Been a busy day on the computer, reading and trying to learn about ETSY shop options. Sitting way too long, which isn't good for me. I was looking at Etsy blogs about holiday sales and picked up some information about Facebook and Pinterest as I read.
One article said I could schedule Facebook posts and I couldn't remember if I'd already heard that. It is on my list of things to figure out. I have wondered how the large groups of posts by some on Facebook happened...I suppose it was from entering posts as a scheduled event. :-) I thought someone must have been at the computer whipping them out in a frenzy.
I went to a Pinterest article that said you can have secret boards, that it all doesn't have to be seen by the public. This seems like a good concept. I am trying to figure out what to do with Pinterest. I need to do some foundation pages for my own items before I get too far into Pinterest. My main goal has been to figure out how to make my own pins. I also need to make those "pin it" links.
All of these things gather in the online sales process, marketing whatever it is you are trying to sell. I am learning out of desperation, but also will be able to apply these things to any other efforts...like Working Together items when we get to that point. I feel it is important to understand the basic processes so you can make better decisions in planning and development of any project. This is why some leaders are better than others. As a peon in many types of work, I could see the difference between management that understood its workers and management that did not.
I think this is one of the attributes of Christ...he lived as a man so He would be better able to understand how to judge men. I think it is why our sufferings lead us to the place we will minister. There are verses in the Bible for all of this, but I won't quote them now. When I get better at writing these posts, I will have better references. One is about comforting others with the same comforts that were provided to us...turning our pain into helping others in the future.
My quest about food issues, and diet, and nutrition, and weigh loss, and poverty needs is progressing. I seem to do a little on several projects as I go. I think the most amazing thing I found in the food department was that 1 cup of cottage cheese and 1 Tablespoon of Brewer's Yeast/Nutritional Yeast has about all the B-complex vitamins I know of. That's a good thing for diets and health. :-)
After I had my second child, I discovered something called a "Stress Tab." It was a B-complex vitamin that helps the body deal with the effects of stress. It was also the first time I ever took a regular vitamin PLUS another vitamin. I was amazed at how great it worked to improve my body at that time. It did take about a month to kick in, but it was a very good thing.
I didn't understand the benefits of B-vitamins until then. I have wondered if it would be good for pregnant women to start taking them at least at 6 months, and for the first year of a new baby's life... more beneficial than chemicals/drugs for all the issues vitamins help. I think we rely on too many drugs for things that are really associated with diet and exercise.
I heard an infomercial for a "super C" supplement and it said that larger doses of vitamin C help reduce the bad fats in our veins...something to do with that system. It seems to me that vitamins would be better than blood pressure medicine, IF IT WORKS. I haven't researched it completely, but I thought the information was really interesting.
I just discovered Vitamin C and the B-vitamins are both water soluble. That means they pass through the body, and aren't stored. (That's my understanding of the process.) I still remember when people took vitamin C tablets throughout the day during cold season to try to ward off the germs because it was a vitamin that had to be resupplied to be utilized by the body.
I don't think we can eat the amount of food required for a supplemental amount, so tablet forms are a good substitute. I'm not sure if they make liquid vitamins like C and B, but that might be a good option, too. :-) The main issue for me is a more natural form of body care.
My PRAYER NEEDS are still great and getting more pressing. Please continue to seek GOD on my behalf. I would like to see a big miracle to battle some who have hurt my life and my son's lives because of what they have done. I suppose it could be a form of revenge, but I think it is better seen as a show of GOD's power in this world... His sovereignty... that they really are not the ones in charge, even though they think they are. Evil is a very covert process. The Bible tells us that Satan can appear as an angel if he wants to...a very scary fact. -- Any prayers made are appreciated. Thanks.
Time to go for the weekend. Enjoy your Sabbath, make it an offering to GOD somehow.
Let me add something here. I happened to hear a radio program about tithing today, just parts of it. What I heard in passing was that most Christians today are not tithing. That means they don't believe GOD's Word, they don't trust GOD to provide for them, and they are sinning against Him.
The tithe is essential to the work that GOD has called us to do in our world. There is no church without it. It is required by GOD the same way the Sabbath is required. It is a visible way that He can see our trust and we can see His provision. I am not sure if a tithe must go to a single church that we attend. The Jews had only ONE TEMPLE that supplied all the needs of the priests and the poor. Our world is a bit fractured. Our main responsibility is to seek GOD about what to do with our ten percent tithe and then trust Him to watch how it is used and judge the leaders according to what they do. My tithe has been eaten by Working Together for many years, but I also give to other places when I can...and often in addition to my required ten percent tithe. It is really important to GOD and must be important to us.
I am afraid that the Boomers will be the last generation to honor GOD in our world...and that means all the consequences of turning away from GOD will increase fast. Finding the best way to establish permanent evangelistic resources is going to be very urgent for this time. Make sure you commit your money to the best options we can find.
May GOD lead us and provide for us and show us how to remain godly as the persecutions of the End Times increase, as financial issues grow worse, and families are destroyed, and churches fall away. May He help us to gather into stronger groups, to share as much as we can, to help each other, to create ways to provide for one another, and to continue to fellowship and evangelize the lost. May our children all be saved.