Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Years Eve

Death
Disease
Disappointment

Is that the brush that paints 2016 ?

I know that many of us have experience the 3-D's this year. God has or is bringing us through (Psalm 23 ).

What we did have and have found comfort in is the prayers we've lifted up, the prayers and support from our friends and the knowledge that God WILL work all things together for our good.

In the midst of it it may be hard to see yet rest assured God will keep His word on our behalf.

2016 is quickly passing and 2017 is rapidly approaching. May your 2017 be filled with
Faith
Hope
& Joy

The choice is yours because it's all in how you see the incidents that occur in your life.

Challenges or opportunity, it's all in your perspective.

Choose to turn all things to good.

Happy New Year !!!

Tamia Dow
IAWP Chaplain
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Twitter : @ChaplainDow

Friday, December 23, 2016

#Prayers for Officer Jackie Tucker

Please #Pray for Saraland, AL - USA Police Officer Jackie Tucker who was shot in head -   She is critical/stable following surgery to remove shrapnel from her skull. She is currently fighting for her life.

On December 21, 2016, 1045hours, she and another officer responded to a domestic dispute call and immediately upon arrival, the suspect shot at the Officers, striking Officer Tucker. Her partner took heroic action to drag her back behind the patrol car and get her to safety. Officer Tucker is married to a Mobile PD Police Officer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Tucker family, and her partner's family.

The suspect, 27, who frequently posted on social media about hating and promising to kill any cop who came to his home, was subsequently shot and killed.

The holidays can be a very dangerous time for victim's of domestic violence and for police officers responding to assist them.

Please keep all our law enforcement in your prayer this season.

While you're enjoying your family time officers are out in the cold, rain and snow making sure you can live a peaceful life.

🙏🏼👮🙏🏼👮🙏🏼👮🙏🏼👮

#prayforlawenforcement #prayforofficerJackieTucker
#pray for victims of #domesticviolence

Friday, December 16, 2016

Forgiveness is Your Choice

Forgiveness

Life is too short to darken your days with bitterness and resentment.

If you wanted to you could live in misery. Yes I said, if you wanted to you could live in misery.

Why would I start a post like this ?

Because right now there are people reading this post who have chosen to focus on negativity as opposed to the positive things and people in their lives.

This time of year families tend to re-Unite. They come together to enjoy each other, catch up on what has happened since last you gathered and to share memories and experiences.  

Memories and experiences. Do you have negative memories or bad experiences that you are still carrying in your backpack (memory bank ) about a family member, friend or coworker ?

Do you ?

There is a teaching that states that until you forgive anyone you feel has done or failed to do something you thought they should have or should not have done you will not being able to free your mind to be available for what this world has for you.

Negativity and unforgiving thoughts block blessings, block creativity and can block advancement.

The only person who can remove the blocks are you.

You have the choice.

Choose to forgive. Choose to set the example for others. Your children, your family, your friends and coworkers are all watching.  They pay attention to your responses.

If you are reading my post you are a leader, you are a difference maker and what you do influences many lives.

Use your life for good. Set the example. Choose to forgive.

The choice is yours. Carrying anger, bitterness and Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping it will kill the other person.

Most of the time the other person is unaware of your anger/issue or they don't care.

So forgive them, let the anger over the situation go and live your life with joy. In joy. Bitterness and joy cannot occupy the same space.

Here's to forgiving those who have hurt you and to a peaceful season filled with joy.

Enjoy !!!

Tamia Dow
IAWP Chaplain
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Monday, December 05, 2016

FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out

FOMO - FEAR OF MISSING OUT

Is this keep you from accomplishing the goals you Say you have ?

In my previous post I have been checking in with you to see how you're coming on your goals and proposed projects for 2016.

Many of you let me know this is a challenge for you. That you are reading books, taking course and training in which you gather great information that you have every Intention of Implementing yet ....

We have only a few weeks left in 2016 and you've shared you haven't Implemented much of the new knowledge, skills and processes you acquired this year.

Why ?

Because you've been acquiring the info and then signing up for and going to another training and acquiring more info because

You don't want to miss anything.  You don't want that training opportunity, that networking opportunity, that face time opportunity to pass you by.

FOMO

With FOMO as you driving force you may never apply the knowledge you've learned.

So I challenge you To Do, implement the new strategies, tactics and processes you've learned to year BEFORE you attend another personal, career or business development course.

DO what you have learned up until now so you have an experiential testimony of success or failure to build your foundation.

You cannot spend your life in school. Get out and Do. Make mistakes, learn, correct, improve.

The only way to Be Excellent is to Be Doing Something.

Class is over. Get to work.

You can Do it 👍

Tamia Dow
IAWP Chaplain
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(Check out previous post for more tips on finishing 2016 strong. )

Saturday, December 03, 2016

28 Days - Give to Live Give to Love

Are you a giver or a taker ?

Take a deep breath. Again I ask : Are you a giver or a taker ?

Think about the interactions in your life.
Do you find yourself reaching out, sharing your time, talent & knowledge or
as you reflect, do you find yourself to be the receiver of this from others ?

Givers are Winners.

Strong Leaders are Givers.

You have something to Give that will make life easier for another human being. You can give an informational training about your area of expertise, you could volunteer with a charity that helps a cause that is important to you, you could donate your excess clothing or even donate money or food to a local nonprofit that helps to feed less fortunate families.

This season of the year encourages Giving. The more you give the move that will be given to you.  When You demonstrate yourself through action as a person willing to use their resources and blessings to bless other You will be richly blessed.

So today as we prepare to finish 2016 strong I challenge you to GIVE BIG & Show your LOVE.

And don't forget to review day 30 and 29 of the challenge to keep up with the challenge.

Have a Giving Weekend 😀

Tamia Dow
IAWP Chaplain
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Friday, December 02, 2016

29 Days - How you doing ?

Tick Tock Tock Tock

Yes Time marches on even as we procrastinate and say "Soon" "Tomorrow" "This Weekend" "I Will" "I've been Meaning to"

Think about how many times you've said something like that ?

How many times have you chose something easy, quick and more convenient over something you knew you Really NEED to get done ?

The question is "Do you really WANT IT ? "  the promotion (which requires preparation, study and commitment to truly see yourself at the next level)  the college degree ( which requires determination,  study and making time for classes) the ________ you fill in the blank.

Needing to do something and wanting to do something are two different things and you are the only one who can decide which word is your word for the desires you express, NEED or WANT ?

Remember life is about choices. To get up or to sleep in, to go or to stay, to excel to the next level or to remain in your comfort zone.

The choice is yours. How are you doing with your 2016 choices ?

I encourage you to reflect on this post and Write Down the things you need to do.  Tomorrow we will talk about THE WANT.


Tamia Dow
IAWP Chaplain
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

30 Days - Are you In ?

Today marks the beginning of the last month of 2016.
So much has happened throughout this year.  Life changing events that will shape the future of many.

This could describe quite a few public events as well as some personal events.

I challenge you as we start this last month of 2016 to complete the reflection exercise I shared with you in my last post and join me as I walk you through a process to prep you for a strong finish to 2016 and an excellent launch into 2017.

Contact me at ChaplainDow@yahoo.com to let me know you've started this journey with me and have accepted the challenge.

Let's Do It !!!


Tamia Dow
IAWP Chaplain
Twitter @ChaplainDow