MOSDAC BULLETIN

This bulletin contains information for events on today's church service.

Speaker For The Day

Pastor Colby A. Matlock, Sr.

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.1 Peter 1:8-9 | NIV

AMEN

SONGS OF SUMMER

CRICKETS begin their melodious TUNE.

LADYBUGS jig for the joy of JUNE.

DRAGONFLIES dance as they DART by.

Their WHIRRING WINGS sing a LULLABY.

BUMBLEBEES buzz a melody SWEET.

CATERPILLARS tap their many FEET.

OH, HAPPY HEARTS beat just like DRUMMERS.

AS JUNE BROUGHT the SONGS OF SUMMER.

Poems for Graduation

Awesome Achievement

Your college graduation
Fills us with love and pride.
We always knew that you could do
Whatever you really tried.

It's a long and challenging journey
To get a college degree,
But you wouldn't quit it, you just went and did it,
And we're beaming affectionately.

Your achievement is awesome, (graduate's name);
You've worked hard and you've passed the test.
We love you so, and we want you to know,
We think you're the very best!

By Joanna Fuchs

Always Be A Student

Keep on learning, (graduate's name),
Though your graduation's done;
Your whole life's an education
That has only just begun.

Your diploma is the first big step,
For knowledge is the special key
To winning what you want in life
And being who you want to be.

If you'll always be a student,
You'll find the secrets to success
And travel on the golden road
To peace and happiness.

By Joanna Fuchs

If You Believe

Your diploma means a future without boundaries,
A world that's full of energy and fun.
So as you reach for all life has to offer,
Remember that you're second to no one.

Pursue your goals, yet keep your loved ones close,
As you utilize your talent and ambition.
Let your friends and family give you their support,
And you'll master every challenging transition.

And always, (graduate's name), know you can achieve
The things you really want, if you believe.

By Joanna Fuchs

SABBATH SCHOOL

WE NEED YOUR ATTENDANCE!

Our Adult SABBATH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT invites you to join us each and every SABBATH MORNING at 9:30 a.m. in the SANCTUARY. Become apart of one of our small, insightful, Biblical Lesson Study groups.

MOSDAC CYT SABBATH SCHOOL

CHILDREN, YOUTH, TEENS

Don't forget Bible study is from 9:30am till 10:30am each Sabbath. Parents, grand-parents, and guardians, we are depending on you to bring your children! We can hardly wait to see you!

JULY 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

7/7 - Pastor Colby A. Matlock

7/14 - Pastor Colby A. Matlock

7/21 -

7/28 -

PASTOR'S OFFICE HOURS

Pastor Matlock will be in his office on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 10am - 4pm. Please call the Administrative Assistant @ 856-365-6108 Ext. 1001 to set up an appointment.

Thank You.

2018 DIRECTORY INFOMATION

Please fill out the Update Form so we can have your updated info. Forms may be found in the lobby at the Greeter's Desk. Please give to Laurie Williams or Darryl Johnson.

Click below to submit a prayer request.

FAMILY PRAYER

Two families will be selected for special prayer every first Sabbath. If you would like your family to be included, please contact: relationshipministry@mosdac.org.

Next Family Prayer is July 7th

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PLEASE INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY @ 8pm EST (302) 202-1110 pin 814478.

1st Friday - Focus on the Family

3rd Friday - Couples Devotion

ROOM SCHEDULING

Please be aware that all meetings being held in the church or on zoom, must be scheduled with the Administrative Assistant. Thank you!!

ADRA

Please support the efforts for Haiti, Florida, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Texas, US Virgin Islands in the aftermath of several Hurricane destructions. To donate, go online to adra.org or call 1-800-424-adra(2372),

COMMUNITY SERVICES

We cannot flourish without the church members of Mt Olivet. We would like your contributions so that we can continue to eat healthier.

We'd like to thank all who supported ACS over the past year. We look forward to your continued support of this ministry throughout 2018 and beyond.

GRIEF SUPPORT

Continue to support our families that are grieving for their love ones.

1. Archie Family in the loss of their sister, Tanya

2. Diana Dixon and Family in the losses of her Uncle in Pittsboro, PA and her Aunt in North Carolina

3. Dottie Gallon and Family in the loss of her grandmother, who was 97 years old.

4. Sallie Gantt and Family in the loss of her sister

5. Mark Mahan and Family in the loss of his brother

6. Jennifer Eugene and Family

7. Cynthia Brown (Patman) and Family in the loss of her son from Ohio

8. Jean Williams and Family in the loss of her Father



WEDNESDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP

Will be meeting every other Wednesday@ 10am. Next meeting will be July 25, 2018 in the Annex.

BILLS, WILLS, LIFE AND DEATH WORKSHOP

Look for the class to be on the 1st Sunday of each month @ 10am in the Fellowship Hall.

TOPIC: DIFFERENT TYPES OF INSURANCE

Next class: August 05, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Jesus 101 Bible Class

The new class started on Sabbath, the time is @ 3:00pm. " The Greastest Love Story Ever Told". We will be looking at Jesus from a close more intimate perspective.

It's not too late to join our group!!!

LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE

1st and 3rd Sabbath

3:00-4:30 pm: All youth

4:30-5:30pm: Youth under 10 years old

2nd and 4th Sabbath

3:00-4:30 pm: Youth above 10 years old

4:30-5:30 pm: Youth under10 years old

MEETING PLACE: Choir Room or Fellowship Hall

TEACHER: Sharanah Ridore

2018 Devotionals

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A 2018 DEVOTIONAL AND SEE IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE:

Please contact one of the following people: Reginald Alexander: ralexander@aecsda.com (206)370-0479, Jean Good: jgood@aecsda.com (732)648-7890. Robert Moses: rmoses@aecsda.com (410)419-2855. to place your order for the 2017 Devotionals. We can get a reduced rate for the cost of the books when we order in bulk. They are also available in French and Spanish.

MINISTRY HAPPENINGS

READ INFORMATION BELOW TO STAY INFORMED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR CHURCH MINISTRIES!

RELATIONSHIP MINISTRY

Realationship Ministry join us for First Friday's "Focus on the Family". Our next Friday will be on the evening of August 4, 2018 from 8:00pm - 8:45pm. Call (302) 202-1110 pin # is 814478.

If you are interested in special prayer for your Family in August, please call Lorene Watkins at 856-952-5002. Please mark your calendars and set your alarm for these special monthly calls.

Register today!

Invite your non-Christian family and friends to register as well!

AEC Master Guide

It's official!!! MOSDAC will host the 1st AEC-Master Guide Class for the Bay Aera this fall. Anyone interested in completing the Master Guide Ministry Certification can contact Sharon Howard.(masterguideaec@gmail.com). Please leave your complete contact imformation. You will receive the complete application process via USPS mail. Thank You.

NEWSLETTER

JUST FOR YOU!

PLEASE LOOK TO THE RIGHT AND LOOK BELOW!

GREAT INFORMATION AND TIPS FOR YOU TO KNOW!

IVY HILL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

LOCATION: PHILADELPHIA HAS OPEN ENROLLMENT.

OPEN HOUSE DATES: MARCH 18, 2018, APRIL 29, 2018, MAY 20, 2018, AND JUNE 24, 2018

PLEASE CALL (267) 422-3090 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME.

MOSDAC FAMILY AND FRIENDS CRUISE

DATE: JULY 22-27, 2018

*PLEASE SEE FLYER IN THE LOBBY ON THE GREETER'S DESK FOR FULL DETAILS.

CREATION HEALTH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

DATES: JULY 29 - AUGUST 4, 2018

REGISTRATION DAY: SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018

TIME:

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Anyone interested in working and serving on the VBS staff, please see Sharon Howard or Celeste Boller.

INTRODUCTORY MEETING WAS MARCH 24, 2018.

ALL MOSDAC YOUTH MINISTRIES AY, Adventurers, Pathfinders, MG Candidates, and CYT Support Staff) were invited to attend in the Annex.

IF YOU MISSED THE MEETING AND WOULD LIKE TO ASSIST IN VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, PLEASE CONTACT SHARON HOWARD OR CELESTE BOLLER.

THANK YOU.

FAMILY FUN DAY

WHEN: SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

WHERE: ESTELL MANOR PARK, 109 BOULEVARD ROUTE 50, MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330

TIME: 10 AM UNTIL - 7:00 PM

HIGHLIGHTS: VOLLEYBALL, BIKING TRAIL, FISHING, SACK RACE, TUG-A-WAR, SCAVENGER HUNT AND MUCH MORE!

COME WITH YOUR FAVORITE FOODS AND PREPARE FOR A DAY OF SHEER ENJOYMENY! (PAVILION, GRILLS & PICNIC AREA)

SPONSORED BY BAY AREA RELATIONSHIP MINISTRIES

CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS

WHEN: AUGUST 25, 2018

WHERE: CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE, 215 LIGHT HOUSE AVE, CAPE MAY POINT, NJ 08212

TIME: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

SABBATH SCHOOL: ELDER JESSE BEST III

SPOKEN WORD: PASTOR COLBY A. MATLOCK, MOUNT OLIVET SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, CAMDEN, NJ 08104

COME SPEND THE SABBATH DAY WITH US FELLOWSHIPPING IN NATURE!

BRING YOUR LUNCH, LAWN CHAIRS, SUNTAN LOTION, BLANKET AND SUNGLASSES!

NATURE WALK (GUIDED TOUR)

KISSING CRITTERS (CHILDREN)

EVERYONE IS INVITED!

DRESS ATTIRE: CASUAL, COMFORTABE

SPONSORED BY: MT. OLIVET SDA CHURCH AND THE BAY AREA TEAM

FOR MORE INFORMATION - CONTACT: LORENE WATKINS (856) 952-5002 OR LAURIE WILLIAMS (609) 868-2051

www.mosdac.org, or relationshipministry@mosdac.org

MOUNT OLIVET 50 PLUS TRIP TO NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 10-14, 2018

MONDAY - FRIDAY (5 DAYS AND 4 NIGHTS)

DEPARTURE: MT. OLIVET SDA CHURCH

800 CHELTON AVE, CAMDEN, NJ @ 8 AM

FOR MORE INFORMATION: CONTACT Dr. Fern Bliss-Morgan @ (856) 963-2623 and Patricia Rodgers @ (856) 541-5989

HOMECOMING MONTH IS COMING

Coming September 8-29, 2018, we will be having a Homecoming Event featuring some former Pastors and sons of MOSDAC as guest speakers, music and much, much more. We are looking for old pictures and videos. Also, we will be making videos of some of your good and great times at MOSDAC. Please give them or e-mail them to Darryl Johnson at admina@mosdac.org or call the church office (856)365-6108 ext. 1001.

PAINTING THE NIGHT RED

IT'S A FORMAL AFFAIR!!!

WHERE: LUCIEN'S MANOR

ADDRESS: 81 WEST WHITE HORSE PIKE

BERLIN, NEW JERSEY 08009

WHEN: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018

5:00 PM - COCKTAIL HOUR

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - MARCUS D. WILEY

LIVE BAND - MARK WANZER AND NEW DIRECTION

VIP RED CARPET PHOTOS - FULL COURSE DINING

FASHION SHOW - SILENT AUCTION

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NON-REFUNDABLE TICKETS - PURCHASE DEADLINE:

SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

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PROCEEDS BENEFITING - MOSDAC CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

PLEASE VISIT www.mosdac.org to purchase tickets on line.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

LORENE WATKINS (856) 952 - 5002 OR

LAURIE WILLIAMS (609) 868 - 2051

THINGS GOD WANTS US TO DO

1. Be appreciative and be thankful.

God wants you to be more appreciative of what you have. That doesn't only include the good things that come your way, you also have to thank the Lord for the challenges you'll face. God wants you to be contented with what He gives you and whether you have more than what you want or less of it, you must always give thanks to Him. 1 Chronicles 16:34 says "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."

2. Trust Him with everything.

I know, sometimes you wonder if God hears your prayers or even hears you when you call to Him. The truth is, He does! You can trust God with everything. Lift up all your worries and problems to him. Even if you don't understand what's going on in your life, trust that the Lord has a plan for you. Find comfort knowing that He will never forsake and leave you. According to Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

3. Bring someone to God's light.

As Christians, it's not enough that we go to church every Sunday and be in fellowship with fellow Christians. We should also make the effort to invite other people to know more about God. Welcome anyone and everyone to church and always give an invitation to God's home. You'll never know who will be willing and ready to have God in their life. Roman 15:7 says, "Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God."

4. Be helpful.

The more blessed you are, the more helpful you should be. This doesn't mean that if you're not that wealthy, you won't be willing to give money to the needy. God wants you to be helpful to anyone, even strangers. The Bible says, "Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law (Romans 13:8).

5. Always do what's right.

God wants you to do what's right and good, as simple as that. You should not only hear about the scripture, but put those words to heart. Live by example and do what's right even if it means you'll suffer. Choose what's right even if it's not the easier path. In the end, God will reward you for your righteousness. 1 Peter 3:14 says, "But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened."

What is so different about Seventh-day Adventists?

Best Answer: Wow. I'm so sorry that many of you see Seventh-Day Adventists as weird and illogical. I, myself, am a Seventh-day Adventist and much of what has been stated about SDA's here is untrue.

We believe in actually following the 4th commandment which states, "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it Holy" (Exodus 20:8-11). The bible clearly states that we are not to work on the seventh day of the week. Instead, we are to fellowship with other christians, worship God, do community service, and/or rest from the previous week.

We go to church on Saturday because Saturday is the 7th day of the week.

And I don't know any SDAs that refrain from using electricity on Sabbath so I don't know where that came from.

As for our eating styles, we believe that our body is the temple of God so we should abstain from things that are harmful to it. This includes drugs & alcohol, caffeine (it is a drug as well), and unclean meats (God commands us to abstain from that anyway).

I hope this answers your question. Honestly, you can't generalize too much about SDA's b/c many things vary across the board among SDAs. Based on culture and things like that. The one thing you can be sure of is that SDAs believe the bible is the inspired word of God and as Christians, we are called to follow it. As a result, we do our best to do so.

BTW, Ellen G. White was one of the founders of our church and the main reason we consider her a prophetess is because all of her visions and everything she has written coinside with the bible itself!

But if there is any doubt about her, don't worry about it. SDA's hold the bible as truth above everything and everybody else.

ELLEN G. WHITE QUOTES

Ellen G. White quotes “It is not earthly rank, nor birth, nor nationality, nor religious privilege, which proves that we are members of the family of God; it is love, a love that embraces all humanity. ”
Ellen G. White “Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us, of which we know nothing.”
Ellen G. White “It is Satan's constant effort to misrepresent the character of God, the nature of sin, and the real issues at stake in the great controversy. His sophistry lessens the obligation of the divine law and gives men license to sin. At the same time he causes them to cherish false conceptions of God so that they regard Him with fear and hate rather than with love. The cruelty inherent in his own character is attributed to the Creator; it is embodied in systems of religion and expressed in modes of worship.”
Ellen G. White, Great Controversy: Between Christ and Satan

“The righteousness by which we are justified is imputed; the righteousness by which we are sanctified is imparted. The first is our title to heaven, the second is our fitness for heaven.”
Ellen G. White “We need to have far less confidence in what man can do and far more
confidence in what God can do for every believing soul. He longs to have
you reach after Him by faith. He longs to have you expect great things
from Him. He longs to give you understanding in temporal as well as in
spiritual matters. He can sharpen the intellect. He can give tact and
skill. Put your talents into the work, ask God for wisdom, and it will be
given you.”
Ellen G. White tags: confidence, expectations, faith, god, talents “The world's Redeemer was treated as we deserve to be treated, in order that we might be treated as he deserved to be treated. He came to our world and took our sins upon his own divine soul that we might receive his imputed righteousness. He was condemned for our sins, in which he had no share, that we might be justified by his righteousness, in which we had no share. The world's Redeemer gave himself for us. Who was he? The Majesty of heaven, pouring out his blood upon the altar of justice for the sins of guilty man. We should know our relationship to Christ and his relationship to us.
The Review and Harold 3-21-91 PR-06”
Ellen G. White

“Worry is blind, and cannot discern the future; but Jesus sees the end from the beginning.”
Ellen G. White tags: worry, worrying “A kind, courteous Christian is the most powerful argument that can be produced in favor of Christianity.”
Ellen G. White, Reflecting Christ “The soul that is yielded to Christ becomes His own fortress, which He holds in a revolted world, and He intends that no authority shall be known in it except His own. A soul thus kept in possession by the heavenly agencies is impregnable to the assaults of Satan.”
Ellen G. White, Desire of Ages, ASI “A knowledge of the truth depends not so much upon strength of intellect as upon pureness of purpose, the simplicity of an earnest, dependent faith.”
Ellen G. White, Prayer

“God does not require us to give up anything that it is for our best interest to retain. In all that He does he has the well-being of his (own) in view. Would that all who have not chosen Christ might realize that he has something vastly better to offer them than they are seeking for themselves. Man is doing the greatest injury and injustice to his own soul when he thinks and acts contrary to the will of God. No real (and lasting) joy can be found in the path forbidden by Him who knows what is best and who plans for the good of his creatures. The path of transgression is the path of misery and destruction.”
Ellen G. White, Steps to Christ tags: repentance “Christ was treated as we deserve that we may be treated as He deserves. He was condemned for our sins, in which He had no share, that we might be justified by His righteousness, in which we had no share. He suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which was His. 'By His stripes we are healed.”
Ellen G. White, The Desire of Ages tags: jesus-christ, kingdom-of-god, mighty-god, saviour 14 likes “We must do what we must to do”
Ellen G. White

“We are all woven together in the great web of humanity, and whatever we can do to benefit and uplift others will reflect in blessing upon ourselves.”
Ellen G. White, Patriarchs And Prophets “I should not want to live unless I could live to do some good to others. ”
Ellen G. White “False religion may prevail, iniquity may abound, the love of many may wax cold, the cross of Calvary may be lost sight of, and darkness, like the pall of death, may spread over the world; the whole force of the popular current may be formed to overthrow the people of God; but in the hour of greatest peril the God of Elijah will raise up human instrumentalities to bear a message that will not be silenced.”
Ellen G. White tags: christianity, church, darkness, encouragement, jesus, overcomer, overcoming, spiritual-darkness, spiritual-growth, victory “The exercise of force is contrary to the principles of God’s government; He desires only the service of love; and love cannot be commanded; it cannot be won by force or authority. Only by love is love awakened. To know God is to love Him;”
Ellen G. White, Reflecting Christ

“Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him.”
Ellen G. White, Steps to Christ “Before there could be any permanent reformation the people must be led to feel their utter inability in themselves to render obedience to God.”
Ellen G. White, Patriarchs And Prophets tags: dependence, faith, grace, his-grace-is-sufficient, justification, peace, praise-and-worship, salvation “The first time the temptation comes, meet it in such a decided manner that it will never be repeated!”
Ellen G. White, Ellen G White Study Bible with Spirit of Prophecy Comments KJV “The grace of Christ in the soul is developing traits of character that are the opposite of selfishness—traits that will refine, ennoble, and enrich the life.”
Ellen G. White, God's Amazing Grace

THE PLAN OF SALVATION

IF YOU DIED TODAY, DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE YOU WOULD GO TO HEAVEN?

1. SIN

  • ALL HAVE SINNED.
  • ROMANS 3:23

2. BLOOD

  • JESUS DIED FOR OUR SINS.
  • 1 JOHN 1:7

3. PURITY

  • JESUS WASHES AWAY CONFESSED SIN.
  • PSALM 51:7

4. HEAVEN

  • BELIEVE ON JESUS AND RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE.
  • JOHN 14:2

5. GROWTH

  • GROW IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD.
  • II PETER 3:18

Health Ministries

Those who want to participate in the Medical Missionary training, please sign up to ensure you’re accounted for.

WANT TO BE HEALTHIER NOW?
    • to searchHEAR ARE THE TOP 10 TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED . . .
  • 1. Eat as if you are in the Garden of Eden, enjoying more fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains in their MOST NATURAL STATE.
  • 2. Start WALKING at least 30 minutes a day. A moderate walk is the most effective and cheapest form of EXERCISE available. BONUS: WALK with a friend.
  • 3. Drink more WATER and put away soft drinks and coffee. Most people are chronically DEHYDRATED, and it is slowly killing them.
  • 4. Get enough SUNLIGHT, but not too much. We NEED sunlight for VITAMIN D production, better rest, and even just to feel better.
  • 5. Avoid CAFFEINE, NICOTINE, SUGARS, and other DRUGS. These ingredients can DESTROY IMMUNE FUNCTION and AGE you prematurely.
  • 6. Find time to BREATHE in CLEAN AIR. OXYGEN is the most important substance for life and health; go to where it is purest and breathe deep!
  • 7. HONOR THE SABBATH DAY. Fellowship and worship at church and place your worries with GOD. You'll be refreshed, ready to tackle the coming week!
  • 8. Get enough SLEEP during the week. Maintain a regular bedtime schedule of at least 7 hours every night.
  • 9. SLOW DOWN; KEEP STRESSFUL SITUATIONS to a minimum. Avoid debts and spend within your means. You'll be a lot HAPPIER with less stuff to worry about.
  • 10. TRUST IN GOD; PRAY and READ your BIBLE more. REMEMBER that you have a friend in JESUS and can claim HIS PROMISES!

IS IT A STROKE? ACT F.A.S.T!

F - FACE DROOPING

A - ARM/LEG WEAKNESS

S - SPEECH DIFFICULTY

T - TIME TO CALL 9 - 1 - 1

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE EDUCATION

3 GOOD REASONS TO CONTROL HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

#1 - yOUR HEART

LEFT UNTREATED, HIGH BLOOOD PRESSURE CAN LEAD TO:

  • ANGINA PECTORIS (CHEST PAIN CAUSED BY THE NARROWING OF AN ARTERY).
  • CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (THE HEART CAN'T PUMP BLOOD NORMALLY - FLUIDS MAY COLLECT IN THE LEGS, ANKLES AND LUNGS).
  • HEART ATTACK (WHICH MAY RESULT IN DEATH).

#2 - YOUR BRAIN

CONTINUED PRESSURE INSIDE THE MAIN ARTERY TO THE BRAIN MAY LEAD TO A STROKE. THE RESULTS MAY INCLUDE:

  • MEMORY LOSS
  • SPEECH PROBLEMS
  • PARALYSIS
  • DEATH

#3 - YOUR EYES

  • LONG-STANDING, UNCONTROLLED HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAN DAMAGE BLOOD VESSELS IN THE EYES. THIS MAY LEAD TO BLINDNESS.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!!

YOU'LL IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE!!!

LEARN ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

IT'S A SERIOUS CONDITION THAT INCREASES THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK, STROKE & OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS.

ABOUT 60 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

- SEVERAL FACTORS THAT YOU CAN'T CONTROL CONTRIBUTE TO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

HEREDITY

- YOU MAY BE BORN MORE PRONE TO CERTAIN TYPES OF ILLNESS.

AGE

- SOME ILLNESSES ARE MORE COMMON AMONG OLDER PEOPLE.

ENVIRONMENT

- POLUTTED AIR AND WATER MAY BE HARD TO ESCAPE.

GOOD NEWS!!!

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAN BE CONTROLLED!!!

YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHANGES DURING THE DAY.

1. DON'T BE TOO CONCERNED ABOUT ONE READING

TO GET AN ACCURATE IDEA OF YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE, YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE IT CHECKED OFTEN, UNDER DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES.

2. THEREADINGS FROM A MACHINE MAY DIFFER ...

FROM THOSE YOU GET AT YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE. THAT'S PROBABLY BECAUSE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE IS USUALLY CHECKED AT YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE AFTER YOU'VE BEEN SITTING QUIETLY FOR A WHILE. ALSO, YOU MAY FEEL ANXIOUS USING A DEVICE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CAN VARY...

FROM READING TO READING. iT'S AFFECTED BY MANY THINGS:

  • EATING
  • EXERCISE
  • STRESS
  • EXCITEMENT
  • CAFFINE
  • SMOKING

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.

CONSIDER THESE BLOOD PRESSURE REDUCERS

BLOOD PRESSURE (BP) REDUCERS

MANY PEOPLE RELY ON MEDICATION TO TREAT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (BP), BUT CERTAIN LIFESTYLE CHANGES CAN ALSO HELP BRING THE NUMBERS DOWN.

REDUCING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (BP) WILL CURB YOUR RISK FOR STROKE, HEART ATTACK, AND DEMENTIA.

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL STAFF MEMBERS RECOMMEND THESE STEPS TO REDUCE BP:

  • EXERCISE MORE. - Moderate-intensity activities like brisk walking are effective if done for at least 150 minutes a week, while higher-intensity jogging may do the job in half that time.
  • LOSE WEIGHT. - Your heart and blood vessels work harder if you're carrying extra pounds.
  • CUT DOWN ON SALt. - Aim for no more than 2,000 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day.
  • NO ALCOHOL. - Some sources usually say limiting alcohol to one drink a day is usually OK, but how many people usually do this. So, No Alcohol is best.
  • MANAGE STRESS.
  • DON'T SMOKE. - If you do smoke, please STOP!

SOURCE: "Blood Pressure Creeping UP? How To Bring It Down Without Drugs," Harvard Women's Health Watch, 4/17.

DID YOU KNOW?

WHILE EATING A HEALTHFUL DIET IS ESSENTIAL, IT MIGHT NOT CURB THE DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS OF CONSUMING TOO MUCH SODIUM.

"Regularly consuming excessive amounts of sodium, derived mostly from commerically processed food products, is an important factor in the development of elevated blood pressure (BP) patterns," says Jeremiah Stamler, MD, who led a new study.

The American Heart Association recommends that adults consume no more than one (1 tsp.) teaspoon [2,300 milligrams (mg)] of sodium per day from all food sources.

HEALING HEARTBURN--SOOTHE THE BURN!

WHAT IS IT?

That burning pain behind the breastbone, often accompanied by a bitter or sour taste. It usually develops after eating--especially overeating or indulging in certain foods.

WHAT CAUSES IT?

STOMACH ACID BACKUP INTO THE ESOPHAGUS. Triggers include spicy foods, citrus fruits, onions, alcohol, caffeinated drinks, tomatoes, fatty foods, and chocolate. going to bed with a full stomach is another risk factor, as is slow digestion.

LIFESTYLE TIPS:

Eat slowly, maintain a healthy weight (if you're overweight, even losing 10 pounds will help); drink herbal teas instead of caffeinated beverages; avoid tight-fitting clothes. DON'T DRINK ICE-COLD LIQUIDS WITH MEALS! ANXIETY can agitate the digestive system and make heartburn worse. DE-STRESS with gentle exercise instead of alcohol or tobacco. LISTEN to MUSIC, get a MASSAGE, MEDITATE. or take a WALK.

If your heartburn comes at night, ELEVATE the head of your bed or put a wedge between your mattress and box spring.

DIET:

Choose low-acid fruits and vegetables such as asparagus and melons; whole-grain foods including oatmeal, brown rice, and couscous; lean poultry and meats (not fried); potatoes and other root vegetables; and grilled, poached, or baked fish. Some heartburn sufferers swear by taking one to two teaspoons a day of apple cider vinegar diluted in a glass of water. Or try adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to a cup of tea sweetened with honey.

HERBAL THERAPY:

SIP CHAMOMILE TEA. Taking plant-based enzymes 40 minutes before meals can help with heartburn, says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. ENZYMES that help DIGEST food and PREVENT HEARTBURN are AMYLASE (which helps digest carbs), CELLULASE (which helps digest the fiber in fruits and veggies), and LIPASES (which help digest fattier foods).

AMAZING BENEFITS OF LEMON

HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMON (ORGANIC FACTS)

  • HELPS REDUCE WEIGHT
  • CONTROLS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
  • CURES INDIGESTION AND CONSTIPATION
  • GIVES RELIEF FROM FEVER AND COLD
  • STOPS INTERNAL BLEEDING AND NOSE BLEEDS
  • SOOTHES TOOTHACHE AND CLEANSES TEETH
  • TREATS RHEUMATISM AND ARTHRITIS
  • PROVIDES RELAXATION TO FEET AND TREATS CORNS
  • EASES PAIN OF SUNBURN AND BEE STINGS
  • REDUCES DANDRUFF AND GIVES HAIR A NATURAL SHINE
  • HELPS FADE SCARS AND REMOVE WRINKLES AND BLACKHEADS

*NUTRIENTS: DIETARY FIBER 19%, CARBOHYDRATE 4%, PROTEIN 2%

*VITAMINS: VITAMIN C 128%, VITAMIN B6 5%, THIAMIN 3%

*MINERALS: COPPER 13%, CALCIUM 6%, IRON 4%

*PERCENT (%) DAILY VALUE PER 100g. FOR e.g. 100g of LEMON PROVIDES 128% of DAILY REQUIREMENT OF VITAMIN C.

www.organicfacts.net

SUNSHINE PREVENTS TYPE 2 DIABETES

Spending 20 minutes outdoors daily heightens INSULIN SENSITIVITY 54%, cutting your risk of Type 2 Diabetes 38%, suggests a HARVARD UNIVERSITY reeview of 21 studies. SUNSHINE revs your skin's production of vitamin D-3, a nutrient that switches on FIVE GENES essential for BLOOD-SUGAR CONTROL.

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VITAMIN D EASES ACHES--AND KEEPS BONES STRONG!

TAKING 1,000 IU OF vitamin D daily relieves achy joints and muscles, The Clinical Journal of Pain reports. "D is actually a hormone that balances our immune system and helps reduce inflammatiom, which is a major cause of pain and premature aging," confirms Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., author of Pain Free, 1,2,3.

STAY-YOUNG BONUS: D cuts the risk of OSTEOPOROSIS and several CANCERS!

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VITAMIN D FACTS

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is different from other vitamins because our bodies can make most of what we need with exposure to sunlight.

Vitamin D is more than a vitamin in that is acts as a pro-hormone and effects hormone balance and immune regulation of the body.

Most foods, unless they are fortified, are poor sources of vitamin D and there are only a small amount of vitamin D rich foods to choose from.

Vitamin D plays a role in calcium absorption into the bones.

A deficiency in vitamin D can result in a softening of the bones called osteomalacia or a bone abnormality called rickets.

Some of the biggest vitamin D deficiency symptoms include:

  • Weakened immune system
  • Seasonal depression
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cancer
  • Weak bones (osteopenia)
  • Skin issues eczema and psoriasis
  • Dementia

People most prone to a vitamin D deficiency include those who live in northern regions with little sunlight exposure, people with darker skin, people on low fat diets and those taking steroids and weight loss medications.

Vitamin D also helps with cell replication, and may play a role in the development of autoimmune conditions.

The RDA for vitamin D is 600 IU/day and the Daily Value is 400 IU.

TO B12 OR NOT TO B12?

VITAMIN B12

TO B12 OR NOT TO B12 ISN'T A QUESTION: IF YOU'RE AT RISK FOR DEFICIENCY, YOU'LL WANT TO BE SURE YOU'RE GETTING ENOUGH OF THIS ESSENTIAL VITAMIN.

Important in keeping nerve cells healthy, B12 helps the body produce DNA and works with other B vitamins in the production of red blood cells and the immunity-and mood-boosting compounds SAMe. It's been used in the treatment or prevention of pernicious anemia, heart disease, macular degeneration, and fatigue.

Our bodies can store several years worth of B12 in the liver. Healthy people under 50 who eat a varied diet usually get enough of the vitamin through meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Because B12 is not found in plant foods, Vegans and some Vegetarians need supplemental B12. Others who may want to get their daily dose through a supplement or forified cereal include people over 50, who may have problems absorbing the vitamin from food; people with conditions like Crohn's disease and pancreatic disease, which inhibit the absorption of nutrients; people who have had weight-loss surgery.

It's always important to talk with your healthcare provider about supplementation.

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RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE

(RDA) (YEARS) (MCG/DAY)

1. CHILDREN - 4 - 8 years old - 1.2 mcg

2. CHILDREN - 9 - 13 years old - 1.8 mcg

3. ADOLESCENTS - 14 - 18 years old - 2.4 mcg

4. ADULTS - 19 years and older - 2.4 mcg

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VEGANS AND VEGETARIANS NEED VITAMIN B12

Why Every Vegan and Vegetarian Needs Vitamin B12

WELLNESS | AUGUST 31, 2017

Eating a plant-based diet is one of the most healthful actions you can take, but it carries the very serious and potentially fatal risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. Although plant-based diets are full of other vitamins and minerals, they are generally devoid of vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is naturally found in animal foods or bacteria. Animals obtain vitamin B12 by eating foods that are covered in bacteria or from the bacteria that already line their own guts. Humans have lots of bacteria in their guts, but only in the colon. Unfortunately, humans are unable to absorb the vitamin B12 produced in the colon because vitamin B12 is only absorbed in the small intestine, which is upstream of the colon.

Primates, indigenous societies, and prehistoric populations never got cobalamin deficiency because they didn’t have the advanced hygiene techniques that we have today, even if they were eating a plant-based diet. Their food had enough vitamin B12–containing bacteria on the surfaces to meet their needs. Humans, unlike other members of the animal kingdom, take great care to clean, wash, and cook their foods, which reduces the vitamin B12 content of any plant foods we may eat.

Consequently, vegetarians and vegans run the risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. The risk increases the more plant-based one eats, with long-term vegans being at the highest risk. In one study, vitamin B12 deficiency affected 86 percent of all vegans. Vitamin B12 deficiency is serious and can cause anemia, nerve damage, neurocognitive changes, and, over time,paralysis—all problems that you don’t need.

Fortunately, vitamin B12 deficiency can easily be prevented. Vitamin B12 can be found in fortified foods, like certain cereals, soy milk, and nutritional yeast. Yet, the simplest and most reliable way to ensure you get an adequate amount of B12 is to take an oral supplement. The usual dose for the average person is 250 micrograms a day or 2,500 micrograms a week. Some people personally take a weekly, as opposed to a daily, supplement out of convenience, but either option is OK. If you are not sure if you are getting enough or getting too much, you can always see your doctor to get your levels checked.

Carnivorous humans and paleo-enthusiasts may say that taking a supplement is unnatural and that you should eat more meat. However, consuming the amount of saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol found in meat is unnatural for humans, who are best suited for a plant-based diet. There is no health reason to eat meat. Given that 1 in 6 meat eaters is also vitamin B12–deficient, they might be wise to take an oral supplement themselves.

BOOSTS YOUR HEALTH BY HEALING YOUR GUT!

Your DIGESTIVE SYSTEM keeps you healthy, protecting against everything from DIABETES to DEPRESSION, HEART DISEASE to CANCER, say HARVARD EXPERTS. In fact, 90% of diseases can be traced to the health of your "MICROBIOME" --the balance of HELPFUL MICROBES that keep your G.I. tract in the pink.

TO EASILY KEEP YOUR GUT HEALTHY--OR HEAL IT FAST:

1. FILL UP ON FIBER!

NINE IN TEN (10) OF US DON'T ACHIEVE THE FDA OF 25 GRAMS OF FIBER! "FIBER is the primary energy source for the beneficial microorganisms in the gut, so if you're not eating a high-fiber diet, you're essentially starving the gut microbiome.," preventing the proper absorption of essential vitamins and minerals, says Joel Fuhrman, M.D., president of the Nutritional Foundation. In fact, The Journals of Gerontology reports that folks who take in the most fiber are 79% more likely to avoid age-related heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer than those who take in the least. Dr. Fuhrman advises filling up on "G-BOMBS," an acronym for the most important foods to eat every day: green veggies, beans, onions or garlic, mushrooms, berries and seeds or nuts.

2. SIP CRANBERRY JUICE!

You know how important the PROBIOTICS in foods like yogurt are for a healthy gut. Well, PREBIOTICS are even more essential! "PREBIOTICS 'feed' a healthy microbiome," explains Dr. Fuhrman--and cranberry does it best!

Sip 2 oz. of unsweetened cranberry juice daily.

3. SUPERCHARGE YOUR SALAD!

Mom was right to tell you to eat your broccoli, but for a different reason than she knew. "Cruciferous vegetables--which include kale and cauliflower--are especially nourishing for your gut," Dr. Fuhrman says. "Plus they're rich in anti-cancer compounds."

His Rx: Eat a salad every day made with cruciferous veggies and spinach, which contain an enzyme that metabolizes sugars in the gut to help fend off a variety of diseases.

4. AVOID ASPARTAME!

SUGAR is a MAJOR culprit in feeding "BAD" gut bacteria--and artificial sweeteners, like ASPARTAME and SACCHARIN, do just as much harm, if not more! "These low-calorie sweeteners disrupt the balance and diversity of gut microbiota," says gastroenterologist James J. Lee, M.D., and they affect "good" gut bacteria in ways that worsen blood-sugar control!

Try STEVIA; the herbal sugar substitute has no negative impact on the gut.

- Kallie E. Kristensen

CANCER AWARENESS MONTH CALENDER
SARCOMA AWARENESS MONTH

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month

Why do we have a Sarcoma Awareness Month? Simply, sarcoma is still considered to be the “forgotten cancer.” Efforts to encourage research and drug development are made more challenging due to a lack of awareness and understanding. How as a community do we raise funds for vital research if people don’t know that this cancer exists?

Though the Sarcoma Foundation of America works tirelessly every day to raise awareness, during Sarcoma Awareness Month we aim to further highlight the extraordinary challenges that sarcoma patients face and the need for more sarcoma research and better sarcoma therapies. Please join us in our efforts and pledge to bring awareness to your community!

WHAT IS SARCOMA?

Sarcoma is a rare cancer in adults (1% of all adult cancers), but rather prevalent in children (about 20% of all childhood cancers). It is made up of many “subtypes” because it can arise from a variety of tissue structures (nerves, muscles, joints, bone, fat, blood vessels – collectively referred to as the body’s “connective tissues”). Because these tissues are found everywhere on the body, Sarcomas can arise anywhere. Thus, within each site of the more “common” cancers there is the occasional surprise sarcoma diagnosis (e.g., breast sarcoma, stomach sarcoma, lung sarcoma, ovarian sarcoma, etc.). The most frequent location are the limbs since this is where the majority of the body’s connective tissue resides. They are commonly hidden deep in the body, so sarcoma is often diagnosed when it has already become too large to expect a hope of being cured. Although a lot of the lumps and bumps we get are benign, people should have them looked at by a doctor at an early stage in case it is sarcoma.

Sarcoma is sometimes curable by surgery (about 20% of the time), or by surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation (another 30%), but about half the time they are totally resistant to all of these approaches—thus the extreme need for new therapeutic approaches. At any one time, about 50,000 patients and their families are struggling with sarcoma. Approximately 15,000 new cases are diagnosed each year nearly 6,000 people die each year from sarcoma.

Sarcoma – Cancer of the Connective Tissues

Sarcomas are cancers that arise from the cells that hold the body together. These could be cells related to muscles, nerves, bones, fat, tendons, cartilage, or other forms of “connective tissues.” There are hundreds of different kinds of sarcomas, which come from different kinds of cells.

Dr. George D. Demetri, MD, Director, Sarcoma and Bone Oncology Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School

Sarcomas can invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize (spread) to other organs of the body, forming secondary tumors. The cells of secondary tumors are similar to those of the primary (original) cancer. Secondary tumors are referred to as “metastatic sarcoma” because they are part of the same cancer and are not a new disease.

SARCOMA AWARENESS WEEK

SARCOMA AWARENESS WEEK IS JULY 3 - 9, 2018.

Types of soft tissue sarcoma

Every soft tissue sarcoma patient is different. The cancer experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) have extensive experience in properly staging and diagnosing the disease, and developing a treatment plan that's tailored to your specific type of soft tissue sarcoma.

There are 50 different types of soft tissue sarcomas, which can develop in many different locations and tissues within the body. Because of this great variability among soft tissue sarcomas, recommended treatment options will vary, depending upon the stage, grade, type and location of the tumor. Thus, developing an individualized treatment plan with your CTCA sarcoma care team is extremely important.

The various types of soft tissue sarcomas are generally named for the type of connective tissue in which they form. However, as researchers have learned more about these rare tumors, many of these names have changed over time.

Following are the most common soft tissue sarcoma types, as well as their tissues of origin:

  • Angiosarcoma: Forms in blood and lymph vessels.
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma: Forms in the tissue under the skin, commonly found in the trunk or limbs.
  • Epithelioid sarcoma: Typically found in the hands or feet of young adults, appearing as small nodules.
  • Ewing’s sarcoma: Though considered a type of bone sarcoma, one-third of all Ewing’s tumors develop in the soft tissues, and are categorized as extraosseous (outside of the bone) Ewing’s tumors.
  • Fibrosarcoma: Starts in the fibrocytes, which are the cells that make up the fibrous tissue that envelopes muscles, tendons and ligaments. This type of soft tissue sarcoma is commonly found in the arms, legs or trunk, but can also be found deeper inside of the body.
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs): These tumors develop within the walls of the digestive system, most commonly in the stomach. However, rare cases of GISTs arising from outside of the digestive tract can also occur.
  • Kaposi sarcoma: A cancer of the blood vessels or lymph system known for producing purple plaques on the skin. It can spread elsewhere in the body.
  • Leiomyosarcoma: Starts in the involuntary smooth muscles, such as those found in the stomach, intestine and blood vessels.
  • Liposarcoma: Forms in fatty tissue.
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: Forms in the fibrous tissue, most commonly in the legs, but may also occur in the abdomen. Also more recently known as pleomorphic undifferentiated sarcoma.
  • Neurofibrosarcoma: Also known as malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, this type of soft tissue sarcoma develops in peripheral nerves.
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma: Starts in the skeletal muscle. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas often occur in the limbs of teenagers and young adults, while pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma affects middle-age adults.
  • Synovial sarcoma: Also called synovial cell sarcomas, these tumors most commonly arise in the areas around large joints.

YOUR GOOD HEALTH -- BREAKTHROUGH

SIMPLE STRATEGIES THAT PROTECT AGAINST CANCER

PREVENTING CANCER DOESN'T HAVE TO MEAN MASSIVE DIET OR LIFESTYLE CHANGES. EXPERTS HAVE PINPOINTED SMALL STEPS THAT REALLY SHORE UP YOUR PROTECTION! (BRENDA kEARNS)

1. KO TROUBLE WITH CELERY

CELERY is packed with APIGENIN, a potent anti-inflammatory compound that helps stall the growth and spread of even tough-to-treat cancers!

IT WORKS, say University of Missouri researchers, by shutting down blood flow to cancer cells, starving them of the oxygen and nutrients they need to survive.

AIM TO EAT 1/2 cup of celery daily or take a supplement, such as SWANSON APIGENIN ($10.34 for 90 capsules; Walmart.com).

2. BLOCK CARCINOGENS WITH LEGUMES

EAT 1/2 CUP OF BEANS, PEAS, OR LENTILS DAILY, and a NORWEGIAN study shows your overall cancer risk will plunge 32%!

LEGUMES are rich in a type of fiber that binds to toxins and excess hormones, whisking them out of your body before they can contribute to cancer

3. UP YOUR PROTECTION WITH BARLEY

BARLEY has a chewy texture, a nutty flavor and is as easy to cook as rice -- and consuming three (3) cups of this underrated grain weekly could cut your cancer risk 34%, reports the Journal of Hematology and Oncology.

Its protective powers are thanks to a combination of manganese, molybdenum and beta-glucans, nutrients that together prime your immune cells to aggressively seek out and destroy cancer cells, explains study coauthor Godfrey Chan, M.D.

SUPER HEALTHY BARLEY GALLO PINTO HELPS KO CANCER!

THIS QUICK-TO-PREPARE DISH IS LOADED WITH THE NUTRIENTS AND PHYTOCHEMICALS IN BEANS, BARLEY AND CELERY THAT CAN SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE YOUR CANCER RISK!

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 large stalks of celery, thinly sliced

1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 cups cooked pearl or pot barley

1 (19-oz. ) can black beans, drained and rinsed

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. chilli powder

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

1 lime, cut into wedges, for garnish

In a large, heavy-bottom skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, celery, onion and red bell pepper. Saute, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent (approximately 5 minutes). Stir in cooked barley, black beans, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and chilli powder. Cook, stirring often, until mixture is heated through and has a slightly dry texture (approximately 10 minutes). Garnish with chopped cilantro and lime wedges.

Makes four (4) servings.

FOODS THAT PREVENT VARIOUS CANCERS!

GREAT NEWS: RESEARCH PROVES THAT YOU REALLY CAN POWER UP YOUR PROTECTION AGAINST BREAST, OVARIAN AND OTHER CANCERS JUST BY EATING MORE OF A FEW COMMON FOODS!

1. PROTECT BREASTS WITH PEACHES!

Fresh or frozen, peaches pack loads of compounds that help block the growth of suspicious breast cells, reveals Texas A&M University research. No wonder eating just three cups of peaches weekly cuts breast cancer risk 33%! Eggplant, plums, and blueberries are also rich in these protective plant acids.

2. CUT OVARIAN CANCER RISK 50% WITH SALAD GREENS!

Eating a cup a day of leafy greens, such as romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, watercress and endive slashes ovarian cancer risk as much as 50%, reports the British Journal of Cancer. The pigments that give those foods their color are also anti-oxidants that help keep ovarian cells normal, explains study coauthor Sue Larsson, Ph.D.

3. AVOID CERVICAL CANCER WITH PINK GRAPEFRUIT!

Enjoying half a pink grapefruit daily could cut your odds of both CERVICAL and ENDOMETRIAL CANCERS 25%! In the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology reveals that pink grapefruit is rich in two cancer-fighting nutrients (NARINGIN and LYCOPENE), which prod precancerous cells to self destruct. TOMATOES are another good source of these protective nutrients.

4. SAFEGUARD YOUR COLON WITH NUTS!

Snacking on a handful of cashews, almonds, pecans or walnuts daily can lower your risk of colon cancer 42%--even if you have a history of the disease! The reason? The healthy minerals and fats in tree nuts help heal damaged intestinal cells, which is a key to keeping them cancer-free.

5. APPLES GET AN A+ FOR LUNG CANCER!

Simply eating an apple a day slashes your risk of lung cancer a whopping 60%, European research shows. The credit goes to FLAVONOIDS, a type of antioxidant in apples, which rein in lung-damaging inflammation!

BONUS: That same apple helps shield you from lung-related winter ills, such as colds, bronchitis, and even pneumonia!

6. CANCER-FIGHTING POWER OF BRAZIL NUTS

NFCR-sponsored researchers have been investigating the links between nutrition and cancer prevention for decades. The latest research from Dr. Helmut Sies focuses specifically on the role of selenium, a nutrient that may play a critical role in reducing the risk of certain cancers. So what can we eat to add selenium to our diets? Brazil nuts.

Brazil nuts contain the richest source of natural selenium. They also make a great pesto (RECIPE BELOW). Add a dollop to some roasted broccoli, whole-grain pasta or salmon and voila! You now have a delicious, nutritious, cancer-fighting meal for dinner tonight. Try it…. And let us know what you think. Post your comments below.

9 SUPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF BRAZIL NUTS

  • AIDS IN DIGESTION
  • HELPS IN TREATING ACNE
  • BENEFICIAL IN WEIGHT LOSS
  • AIDS IN MAINTAINING HEALTHY SKIN
  • BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM AND OVERALL HEALTH
  • HELPS IN PROPER FUNCTIONING OF THE THYROID GLAND
  • HELPS TO PREVENT ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND HEART ATTACK
  • HELPS IN CELLULAR GROWTH, REPAIR AND WOUND HEALING
  • HELPS TO PREVENT CONSTIPATION, BLOATING, AND COLON CANCER

BRAZIL-NUT PESTO

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup Brazil nuts, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp chopped tarragon
1 large garlic clove, chopped
1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
5 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE:

In a mini food processor, combine the parsley with the Brazil nuts, water, tarragon, garlic and lemon zest and pulse to a coarse paste. Add 3 tablespoons of the olive oil and the Parmesan and process to a slightly smooth paste. Season with salt and pepper.

MAKE AHEAD OF TIME:

This pesto can be refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature before using.

VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS AND CANCER

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS VERSUS WHOLE FOODS


Dietary supplements such as vitamin and mineral tablets have become widely available in Australia and may be taken for a variety of reasons. Some people are advised by their doctor or dietitian to take dietary supplements if they have certain medical conditions, are pregnant or have a restricted dietary intake. However, the majority of people do not need dietary supplements if they eat a wide variety of nutritious foods.

Cancer Council recommends people eat a variety of nutritious food especially fruit and vegetables

Getting nutrients from tablets is not as good as getting them naturally from food. Foods like fruit and vegetables contain lots of vitamins, but also many other beneficial substances such as fibre, minerals and antioxidants. Dietary fibre can help to ensure a healthier digestive system and reduce the risk of bowel cancer, while antioxidants help protect against the damaging effects of free radicals in the body. Therefore eating whole foods is best to obtain maximum benefits.

In addition, research has shown that some vitamins that are taken as supplements may not have the same effect as when they’re consumed in food. This is because the effect of the vitamin may be due to interactions between different food compounds that don’t occur when vitamins are isolated in a supplement.

Cancer Council recommends people obtain their nutritional requirements from whole foods, rather than individual nutrients in a supplement form.

Eating nutritious foods like fruit and vegetables can also help you to maintain a healthy body weight.

WHAT ABOUT CANCER RISK?
Studies suggest that people who eat a diet high in plant foods such as fruit, vegetables and wholegrain cereals have a lower risk for some types of cancer.

However in most cases it is not known which compounds (or combination of compounds) is best when it comes to lowering the risk of cancer. There are likely to be important, but as yet unidentified, components of whole food that are not included in supplements.

Currently there is no evidence to suggest that supplements (e.g. tablets, capsules) can reduce cancer risk. The few clinical trials testing whether supplements can reduce cancer risk in humans have had disappointing results. Any link between diet and cancer is far more complex than simply adding vitamin supplements to your existing diet.

Beta-carotene
Some studies suggest that certain antioxidant supplements such as beta-carotene are not protective, and may in fact increase overall mortality.

Beta-carotene is the orange colour pigment found in vegetables and fruit and is converted into vitamin A in the body. Normal levels of beta-carotene from foods such as dark-green leafy vegetables, carrots, sweet potato, mango and dried apricots may help protect against cancer.

However studies have shown that there is a convincing link between beta-carotene supplements and the risk of lung cancer in people who smoke cigarettes.

Therefore it is possible that the protective effect of beta-carotene at dietary intake amounts is lost or reversed with dietary supplementation and the higher levels that this can supply.

Cancer Council recommends people avoid taking high doses (>18 mg) of beta-carotene supplements, especially if they smoke.

Vitamin A
Vitamin A (retinol) is obtained from foods in two ways: preformed from animal food sources and derived from beta-carotene in plant foods. Vitamin A supplements, whether in the form of beta-carotene or retinol, have not been shown to lower cancer risk, and high-dose supplements may be toxic. Long-term use of high dose supplements increases the risk for lung cancer, particularly amongst people at high risk such as smokers.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is found in many vegetables and fruits. Many experimental studies have linked consumption of foods rich in vitamin C to a reduced risk for cancer. However the few studies in which vitamin C has been given as a supplement have not shown a reduced risk for cancer. High doses of vitamin C (more than 2000mg/day) can cause a number of side effects such as headaches, diarrhoea, nausea, heartburn, stomach cramps and possibly kidney stones.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant found in foods such as whole grains, seeds, nuts and vegetable oils. Studies of vitamin E supplementation and cancer risk have shown inconsistent results (positive effects and no effects). High doses of vitamin E supplements can cause certain side effects and should be avoided.


Read more at https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/22108/cancer-prevention/diet-exercise/nutrition-diet/fruit-vegetables/vitamins-and-cancer/#xOXmsAUlELglTjTf.99

Vitamin supplements and cancerGlossay

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HERBAL CAUTION

HERBS AND CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

PEOPLE HAVE TURNED TO HERBS TO BOOST HEALTH FOR CENTURIES. But a new report published in the journal Cancer found that some herbal supplements may be risky for cancer patients. Researchers looked at 44 herbal medicines, and a whopping 29 of these were deemed to pose health risks to patients undergoing cancer treatment. For example, the study found that turmeric, popular for its anti-inflammatory properties, may increase toxic effects of certain chemotherapies, while green tea and ginkgo biloba could make bleeding more likely.

Most herbs and supplements have not been studied together with chemotherapy drugs, and their interactions remain unclear, says Chris D'Adamo, Ph.D., director of research at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

As with any medicine, check with your doctor before using a natural remedy.

JULY'S AWARENESS MONTH

JULY IS...

EVENT:

JUVENILE ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH

300,000 CHILDREN
IN AMERICA HAVE ARTHRITIS

And we need your help spreading the word.

JULY IS JUVENILE ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH

That’s right, kids get arthritis. It is a common misconception that only “old” people are afflicted with arthritis. Nearly 300,000 children in America have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis.

THIS IS NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to start changing this.

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.

Taking on the challenges of mental health conditions, health coverage and the stigma of mental illness requires all of us. In many communities, these problems are increased by less access to care, cultural stigma and lower quality care.

In 2018, NAMI will promote the theme of "CureStigma" throughout all awareness events, including Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

Why this cause is important: One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it.

Campaign manifesto: There’s a virus spreading across America. It harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions. It shames them into silence. It prevents them from seeking help. And in some cases, it takes lives. What virus are we talking about? It’s stigma. Stigma against people with mental health conditions. But there’s good news. Stigma is 100% curable. Compassion, empathy and understanding are the antidote. Your voice can spread the cure. Join NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Together we can #CureStigma.

#CureStigma For Minority Mental Health Month.

Help us spread the word through the many awareness, support and advocacy activities. Share minority mental health awareness information, images and graphics for #MinorityMentalHealth throughout July.

America’s entire mental health system needs improvement, including when it comes to serving marginalized communities. Learn more about how you can get involved with Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

UV SAFETY MONTH

With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy the sunny weather. But are you protecting yourself from potential risks? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July as Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month. The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect everyone’s skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. This presents a teaching opportunity for oncology nurses and their patients—not just during July but all year long.

What Is UV Radiation?

Most individuals don’t realize that UV light is a form of radiation. By definition, radiation is the emission of energy from any source. Radiation has many different types, but UV radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The main source of UV radiation is the sun, although it can come from man-made sources such as tanning beds and welding torches. Radiation exists across a spectrum from very high energy, such as x-rays and gamma rays, to very low energy, such as radio waves. UV rays have more energy than visible light, but not as much energy as x-rays.

The sun emits radiation in the form of UV light, which is classified into three types by wavelength: UVA, UVB, and UVC. The ozone layer is a protective layer in Earth’s stratosphere that blocks all UVC light, but UVB and UVA light pass through it. UVA penetrates deeply into the skin. It’s the type of UV radiation that causes wrinkling or leathering of the skin. UVB is the type of radiation that causes sunburns. Exposure to both UVA and UVB are associated with the development of skin cancer, so it is important to protect the skin during exposure to sunlight.

UV radiation is at its highest when and where the sun’s rays are the strongest. This means that UV levels will be highest around noon on a clear sunny day, even more so during the summer months. UV levels will also be highest near surfaces that reflect sunlight, such as snow or sand, and it’s more pervasive at higher altitudes.

How Does UV Radiation Affect Skin Cancer?

One the most dangerous sources of UV radiation is artificial UV lights like the type found in indoor tanning beds. The amount and type of UV radiation depends on the specific lamps used in the bed, how long a person stays in the bed, and how many times the person uses it. Most modern UV tanning beds emit mostly UVA rays, with the rest being UVB. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that indoor tanning may be responsible for an estimated 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the United States annually.

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 5.4 million basal skin cancers are diagnosed annually, and nearly 3.3 million people are diagnosed with squamous cell skin cancers annually. Even more troublesome is that many people are diagnosed with more than one skin cancer type. Invasive melanoma represents about 1% of all skin cancer cases, but it accounts for the majority of skin cancer deaths with an estimated 87,110 new cases of invasive melanoma annually and 9,730 deaths annually. Overexposure to UV radiation can also cause eye cataracts, eye damage, skin aging, growths on the skin, and immune system suppression.

How to Protect the Skin From UV Radiation

Fortunately, there are measures to minimize the risks that comes with sun exposure.

  1. Block UV light with protective clothing. This includes wearing a hat (preferably wide brimmed) as well as shade-protective clothing. This can partly shield the skin from the harmful effects of UV ray exposure. The American Academy of Ophthalmology notes that many forget to wear sunglasses that have a label that says protects 99% of UV radiation for eye protection.
  2. Stay in the shade, especially when UV radiation is most intense at midday between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. The sun can still damage the skin on cloudy days or in the winter, so year-round protection is important. Use caution when near reflective surfaces, like water, snow, and sand, which can reflect the damaging rays of the sun. This can increase the chance of sunburn, even in areas that appear to be shaded. Individuals can experience more UV exposure at higher altitudes that have less atmosphere to absorb UV radiation.
  3. Choose the right sunscreen and apply it correctly. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration'sregulations for sunscreen labeling recommend that the sunscreen have a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, and it should protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, most people apply only 25%–50% of the recommended amount of sunscreen. When out in the sun, apply at least one ounce (a palmful) of sunscreen every two hours. It should be applied more often when sweating or swimming, even if the sunscreen is waterproof.
  4. Stay away from sources of artificial UV light. There is no such thing as a safe tan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stress that indoor tanning significantly increases the risk of developing melanoma, basal, and squamous cell cancers. It also causes premature aging of the skin and suppresses the immune system.

    When planning outdoor activities, information about how much sun protection is needed is available at the Environmental Protection Agency's UV index. The index measures the daily intensity of UV rays from the sun on a scale of 1–11. A low UV index requires minimal protection, whereas a high UV index requires maximum protection.

    Many are scared by the term radiation. Many realize that radiation is dangerous, and it increases the risk for developing cancer. If individuals associate sunlight as a form of radiation, they may be inclined to make a bigger effort to avoid exposure and reduce the risk for developing malignancy.

SIDE STEP ARTHRITIS WITH ONIONS

Arthritis is the top trigger of chronic knee pain--and simply eating 1/2 cup of any type of raw or cooked onions daily could cut your risk of that painful condition as much as 50%. Credit goes to minerals (sulfer and selenium) in onions that help form shock-absorbing cartilage. Broccoli is also rich in sulfur; Brazil nuts provide selenium.

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WOULD YOU EVER USE ONION JUICE TO THICKEN HAIR?

It seems a bit wacky, but studies show applying onion juice to the scalp can incease HAIR GROWTH by 87 percent (87%) in six weeks.

BUT IS IT WORTH THE EFFORT?

To find out, staffers mixed the juice of one onion with 3 drops of lavender (to help mask the smell) and massage it onto their scalp twice daily. The consensus: IT STINKS!

"Lately I have been noticing more fallout, so I was game to try anything that boosts growth. But I just couldn't get past the potent onion smell to try this more than once.

--Melissa Sorrells, FIRST, senior editor

"Besides how time-consuming the onion juice is to make, this didn't help grow my locks at all. I did see some extra volume at my roots, but that was the only upside."

--Rebecca Haynes, FIRST, senior health editor

ARE YOU GAME?

DHA BOOSTS ELDER BRAIN FUNCTION

Researchers from Tianjin Medical University in China, have discovered that regularly taking Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) improves brain function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. A total of 219 adults over the age of 65 participated in the randomized, double-blind, 12-month trial. Half of the subjects were given two grams of this omega-3 fatty acid daily, while the others received a placebo.

The researchers measured cognitive function, includiing a full-scaleintelligence quotient (IQ) test and two IQ subtestswhich serve as indicators of both short and lon-term memory. The tests were administered after 6 months and again after 12 months. The DHA group showed a 19 percent higher IQ than the placebo group. These were also significant increases in both IQ subtests and brain hippocampus volume in the DHA group. Decreased hippocampus volume is a primary indicator of Alzheimer's disease.

FRUITS BOOST KID'S BRAIN HEALTH!

Kids who load up on fruit score higher on tests measuring their intelligence and their ability to handle tough tasks, reveals a study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

Also impressive?

Kids who eat fruit daily have better vocabularies during middle school, too. Fruit juice doesn't offer the same perks, so researches theorize that the benefits may be due to potent phytochemicals only in whole fruit.

THIS NUTRIENT BOOSTS BABIES' BRAINS

When PREGNANT women eat a diet rich in CHOLINE, their children tend to have better memories, according to a new study.

CHOLINE is a nutrient found in beans and other legumes, nuts, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage, fish, poultry, egg yolks, and lean red meat.

The women in the study all consumed the same diet during their third trimester, but one group received 480 milligrams (mg) per day of CHOLINE, and the other group received 930 mg.

Researchers later tested the infants for information processing and memory several times during the first 13 months after birth. The babies whose mothers had taken higher amounts of CHOLINE tested consistently higher.

CHOLINE is similar to the B vitamins. The Adequate Intake (AI) level for adult women is 425 mg per day, with an increase to 450 mg during PREGNANCY. Both groups in this study received more than the Adequate Intake (AI).

SUPERCHARGE YOUR MEMORY IN JUST 10 MINUTES A DAY!

WANT TO ENSURE THAT YOUR ABILITY TO REMEMBER IMPORTANT DETAILS STAYS STRONG?

Sit still, breathe through your left nostril (holding your right nostril closed) for five minutes, then breathe through your right nostril (holding your left nostril closed) for five minutes and repeat.

Doing this once a day improves your verbal memory (helping you recall names and new info) and spatial memory (helping you recall directions like driving routes) within three days, reports the Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research.

IT WORKS!

"One-nostril breathing" activates receptors that change electrical activity in the brain, enhancing effeciency in arears that manage verbal and spatial memory!

AND HAVE SOME SPINACH!

Brains of folks who eat a daily serving of leafy greens (such as spinach) are 11 YEARS YOUNGER than those who skip greens, research shows. Nutrients in these veggies BLOCK DAMAGE TO NEURONS!

TO BOOST MEMORY---SCENT YOUR HOME WITH SAGE!

Light a sage-scented candle or set out a few bowls of sage potpourri and you could chase away brain fog and improve alertness, focus and memory by 21 percent in just 10 minutes, say researchers at the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago.

That's because the rich herbal aroma of sage stimulates the brain's focus-enhancing frontal lobe, plus it energizes the limbic system--the brain region responsible for memory formation.

GOOD HEALTH NEWS!

EYE HEALTH NUTRIENTS ALSO AID THE BRAIN

LUTEIN AND ZEAXANTHIN are known key CAROTENOIDS for EYE HEALTH, filtering out harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and helping to protect and maintain cells comprising the eye. The human body does not make enough of either nutrient, so we mustget them from supplements or food sources such as KALE, SPINACH, COLLARD GREENS, TURNIP GREENS, CORN, GREEN PEAS, BROCCOLI, ROMAINE LETTUCE, GREEN BEANS and EGGS.

Researchers from the University of Georgia, in Athens, investigated the relationship between levels of LEUTIN and ZEAXANTHIN and COGNITIVE FUNCTION. They measured the levels of each nutrient in the retinas of 43 older adults with a mean age of 72 and asked that the subjects learn and recall pairs of unrelated words. The study found that those with higher levels of both nutrients did better on the test, suggesting that the enhanced neural efficiency that comes from consuming these nutrients leads to better BRAIN FUNCTION.

HOW TO MEMORIZE ANYTHING!

NEED TO COMMIT SOMETHING TO MEMORY?

READ IT OUT LOUD!

According to a new study in the the journal MEMORY, reading something aloud uses three different processes--reading the words, moving your mouth as you speak, and listening as you speak-- and that extra effort makes your brain work harder to ingrain into your memory.

THE UNEXPECTED WAY TO EXCEL!

SUCCESS SECRET!

THINK YOU'RE MORE JITTERY WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ARE WATCHING YOU? Maybe so -- but you're still probably doing better than you would if you were alone! That's the word from a suprising new JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY study, which found that being observed improves performance by up to 20%. Researchers think knowning that all eyes are on you may increase your brain activity, which helps you shine.

GOOD HEALTH NEWS!

TURMERIC KOs BOWEL DISEASES

ACCORDING TO THE JOURNAL SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, TURMERIC TURNS ON GENES THAT PROTECT AGAINST THE TWO MOST PAINFUL BOWEL CONDITIONS --ULCERATIVE COLITIS AND CROHN'S DISEASE.

THE STUDY-PROVEN DOSE: 1/2 TSP. OF TURMERIC DAILY.

HOUSEWORK LENGTHENS YOUR LIFE!

HATE JOGGING? DUST INSTEAD!

A NEW UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA STUDY OF 6,300 WOMEN(AGED 63 TO 99) SUGGESTS THAT FOR EVERY HOUR YOU SPEND TAKING CARE OF YOUR HOME, YOUR RISK OF EARLY DEATH PLUNGES 24%.

THE BEST NEWS?

LIGHTER CHORES, LIKE FOLDING LAUNDRY AND TIDYNG UP, ARE JUST AS PROTECTIVE AS TASKS THAT REQUIRE ELBOW GREASE, SUCH AS SCRUBBING THE OVEN!

NOTE:: REMEMBER TO THANK GOD FOR ALLOWING YOU TO BE ABLE TO DO HOUSEWORK TOO!!!

WHAT IS A MIGRAINE?

Migraines are characterized by severe head pain often accompanied by other symptoms, which can be disabling in nature. These migraine symptoms include but are not limited to: nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, numbness or tingling, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines often tend to run in families, and recent research has identified certain genetic components. Migraines can affect people of all ages and often go undiagnosed in young children.

The duration of a migraine attack can vary, however most migraine attacks will last at least four hours. If you are experiencing symptoms for more than three days, you should seek help from your physician or visit the Emergency Room.

Migraine attacks typically go through four phases, although it is possible to have attacks which skip one or more phases. In fact, it is even possible to have a migraine attack without the “headache” phase. This type of migraine is referred to as acephalgic migraine also known as “silent” migraine.

What is the definition of a migraine?

There is still some debate regarding the classification of migraine. Some experts refer to migraine a neurological disease, while others prefer to call it a neurological condition or disorder.

Migraine attacks are classified as primary headaches because pain is not caused by another disorder or disease. Migraine attacks are often accompanied by symptoms other than head pain, including nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine symptoms and severity can vary tremendously from person to person.

What is the difference between migraine and a headache?

Migraine is not just a headache, and attacks can include a variety of debilitating neurological symptoms. Head pain associated with migraine is typically throbbing in nature and located on one side of the head. It is common to experience nausea and vomiting during migraine attacks, in addition to a wide variety of other symptoms.

What are the different types of migraine?

There are several types of migraine recognized by the International Headache Society. The most common migraine types in adults are migraine with aura and migraine without aura. Menstrual migraine, often referred to as hormonal migraine, is the most common type of of migraine without aura. Hemiplegic migraine and basilar migraine are the most common types of migraine with aura. Retinal migraine, which is sometimes referred to as ocular migraine, is another migraine type with migraine symptoms which include changes in vision and blurred vision.

Infants, toddlers, children, and teens often suffer from abdominal migraine, which is characterized by stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting.

There are many other types of headaches which are not categorized as migraines, including but not limited to cluster headaches, tension-type headaches, and sinus headaches.

What is a migraine specialist?

Some physicians specialize in the treatment of migraine. Although a majority of migraine and headache specialists are neurologists, specialists may come from a variety of backgrounds. A specialist may have additional training in the field, including research experience and specific certifications in headache medicine.

How do you diagnose migraines?

Migraine is considered a diagnosis of exclusion. That means in order to diagnose migraine, other possible causes of the symptoms must be ruled out or excluded. Therefore many people ask, can you diagnose migraines with certainty?

Doctors have a range of criteria and tests for diagnosing migraine. Migraine diagnosis typically centers around a description of the different migraine symptoms, how long they occur and how long they last. That’s why it’s key to keep a record of your symptoms — including their intensity and frequency — in your migraine journal. This will help your migraine specialist determine what tests are necessary to rule out other causes for your symptoms.

Some tests that can be conducted include MRIs, Magnetic resonance imaging , CT/Cat SCANs, Computed Tomography, Blood Chemistry and Urine analysis, Sinus X-Ray, EEG, Eye Exam, Spinal Tap or lumbar puncture.

What are common migraine symptoms?

Migraine symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. The severity of migraine symptoms can also vary tremendously. Head pain, which is typically throbbing in nature and occurs on one side of the head, is the most common migraine symptom. A majority of people with migraine will also experience nausea, sensitivity to light, and sensitivity to sound. Many people experience visual disturbances, dizziness, fatigue, numbness or tingling during their attacks. Some symptoms can seem unrelated to migraines, so keeping a journal can help identify migraine-related symptoms. You read more details in this migraine symptoms overview or in this interactive migraine symptom checker.

Migraines often progress through four stages, with symptoms varying from stage to stage. Possible symptoms during prodrome include aphasia (difficulty speaking), constipation or diarrhea, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, hyperactivity, food cravings, increased urination, mood changes, and neck pain. You can read this article on migraine prodrome for more information.

The aura phase of migraine can include a variety of symptoms including allodynia (hypersensitivity to touch/feel), aphasia (difficultly with language), auditory or olfactory hallucinations (hearing or smelling things that are not there), one-sided paralysis, dizziness, vertigo, and parasthesia. Learn more about migraine aura here: the migraine aura phase & migraine aura symptoms.

People are usually most familiar with the headache phase of migraine. Head pain during a migraine attack is frequently unilateral, meaning it occurs on one side of the head. Pain is typically pulsating or throbbing in nature, made worse by physical activity, and lasts for four or more hours. Other symptoms can also accompany the headache phase of migraine .

Postdrome, the last phase of migraine, can lead to feeling “hungover” including symptoms such as fatigue, changes in mood, and inability to concentration. You can read this postdrome symptoms article for more information.What are common migraine triggers?

Like symptoms, migraine triggers can also vary from person to person. The most well known migraine triggers relate to food and drink, including MSG, asparatame, alcohol, certain cheeses, chocolate, and citrus fruit. Other common food triggers include certain food dyes, nitrates, sulfites, dairy products, and tyramine.

Some people find that caffeine is a migraine trigger while others can actually find relief from small amounts of caffeine during an attack . Because food triggers can be difficult to identify, a migraine elimination diet can help you find some potential triggers.

Food and drink are not the only factors to consider when identifying migraine triggers. Bright lights or flickering lights can often act as a migraine trigger, including those that may be found in office buildings or old computer monitors. Crying, tension-type headaches, and dehydration are also commonly overlooked migraine triggers.Some triggers are difficult to avoid, including changes in weather and fluctuations in hormone levels. Others, such as sleep triggers and missed meals, can be well managed by keeping a routine schedule.

DO-IT-YOURSELF HEALTH TESTS

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL YOUR NEXT DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT TO FIND OUT IF YOU NEED TO WORK ON YOUR H-E-A-L-T-H!

1. WAIST-TO-HIP RATIO

WHY DO IT: The more overweight you are, the more resistant to insulin you are, which can lead to TYPE 2 DIABETES OR WORSEN YOUR DIABETES. Yet the problem isn't always how much FAT you're carring but where that FAT accumulates. The type of FAT around YOUR BELLY is MOST ASSOCIATED with INSULIN RESISTANCE AND HEART DISEASE.

HOW TO DO IT: Wrap a tape measure around the narrowest part of your waist (belly) and log your measurement; then measure your hips at the widest part. Divide waist circumference by hip circumference. if under age 60, women should be under 0.86, men under 0.95.

2. TRACK WEIGHT

WHY DO IT: Many things could cause unexplained weight gain. For people with prediabetes, it could mean a progression to diabetes or worsening insulin resistance. If you have diabetes , both weight gain and weight loss could reflect worsening pancreatic function. Certain meds can also cause you to put on pounds, so talk with your doctor. More concerning causes of weight gain may be fluid retention as a result of heart failure, worsening kidney function, and hypothyroidism.

HOW TO DO IT: UNLESS YOU'RE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT--SOME STUDIES SUGGEST THAT DAILY WEIGHING IS BEST--JUMP ON A SCALE WEEKLY. WEIGH IN AT THE SAME TIME OF DAY, PREFERABLY RIGHT AWAY IN THE MORNING AND WITHOUT CLOTHES.

MORE INFO TO COME.......

DEPRESSED?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE .....

1 IN 6 PEOPLE EXPERIENCE DEPRESSION

SYMPTONS INCLUDE:

  • Depressed mood, sadness
  • Loss of interest or pleasurein things you normally enjoy
  • Trouble sleeping, or low energy
  • Problems with concentration, memory or making decisions
  • Feeling suspicious or that others are against you
  • Having unusual experiences such as hearing voices or sounds, or seeing things that aaren't real

Depression can be short-term, lasting for just a couple of weeks, or long-term, lasting for years. It is normal to feel sad, lonely, or hopeless sometimes, such as after you experience a loss or during a time in your life when you are struggling. However, it is a problem when these feelings won’t go away, cause physical symptoms, or begin to interfere with your normal daily activities. If you think you might be depressed, it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible. Untreated depression may continue for months or years, and may even threaten your life.

Facts About Teen Pregnancy

The teen birth rate has been steadily falling for years, but it still remains the highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized countries. About eighty-five percent of these pregnancies are unplanned, which in any population can increase the risk for problems. The biggest risk for teen mothers is delaying prenatal care or worse, about seven percent received no care at all.

The Rates of Teen Pregnancy

There were just under a quarter million pregnancies in women ages fifteen to nineteen in 2014, the most recent year for which we have data. This is a record low and a drop of nine percent since 2013. This is a very positive sign.Problems with Teen Pregnancy

One of the many reasons that teen pregnancy is not a good idea is the issues that arise, including the above-mentioned lack of prenatal care. The reason for the lack of prenatal care is usually delayed pregnancy testing, denial or even fear of telling others about the pregnancy. Most states have a health department or university clinic where prenatal care is free or low cost and patient confidentiality is very important, meaning no one can tell the teen mother's family.

Because the body of a teen is still growing she will need more nutritional support to meet both her needs and that of her baby. Nutritional counseling can be a large portion of prenatal care, usually done by a doctor or a midwife, sometimes a nutritionist. This counseling will usually include information about prenatal vitamins, folic acid, and the dos and don'ts of eating and drinking. Lack of proper nutrition can lead to problems like anemia (low iron), low weight gain, etc.

Another problem facing teen mothers is the use of drugs and alcohol, including cigarette smoking. No amount of any of these substances is safe for use in pregnancy. In fact, their use can complicate pregnancy even further increasing the likelihood of premature birth and other complications.

Premature birth and low birth weight create a wealth of their own problems, including brain damage, physical disabilities and more. The potentially lengthy hospital stay and increased risk of health problems for these babies often leads to more stress on the teen mother.

While facing the grim realities of teen pregnancy is not pleasant, this is not the picture that has to be painted. Teen mothers are perfectly capable of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. With the proper nutrition, early prenatal care and good screening for potential problems the majority of these potential problems will not come to light. While some tend to think that you can't teach a teen mother anything about her body or baby, it's really a ridiculous notion. Many of the teen mothers who take active roles in their care do go on to have healthy babies, despite the other hardships that they will face in their lives. Support from the families and communities is a must for the young, new family to be successful.Many teens worry about what their families will say when they find out that they are pregnant. So they avoid telling their parents or someone else who might be able to help them find support. This delays their prenatal care, making the pregnancy even more risky for themselves and their baby.Problems for Pregnant and Parenting Teen Mothers

There are many programs in place to help teen parents learn parenting skills, complete their education, particularly high school, and find meaningful employment or further training and education with the idea of obtaining a better job. The truth is a teen parent will need more support and perhaps time to complete these tasks. Having good childcare that empowers the teen parent rather than forces the teen to abdicate to the paid care provider is a must. Only about half of the females who become pregnant will complete their high school education by the time that they are twenty-two, compared to about ninety percent of the females in that age group who do not become pregnant.

There is also the worry that after one pregnancy, another may follow. Discussing teen pregnancy can be really important, particularly in terms of subsequent pregnancies. That said, being open and accepting of teens who talk to you in the most important thing you can do.



MEN'S HEALTH

THE KEY HEALTH CONCERNS THAT TYPICALLY CONCERN MEN

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MEN'S HEALTH

1) JOINTS

One in every five American men reports joint pain (generally from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A great go-to for relief is curcumin, which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory extracted from th spice turmeric. This herbal extract offers relief for aching joints without the risk of adverse effects seen with conventional medications. But it's not just about masking discomfort. Research shows that curcumin can help rebuild joint tissue by replacing damaged cartilage with new, healthy cartilage. Aim for 499 mg of curcumin twice a day.

All areas of connective tissue in the body contain collagen. This protein plays an important role in healthy joints. Supplementing with a form called collagen hydrolysate offers joint benefits, particularly for those with osteoarthritis.

2) PROSTATE HEALTH

The PROSTATE GLAND can be the location of several health concerns, ranging from harmless-but bothersome-to-severe. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common, noncancerous prostate condition. The urinary urge and frequency caused by BPH can be vexing. Many men find sympton relief from supplements that contain saw palmetto, with research typicallly based on 320 mg of saw palmetto extract daily. Prostatitis, which also causes the symptons of frequent and need to urinate and pain with urination, can be aided by saw palmetto supplements too.

One out of every six men develops prostate cancer; it's a leading cause of cancer-related death for men, second only to lung cancer.

Lycopene, a member of the carotenoid family and a powerful antioxidant, has been shown in several studies to reduce the risk of developing or dying from prostate cancer (aim for 15mg per day). Lycopene is most abundant in tomatoes and foods made from tomatoes. Lycopene supplement absorption improves when it's taken with a meal containing a little fat.

3) HEART HEALTH

"With HEART and BLOOD VESSEL DISEASE being the NUMBER ONE (#1) likker of men, as well as a major cause of disability, it is critical that you take good care of your heart," urges Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, author of Real Cause, Real Cure.

Coenzyme Q10 is a great supplement for heart health, especially for those taking a cholesterol-lowering medication. Since these medications deplete this important nutrient-putting your cardiovascular health at risk-Dr. Teitelbaum recommends supplementing with 400 milligrams (mg) of coenzyme Q10 daily for six (6) weeks, then continuing with a maintenance dose of 200 mg daily.

4) IN THE BEDROOM

While erectile dysfunction is reported by just 5% of 40-year-olds, the numbers go up to 15 to 20 percent of 65-year-olds. Clearly there is a higher risk with age. Erectile dfsfunction can be triggered by a circulation issue, depression, anxiety, or diabetes, or it can be a side effect of a medication.

The herb gingko promotes circulation to the blood vessels that feed the brain, and that same mechanism of action is thought to boost blood flow to the penis, which would be beneficial in garden-variety erectile dysfunction . For erectile issues due to prostate surgery, this herb could also help.

THINGS SOME FATHERS THINK ABOUT

“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”
C. JoyBell C.

“To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase 'terrible beauty.' Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: it's a solid lesson in the limitations of self to realize that your heart is running around inside someone else's body. It also makes me quite astonishingly calm at the thought of death: I know whom I would die to protect and I also understand that nobody but a lugubrious serf can possibly wish for a father who never goes away.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

“A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God?”
Stephen Colbert, I Am America

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.”
John Wilmot

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”
Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut

“Listen, there is no way any true man is going to let children live around him in his home and not discipline and teach, fight and mold them until they know all he knows. His goal is to make them better than he is. Being their friend is a distant second to this.”
Victor Devlin

“A boy needs a father to show him how to be in the world. He needs to be given swagger, taught how to read a map so that he can recognize the roads that lead to life and the paths that lead to death, how to know what love requires, and where to find steel in the heart when life makes demands on us that are greater than we think we can endure.”
Ian Morgan Cron, Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me: A Memoir. . . of Sorts

“Much of life, fatherhood included, is the story of knowledge acquired too late: if only I’d known then what I know now, how much smarter, abler, stronger, I would have been. But nothing really prepares you for kids, for the swells of emotion that roll through your chest like the rumble of boulders tumbling downhill, nor for the all-enveloping labor of it, the sheer mulish endurance you need for the six or seven hundred discrete tasks that have to be done each and every day. Such a small person! Not much bigger than a loaf of bread at first, yet it takes so much to keep the whole enterprise going. Logistics, skills, materiel; the only way we really learn is by figuring it out as we go along, and even then it changes on us every day, so we’re always improvising, which is a fancy way of saying that we’re doing things we technically don’t know how to do.”
Ben Fountain

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
  • Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. is remembered for many things: Being the first Black Air Force General, leading the Tuskegee Airmen flight squadron and standing up to the military establishment in advancing the cause of Black soldiers.

    More than that, he is a symbol of the ability of a Black man to persevere through obstacles on the path towards excellence.

    Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr. was born in Washington. D.C. on December 18, 1912, the son of Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. and Elnora Dickerson Davis. His father was a renowned military officer, the first Black General in the United States Army. Benjamin, Sr. served in various capacities (beginning in the Spanish-American war) including serving in one of the original Buffalo Soldier regiments. Unfortunately, Elnora died from complications from childbirth in 1916 when Benjamin, Jr. was four years old.When Benjamin, Jr. (hereinafter just Davis) was 13 years old, he attended a barnstorming exhibition at Bolling Field in Washington, D.C. (now Bolling Air Force base). One of the pilots offered him the opportunity to accompany him on a ride in his plane. Benjamin enjoyed it so much that he became determined to pilot a plane himself one day.When Benjamin, Jr. (hereinafter just Davis) was 13 years old, he attended a barnstorming exhibition at Bolling Field in Washington, D.C. (now Bolling Air Force base). One of the pilots offered him the opportunity to accompany him on a ride in his plane. Benjamin enjoyed it so much that he became determined to pilot a plane himself one day.

  • With his father moving around in his military duties, he attended Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated in 1929. He enrolled Western Reserve University (1929-1930) and later moved on to the University of Chicago (1930-1932). Still desiring to serve as a military pilot he contacted Illinois Representative Oscar De Priest (the first Black alderman in Chicago, and at the time, the only Black serving in Congress). De Priest sponsored him for a spot in the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. His time in the Academy was harsh, hostile and relentless in the challenges and obstacles it put in his way. Throughout his four years, none of his classmates would speak to him outside the line of duty. None would be his roommate and none would sit with him to eat. Nonetheless, he graduated in 1936, finishing 35th in his class of 278. When he received his commission as a second lieutenant in the infantry he became one of only two Black combat officers in the United States Army – the other being his father Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.
  • "The courage, tenacity, and intelligence with which he conquered a problem incomparably more difficult than plebe year won for him the sincere admiration of his classmates, and his single-minded determination to continue in his chosen career cannot fail to inspire respect wherever fortune may lead him."

    Howitzer, the 1936 West Point yearbook

    Upon graduation, he married Agatha Scot, a young lady whom he had dated while attending the Academy.

  • Because of his high standing in his graduating class, Davis should have had his choice of assignments, but when he opted to apply for the Army Air Corps he was denied because the Air Corps did not have a Black squadron. He was instead assigned to the 24th Infantry Regiment, an all-Black division located in Fort Benning, Georgia. Although an officer, he was not permitted to enter the officers club on the base. After attending the U.S. Army Infantry School, he followed in his father’s footsteps and traveled to Tuskegee, Alabama to teach a military tactics course at the Tuskegee Institute. On June 19, 1939 he was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant and subsequently up to Captain, Major and then temporarily to Lieutenant Colonel (a rank he would hold permanently in June 1948).
  • Despite the prestige of being an instructor, Davis still wanted to fly. Fortunately, others had the same desire and pressure was mounted on the Roosevelt administration to allow for greater participation by Blacks as the country was moving towards war. The administration, therefore, directed the War Department to create a Black flying unit. To his delight, Davis was assigned to undergo training in the first class at the Tuskegee Army Air Field. In 1942 he finished his training and was one of only five Blacks to complete the course and then became the first Black Officer to make a solo flight in an Army Air Corps plane. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and in July 1942 he was assigned as the commander of the 99th Pursuit Squadron, known by history as the Tuskegee Airmen.

    In 1943, the 99th Pursuit Squadron was assigned first to Tunisia, then to a combat mission in the German-held Island of Pantelleria and finally took part in the allied invasion of Sicily. In September, Davis was recalled to to Tuskegee to take over a larger all-black unit preparing for combat in Europe, the 332nd Fighter Group.

    Almost immediately, however, problems arose for Davis. A number of Senior Army Air Corps officers complained to Army Chief of Staff George Marshall that the 99th Fighter Squadron had under-performed and should thereafter be taken out of combat. Major General Edwin House, Commander of the XII Air Support Command wrote in September 1943 that “the Negro type has not the proper reflexes to make a first-class fighter pilot.” A furious Davis argued that no information had been presented to him that showed anything to suggest that the Black fighter pilots had performed unsatisfactorily. He presented his case to the War Department and held a press conference at the Pentagon. General Marshall did call for an inquiry but allowed the 99th Squadron to continue to fight while the investigation continued. When the results of the inquiry came back, the 99th Squadron was vindicated and found to have performed similarly to other fighter squadrons. Any continuing arguments ceased in January 1944 when the 99th shot down 12 German fighters in a two day period.

    Soon thereafter Colonel Davis and the 332nd Fighter Group arrived in Italy where they were based at Ramitelli Airfield. The 332nd, called the Red Tails because of the distinctive paint scheme on the tails of their planes, performed well as bomber escorts, often being requested by bomber pilots because of their insistence on not abandoning the bombers. The group would eventually move into the use of state of the art P-47 Thunderbolts.

    Davis participated in numerous missions, flying in P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs. He was awarded the Silver Star for a mission in Austria and won the Distinguished Flying Cross for a bomber-escort mission to Munich, Germany in June, 1944.

    In 1945, Colonel Davis was placed in charge of 477th Bombardment Group, the group being comprised entirely of Blacks, stationed at Godman Field in Kentucky.After the end of World War II, the new President Harry Truman dispatched an order to fully integrate the military branches. Colonel Davis was called upon to help draft the new “Air Force” plan for carrying out this order. For the next few years he was assigned to the Pentagon and to posts overseas. When the Korean War broke out, he once again participated in the fighting, manning a F-86 fighter jet and leading the 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing.In the summer of 1949, Davis was assigned to attend the Air War College. He was the first Black permitted to attend the college and it was significant because further promotion was dependent upon successful graduation. Despite dealing with the racial climate in place in Montgomery, Alabama, where the war college took place, he persevered and excelled and upon graduation received an assignment to serve at the United States Air Force Headwaters at the Pentagon.He next served as Director of Operations and Training at Far East Air Forces Headquarters, Tokyo and then was assigned the position of Vice Commander, Thirteenth Air Force and was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, a rank not made permanent until after his temporary promotion to Major General. His assignments around the world became almost too numerous to list but included:

    • Assigned command of the 477th Composite Group at Godman Field, Kentucky
    • Assigned command of Lockbourne Army Air Base, Ohio
    • Assigned command of of the 332nd Fighter Wing.
    • Named Chief of the Air Defense Branch of Air Force operations
    • Named Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
    • Named Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
    • Assigned command of the 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing, Far East Air Forces, Korea.
    • Named as Director of Operations and Training at Far East Air Forces Headquarters, Tokyo
    • Named Vice Commander, Thirteenth Air Force, with additional duty as commander, Air Task Force 13 (Provisional), Taipei, Formosa.
    • Named Chief of Staff, Twelfth Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europeat Ramstein, Germany.
    • Named Deputy Chief of Staff for operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany.
    • Named Director of Manpower and Organization, United States and Headquarters U.S. Air Force and Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Requirements.
    • Named Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Programs and Requirements.
    • Assigned as Chief of Staff for the United Nations Command and U.S. Forces in Korea.
    • Assigned command of the Thirteenth Air Force at Clark Air Base in the Republic of the Philippines.
    • Named Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Strike Command, with headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in May 1960 and to Major General in January 1962. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in April 1965 and retired from active duty on February 1, 1970 after more than 33 years of military service. Finally, on December 9, 1998, President Bill Clinton decorated him with a four-star insignia, advancing him to the rank of General, U.S. Air Force (Retired).He did not slow down upon his retirement, instead moving on to other ways to serve. I 1970 he was put in charge of the Federal Sky Marshall Program and in 1971 was named Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Environment, Safety, and Consumer Affairs. In this role, he oversaw the creation and implementation of airport security and highway safety programs and procedures (this included the establishment of the 55 mile per hour speed limit to improve gas efficiency and to promote driver safety). After retiring from the Department of Transportation in 1975, he followed in his father’s footsteps again by serving on the American Battle Monuments Commission. Finally, in 1991 Davis wrote his memoirs, relating his challenges and achievements over the years in his book Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.: American.

      General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. passed away on July 4, 2002 and was buried with full military honors on July 17, 2002 at Arlington National Cemetery (his wife Agatha had died earlier in the year). In addition to the honor of being buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Davis received many accolades over the years included having a number of schools named after him. His military decorations include:

      • Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
      • Army Distinguished Service Medal
      • Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
      • Philippine Legion of Honor
      • Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
      • Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
      • Silver Star
      • Distinguished Flying Cross

      Whether it was in the skies or the classroom, whether training pilots or advising presidents, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. led of life of professionalism, dignity and achievement, never allowing racism and other obstacles to slow him down. In doing so, he opened avenues within the military for generations of soldiers and pilots who followed in his enormous footsteps.

    • "General Davis is here today as living proof that a person can overcome adversity and discrimination, achieve great things, turn skeptics into believers; and through example and perseverance, one person can bring truly extraordinary change"

      — President Bill Clinton
AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC APPRECIATION
A Brief History of Gospel

A Brief History of Gospel Music

“Hallelujah!” “Yes, Lord!” “Sing it, sister!” These are the shouts of joy that come from both singers and audiences who perform and listen to live gospel music. Blues comes from it. So do R & B and rock and roll. In fact, other than Native American music, gospel music (in particular, slave songs and Negro spirituals) is the original form of American folk music. No matter what style of gospel you prefer (gospel comes from three main traditions—Negro spirituals, black gospel, and white southern gospel), it’s experiencing a revival across the country.Origins: Protestant Hymns and Negro Spirituals

Most people think of gospel music as a southern phenomenon, but according to Horace Clarence Boyer in The Golden Era of Gospel, its seeds actually sprouted in New England in 1734. It started with Rev. Jonathan Edwards, the New England preacher who launched a religious revival known as The Great Awakening. Traditional, slow, long-meter hymns didn’t work for his passionate services. More upbeat hymns with faster tempos were needed, began to surface, and were published. The fervent preaching style and impassioned music of the Great Awakening swept down the eastern coast and into the southern states, where enslaved African Americans who attended services with their owners saw similarities between their chains of bondage and those of Moses’ people.

The enslaved also linked the promise of an afterlife with earthly freedom. Since they were “allowed” to sing only about Christian ethics and ideals, they eventually turned the hymns they learned into their own form of religious folk music. These songs became known as Negro spirituals. Hidden in them was a secret code to give one another messages of hope and freedom. Canaan meant Canada, the land of freedom. Going up yonder meant going north. Moses was a name for Harriet Tubman, founder of the underground railroad. And Swing Low, Sweet Chariot was a song about taking that underground railroad north to freedom. (The swinging low of the sweet chariot is the rocking rhythm of a train.) In the midst of excruciatingly difficult lives, slaves used these songs to inspire inner strength and courage. By borrowing from Protestant hymns, reworking them, and then making up new melodies and harmonies, Negro spirituals became the first authentically American sacred music.Black Gospel and Jubilee Quartets

Eventually the spirituals evolved into the ecstatic style of singing that was born in California Pentecostal churches. This in turn served as the foundation for black gospel, whose music was influenced by blues and early jazz. In this style, either the choir or the soloist repeats and/or answers the lyric just sung by the other, with the soloist improvising and embellishing. Male and female performers — Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, Rev. James Cleveland, Mahalia Jackson, the Clara Ward Singers, and others — gained wide renown among both black and white audiences with this style.

After Emancipation, another form of gospel music known as the Jubilee Quartet took shape. Groups like The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Dixie Hummingbirds (who’ve been going since the 1950s) developed tight harmonies. They generally embrace one of three styles: “sweet” (softer vocals, understated rhythmic accentuation), “hard” (intense energy, exaggerated physical gestures), or “sweet and hard” (a combination).

As the years progressed, black gospel and black popular music influenced and borrowed from one another. This culminated in 1969 with “O Happy Day,” a 19th century Baptist hymn reworked by Edwin Hawkins. The song quickly climbed to number one on the Top Forty music chart and pushed gospel into the popular consciousness. After the 1970s, black gospel as a distinct form of its own ceased to develop.White Southern Gospel

Another sub-genre is a style that borrows from bluegrass and country, and is distinguished by close harmony singing. It has become popular recently from the soundtrack from the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou.” This is white southern gospel.

Many white musicians gravitated toward country, folk, and old-timey music to express their spirituality beyond traditional Christian hymn singing. Southern gospel is a country music gospel form with emphasis on steel and rhythm guitars as its foundation. Southern gospel groups tend to use four-part harmony with a high tenor and baritone. The Happy Goodmans, The Speers, and Gold City are examples. Bluegrass gospel is naturally very similar to country gospel, sharing many of the same songs and the same basic attitude, but with harmonies pitched high and lonesome, faster tempos, and deft and intricate instrumental work.

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MARVIN SAPP

Early life and education

Sapp was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and began singing in church at age four. He spent his teenage years singing with a number of Gospel groups and ensembles. He was a student at the unaccredited Aenon Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana.[1] He dropped out of Aenon after being invited by Gospel singer Fred Hammond to sing with Commissioned in 1991 after Keith Staten left. Sapp appears on the group's albums Number 7, Matters of the Heart, and Irreplaceable Love. Sapp left in 1996 and was replaced by Marcus R. Cole.

Solo career

In 1996, Sapp decided to establish himself as a contemporary gospel solo artist and has recorded seven albums. Sapp first achieved crossover fame with the release of "Never Would Have Made It" from the album Thirsty in 2007. It peaked at No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, No. 82 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and also at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart. Thirsty debuted at No. 28 on the U.S. Billboard 200, No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and also No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Gospel Albums. It has been certified gold by the RIAA due to the album selling over 500,000 copies, making it Sapp's best selling album of his solo career, and has so far sold over 712,000 copies.[2] In 2009, Sapp won all seven Gospel Stellar Awards that he was nominated for.

Sapp recorded Thirsty 's follow-up album, Here I Am, on October 16, 2009 at Resurrection Life Church in Wyoming, Michigan and released it on March 16, 2010. With its release, Sapp became the all-time highest charting gospel artist in Billboard's 54-year history of tracking album sales.[3] By selling approximately 76,000 copies of Here I Am its first week out, the album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, making Here I Am the highest charting album ever by a gospel artist.[2] Here I Am's lead single, "The Best in Me," which was co-written by the album's producer, Aaron Lindsey (Israel Houghton), peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Songs chart[4] and reached No. 20 (with a bullet) on Billboard's Urban AC chart. On January 15, 2011, Marvin Sapp topped the list of winners during the 26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards [5]

Personal life

Sapp is the widower of MaLinda Sapp, who served as the Administrative Pastor at his Lighthouse Full Life Center Church. MaLinda died September 9, 2010, from complications of colon cancer.[6] They have three children, Marvin II, Mikaila, and Madisson. On March 21, 2009, Sapp was initiated into the Grand Rapids Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Sapp has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from two non-accredited institutions, a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Aenon Bible College and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Friends International Christian University.

YOLANDA ADAMS

Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961) is an American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and former radio host of her own nationally syndicated morning gospel show. As of September 2009, she had sold 4.5 million albums since 1991 in the United States, and nearly 8 million albums worldwide according to SoundScan. Adams is known as the "Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music" and the "First Lady of Modern Gospel". Variety dubbed Adams as the "Reigning Queen of Urban Gospel".

On December 11, 2009, Billboard named her the No. 1 Gospel Artist of the last decade In the same chart, her album Mountain High...Valley Low was acknowledged as the best gospel album.

Early life

The eldest of six siblings, Adams was born in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Sterling High School in Houston in 1979. After graduating from Texas Southern University, she began a career as a schoolteacher and part-time model in Houston. Eventually she gave up teaching to perform full-time as a lead singer.

Musical career Beginnings

Adams first attracted the attention of Thomas Whitfield and Sound of Gospel Records as a lead singer with Houston's Southeast Inspirational Choir affiliated with the Church of God in Christ, under the direction of Carl Preacher, Brenda Waters, and Shirley Joiner. The choir released the single "For My Liberty" in 1982 with Adams as the featured vocalist. In 1986, Adams was featured on the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar Choir released Give Us Peace, with a performance entitled "My Trust Lies in You". Later, she signed a recording contract with Sound of Gospel which yielded her first album Just As I Am in 1987. In 1990, she was discovered by producer/keyboardist Ben Tankard, and signed to his independent label Tribute Records and released Through The Storm. Tankard's goal with Tribute Records during this time was to develop an audience for a smoother gospel/jazz sound. He featured Yolanda's jazzy vocals on his album and concept video single "You Bring Out The Best in Me" on his 1994 release Play Me in Your Key. The collaboration received positive response from gospel, jazz and "quiet storm" formats.

One year later, Adams followed with Save the World, which included her first signature song "The Battle Is The Lord's". Her next release was 1995's More Than a Melody, which featured more production work from Tankard with contributions from O'Landa Draper, and BeBe Winans. The single "Gotta Have Love," from that album featuring Tony Terry on background vocals, gained mainstream notoriety and was her first single and music video. Yolanda... Live in Washington, released the following year, featured versions of material from her first three albums. The footage from this recording was released as a collection of two videos on VHS initially, and later as a single set on DVD and CD. During this time Tribute Records' parent company Diadem Music Group merged with Benson Music Group, which was eventually bought by New York-based Zomba/Verity Records.

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Songs from the Heart was her final release for Verity Records, including "Only Believe", which was a popular song on contemporary radio. The album also included "Still I Rise," a dedication to Rosa Parks, which was inspired by the Maya Angelou poem of the same name.

Mainstream breakthrough

Adams' first significant attention outside the urban contemporary gospel arena came with the release of Mountain High... Valley Low in 1999 on Elektra Records. Several mainstream artists and producers helped in the production of this album including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men), James "Big Jim" Wright (Mariah Carey, Nicole C. Mullen), Warryn Campbell (Mary Mary, Brandy), and Keith Thomas (BeBe & CeCe Winans). The album went 2x Platinum in 2000 and won Adams a Grammy Award. Notable singles from the album include "Yeah", "Fragile Heart", and "Open My Heart". "Fragile Heart" was dedicated to the memory of Adams' long-time road manager, who died in 1998.[11]

In 2000, Adams released a Christmas album, and in 2001 she released a live album (The Experience). The Experience netted Adams a second Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. Believe, which included the hit "Never Give Up" was released in 2001 and reached gold status according to the RIAA. She would later go on to perform this song at "The Salute to Gospel Music" at the White House during President George W. Bush's administration. In 2001, Adams also released a compilation CD entitled The Divas of Gospel; it included the legendary Grammy Award winner Albertina Walker, who was popularly referred to as the "Queen of Gospel Music" until her death in 2010.

Adams recorded a song for the 2003 film Honey entitled "I Believe", which played during the last scene in the final dance.

Adams was also a judge for the 2nd annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers. She is also credited as the Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music

Day By Day

After nearly four years without releasing an album, Adams returned in 2005 with Day By Day. Although charting higher than Mountain High...Valley Low on the Billboard 100 and Billboard R&B Albums chart, it did not receive RIAA certification. The album featured the singles "Be Blessed," "Someone Watching Over You," "This Too Shall Pass", and "Victory" (which was prominently featured in the movie The Gospel).

After ending her long association with Atlantic Records, Atlantic released a greatest hits collection entitled The Best of Me in May 2007.

Adams signed with Columbia Records in 2007. Columbia released What a Wonderful Time, her second holiday collection, in October 2007. "Hold On" was released as the lead single.

Morning radio show and book release

After the release of "What a Wonderful Time", Adams embarked on the radio career with "The Yolanda Adams Morning Show." The show proved to be a success, taking over 26 radio markets in just two years. Her radio show features Marcus D. Wiley as Bishop Secular. Currently, the show is heard on 39 stations, including 1190 WLIB in New York City.

On December 25, 2009, Adams performed on BET's The Mo'Nique Show, where she sang "Already Alright," from her 1999 Mountain High...Valley Low album. Mo'Nique stated that the song is one of her favorites.

In 2010, Adams released her book "Points of Power", based on one of the segments of her radio show Points of Power.

Yolanda Adams appeared on the 2011 BET Honors to sing her signature song "The Battle Is the Lord's" in honor of Cicely Tyson. Later, Adams appeared at the 53rd Grammy Awards, taking part in a tribute to Aretha Franklin, along with Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine, and Martina McBride Adams performed "Spirit in the Dark" – Franklin's classic from 1970. On several occasions, Franklin stated that she "especially loved" Yolanda's performance. On May 29, 2011, Yolanda sang at the prestigious National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, DC, to honor the U.S. soldiers.

VANESSA BELL ARMSTRONG

Vanessa Bell Armstrong Biography

Born Vanessa Bell on October 2, 1953, in Detroit, MI; daughter of Jesse Bell, a minister; married with five children. Addresses: Record company--BMG Entertainment/Verity Records, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212) 930-4000.

Singer Vanessa Bell Armstrong has been praised for her R&B-flavored contemporary gospel music and has met with success in both the gospel and secular realms. She has often been compared with another Detroit native, Aretha Franklin. At times, Armstrong has stretched so far afield of "traditional" gospel music that in the 1980s she was at times considered too contemporary for gospel. Billboard , in a 1998 review of Desire Of My Heart--"Live," wrote, "A lot has changed [since 1988] and Armstrong has stood her ground, emerging with a work that is the perfect summation of gospel's rich history and its cutting-edge presence in the mix of today's R&B music.... It took a while, but the world seems to be catching up to Armstrong."

Vanessa Bell was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 2, 1953. She was raised in the Church of God in Christ, a denomination that had nurtured other gospel greats such as BeBe and CeCe Winans, Andre Crouch, Edwin, Walter and Tramaine Hawkins, and others. In 1957, when she was four years old, Vanessa began traveling with her mother singing in various churches in the Detroit area, singing. It was clear even at that young age that she had both remarkable stage presence and the vocal control of someone considerably older.

In 1966, when she was thirteen years old, Vanessa was discovered by Dr. Mattie Moss Clark. Clark became her mentor. She began traveling with Clark, singing in her various choirs and sharing the stage with such gospel titans as Rev. James Cleveland, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, the Clark Sisters, and the Winans. Other early influences include Marion Williams, Mahalia Jackson, Inez Andrews, and Aretha Franklin. Armstrong's first recording experience was an appearance on Donald O'Connor's 1981 release, Bring Back Birdie. Her own recording career began in 1984 when, at the age of 31, she signed with the Onyx label and released Peace Be Still.

Career Took Off

In 1987 Armstrong's career took off in earnest. She beat out stiff competition--including the likes of Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle--for the chance to record the theme song for the popular television sit-com Amen. Armstrong had her Broadway debut in 1987, captivating audiences in the musical Don't Get God Started. She made a guest appearance on Tom Jones' Move Closer .

When she signed with Jive Records in 1987, Armstrong began a period of prolific recording activity. Her eponymous album, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, released in 1987, yielded the crossover R&B hit, "You Bring Out the Best in Me". Her 1990 release, Wonderful One, featured a duet, entitled, "True Love Never Fails," with Jive label-mate jazz guitarist Jonathan Butler. The track was also included on Butler's acclaimed More Than Friends album. In 1990, Jive released a CD of Armstrong's greatest hits album along with the highly praised Truth About Christmas . In 1991 Chosen was released.

The multi-talented Armstrong branched out even further afield of gospel music in the late 1980s when she appeared with Oprah Winfrey in the Women of Brewster Place, a made-for-TV movie which enjoyed widespread critical acclaim. Armstrong continued her brisk recording pace; she released Something On The Inside i n 1993 The Secret is Out in 1995, and her first live album, Desire of My Heart: "Live" in 1998. Armstrong was a featured guest on the 1995 compilation release A Tribute to Rosa Parks, and on two John P. Kee CDs, the 1994 release, Color Blind,and the 1995 release, Stand.

Continual Spiritual and Artistic Growth

Armstrong has continually expanded her horizons and her audience, performing on Broadway and releasing eclectic, contemporary albums such as Truth About Christmas, Something on the Inside, and The Secret is Out. Mainstream entertainment and her music has been praised figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Anita Baker, Luther Vandross, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Tisha Campbell; artists such as Sandra Crouch and Donna McElroy have found musical guidance and inspiration in Armstrong's music and career.

Desire of My Heart--"Live," released in 1998 on the Verity label, was recorded in Detroit's Perfecting Church, and accompanied by a live video shot during the recording session. The recording shows the spiritual and artistic growth Armstrong has undergone over the course of her career. Its title track was the first song she wrote herself. And while recording the album, Armstrong reconfirmed her life's desire, above all else, to please God. Armstrong was the record's co-producer, also a first for her.

She decided to release a live recording for two reasons: her fans had wanted one for some time, and Armstrong felt it would be a new challenge. Recording in a studio afforded her a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere; the live CD brought Armstrong's fans into the recording process and reproduced the concert experience. The CD was something of a family affair--her father, Elder Jesse Bell, contributed the track "Labor In Vain." Joining Armstrong on the live recording were the Perfected Praise Choir; Perfecting Church pastor Marvin Winans sang with Armstrong and the choir on the powerhouse track "He Is Lord."

An Enduring Classic

Armstrong's career has flourished throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and gives every indication that she will continue to challenge herself and delight listeners. Billboard 's gospel reviewer brimmed with praise for the live CD, calling it "an enduring classic." Darren K. Greggs of Love Express wrote, "It's always a pleasure to see someone continue to grow in their ministry, and that's just what sister Vanessa Bell Armstrong appears to have done. The evidence is manifested in ... Desire of My Heart--Live. Each song on this one is powerful and displays the talent that sister Vanessa returns to God in his service."

Whether singing urban contemporary ballads, secular material, powerhouse gospel tracks, or television theme songs, Broadway hits, or forging into completely new territory, Vanessa Bell Armstrong will continue to astound her fans and to test the limits of her seemingly boundless talent.

by B. Kimberly Taylor

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Vanessa Bell Armstrong's Career

Began singing in various Detroit area churches at the age of four; discovered at the age of thirteen by Dr. Mattie Moss Clark; sang with gospel performers such as Rev. James Cleveland, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, the Clark Sisters, and the Winans as a teenager; appeared on Donald O'Connor's 1981 release, Bring Back Birdie; released Peace Be Still in 1984; released Vanessa Bell Armstrong album in 1987; recorded the theme for the television sitcom Amen in 1987; appeared in the Broadway musical Don't Get God Started in 1987; appeared on Tom Jones' Move Closer in 1988; released Wonderful One in 1990; released Greatest Hits and The Truth About Christmas in 1990; released Chosen in 1991; released Something On The Inside in 1993; released The Secret is Out in 1995; released Desire of My Heart: Live in Detroit in 1998; featured on the 1995 compilation A Tribute to Rosa Parks, on John P. Kee's 1994 release, Color Blind, and on Kee's 1995 release, Stand.



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WHO IS AL JARREAU?

Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who sold millions of records and won a string of Grammys for his work in pop and R&B as well as his first love, jazz, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 76.

His death was announced by his manager, Joe Gordon, who said that Mr. Jarreau had been hospitalized for exhaustion two weeks ago. On the advice of his doctors, he had canceled his tour dates and retired from touring.

Mr. Jarreau did not begin a full-time musical career until he was nearly 30, but within a few years he had begun attracting notice for a vocal style that was both instantly appealing and highly unusual. Critics were particularly taken by his improvisational dexterity, in particular his virtuosic ability to produce an array of vocalizations ranging from delicious nonsense to clicks and growls to quasi-instrumental sounds.

Although he made his initial mark in the jazz world, Mr. Jarreau’s style, and his audience, crossed stylistic barriers. His music incorporated elements of pop, soul, gospel, Latin and other genres. It was a mark of his eclecticism that he won six Grammys across three different categories: jazz, pop and R&B. He was also among the performers on a Grammy-winning children’s album, “In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record.”

If Mr. Jarreau’s highly accessible, intensely personal style defied easy classification, that very accessibility — and, perhaps, the mere fact of his considerable commercial success — left some jazz purists skeptical.

Reviewing a concert by Mr. Jarreau at the Savoy in New York in 1981, Stephen Holden of The New York Times encapsulated what many saw as both the pros and the cons of Mr. Jarreau’s singular style:

“Al Jarreau may be the most technically gifted singer working in jazz-fusion today,” Mr. Holden wrote. Of the evening’s performance, however, he continued: “Mr. Jarreau’s concert lacked the emotional range of great jazz. He is such a prodigious talent that the absence of even the slightest blues inflections kept his music from cutting deeply.”

But critics’ reservations never deterred Mr. Jarreau, who prided himself, as he told The Los Angeles Times in 1986, on his “jazz attitude,” which he defined as “the idea of being open to each and every moment as a chance to create something different.”

“I try to be receptive,” he added, “and to be listening, and to not be afraid to try something new.”

Alwin Lopez Jarreau was born in Milwaukee on March 12, 1940, into a musical family. His father, a minister, was a fine singer; his mother played the piano in church. Young Al began singing at 4, harmonizing with his siblings. As a youth he sang in church, as well as with street-corner harmony groups and local jazz bands.Mr. Jarreau earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ripon College in Wisconsin in 1962, and a master’s in vocational rehabilitation from the University of Iowa in 1964. Afterward he moved to San Francisco, where he worked as a rehabilitation counselor for people with disabilities.

But Mr. Jarreau found he could not resist the pull of jazz and before long was singing in local nightclubs. By the late ’60s, he had quit his day job and embarked on a nightclub career, first on the West Coast and eventually in New York.

He reached a national audience with the album “We Got By,” released by Warner Bros. in 1975 to critical praise and commercial success.

Though advertised as his debut, it was actually his second album. A decade earlier, Mr. Jarreau had quietly recorded an album, later released on the Bainbridge label under the title “1965.” Though Mr. Jarreau took legal action, without success, to block its belated release in 1982, it is esteemed by jazz connoisseurs today.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, he is known for songs like "Star Dust," "La Vie En Rose" and "What a Wonderful World."

Who Was Louis Armstrong?

Louis Armstrong, nicknamed "Satchmo," "Pops" and, later, "Ambassador Satch," was born in 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. An all-star virtuoso, he came to prominence in the 1920s, influencing countless musicians with both his daring trumpet style and unique vocals.

Armstrong's charismatic stage presence impressed not only the jazz world but all of popular music. He recorded several songs throughout his career, including he is known for songs like "Star Dust," "La Vie En Rose" and "What a Wonderful World." Armstrong died at his home in Queens, New York, on July 6, 1971.Younger Years

Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in a section so poor that it was nicknamed "The Battlefield."

Armstrong had a difficult childhood. His father was a factory worker and abandoned the family soon after Louis's birth; his mother, who often turned to prostitution, frequently left him with his maternal grandmother. Armstrong was obligated to leave school in the fifth grade to begin working.

A local Jewish family, the Karnofskys, gave young Armstrong a job collecting junk and delivering coal. They also encouraged him to sing and often invited him into their home for meals.

On New Year's Eve in 1912, Armstrong fired his stepfather's gun in the air during a New Year's Eve celebration and was arrested on the spot. He was then sent to the Colored Waif's Home for Boys.

There, he received musical instruction on the cornet and fell in love with music. In 1914, the home released him, and he immediately began dreaming of a life making music.

King Oliver

While he still had to work odd jobs selling newspapers and hauling coal to the city's famed red-light district, Armstrong began earning a reputation as a fine blues player. One of the greatest cornet players in town, Joe "King" Oliver, began acting as a mentor to the young Armstrong, showing him pointers on the horn and occasionally using him as a sub.

By the end of his teens, Armstrong had grown up fast. In 1918, he married Daisy Parker, a prostitute, commencing a stormy union marked by many arguments and acts of violence.

During this time, Armstrong adopted a three-year-old boy named Clarence. The boy's mother, Armstrong's cousin, had died in childbirth. Clarence, who had become mentally disabled from a head injury he had suffered at an early age, was taken care of by Armstrong his entire life.

Fate Marable

Meanwhile, Armstrong's reputation as a musician continued to grow: In 1918, he replaced Oliver in Kid Ory's band, then the most popular band in New Orleans. He was soon able to stop working manual labor jobs and began concentrating full-time on his cornet, playing parties, dances, funeral marches and at local "honky-tonks"—a name for small bars that typically host musical musical acts.

Beginning in 1919, Armstrong spent his summers playing on riverboats with a band led by Fate Marable. It was on the riverboat that Armstrong honed his music reading skills and eventually had his first encounters with other jazz legends, including Bix Beiderbecke and Jack Teagarden.

Big Band Jazz

Though Armstrong was content to remain in New Orleans, in the summer of 1922, he received a call from King Oliver to come to Chicago and join his Creole Jazz Band on second cornet.

Armstrong accepted, and he was soon taking Chicago by storm with both his remarkably fiery playing and the dazzling two-cornet breaks that he shared with Oliver. He made his first recordings with Oliver on April 5, 1923; that day, he earned his first recorded solo on "Chimes Blues."

Armstrong soon began dating the female pianist in the band, Lillian Hardin. After they married in 1924, Hardin made it clear that she felt Oliver was holding Armstrong back. She pushed her husband to cut ties with his mentor and join Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra, the top African-American dance band in New York City at the time.

Armstrong joined Henderson in the fall of 1924, and immediately made his presence felt with a series of solos that introduced the concept of swing music to the band. Armstrong had a great influence on Henderson and his arranger, Don Redman, both of whom began integrating Armstrong's swinging vocabulary into their arrangements—transforming Henderson's band into what is generally regarded as the first jazz big band.

However, Armstrong's southern background didn't mesh well with the more urban, Northern mentality of Henderson's other musicians, who sometimes gave Armstrong a hard time over his wardrobe and the way he talked. Henderson also forbade Armstrong from singing, fearing that his rough way of vocalizing would be too coarse for the sophisticated audiences at the Roseland Ballroom.

Unhappy, Armstrong left Henderson in 1925 to return to Chicago, where he began playing with his wife Lil's band at the Dreamland Café.Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five

While in New York, Armstrong cut dozens of records as a sideman, creating inspirational jazz with other greats such as Sidney Bechet, and backing numerous blues singers, namely Bessie Smith.

Back in Chicago, OKeh Records decided to let Armstrong make his first records with a band under his own name: Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five. From 1925 to 1928, Armstrong made more than 60 records with the Hot Five and, later, the Hot Seven.

Today, these are generally regarded as the most important and influential recordings in jazz history; on these records, Armstrong's virtuoso brilliance helped transform jazz from an ensemble music to a soloist's art. His stop-time solos on numbers like "Cornet Chop Suey" and "Potato Head Blues" changed jazz history, featuring daring rhythmic choices, swinging phrasing and incredible high notes.

He also began singing on these recordings, popularizing wordless "scat singing" with his hugely popular vocal on 1926's "Heebie Jeebies."

The Hot Five and Hot Seven were strictly recording groups; Armstrong performed nightly during this period with Erskine Tate's orchestra at the Vendome Theater, often playing music for silent movies. While performing with Tate in 1926, Armstrong finally switched from the cornet to the trumpet.

Earl Hines

Armstrong's popularity continued to grow in Chicago throughout the decade, as he began playing other venues, including the Sunset Café and the Savoy Ballroom. A young pianist from Pittsburgh, Earl Hines, assimilated Armstrong's ideas into his piano playing. atchmo

By 1932, Armstrong, who was now known as Satchmo, had begun appearing in movies and made his first tour of England. While he was beloved by musicians, he was too wild for most critics, who gave him some of the most racist and harsh reviews of his career.

Satchmo didn't let the criticism stop him, however, and he returned an even bigger star when he began a longer tour throughout Europe in 1933. In a strange turn of events, it was during this tour that Armstrong's career fell apart: Years of blowing high notes had taken a toll on Armstrong's lips, and, following a fight with his manager Johnny Collins—who already managed to get Armstrong into trouble with the American Mafia—he was left stranded overseas by Collins.

Armstrong decided to take some time off soon after the incident, and spent much of 1934 relaxing in Europe and resting his lip.African-American 'Firsts'

During this period, Armstrong set a number of African-American "firsts." In 1936, he became the first African-American jazz musician to write an autobiography: Swing That Music.

That same year, he became the first African-American to get featured billing in a major Hollywood movie with his turn in Pennies from Heaven, starring Bing Crosby. Additionally, he became the first African-American entertainer to host a nationally sponsored radio show in 1937, when he took over Rudy Vallee's Fleischmann's Yeast Show for 12 weeks.

Armstrong continued to appear in major films with the likes of Mae West, Martha Raye and Dick Powell. He was also a frequent presence on radio, and often broke box-office records at the height of what is now known as the "Swing Era."

Armstrong's fully healed lip made its presence felt on some of the finest recordings of career, including "Swing That Music," "Jubilee" and "Struttin' with Some Barbecue."

WATER SAFETY

When the weather turns warm, everyone wants to be in or around the water. Hanging out at the pool or the beach on a hot day is a great way to beat the heat.

Between having fun and checking out the lifeguards, most people don't think much about water safety — but they should. For people between the ages of 5 and 24, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death.

It doesn't have to be that way, though. Most water-related accidents can be avoided by knowing how to stay safe and following a few simple guidelines. Learning how to swim is essential if you plan on being on or near water. Many organizations provide swim instruction to people of all ages, check to see what classes are available in your area.Swimming Smarts

"Buddy up!" That's what swimming instructors say. Always swim with a partner, every time — whether you're swimming in a backyard pool or in a lake. Even experienced swimmers can become tired or get muscle cramps, which might make it difficult to get out of the water. When people swim together, they can help each other or go for help in case of an emergency.

Get skilled. Speaking of emergencies, it's good to be prepared. Learning some life-saving skills, such as CPR and rescue techniques, can help you save a life. A number of organizations offer free classes for both beginning and experienced swimmers and boaters. Check with your YMCA or YWCA, local hospital, or chapter of the Red Cross.

Know your limits. Swimming can be a lot of fun — and you might want to stay in the water as long as possible. If you're not a good swimmer or you're just learning to swim, don't go in water that's so deep you can't touch the bottom and don't try to keep up with skilled swimmers. That can be hard, especially when your friends are challenging you — but it's a pretty sure bet they'd rather have you safe and alive.

If you are a good swimmer and have had lessons, keep an eye on friends who aren't as comfortable or as skilled as you are. If it seems like they (or you) are getting tired or a little uneasy, suggest that you take a break from swimming for a while.

Swim in safe areas only. It's a good idea to swim only in places that are supervised by a lifeguard. No one can anticipate changing ocean currents, rip currents, sudden storms, or other hidden dangers. In the event that something does go wrong, lifeguards are trained in rescue techniques.

Swimming in an open body of water (like a river, lake, or ocean) is different from swimming in a pool. You need more energy to handle the currents and other changing conditions in the open water.

If you do find yourself caught in a current, don't panic and don't fight the current. Try to swim parallel to the shore until you are able to get out of the current, which is usually a narrow channel of water. Gradually try to make your way back to shore as you do so. If you're unable to swim away from the current, stay calm and float with the current. The current will usually slow down, then you can swim to shore.

Even a very good swimmer who tries to swim against a strong current will get worn out. If you're going to be swimming in an open body of water, it's a great idea to take swimming lessons that provide you with tips on handling unexpected hazards.

Some areas with extremely strong currents are off limits when it comes to swimming. Do your research so you know where not to swim, and pay attention to any warning signs posted in the area.

More Swimming Smarts

Be careful about diving. Diving injuries can cause head injury, permanent spinal cord damage, paralysis, and sometimes even death. Protect yourself by only diving in areas that are known to be safe, such as the deep end of a supervised pool. If an area is posted with "No Diving" or "No Swimming" signs, pay attention to them. A "No Diving" sign means the water isn't safe for a head-first entry. Even if you plan to jump in feet first, check the water's depth before you leap to make sure there are no hidden rocks or other hazards. Lakes or rivers can be cloudy and hazards may be hard to see.

Watch the sun. Sun reflecting off the water or off sand can intensify the burning rays. You might not feel sunburned when the water feels cool and refreshing, but the pain will catch up with you later — so remember to reapply sunscreen frequently and cover up much of the time. Don't forget your hat, UV protection sunglasses, and protective clothing.

Drink plenty of fluids. It's easy to get dehydrated in the sun, particularly if you're active and sweating. Keep up with fluids — particularly water — to prevent dehydration. Dizziness, feeling lightheaded, or nausea can be signs of dehydration and overheating.

Getting too cool. Speaking of temperature, it's possible to get too cool. How? Staying in very cool water for long periods can lower your body temperature. A temperature of 70°F (20°C) is positively balmy on land, but did you know that water below that temperature will feel cold to most swimmers? Your body temperature drops far more quickly in water than it does on land. And if you're swimming, you're using energy and losing body heat even faster than if you were keeping still. Monitor yourself when swimming in cold water and stay close to shore. If you feel your body start to shiver or your muscles cramp up, get out of the water quickly; it doesn't take long for hypothermia to set in.

Alcohol and water never mix. Alcohol is involved in numerous water-related injuries and up to half of all water-related deaths. The statistics for teenage guys are particularly scary: One half of all adolescent male drownings are tied to alcohol use.

At the Water Park

OK, so you do more splashing than swimming, but it's just as important to know your skill level at the water park as it is at the pool. Take a moment to read warnings and other signs. Each area in the water park can have different depths of water, so make sure you pay attention.

If you don't know how to swim be sure to wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket when necessary, and be sure there is lifeguard supervision. And make sure you do slide runs feet first or you'll put yourself at risk for a ride that's a lot less fun — one to your doctor or dentist.Boating Safety

More people die in boating accidents every year than in airplane crashes or train wrecks, but a little common sense can make boating both enjoyable and safe. If you are going to go boating, make sure the captain or person handling the boat is experienced and competent.

Alcohol and water still don't mix. One third of boating deaths are alcohol related. Alcohol distorts our judgment no matter where we are — but that distortion is even greater on the water. Because there are no road signs or lane markers on the water and the weather can be unpredictable, it's important to be able to think quickly and react well under pressure. If you're drinking, this can be almost impossible.

Also, the U.S. Coast Guard warns about a condition called boater's fatigue, which means that the wind, noise, heat, and vibration of the boat all combine to wear you down when you're on the water.

Weather. Before boating, be sure the weather conditions are safe. The local radio, internet or TV stations can provide updated local forecast information.

Personal flotation devices. It's always a good idea for everyone on the boat to wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket, whether the boat is a large speedboat or a canoe — and whether you're a good swimmer or not. Wearing a life jacket (also known as a personal flotation device, or PFD) is the law in some states for certain age groups, and you could face a stiff penalty for breaking it.

Your state may also require that you wear an approved life jacket for water skiing and other on-water activities. Wearing a PFD is like wearing a helmet while biking. It may take a few minutes to get used to it, but it definitely can be a lifesaver. Don't leave land without it.

Stay in touch. Before going out on a boat, let somebody on land know your float plan (where you are going and about how long you'll be out). That way, if you do get into trouble, someone will have an idea of where to look for you. If you're going to be on the water for a long time, it's a good idea to have a radio with you so you can check the weather reports. Water conducts electricity, so if you hear a storm warning, get off the water as quickly as you can.

Jet skis. If you're using jet skis or personal watercraft, follow the same rules as you do for boating. You should also check out the laws in your area governing the use of personal watercraft. Some states won't allow people under a certain age to operate these devices; others require you to take a course or pass a test before you can ride one.

Now Have Fun!

The pool and the beach are great places to learn new skills, socialize, and check out everyone's new bathing suit. So don't let paying attention to safety turn you off. Being prepared will make you feel more comfortable and in charge.

THINGS ABOUT HIKING

1) Know your limits.

Hiking may not seem that intense since it appears to be just walking through the woods, but it can be exhausting over a period of time. A 200 pound person will burn on average 500+ calories per hour hiking. That will increase 10% if you carry a 10 pound backpack. It is a good rule of thumb to push yourself when getting in shape, but it is also important to know your limits when hiking. You will be crossing over a variety of different types of terrain outside in the heat. Make sure to plan ahead of time and know how long you plan on hiking to ensure that you don’t push yourself too hard.

2) Know the terrain of your trail.

There are many different types of hiking trails that have various difficulty levels and lengths. Learn about your trail before you go hiking so that you can gain a perspective on what the path will look like in terms of hills, shade, rocks, and other factors. If you are not accustomed to hiking regularly you might want to start on a hiking path that has fewer hills and is a little more relaxed so that you can enjoy your walk while getting an appropriate workout relative to your progress.

3) Dress appropriately for the hike.

Hiking involves walking. A lot of walking. Make sure that you are wearing hiking boots that are very comfortable for walking and sturdy to walk in different objects like grass, rocks, roots, and dirt. Don’t wear any shoes that you can’t get dirty because you are likely to get all kinds of stuff on your shoes and clothes. Wear clothing that will protect you from stray branches and thorns without suffocating you in case of hot weather. If the hiking trail will be exposed to sun, bring sunglasses and/or a visor to maintain solid vision.

4) Bring light gear and supplies.

It is important to bring a few essential items on the hike, depending on the amount of time that you plan on being out. You want to make sure that you pack light since you will have to carry the gear and supplies the whole way. Bring water for hydration, and a few snacks to keep your energy levels up and your stomach full. If you have space, bring a simple first aid kit with band-aids, gauze, Neosporin, and anything else you can reasonably fit. Most outdoor organizations recommend bringing the Ten Essentials when heading into the outdoors.

5) Exposure to bugs and the sun.

Since many hiking trails can be several miles long, you will have prolonged exposure to the sun and to bugs in the forest or mountains where you are hiking. Bring sunscreen to avoid sunburn and help prevent skin cancer. There will be many different types of bugs like mosquitoes, bees, flies, and all other kinds of insects. If you will have legs or arms exposed, spray down with bug spray to prevent bites.

Hiking can be an extremely rewarding exercise as it improves your health and rejuvenates your mind with the freshness of the outdoors. Take these tips and find a suitable hiking trail near where you live and get started.

GIVE CHILDREN ALTERNATIVES TO TELEVISION AND ELECTRONICS

1. INVEST IN A PAD OF DRAWING PAPER and start your child sketching. Have him/her try pencil, charcoal, pastels, and attempt different subjects.

2. BORROW, BUY, OR RENT A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. Your child might be a musician!

3. BUY several card games like "Old Maid", "Go Fish", "UNO", and teach your child how to play them and others like "War" or "Concentration".

4. Charades are a lot of fun if you can let go and be a little silly. Even a 4- or 5-year-old can participate.

5. Search in your closet for or invest in board games like "Candyland," "Rack-O,"' "Memory," or checkers. Older children usually enjoy games like "Sorry," "Clue," or "Parchessi."

6. Set up a family reading hour or half-hour, when everyone curls up in a comfortable place and reads (or has read to him/her), the BIBLE, SABBATH SCHOOL LESSON, a book, magazine, comic book, encyclopedia--anything, as long as it's reading. Make popcorn afterward and talk about what you've read.

7. Go bowling or play miniture golf once in awhile if you can. Try croquet, tetherball, ping pong, hoola hoop, or hopscotch.

8. Take a walk or bike ride as a family.

9. Bake cookies. Experiment with new recipes!

10. Work in the garden or rake the lawn--together.

11. Write silly stories and read them to each other. With children too young to write, make up silly stories aloud.

Do something different! PLAY together! Just have fun together as a FAMILY!!!

AN ACT OF KINDNESS

1. "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

2. "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." -Mark Twain

3. "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. "Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness." -George Sand

5. "A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." -William Arthur Ward

6. "Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate." -Albert Schweitzer

7. "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." -Princess Diana

8. "Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver."
-Barbara de Angelis

9. "Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end." -Scott Adams

10. "One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others' feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others' weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all -- to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high." -Ezra Taft Benson

11. "There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity." -Nathaniel Branden

12. "The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." -Aesop

13. "Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness." -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

14. "Because that's what kindness is. It's not doing something for someone else because they can't, but because you can." -Andrew Iskander

15. "You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force."
-Publilius Syrus

"WHEREVER THERE IS A HUMAN BEING, THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ACT OF KINDNESS.

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY TODAY, TOMORROW, OR THIS WEEK!

TITHE and OFFERING

Don't forget your TITHE and faithfull OFFERING.

BE THANKFUL 365!!!

HAVE YOU THANKED GOD TODAY?

HOW MANY THINGS ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

LIFE--HEALTH--STRENGTH--OXYGEN--SUNSHINE--FOOD--FAMILY--FRIENDS, PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!

THANKSGIVING SHOULD BE EVERY DAY IN YOUR LIFE!!!

QUESTIONS or PROBLEMS

If you have any problems or question involving the online streaming or even some suggestions on making the experience better please let us know.

THANK YOU FROM THE MOSDAC MEDIA TEAM !!!!!!!!!!!!

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY

World Hepatitis Day takes place every year on 28 July, with the aim of bringing the world together under one single theme in order to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and the impact it has worldwide.

The theme for World Hepatitis Day 2018 is “Eliminate Hepatitis."

World Hepatitis Day is used to make the people to get accurate information about the Hepatitis to encourage the people to do early prevention, treatment as well as Diagnosis of the Hepatitis Disease. Many of the people are dying due to the Hepatitis Disease every year in many of the Countries

WHAT IS HEPATITIS?

HEPATITIS IS - An inflammation of the liver.

Most common types

  • Hepatitis B - A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily preventable by a vaccine.
  • Hepatitis C - An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation.
  • Alcoholic hepatitis - Liver inflammation caused by drinking too much alcohol.
  • Autoimmune hepatitis - Inflammation in the liver that occurs when the immune system attacks the liver.
  • Hepatitis D - A serious liver disease caused by infection with the hepatitis D virus.
  • Hepatitis A - A highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus.
  • Hepatitis E - A liver disease caused by the hepatitis E virus.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

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PRAYER FOR TODAY

Dear Lord,

A Prayer for Peace

Oh Lord, sometimes my insides feel like a battle zone, where missiles are falling too close to home. Other times I'm caught in an endless storm, with thoughts flying out of control. Confusion reigns, and defeat creeps in to steal my joy. I need your peace—the deep-down-in-your-heart kind that stays with me day and night and speaks confidently into the wind. Calm my anxious spirit, Lord; all the attacking "if-onlys" and "what-ifs" fill me with needless worry.

I know that trust is a big part of experiencing peace and that fear has no place in my life. Most of the things I worry about or dread don't even happen. So I'm declaring my trust in you. I'm releasing the reins of my life again and asking you to take control. I may need to pray this same prayer daily, but I'm tired of the frenzy of life that leaves my schedule and my thoughts without any margin. I need more of you, Lord, and less of me.

AMEN





AMEN

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Summertime

Longer days and shorter nights,
Darker shades and brighter lights.
Louder music and wilder friends,
No need for pencils, no need for pens!

The parties are turned up,
The grills are burnt up,
The drinks are getting drunk up,
Everybody is pumped up!

Make these days the time of your life,
And make the nights just as right.
This time only comes once a year,
So live it up, don't have any fears.

Everybody's happy, and the girls are fine,
You already know it's summertime!

Source: Raheim Robinson

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SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS BELIEVE

*The Holy Scriptures are the inspired Word of God * 2 Tim. 3:16.

*In the Trinity:God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.*Heb. 1:-3,John 15:16.

* In regeneration and the birth, through the acceptance of the Gospel.*2 Cor. 5:17.

*That man by nature is mortal and eternal life is a gift of God through Christ.*John 14:1-33,Acts 1:11,Matt. 24:30.

*In the resurrection of the dead.*1 Thess. 4:16 & 17, John 5:29,11:25,1 Cor. 15.

*In the ultimate final destruction of sin and the wicked.*Malachi 4:1-3.

*In justification by faith through Christ.*Rom. 4:3-5.

*That God's law, the Ten Commandments, including the seventh-day Sabbath command is the rule of life for Christians.*Ex. 20:3-17,James 2:10-12.

*In baptism by immersion. In the Communion of the Lord's supper preceded by the ordinance of cleansing.*Romans 6:3-5, Mark 1:9 & 10, John 13:4-17,1 Cor. 11:23-26.

*In the gifts of the Holy spirit.*Eph. 4:8-11.

*In the support of the gospel through tithes and offerings.*Malachi 3:8-11, Matt. 23:23.

*In discarding unhealthy practices.*1 Cor. 3:16 & 17, Deut. 14:3-20.

*That Christians will be characterized by modesty in dress,conversation,deportment,and a high standard of social relationships.*1 Tim. 2:9 & 10, James 1:27.

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MOSDAC COMMUNITY PANTRY SCHEDULE

The next FOOD DISTRIBUTION DAY for members will be Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 5:30 - 7:00 pm..

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PRAYER WARRIORS MINISTRY

MUCH PRAYER, MUCH POWER!!!

IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF SPECIAL PRAYER, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US!

LEADER: ELDER PENNY RODGERS

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Family Life Bible Class

Join the JESUS 101 Bible class every 2nd and 4th Sabbath at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Learn a new way of studying the BIBLE!

Looking forward to seeing you there.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MOSDAC PRAYER LINE

Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Friday @ 5:30 am

(712) 775-8968, Pass Code: 909676

Youth prayer line is on Wednesday at 5-6pm join us for encouragement and praise.

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BEREAVED FAMILIES

COPING WITH LOSS, PLEASE CONTACT RELATIONSHIP MINISTRIES FOR ASSISTANCE.

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PLEASE PRAY FOR:

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Cynthia Brown (Patman) in the loss of her son, and her children, Sharnette and Omar, in the loss of their brother.

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Hyacinth Rodney in the loss of her grandson due to a tragic accident where he was hit by an automobile.

His funeral service was held here at Mt. Olivet .

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Bernard and Sharon Howard and family, Bernard's mother, in the loss of her sister who lived in England.

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Vera and Vaughn Archie and Family in the loss of Vera's sister, Gloria Braxton Johnson's husband, Bill Johnson.

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Whitney, Mon'e, La'Shae, and Andre on the passing of their Mother Sandra- Benjamin-Allen, Sandra's sister, Linda, Nieces, Joy, and Nadjala and their families.

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Davita Lightfoot in the loss of her sister, Linda Graham, who was funeralized, Sunday, February 11, 2018.

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Eloise Morton in the loss of her husband, Roosevelt, and her children in the loss of their father. Remember his sister, Clarenda Morton, and all other members of the Morton families.

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RELY ON GOD... HE IS THE ONLY WAY!!!
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Sick - Shut In

Matthew 25:36 "... I was sick, and you visited me...."

PRAYER REQUEST, CALLS AND/OR VISITS FOR:

Vera Archie, Nelda Brooks, Cynthia Brown, Alvin Clark, Ertice Clark, Virginia Harris, Dorothy Kilpatrick, Hattie Lambert, Margaret O'Bryant , Violet Parkinson, Willie Rogers, Nola Ross, Delores Sellers , Catherine Waters, Lonnie Watkins, Shirlene Williams, and all of our caregivers.

Incarcerated Church Family

Joel Glessma

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LET'S READ!

MOSDAC WOMEN'S MINISTRY Chapter Chattin’ Book Club is not reading any books as of right now look forward to hearing from them soon.

Books can be purchased at: www.christianbook.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com

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Sign up today!

Would you like to be in the next Financial Peace class?

If you are interested, please contact Blondel Dwyer at financeministry@mosdac.org and/or call Administrative Assistant duriing office hours to register.

NEXT CLASS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

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Online Bulletin FYI...

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: All online Bulletin Announcements should be submitted no later than 9:00 p.m. on SUNDAYS. Voicemail messages can be left at (856) 365-6108, mailbox #1. You can also email Announcements to: announcements@mosdac.org

Announcements received by 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays, will be included in Thursday's posting.

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