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What do you think about the food served in schools?
More and more parents are expressing deep concerns about the quality of food being served in schools. And, many are still unaware that there might be anything to worry about. Healthy Child is taking our Eat Healthy program to the next level by joining forces with Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and MomsRising to help propel national efforts to improve school food. Are you interested in helping?
The first step is helping us determine what the main concerns of parents are and how to best empower them. We've developed a very short survey and we need to get as many people as possible to fill it out to help guide our campaign and make it as successful as possible. Will you please fill it out and share on your blog and with your social networks?
You can find the survey here: https://spreadsheets.
google.com/viewform?formkey= dGQ5UnVRRUVwLTNKZDFkb3phc250NE E6MQ
Jamie Oliver's team is hoping to get feedback within the next week or two, so we'd really appreciate your immediate help spreading the word and encouraging people to take 2 minutes to voice their concerns (or lack thereof - whatever the case may be). Please let me know if you have any questions or if you're interested in participating in our Eat Healthy program in a deeper way.
Chief Communications Officer
Healthy Child Healthy World
Seeing Obstacles through God’s Eyes
From InTouch Ministries
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Read | Joshua 2:1-24
Jericho was the first city that the Israelites needed to conquer in their quest for the land of Canaan. When Joshua sent a pair of spies to check it out, he probably didn’t realize that he would receive a glimpse of God’s impressive behind-the-scenes activity.
God wants us to look at every obstacle through the lens of His unlimited strength and resources. Anything that appears to block His plans is an opportunity for Him to demonstrate His sovereign power. Just because we don’t see anything happening, that doesn’t mean He’s inactive.
Always remember that God is at work on the other side of our obstacles, arrang-ing the details and bringing His plans to fruition. When the spies returned to Joshua, they reported that the people of Jericho were scared to death. Having heard about the Jews’ deliverance from Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea, they were gripped by fear of the Lord.
The stage was set for the conquest, yet by that point, Joshua had done nothing. Sometimes we think we need to be involved in the solution to our problem, but God is not limited with regard to whom or what He can use to accomplish His will. In this case, He worked in the hearts of the enemy by instilling demoralizing fear.
For Christians, great obstacles need not be reasons for discouragement. Although much of the Lord’s activity is silent and invisible, we can be sure He is dynamically working out His will for our lives. When the pieces of His plan are in place, He will move us on to victory.
"Had he but known that before the day was over he would discover the hidden dimensions of the universe, Kit might have been better prepared. At least he would have brought an umbrella."The day that Kit meets his great-grandfather, his world is turned upside down. Or inside out. Or maybe sideways. Lawhead is able to weave a story that draws you in and takes you on a journey. This particular journey leads you in imagining the possibility of "ley lines" that allow you to travel from one reality to another - from one world to another. What would happen if there were streets that you could walk down and travel from your world into another world? Dropping you into a reality that is slightly different from your reality - or a reality that occurred in ancient history? And imagine that there was a map, a Skin Map, that had the directions to take you back home. But you had to find that map in the various realities - and before the thugs find it.
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Jonathan here: I am excited about this unique opportunity as the FlyLady, Dinner Diva (Leanne Ely) and Pam Young are also participating!
If you're like me, you've spent a lot of time trying to answer life's big questions:
• How can I create a joyful connected family?
• How can I raise self-reliant children?
• How can I help my children contribute to the world?
• How can I heal and become the parent I want?
• How can I balance my work and my family?
That's why I want you to join me in this fantastic teleseminar series I'm in – and the best part is, it won't cost you a dime!
It's called Great Parenting Show Teleseminar and it is produced and hosted by Jacqueline Green. With over 10 years experience in parenting education, Jacqueline Green is a sought after parenting educator in her own right, as well as a powerful force putting the top parenting experts in reach of all parents. Her passion for helping parents comes from turning her own personal struggle with parenting to a transformation of all aspects of her life! Jacqueline has worked with and learned from many of the top parenting educators in the world. Her mission is to help millions of parents by helping you to find the right expert for your unique parenting situation and concerns. Watch Jacqueline's cool video and sign up here.
Jacqueline will be interviewing me and 23 other of the world's top thought leaders about how to achieve the relationship you've always dreamed of having with your children. Here is a sampling of the amazing experts who will be a part of this series...
The FlyLady, Marla Cilley
Marla is the bestselling author of Sink Reflections, co-author of the New York Times Best Seller Body Clutter, syndicated newspaper columnist, radio show host and mentor of millions as the FlyLady. With her southern charm and inspirational emails, FlyLady guides those living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) and clutter. She has her own Blog Talk Radio Channel, weekly syndicated column in over 250 newspapers around the world and she has been featured in numerous major magazines and newspapers and tv, including: CNN and The Today Show.
Hal Runkel LMFT
Hal Runkel, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist has dedicated his life to helping families stay calm and connected. He is the best-selling author of ScreamFree Parenting and sought-after international speaker. Hal is also the founder of The ScreamFree Institute, a not-for-profit organization working to build-up a worldwide network of certified leaders, each reaching countless families with the generation-changing ScreamFree message. He is active in training and equipping these leaders around the world, in addition to his counseling, speaking, and writing activities. Hal and his wife Jenny have been married for 17 years, and they live with their two children in the Atlanta area.
Leanne Ely wrote the New York best selling Saving Dinner series. She's been on several national television shows, including HGTV's Simple Solutions, ABC Family's Living the Life, Ivanhoe's Smart Woman, Small Talk for Parents and Talk of the Town. She has guest chef-ed on the cooking show, Carolina Cooks and has taught cooking classes all over the country for Bloomingdale's. In addition, she is a seasoned radio personality. Leanne's current show, Saving Dinner with the Dinner Diva airs each Wednesday afternoon on BlogTalkRadio.com and is one of the top ten shows on that channel.
Dr. Michele Borba
Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, parenting expert and child and adolescent expert. She is recognized for her practical, solution-based strategies to strengthen children's behavior, character, and social development, and to build strong families. Dr. Borba is an NBC contributor who has appeared over 80 times as parent expert on the Today show as well as countless talk shows including: Dr. Phil, The View, The Tyra Banks Show, Fox & Friends, Geraldo & Friends, The Doctors, CNN American Morning, Countdown, and The Early Show. She appears regularly on Fox Headline News and CNN Headline News to discuss late-breaking news and has been interviewed by numerous publications including Newsweek, People, U.S. News & World Report, Reader's Digest, The Globe and Mail, and People.
There are 24 speakers in all including: Pam Young, Rhonda Ryder, Dr. Kenny Handelman, Leanne Ely, Tom Hoerr Ph.D., Terri Amos-Britt, Josh Shipp, Shari Criso, Nancy Gruver, Deborah Critzer-Fox, Jennifer Kolari MSW, Claire Mysko, Shelly Lefkoe, Carolyn Ellis, Dr. Lynne Kenney, Dr. Daniel Siegel, Dr. Vicki Panaccione, and more. Wow!
We'll be sharing the best of the best strategies, tactics and processes we know to help you get from where you are to where you want to be faster and easier than ever before.
Please take advantage of this unique opportunity and reserve your spot.
After you register, keep an eye out for Jacqueline's email with your details for listening in on the calls.
Also, be sure to click on the special link in Jacqueline's email and grab your bonus gifts they have especially for you. They're all yours to keep just for enrolling in this free series.
Jonathan – aka “Your Biggest Fan”
P.S. The event starts today! The FlyLady is being interviewed at 1PM EST and you can listen to the replay for free for 48 hours post-interview.
P.P.S. By the way, if you can't make the LIVE CALLS Every Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 PM Eastern starting Tuesday August 31, 2010, DON'T WORRY... we've got you covered! These calls will be recorded and will be available after each show for 48 hours so you won't miss a thing. Make sure you sign up now to get these free recordings.