Self-Care

Ever feel like hurting yourself?

  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Self-Mutilation
  • Overspending
  • Isolation
  • Casual Sex
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Allowing toxic people in your life
  • Risky situations
  • Watching things that make you feel worse
  • Avoidance

Here are some steps to deliverance

1. Honesty

Be honest with yourself and with God if you expect to receive God’s blessing of deliverance. Any sin that is not confessed or repented of gives the evil spirits a “legal right” to stay.

2. Humility

You have to recognize that you are dependent upon God and His provisions and mercy for deliverance.

3. Repentance

Repentance is a determined turning away from all sin and works of the devil. You must hate all evil in your life and fall out of agreement with it. Deliverance is not to be used merely to gain relief from problems but in order to become more conformed into the likeness of Jesus through by submitting to God’s will. Repentance requires open confession of all sin.

4. Renunciation

Renunciation is the forsaking of all evil. Renunciation is action resulting from repentance. For example, if you repent of lust you should destroy or delete all of your pornography.

5. Forgiveness

God freely and readily forgives all who confess their sins and ask for forgiveness through Jesus Christ (1 John 1:9). He expects us to forgive all others who have done wrong to us in any way (Matt. 6:14-15). In my observation, demons won’t leave the person being prayed for if the person is reluctant to forgive others.

6. Prayer

Ask God to deliver you and set you free in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. The scriptures read “Whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered” (Joel 2:32).

7. Warfare

Prayer and warfare are two separate and distinct activities. Prayer is toward God and warfare is toward the enemy. Identify the spirits, address them directly by name in a commanding voice, and in faith command them to go in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Have a battle-like mindset with determination and assurance of victory. Remember Jesus gives us the power to tread on serpents and scorpions (Luke 10:19).

Here’s a lil music to help you get started – it helps me!

#Yoga Virtually

What is yoga – Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six Āstika (orthodox) schools of Hindu philosophical traditions.

There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term “Yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of hatha yoga and yoga as exercise, consisting largely of the postures or asanas

Goal of Yoga – The Goal of Yoga. The main goal of Yoga is to clean the mind and calm the mind. “Yogaha Chitta Vritti Nirodaha,” Raja Yoga says.  When done regularly, the physical practice of yoga can help reduce stress and boost concentration, overall health and a sense of well-being.  Yoga encourages one to go deeper into their being and find the inner place that is beyond temporary anchors.

Breathing –  Breathing is obviously an important part of every day, whether you’re doing yoga or not. Though we don’t typically focus on our breath during the day, in a yoga class, breathing is just as important as the poses and serves a greater purpose. Each inhale and exhale can energize, calm, and help you form a deeper mind-body connection.

Pranayama, which literally means “to extend the vital life force,” or prana, is an incredibly rich practice made up of many breathing techniques that vary in complexity from ones simple enough for a child to do to those appropriate only for advanced practitioners. While the best way to practice pranayama is under the guidance of an experienced teacher, there are simple techniques—such as gentle diaphragmatic breathing and comfortably lengthening the exhalation—that can be used at any time to transform not only your breath but also your state of mind.

Benefits of Yoga – As for the benefits of yoga, there is evidence that practicing yoga can help you increase your flexibility, strength, and stamina. Hatha is the type usually studied, but there’s no reason to believe that you won’t gain these benefits from other types as well.  For women – Several studies have proved that the lifespan of women doing yoga is more when compared to non-practitioners. Yoga can be classified as the body and mind cleanser. It cleanses the body and allows us to lead a happy life. Practicing several yoga poses before, during and after pregnancy helps to keep the mother and child strong. Mainly, yoga practice before and during the pregnancy helps women to have painless labor. For PTSD survivors – A growing body of research suggests yoga does provide mental health benefits, from alleviating depression to PTSD. Yoga has been studied as an effective treatment for some types of depression. A series of studies from the Netherlands found yoga provided some benefit for people with chronic depression.

Why I Dislike Yoga – First let me say I do find some relief with the breathing exercises nonetheless I’m not a big fan of slow methodical movements.  Perhaps because when I think of movement I expect to feel an immediate change in my physical awareness much like working out – we seat, we feel “in-shape” we/I feel like I have done something that will produce changes if I keep at it. Perfoming Yoga virtually has little or no benefit for me at all. Yet with Yoga, I feel like I’m slowly walking a beach with little or no effect physically.  I guess that and in of itself is the positive side of Yoga.  Yet I still dislike it…

What are your thoughts?

 

 

Age Is Not A Condom

The number of babies born at Yale-New Haven Hospital with HIV has been effectively zero since 1996. But now a new group is battling the disease: people 50 and older.

Nationally known HIV/AIDS advocate Michelle Lopez brought that message to the Betsy Ross Magnet Hall on Kimberly Avenue Thursday evening or the third Elsie Cofield Woman & Girls HIV/AIDS awards event. The event is put on each year by the Infectious Diseases Division of the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center.

The awards event honors people in the Greater New Haven area who have continued to be strong advocates for those with HIV/AIDS even as treatments have gotten better and rates of transmission have been holding steady, particularly among African-American women and girls.

 

Source: http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/age_is_not_a_condom/

‘I Wanted to Kill Him.’ Jennifer Lawrence #CoWorkers In The #Closet on #Abuse

Jennifer Lawrence is making her thoughts on Harvey Weinstein and his alleged sexual misconduct perfectly clear. After stating that she had never been personally mistreated by Weinstein during an appearance on Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes, Lawrence went on to slam the longtime producer for his alleged harassment of countless other women in Hollywood. “What…

via ‘I Wanted to Kill Him.’ Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out About the Harvey Weinstein Allegations — TIME

What am I #Concerned about… Why women don’t shine the light on abuse before it becomes news!?

After stating that she had never been personally mistreated by Weinstein during an appearance on Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes, Lawrence went on to slam the longtime producer for his alleged harassment of countless other women in Hollywood.

When the Veil Dosen’t Work

Trip Down South

One day my mother had an idea, she wanted to drive us to Newport News, VA by herself without my father.  We had never taken a trip that far without him, sure we had crossed the border to New York (Port Chester and White Plains) a thousand times but never multiple states away.  We were very excited but not sure she/we could do it, so I kept track of the exit signs and miles to the next state and I think my brother was simply a bratty passenger.  There was very different about this more than just my dad was not driving; and I don’t know and still don’t know what prompted her to make such a decision.   We arrived safe and sound (where did that phrase come from?) my grandparents were so happy to see us, and I was eager to go and hang out with my cousins as I always did.  I had the 15-year-old itch (wanting to be older but unable to do anything about it too young for 16-year-old things like driving and to old for hanging out with 7-year-old bratty brothers) – hanging with my older cousins seemed like a great alternative considering I had no other siblings or cousins my age, so the idea of going to out with my cousins sounded like a fabulous idea.

Cutie and Baby Blue Camaro

Any who, one evening I was out with my cousins and we went to the local bar.  The excitement of being in the bar and pretending to be all grown up was overwhelmingly sweet and sufficient.  I was not sure what to do so I acted as they did (the beginning of my precise chameleon abilities).  After the bar-scene ended we were in the parking lot  making plans to do other things.   There he was that cute guy that was trying to buy me a drink in the bar had started a conversation with me and I found myself engaged and feeling a lot like Jan (from the Brady Bunch) all grown up but not really.  Besides being cute/handsome he had a baby blue Camaro just like the one I dreamed I would have when I “grew up”.  There was a young lady in our neighborhood that was a few years older she had a good job and a baby blue Camaro.  My best friend and I vowed we would get a car just like hers when we grew up and even work with the same organization.  Meanwhile back at the bar, my cousins have decided to go to house party can and that cute guy after hearing my story asked me if I wanted to drive! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!  Can you imagine the excitement I felt at 15 years of age (with a learner’s permit) driving my dream car, hanging out with my family, meeting this guy and going to another party after I have just left a bar!!! This scenario would never have happened back at home and I was locked and loaded.

Horror!!!

We’re off and driving down a very long street and somewhere along the way I get separated from the train of cars that were traveling to the party.  Me and “Cutie” arrive at an apartment complex, I look around but I don’t see any familiar cars, family members and I don’t hear any music – considering we going to another party it was Summer and very quiet after 2 am.  We walk into a house and there’s some random guy watching television in the dark.  “Cutie” walks me upstairs and wants to make out – remember those days.  However, the making out begins to go way beyond what I’ve had become accustomed to so I begin to say stop! no! don’t! I’m fighting with is his hands and trying to move away,  in a minute, I can’t control his movements – he’s not listening and there, right there, the most unbelievable thing happens…

I can hear all my mother words warning me about playing around with little boys.  How I needed to act like a lady, get treated with respect, don’t run around kissing guys and sitting on toilets because that would lead to pregnancy!  A young man should want to take you out on Saturday and Sunday if no-show on Sunday – it’s a problem – the RULES…My honor, the definition of who I was, my dreams and hopes in a flash had been snatched from me by some random cute guy I met at the bar driving a baby blue Camaro!  Damn what do I do, I don’t know where I am, I don’t know how to get back to grandma’s house, I don’t know where my family is, cell phones were only for the extremely rich and famous!!!

The Veil The Veil

When he realizes what I was, yes, I was an untouched flower that he had just destroyed!  He goes into his glove compartment and shows me his car registration and then he goes into the trunk and takes out a crow bar – I’m thinking oh Lord is going to kill me right here in the parking lot – hell it’s dawn for Christ’s sake – who does that (my naïve ignorance) he gives me permission to destroy the baby blue… and/or him with the crowbar.  I hold the crow bar and I’ll be damn, I can’t make a decision which would hurt him more breaking the windows or slashing him upside his head… so out of my hands it drops, and I softly say please take me home.

I had a dream, no I had a vision that I would marry my high school sweetheart, we would have 2 children, a washer and dryer,  I knew where we would live and that he would take over his father’s business – we would live happily ever after just like #Cinderella.  I had a desire to be a real-life Cinderella yet I had picked out my Knight in Shining Armor.  One night with “Cutie” from the bar with baby blue Camaro shot that dream all to hell.  You see my #Virgin status had been revoked –

 

Do come back later to find out I tried to restore my #Virgin status and adjust my #Veil…

 

 

 

#Sexual #MisConduct – #POTUS

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump. “I know that he was elected, but women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen to them,” Nikki…

via Nikki Haley: President Trump’s Sexual Misconduct Accusers Should be Heard — TIME

Why won’t this happen – #Satan loves a #scandal so with that said…

We ask You #Lord #Jesus to break and destroy any aggression, attempts of the enemy to penetrate, curses resulting in the destruction of the mind, behavioral perversion, schemes of the enemy or wicked people, self condemnation and sexual perversion.

Amen in the #NameThatIsofChristJesus

Book of Prayers

 

#Woman’sRage

She’ll destroy you, your marriage, your peace, your sanity, make a strong man weak…

She’ll make a God loving woman break car windows and scream in uncontrollable pain and anguish…

She wants someone’s life and doesn’t know the enemy is her guiding force…

He stays for everything else…

A Women’s Rage

Judges Highlighted for Women’s History Month

The stories of six federal judges, who overcame various obstacles on their paths to the bench, are highlighted as part of the U.S. courts’ observance of Women’s History Month.

In video interviews, the judges recount how they overcame challenges while growing up and then pursuing careers in the law. The videos are part of the courts’ “Pathways to the Bench” series.

The profiled ‘Pathways’ judges are:

An increasing number of women have joined the legal profession. Since 1992, women’s representation in law school classes has approached 50%. Despite record numbers of female judicial nominees and confirmations, the percentage of female federal judges, however, is far lower. It is of critical importance to increase the representation of women on the federal bench.

When women are fairly represented on our federal courts, those courts are more reflective of the diverse population of this nation and women, and men, may have more confidence that the court understands the real-world implications of its rulings. The increased presence of women on the bench improves the quality of justice: women judges can bring an understanding of the impact of the law on the lives of women and girls to the bench, and enrich courts’ understanding of how best to realize the intended purpose and effect of the law that the courts are charged with applying. For example, one recent study demonstrated that male federal appellate court judges are less likely to rule against plaintiffs bringing claims of sex discrimination, if a female judge is on the panel.

President Obama has appointed 138 female judges – more than any President to date. But to obtain true gender diversity, the number of women in the federal judiciary, including the Supreme Court, must be increased.

  • Upon the confirmation of Associate Justice Elena Kagan in 2010, the Supreme Court counts three women among its nine Justices for the first time in history, still only one-third of the members of that Court.  Only four of the 112 Justices ever to serve on the highest court in the land have been women.
  • Sixty of the 167 active judges currently sitting on the thirteen federal courts of appeal are female (36%). When broken down by circuit, women’s representation on several of these individual courts is even lower than on the courts of appeals overall:
    • In particular, women are underrepresented on the Third Circuit (where they make up about 15% of judges) the Eighth Circuit (20%) and the Tenth Circuit (25%).
  • Thirty-three percent of active United States district (or trial) court judges are women.
    • There are still 6 district courts around the country where there has never been a female judge.
    • There are 4 district courts that have had a female judge, but do not currently have one.
  • For women of color, the numbers are even smaller.
    • There are 83 women of color serving as active federal judges across the country (only 10.5%) including 43 African-American women, 26 Hispanic women, 11 Asian-American women, one Native American woman, one woman of Hispanic and Asian descent, and one woman of Hispanic and African-American descent.
    • There are only 12 women of color on the U.S. courts of appeals (7%).  Five of those women sit on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, two sit on the DC Circuit, and one woman of color sits on each of the First, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh Circuits and Federal Circuit. Therefore, there are seven federal courts of appeals without a single active minority woman judge.

Updated – Medicaid & CHIP in North Carolina – Family Planning = Birth Control!

January 5, 2107 – Update –

According to The Christian Monitor – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) said Wednesday he plans to expand Medicaid to cover an additional 650,000 people, despite his predecessor having signed a law that expressly prohibits such a move.

Republican State Senate Leader Phil Berger described the governor’s plan as a quote “brazenly illegal attempt to force” Medicaid expansion upon state taxpayers.

Wow, “brazenly illegal” right after attempting to “brazenly” strip the new Governor of North Carolina of his duties – well that’s in another story see – rejection.

Seriously folks, I would like to start with some moments of awareness.  Did you know that in the Middle Ages –  a time between the fall of Rome and the beginning of the Renaissance in the 14th century, mental illness was described as one having a possession of evil spirits?  Interestingly enough the King James Bible states from the book of Corinthians – Wherefore whosoever shall eat of this bread, and drink this cut of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.  For this cause many are weak and sickly amoung you, and many , the author, is indicating that those that do not believe when taking communion shall fall to sickness in the body.  There are folks today like Christian Scientists that believe only in prayer and meditation to relieve all sickness vs. making a doctor visit.

I’m not so sure that homeless men and women (including Veterans) mother’s and children in the beautiful state of North Carolina are either Christian Scientists or even believe in prayer and meditation to relieve their mental and/or physical health issues.  Secondly it was the duty of the King (Governor, Senator, etc.)   to protect the land of the idiots and provide them with the basic necessities of life.

The King who would (in the 21st century be known as the “State”) would take or should be taking the responsibilities of the citizens that fall under the mental illness and/or in need of healthcare category.   Additionally, the Elizabethan Poor Laws and the Poor Law of 1601 can fall under the category of DSS, DCF or Medicaid.

The Title 19 program stems from the 13th century. The idea that relief for the poor was the responsibility of the Church yet how many churches can actually show proof positive that they are financially involved in helping with the fudiciary, judiciary or medical needs of the poor.  Sure they have annual coat drives, food pantries, chicken dinners and raffle tickets, but when was the last time a church in your neighborhood took up a collection for wound care or cash payments for medicine for uninsured children and their families?

It would appear that folks have always been thinking of ways to assist those in need. It also appears that perhaps that only happens outside of North Carolina’s uninsured population.

 

Original Story- Medicaid  CHIP in North Carolina – Family Planning = Birth Control!

 

 birth-control

Medicaid is a health and long-term care coverage program that was enacted in 1965. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was established in 1997 to provide new coverage opportunities for children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but who cannot afford private coverage. Both Medicaid and CHIP are administered by states within broad federal guidelines and jointly funded by the federal government and states.

 This page outlines key characteristics of Medicaid and CHIP in North Carolina and provides documents and information relevant to how the programs have been implemented by North Carolina within federal guidelines.

North Carolina Medicaid/CHIPEnrollmentAvg July-Sept2013Total September20160600,0001,200,0001,800,0002,400,000

Period Enrollment
Avg July-Sept 2013 1,595,952
Total September 2016 2,020,076

As of September 2016, North Carolina has enrolled 2,020,076 individuals in Medicaid and CHIP — a net increase of 26.57% since the first Marketplace Open Enrollment Period and related Medicaid program changes in October 2013. North Carolina has adopted one or more of the targeted enrollment strategies outlined in guidance CMS issued on May 17, 2013, designed to facilitate enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP.

The Federally-facilitated marketplace (FFM) offers coverage in North Carolina.

In federal fiscal year (FFY) 2014, North Carolina voluntarily reported 12 of 18 frequently reported health care quality measures in the CMS Medicaid/CHIP Child Core Set. North Carolina voluntarily reported 0 of 10 frequently reported health care quality measures in the CMS Medicaid Adult Core Set.

North Carolina has not expanded coverage to low-income adults… Here’s the thing a homeless woman who is over the age of having children receives 1 physical exam a year and access to birth control – they call it family planning?!

Source: https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/by-state/stateprofile.html?state=north-carolina

Abortion – Why Do We as Women Make “Not-so-good” Choices?

Purvi-PhotoThe Story…

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned the feticide conviction of a woman found guilty of killing her premature infant by taking abortion-inducing drugs.

The ruling issued Friday comes in the case of Purvi Patel, who was convicted of neglect and feticide last year. However, the court upheld a lower-level felony neglect of a dependent conviction.

Purvi Patel was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015, two years after her self-induced abortion at her family’s home. Women’s advocacy groups have been heavily involved in the case, saying it marks the first time a state feticide law was used against a woman because of an alleged self-induced abortion.

The appeals court ruled that the state Legislature didn’t intend for the feticide law “to be used to prosecute women for their own abortions.”

Patel was arrested when she sought treatment at a local hospital for profuse bleeding after delivering a 1½-pound boy in a bathroom and putting his body in a trash bin behind her family’s restaurant. Court records show she bought abortion-inducing drugs from an online pharmacy based in Hong Kong.

Patel, who was 32 at the time, used the drugs because she feared her family would discover she had been impregnated by a married man, according to documents. Patel lived with her parents and grandparents in Granger, a city just northeast of South Bend along the Michigan border.

Attorneys for Indiana argued that Patel was at least 25 weeks into her pregnancy. They said her infant was just beyond the threshold of viability and took at least one breath before dying.

The attorneys also argued that Indiana’s feticide law could apply to pregnant woman, not just “to third-party actors,” and that Patel hadn’t shown the feticide law constituted an undue burden on the right to an abortion.

 

Source: Indiana court tosses woman’s feticide conviction

  1. Feticide Definition – the act of causing the death of a fetus;
    1. The term clearly describes death.
  2. She performed a self-induced abortion at her family’s home;
    1. She took it upon herself to perform this procedure.
  3. She had profuse bleeding after delivering a 1½-pound boy in a bathroom;
    1. She delivered a defined gender baby.
  4. She put his body in a trash bin;
    1. She disposed of the baby in the trash no compassion – why not bury him?
  5. She purchased illegal drugs from an online pharmacy based in Hong Kong;
    1. Jail time should be administered for her and the drug dealer or at least therapy for her
  6. Patel, who was 32 at the time, used the drugs because she feared her family would discover she had been impregnated by a married man;
    1. Playing around with married men has far greater consequences than being left home alone during the holidays.