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The Mirror of My Soul   Leave a comment

From within the mirror of my soul, God sees my complete makeup of who I am. He hears
my unspoken words, because he reads my thoughts. Man judge me by my outer appearance, because he can not know me as God, know me. Man condemn me, for the things that God find to be justified of me. Man hates me, for the things God Love about me.
There is no secret or thought, I can keep from him. And there is no secret place I can dwell in to hide from him. Wherever I go, he is there. Therefore, he is forever present with me.
Father in heaven,
When I fall on my knees before you, please show me your grace and mercy. I need to know that sin, will not cause you to withhold the answer to my desires and needs that I request from you. In my life, where I am weak, strengthen me, lead me in the way of righteousness, and guide my path with your wisdom. God help me to do the things that pleases you. Help me to feel compassion, empathy, and sympathy for others.

Amen
Written by Ellen Jean Barrier
Barrier’s Books & Associates
03/06/2017

Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity   Leave a comment

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers. 3 John 2
Those who have good health, and possess the spirit of happiness within their soul, and enjoy a prosperous life with an adequate financial income, are blessed.
I am inviting you to join me and others on March 25, at 6:00 p.m., to gain access to a program that provide ways to achieve, good health, happiness and prosperity. The link to our event will be posted at a latter date. You may enroll in this program at the link below:
Have a great and prosperous day.
Ellen J. Barrier
To view blessings read: Deuteronomy 28: 2-13
Barrier’s Health and Fitness Zennoa Webinar
March 25, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. Central time
Sponsored by Barrier’s Books & Associates
Owner: Ellen Jean Barrier

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The Beauty of Life   Leave a comment

The Beauty of Life

The butterflies represent the beauty of life and the ever changing process it brings as we take each step forward. Along our journey through life, we grow from our youth to adult years. Life is an experience we embrace because of the beauty we enjoy with family and friends throughout the years.

The smiles we share during the times we gather for the holidays over games, social events and lots of food and fun, are beautiful memories we each hold in our hearts and never let them go. Those of us who prepare meals for the family gathering and plan our activities, we do them with the spirit of love that the joys of life brings with each of the colors of its own beauty in every family, as seen in the picture with the angel holding the butterflies above.

In our hearts we each are thankful for our family and friends and for the memories that we all share. And we pray there will be more beautiful memories of life we will share along our journey of life stories.

The Journey of Life   4 comments

The Journey of Life

Life is a journey for each of us. We travel it on a long path that is often winding and adventurous. Along the way we encounter many challenges and face many obstacles. Our goal is to reach a certain destination.  Many of us have several goals to reach. Some will reach all of their goals while others will reach a few.  However, we must always keep in mind, there are new travelers entering into our paths each day who will face some of the same obstacles we faced, and offer to them a helping hand.

When Hate is Too Great a Burden to Bear   Leave a comment

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee. ~ Psalm 21:8

My Thoughts:

When we talk less and listen closely to things that are published, we can gather lots of information, including some negative things that are being said about us. Some of the talk that is “heard through the grapevine,” comes from people who we discover to be our enemies. That’s when we have to use our knowledge to determine how we want to deal with those who hate us.

Hating those who hate us is too great a burden to bear. But, we know we can’t ever turn our back to our enemies. We have to watch and pray, and always be prepared to defend ourselves with a sound and righteous plan. Our enemies are always plotting and looking for ways to destroy us.

The enemy doesn’t care how he or she destroys. Their only purpose is to win. They have no remorse. They see their accomplishment as a victory. An enemy can’t be a friend. That would be impossible.

Source: Life quotes lib & King James Bible

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Confidence to Succeed in Competition   2 comments

Muhammad Ali

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”

Muhammad Ali

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will he heareth us.   And if we know that he heareth us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”  1 John 5:14 & 1 John 5:15

Things we Desire: happiness, good health, prosperity and success.

When we closely examine God’s Purpose for our lives, we find that he wants us to be happy, successful and prosperous, and to be in the best of health. Those are his blessings with purpose for us. He doesn’t receive glory and honor for his greatness by seeing his people suffer. He has given us many things to use to obtain our desires. He has provided us with talents and educational tools to become successful and prosperous.

Muhammad Ali, who I very much admire for his confidence, has given us some words of wisdom to follow is quoted, “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”

 

Talent and Education: When it comes to competing with the best and brightest in whatever your talent or educational skill is, you have to have the confidence within yourself, that you are able to “Bring it!” I used this term because this is basically, what the writer in this Biblical statement is saying, when he used the term “Take his portion,”

“Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power, to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.”  Ecclesiastes 5:19

God’s Purpose for our Life: Prosperity, good health, success, and happiness

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest  prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 2

“There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.” Ecclesiastes 2:24

Riches and Wealth: God has given us talents and educational tools, to obtain riches and wealth. We can take our portion of the good things in life that we are endowed by our inalienable rights from God, if we have the confidence it takes within ourselves, to compete and to succeed, by being willing to fight for them.

Source: Life Quotes Lib.com and Kings James Bible

Healed from Stress   Leave a comment

Healed from Stress

Although, I am a very blessed woman, I just like others, have to go through my share of trials and tribulations. Some of my trials and tribulations consist of losing my grandson, Chris, who played football for the Miami Hurricanes and enrolled in a graduate school, died in a car accident in February of 2002.

Another drastic event that I had to encounter, was losing my oldest son, Elder Willie Searcy, to a battle of cancer. Willie, was the founder of the Marantha Church of God in Christ, located in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Two years later, (2006) death came and took my husband, Milton Mims; he died of heart problems. It was during these trying times that stress had entered my life. I realized that my heartaches and all that pain inside, was too much for me to handle.

Therefore, I began to ask myself, What is stress? Stress is a force, pressure, and strain that produces a change in one’s life, which is what I had experienced. All of those bad things (death of loved ones) that happened to me, brought about a change in my life; I began feeling frustrated, unhappy, and very overwhelmed. Because of the stress, my daily life was affected greatly.

I started making bad decisions and could not handle or deal with daily tasks. At that time, I did not understand why I couldn’t function as I normally did in the past, especially with the simplest thing in my life; but now, I know it was stress, which does dramatically affect the mind and body, and makes it harder to cope with everyday living. I had allowed stress to take over to the point, where I couldn’t thank God,  because I thought he had forgotten me.

I felt helpless, and didn’t think I could rely on anyone. So, I began to go to the doctor, who would inform me that I was “Just under a lot of stress, as well as a state of depression,” which I didn’t want to accept. It was hard for me to believe it was stress, that was making my life so miserable. Needless to say, the doctor gave me some medications, which didn’t make me feel better; actually, it made me feel worse.

I began to loose weight, because I didn’t have any desire or appetite to eat. I almost gave up on my health; I would just lay around the house, and isolated myself from everyone. But, thank God for deliverance.

One day a missionary came to my house, and laid hands on me, and prayed for my deliverance. I began to realize that God had sent me a message through this woman. God was telling me how to get my life back in order, because he was not through with me yet. He was telling me how to eliminate stress, and start living again. God stepped in, right on time, as he always has. God told me to “Go to church at noon everyday and pray, and lay before him.” I was to read his word and continually praise him and lift him up – give Him the Glory. He put his words in my mouth to speak to his people.

When he gave me the answer that I had been seeking, I decided that I would not live a stressful life. I knew that I now had a way out from under the devil’s – stress, which was through God’s word. The Word says, ” I will not leave you nor forsake you, Lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world.” (Matt.28:20).

It was then,  my sleep began to change in the direction that God guided. I began sleeping on my Bible, anointing myself and speaking God’s words to the stress demons. Yet, it seemed like the more I spoke God’s word, the more the mountain of stress would try to build. It was then and there, that I made up my mind that the devil is a liar,  and that God’s words work. “Wherefore, take unto you the whole armor of God that you maybe able to withstand.” (Ephesians 6:13-14). I found out that the enemy yields only to what he must, and what is taken. Therefore, the ground must be taken.

God’s word gave me the authority, to take my life back. He let me know the scriptures can’t be broken. I continued to pray everyday,  and read other books on God’s healing. I did these things,  because healing was what I needed. Every morning and night, I would read God’s word and quote it. I had to learn through his word. There are many people who are saved and stressed out, because they aren’t taking care of their bodies and mind. They need to learn to relax, and meditate on God’s words.

 

By: Mrs. Margine Mims

Founder of the Black Community Scholarship Foundation

Barrier’s Books & Associates

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