Marriage, Motherhood & Ministry (The 3 M's)Marriage, Motherhood & Ministry (The 3 M's) http://www.mariareems.com Mom raising kids, Serving in ministry & Dealing w/ life issues! Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:20:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A Prayer for the Holidays http://www.mariareems.com/a-prayer-for-the-holidays/ http://www.mariareems.com/a-prayer-for-the-holidays/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:20:24 +0000 reems4@aol.com http://www.mariareems.com/?p=1174  

“Thank you Lord for your guidance, protection and love this Holiday Season and always….

I ask that you please help me to stay centered and present in love and light…

Keep me, my loved ones and everyone safe and healthy…

I ask that you shine your light and love around the world and help all beings to feel safe warm and loved.

Help keep me focus, and aware so I may effortlessly love, give and be kind to others.

Help me to tune into gratitude and into the blessings in each and every present moment…

And help me to see the miracles and witness your presence and love.

 

 

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3 Powerful Ways to Boost your Confidence http://www.mariareems.com/3-powerful-ways-to-boost-your-confidence/ http://www.mariareems.com/3-powerful-ways-to-boost-your-confidence/#comments Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:00:04 +0000 reems4@aol.com http://www.mariareems.com/?p=475 self-confidence-quote21

 

Confidence gives you the power to conquer the world. Confidence is usually admired by people and inspire Confidence in others.

A Confident person face their fears head on and tend to be Risk takers. According to the Bible, Hebrews 10:35-36 (msg), “Do not throw away your confidence, It is still a sure thing. But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so, you will be there for the promised completion.

Below are 3 tips that you can begin to practice daily to build your Confidence:

1-Stay away from Negativity
Evaluate the people you hang around. Distance yourself from those who put you down and destroy your confidence.

2-Change your Body language & Image
Work on your posture, smiling and eye contact. Smiling will not only make you feel better but will make others feel more comfortable around you.

3-Don’t accept Failure
Never give up! Phillipians 4:19, “You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.” Make this your new language! Don’t allow negative thoughts to enter your mind.

Remember, you are becoming what you are rehearsing inside of your head. Reject the negativity with positive affirmation. Take time to sit down and make a list of you accomplishments and be reminded DAILY, Psalm 139:14, you are “FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE”!!

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7 Things to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say http://www.mariareems.com/7-things-to-say-when-you-dont-know-what-to-say/ http://www.mariareems.com/7-things-to-say-when-you-dont-know-what-to-say/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 21:56:08 +0000 reems4@aol.com http://www.mariareems.com/?p=1140

There are times when words fail us. What do you say to parents who have lost their child? To a friend entering the final stages of cancer? To your neighbor when she tells you she’s getting a divorce because her husband has had a girlfriend for years? Words seem trivial, so ‘not enough’ at times like that. So what do you say?

Here are 7 things you can say when you don’t know what to say (and even when you don’t agree with what the other person is doing):

 

  • -God loves you and that will never change.
  • -I love you, no matter what.
  • -I’m here for you.
  • -What can I do to help you?
  • -I’ll pray for you.
  • -If you want to talk, I’m here to listen. No judgment, I promise.
  • -I honestly don’t know what to say, but I just wanted to let you know that my heart breaks for you.

 

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13 Reasons to enjoy being Single http://www.mariareems.com/13-reasons-to-enjoy-being-single/ http://www.mariareems.com/13-reasons-to-enjoy-being-single/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:47:27 +0000 reems4@aol.com http://www.mariareems.com/?p=1128  

1) You do not have to share your closet with anyone else

2) You don not have to shave your legs if you do not want to. (Shhhh…)

3) No one to cook for except yourself means you can regularly have cold cereal for dinner.

4) You have the entire television remote to yourself.

5) Be Spontaneous

6) The entire bed is yours

7) Spend as much time with God as you want. He’s never too busy and always on time.

8) Do not have to pick up around the house for anyone else ????

9) You have freedom to choose your way OR the highway…and both are equally appealing.

10) Spend as much quality time with Friends & Family as you can

11) Travel

12) Sleep in as long as you like

13)Buy the expensive bag or overpriced shoes without having to think about it twice

 

What are some of YOUR favorite things about being single?

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Storms don’t last Forever http://www.mariareems.com/storms-dont-last-forever/ http://www.mariareems.com/storms-dont-last-forever/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:00:01 +0000 reems4@aol.com http://www.mariareems.com/?p=1126

 

When the battle is raging and you are surrounded by the enemy it is hard to understand that God is in the midst of it. Going through a trial or heartache can crush you.  It can seem unbearable especially when you don’t understand why God would allow this struggle in your life. How can the torment that you are experiencing be part of God’s perfect plan for you? It just doesn’t make sense.

We read in James 1:12, “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him”.  Each struggle brings an opportunity for God to manifest more of his power in you.. Yet, there are still times when the answer to our prayers for help seems so far away.

 

The storms of this life can rock your boat but Jesus has promised that you will get to the destination that he planned for you before you were born.  When you can trust God despite your broken heart, you defeat the father of lies who wants you to forget that Jesus paid the price for your victory.  All the troubles that we must face are obtaining for us an eternal reward that will last forever. You must keep your eyes on Jesus who is able to keep you in his peace even when you don’t understand the purpose for your pain.

There is nothing you are suffering that God didn’t plan in advance to take you through. May it help you to know that there are believers praying for you right now and that God’s love for you will never fail!

Dear Lord, I am praying now for those who are enduring great hardship and pain in their lives. Although they are struggling to stand in their faith, they have become weary and need a touch from you.  I pray that you will give them a very real sense of your presence in all that they are going through.  I pray that you will fill them with your peace and will open their eyes to know that you are with them despite the fierce storm that is all around them.  Help them to continue to walk in trust knowing that you will never fail them and that your divine purpose in their lives cannot be stopped by the enemy of this world. Amen

P.S.- Please share this with someone who is experiencing a Life’s Storm!!

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When life gives you lemon, your miracle is learning to make lemonade! http://www.mariareems.com/when-life-gives-you-lemon-your-miracle-is-learning-to-make-lemonade/ http://www.mariareems.com/when-life-gives-you-lemon-your-miracle-is-learning-to-make-lemonade/#comments Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:00:35 +0000 reems4@aol.com http://www.mariareems.com/?p=551 Unfortunately, life will deal us situations where the drink is not so refreshing. We may find ourselves walking around feeling weighed down and heavy with the situations of life: lemons of depression, health concerns, marital issues, relationship problems, forgiveness issues of self and others, financial misfortunes, and a host of other “lemons.” How do we look at these lemons and learn to make lemonade out of them?
Take a look at my Video below!!

 

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What are you Thinking? Getting Rid of Stinking Thinking!! http://www.mariareems.com/what-are-you-thinking-getting-rid-of-stinking-thinking/ http://www.mariareems.com/what-are-you-thinking-getting-rid-of-stinking-thinking/#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:00:48 +0000 reems4@aol.com http://www.mariareems.com/?p=199 This month will soon be coming to an end.

I decided  to examine myself and think about what has occurred this month and to be honest my first reaction was WOW!! How in the world did I accomplish all of this in such a short span of time?  Projects at work, the kids going back to school after vacation break and new year’s resolutions that I had prayerfully made and now it was time to Execute!!no_negative_thoughts_allowed

 

 

This is why I decided to focus more on Positive Thoughts because my thoughts (thinking) are what shapes my Mind & my Mind shapes my Emotions & my Emotions will shape my Reactions & Responses.   It is so Important to focus on Right Thinking & Get rid of the Stinking Thinking!!  That’s right!! The sort of thinking that will lead you into a ditch of Regret, Remorse & Resent.  I would like to share with you some tips that have helped me with Positive Thinking whereby, Stinking Thinking from your Mind!!

 

1- Start looking at the Glass half full instead of half empty when you attempt to solve a problem
2-Close your Ears to Negative talkers & walkers
3-Do not put Limits on your Dreams
4-Practice positive confessions daily

Phil. 4:8″Whatever is true, whatever is honorable & whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, if there is any excellence, if there is any worthy of praise dwell (think)on these things”. 

 

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10 Affirmations to Overcome Negative Thinking http://www.mariareems.com/10-affirmations-to-overcome-negative-thinking/ http://www.mariareems.com/10-affirmations-to-overcome-negative-thinking/#comments Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:24 +0000 reems4@aol.com http://www.mariareems.com/?p=517 Tips-for-Overcoming-Negative-Self-Talk

So many of us walk around thinking of ourselves as defeated, a failure, unworthy and unlovable. Sometimes it is that way because of past hurts or abuse or because something we had hoped for just did not work out the way we had planned, or because of feeling less than others around us.

 


The problem is once you see yourself that way, you will start speaking of  that way and eventually it will lead you to a life of negativity. It becomes a generational cycle!

 

The Word of God says wonderful things about us. These very words give life and are the words we should choose to believe. For example, one of my favorite verses is 1 Peter 2:9. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood…God’s special possession” (1 Peter 2:9). “Chosen people” means God chose you. Not the other way around. And He chose you for great and lovely things.

If you happen to be one that does not struggle with negative words or thoughts, that is fantastic. However, there are many who fight with these negative thoughts and therefore it comes out in our speech.

Below is a list of affirmations found in the Bible that will help you in your daily lives.

  • “I am rooted and established in Love” [Ephesians 3:17]
  • “My soul will prosper” [3 John 2]
  • “I will prosper” [Jeremiah 29:11]
  • “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” [Psalm 139:14]
  • “I will bear much fruit” [John 15:5]
  • “I am the head and not the tail” [Deuteronomy 28:13a]
  • “I am above and not beneath” [Deuteronomy 28:13b]
  • “I am a blessing” [Genesis 12: 3]
  • “I am blessed and highly favored” [Luke 1:28]
  • “I am royalty” [Isaiah 62:3]


It takes 21 days to form a habit. Over the next 21 days, let’s say and think what God says about us. Not what we say or think. Not what others say or think. Only what God says.

 

 

 

 

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FACING MY FEARS http://www.mariareems.com/facing-my-fears/ http://www.mariareems.com/facing-my-fears/#comments Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:00:16 +0000 reems4@aol.com http://www.mariareems.com/?p=264  quote-face-fear

 

Courage is developed by embracing our greatest fear & not being deterred by them. You’ve heard the ole saying,  “Your Thoughts dictate your Actions”, or “You are What you Think” & don’t forget   “As a man Thinketh So is He”, Proverbs 23:7.

We all  have encountered a something in our lives where we were challenged in facing a fear that we really did not want to deal with.

Eleanor Roosevelt said:

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror; I can take the next thing that comes along . . . .” you must do the thing you think you cannot do.
That is how things began to change for me. I knew that in seeking my security and strength in the approval of others, I was not being true to myself.  Fear of not being liked was making it easy for me to be controlled by  people.  However, I found the only person that  I needed to be controlled by is Christ.

Recently, I was faced with making a life changing decision. The first thought they came to my mind was, What would others think? & or How would they react once the decision was made?

Immediately, I had to catch myself.  And remember my thoughts & my decisions are not based on what others think? or How they behave. But they are decided based on my beliefs and my values.
If I can offer a Word of Advice to One who may have  problems with making

Life Changing Decisions……….
1-Gather up all facts, information & history
2-Do your Homework
3-Don’t decide out of anger, frustration & or bitterness
4-Don’t worry about What others might Think or Say-(Everyone is entitled to their own personal opinion)

 

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How to Turn Disappointment into Triumph http://www.mariareems.com/how-to-turn-disappointment-into-triumph/ http://www.mariareems.com/how-to-turn-disappointment-into-triumph/#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:30:39 +0000 reems4@aol.com http://www.mariareems.com/?p=1123 Disappointment is a part of life. Change is stressful and when disappointment strikes whether in relationships, work or health, the stress increases. Because life is all about change-the part of yourself that wants everything to remain the same isn’t realistic.

 

Here are 7 proven steps to Turning Disappointment into Triumph: 

1-Take Care of Yourself

Take walks and go out into nature. Seek the company of positive friends. Being good to yourself is important.

2-Define Success on your Terms

This is not a competition. Many people have their own definition of success. You decide and stick to it.

3-Find the Value in Failure

Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts” .

4-Focus on the process-not the end result

It is easier to be mindful when you focus on action steps. This doesn’t mean you stop setting goals and measuring your progress toward them. Let each step find your sense of accomplishment. 

5-Know that it is not about you

Sometimes there are things beyond our control that have nothing to do with us what we did or didn’t do.

6-Be Honest and Learn from your Mistakes

Sometimes we are in denial about our past mistakes. There is always a lesson to be learned and then move on.

7-Find Opportunities in Adversity

When we think differently, we might not get what we want but we are more open to go after what we need.

Today, I challenge you to use your setbacks as a set-up to push you forward. Let go of how you think life should happen and focus on the Disappointment as an Opportunity to propel you to the next level in life!

 

P.S.-Please share with family & or friends!

 

 

 

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