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"Toxic Emotions: Declaring a Good Old Fashioned Wash Day!"

Friday, November 21, 2014

"Toxic Emotions: Declaring a Good Old Fashioned Wash Day!"

"Toxic Emotions, declaring a good old-fashioned wash day is well overdue – at least it is in my life!

Toxic Emotions

Toxic emotions, just like dirty clothes can pile up over time. When dirty clothes are left in a pile, they quickly begin to leave an odor affecting the whole house. Thus, it’s pretty obvious it’s time for a wash day!

As a little girl, I remember heading down the damp, dark cellar steps to help my Granny on her wash day. She would use an old wringer machine very similar to the one in the photo! Granny always cautioned me to be careful and not get my fingers pinched between the rollers.

So how do you tell if your heart needs a good emotional scrubbing?

What are a few symptoms of being emotionally toxic?

Toxic emotions can accumulate over the days, weeks, month and possibly years – through unforgiveness, anger, bitterness, judgments, etc. Just like a pile of dirty clothes fills a stench throughout the whole house, toxic emotions if left unattended, will poison the whole body.

1.Your attitude will begin to stink
2. Your speech becomes soiled
3. Your thinking becomes stained with negativity

Eventually your heart becomes dark, damp and cold – just like my Granny’s cellar! It’s time to declare a wash day! A time of squeezing out every drop of dirt from a heart that is full of toxic emotions. But just as my Granny taught me how to use the ole wringer machine she also taught me…

What can wash away my sin,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
What can make me whole again,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Oh precious is the flow,
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

God is not an angry God that wants to “put you through the ringer”! Romans 2:4 says It’s His kindness that leads us to repentance. So declare today a good ole fashioned wash day and allow the blood of Jesus to flow, washing you white as snow!

Have a great washing day and share this with a friend!

PS. For further reading on Toxic Emotions I highly recommend ” Heart Conditioned for Life” by my husband Bob!

PSS.Oh and for you history buffs…the earliest washing machine was the scrub board invented in 1797!"

If you need to reach me, I'm doing WASH! emoticon

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BAMAJAM2 12/3/2014 2:46PM

  I have just checked to see if Huntsville Sparkers had any new posts... but looks like there is nothing current.
Canice, this is a really great blog and I thank you!
Also, want to tell you that your family pictures on your page are wonderful--
Hope that life is going very well for you and all your family, Canice!
Best regards!

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PATTISTAMPS 11/21/2014 1:40PM

    How did you know that I needed this right now? Thank you so much for sharing this. I have been having some issues with my boss - so much so that I am going to quit my job, and I am so angry. I am going to let it go and wash it away. I'm still going to quit, but I don't have to carry that anger! Thank you thank you thank you!

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VEG954 11/21/2014 12:34PM

  Great blog!
Gonna do the wash in the morning.

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The Butterfly Effect

Thursday, September 04, 2014

"The Butterfly Effect" - also known as "The Law of Sensitive Dependence Upon Initial Conditions"
is a 10min video that will change the way you look at life....

This is YOU as you go out and cause ripples across the planet...

Think of all the lives you're about to touch and change forever, for the better or, "God forbid", in a negative way!

It's called the Butterfly Effect and YOU will leave a lasting ripple on the earth.

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PATTISTAMPS 9/19/2014 12:52PM

    I really love this theory - and it is so true. Do you ever have a moment when you wish you could change something in your past? I have realized that if you changed that one thing, everything that followed would also change, and you have no idea whether that would be good or bad - it would just BE. And although my life is not perfect, I wouldn't trade it with anyone else's!

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    Yes- this is part of the Chaos Theory. I love science-
This is the originator-
It is fascinating although the movie was awful and really fictional junk but the science is great stuff. I listened to a little of this. I am not so interested in the relationship aspect as I am the physics but thanks for the reminder.

Comment edited on: 9/6/2014 1:11:28 PM

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Breathing Therapy

Saturday, July 05, 2014

I recently learned this "Breathing Therapy":
1) Exhale for a count of 4 - to empty your lungs of all the old air.
2) Inhale for a count of 4 - to start, lay on your back with one hand on your stomach and the other on your chest. When you breathe in, your chest should rise, then your stomach. To make sure you are breathing full, and not just upper lungs only, or shallow breathing. You can then learn to do it standing or siting upright, etc. - filling the upper AND lower lungs!
3) Important part: hold that breath for a count of 4 - to allow your body to use up the oxygen that you just took in! Try to focus on sending the oxygen to various parts of your body - where there is pain or health issues.
4) Exhale for a count of 4, to empty your lungs of the old air.

Repeat several times!
You might feel dizzy from doing this - mainly because the brain is not used to all that OXYGEN!

Do that first thing each day:
- before getting out of bed
- when feeling stressed
- when in any situation where you're not feeling relaxed or having difficulty concentrating..... = OFTEN!

I struggle with "Anxiety" and with keeping my "FOCUS" where it should be.

We read in Hebrews 12 "fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of your faith... so you won't grow WEARY and lose heart."

Circumstances and people will distract us - it's so good to just step back, practice "Breathing Therapy" - breathing in the very thought that Jesus is the air we breathe....

"EXHALE" out the stress
INHALE in the very breath of God!
HOLD on to God's unchanging hand!

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CANICE 7/12/2014 6:37AM

    I'm GLAD y'all enjoyed this!

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FITGRANDMA120 7/6/2014 10:01AM

    I like this very much, thanks for the visual. I so much appreciate the reminder that God is with me, I'm not alone. I've also been looking for breathing techniques for stressful situations

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PATTISTAMPS 7/5/2014 10:44AM

    Wow! That feels amazing! I am going to practice this! TFS!

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"For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind."

Sunday, June 22, 2014

For several months now I have been waking up in the middle of the night and noticing the time on the clock is 3:33.
Many afternoons I will notice the time is 3:33.

A friend and neighbor invited me to join her at an "End Times Bible Prophesy" conference in TN recently. I started to think, maybe God is trying to tell me something with this 3:33 "message", so I looked up EVERY book in the Bible to see which ones had a chapter 3, verse 33 - there are only 6.

There was ONE VERSE of those 6 that became obvious to me - this is a message from the LORD God Most High!

Jeremiah was known as "the Weeping Prophet" - his message of REPENTANCE didn't go over well. I'm thinking it is not a popular message in THIS DAY AND AGE, either!

God is warning us in Lamentations, 3:33
"For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind."

Please take the time to read the entire chapter in the translation of your choice at this link.

It is eye-opening STUFF! emoticon
A call to REPENTANCE - emoticon
Lamentations 3:40 "Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the LORD!"

THEN I decided to do a search and just typed in 3 33 and found this:

Jeremiah 3:33 -'Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'

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LINDA! 6/22/2014 10:52PM

    Very interesting!!

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CANICE 6/22/2014 9:07AM

    Emily, I have always "been a fan" of finding numbers on the clock that are all the same number or numbers in progression

10:10 - 11:11 - 12:12
1:23 and 12:34
1:11 - 2:22 - 3:33 - 4:44 - 5:55
I'm just GLAD there isn't a 6:66 emoticon
666 is the "mark of the beast"

Comment edited on: 6/22/2014 9:10:36 AM

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    I was waking at this exact time for several nights a few years back and had to retrain my brain not too. It was very odd as I would wake up and look and yes it would 3:33. Also I always seem to look at the clock at 11:11.
Anyhow I know we both look at things in different ways but I enjoy your blogs and thought it was odd to see you had the 3:33 awake times too.

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Advice from my Naturopath Doc

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Advice from my Naturopath Doc, Martha Whitney, from Health In Hand

1) "It's all good"

My thought: God promised in Romans 8:28 to work in and through all things for our good and HIS glory.

2) "I'm going to let this one go"

My thought: "Let go and let God" deal with it.
Holding on to hurts will only hurt you

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PATTISTAMPS 6/18/2014 11:28AM

    AMEN!!! You have it all right there.

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