Positively Living : Our guests Je’wana Grier-McEachin and Kathy Avery of ABIPA in Asheville NC
by Leslie Godbold
My guests on this Sunday’s episode of Positively Living , is Je’wana Grier-McEachin and Kathy Avery with ABIPA
ABIPA stands for Asheville Buncombe Institute Parity of Achievement. Dedicated to improving the health of African Americans and all people of color. Plus uninsured neighbors.
ABIPA improves health conditions for African Americans by providing education, health services and advocacy from a unique understanding of the African American experience and a demonstrated ability to increase collaboration, connection, awareness and trust across diverse segments of the community.
You better hold onto your seat during this episode. Je’wana and Kathy were a breath of fresh air during our recording. You will enjoy this show while learning information that can help you and your neighbors!
ABIPA is achieving their goals of improving health in Western NC, find out about “Deserts with the Docs”, volunteers, collaborative efforts in this community with YMCA, YWCA, MAHEC, churches, Mission Hospitals, UNCA, Park Ridge Hospital this list goes on and on…..to help the people of western North Carolina.
Thanks Je’wana and Kathy!
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If Heaven sends no supplies, The fairest bloom of the garden dies. -William Browne
Positively Living Remembers: Israel’s Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day
by Leslie Godbold
This Monday morning Israel came to a stop, except for the sirens wailing for two minutes. Cars and buses stopped on the roads, Pedestrians stopped their busy lives to bow their heads, businesses shut down and television and radio programs were dedicated in the memory of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
This Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day was dedicated by Israel, for the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust. This marks 70 years since the Warsaw ghetto uprising. A symbol of Jewish resistance against the Nazis in World War II that resonates deeply in Israel to this day
The uprising in 1943, Warsaw ghetto, was the single greatest act of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising became a symbol of struggle against impossible conditions and inspired other acts of uprising and underground resistance by Jews and non-Jews alike.
For more information, please read here. http://news.yahoo.com/israel-begins-annual-holocaust-memorial-day-172126610.html
Notes: My love, respect and thoughts go to all Jews and their supporters on this Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. May We never forget………. Leslie Godbold
Positively Living: Asheville NC Mayor Terry Bellamy is our guest Sunday April 14, 2013
|Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy
Our guest on this episode of Positively Living is Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy.
Mayor Bellamy shares her passion for helping others and her community with Leslie Godbold. We cover what inspires this inspirational leader, the current issues on the Asheville mayor’s desk all the way to what the future holds. Tune into Positively Living on WZGM 1350am Independent Asheville Radio
or listen online at Http://www.1350wzgm.com
Robert: Positively Living: Adult or Grown Child, Which are you?
by Robert Colling
This is my first posting for Positively Living . I wanted to write something witty to brighten your day. But right now I am struggling in keeping my own thoughts in order to even write this; because my blood pressure is extremely high. I’m frustrated. I’m upset with people that don’t care. I’m down right pissed. I get so aggravated with people that treat me like I’m stupid because I don’t know what they know…Has that ever happened to you?
That’s when I have to remind myself, ‘What is it that differentiates between an Adult and a Grown Child?’ For years I have struggled with this question while interacting with people. I have prayed many times for guidance and understanding. I have watched with open eyes and ears, trying to understand that people God brings into my path for a reason. With this, I have come to the conclusion that there are many Grown Children playing Adult. You are surrounded by them, all in different stages of growing; ranging from extremely polite and quiet to loud and arrogant. Do NOT let them dictate and malign you. You are an Adult. Hold your head high. Listen for the Lord. Understand who and what surrounds you, all while being polite and respectful. Then open your mouth and say something.
Here is only one key difference (out of many) between a Grown Child and an Adult. A Grown Child makes all decisions from what feels good, without regard for other people, Selfish. An Adult makes decisions with a degree of empathy for those in the situation. An Adult will make mistakes, but they learn from them and apologize quickly, while correcting and growing. Where are you?
What I am describing is a small nugget of a walk with Christ. Growing in empathy and understanding is a gift that involves your participation. Be honest with yourself. Allow good people to see and interact with the messy, miserable sides of ourselves. Keep your chin up; God has good things planned for you.
Thank you. This has been therapeutic for me and I hope good for you too.
More info for our episode “Save Pastor Saeed, American, sentenced to 8 yrs in Iran’s Torture Chamber for being a Christian” We would like to Thank Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed, and Jordan Sekulow, executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) for joining us on Positively Living.
Update on Pastor Saeed from our guests: Sec of State John Kerry issues a statement on Pastor Saeed! Tune in Sunday at noon for more info. Thanks Naghmeh and Jordan. http://aclj.org/iran/secretary-state-kerry-calls-pastor-saeeds-release
I hope you experienced the love, desperation and the ability to help after listening to this episode of Positively Living.
1. Pray for Pastor Saeed, his family and other children of God in the Middle East
2. Go to http://www.aclj.org to sign petition and more info.
3. “Like” Facebook Save Pastor Saeed Abedini
Words that touch my heart when hearing this story:
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter,“Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
Notes from Positively Living host, Leslie Godbold:
On Positively Living, our mission is to among other things, bring you news, life stories and events that may positively and lovingly touch your life. With this in mind, I want to remind you of an event happening 8pm tonight on the History Channel, The Bible series.
I am excited and looking forward to “The Bible Series” airing on the History channel tonight Sunday 3/3/13 at 8pm EST.
There is much negativity and anger in the world. But I believe there is more positive and good that outweighs the bad.
One of the positive and good, is airing tonight. I ,and I hope you, will be sitting in front of the televisions, computers, etc watching the first episode of the 10 hour mini series The Bible”.
So often I am asked, “Did you watch the bachelor, dancing with the stars, the voice, etc?” I have to answer No, I don’t watch that.
But tonight I will be watching the all time Reality show “the Bible”. Based on the living word of my Father in Heaven, God, Hosanna, the One and Only true God.
I hope you will be experiencing with me, life stories that bring joy, love and inspiration to me personally.
More info on the Bible serieshttp://www.bibleseries.tv/