Positively Living : Our guests Je’wana Grier-McEachin and Kathy Avery of ABIPA in Asheville NC Positively Living 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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This episode is the result of people sharing with others. A listener met Kathy while waiting in a lobby. Their conversation led the listener to contact us. If you know of a ministry or topic that needs to be heard, please contact us by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! Word of mouth is still the fastest way to get your message out!
Positively Living update: Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy fasting and praying for Asheville and it’s budget Positively Living by Leslie Godbold
Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy
On last Sunday’s episode of Positively Living, we heard from Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy about her beliefs, history, and Asheville‘s issues. Terry also spoke about her strong support system! While interviewing Mayor Bellamy, I knew what a true leader and follower she is! No doubts! Today’s story just shows that to the world! In the news today, This story highlights reaching for our highest support, Our Lord and Savior, for Asheville and her citizens. May God Bless Mayor Terry Bellamy and Asheville! Thank you Terry! Please go here for more info http://wlos.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wlos_mayor-fastings-praying-budget-11175.shtml
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.
Positively Living: Asheville NC Mayor Terry Bellamy is our guest Sunday April 14, 2013 Positively Living Leslie Godbold
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?
Positively Living 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.
To help, 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: John 21:15-17
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.”
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.
Positively Living guest Clint Parker co-owner of the Weaverville Tribune shares his experiences on “Believers and Community Newspapers” Clint Parker will share with you his life experiences dealing with inspirational parents, prison ministries, working and creating in the newspaper industry while we discuss the impact of community newspapers. Please join us tomorrow , Sunday March 3, 2013 on 1350am WZGM in WNC or listen online at Tune In
Notes from Leslie: We hope our next episode of Positively Living will open your eyes to the different connections and involvements of our guest, Clint Parker’s story. Is time removing important community connections? Connections that once gone, may push each of us away from our neighbors and community concerns? Pushing us closer into “Me, me, me ” instead of Caring for our neighbors. If we are surrounded only by like minded persons, how can we connect with those in need? Thank you to our Father, Clint Parker, our listeners and readers and the Positively Living crew for contributing to this episode.
On our last episode of Positively Living, our guest was Jeff Brooks. Jeff is the senior pastor of Amazing Grace Church and co- director of Alpha-NC-West. Jeff shared his life story with us. Some of Jeff’s life experiences include rebellion, drugs, taunting God in very high places and that life changing call. Join us to learn how and when God stopped Jeff in his tracks? It is a story that may make you rethink some words you have heard before. Or it may do to you what it did for me, uplift and bring joy to my heart. You see, we believe at Positively Living, the Good News that refuels us and puts joy in our hearts may touch you too. Do you party with your friends and try to find that thing that is missing in your life, heart, soul? You may try to find it in that drink, smoke or drug. Maybe you are looking for the thing that makes you feel the warmth and belonging in sex, jumping out of a plane, joining a gang or some other activity that leaves you good for a moment but just Doesn’t last. We say to you ……Keep your ears open and one day you will see that God is calling you. Yes You! Answer him and find that deep down love, we all need!
Notes from Leslie: I would like to Thank Pastor Jeff Brooks for joining our show. His life story touched everyone on our Positively Living crew. You may have missed this episode, but our next story is airing this Sunday at 8am on AM 1350 WZGM. If you can’t tune us in on your radio, you can listen by clicking this link http://tunein.com/station/?stationId=23339on Sunday mornings during the 8-9am hour. If someone has a believers life story that touched you, please let us know. If it lightened your step or warmed your heart, someone listening may need that to open their heart, ease their journey or refuel some area of their life. Thank you!