The Power of the Cross Never Fails – A Word of Wisdom from A Single Mom

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The Power of the Cross Never Fails

Promise – Life Lesson # 2 The Promise of an Eternal Covenant: 

“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah — not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Jeremiah 31:31-34

God’s purpose is to keep His promises to His children. I’m going to step on some toes here because most people don’t like to talk about money, except to say they don’t have enough. How do I know this? Because I’m one of those people!

I’ve sowed, I tithed (and still do), I give offerings (and still do) and I’ve even called the 1-800 number for the “Let’s Make A Deal With God” evangelist (don’t do anymore). I’m learning that God wants us to love and honor Him, not believe He is going to help us strike it rich, or strike us dead if we don’t do something we just assume is God.  God WANTS to bless us. This is why He has created principles of giving. These principles work because they are God’s principles not mens.  Some men and women take them and use them as tools to extract money from others. But, I even though it appears some are prospering, God will always take care of those that know and love Him.

When I was living in the world I foolishly flushed a lot of money down the drain. I also opened the door for Satan to sift me dry. Many times I blamed God because I didn’t listen to Him when He was trying to talk to me. I was also trustworthy and loyal which made me an easy mark for preditors.  This is one reason why we can’t be double minded.  It makes us unstable.

Accumulating wealth, and keeping it are two differnt things. You might say in my case, “it was gone with the wind!”

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But, the day came when I had the responsibility to take care of my two little boys. I learned really fast how to earn, preserve, spend and save money. My sister-in-law helped me learn how to budget and save. God taught me about sowing and reaping and staying in His Word.  Practicing these earthly and spiritual principles, I began investing in others and the works that God was calling them to.

We began having Bible studies in our home.  I would get the main course, “Buy One Get One” whatever was on sale.  Our friends would bring side dishes, chips, dip, soft drinks and desserts.  We had leftovers for days!  My friends began to multiply and we began to go and do things for God’s Kingdom.  Our kids grew up having fun instead of feeling like they didn’t have anything.  God always takes care of His children.

I remember one night going to a women’s retreat and an evangelist asked me to get my checkbook out and she prayed over me. She took my check book right out of my hand and said,

You have sown and sown and sown into other’s lives. The enemy has tried to steal the blessing, the promise and the covenant God made with you concerning you and your offspring. He is your husband and so I say to you today. You will be a giver and you will receive back not 100 nor 200 but 300 fold what you have given..

She then slapped me with my checkbook not once but three times each slap saying, “See it done,  in Jesus’ name, see it done, see it done! – in the name of Jesus!”

Now, deep down after this woman prayed over me and being a broke single mom I have to say I was more than a little excited!  Somehow I did wonder if God was going to give me a million dollars.  If He did at that time it would have been a mistake.  God’s economy can not be measured by your bank account, but if you have a large one, I know the Lord can use you to help others in a mighty way by sowing into good soil.  I’ve watched my daddy when he was alive sow many a seed into the ground. He never doubted a young plant would come up from it.

Some would look at me and say, “Marlene you are not a wealthy woman, but I say, No, not so… I’m the wealthiest single woman on the planet. I’m married to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, He owns the cattle on a thousand hills and my wealth is not of this world but of a world that is not seen. God has blessed me through my offspring!

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Joel 2:25 – “I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you.”

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Some of my brothers and sisters know what I’ve endured, or the doubts, thoughts and insecurities that plague me at times. When I take my eyes off of my Redeemer I begin to sink.

But, when I have the courage and declare God’s glory and move by His Spirit I am invincible, indestructible and unmovable not by my own strength but by the Spirit of the living God.

“Do I walk in this daily?”  “No, but God has given me the courage and the boldness to go and do things, I can’t believe that I’ve done because I couldn’t have done them any other way!”

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His promises are “yes and amen”. They are not just for me but available to every soul on this planet who will choose to receive them. They are available regardless of race, creed, culture or bank account.

The gift of God’s love does not cost us anything, and it is priceless. Once we truly receive His love and forgiveness for our own sinfulness, we begin to walk in a truth that can not be overshadowed by doubt, fear and unbelief. We are able to share God’s love and plan of salvation with others.

Are we promised to be a millionaire? I don’t believe so, but inside we will feel like we are more than a millionaire. When we truly follow Him, our concerns will not be so much on earthly things, but on truly listening, loving and giving to others what God says to give.  He knows exactly what each of us needs to help us be wealthy. This is how true treasure is found and wealth is accumulated.

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” I Corinthians 15:58

Preaching at Kip Karen

When I was in Africa preaching the church was packed.  People walked for hours to get to church every night.  The church Pastor Mary and I were at was in a slum.  Little children and people were standing outside.  The “offering” was taken up to buy our dinner.  The people gave all they had to bless us with a home cooked meal.  We were so blessed. Pastor Laban’s mother and father prepared it and we went to their home and fellowshipped. God showed up there and blessed us, but He showed up in everyone’s life who was there those days and nights.

Below is a man that had a gnarled foot,  He came in the first night on a cane.  We prayed for him and he came back the second night without his cane.  By the third night his foot was completely healed.  Don’t you know this man was blessed!  He became a wealthy man that night, able to work and walk without a limp.  He was jumping and shouting for joy.

Man Healed

For the past 4-5 months my left hip has been out.  The doctor’s couldn’t figure out what was wrong.  I finally went to the emergency room and they took Xrays.  I was in so much pain that I couldn’t lift my foot to put on my socks without crying out loud.

I prayed and told God, “I know you are the healer.  If I’m to walk with a limp for the rest of my life, then please just take away the pain so I won’t be miserable and make everyone else miserable that lives with me.”

I felt God had heard my prayer, but I went on to the emergency room. The ER doctor said I had arthritis and would probably need a hip replacement.

I told the Lord, “I don’t have time for surgery or a hip replacement. You are going to have to fix this, especially if you want me here.”  My appointment was for 10 days later.  For the next 10 days, I had no pain. None whatsoever.  I almost canceled my appointment but I wanted to here what the doctor said.

When the doctor came in he questioned me.  He had seen the XRays. I told him that I had been healed. I didn’t think I needed surgery.  He agreed, “You don’t have very much arthritis. It’s not bad at all.”

I told him my whole story.  I fell and twisted my foot when I was in Ohio.  I thought I had snapped it in half.  The Lord reminded me of when Paul had been beaten and left for dead.  He was thrown outside the city gate.  Paul got up and walked away.  I got up that day and walked away.  No swelling, no pain, just a black ring around my ankle for a couple of months.

Then I moved back to Florida and was walking on the beach, I felt this pull, snap and sharp pain.  I said, “That’s not good.”  I kept on walking and didn’t think anything of it.  For about 8 months I had trouble walking.  I finally went to the doctor, and he took XRays.  He said your Achilles tendon has come off the back of your heel and it’s healed back over with bone fragments in it.  Surgery will be 6-7 weeks off your feet.

I said, “I can’t afford that.”  I went back to work.  So then, walking with a limp pulled my hip out of alignment.  I went to the doctor and he fixed me up.  Then I moved to Alaska.  A couple of months after I moved to Alaska the pain and the limp started and you know the rest of the story. My King reigns and made me the wealthiest single mom on the planet!

My King

My King was born King; the Bible says He’s the seven way King.
He’s the King of the Jews – that’s a racial King
He’s the King of Israel – that’s a national King
He’s the King of righteousness, He’s the King of the ages,
He’s the King of heaven, He’s the King of glory,
He’s the King of Kings and He is the Lord of Lords,
Now that’s MY KING.

Well, I wonder if you know Him, do you know Him?
Don’t try to mislead me – do you know MY KING?
David said, “The heavens declare the glory of God
and the firmament shows His handiwork.”

MY KING is the only one, whom there is no means of measurement
which can define His limitless love.
No far seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline
of His shore less supplies.
No barriers can hinder Him from pouring out His blessing.
He’s enduringly strong, He’s entirely sincere, He’s eternally steadfast,
He’s immortally graceful, imperially powerful and impartially merciful.
That’s MY KING!

He’s God’s Son.  He’s the sinner’s Savior.
He’s the centerpiece of civilization, He stands alone in Himself.
He’s awesome, unique, unparalleled – He’s unprecedented.
He’s the miracle of the age.  He’s the superlative of
everything good that you choose to call Him.
He is the only one able to supply all of our needs simultaneously.

He supplies strength for the weak.
He’s available for the tempted and the tried.
He sympathizes and He saves.  He for guards and He guides.
He heals the sick.  He cleanses lepers. He forgives sinners.
He discharges debtors.  He delivers the captives.  He defends the feeble.
He blesses the young.  He serves the unfortunate.  He regards the aged.
He rewards the diligent and He beautifies the meek.
Do you know HIM?

Well, MY KING is the King of knowledge, He’s the wellspring of wisdom.
He’s the doorway of deliverance.  He’s the pathway of peace.  He’s the roadway
of righteousness.  He’s the highway of holiness.  He’s the gateway of glory.
He’s the Master of the mighty.  He’s the Captain of the conquerors.
He’s the Head of the heroes, and He’s the Leader of the legislators.
He’s the Overseer of the over comers.  He’s the Governor of governors.
He’s the Prince of princes, He’s the King of kings, and He’s the Lord of lords.
That’s MY KING!

His office is manifold and His promises are sure.  His light is matchless.
His goodness is limitless.  His mercy is everlasting and His love never changes.
His Word is enough. His grace is sufficient.  His reign is righteous.
His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Well, I wish I could describe Him to you, but He’s indescribable!
He’s incomprehensible, invincible and irresistible.

I’m trying to tell you the heaven of heavens can not contain Him,
let alone a man explain Him!
You can’t get Him out of your mind.   You can’t get Him off of your hands.
You can’t outlive Him and you can’t live without Him.
Well, the Pharisees couldn’t stand Him, but they found out they couldn’t stop Him.
Pilot couldn’t find any fault in Him.  The witnesses couldn’t get their
testimonies to agree and Herod couldn’t kill Him.
Death couldn’t handle Him and the grave couldn’t hold Him.
That’s MY KING!

 

God will never change His mind about you!

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God’s word is true and it is certain.
It divides between the soul and spirit,
that which is temporary or eternal.

God separates the darkness and the light,
and upholds what is truth and what is right.

God is true and He is certain.
He never tells us a lie,
He created the world and He loves you and I.
He will never change his mind.

God sent His Son – the Messiah our King.
He reveals His mighty plan and purpose,
to those who will believe and worship him.

He picked me up from my fall, healed,
delivered me, now calls me his own.
He will never change his mind…

No, My God will never ever change his mind.
I am certain that He said,
“I will never ever change my mind
and I am not a God, that I should lie.”
Trust Me my child, I will never change my mind.

God is true and He is certain.
He never tells us a lie,
He created the world and He loves you and I.
He will never change his mind.

Cinderella Released May 26, 2011

Seeking God’s Treasure,

Marlene Baggs Hoenig
Cinderella Released from ashes to beauty to declare His Glory!

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Eat More Salmon!

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Health Benefits

“Only one food has the reputation from time immemorial of being a “brain food”. That food is fish… you should plan to eat a seafood meal seven days a week — and salmon at least five times a week.”
– Nicholas Perricone, M.D., “The Perricone Prescription”

 

Few single foods can bring as many health contributions to your diet in significant quantities as wild Alaskan salmon. Wild salmon is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids which are necessary for optimum maternal and infant health.

Main benefits from wild salmon:

  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • High Quality Protein
  • Essential Amino Acids
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin E
  • Appreciable amounts of calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus

All these benefits combine to make wild Alaskan sockeye salmon the natural choice for anyone concerned with their own or their family’s health.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

  • Protect heart health
  • Reduce risk of sudden death from heart disease
  • Reduce risk of stroke
  • Reduce chance of heart disease in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Essential in infant brain and eye development during pregnancy and infancy
  • Improve blood lipid patterns
  • Improve blood vessel function
  • Improve symptoms of immune and inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and some skin conditions
  • Reduce the risk of some mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression

The protective role of fish against heart disease and cancer may be attributed to the type of oil found in certain species of coldwater fish, especially Alaska salmon. These fish oils, referred to as “Omega-3”, are polyunsaturated. Their chemical structure and metabolic function are quite different from the polyunsaturated oils found in vegetable oils, known as “Omega-6”.

The type of dietary fat (monounsaturated, saturated, or polyunsaturated) we consume alters the production of a group of biological compounds known as eicosanoids(prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes). These eicosanoids have biological influences on blood pressure, blood clotting, inflammation, immune function, and coronary spasms. In the case of Omega-3 oils, a series of eicosanoids are produced, which may result in a decreased risk of heart disease, inflammatory processes, and certain cancers.

Omega-3 oils also exert additional protective effects against coronary heart disease by:

  • decreasing blood lipids (cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins or LDL, and triglycerides)
  • decreasing blood clotting factors in the vascular system
  • increasing relaxation in larger arteries and other blood vessels
  • decreasing inflammatory processes in blood vessels

Additional studies have provided exciting news about the benefits of Omega-3 oils for individuals with arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, lupus erythematosus, asthma, and certain cancers. Research studies have consistently shown that Omega-3 fatty acids delay tumor appearance, and decrease the growth, size, and number of tumors.

A recent study at the University of Washington has confirmed that eating a modest amount of salmon (one salmon meal per week) can reduce the risk of primary cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest claims the lives of 250,000 Americans each year. Fresh, fresh-frozen, or canned Alaska sockeye salmon provides the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids of any fish — 2.7 grams per 100 gram portion.

Other studies, such as the Zupthen Study, a 20-year investigation of a Dutch population, confirmed similar benefits. The risk of coronary heart disease decreased (as much as 2.5 times) with increasing fish consumption. This suggests that moderate amounts (one to two servings per week) of fish are of value in the prevention of coronary heart disease, when compared with no fish intake.

The type of dietary fat we consume is very important. It has been well documented that saturated fat can increase the risk of heart disease. The amount of saturated fat in both high-oil fish and lean fish is minimal. Fish, and other seafood, also offers lean, high-quality protein, as well as many other important vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin E:

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Lowers the risk of heart disease
  • Prevents the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins
  • Reduces the buildup of plaque in coronary arteries

Salmon is also a good source of Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants, which also include Vitamin C and beta carotene, act at the molecular level to deactivate free radicals. Free radicals can damage basic genetic material, and cell walls and structures, to eventually lead to cancer and heart disease. Vitamin E lowers the risk of heart disease by preventing the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), thus reducing the buildup of plaque in coronary arteries. Other research has found that Vitamin E plays a protective role against cancer and the formation of cataracts, and may possibly boost the immune system in the elderly.

Fish Nutrient Values:

Trying to keep track of your caloric intake, or just interested in the nutritional content of your seafood meals?  Use the link below to find out number of calories, grams of protein and fat, and other nutritional values for all the Alaska seafood we carry.

http://www.alaskaseafood.org/health/experts/pages/documents/ASMI_Nutritional_8.5×11.pdf

Mercury Concerns:

Is mercury or mercury poisoning a concern for you? Women who are pregnant or breast feeding, children under 12, and those who eat a predominately seafood diet need to be aware of their level of mercury consumption.  Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found at some level the world over. Fish that come from heavily polluted fisheries, are slow growing or can attain a substantial weight are all more likely to have a higher mercury level than those fish that have shorter life spans and are harvested from clean fisheries.

Alaska Seafood comes from some of the cleanest fisheries in the world, and as a result, have lower mercury levels than most wild caught seafood.  In fact all species of wild salmon, young halibut and ling cod, Alaska pacific cod, and black rockfish are so low in their mercury content that there are no dietary restrictions on the amounts anyone can eat of these species. The links below provide mercury levels for some popular species of fish, and dietary recommendations for the consumption of fish, based on their mercury levels.

Consumption guidelines:

http://www.epi.alaska.gov/eh/fish/FishConsumptionCalc.pdf

Mercury levels in popular seafood:

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/ucm115644.htm

Alaska’s Alarming Statistics

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Below are just a few of the statistics and a few of the signs and wonders I was able to witness while I was there.

Suicide # 3 in Alaska

The largest state in the U.S. has the highest suicide rate. In 2007, for every 100,000 Alaskans, 21.8 died by suicide. http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/suicide-20-states-with-highest-rates/

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Prostitution number 7 highest in the United States

http://sextraffickingalaska.com/pdfs/AKSWR.pdf

Native Alaskans – have trouble with adjusting to current life situations in Alaska

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/14/us/14alaska.html

Number One State for Alcohol Abuse – http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/article/alaska-no-1-state-cost-alcohol-abuse/2013/08/15/

Unemployment Rates High in Alaska
http://www.adn.com/economy/article/jobless-benefit-claims-continue-rise-oil-and-gas-sector/2016/02/01/

Inflammation “I”s that will Incinerate You

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I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. Jeremiah 33: 6b (NIV)

The second phase of healing a wound (there are four) is inflammation. Inflammation means to ignite or set on fire. The process is part of our body’s defense system and actually helps to heal a wound or injury. After a wound has occurred (blood is clotting) the small blood vessels change and allow blood (plasma, blood proteins, and white cells) to enter the area around the injury – it swells. This increase in fluids (blood) accompanies or causes pain, Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 11.39.12 AMloss of function, redness and a “hot to the touch” sensation. Discharging pus is a part of this process. We tend to try and control/stop inflammation but it is needed after a wound for healing; if inflammation does not get rid of the problem or continues that is chronic inflammation and can lead to other health issues.

The parallels of physical inflammation to spiritual inflammation are noteworthy. After the initial shock of a wound we will feel pain, possibly stop doing things, and be touchy; these are natural but it is because “life” (blood) is trying to flood back in. We may/should let loose bad stuff (pus) as part of our healing. In this stage if we don’t get rid of “stuff” it will stay around and cause other more serious problems or at least delay our healing.

∞ Lord Jesus, we know wounds will come but thank you for healing. Holy Spirit thank you for taking ALL things and using them to bring us closer to Jesus and the Father. Amen.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248423.php

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Indigestion – “I”s That Will Incinerate You

Indigestion

“For my groaning comes at the sight of my food, And my cries pour out like water.”
Job 3:24

Which comes first, indigestion or groaning?  The truth is that your health can be ruined because of the way stress, crisis and trauma is handled in your life.  It is important that you recognize the early signs and warnings that indigestion can bring.

Learning to develop an “attitude of gratitude” even when things aren’t going particularly the best, will serve you well in the long run.  Also, being thankful for what God has blessed you with is very important.  Forgiveness, self-control, thankfulness and plain old perseverance can help you through the times of hardship, testing and trials. This will keep your digestive system healthy and intact.

No better lesson can we learn from Paul, as he was facing hardships all the day long.

 “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. 23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. 24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” Acts 20:22-24

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Cinderella Released Health Tip

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Not EVERYONE requires exactly eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. The Institute of Medicine has determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.

So the traditional rule should really be stated as: “Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day,” because all fluids count toward your daily total.

But there’s no doubt that drinking WATER is important to our overall health and well-being. Water helps to flush toxins and waste products from our bodies. It aids our digestion and “keep us regular”. Drinking water prevents dehydration, and It helps us look better too. Water is proven to help with weight loss and helps hydrates the skin which in turn reduces the signs of aging.

There is no denying that your body feels happier and healthier when you consume enough water.

So how do we go about getting enough each day? If I knew EXACTLY how that could be accomplished I could write a book, it would become a best seller and I would become a gazillionaire! Since I don’t know EXACTLY how it’s done (because to be quite honest I really am BAD at it!) here are 23 ideas from your fellow readers for your consideration.

I personally am going to try them all!

no sodadon’t allow yourself a diet soda until you’ve had two to four glasses of water. Eventually you will find that you won’t crave the soda as much.

  • Have a big glass of water at every transitional point of the day: when you first get up, just before leaving the house, when you sit down to work, etc.

water bottles

  • Make it convenient – keep a big, insulated water bottle full on your desk and reach for it all day.
  • Down a full glass several times a day. Go over to your kitchen right now and fill up a glass. No sipping over time. Just drink it down right after you fill it up.

water chartTrack it. Make a chart and tick it off each time you drink a glass. Do a chart for 30 days and you will have made drinking water a part of your routine.

  • Have one glass every hour on the hour while at work or school. When the work/school day is done, your water quota is met.

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  • Freeze peeled pieces of lemons, limes, and oranges and use them instead of ice cubes – it’s refreshing and helps get in a serving or two of fruit.
  • After each trip to the restroom, guzzle an eight-ounce glass to replenish your system.
  • Set a goal to drink X amount of water a day, then write it down along with your reasons WHY! Remembering your motivation will help you keep going when enthusiasm fades.

drinking fountainEvery time you walk past a water fountain, take a sip or two. (This is actually advice my own doctor gave me recently after a nasty kidney stone incident!)

  • Fizz it up!  Get a home seltzer maker like a Soda Stream and make your own fizzy H2O!  Add a dash of lemon or a splash of O.J. and you’ll have a super refreshing drink!
  • Fill up a large cup with crushed ice or ice cubes and snack on them (like candy!) throughout the day.
  • Make a bet with a co-worker to see who can drink more water in the course of a day.

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  • When drinking juice (apple, grape, or orange) fill half the glass with water or ice and make sure to consume all of it.
  • Bring a two-liter bottle of water to work and try to drink it all before you leave work. If you don’t finish, drink it in traffic on the way home – it’s like a race.

cup with straw

  • Keep a large cup full of ice at your desk and keep re-filling it with water. The key is drinking with a straw – you take bigger gulps and drink more at a time.
  • Here’s a tip if you’re trying to shed some pounds: Let ounces of water double grams of fat: when eating something containing 10 grams of fat, drink 20 ounces of water.
  • Drink two full glasses at each meal, one before and one after. Also, drink one glass before each snack so you don’t eat as much.

reminder appPut reminders into your phone or calendar to drink at regular intervals. Surprisingly, this helps me a LOT!  I know it sounds lame, but I just plain FORGET to drink water!

  • Carry a small refillable water bottle at all times and drink during downtime; while waiting in a bank line, sitting on the train, etc.

herbal teaNot ALL your water has to be COLD…drink some of it HOT. Have a nice warm cup of tea instead. But be sure it’s decaf since caffeine actually robs you of water (it’s a diuretic).

  • Always keep a bottle of water handy while watching TV, doing laundry, making dinner, etc.
  • Add drinking two glasses of water to your daily skincare regimen. Drink, cleanse, moisturize, then drink again.

If you’re like me, it might be necessary to use these ideas to TRICK yourself into doing something good for you….just until it (hopefully!) becomes a habit!

Note: the amount of water that each person should drink daily depends on your physical health, the amount of exercise you do daily, whether you live in a hot or cold climate and other factors (such as pregnancy). Please get advice from a medical professional to find out how much water you should drink daily.

(Thanks to Ginny Sapp,  My personal Juice Plus Consultant)