and others) had ample opportunity to put together a case and present it in court on its own motion justifying the revocation of the permit and the imposition of a prior restraint on speech. If the judge in our case had been presented with any credible evidence or testimony by the city of an imminent threat of harm (other than a list of internet entries) or evidence that the change in permit would, in fact, result in no demonstration in downtown Charlottesville, I have confidence that he would have denied the injunction, and the city would have been faced with enforcing the change of venue and protecting demonstrators and counter-demonstrators in two locations.

“Instead, the city’s pleadings said that its decision to revoke the permit was based primarily on the unmanageable numbers of people who would show up. An affidavit from the police chief said that they expected twice as many counter-protesters (2,000) as protesters (1,000). Yet, the city did not revoke the permits for the counter-protesters, too. In light of those facts, the judge couldn’t get beyond the fact that the city hadn’t revoked all permits for demonstrations downtown on Saturday.

“It is the responsibility of law enforcement to ensure safety of both protesters and counter-protesters. The policing on Saturday was not effective in preventing violence. I was there and brought concerns directly to the secretary of public safety and the head of the Virginia State Police about the way that the barricades in the park limiting access by the arriving demonstrators and the lack of any physical separation of the protesters and counter-protesters on the street were contributing to the potential of violence. They did not respond. In fact, law enforcement was standing passively by, seeming to be waiting for violence to take place, so that they would have grounds to declare an emergency, declare an ‘unlawful assembly’ and clear the area.

“Rather than seeking to scapegoat the ACLU of Virginia and the Rutherford Institute for the devastating events on Saturday, it is my firm hope and desire that the governor and other state and local officials will learn from this past weekend how constitutionally to prevent events like the horror we saw in Charlottesville from ever happening again.”