Oct 26, 2004 Volume 1 No. 24

You're Amazing !!!

We are amazing creations; we were made to grow; to create, to change, to replenish, to strive and to thrive. Are you living your life as the amazing creation that you were designed to be ??

Enjoy the newsletter and have a Blessed Week!!

Cathy Morenzie

When the oak is felled the forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown silently by an unnoticed breeze

~ Thomas Carlyle

The word process in itself indicates continuity, (definition - "a natural continuing activity or function..."), therefore one cannot have an instant process. In this present time that we're living there seems to be a resistance and disdain towards taking our time. We have become so entrapped in the "instant" lifestyle that we sometimes view the process of time as a spoke in our busy wheels. This in part explains why some of us have so many incomplete tasks and forsaken goals before us - we were not willing to see the process through to the end.

In order to experience the joys of reaping a harvest, one has to be willing to toil diligently and be committed to seeing the task through to the end. With all things challenges and unforeseen circumstances arise but the onus remains on you to stick your heels in and see that thing through. Whatever it is that you have dropped by the wayside, are thinking about quitting or have failed to begin - recommit yourself to seeing it through. It's the daily doses of water, sunshine, constant pruning and careful watch that ensure that every seed in your life lives up to its potential to become a forest of great things.

~ Nadia C. Thomas



One Step at a Time

If someone told me a year ago that I would complete a half marathon, I would have called them crazy. I still have a hard time believing I finished a half marathon. We are capable of a lot more than we even can think of or imagine. We have to stop limiting ourselves.

A spiritual mentor of mine told me long ago “When you stop growing you die”. What she meant was that we have to continue to challenge ourselves in different areas of our lives so that we keep stretching ourselves. Annually she would set three types of goals, spiritual, mental and physical. She learned to rollerblade last summer, so I thought that I may as well try her method. Last November I set my three goals, spiritual, mental and physical. My physical goal was to complete a half marathon. I had not done any significant distance before so I really started training from scratch. I literally started on my treadmill by running a few steps and walking and gradually I would increasing my running intervals over my walking intervals, but that was mainly indoors on my treadmill. I still had not really run outdoors. Running outdoors was a lot more effort and time consuming so this was a challenge for me. It was a long 16 weeks of training, but run day finally came, May 16th 2004. Boy was I afraid! At the starting line I really felt like a runner and part of a running community, it was great. I had many cheerleaders and supporters with me. But that feeling quickly faded. About 6K into the run I didn’t think I could finish, even though I ran the same route two weeks before. My trainer/partner yelled at me (in an encouraging way) and reminded me of how far we had come. She also told me to put fear under one foot and failure under the other and stomp them out “one step at a time”. Then with the finish line in sight, my toes on both feet cramped up in little balls and would not move. It was excruciating! I could not walk much less run. It took a while to loosen them up, but I was determined to finish, I came too far to stop now. The lady in the stretcher with 2 men carrying her passed me but I was still determined so I sprinted to the finish line on the balls of my feet because if my toes touched the ground they would curl up again. But I did it! 3 hours after I started, but I finished.

Thank you God for helping to accomplish was looked like the impossible.

I have not warmed up to the title of runner, but I know I am definitely an “overcomer”.

Loy Pinnock-Brown


Facts About the Human Body

1. Our eyes never grow, our ears and nose never stop growing.

2. A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip

3. We give birth to 100 billion red cells every day.

4. The average adult is made up of 100 trillion cells

5. Babies are born without knee-caps. They don’t appear until they are 2-6 years old.

6. Every person has a unique hand and tongue print.

7. Women blink twice as much as men

8. In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

9. Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.

10. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

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