Monday, October 22, 2012

Your Words Create Movement


I'm feeling very brainy-ak-ish today, looking up quotes and definitions of different words.  One of the things on my mind today is the power of words.  If you study people who have attained the lifestyle that they have always wanted, made their dreams a reality and just have an overall pleasant life, you will see that they have a certain way with words.

The bible says that life and death are in the power of the tongue:


The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences."


I don't know about you but if God says it then I believe it.  Our words truly do have power.  Before you see something with your physical eyes it was first a thought someone had which was then birthed into the physical world by the words of the creator.  These words create the movement necessary to make the idea manifest in the physical.  Isn't that awesome!?  I think so.

We have to remember that everything is spiritual.  Nothing we ever say or do is swept under some imaginary rug.  Some call it Karma.  I say, "You reap what you sow."

Don't be misled--you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant."

You had better be careful what you are planting with both your words and actions!

Anyhow, like I said our words definitely create movement.  Check out the definition of the word "Move".

move  (mv)
v. movedmov·ingmoves
v.intr.
1. To change in position from one point to another: moved away from the window.
2. To progress in sequence; go forward: a novel that moves slowly.
3. To follow a specified course: Earth moves around the sun.
4. To progress toward a particular state or condition: moving up in the company; moved into the lead.
5. To go from one residence or location to another; relocate.
6. To start off; depart.
7. To be disposed of by sale: Woolens move slowly in the summer.
8. To change posture or position; stir: was afraid to move.
9. Games To change the position of a piece in a board game.
10. To be put in motion or to turn according to a prescribed motion. Used of machinery.
11. To exhibit great activity or energy.
12. To initiate an action; act.
13. To be active in a particular environment: moves in diplomatic circles.
14. To stir the emotions: words that have the power to move.
15. To make a formal motion in parliamentary procedure: move for an adjournment.
16. To evacuate. Used of the bowels.
v.tr.
1. To change the place or position of: moved her office; could not move his arm.
2. To cause to go from one place to another: moved the crowd away.
3. Games To change (a piece) from one position to another in a board game: moved a pawn.
4. To change the course of: moved the discussion to other matters.
5. To dislodge from a fixed point of view, as by persuasion: "Speak to him, ladies, see if you can move him" (Shakespeare).
6. To prompt to an action; rouse: Anger moved her to speak out.
7.
a. To set or keep in motion.
b. To cause to function.
c. To cause to progress or advance.
8.
a. To arouse the emotions of; affect.
b. To excite or provoke to the expression of an emotion: The film moved me to tears. See Synonyms at affect1.
9.
a. To propose or request in formal parliamentary procedure: moved that a vote be taken.
b. To make formal application to (a court, for example).
10. To dispose of by sale: moved the new merchandise quickly.
11. To cause (the bowels) to evacuate.
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of moving.
b. A particular manner of moving: made some intricate moves on the dance floor.
2. A change of residence or location.
3. Games
a. An act of transferring a piece from one position to another in board games.
b. The prescribed manner in which a piece may be played.
c. A participant's turn to make a play.
4. An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver: a move to halt the arms race.
Phrasal Verb:
move in
To begin to occupy a residence or place of business.
Idioms:
get a move on Informal
To get started; get going.
move in on
1. To make intrusive advances toward; intrude on.
2. To attempt to seize control of: moving in on their territory.
on the move
1. Busily moving about; active: A nurse is on the move all day.
2. Going from one place to another: troops on the move.
3. Making progress; advancing: a technology that is clearly on the move.

All I can say is Wow!  

This has been another brainy-ak  moment brought to you by Monique Bradford

~The WifeyMommyPreneur  :)D

Opportunity is missed by most people...


Here are some positive work affirmations!  
The Bible says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." (Proverbs 18:21 NKJV)  (What kind of fruit are you producing?)



*I AM respected by everyone in my work environment.
*I AM acknowledged for all of my Good efforts at work.
*I Love and enjoy my work and I receive the perfect pay.
*Divine Guidance causes me to do an exceptional job.
*I AM a success magnet at work.
*My employer recognizes my hard work and gives me a huge raise.
*Everyday, I wake up and go to the best job in the world.
*I know my calling and the work I AM supposed to do in my Life.
*The type of work I do is miraculously in complete demand.
*I have created the perfect business for myself and my pay is overwhelming.


Now that's what I'm talking about!  ....Literally!

:)

Monique Bradford  ~The WifeyMommyPreneur~~

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wear Beauty With A Smile :))


We've all seen it.  The beautiful woman with the ugliest attitude!  It's like a rotting fruit...  Don't let it happen to you!  Slap a smile on your face even when you don't fell like it and before you know it, you won't be able to stop smiling because you'll be feeling so good!  :))

Mo'

YOU'VE GOT THE POWER!

This is what I posted on my Avon Website earlier today.  Thought I'd share....   :))







NOTE TO SELF: 

Be all that you can BE!  Never limit yourself.   There is no one in the world that can hold you back from what you want in life but you.   Know that! And continue on until you see the fruits of your labor.  Block out whatever negative thoughts come to mind or whatever negative situations that occur to get you off course.   Move right along... You don't have time to sit in anger, hate, regret or depression for any amount of time; even a split second.   There is life to live and life to live in abundance! Keep moving along in Love, Joy, Peace, Forbearance, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control. Something must manifest from your actions.  What manifests is up to you! Make it a beautiful day. 

Avon Lady Mo' :)) Xoxo






Saturday, June 30, 2012

So much to do, so little time...

Once again, it has come time to get reorganized.

Have you ever noticed that getting organized is a continual process?  You have to constantly adjust and move things around in order to keep everything prioritized.

Isn't it interesting that I'm wide awake at 3:29 AM and I'm blogging about being organized.  Ummm... I have to make sure I fit sleep somewhere into my schedule.

How about I start right now....  And to all a good night!

Seriously in need of sleep,

Monique Bradford ~The WifeyMommyPreneur  :))

Do you have some good tips on staying organized?  Please share by leaving a comment!

Friday, June 15, 2012

It's time to put a muzzle over my mouth!



Oh my gosh!  I have been running my mouth like a crazy person lately!  And not everything coming out of it has been so nice.  Since when did I start talking about what I think is wrong with other people!?  I used to be quick to say, "I don't care what such and such is doing, I'm too worried about what I'm doing!"

Lately I've jumped on the gossip bandwagon and have been doing a bit of backbiting and I feel awful!

There was a time when I wouldn't dare bring light to my wrongs and I now feel the need to blog about them to the whole world.  Go figure...

If you never admit you have a problem, you'll never be able to fix it, right?  :))

What is the definition of a backbiter?  Here is what is says on thefreedictionary.com 

back·bite
v. back·bitback·bit·tenback·bit·ingback·bites
v.tr.
To speak spitefully or slanderously about (another).
v.intr.
To speak spitefully or slanderously about a person.

And here's what it says on dictionary.com


back·bite

  [bak-bahyt]  Show IPA verb, back·bit,back·bit·ten or Informal back·bit; back·bit·ing.
verb (used with object)
1.
to attack the character or reputation of (a person who is not present).

verb (used without object)
2.
to speak unfavorably or slanderously of a person who is not present.


Terrible right?  Yeah, I think so too.  I can't believe I've started doing this!  I'm sure none of you have this problem and would never talk about anyone behind their back ;)  Right?  Right.... :))

I don't know about you, but at the end of the day I'm not proud of some of the things I've said about other people behind their backs.  And being someone that others often look up to, am I really setting a good example?

It takes courage and self-control to hold your tongue and not say anything if you don't have something good to say about a person.  Especially if you are in a group and they are all talking trash about other people too!

But like the old school moms said, "If someone else jumps off of a bridge, does that mean you're gonna jump off too?"  No!  So why add your own can of junk to the trash talking?

I aim to be EXCELLENT in all of my ways, so this backbiting has got to stop!  Plus I know that you reap what you sow and I am not trying to have people do the same thing to me!

The bible has a lot to say about backbiting.  I don't want to bombard you, but check this out....

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 32 helpful votes


A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 25:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes


The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.

Romans 16:17-18 ESV / 21 helpful votes


I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

Psalm 15:1-3 ESV / 19 helpful votes


A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

James 4:11-12 ESV / 14 helpful votes


Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes


Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 11:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes


Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

Leviticus 19:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes


You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes


For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 13 helpful votes


For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Matthew 7:1-5 ESV / 13 helpful votes


“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes


But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Proverbs 26:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes


For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

James 3:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes


But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Proverbs 18:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes


The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

James 1:26 ESV / 8 helpful votes


If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Romans 1:28 ESV / 8 helpful votes


And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

Psalm 39:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes


To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.”

James 3:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes


And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.

Romans 1:30 ESV / 6 helpful votes


Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

Proverbs 25:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes


Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he have his fill of you and hate you.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes


But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

James 3:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes


For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

Ephesians 5:15-18 ESV / 5 helpful votes


Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

1 Corinthians 10:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes


I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.

Romans 2:1-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes


Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?

Luke 12:57 ESV / 5 helpful votes


“And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?

Matthew 7:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes


“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

Psalm 5:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes


For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.

1 Corinthians 2:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes


The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.

John 8:44 ESV / 4 helpful votes


You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Matthew 7:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes


“Judge not, that you be not judged.

Proverbs 25:23-24 ESV / 4 helpful votes


The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks. It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 3 helpful votes


I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Ecclesiastes 5:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes


Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.

Psalm 105:1-45 ESV / 3 helpful votes


Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered, ...

Numbers 6:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes


He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar made from wine or strong drink and shall not drink any juice of grapes or eat grapes, fresh or dried.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 1 helpful vote


Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Need I say anything more?  I think not.  Only that I need to get back to where I used to be and not take part in speaking ill of others.  Really... what good will it do me or anyone else for that matter?

Keep me in your prayers all...  as I do you.  :))

Peace and blessings to you and yours,

Mo'~~~

P.S.  Here are some really great quotes I found about speaking :))



To speak and to speak well are two things.  A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.  ~Ben Jonson


If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it.  ~Earl Wilson


Two monologues do not make a dialogue.  ~Jeff Daly


Of those who say nothing, few are silent.  ~Thomas Neiel


The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much.  ~Germain G. Glien


Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness.  ~Margaret Millar


To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.  ~John Ruskin


There is no such thing as conversation.  It is an illusion.  There are intersecting monologues, that is all.  ~Rebecca West (Cicily Maxwell Andrews), "The Harsh Voice," There Is No Conversation, 1935


By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.  ~Winston Churchill


The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid.  ~Author Unknown



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