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Power Pushes Podcast, Episode 3, The Front Wheel Concept, first spoke “Beliefs”

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Tami Elliott Harrison

When going through life challenges we often go to our self talk ~ our belief systems.  Sometimes our beliefs are good and sometimes they need to be revamped. The first spoke of the “front wheel concept is “Beliefs.” I have a special guest on with me, my sister Tami Elliott Harrison even thou we grew up together we often handle situations differently and we were given different belief systems even with having the same parents.  You will want to listen in as the timing is perfect, she was once an Olympic hopeful and went to the Olympic trails and this year she coached a girl that went to the Olympic trails.  This picture of Tami was taken for the Commonwealth Magazine, in 1983. 

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Power Pushes Podcast

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Faith will move you forward podcast , “Power Pushes” I am Tina Boyd, a wife, mother, author, speaker, business owner, and A God Marketer!  Most importantly  I am here as a friend to help you move forward with any life challenge , to give you a power push.  By sharing the powerful word of God, real life stories, and providing inspirational nuggets, your mind, heart and soul will be fueled to push forward.  This podcast is based on my book. The Ride of your Life, Faith will move your forward.  In 10 to 12 minutes you will have hope, something to ponder and courage to have a beautiful and freeing  life.   I am excited to share with you each and every week. To get a notification each week please go to my website and assign up for my blog and you will receive an email. If you would like to purchase a book go to www.cbjewelryfaith.com

This podcast is sponsored by cbjewelryfaith.com   

Blessings and Have a beautiful ride!

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Riding with Jesus on Holy Monday

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~Today focus on your faith and the peace Jesus can bring you! On Holy Monday morning, they came from Bethany and along the way he cursed a fig tree because it had failed to bear fruit. Some believe this cursing of the fig tree represented God’s judgement on the spiritually dead religious leaders of Israel, while others believe the symbolism extends to all believers, that genuine faith comes from within, and living faith must bear spiritual fruit in a person’s life. Jesus’ actions here are symbolic, reminding us about the hypocrisy of all who have the appearance they are bearing fruit (truly faithful) but in fact they are not. (Mark 11:12-14)

They went on to the Temple in Jerusalem, when Jesus went in, he found the courts full of corrupt money changers. He began to flip the tables over and told them to clear the Temple, saying, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves” (Luke 19:46). In these two situations on Monday of Holy week Jesus tells us two important lessons. First, have true worship of our Lord, be truly faithful from deep in our hearts and authentically love your neighbor as ourselves and spread the Gospel throughout your relationships. Secondly, remember Jesus cleansed the Temple just has He can cleanse you; Jesus is the Prince of Peace.

Be reminded of His power today He brings a supernatural peace; He gives us peace that the world cannot give to you, a peace that you cannot find without Him. He will bring peace to you and to the world. Picture done by Michael Belk from the book, Journeys with the Messiah.

When Two or More Gather

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Two exciting things to share!

 1.  Two or more were gathered, so grateful for this interview. “Entertaining Angels” Virginia Living TV

2.  Join Dedra and me along with many other ladies at our She Soars retreat, in July!  Great national speaker from California, Donna Jones.  Learning to Soar with Donna Jones, Who doesn’t need a little good news these days? What woman wouldn’t like to grow in confidence? Or find hope? Or gain wisdom?  Here is what others say about her, “Donna Jones is an amazing speaker – but she feels more like a girlfriend the minute she takes the stage.  With powerful stories, engaging insights and clear Biblical truth, Donna will leave you changed forever!”  Renee Swope, Proverbs 31 Ministries Executive Director.  Here is the link for “She Soars”  and Christian Bling will be there with “Praying it Forward”, Blingo and so much more!

Journey with Jesus: Good Friday

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JESUS DIES (John 19:  28-37, Matthew 27: 50)

THOUGHT   Jesus emptied every piece of humanity into this world for us and he expresses his last words;  “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.”  Luke 23:34“I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43  “Dear woman, here is your son.” John 19:26 “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” Mark 15:34 “I am thirsty.” John 19:28“It is finished!” John 19:30 “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” Luke 23:46

REMINDER   This is the most memorable day for the world to know that Jesus died for us.  God put his Son here on this earth so we may be reminded we are human and therefore we are not perfect but we can always turn to God with each and every fall or failure. We can’t depend on the earthly world but we can always depend on our spiritual life.  Depend on Christ.

JESUS IS TAKEN DOWN  (John 19: 38-40, Psalm 22: 14-15)

  THOUGHT   The sacrifice is over and done.  His mother cradles him in his arms just as the day he was born and now she cradles a man, weeping thinking humanly….. what has been done.  We need to be reminded of her sacrifice of her Son. Think about sacrificing your child.  Every mother can feel her sorrow and pain.

REMINDER   This is a true reminder, we will lose a loved one on our journey in this world, we will need to pray for grace during the times of despair knowing that God has control and His will is what will be done.  Pray for the grace of God during these times and He will prevail.

 

JESUS IS BURIED (Mark 15: 46-47, Matthew 27: 57-61)

THOUGHT   Jesus’ mortal life ended, his human life is done.
REMINDER   Jesus’ death is a true reminder that we are human and we are weak but we can have the spirit of Jesus in everything we do.  This teaching of suffering and love showed us how his short ride of his life will never be forgotten. He gave his life for us to have eternal love here on this earth and have eternal life after our mortality.

Dear Heavenly Father,  Your only son you gave us, the suffering and the wounds were taken so that we may be healed and the gates of eternal life was open.  Lord, please help us to be reminded each and everyday that the gift of eternal love and life was done on this day.  We thank you and praise you for all you have given us. By your wounds we are healed.  In your name, Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen 

Humbly riding up to Easter, until then!

Much love,

Tina

Journey with Jesus: Day 4

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JESUS CONSOLES THE WOMEN (Luke 23: 27-31, Matthew 7:21)

THOUGHT   Jesus sees the women weeping for him as he is carrying the cross and he see their sadness, he stops to console them.

REMINDER   What a reminder how compassionate Jesus was, even during his suffering he could hardly bear their sadness and he consoled them.  We want to remember that even during our suffering to turn to help others and not just focus on ourselves.  To endure pain and suffering but not to be grumpy or complaining during those times but turn it around by consoling others.

Lord, please teach us to wear the cloak of compassion and kindness even during our tough times.

JESUS FALLS FOR THE THIRD TIME (Psalm 37:23-24, Hebrews 4:14-15)

THOUGHT Jesus collapsed again, he is exhausted, broken and has no strength.  He falls and lies on the ground, in such a humanly form of exhaustion.

REMINDER How often do we feel we have no more strength to move on?  We become exhausted with the stress of our world, remember on our heavenly Father to carry us and to rescue us during this time of stress.  Carry on, Jesus took all sins away so we can carry on and have a beautiful ride of our lives.  He endured all the suffering so we can live a full life of grace because we are always granted forgiveness.

JESUS IS STRIPPED (John 19:23-24, Psalm 22:16-18)

THOUGHT   The King of all Kings is stripped of his clothes, he has nothing, yet he has everything.  The Love of his Father.

REMINDER   This is a tough reminder, that we need nothing but God’s eternal love to get us through this life.  His precious love, yet we get wrapped up with the material things in this world.  We need to remember try to wipe away the sins, of pride, prestige, wealth, or envy.  Dear Heavenly Father, please strip me of these sins and forgive me for the days I have walked in these sins.  You were stripped down to nothing yet knew you had everything.  Keep us focused on the Love of God daily.

JESUS IS CRUCIFIED (Luke 23:33-43, John 19:1)

THOUGHT   My heart and mind can’t even image this scene.  The executioners stretch his arms out and held his hands out then hammered a nail in each hand, then they raised his knees ups so the his feet are flat against the wood and hammered them fast into the cross.

REMINDER  What a reminder when we look at the cross that Jesus endured all of this for each and everyone, for our souls, for our souls! How can we ever repay him for this sacrifice? Remember when you have your crosses to bear they are so minor to what Jesus did for you and I, Jesus was our co-redeemer of humanity.

Please Pray!  Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your sacrifice of your only Son, we are reminded each Easter about the suffering Jesus did for us and we pray that we can release all of our suffering and sins to you and to be redeemed by your everlasting merciful forgiveness and eternal love.  In your name we pray, Amen!

Until tomorrow,

Tina

Journey with Jesus: Day 2

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DAY 2

JESUS SEES HIS MOTHER    (Luke 2:25-40, Lamentations 1:12, John 19:26-27)

THOUGHT   Jesus sees his Mother, can you even image when their eyes met?  She has seen him whipped and you know she feels his suffering.  Jesus gives her the look knowing this is his Father’s will, so nothing is spoken from Mary’s lips.  I can only believe that the pain and the tears were overwhelming for both.

REMINDER   We too have to endure pain around us with loved ones and the suffering of this world. It is harder to watch the ones you love suffer more so than your own suffering but we know with suffering producers endurance.  Roman 5:3-5 reminds us,  “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”  Hope that when we suffer we come together in love and we know when love comes in all things work together.

PRAYER   Dear Heavenly Father, you know my heart and all my pain, please help me to know that I will gain character and hope through every struggle. I know perseverance builds character and with a relationship with you will help me find the way.  Amen

SIMON HELPS JESUS   (Mark 15:21, Mark 8:34, 2 Timothy 2:3)

REMINDER   How often do we try to carrier our own burdens (cross)? Be reminded when someone helps you, they are given the chance to be a Simon and to carry some of your burdens through love and prayer.  Every time you help others, feed the hungry, lend a helping hand or give a simple smile, you too are being a Simon in this world.

THOUGHT  Again, God shows Jesus as a human; his strength is gone and he needs help because he can’t bear this cross alone.  Even Jesus needed help.

PRAYER  Dear Heavenly Father, Please let me allow people to help me in during my struggles, that I may be able to ask for help even if it is in just prayer.  Please take away the shame or  guilt when asking for help, allow me to receive it with your grace. Father, please show me who I need to help in time of need even during my own suffering.  Amen.

Keep moving forward on your ride!

Until tomorrow, blessings

Tina

Love Thy Neighbor

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My traditional Thanksgiving prayer ~ wishing you all the warmest season with your loved ones!

When I started to pray about this, one thought came to mind loud and clear; our second commandment. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” With all that is going on in our nation and the world, this prayer is about gratitude, grace and giving but with a cry out to pray for us all to love thy neighbor.

“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD Leviticus 19:18

But first we need to understand to love thy neighbor we need to love ourselves first. God loves us so much ~ he is ginormous, we need to open our hearts and truly love ourselves through His gracious love. Quietly seek His love through His living word. Here are a few verses that I find helpful.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10N (NIV)

You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. Song of Solomon 4:7 (ESV)

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

God Bless & Happy Thanksgiving

Tina

THANKSGIVING PRAYER 2016 by Tina E. Boyd

Dear Heavenly Father,

We give you thanks for your love and your grace, we truly thank you for the family and friends here with us and the living memory in our hearts with the ones who are in heaven with you. We ask that you open up our heart and mind to give us the wisdom and grace of the commandment, “love thy neighbor as yourself.” We are so ever blessed with your deep and eternal love. Teach us to stop to see your image and feel your love all around us… in the beauty of nature, the deep navy skies with the diamond sparkles of a star, the falling of crystal pure white snow, the sunrise, the rain storms, the rainbows and the all glorious sunsets. You are the love that is around us, through our family and friends. We give you thanks! Help us Lord to love unconditionally as you did for us by giving us your only Son.

We pray for your presence to be shown to us in our inner being so we may love ourselves to love thy neighbor. Lord please protect our loved ones and we thank you for our country and all the men and women continuing to serve you and our freedom. Show us your will Lord, we are ever grateful for our journey that is before us, we know you have our way, let us depend on you. We praise and love you in your name as the Trinity, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Amen

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” Luke 6:27 (NIV)

The Smile Game

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As I sit here early at the airport, yeah early, I am catching up on all my personal and inspirational emails that I get very little time to read, I came upon an email about Mother Teresa, the homily Pope Francis did this past Sunday to celebrated the Rite of Canonization for Mother Teresa of Calcutta, at a Solemn Mass offered in St Peter’s Square. Something struck me when I read  this email.  The smile game I play,  when I am at airports which is weekly these days,  I always like to play the smile game, people are coming and going so fast and they bury their heads in the phone and they all have a serious face on, look around next time.   Well, my game is no matter how many bags I have and how loaded down I am I SMILE, big, strong and genuine one to everyone I have eye contact with.  I want to change their mood, share happiness and be love, you would be surprised how many people smile back, more than not. Even boarding the plane and exiting the plane and one time the pilot said, “gosh it is nice to see a smiling passenger, it warms my heart.”  That gets 100 points!  It does make a difference. Pope Francis shared what Mother Teresa loved to say, “Perhaps I don’t speak their language, but I can smile”. Let us carry her smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey.  Mother Teresa was a true example of the best volunteer but even if you don’t have the time or the money right now to give remember smiling is free and you get less wrinkles than a frown but more importantly it is sharing God’s love.

Play the smile game next time you are out and share what happens

“Many people say, ‘Who will show us better times?’ Let your face smile on us, LORD”  Psalm 4:6