LaSheka L. Hollingsworth is an inspirational writer from Houston, TX. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from Walden University and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Wiley College In the Fall of 2004, she became a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
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Before the arrival of a new member to any family the parents must ensure that their home will offer their child a safe environment to live in. Although during the first few months of a child’s life their parents will constantly be watching over them as they grow they become more mobile. So looking at baby home safety issues should be important to any parents to be.
In this article we offer some tips that can help you to ensure that your home will be safe for that beautiful baby boy or girl that you have.
Tip 1- To determine how to make your home safe for your baby it is a good idea to look at each room as a child would see it. So you need to actually get down on your hands and knees and see what they would see and what may interest them.
Tip 2 – In order to prevent young children from falling into the toilet make sure that you fit locks to the lids. Plus why not consider having toilet lids installed that self close after a certain time following their use.
Tip 3 – If you are going to be using a bucket in which soiled nappies can be placed after changing your baby make sure that you go for one’s which are tamper proof. Also it is a good idea to put them in a position out of your child’s reach.
Tip 4 – When it comes to all sorts of cleaning supplies and medical supplies make sure that these are in places that your child won’t have access to. If there are essential chemicals or something important things but dangerous for your kid, store them away from the home. You can build your own storage area or just hire storage unit like storage units Dayton. It is a good idea to fit special catches to doors that allow them to open a short way so little fingers cannot become trapped, but prevent them from actually removing items from inside.
Tip 5 – Make sure that you purchase a cot for your child to sleep in that conforms to the minimum safety standards. Look for those where the slats on each side of the cot are no more than 2 to 3/8 inches apart. Also make sure that all corners and edges are well protected.
Tip 6 – Although you may be inclined to use soft bedding in your baby’s cot avoid using any of this at all. Unfortunately the chances of your baby becoming entangled in them at night as they sleep is great and can lead to them being suffocated.
Tip 7 – Before giving any toys to your baby that has come as presents from others check them over. Again it is a good idea to make sure that the ones you provide meet the relevant safety standards for baby toys. If unsure what these standards are the internet can provide you with details.
Tip 8 – One other thing one must do when it comes to baby home safety issues is to ensure that all you install baby proof plugs on all electrical equipment. Plus use trucking to ensure that baby’s don’t have easy access to electrical cords and make sure that all electrical sockets in use are covered.
Interestingly, I have been a Christian for over 15 years, at least 5 of those years I have been a bible study teacher, I have taught my students that the Bible is the book of all books and in it you can find principles for every aspect of your life, if you want to know how to budget, there are scriptures and principles that can help you. What about having a striving relationship with your spouse or for knowing how to raise a family? There are principles that will help you with all of that and more. However, I never consider that god has plan for my health, of course I read scriptures about health and have even mentioned few of them to my students, but I never really gave any thoughts the question of what is god’s plan for my health, until I got a copy ‘God’s Plan for Wellness’ by Kathleen Lesage, who is a Certified Health Coach and leader in the wellness retreat industry.
The writer reminds me of my own self when I was doing my degree few years ago when she said, “I myself at many times in my life have created this crazy, unattainable goal of “where I should be,” not even caring about my own health and well-being or how I got there.” So I was only too happy to start reading this book.
Here are 5 things I learnt from reading this book:
1.Self-acceptance: If you are going to start the process of health and wellness, maybe you want to lose weight as you are not satisfy with your body, the first step is accept yourself for where you are currently. This can be very hard for many people because they hate the skin they are in. The author said this because working on ourselves take time, you will not be able to shed that extra 50 pound in few days (at least if you want to do it the healthy way), it will take time. But despite our unhealthy practices that have gotten us where we are now, God has a plan, a wellness plan for each one of us and we cannot start the process by feeling ashame or guilty or blaming outside forces, we have to accept that we got ourselves where we are now, and by following God’s plan we can get ourselves out of it.
- Enjoy your food while eating healthy: Many people have the notion that if you are going to eat healthy that you cannot enjoy your food at the same time, that you must eat things that you do not enjoy or want to, but Kathleen disagree with this as she believes, and teaches her clients that they can enjoy their food and at the same time eat healthy as “Nature-made food comes packed with the good stuff— vitamins, micronutrients, minerals, and fiber—delivering the important nutrients that sustain life the way God created it.” says Kathleen in the book. This we can do instead of consuming process food in large quantities.
In the book she gave examples on how we can start eating healthy by replacing our unhealthy habits with healthy ones, for example, in one part of the book she suggested we can “keep fresh fruits and cut-up veggies handy so you can easily reach for them when hunger strikes. A great way to build a new habit is to remove yourself from your daily environment for a while and use that time and space to start building new habits that reinforce a healthier way of life.” what stops many people from living healthy is because they surround themselves with unhealthy foods and they hang out with people that eats unhealthy so no matter how hard they try to eat and live healthy they always go back to their old unhealthy habit of eating unhealthy foods. In the last chapter of the book she gives us recipes that she use at her wellness retreats.
- Spend time in nature: Spending time in nature is something many of us do not do often as in our pursuit of success and with improvement in modern technology e.g the cellphone, video games, computer and other gadgets, we forgot what it feels like to unplug from the world and just enjoy nature and rejuvenate. She further talks about the benefits of being in nature, two of which is that base on scientific research and scriptures, nature has the power to bring restoration to our health as it eliminates anxiety, depression, emotional turmoil, mood swings and stress that are common occurrences in our busy daily life.
She said something that I found very surprising though, “Staying away from the gym just might be a surefire way to get in shape.” This is something I disagree with. Of course spending time in nature eg running or walking has great benefits, but so is joining a gym, for one the gym is not only for running, but you have weights and other equipment’s that helps to build your muscles amongst other benefits to your body. I believe that a sure way to good health is both being a part of nature, and also working out at the gym, when you combine these two together you are sure to get the necessary workout and rejuvenation that you need.
- Remove or eliminate genetically modified food from your diet. In God’s Plan for Wellness, the author goes on to encourage us to eliminate genetically modified food from our diet, these include animals, plants, and bacteria that are made for a wide selection of applications, from agricultural manufacturing to scientific research.
Reasons why we should eliminate these foods for our diet includes: 1. They have lower nutrients than its natural counterpart. 2. Increased Toxicity- this is because these foods produce toxins at increased levels that could be harmful to humans. 3. Prepackaged Food Dangers- food packages contain small amounts of chemical substances that oftentimes diffuse into food. The end result can be cancer, reproductive organ damage, birth defects and development problems
- Be careful of the people you hang around: Very few of us associate who we surround ourselves with on a day to day with wellness, but in God’s Plan for Wellness, Kathleen reminds us that who we hang out with affects us as toxic relationships are not good for us both emotionally and physically. She says that before you start the process of living a healthy life we should take a serious look at the people in our lives, these include family, friends and colleagues as these relationships will either have a positive effect on our lives, or a negative effect which can cause us to be depress, stress, and feeling overwhelm. Positive people on the other hand will empower us to make the right choices when it comes to our overall health and wellness.
As individuals, it is very important that we take a very good look at the health of our mind, body and spirit, and if you are ready to take this journey then God’s Plan for Wellness’ by Kathleen Lesage is a great start even if you are not a Christian.
When many of us think about living a healthy lifestyle we only think about our body, neglecting the needs of our mind and spirit, and by doing so not taking a holistic approach to our health and wellness.
This book is not only a wakeup call for me, but it is a book for the ages, if you want to live a healthy life so that you can be around for your grandkids and if you want to enjoy life to the fullest because your health is in tact, you need to grab a copy of God’s Plan for Wellness’ by Kathleen Lesage.
Get your copy now at Amazon
About the Author:
Kathleen LeSage is a Certified Health Coach, the owner of the trademark “The Natural Wrapper Diet” and co-owns with her husband one of America’s top destination spa and wellness retreats. Kathleen has appeared on A&E’s It’s a Living and Good Morning America. She held a career in public relations and marketing, working with such companies as Marriott International and Woodward & Lothrop in Washington, DC. For the past 15 years, she has run New Life Hiking Spa with her husband. Under Kathleen’s marketing management, New Life has won the #1 Destination Spa of 2016 by Travel + Leisure magazine and appeared on the Today Show. New Life has become one of the best-known wellness retreats in North America and has been featured in Health magazine, AARP, Shape magazine, SELF magazine, Rand McNally and USA Today. Kathleen currently resides with her husband and two children in Vermont and Florida, where they all do their part in running the family business. They enjoy traveling, homeschooling and outdoor activities in which they can just appreciate God’s amazing creation.
About the Publisher:
CrossLink Publishing is a traditional Christian publishing company based in Castle Rock, CO. CrossLink publishes a variety of bible study, meditation, and spiritual growth books distributed by AtlasBooks. For more information, visit CrossLinkPublishing.com.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookCrash.com book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
March 07, 2018 – Smartphone users looking for holistic wellness have a new kind of app today on iTunes and GooglePlay. Prosper helps women better connect their health & wellness with their faith in God. The new mobile app launches Saturday March 10th live at the NBC Health & Fitness Expo in Washington DC.
“For many women, the idea of holistic wellness is appealing, but something just doesn’t feel right. This is particularly true for Christian women. We believe this is because most wellness options on the market today are missing something critical – they’re missing God,” said Jennifer Eaton MD, founder of Prosper. “Prosper is the first mobile app that delivers fresh, holistic wellness that speaks directly to Christian women”, explains Dr. Eaton.
Prosper provides encouraging quotes and Bible verses for health to help believers re-focus and feel more motivated. Users can explore holistic wellness options, including diet, movement, relaxation and positive mindset, with free 7-day wellness guides. Prosper is a new kind of health app, putting faith first so users can experience inspired wellness every day.
Prosper is one of the first in a new category of Christian Wellness apps that complement diet, exercise and other health apps that women are already using by addressing the motivation gap. With Prosper, users can receive a weekly, faith-focused text messages to support their personal health and wellness goals. Or you can use the app to find inspirational Bible verses, Christian quotes and brief meditations on-demand. The images are fun and uplifting, designed to share by text, email or social media to encourage friends and family to be healthier too.
This is wellness coaching gone mobile, offering motivation and tips to be happier, healthier and, more relaxed. The free 7-day guides deliver quick and easy suggestions to fit holistic wellness into hectic daily lives. Prosper opens the door to holistic wellness for Christian women by putting God first on the journey.
The Prosper app features:
An innovative mobile and social experience connecting religious faith, wellness, and self-care.
- Be encouraged, get healthier and share inspiration in a new way
- Faith-based encouragement to be happy and healthier: topics include eating healthier, better sleep, relaxation, strength, fitness, meditation, and self-care
- Free evidence based holistic health coaching developed by experts, delivered direct by app or text
To lean more about Prosper, visit www.prosperwellness.org
Prosper is a Christian wellness coaching app developed by qDayHealth, a woman founded health startup. The leadership team is a diverse group of women physicians, therapists, health behavior experts and developers, who want to develop innovative products that bring health & wellness closer to God. Prosper offers encouraging messages and coaching for Christian Wellness. For more information, visit www.prosperwellness.org
Jennifer Eaton , Prosper by qDayHealth
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When the subject of marriage and submission is being discussed in Christendom, often it seems that women have no power in their marriage. This creates a situation where several women start believing that they have no say and must put up with anything, even abuse within their homes. I say within their homes because more often than not, the husband will not openly be abusive and/or controlling when they are in public.
I realise that there are controlling wives out there too but I am specifically talking here about controlling husbands, mainly because there are so many that use Scriptures to justify their behaviour.
The bible speaks about the roles of a husband and wife in the home but when people are inherently controlling, they can twist the Scriptures to suit their thoughts and behaviours.
It is important that there are no misconceptions, when one spouse is given all the power in the home, there can be a tendency to gravitate towards becoming controlling and perhaps abusive if the situation is not caught in time.
Firstly, the bible states that those with authority should treat others with respect and even prefer others above themselves.
Read about it in Mark chapter 10, verses 42 – 45 and you’ll see that Jesus is not approving of controlling behaviour.
It goes against the grain of imitating Christ, to exercise control harshly over other people simply because you have some measure of authority over them.
Secondly, Paul states that we should “submit to each other in the fear of the Lord”. KJV (The Msg version says “out of respect for Christ”. Christianity is not about forcefully demanding obedience and compliance with one’s own will, it is about service and loving others as oneself.
If you are in an abusive relationship, it is unbiblical. If your husband is controlling, his behaviour is unbiblical.
To be controlling means “trying to control others’ behaviour in an inappropriate way” [Free dictionary and Collins English dictionary]. Notice the word, ‘inappropriate’.
The definition of inappropriate is “Something that is inappropriate is not useful or suitable for a particular situation or purpose.” [Collins English dictionary].
So, a controlling husband is using behaviour that is not useful or suitable for your marriage.
Controlling behaviour damages a relationship. If you are being dominated so much so that you cannot make any decisions, you need his permission to do anything, you are not allowed to disagree with him, you are scared, you get hit or verbally abused, access to friends and family is limited or grumbled about constantly, he controls the finances which you never agreed to or even discussed, he uses bible verses against you saying that you need to submit because the bible says so – then you are not in the loving, powerful and authentic marriage that the Lord approves.
I am not saying to leave or get divorced, but I am saying, it’s time for healthy changes to happen. Nothing changes if nothing changes. As a caveat to that, I would advocate removal from a dangerous situation where a life or lives are in danger. Seek professional and legal help in those instances.
The examples given describing controlling behaviour are by no means exhaustive; therefore, if you have other instances where you feel you are being made to act under duress, then it could be that your husband is controlling you.
HIS will or his will?
Whose will should take precedence, God’s or your husband’s?
In the bible, the story surrounding married couple, Ananias and Sapphira, teaches us that the husband’s will could be at odds with God’s will and the wife should obey God’s will regardless. If Sapphira had spoken the truth, she would not have obeyed her husband but she would have obeyed God and lived. You can read about it in Acts chapter 5.
You are to do the will of God, first always! It is always about our relationship with the Father first, and then others second. Even the commandments tell us that.
So, consider your relationship with your husband against the background of God’s commands. Are you obeying God or just doing the will of your husband?
Of course, the healthiest scenario and the one I believe God meant us to live, is that a strong wife can be submitted, respect and support her husband fully when he is fully submitted to Christ and he treats her as the queen that she is. You are a joint-heir with Christ, just as much as a saved husband.
In an authentic and loving marriage, submission is not a dirty word – it’s not even spoken about because it doesn’t need to be!
We are supposed to be becoming more and more like Christ and encouraging others to do the same, so encourage your husband more in the ways of Christ and stop enabling controlling and sinful behaviour by being docile – you are in no way inferior – you are strong, a strength to your husband in fact. We are suitable helpers (comparable) for our husbands not doormats.
You are a precious gift of God and should be treated as such. As much as we are encouraged to submit and respect within our marriage, we should be submitted to one another, preferring one another, loving each other as ourselves and husbands in particular are told to LOVE their wives.
1 Corinthians 13 gives beautiful examples of what love is. Is this how your husband treats you?
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (NASB)
Is your husband laying down his life for yours? Scripture tells us, there is no greater love than this.
Marriage should be a beautiful imitation of the synergy between the Godhead. The pattern of Jesus Christ and His beloved Bride. What does your marriage look like? Would you want your children or anyone else to emulate your marriage? Is it healthy? Are you putting Jesus first?
His will (God’s) or his will (husband)?
By Deborah Stonell
Living Free Kingdom www.livingfreekingdom.org
No matter what country you live in, we all can agree that governments across the world are taking It upon themselves to be more environmentally conscious. Whether it’s a commitment to reduce carbon emissions, or a pledge to make the transition to electrical vehicles; we all want to do our best to leave the Earth as intact as possible for future generations. This often means utilizing our natural resources as efficiently as possible, and borehole drilling certainly fits within that narrative.
There is plenty of research that indicates that the prices of water have been skyrocketing recently. In fact, some sources claim it has risen recently by almost as much as 100%, which is egregious considering we are talking about water! We see the kind of effects of a limited water supply in states like California, which has had to weather droughts as of recent. With borehole drilling, you can actually create your own supply of water, and even filter the water to create your own drinking water. This is the kind of self-reliance that doesn’t cost much overhead and can easily pay for itself over time.
The bottom line is that being more environmentally conscious can even make your property more valuable. Similar to solar panels, borehole drilling and a private water supply are the kind of modern amenities that can certainly appeal to newer homebuyers who appreciate the extra steps that an owner takes to save money while being conscious of the world around them.
The bottom line is that underground water is pure. How is that? Well, with a borehole, you are actually accessing water that is naturally accumulated through rain. This means that you have access to truly natural and pure water, that is devoid of any kind of chemicals, and also means that it is rich in minerals.
It doesn’t matter if you are considering a borehole for your residential or agricultural project, the benefits are clear: the water is purer, it could end up being an amenity, and it ends up saving money. Considering the lifetime of a borehole can last over a decade, it certainly is a long-term investment that will more than pay off, especially when put in the context of how much the cost of water is rising.
It’s rare that you can simultaneously save money AND the environment, but boreholes do provide that kind of rare opportunity. We all remember how many scoffed at solar panels and electric cars, before realizing that they were the kind of inventions that would truly usher in a new age of environmental consciousness. Similarly, why not get on board early? Imagine never having to go and purchase bottled water in the supermarket and worry about its quality, because you have filtered water from your borehole to drink the purest water – straight from the Earth – literally! Whether it’s for immigration, parks, gardens, homes, or a commercial project, add some value to your endeavour by utilizing a borehole today!
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Hey its been a while I mentioned a book on this site, today I want to introduce to you “God, is this Relationship Worth My Time?”
The book was published January 27, 2016 with just 99 pages so its an easy read. Here is a little bit about the book:
Pauline Goodman, is a realtor and the deacon’s wife. Mrs. Goodman, can’t seem to figure out what to do with her adulterous husband, Thomas. Pauline, loves her husband, however, Thomas has forgotten the importance of his vows as a husband. Will the marriage continue or fall apart? Lauren Moore, is working on her Master’s degree, but she has fallen for a college professor by the name of Johnathan that lives in Delaware, but she can’t seem to make the best decisions without the help of her wealthy parents. Will Lauren learn to make better decisions? Ashley Cooper, has lost control of her life, and can’t seem to find a solution. Ashley’s father has entered back into her life, but she can’t figure out the reason for his return, since he left her and the family when she was a young child. Finally, her college sweet heart has returned after he broke her heart years prior. What will Ashley do with all of the new issues in her life?
About the Author:
Sleeps make us feel better. But how much do we sleep? Can we sleep as much as we want like snail does? Actually not. Around 6-7 hours sleeps is enough for an adult human. Sleeping adequately is a key factor of healthy living and it can benefit for our mind heart also for weight.
In this article, we’ll provide you a 6-point guide you can follow so you can take back that deep, meaningful sleep once again.
Reasons for Insomnia
It’s tempting to give in to the sleepy feeling and take a nap. After all, we deserve to recoup the energy we need by sneaking in a quick nap, right? Actually wrong.
Not only does research point out the detrimental effects napping has on the quality of sleep you’ll have in the long term, Even your own experiences will also show you that napping gives you this certain placebo effect: napping gives you a reason to believe that you can stay up late since you’ve been able to sleep a little in advance.
Stop the silent Sleep Hygiene thief dead in its tracks. Do everything you can to avoid napping.
How to Stop Insomnia
Don’t make it harder for you; avoid stimulants, especially a few hours before bedtime.
So ditch the coffee, cola, tea, beer, and cigarettes if you really want to be able to sleep like a baby. You might argue that just a little bit won’t hurt, but this kind of thinking is really what breaks the whole habit-building process. It doesn’t matter whether it’s reinforcing good sleeping hygiene, starting a weight-loss program, or starting healthy eating, the lack of discipline will be the sole culprit of your failure.
Sneaking in these stimulants, like napping, will creep in undetected until you find yourself tossing and turning and suddenly, it’s 4 in the morning. Stop the stimulants.
How to Beat Insomnia
Dark, cool, and quiet. These are the three things you have to remember when you’re trying to set a sleep-inducing environment.
Our bodies are hardwired in a way: being exposed to light and noise might mean one has to be alert and working, while lack of sunlight and noise might mean an opportunity to sleep for our bodies. This claim might seem far-fetched in a way, but this is really what the people dedicated to studying sleep concluded.
Even without research, it is easy to grasp that a dark, cool, and quiet room is a superb combination that will lull us to sleep.
So go put on those dark curtains, wear that sleeping mask and earplugs, and make sure your air conditioner is set to comfortably cool. This way, you’ll be able to increase the odds of achieving a better sleep experience.
Foods that help you Fall Asleep
Avoid eating a huge meal at least 3 hours before sleep; there are a lot of health risks you expose yourself to when you help yourself to a good serving of dinner right before sleeping.
Take acid reflux for starters. This is just one of the consequences of eating huge meals before sleeping that might lead to heartburn when left unchecked. Diabetes is a related risk too; eating right before sleeping will mess up your sugar levels come daytime. In line with sleep hygiene, a huge meal before sleeping might wake you up in the middle of the night due to an upset stomach. However, keeping yourself hungry will distract you from getting sleep. Choose light snacks that are loaded with carbohydrates and protein, two known sleep-friendly nutrients. A peanut butter sandwich or yogurt-fruit combination will do.
Prime your mind for better sleep by establishing a set of routine right before you sleep.
One way to do this is to make sure the time you sleep and wake up are the same everyday or as close as you can get it to be. Don’t confine your sleeping and waking schedules to weekdays only, make sure you continue this process even during weekends and holidays.
To deviate your sleep pattern during weekends and holidays will only make it more difficult to establish the sleeping routine you intend to form into a habit.
Another routine you can try is to find and enjoy a relaxing activity right before you sleep. It could be reading a novel or meditating. Anything goes as long as it’s not a strenuous activity that might trigger your alertness and disrupt your sleeping routine.
A well-executed sleep routine or sleep ritual will eliminate a lot of obstacles that hinders you from a quality sleeping experience.
Natural Cures and Remedies
Our bed is for sleeping. Or at least, that’s what the original function of bed was like before TV and smart phones invaded our bedroom. Reclaim the original function of your bed by introducing the principle of the anchoring effect.
The anchoring effect, in short, is a cognitive bias that plays on the repetitive association between two things, streamlining the subsequent decisions and actions forged by the two associated things. In simple terms, that means your goal is to make your brain think again that your bed is solely for sleeping. No other end goal in mind but sleeping only. No late-night TV or checking your social media feed on your smart phone right before you sleep.
To achieve this goal, you must go to great lengths to ensure that when you’re on your bed, the only thing you’ll have to do is sleep. No other activities should be included in order to pull off a quick and solid anchoring effect for bed and sleep.
It will do wonders for your life. Start slowly and surely today for a better sleep tomorrow.
When it comes to choosing good quality Pond Liners , most people indulge in numerous trial-and-error, Most experts will suggest that you consider thinner ponder liners because they are easier to install and do not compromise on their qualities. Here are some tips and ideas on choosing the best good quality pond liners;
#1: Make use of puddling clay – You should consider going all-natural with options such as puddling clay. The puddling clay is the oldest natural form of liner, and it is a mix that cures but doesn’t dry completely. The puddling clay is environmental-friendly, but it may take some extra efforts to install. Once you set it, you can rest assured that it will provide a lasting solution. Puddling clay is also of immense benefit because it is self-sealing and you don’t have to worry about maintenance fees.
You need to prepare your pond’s excavation first before installing puddling clay liner, once excavation is completed, you can run the clay ponder liner in layers and then soak each of the layers with water before you trample them in place, to eliminate air bubbles and thereafter you can cover the clay liner with a natural sub-soil.
#2: Opt for the Rolled Bentonite – There are new pond liners such as Bentomat that is made up of half an inch of Bentonite between two layers of fabric. This type of pond liner is available in different forms of sizes. There are two benefits of using this type of good quality liner, the installation is very easy and secondly, it is less labor intensive. To install this pond liner, make sure you prepare your pool by using a gradient not more than 1:2 and make sure you purchase sufficient Bentomat that will cover all exposed parts of the pond. Do not use rich soil to cover your puddling clay or Bentonite pond liner, if you want to prevent algae growth. The Bentonite clay liner costs slightly higher than natural clay but provides a softer natural edge to your pond.
#3: avoid the synthetic self-customized pool liners- There is a wide range of synthetic materials commonly used in lining ponds, these include the EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) and the PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). These pool liners are very expensive and beyond the rich of many, similarly, these liners sell by the rolls and the longer the rolls the more expensive they are. Aside from price, synthetic pool liners can get damaged easily and unlike clay and rolled bentonites, they cannot seal naturally by themselves.
If you want to install synthetic customized pool liners, then you need to add an underlay and overlay material in order to protect the liner and also extend its longevity. The underlay and overlay are usually sold with the synthetic pond liners, hence they will add to your expense.
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Your house is getting to be impossible to organize. It happens to even the most orderly people; the things we accumulate over the years start to stack up in our homes and before we know it every corner of the house if flooded with stuff. You know things are bad when your attic is almost ready to collapse and your closet is so full that you avoid getting things out of it you need.
When you home starts to look like a mixed up garage sale, it is time for you to start moving your stuff into self storage units like self-storage Fort Worth. When you start to clean out your house and get things organized, you might just rediscover things that you had long forgotten you even had. Make it a family day and get the whole gang in on the process. Have everyone in the house make boxes of things which they no longer use.
You might be surprised how much stuff you have in your house that has just been collecting dust for ages. Once your home is free from all the extras, you can do anything from redecorate to start getting the things left over into a more functional order. Remember that there is a lot of stuff around your house that may not be useful to you at the moment but the day will certainly come when you or your children will be able to find a use for it.
You are thinking about taking a long trip with the family. It is hard to feel assured that your home is going to be safe when you leave it for an extended period of time and nothing can ruin a good family vacation like having to be concerned that your homes most precious items are going to be stolen.
A great way to avoid all the stress involved during the vacation months is to leave your more expensive item in storage. Leaving your goods in a storage unit when you know that you are going to be away for an extended period of time is an especially popular concept for those who live in rural areas where it makes it hard for a person to ask their neighbors to watch over their homes.
Today, storage rental companies like A American Self Storage can offer short term storing contracts so you can put your things in for just as long as you need to.
The winter season is turning your sports gear into nothing more than an obstacle. If you live in parts of this country that get hammered with heavy snow and brutally cold temperatures, then you know that during the long winter there is nothing to be done with your bikes, kayaks and other sporting equipment.
Instead of having it sit around your house for the next five months, you ought to consider having it placed in storage facility for the season. You will save a whole lot of space and all your sports accessories will be waiting for you when the snow thaws.
The Lord’s Prayer is an elementary form of communication between a devout Christian and the heavenly father he or she worships. It is one of those prayers we are all taught in Sunday school as one of the first expressions of faith at an early age, but it also represents a unique piece of philosophical thought scholars have been thoroughly analyzing and commenting on for centuries, still not managing to exhaust all of its meaning and depth.
One should expect no less from such an important religious staple since the words to the Lord’s Prayer have first been uttered by Jesus after all. There’s so much within them to be discovered about the way Jesus wants us to view God and His relationship to us. For instance, they change our perception of God as a displeased and whimsical persona we’d best be afraid of into an image of a kind and forgiving father whose love is boundless, and whose forgiveness we can hope to attain if we adhere to principles of compassion and decency to our fellow human beings.
The Lord’s Prayer is spoken and treasured in times of joy as well as those of need and worry – by speaking its words and believing them to be true, we place faith in God to provide not for our wants, but for what he knows we need, that which will not break or punish us, but which leads us to become better, more devout, more human.
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While many of us would love to be in a loving, long term relationship without any problems, infidelity can be a big issue in relationships these days. In modern society, particularly, it has become easier for men and women to meet other people and hook up with them without their partners even realizing what is going on until it is too late.
For instance, social media had been blamed time and time again for breaking up relationships. Men and women can go onto their Facebook accounts and start chatting away to other people and then even arrange to meet up. Unless the partner also accesses the same account it is often too late by the time they have realized and the damage has already been done.
Why does it happen?
So, why do partner who appear to be and even feel like they are in a loving relationship decide to risk all by cheating on their partner? Well, there are a number of common reasons why both men and women cheat. Some of these include:
- Feeling lonely: Sometimes, the person that cheats does so because they feel lonely. This could be because the partner is working a lot or simply because they do not spend time together like they used to. As humans, we all crave company and attention, which is why some will them turn to the arms of another.
- Feeling unwanted: When the honeymoon period of a relationship draws to an end, it is only natural that couples settle down to the humdrum routine of daily life. However, this often means that they have little time for one another and one – or both – could end up feeling unwanted. Not having as much intimacy or closeness as there once was can have a big impact on some people.
- Because it is simple: As mentioned earlier, channels such as social media have made it easier for men and women to meet other people, flirt around them, and ultimately meet up with them without the partner even realizing what is going on. This is pure temptation and it has been made so easy that some people will try it just because they think they can get away with it.
- Falling out of love: In some cases, the reason behind a partner cheating is plain and simple – they simply don’t feel that they are in love with their partner any longer. Even if they still care about them and may not want to hurt their feelings or disrupt their lives, this does not stop them from wanting or desiring other people. This can then lead to them cheating.
- Drinking: Sometimes, a person does not mean to cheat on their partner. However, outside influences such as drink or drugs can lead to them losing control and doing something that they would not normally do – in this case, cheating with another person.
So, as you can see the reasons behind partners cheating are very diverse and varied. However, unfortunately, it is also something that has become more common in today’s modern society.
Oftentimes when parents take their children to the hospital for whatever reason(s), the doctor may decide that your child’s condition cannot be effectively managed at home or requires 24-hour monitoring from health care professionals.
While this can be difficult news for many parents as well as their children, there are a number of things that can be done to make the children’s hospital stay less stressful and more comfortable.
Basic Things To Bring To The Hospital For Your Child’s Stay
Here are a list of basic things or supplies that you may need when going to the hospital and/or when your child is being admitted.
Health passport/ Immunisation records
Whenever you are visiting or taking your child to the hospital, you should always take this with you, even if its just to do a regular doctor’s visit. The reason why this is needed is because the passport and/or immunization card will assist in the history taking process during admission, as medical history may or may not impact current admission.
Proper Records as well as current or recent medications
Your healthcare professional(s) will need to know what medical documentation or medication that your child is taking or recently completed. But what if you do not have the medication in hand? In this case, documentation of the name, as well as the dosing instructions or pictures of the containers and the labels are very helpful.
Health or insurance cards
This might be needed to cover hospital or medication expenses.
Items for your child’s comfort
Your child maybe in the hospital for an extended period, or even for a short period of time. You should always take along your child’s favourite age-appropriate toy and/or blanket. These will not only help to reduce the anxiety the child may feel during the period of illness, but they can be effective distractions, especially with needle based or other procedure that may result in some discomfort.
Personal care items
These are some of the personal care items that you should bring with you when taking your child to the hospital:
•Bath soap and hand sanitizer
•Skin care lotions or creams
•Washrags and towels
•Hair combs and brushes
•Special dietary foods
What Not To Take To The Hospital
Here are few things that you should not take with you to the hospital:
Do not take foods that the nurse and doctors asked you specifically not to feed your child. For example, if they allow you to give your child clear liquids only, do not give them grape juice just because it is their favourite. Also, if instructed not give your child food, do not feed them porridge or soup because you don’t think they require chewing.
At no point should you bring powder with you to the hospital as you should at no point use powder while your child’s been admitted. Even if its medicated powder, you should not bring it as it may irritate other patients, especially those with respiratory conditions which are the most common reasons for hospital admission.
The hospital is a place where people come and go all the time, and therefore you maylose your valuables.
There are a few red flags that you should love for if you really want to know if the man who says he loves you really loves you. These red flags may resemble love, but the fact is that man is trying to control you.
Below are five things a man who loves you would never let you do.
1. Stop believing in God
If your man really loves you he will never tell you to drop God or telling you that church time should be limited. No one has the right to tell you to switch your beliefs or twist your morals to suit their needs.
2. Change who you are
The man who loves will accept you for who you are and not try to change you into someone else.
3. Drop your family
This is a big red flag and any man who ask you to stay away from your family do not deserve a space in your life. When a man is demanding that you stay away from your family, take note and stay away from him. If someone truly loves you, they will never limit your access to the people who love and care about you the most.
4. Forget your dreams
A man who loves you will support your dreams full-time, no question about it. Your man should be your #1 cheerleader.
6. Force motherhood
He should not force you to have a baby when you state that you are not ready. It is your body and you have all right to decide on when you’re ready for motherhood.
Become his servant
You did not go into the relationship to be his slave or servant, you are there to support him, not to be his slave. Relationship is a partnership
Prayerlessness In Marriage
Here’s some an interesting statistic shared by Loveawake.com dating site: while 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, and 80 percent of second marriages end in divorce, less than 1 percent of couples who pray together daily end their marriages. Prayer has a real effect on the depth of companionship within your marriage.
Prayer is a mighty weapon ignored by many. It is so potent and lethal that the devil does everything to discourage people from using it, and consequently, rob them of this great weapon. Satan has kept many in ignorance of what prayer is all about. To such people, prayer is lazy man’s apology. It is a mediocre gambit and a foolish man’s past-time. Prayerlessness is a dummy of deceit from Satan; a false glory to the captive, and a mirage of freedom to the doomed.
Prayerlessness is an indication of self-reliance and rebellion against God. The educated and exposed may not see any need to pray and rely on God for the success of his or her marriage because he or she has all the wisdom of how to handle his wife or her husband. There are a lot of books to read and seminars to attend on marriage. Marriage counsellors operating with carnal and academic knowledge which transforms no person also abound. So, there is more trust in these than in God.
But the fact remains that in dealing with human beings, we are not dealing with materials things that are at our beck and call. Human beings are spirits, and no ordinary man has control over spirits. That is why all your threats do not move your wife or husband. That is why he or she continues to cause you heartbreak despite your love for him or her. That is why there is that disturbing mood swing which threatens the peace of your marriage in your marriage partner.
The spiritual aspect of man can only be handled by God, and that through prayer. Otherwise all marriage books, seminars and counsellors would have ended all marriage conflicts and crises by now. But ironically, the more books are written on the topic and seminars organized, the more marriage problems abound. The key to sound marriage relationship is not in any other thing but in depending on God. And we express our dependence on, and humility to God through prayer.
There may not be any statistics to prove this point, but it appears educated married couples experience marriage break-ups more than the less educated ones. If marriage problems could be solved only by mental ability, surely the educated would have had less problems in marriage. I believe that married couples who make God a stake holder in their marriage experience less problems in their marriage relationship.
Prayerfulness by married couples help tremendously to achieve sound marriage relationship because husband and wife who pray together usually have one mind. As they pray for each other, their love and affection for each other continue to increase. Praying against problems in their marriage relationship will create in each of them the responsibility to ensure and maintain peace and harmony in the home. This is because prayer has a compelling force and brings God into a situation.
The phrase Friends with Benefits (FWB) is becoming more widely used these days. And part of the reason for this is the growing popularity of FWB sites. There are some obvious reasons why these FWB sites are becoming more and more popular and there are some not so obvious reasons. The truth is the popularity of these sites is growing because these sites make it easy for people to have casual sex with their friends.
Enjoy some really beautiful relationships
Friends with benefits relationships are some of the most beautiful relationships. And this is another reason why FWB dating sites are gaining in popularity. For most people, live without a friend would be considered incomplete. No matter that you make friendships that last for a brief period or even if they are long-lasting. You can make this relationship more beautiful by enjoying greater emotional stability through a friend who is ready to fulfill your sexual desires.
Easy to find a FWB
The fact is a relationship with friends with benefits can be really magical and they make it possible for people to share some very memorable times together. Such possibilities are another reason why people are checking out more FWB sites and this one in particular is really worth to checking out. At this site, it is easy for you to find a person of the opposite gender. All you need to do is make full use of advanced Internet dating sites like the one mentioned here and you can enjoy a truly fantastic relationship.
Finding a sex partner through online dating sites is easy. When you find a person to have sex without any strings attached. You can fulfill all your desires and the best part is friends with benefits are often the best people to be around. They will make you happy even if you are undergoing a complicated situation.
Enjoy a break from tensions
People who are bored with their spouses or who are going through a divorce can use websites to find someone to share a steamy relationship without all the hassles that are currently bothering them. When you need a break from all the tensions you are feeling, then FWB sites are there to offer you all the assistance you need to find someone to have a no-strings attached relationship with. This will not only improve your mood but it will also fulfill your sexual desires.
Safe sex opportunities
Another reason why these sites are growing in popularity is they help you find safe sex opportunities. Most of us do not want to enter into sexual relationships with multiple partners or complete strangers. However, if you want to enjoy a one-night stand, then there is no better way to do so than by checking out one or more. These sites will not only help you find the person you are looking for but also, they will ensure your privacy is maintained.
Finally, FWB sites are becoming more and more popular because they offer you a chance to raise your sexual desires with people with whom you feel comfortable with. Most people cannot do so in front of a complete stranger but will have no qualms when revealing these secret desires to a friend with benefits.