Positive Mindset

Shalom Family!

Did you know that your health could be affected by your positive or negative thoughts? According to a “Power in Positive Thinking” article in John Hopkins Medicine, there is definitely a strong link between “positivity” and health (John Hopkins Medicine, http://bit.ly/1M33VEb). With so much happening in the world, it’s difficult to ignore the challenges that are being faced.

While immediate changes may not be evident, you can begin with yourself to change your outlook.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8, NIV

Some suggestions that were provided in the article were to practice:

  • Smiling – it is said that even fake smiling helps to reduce heart rate and blood pressure during stressful times. Everyone can conjure up even a fake smile, though I’d like to believe that a genuine smile may have an even better affect. We have everything to smile about though it’s the norm to focus on what’s “not right” or what “you don’t have”. Let’s smile just because we’re here, if you change your mindset you’ll be able to see the many other blessings that have been provided.
  • Reframing – a great example given, instead of stressing about being stuck in traffic since it’s nothing you can do about it until it clears, just be grateful you can afford a car and now have a few more moments to listen to music. This can also be thought of in the context of a job. Many people complain about their jobs, while it may not be the place you want to be at…it pays the bills and until you can find different, be grateful that you have been provided with the means to provide for yourself and your family.
  • Resiliency – this is learning how to adapt to stressful changes, negative situation or losses. Some advice the article gave was to maintain good relationships with family and friends. If nothing else, you have a HUGE Sinaitic family to love on and be loved by. In addition, it was suggested to accept that change is apart of life so take action on issues instead of hoping it will go away.

So go out and have a positive day and week! Your health and your mind will thank you!

May the blessings of Yah be with you and your family!

Source

“The Power of Positive Thinking”. John Hopkins Medicine. http://bit.ly/1M33VEb

Out With The Old…

Shalom Family!

The tabernacle is getting new chairs! For each adult, we ask that you donate $20 towards the purchase of the new tabernacle chairs. The goal is to raise $3k.  *Note: The actual chair is not pictured* Please see Elder Saul or Yekuthiel with your donations.

We thank you in advance for your contributions to NCCI – Tabernacle Elohim!

May the blessings of Yah be with you and your family!

 

Sing Praises Unto Yah

Shalom Family!

We had a blessed time yesterday during our Sabbath convocation. In addition to learning the word of Yah, it’s always a delight to hear the choir sing praises unto Yah. On the 1st Shabbat of the month, we have the pleasure of hearing both The Sounds of Sinai and The Yeladim choir prior to the start of class.

Sounds of Sinai will soon be releasing their 2nd CD. In the interim, you can purchase their 1st CD, Monotheism, each Shabbat at the tabernacle. For remote congregants, you can purchase the CD by contacting the administrator, Sis. Kaliyah. *All proceeds benefit the well-being of NCCI, we thank you for your support in advance**

Pictures don’t do justice to the beautiful lyrics and praises sang unto Yah, but here are a few pics from yesterday’s praise & worship. You can hear it live each Shabbat beginning at 11:30am EST.

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May the blessings of Yah be with you and your family!

Proverbs 4 (KJV)

Shalom Family!

Take a look at this chapter in Proverbs. It serves as a great reminder in wisdom and instruction.

Listen to a Father’s Instruction

1Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

2For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

3For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

4He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

5Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

6Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

7Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

8Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

9She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

10Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

11I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

12When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

13Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

14Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

15Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

16For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

17For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

18But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

19The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

20My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

23Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

24Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

25Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

26Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

27Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

May the blessings of Yah be with you and your family !

 

A Great Day for Planning!

Shalom Family!

Today is the first day of the week! A great time to get your affairs in order and plan for the upcoming work week. It’s also a great time to review your days of the week in Hebrew. Can you say all of your days of the week in Hebrew?

**Comment below if you were able to recite your days without looking at the chart! 🙂

 

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May the blessings of Yah be with you and your family!

Try These Head Wrap Styles

Shalom Sisters!

Are you tired of the same ol’ way you wrap your hair? Check out the link below and view a easy tutorial on 5 easy ways to wrap your hair in different styles.

How to tie a Head Wrap – 5 Ways

7A man should not wear anything on his head when worshiping, for man is made in God’s image and reflects God’s glory. And woman reflects man’s glory. 8For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man. 9And man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man. 10For this reason, and because the angels are watching, a woman should wear a covering on her head to show she is under authority. (1 Corinthians 11:7-10, NLT)

May the blessings of Yah be with you and your family!

Dementia Prevention

Shalom Family!

   Take a look at the article in the link below. There is information that has been released that shows there may be ways to prevent dementia.
About one-third of dementia cases could be prevented by actions that begin in childhood, experts say
 
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