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Three Steps to Take in the New Year

Today we live in a complicated world as it relates to the distractions of television, internet, and social media. It becomes very difficult to prioritize health and fitness each day because they battle for your time along with your normal every day activities.  The path to health and fitness may not be as complicated as you think. Consider these three simple steps as you move towards 2018 being your best healthy and fit year yet!

If you’re a couch potato, parent or an executive, you must see yourself on top. Make a mental picture of yourself being healthy and fit. Imagine yourself in your new body.  Wearing the clothes you love, having endless energy and having self-confidence. Allow this image to permeate your thoughts until you feel the internal peace of attainment.

Once you’ve established the image of your ultra-fit self. Now begin to chart a path. I recommend establishing small workable goals first. Developing consistency is much more beneficial than developing large overwhelming goals. There are many phone apps that have 5-20 minute workout apps that I fine to be very useful. You’ll receive maximum benefits in a short amount of time. My personal favorite apps for exercising and food tracking are the Nike Training Club, MyFitnessPal, and Daily Workout.

Lastly, you must take action. Building elaborate plans and mental mapping success is useless without execution. Taking the first steps can be overwhelming and tiresome, but over time health and fitness becomes effortless, fun, and may become a spiritual outlet. I recommend just starting, even a goal as small as drinking more water every day and taking a 7-minute walk is worth a try. The goal is progress not perfection.

Heyward Jackson
Bad Advice
Well, 2017 is over and here we are at the start of 2018!  That was fast!  Life seems to move faster these days and partly because of the abundance of information we are exposed to on a daily basis.  We live in a time where we can, in the blink of an eye, immediately find some seemly relevant article, posting, or even blog on anything we want.  But there are pros and cons to the speed of this dispensation we live in that has been called the Information Age.  On the positive side, data research and sharing that used to take days to complete can be done in seconds!  Long gone are the days of libraries and the Dewey decimal system being the primary use of research.  And if you don’t know what the Dewey decimal system is, you just made my point!  Times have changed, and information is moving at the speed of light.  With data being shared so fast, complex problems can be solved much faster because many more minds can collaborate more quickly.  On the negative side, if we are not careful, we can become susceptible to information overload.  Information overload happens when a person or group of people is exposed to too much data.
With information given so freely and easy to access, there is never a dearth of opinions on how one should handle your money; everyone has an opinion!  And with information coming at us so fast and with such anonymity, it can be extremely difficult to rightly decipher good advice from bad advice.  Trying to get the best financial advice can be nerve wrecking.  It can be so overwhelming that some of us tend to believe what we hear most often or we tend to give extra credence to people we admire or trust regardless of their financial credentials.  But what if the person (or people) we are taking our financial direction from is lost themselves?  We literally become the blind following the blind.  And we know how where they end up; falling in a ditch.
When it comes to financial advice, first start with the Word of God!  Ask yourself, “What does God say about this?”  If the advice is unethical, immoral, or if it can really hurt you financially if things go wrong, then stay away!  You have to protect yourself and your financial progress.  Sacrificing your integrity is never a worthwhile shortcut.  Secondly, consider the source of this advice.  How financially successful is the source of this information? Are they were you want to be?  Are they following the advice themselves, and if so, is it working for them?  How are they going to prosper if you take their advice?  Watch out for wolves that speak the language a sheep wants to hear!  Oh, and in case you are wondering, the authors of this article have paid off over $100,000 in consumer debt and we are totally debt free!  Thirdly, ask yourself, “Is it too good to be true?”  Everyone likes to get what they want in a hurry, but the bible warns against quick riches (Proverbs 13:11).  Jim Rohn once said, “Success is neither magical or mysterious.  Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.”  And finally, get at least one other opinion from someone you trust to give you good financial advice (so your shopping friend or your favorite cousin or aunt might not be the best choice for advice).  A second opinion might provide a fresh perspective, some insight, or more information that will help you make the best decision.  Remember, safety is found in the multitude of counselors (Proverbs 11:14).
I know everyone that gives financial advice does not have malicious intent, but good intentions from good people does NOT mean you are getting good advice!  Some people just don’t know any better, and they don’t know they don’t know better, so charge it to their head and not their heart.  But it is up to you to be discerning and regulate their influence in your financial life. Poor financial decisions can seriously slow down your progress and can take years to recover from.  So choose wisely who you allow to speak into your financial future.  God Bless.

Alfred King

Veterans Food Drive

Items Needed 

Peanut Butter                                                               Spaghetti Sauce

Peanut & Cheese Crackers                                         Pop-top canned fruits & vegetables (pull tab)                                      

Beef Jerky                                                                     Macaroni & Cheese

Apple Sauce                                                                  Individually Packaged chips/pretzels0Goldfish

Pudding                                                                         Boxed Drinks, juice and water

Fruit Cups                                                                     Vienna Sausages (with pull tab)

Granola Bars                                                                Pop Tarts

Power                                                                            Individual Packets of Oatmeal

Cereal Bars                                                                   Plastic Spoons

Single serving items of Chef Boyardee Items        Gallon Sized Ziploc Bags

Ravioli/ Spaghetti – O’s                                             Fruit Snacks

Single Serving Soups (with pull tab)                        Dried Fruit

Tomato Juice                                                               Trail Mix

Packaged Nuts                                                            Any kind of pasta





Fresh Wind


HAPPY NEW YEAR…it is 2018, the Year that we are decreeing according to Acts 2:2 the power of the “Fresh Wind”.  I believe that this will be an exceptional year of the Lord’s favor in 3 dimensions: Spirit, Power, and Abundance.  We will arise like a mighty army with victory and the authority to conquer.  I know by a witness in my spirit that this will be a year of great manifestation of God’s hand. It is so important that we trump through every misconception of who we are in Christ Jesus, and realize that the past of the former years cannot be a deterrent of us moving forward and taking major faith steps towards our purpose.  Begin this year with a perpetual praise and being persistent about framing your world with Words of faith, stay consistent in prayer, reading the word of God, fasting and holding on to what God has promised us, will cause us to have a second wind to complete the course.  You must hold on to your Faith in 2018!

In Hebrews 11:6 Amp it reads:

 “ But without faith, it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.” 

I love the word reward. A reward is a recompense for a worthy act. God loves to reward and benefit you for diligently seeking Him.

Learn to live the lifestyle of pursuing the things of God, putting him first in your life, and raising your expectation level.

The things you are thankful for are the things that God will multiply in your life; begin this year honoring God through gratefulness. Put Him first every day.

Words create your daily experiences. Words are containers of expectation. They are filled with possibilities. Possibilities come as you change the way you think. Words have a powerful effect on the atmosphere around you. Get excited about your words. Your Words will be bringing your breakthrough. Your Words are renewing your strength. Your Words are bringing your abundance and your Words are restoring your health.

Words are powerful tools that open and close doors. Every time you change the way you speak, you open a whole new world of opportunities. Words are powerful tools for changing your life. Your reward is closer than you think…This year 2018, we the Body of Christ will see the hand of the Lord move mighty in our lives, this will be an incredible year of favor, increase, strength, creativity and renewed passion to pursue our dreams.

13“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “When the plowman shall overtake the one who gathers the harvest, and the one who treads the grapes [shall overtake] him who sows the seed [for the harvest continues until planting time]; When the mountains will drip sweet wine. And all the hills shall melt [that is, everything that was once barren will overflow with streams of blessing].
14 “Also I shall bring back the exiles of my people Israel, and they will rebuild the deserted and ruined cities and inhabit them: They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, And make gardens and eat their fruit.15 
“I will also plant them on their land, And they shall never again be uprooted from their land.  Which I have given them,” Says the Lord your God.  Amos 9:13-15


Pastor Clinton House