Inspiration

It’s A Terrific Tuesday –


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Good Morning…

Today, don’t be afraid to Dream Big and step outside the box, there is only one you.I encourage you to let go and let God,stop underestimating yourself,for you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you.

Let the weak say their strong,Let poor say their rich, I pray that today you would get in his presence and get your Identity Back!! Don’t let people define you by what you used to do,who you used to be,and what you have done in the past! YOUR GREATER IS COMING…….Be Blessed!

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Inspiration

Acts of KINDNESS!


This story was just so absolutely beautiful!!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/video/family-gets-furniture-act-kindness-235322164.html

Inspiration, Relationships

season of caring


Season of Caring!!! Do unto others as you would have them done unto you!!….That scripture is not temporary….it is mandatory!

 

I know that MOST people think of giving and stretching forth their hand for others seem to only happen during the Christmas Holiday, but the Season of Caring should actually be done on a yearly basis! What if you needed food in your house and you had to wait until CHRISTMAS to get it? What if your children  needed clothes to wear and you had to wait until someone helped you right before the school year started?

Caring for others is an important aspect of engaging in relationships with  others. We improve our relationships when we demonstrate interest, concern and  attention and it also helps us to become less self-absorbed and more  empathic.

There may be times when our concern is an automatic response. If we see  someone injured or hear a distressing piece of news our concern is often  immediately engaged. We may well assist them at the time, follow-up afterwards,  remember to enquire when we see them next. Being interested and attentive can  come automatically on those occasions.

There are also people and situations that we need to become aware of, more  engaged in the process of caring about on a regular basis;

– Special relationship, partner. Making the time for our partner can  be difficult in a busy life and it can be all to easy to be tempted to put our  relationship to one side for a time, to feel that it will be okay, it will take  care of itself. If we let it slide we may find that over time we both become  disconnected and unaware of each other’s thoughts and feelings. Taking time to  allocate important ‘us’ time is an important part of caring for the  relationship.

– Children need to be cared for responsibly. Teaching children values,  respect as well as providing responsible role models, education and support is  important in order for them to become good human beings and is also a way of  investing in society’s future success. Caring also includes discipline, good  manners and boundaries of behaviour.

– Family can sometimes demand increasing attention from us, especially  as they get older. Guilt can factor in as we feel more and more compelled and  are required to become more engaged in caring for elderly parents or demanding  teenagers who need driving everywhere. Changing our mindset and appreciating  that this is a temporary situation can be a help. We may look back on these  exhausting times with nostalgia when the people are not with us anymore.

– Friends need time, respect and consideration. Sometimes we may feel  that we are making all the effort, considering them, caring for them. But there  will be times when they are the caring and supportive person in the  relationship, when we are perhaps tired, distressed, unwell and they provide the  care and support for us.

– Staff and co-workers. The people with whom we work are often the  people we spend a significant amount of our time with. They are human beings  with their own stories, concerns and anxieties. Often we know very little about  them. But being attentive and receptive to any changes in their behaviour, clues  as to them having issues that are bothering them, either in or outside of work,  can provide a supportive, caring environment and a way of improving the  atmosphere is a positive, beneficial way.

– Charity work. Volunteering and helping with charity work is  something many of us feel that we would like to do but cannot afford the time.  Looking at ways to give something back to society and feel more invested in it  is very satisfying and rewarding. There are many areas where charity and  voluntary work are involved. Children, animals, environmental, search and rescue  are some of the areas that rely on unpaid help to survive. Finding an area that  is of particular interest can add an important dimension to our life, introduce  us to new skills and people and enhance our quality of life.

By finding positive ways to care for others we add value to our own lives,  feel more engaged with others and generate a more constructive, healthy, sharing  way of living with others. We improve the quality of life for everyone.

Ministry

http://www.colemancareswinterproject.com


You Dont Need A DEGREE To Be A Community Organizer, You Just Have to CARE!!!!

This particular blog is just to post my feelings \ reasons why Coleman Cares Winter Project exists….. The other page is for information for those who have visited the page and wanted information. You do not have to make yourself a page on this site, CONTINUE to just email me at colemancares@yahoo.com Everything that is done you know has been CONFIDENTIAL – By no means will I submit photos without YOUR PERMISSION and or share what was done for you. Photos and future stories are ONLY for advertising purposes showing what the Lord has done and is doing. Therefore, hoping that since people are visual, it would encourage them \ prompt them to assist C.C.W.P. ( Coleman Cares Winter Project ) or just start showing acts of kindness on their own.

P.S. I Love You All and Know That God IS REAL V.D. Coleman ************************************************************************************************** Just as medicine is a profession dedicated to restoring health to the human body, community organizing is dedicated to restoring democracy at the grassroots level, to re-energizing citizens as an active part of the community. Community organizers focus on bringing about concrete changes in peoples’ lives, fixing broken systems, and changing power relationships so that unengaged people despairing of their lack of power can become re-engaged. Community organizers work to unite local people around their common concerns.

 Sometimes the concerns involve dealing with crime and renewing citizens’ ability to live safely and securely in their own homes and neighborhoods. Sometimes the concerns involve insuring that the community’s children get to schools safely and have a quality education when they get there. Sometimes the concerns involve reducing unwanted and illegal trash dumping or eliminating toxic wastes from the community. Community organizers are trained listen to people, really listen. They start where people are, not where organizers think they ought to be.

Community organizers help people to meet, to articulate their concerns, voicing their hopes and fears.

This collective articulation forms the starting point for what the community will do. Community organizers model an attitude of discovery and encourage people to try things and to learn from failure until they get it right. Organizers do not take themselves too seriously and frequently inject humor into this process to relieve the inevitable stress, and they encourage people to look at things from different perspectives, finding common interests with people they might not have worked with before.

In this process, new possibilities emerge, and old divisions are overcome as people bridge racial, religious, economic, and political divides to build new realities that reflect all their interests. Go into any neighborhood, talk to the residents, and they will talk to you with pride about their community library, playground, garden, or block watch program.

This is the result of community organizing as is the spirit that people exhibit as they proudly invest in their neighborhoods. Community organizers look for resources within communities. As a result they are often ignored or forgotten by the market or the government. Actually, this is perhaps where the community organizer does his/her magic. Because community organizers spend their time engaging disengaged and marginalized people, they frequently identify/uncover/release resources that were previously unavailable or unidentified.

In this way community organizers bring new resources to bear on community problems and issues. Sometimes those are individual resources and talents. Sometimes they are resources of community organizations and institutions. Community organizers are the ones who prove to communities that they suffer under a myth of lack of resources.

Community organizers explode the myth by helping people to see and use the resources they have inside themselves and in their relationships.

PLEASE REMEMBER: YOU DONT NEED A DEGREE TO BE A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, YOU JUST HAVE TO CARE