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Order My New Ebook called “Cut The Apron Strings”

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to share with you that my first Ebook is now available for pre order. It has been a vision that I have had for over twenty years and I am so greatful to God for honouring this vision

Click the book cover  below to find out more information and links for you to order the book. The cost is  $5.99 (USA)     £4.58      5.29 euros.

 

Books I read in 2015 

  
For 2015 one of my goals was to read two books per month. Unfortunately I did not achieve that goal, I only read 13 books. But for 2016  I will aim to read two per month.

Reading has opened up my mind to how other people live, their experiences and how God can use people to bless others with their gift of writing.

I currently have quite a few books on my kindle to read as well as paper copies, so I aim to complete my goal for 2016. 

If you cannot afford to buy books then join your local library, it’s free!!!!

Here are 10 benefits of reading every day (www.lifehack.org):

1. Mental stimulation

2. It reduces stress

3. It increases your knowledge

4. It increases your vocabulary

5. It aids memory improvement 

6. It Improves your analytical skills

7. Improves focus and concentration

8. Better writing skills

9. Tranquility

10. It’s great entertainment!

Below is are the books I read in 2015 in no particular order.

1. Purpose Awakening by Toure Roberts

2. Paul, A man of grace and grit by Charles Swindoll

3. Single saved and having sex by Venice Haliburton

4. 8 reasons your life matters by John Hendrick

5. A chance in the world by Steven Pemberton

6. The Refuge by Jenny Smith

7. Ada by Barclays N Amadi

8. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

9. The four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

10. The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson

11. Colliding with Destiny by Sarah Jakes Roberts

12. Escaping Domestic Abuse by Jane Boucher

13. The Spirt of Phython by Jetezen Franklin

I pray that in 2016 you will take up the challenge to read more books!👌

Heart to Heart: I had a stutter ~ I have a voice

  

When I was much younger I had a stutter and it caused me to be very shy. It was awful because I knew what I wanted to say but the words would not come out. The emojo depicts how I use to feel when I had to speak in public.

I remember  a particular teacher in secondary school would asked everyone to read out loud during the english class and I would be sweating because of the stutter I had. But I did it anyway.

My self confidence was affected and it caused me to withdraw into the world of books and reading which I loved. I think I read every biography in the library at that time. During the holidays I would go and sit in the library and read. I loved it there and still do.

My stutter slowly disappeared as I grew older and it only affects me now if I am really tired or stressed. But I did not allow it to hinder my quest for knowledge in the things I was interested in. One thing that encouraged me was when I found out that Moses in the bible had a speech impediment but God used him to deliver the children of Israel out of Egypt.  I realised that I have a voice to encourage people. God has taken my voice and used it to bring comfort to hurting hearts over the years.

I am so excited that I have two blogs. The other is www.jennyallensecretplace.wordpress.com. My blogs have been a place of great expression for me and I am grateful to Father God for this forum. My beginnings on my blogs may be small but my latter end will be great, because Father God has given me a voice that is perfect to him, stutter and all. 

I am also grateful to you dear reader for taking some of your precious time to read my blogs. I pray that Father God would continue to use my voice to bless and encourage you.         

  

Serving in your local church

The local Church can be a very hectic place if you serve or volunteer  and for some  it can be like taking on another job. There are so many things to do behind the scene, so when Sunday comes around, it looks flawless.

There is a pressure to do things for God, you are not serving man but you are serving God. I heard that so many times but no one spoke about balance. balancing home, work and church life. many who serve in church have imbalance in there serving and the important areas of their personal life suffers because of the ” vision”.

Please note I am not knocking volunteering in your church because I still volunteer and I think it is important to give back but what I am talking about is getting the balance right and not neglecting your family or yourself.

I know a few people where the pressures became overwhelming and it affected their families and themselves.

Work life balance or church life balance is very very important. God created this world for us to enjoy, see and experience. God is not going to abandon you if you need to rest or take sabbatical. He created and blessed rest  (Gen 2:2-3).

Jesus also rested from his ministry and encouraged his disciplines to do the same (Mark 6:30-32). Many Christians will take the lead on many things Jesus taught but rest appears not to be one of them.

I want to challenge you today to REST and enjoy your life and do not feel guilty for doing so. Develop the art of saying no without feeling guilty.

Here are a few tips that you can use to REST and ENJOY. There are others but these are only suggestions, if you have other things that you would like to do to relax then do that.

1. Visit the theatre and see a play or ballet.

2. Start to pursue your dream, research it.

3. Take a trip to a spa

4. Go on holiday to a place that you have always wanted to visit.

5. Visit museums.

6. Take up a hobby.

7. Read books on topics that you are interested in.

8. Keep in touch with family and friends.

9. See a movie that you have been meaning to see.

Jesus came so that you can have life and have it more abundantly. This is not only spiritual but we are to enjoy this physical world also. There is so much beauty in it. When you are relaxed and recharged then you are better able to serve your local church with a spirit of excellence and excitement.

 

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