Sunday, September 21, 2014
TOPS is back in action! We are so excited to be starting anew, and getting to know all your beautiful faces in the new school year. We plan to finish the year off strong, so make sure you stay updated on any upcoming events or phone conferences. If you have any questions/concerns don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you all soon!
OUR MISSION: We are a group of beautiful, intelligent, goal-oriented, purpose driven, and classy young ladies that believe in standing out and making a difference. Our main goal is to live right, and honor God with our minds, bodies, and souls. As Teens Opposed to Pre-marital Sex, we strive not only to maintain abstinence, but also to live a happy and healthy life. So, sit back, relax, and join us along for the ride.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Jesus died in order for us to have a RELATIONSHIP with God...which was lost due to sin.
Often times, we're caught up In religious practices and traditons that we forget the purpose of the greatest sacrifice!
It's 2012!!! It's a 俄罗斯old青年old老太!!! Let's work towards a better relationship with God and everything else will fall into place!
Once we focus on God and living right (obeying his commandments and worshiping him), he will take care of the rest...yes, including food, shoes, clothing, our families, etc...he knows what we need!!!
Happy Birthday to Martin Luther King...a true hero...he made a precious sacrifice so that WE could have a better life...and it all started with a DREAM!!! Let's dream big!!! With God, NOTHING is impossible!!!
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." -Martin Luther King Jr.
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK!!!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
- Wake up everyday remember how beautiful and breathtaking life is
- See the love of God in ourselves and others
- Love and accept our flaws
- Be a source of encouragement and uplifting in someone's life
- Continue to go after goals and aspirations
Thursday, November 17, 2011
1.Do you think that you are in good health?
2.Health= Sound in body, mind and spirit= multifactor
a. Multidimensional= physical, psychological, spiritual, social, intellectual and environmental
3.What affects physical well-being- Fitness, smoking, alcohol use, drug use, health conditions, genetics, sleep and diet
a. Homicide leading cause of death for African American men 18-44
b.Historically minorities have inadequate access to healthcare and health services due to lack of insurance, money and other factors
c. African Americans more likely to develop cancer than any other group, have the highest rate of lung cancer in the U.S.
d.African American women 2X more likely to die from cervical cancer and breast cancer
e. High rates of bp, hypertension, hepatitis b&c
f. High infant mortality rate
g.African Americans and Hispanics make up 2/3 of adult AIDS cases, 80% of pediatric AIDS, African American syphilis rate= 30X rate of whites
h.Young adult women likely to suffer from major depression, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder
i.Eat 1500-2000 calories/day
ii.30 min/day exercise
iii.8-9.25 hours of sleep
iv.6-8 glasses of water or 8-12 cups per day!
v.Avoid extreme diets! Consume Daily
1.at least 45-65% Carbs
a. Maslow theory of Needs
ii.Higher- Safety, security, love, affection, self esteem
1.Self-esteem is what you believe about yourself
2.People with low self-esteem may enter relationships that reinforce their self-perceptions and seek out those that think poorly of them
3.To counteract it think positively/talk positively of yourself!
iii.Highest- Greatest possible satisfaction from life, comes from understanding purpose
5.Spiritual- ability to identify basic life purpose and to experience the fulfillment of achieving our full potential
a. Influences- Sense of purpose, values, morals and ethics
b.Scientific evidence supports claim that faith/spirituality enhances and extends life
c. Prayer and Meditation causes changes to our brains, reduces physiological symptoms and increase feelings of security, compassion and love
d.Values- How you evaluate things, events, people, self/guidelines making decisions that are right for you
ii.Listen to calming music
iii.Go outside and marvel in God’s glorious creations
iv.Ask yourself questions about your beliefs
v.Church attendance/prayer group
vii.Forgive- let go and reclaim power over your life!
viii.Do good= service/volunteer, do what you care about
1.Serving others is its own reward
a. Technological generation= connected to more people/frequent networking BUT less meaningful personal interactions
b.Many modes of communication but what about face to face???
c. Introvert v. Extrovert- talk because you want to not because of awkwardness or silence, accept who you are J
d.Practice abstinence/safe sex
e. Social connections- family and friends are a source of support and encouragement
a. We are always using our brains except when we sleep
b.How we think, learn, evaluate, question
c. Not everything is about grades
i.If you do not have the grades that you want seek out help try a variety of study options, tutoring and counseling
ii.Do your best, God will handle the rest J
d.Be creative, explore new subjects and READ!!!!
i.Reading is the most empowering thing that you can do for yourself as a young lady
a. God placed us here to have dominion and to care for his creations
b.Be aware of world issues- pollution, global warming, radiation
c. Be aware of products that you use
i.Our bodies are like sponges and most things are absorbed into our bloodstreams, be aware of the chemicals that you use
· Health is multifaceted
· God calls us to be witnesses, when we our overall health is good we are able to do all that He has called us to do and be used by Him
· Jesus healed people so that they could should themselves to priests and others= WITNESS
· Our health is a way of witnessing
· Everything that we do points to Jesus Christ
· 2 Corinthians 4: 7-But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
· 1 Timothy 4:8- Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come
Friday, November 4, 2011
Remember to always be yourself, and to look nice for YOURSELF. It does not matter what other people say to bring you down. God loves us just how we are, as we were made in His image and likeness.
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