Tenacity to Walk Out Faith

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For some reason, we tend to think that having faith is some magic button we push, and suddenly things appear or work out. It is not like that. Faith is the evidence of things hoped for. It sounds spiritual. Guess what? It is! Having faith is knowing that which is unseen is going to manifest in the world of reality. Yet, desires do not just appear like some magical potion makes it happen. We are expected to work out our faith with diligence. This means that we create action toward the desire we have. If no steps are made in faith, then nothing happens. Then we start thinking there is no hope.

This is not the truth. Hope is always there, but it needs us to keep it alive, and we need hope to keep us alive. Hope is what got me through many a long, painful night. Dark nights happen. When they do, the biggest part of having faith is knowing we can count on God to do His part if we do ours.

If we wake up one day, and it feels like we are in a mindless prison, it is time to activate faith. We do not just “have it”; we act out what we believe to be true. It is just like when we are children and act out our fantasies. How can we create anything if we are either stuck in one position or going in the wrong direction? I hate to say it this way but planting our butts on a stool and thinking the Universe is going to drop our desires right in our lap is plain ridiculous.

Part of knowing about God is having a relationship with God. That means we partner with God. If we are not willing to do that then we will just have to settle on the fact that we will sit on our dreams until the day we pass away from this world. What a shame that is!

I want to challenge you today. Be daring. Think about what you truly desire and then have the tenacity to just get up and go get it! What do you have to lose? You might just realize your dreams. If you want God, the Universe, the angelic hosts, to all assist you, then you have to be a part of the gang and do the job too. It’s part of our learning process. Like it or not, its time to learn the lesson about walking out faith and get moving.

You will not gain anything with your face turned into the direction of someone else’s dream either. I am just being frank with you here. Get yourself into your own dream! Keep your face to the wind and go for it with all you have. You might just end up happy. Dang, wouldn’t that be a miracle?

Loving you from here,

Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry, PhD

Jenine Marie Coaching and Ministries, LLC

During this Era of Covid -19

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There are few words I feel I can come up with to describe this era of coronavirus we are going through in our nation and our world. This afternoon I sat and stared out the window in disbelief about how things seemed to escalate so quickly. If I focus on the statistics and the breaking news I hear daily; my heart melts into my stomach. Yet, if I shift my focus on what I am looking at right now, my whole demeanor shifts.

Right out the window, life seems just as it always has been. The trees are blowing in the wind, cars are going by, and I see a squirrel running along the walkway. In this very now moment, life is alright. This moment is the one we live in, or we should. For some of us, our tomorrows can be counted by God on the one hand, and our fingers can represent other decades. No matter what category we are in, this very now moment is precisely the same.

With a deep sigh, I can take in a good long breath and let it out. Everything is just fine, right now. In the past, when things got hard in life, I used to toss and turn all night long, wondering how I was going to work things out. One night, I figured out my moment is the same, regardless of how tomorrow pans out. There is such power living in the moment we call now. I used to think to myself, “Right now, everything is alright,” and then go to sleep.

It is alright. Yes, we plan for the future, but no one can know it all. Just for now, I think I will close my eyes and remember moments that felt just like this. The trees were blowing in the breeze, through my hair, and across my face. The birds were nesting, flying, and seeking out food. These things are always here and forever a comfort.


In this world, we will have labor. In the Bible, they were/are assigned. Men labor to care for their mates and families. Women work to have children and then raise them in faith. Some of those roles have changed over the years as we changed as humans. Right now, I think I will take refuge in the things that never change. They are the love of God, the simplicity of creation, and the promise of better tomorrows.

Loving you from here,

Dr. Jenine Marie Howry, PhD

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You Are Never Abandoned

 

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Feeling abandoned is horrible. Yet, it is only a feeling and not “Truth”. People tend to look at the idea of abandonment and believe it means that there is no one to turn to or someone human has left us. Although this is a human and valid feeling it is only a limited truth. The reality is we are never abandoned and never ever alone. Dark nights can loom up during hard moments. Our breath can feel tight and in response our bodies become tight as well. Maybe those that used to be on the other end of a phone line are not there any longer, but this does not mean abandonment.

God has given to us a sweet choir of spiritual support that never will go away from us. God’s promise is to command angels to watch over us, especially in times of trial and confusion. All it takes is to go out and listen to the sound of the breeze moving through the trees. There is a beauty in the sound and a sense of God’s support. The sun shines brightly and the sparkle upon water or in the green grass can be even more calming than even the voice of a human being.

God’s love letter speaks to us about never being abandoned as orphans. I believe we have much more in the spirit world than we often care to admit. Where do those ideas come from when we wake up in the morning? Or, even those spiritual downloads while in the shower, drying our hair, or driving with the windows down on a long country road? It’s God’s spiritual watch committee that is there every time of day or night. Angels are activated when we ask for them. Jesus is present even when we don’t ask. Love abounds for us 24/7. Just because we don’t “see” them does not mean no one is there.

Jesus said we are blessed when we do not see and yet still believe. I feel sometimes God allows us to feel alone so we will reach out to the spiritual support group we have but can not see. Jesus said to ask and it will be given to us. We have not, because we ask not. This means asking for anything at any time. God’s loving support group will respond with an answer, hope, encouragement and guidance.

Take it for a test drive! You never know until you ask. Believe when you do ask that you will receive. We live in a perfect harmonious universe that was created by God just for us. When your heart feels less than harmonious, reach out to the ones who have been created and placed in special spaces just for you! You will get a reply. People might let you down but God’s hosts will never let you down.

Loving you form here,

Dr Jenine Marie Howry, PhD

Truth About Energy Healing, Light, and the Mind, Body, Emotion Connection: Is Your Own Negativity Zapping Your Faith? (part 3 in a Series)

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Negativity, just like positivity, has a current, a flow, an energy. It flows outside of you from others and it flows inside of you from yourself. Your thoughts create energy, either negative or positive. Thoughts are a part of the flow, and they are never ending. Just close your eyes for a moment and observe your thoughts. They are running like a faucet, right? The Bible says, “As a man (or woman) thinks so he/she is.” Like it or not, your thought life creates the life outside of yourself and the life you live. Your thoughts affect the outcome of situations, how you handle them, and your emotional responses to what is happening.

I want to focus on negativity and faith for a moment. Let’s keep in mind that situations happen. Not so great things happen in life. That is our reality right now. We become sad, upset, go through grief etc. This is part of being human. Some things just can’t be controlled, but our actions and how we react to them can. If negative thoughts are all you have to bring to the table at any given situation your faith will suffer. In fact, negativity and faith cannot coexist just as light and darkness can not. Getting through anything difficult without faith is hard. God wants you to have faith; faith in Him, faith in yourself, faith in the “powers that be”.

Think about a recent trial you have had to endure or even something you are enduring now. Consider negative thinking about the situation. Where does that put your faith? While thinking negatively can you find faith anywhere? You can certainly have assurance that bad things are going to happen. If this is the case then they will occur. Remember, thoughts create our lives and our being. Add in some positive thoughts now. What does that do with faith? Can you find some now? Do you see a positive outcome or even that you can act positively through it all?

Faith and positive current go together. flow together, and create good things together. Even in bad situations you can find a positive lesson that will guide and help you get through whatever you face. Positivity and faith will breed strength. It’s like working out a muscle to make it stronger. Try working on your positivity muscle and allow faith to flow into your life as a true north that guides you. Then follow that true north. God is real big on following a shining north star. Accept this guidance as a part of your own life. It just might lead to the birth of something new and valuable. I know it did in the case of the birth of Jesus. Can anything else be a stronger example or as beautiful?

Loving you from here,

Dr Rev Jenine Marie Howry

 

When People Are “Givers”

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The other day I read an article about people who are naturally givers. One of the points that really stuck out in me is the comment that givers should naturally also be receivers. If we are really truly to believe that we reap what we sow then it follows suit that giving out should reap receiving.

The hard thing for some of us, including me, is that it can be more difficult to receive. Why that is, I really don’t know for sure. Maybe its a sense of being unworthy of what we, or I, am getting. But, there comes a time when we, as well as I, need to activate our faith and show that we truly believe it.

Last night I created a GoFundMe campaign for my counseling/coaching office and eventually healing center. The amount is for one years lease. That is what I am believing for. I played with this idea for a long time. I would think of it, leave it alone, and then think of it again. After writing on my book all day yesterday its the first thing that popped into my brain. So, I guess there is something that I need to see here, and I created the account.

The amount is chosen according to the local leasing averages in the area I feel led to plant. The irony of it is that the things I am creating allow me to give more. Yes, I receive as well, but isnt that the point? It’s not a personal medical emergency, no one has passed away, and its not for anyone’s cancer. I struggled with this, but it is for those who have, and are, experiencing those things just as much because I assist those who are dealing with trauma and a crisis.

Since I am putting myself out there in every avenue it will be seen, my blog is no exception. It really is a step of faith because the risk is that I will see who will respond to me and who does not. At least a response that says, “I wish I could but I can’t” is a step in the right direction. I struggled with it all because of how revealing it will be. Jesus said to ask and it shall be given, for everyone who asks receives. So, here is the deal. I am asking, not just those who know me, but those who don’t. I am asking God, because he wants me to ask. It’s a strange feeling for someone who mainly gives out. Maybe its time for me to really receive? Ya think? I wonder…..

Any response is still a response. There is no big or small here, just caring and faith. So here is my link with my story and donation site, please pass it on! And remember when you give you are also receiving….

GoFundMe for Jenine Marie Coaching and Ministries LLC

Loving you from here,

Dr. Jenine Marie

Here Is Your Weekly Wisdom!

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” Let us hold fast to the profession of faith without wavering .” Hebrews 10:23

It’s so easy to get caught up in the details of daily living. If you are not careful, daily living can take over your focus on your faith. Sometimes it’s a slow drip and happens gradually, and others it can be easy to allow faith and beliefs to take a back stage to the other things in life. That means God is taking a back stage too. The profession of your faith is so important because speaking it out creates stronger faith. You need this in your life in order to be ready in and out of season; to handle any issue that might arise in life with God as a part of your decisions and solutions.

Affirm: “Today, I will remind myself to speak out loud and profess the faith that I have been given through Christ. I will remember Him in all things that I do and draw Him into my experience from the inside out. I will not take my faith for granted, but grant God the center stage of my life.”

Loving you from here,

Dr. Jenine Marie Howry

Here is Your Weekly Wisdom!

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8) Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 

9) But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 
Paul knew the power of uncompromising grace from God. He understood when he was weak there was a transfer through his faith in Christ that occurred. When we put aside our flesh or ego self, and place our faith in Christ who lives within us, it gives us power to live in God’s grace.
The ultimate healing is experiencing life through Christ light within us from the inside out. Easier said than done. It takes faith and belief in the knowledge of Who lives within us.
Affirm: Today, I place my self aside and all of the troubles that go with my struggles and change my perception. I will focus on the Christ light inside of me and not on the issues I deal with in this world, my emotions, in my mind, and in my body. To God be all the glory for His lavish grace and power He will bestow upon me today!
Loving you from here!
Dr. Jenine Marie Howry
Added video The Mystery of God’s Powerful Grace and Favor!

What’s Your Problem?

frustrated-womanNow there is a million dollar question, right? I guess I should entitle this post, “What Problem Are You Dealing With Now?” I can see your wheels turning. Maybe you are dealing with many problems. Welcome to my multi-tasking world! Let me interject some reality here. Everyone, I mean everyone, has problems! In fact, if you don’t have problems I would think you are an alien with some sort of super powers to overcome obstacles and leap tall buildings at a single bound. Bottom line, you can not escape them!

Yes, I know, they make life a pain. Life is supposed to be a pain. In fact, life is supposed to be one pain after another. Life is like labor pains; problems and labor pains. Before you click off and proclaim me too negative, think about this. Without problems there is no reason to solve anything. Can you hear me in this? If there is no reason to solve anything then there is no way to grow, no need for intuitive insight, no reason to find or seek peace. Have you ever had a problem resolved and were able to take that deep sigh of relief that says, “I did it”!

You see, without problems there is no celebration of success either. Interview any successful person and they will tell you about all of the problems they had to field on the way to where they are. So, get on your hiking boots because life is a mountain to climb. Yes, indeed, we can speak to that mountain, “Be thou removed” and if we have faith, it should vanish, right? I think it’s more honest to think that maybe the mountain can be removed by solving the issue concerning how to climb it! That is the only way muscle will be built and the only way we can ever celebrate our success!

I know, sometimes it feels like one thing after another hits us and we become sure there is a bulls eye on our behind that every problem seems to be attracted to. If this is how you ever feel than consider yourself fortunate! Sounds strange, I know. Think of it this way. The more issues you need to field and solve the more your faith has to be exercised, your brain has to be accessed, your emotions need to be tamed, and your skills need to be utilized.

How about if I interject the idea that having problems is a blessing and thinking of them that way will make them less daunting? If life were always easy and no problems were to ever come up, I think that would mean a person is probably dead or in a coma. Let’s embrace them, alright? Repeat after me:

“Problem, I am so blessed by you! Thank you for coming into my life, because now I am challenged to be an over comer. Thank you for showing me that I am alive! Yes, I treasure you and your lessen you came to teach me”!

Blessings upon you, AND the problems you face today!

Jenine Marie Howry

Jenine Marie Coaching and Ministries LLC

Re-creation of Good Childhood Memories for Healing and Joy!

11988378_10153670839814255_4027848974804248960_nRecently, I posted an update on Facebook asking what my friends fondest childhood memories are. I think we focus so much on the negative in life when looking back that we tend to forget some of the great things that have happened in life. When I look back to my childhood I can remember beautiful sunny days playing in the yard, running around with our family dog, and our big old house we lived in with so much to explore. I loved to pretend I was making tea on the heater vents on the floor and serving it up to my dolls with lunch.

No one experiences only negative things, although many of us have had a lot of hard things happen. Yet, I guarantee if you focus real hard on the positive and good things that were a part of childhood you can find some good ones! I still love the rain hitting the windows in our older house we just purchased over a year ago, just like I loved the rain hitting the windows of the old house I began my early days in.

Replicating the good memories and living some of them out brings back peace and some childlike feelings like when we ran through the grass on Easter morning anticipating the events of the day! Close your eyes for just a few moments and find some childhood memories that were wonderful and see where you can find them or reenact them in your life today. Having a childlike spirit brings joy and carefree days in our lives.

The Bible teaches us to come to God with a childlike spirit. A sense of wonder and wide eyed innocence can not only enhance faith but bring a more fancy free feeling as we travel through life. Think of maybe doing some things you used to do when a child. Take a trip to the zoo, plan to travel to Disneyland, spend the day at the beach finding shells and letting the water chase you as you run through the sand.

Recreate meals that were served at family gatherings that were fun and enjoyable. In Biblical times, gathering for meals were considered to be a sacred time. They took time with their meals, prayed over them, and spent the rest of the evening dancing to music and playing like children. Somehow we have lost this in our society and we really need to bring it all back!

What happened to the days when the neighborhood got together for a block party, roped off the area, and shared a large buffet together with great food and conversation? This happens more rarely these days than in the past. Since when did we have to be so distant and separated? I remember summers riding go carts with the boys up the street and having water balloon fights on the grass.

These are the things that have made life worth living and worth remembering. These are the things that should be recreated in life. Children have a faith that is strong and innocent. Work toward that childlike faith and your relationship with God will even soar on eagles wings!

What memories will you recreate today? Think of all of the possibilities!

In laughter and joy,

Pastor Jenine Marie Howry

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Sometimes All I Need is Faith and COFFEE.

Avoid-Caffeinated-BeveragesAnyone who truly knows me knows that I have fought through God knows how many obstacles to obtain my college education. Unlike some, I began my undergraduate work when I was 35 years old. I used to take my kids to school for their breakfast, sit with them through part of it, then take off for my classes. I arranged my time so I would have my classes  finished by the time the kids were home. I was a single mother at the time and putting my kids in first place was always my priority.

Over the years so many obstacles hit my plans like a bullet and sometimes it seemed relentless. I had a vision, though, and nothing was going to stop me. At one point I began to really go through hard financial times. I was in a cycle of just losing everything and no matter what I did it seemed like it was just not getting better. The one thing I refused to ever lose was my degree track! I have been determined to end up with a Master’s Degree come heck or high water and I knew it might end up taking both!

Around 2012 I was working for a woman caring for her mentally disabled daughter during the day and going to school online at night. All I could assume was that she was having a financial issue because my paychecks were not coming in the way they were expected to. It was dead in the middle of winter and so cold that year. I think it dipped down into the low 20’s at night real fast. Financial issues began to loom and the first thing to go had to be my internet connection even though I really needed it for school.

So my practice was go to a nearby McDonald’s, Starbucks, or the library, so I could access their free internet to work on my homework. One particular night I was really struggling with my emotions with it all. I had come to the end of my last nerve and I really wanted to break down and cry. I was in the library, so I figured that might not have been a great time to do that. My feet were cold, my brain was tired, and all I could think of was “Dear Jesus, please help me get through this so I could go home and sleep!”

I decided to go into my car and play some praise music to get my spirit stronger again and maybe my emotions in check. I reached into the middle compartment in my car to grab a CD and right there in the change area was a FIVE DOLLAR BILL! I know that does not seem like a lot of money but to me it was like a million! I immediately went to the nearest place to get a coffee and something to eat! Its amazing what a little food and coffee will do for a persons emotions! I listened to praise music all the way there and back to the library. This time I sat there with my laptop and a coffee in my hand. The coffee tasted like it was sent right from heaven!

Sometimes we need words of encouragement. Sometimes it might be a good night sleep or for God to touch our spirit. Yet, others we might just need God to touch our experience and therefore strengthen our spirit. This time He did both! I’m not sure if it is true all of the time but that particular night all I needed was Jesus and coffee to get me through to the next day! (I got an “A” on my paper I was working on)!

Something happens to the human spirit when we know we received a miracle! Every miracle is special, even when it is a sudden discovery of a small amount of money that gave us everything we needed just for the moment!

Keeping In Faith AND Coffee,

Pastor Jenine Marie Howry

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