Put prayer on your to-do list

first_img The Anatomy of Fear InspirationBy Don LindseyIn my life reminders play a very important role. In all honesty, I wouldn’t get half of the things that I get done without a reminder of some sort to do the tasks I need to do. They also keep me focused when life gets chaotic.  I seem to be getting a lot more scatter-brained the older I get so writing myself a list of things to be done can cut down on me wasting a lot of time sitting around wondering what it was that I needed to accomplish.Reminders also are useful for improving my mood when days are emotionally difficult.  When I’m having one of those days that sees everything I touch fall apart, remembering to pray and take a couple minutes to breathe allows me to turn things around and make the day better.  In my opinion, this is due to me reaching out to God because when I do so, I almost instantly relax.  Knowing that He’s with me reminds me that I am loved and as it turns out, that’s important to me.I’m sure that I am not alone in that thinking, in fact, I’d go as far as to predict that most of us are like that and that’s not a bad thing. It can also be a very refreshing thing to know that you have shown someone that they are loved by doing something kind for them.  The more I explore this thought process, the more it becomes clear that finding a way to share our love for each other instead of focusing on our differences could eliminate a lot of the state of anger our society finds itself constantly in.I am blessed to have several reminders of love and how lucky I am every day in my wife, kids, and parents.  Spending time with any of these people is a gift and I’m learning not to take that time for granted.  Whether it’s a funny conversation with one of my kids, helping my parents out with something, or doing something that my wife appreciates, I tend to get the most out of my days when those that I love are involved in as many situations as possible. Seeing their smiles or hearing their laughter always puts me in a good mood and makes me want to continue the positive environment going on around me.At the end of the day, I think about the best thing we can do as people is to make the area around us better.  Doing that could be something as simple as reminding someone that they’re loved.  The feeling that comes from seeing their appreciation is worth it alone.  You’ll probably see something else in their look as well.  That would be a reminder that you are also loved. 2 COMMENTS TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleApopka firefighters still assisting in Hurricane Michael aftermathNext articleThe best news of the week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Hey Donny, aint it the truth? The wonderful thing about prayer is that He is constantly speaking to US, and reminding us that He is there, just yearning for us to visit with Him. Imagine that prayer is nothing but visiting with Him. He talks to us in a language without words but that we never fail to understand! Keep talking to Him my friend, He loves you. Chaz Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor.  Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. October 14, 2018 at 11:50 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here charles towne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Don Lindsey LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! October 14, 2018 at 11:24 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Exactly! Prayers are our in my opinion God’s way of communing with us and it’s always nice to visit with the Creator. It truly is an amazing experience to have our Lord’s undying love. Hope all well my friend, God bless!D.Llast_img read more

New patisserie and Champagne bar in the Lake District

first_imgA brand new patisserie and Champagne concept, The Fizzy Tarté, will open in Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District next month.Featuring cocktails, VIP membership and pastries, this latest launch from Cranleigh Boutique, will have seating for 70 people.Cranleigh owns the Cranleigh Boutique Hotel, The Church Suites and Hideout House, all also in the Lake District but The Fizzy Tarté will be the company’s first bakery offering.There will be an in-house baker, and ingredients for the pastries will be “locally sourced where possible, and we may also bring pastries in from London,” Cranleigh told British Baker. “It will have a Parisian feel to it, with gorgeous upmarket pastries.”Stephen Hargreaves, chief executive of Cranleigh, said: “We’re really excited about the launch of The Fizzy Tarté, a trendy bar and café that will be completely unique. There’s nothing in the Lake District like it.”“The Fizzy Tarté will echo the look and feel of a sophisticated city pavement café.”Hargreaves is keen to create a strong, loyal customer base by introducing a VIP membership and will be giving away £100,000 worth of Champagne.last_img read more

REGIONAL INTEGRATION: Retreat underscores long process for deepening regional integration

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 11 Views   no discussions Share GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have ended their two-day retreat here indicating that the process towards a single economy within the 15-member grouping that would have gone into effect by 2015, will now “take longer than anticipated’.The leaders from 10 of the 1Caribbean countries – Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Suriname, St. Lucia and the Bahamas prime ministers were absent – said in a statement afterwards that they would now await a restructuring of the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat before establishing an over-arching decision-implementation arm to ensure regional policies are adhered to. “As regards the Single Economy, they recognised that the process towards full implementation would take longer than anticipated and agreed it may be best to pause and consolidate the gains of the Single Market before taking any further action on certain specific elements of the Single Economy, such as the creation of a single currency,” the statement said.The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is intended to benefit the region by providing more and better opportunities to produce and sell goods and services and to attract investment. It will create one large market among the participating member states.“The main objectives of the CSME are: full use of labour (full employment) and full exploitation of the other factors of production (natural resources and capital); competitive production leading to greater variety and quantity of products and services to trade with other countries. It is expected that these objectives will in turn provide improved standards of living and work and sustained economic development,” according to the CARICOM Secretariat. “In respect of Governance, they reaffirmed the decision taken at their Inter-Sessional Meeting in Grenada in February to await the completion of the current review of the CARICOM Secretariat, before taking any firm decisions towards the establishment of the Permanent Committee of CARICOM Ambassadors (PCCA),” the statement said after the retreat held at BK International’s quarry resort at Teperu, Mazaruni.Regarding a replacement for Sir Edwin Carrington, who resigned as secretary general of the grouping at the start of the year, the leaders also “agreed that the persons short-listed for the position would be subjected to further processes, with a view to taking a final decision by July 2011”.The leaders also agreed that the review of the Secretariat should take into account the strengthening of the institution to enable it to play an enhanced role in the area of mobilizing substantial resources for concrete projects in the areas identified.They said that the restructuring should also allow the Secretariat to assist and advise member states with implementation; offer greater technical advice and address its ability to provide practical deliverables in the immediate and long term.The retreat was used by the leaders to continue discussions on “Prioritising the Focus and Direction of the Community” which they initiated at their Grenada meeting.center_img Share NewsRegional REGIONAL INTEGRATION: Retreat underscores long process for deepening regional integration by: – May 23, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

Date confirmed for Theophane title clash

first_imgKilburn’s Ashley Theophane will defend his British light-welterweight title against Steve Williams in Liverpool on 19 May.Promoter Frank Maloney won the purse bids to stage the fight, which will take place at Aintree racecourse and will be on the undercard of the British heavyweight clash between David Price and Sam Sexton.It will be Theophane’s third defence of the belt he took from Lenny Daws last year, meaning a victory would see the 31-year-old keep the coveted Lonsdale belt outright and remain on course for a possible world title shot.It will be his first fight since he recovered from a torrid start to overcome Ben Murphy with an 11th-round stoppage in December.Williams, 28, lost to Daws in 2010 – the Liverpudlian’s only defeat in 13 professional bouts.Related story: Theophane set to face WilliamsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Pleasure seekers

first_imgKiran Sawhney, 40, Owner, Fitnesolution, DelhiHeading to a gym at the end of a hard day’s work figures as a chore on your daily list of must-dos and you obviously do not look forward to it. So how is it that all those women staring out at you from the glossies manage it day in, day out? Simple, have fun while you’re at it.”It is essential to make a mundane routine fun. There’s no point in doing the same thing 365 days a year. I try and do something different every single day,” says Delhi-based fitness expert, Kiran Sawhney, 40. If it’s aerobics you’re doing, try and change the choreography. If it’s circuit training, tweak it a little or try any form of ‘dancercise’- jazz, tango or bhangra-as they are great fun workouts. For, as the body begins to get used to a fitness regimen, its effectiveness begins to drop. At her studio, Fitnesolution, Sawhney tries to bring these elements together.A graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi, this fitness aficionado was a stay-athome mother until 1996. She had also completed a course in commercial flying and then went on to do a course in fitness and took a liking to it. Courses and certifications followed as she balanced work with bringing up her two sons, Sarthi, 19 and Siddharth, 18. Of course it helped that her timings were flexible, there were no deadlines and her husband was supportive.Unlike other gym-obsessed trainers, she recommends working out at home once you know the exercises. “You don’t have to buy heavy duty machines, inexpensive equipment like a bosu ball, trampoline or medicine ball can give you fully equipped workouts,” she says. A good idea in the summer is to go for water sports or aqua aerobics. It keeps you fit and cool. And since it’s a group activity, you can ask your friends to join in. In fact enrolling with a friend for a workout like kick-boxing or krav maga can be enjoyable and is sure to keep you motivated.Eefa Shrof, 37, Wellness Coach, PuneAnd who better to ask about the power of motivation than a survivor. At the age of 22, Eefa Shrof met with a serious accident and severely injured herself. Besides broken bones, she had torn ligaments and damaged the soft tissue in both her legs. She was told it would be a few years before she could walk. Shrof was bedridden. That is when a friend introduced her to yoga. She recovered without any surgery and in eight months was walking around.Four years later, she began to teach the practice that had helped her heal. “It transformed me in a way you only read of in books,” she says. At 37 today, she’s trained the who’s who of Bollywood. Her specialisation is the Ashtang Vinyasa and her innovation, super yoga, is her attempt to bring the physical, spiritual, emotional and social aspects of the practice of yoga together.Since she practices the same routine everyday, once in a while she takes a break and instead goes cycling or running for a week. So what is it that spurs her to keep going? For some people music works but for her it’s movies all the way. “I find the Rocky series intensely inspiring. Whenever I’m down and out, I watch one of the films and it lifts me instantly.” Setting goals is important too. “If there’s a posture I’m trying to master, I tend to look at a lot of its pictures and keep trying till I get it right,” she says.She stresses the need for role models especially those you can identify with. It’s something she also tries to incorporate in the leadership development programmes she runs for children and young adults. “I take up youth icons and break their success down into attributes all of us have. It makes the person more identifiable and the goal more achievable.”Mishika Goel, 31, Co-founder, Leapstart, DelhiFor entrepreneur and mother of two, Mishika Goel, the best workout is one where she can involve the children. “Then it’s not something you dread and gives you great time with the kids.” Echoes Sawhney, “Outdoor activities like biking are an amazing way to bond with the family or your partner.”Goel suggests turning the TV off and heading outdoors as much as you can. She does train in the gym four to five times a week but it’s playing with the young ones she enjoys most. And her work gives her ample opportunity to do just that. She has co-founded Leapstart in Delhi and Bangalore, a programme for age appropriate fitness for children that supplements the school curriculum with physical education by providing trainers and assessing performances of the students.It was when she wanted to enroll her five-year-old son Arnav, then four, for soccer classes, that she realised it wasn’t the right way to go about it. “In India, there’s no research about how a child should learn a sport, the way lessons should be divided, individual needs and hardly any recognition of the fact that sports give you skills to deal with life. They teach you to accept defeat in a positive way and try harder,” she says.An MBA from Cardiff University in the UK, Goel left the corporate world to pursue what she felt strongly about. With mounting rates of diabetes and heart problems, she thinks the current trend of ill-health among young professionals is only going to get worse and that’s where physical fitness steps in to sort the problem. “It’s great if we can make a difference by building a healthier community and make children enjoy fitness as much as they enjoy games.”advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Jeron Teng stars as Alaska keeps NLEX winless for 2nd win

first_imgJeron Teng leads Alaska. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJeron Teng fired 20 points and Chris Banchero added 17 as Alaska dumped NLEX, 100-87, in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Aces thus, evened their record to 2-2 while keeping the Road Warriors winless.ADVERTISEMENT Tony Mitchell, whose debut had been held up by documentation woes, finally suited up for the Road Warriors and finished with 34 points, eight rebounds and two steals.Alaska extended a slim 55-52 edge midway through the third quarter thanks to a 19-6 run capped by a three-point play by Teng to end the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTeng also grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out four assists while import Chris Daniels had 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.Deputy Jojo Lastimosa filled in for NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, who will be out for two more games to take a “much-needed rest,” the Road Warriors announced on their Twitter account. ANNOUNCEMENT: Our assistant coaches, led by Jojo Lastimosa, will take over coaching duties for the next 3 games while head coach Yeng Guiao will take a much-needed rest. Coach Yeng has full confidence in the team and expects a good showing while he is away. #ArangkadaNLEX— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) May 29, 2019Poy Erram had 16 points and 12 rebounds for NLEX, which shot just 36 percent from the field and turned the ball over 19 times.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Pioneer Epoxy stages 4th National Bangkarera in Cebucenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toolast_img read more

10 Oscarbait films playing at TIFF 2018

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement As in every year of the fest’s history, critical acclaim and audience buzz can push a film all the way to golden glory next February. Here are a few awards hopefulsBEAUTIFUL BOYIn Beautiful Boy, based on American journalist David Sheff’s memoir about his own son, last year’s breakout star Timothée Chalamet plays a young man addicted to methamphetamine, while his father (fellow Oscar nominee Steve Carrell) tries to help him as he slips further away. As parents fight for more rights to protect their kids from the opioid crisis, it’s a timely story that’s sure to resonate, and as Chalamet’s follow-up performance to Call Me By Your Name, this family drama is already building big buzz. Sep 7, 6:30 pm, Roy Thomson Hall, and 8 pm, Elgin Theatre; Sep 8, 10:45 am, RyersonBOY ERASEDAfter this summer’s The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, the idea of gay-conversion therapy seems to be in the zeitgeist. Hence this adaptation of Garrard Conley‘s recently published memoir about his own (unsuccessful) conversion as an Alabama adolescent. Oscar-nominee Lucas Hedges, whose coming out scene in Ladybird was heartbreaking, plays the teenaged son of a Baptist pastor and wife (Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman) who is sent to a church-supported program to rid him of his “affliction.” Director Joel Edgerton plays the program’s leader, and Flea and Canada’s own bad boy of directing himself, Xavier Dolan, have supporting roles.Sep 7, 6:30 pm, Roy Thomson Hall; Sep 7, 8 pm, Elgin; Sep 8, 10:45 pm, RyersonDESTROYEROscar loves it when actors transform physically for a role – see Charlize Theron in Monster, Robert De Niro in Raging Bull and Nicole Kidman in The Hours. In Destroyer, Kidman puts on the prosthetics yet again as an L.A. cop who goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of young criminals and solve a case that hits close to home. Director Karyn Kusama broke into filmmaking with 2000’s Girlfight, but her subsequent film work has been uneven (she’s spent more time in TV). With a supporting cast that includes I, Tonya’s Sebastian Stan, our own Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany and Get Out’s Bradley Whitford, she could be due for a comeback, especially in a year when women’s stories are being lauded.Sep 10, 9:30 pm, Winter Garden; Sep 12, 1:30 pm, Elgin; September 15, 9:45 pm, TBLB 1FIRST MANThis feature has all the elements of an Oscar pic: a dramatic story of a white American hero; the award-winning duo of director Damien Chazelle and his La La Land lead, Ryan Gosling; and a plot involving outer space. In this biopic, Gosling plays Neil Armstrong, following his life as a young astronaut joining NASA in 1961 to making his moonwalk eight years later. Rounding out the cast is The Crown’s Claire Foy as Armstrong’s wife and Corey Stoll, who also stars in the TIFF biopic Driven about John Delorean, as Buzz Aldrin.Sep 9, 2 pm, Ontario Place Cinesphere; Sep 10, 4 pm, Elgin Theatre; Sep 10, 6 pm, Roy Thomson Hall; Sep 11, 11 am, Princess of Wales, Sep 12, 6 pm, Scotiabank 12; Sep 13, 6 pm, Scotiabank 12; Sep 14, 6 pm, Scotiabank 12; Sep 15, 6 pm, Scotiabank 12; Sep 15, 9:30 pm, Princess of Wales; Sep 16, 6 pm, Scotiabank 12 The Hate U Give, starring Amandla Stenberg, has lots of Oscar buzz. Login/Register With:center_img Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Stephon Marbury Ordered to Pay Mistress More Than 300000

So, Stephon Marbury had a mistress and wanted to keep it a secret from his wife. To do so, he offered to pay the side chick $900,000 — and he put it in writing. That was Mistake No. 2.After paying Thurayyah Mitchell $600,000 to maintain the secret, Marbury stopped distributing the hush money. Mistake No. 3.Mitchell, once a chef, wanted all they had agreed to, and so she sued Marbury for the remaining $331,584.50, making public their 2006 affair. And so, the intent to keep his transgression a secret was compromised because he did not fully pay to keep his transgression a secret. All this according to TMZ, which got ahold of the suit.So, the question begs that Marbury has not answered: Why in the name of Tiger Woods would the former NBA star put in play a legal, signed document that would reveal his affair? Marbury’s signature on the agreement gave Mitchell the pathway to a lawsuit to collect the remaining agreed-to balance.Marbury still refused, claiming that filing her claim was a breach of the confidentially deal. Did not work.On Feb. 1 a judge sided with Mitchell and ordered Marbury to pay the remaining $331,584.50 he owes plus interest. And so, it is all there for public consumption  — including Marbury’s wife. Seems he defeated the whole purpose in making the deal in the first place, you know? read more

Police Investigates Illegal Boat Landing 12 illegals caught

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 18, 2018 – Providenciales – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is investigating the landing of an illegal Haitian sloop, in the Five Cays Area.  The incident occurred sometime between six and seven a.m. Thursday, January 18th, 2018.  The total number of suspected migrants are not known at this time, however the Police along with Immigration Officials were able to apprehend 12 migrants.Officers are currently conducting a search of the surrounding areas.  Anyone with information on this illegal landing, are asked to contact 911 or crime stoppers at 1-800-TIPS.Press Release: RT&CIPFPhoto: File photo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

Irish journalist says ONeill was sensitive to criticism

first_imgFormer Republic of Ireland manager clashed many times with RTÉ football correspondent Tony O’Donoghue while he was in charge of the national teamManager Martin O’Neill coached the Republic of Ireland from 2013 until today.He tried to deliver results in five years, failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.The only upside was he took Ireland to a victory against world champions Germany in 2016.But after his departure, RTÉ football correspondent Tony O’Donoghue talked about how he was too sensitive.Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“He’s a man who is sensitive to criticism and that’s just not to me or to RTE, but I mean, recently we haven’t had the live rights and I’ve seen him take offense to other reporters as well,” O’Donoghue said.“Right back through his career, when he was a player with Nottingham Forest, people would write letters to the local newspaper and he would take note of them and at the end of a good season with Nottingham Forest, he would write back to them.”“So he bears grudges and did not enjoy or take criticism, I suppose none of us take criticism lightly,” he added.“Again, that’s another reason he was determined, I would say, to stay on and improve or leave a better legacy in his wake as Republic of Ireland manager.”last_img read more