Archery for a More Confident You

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Mel Clarke wins Silver at the Archery at the Paralympic Games in London. Paralympics London 2012 – ParalympicsGB – Archery ….Royal Artillery Barracks. Date 04/09/2012 (Clare Green/ParalympicsGB)

Let’s take this essential reflection on archery. What can it really offer? Well, the best, maybe.

Believe in yourself. God has created wonders in you. With Him, nothing is impossible. You are an amazing creation. There is strength in you that you need to unravel your greatness. Hence, you need to get out from your comfort zone and show to the world what you’ve got. Do archery and get involved. To help you out, our recurve bow reviews will surely help you a great deal for your shooting efficiency.

Broaden your horizons as you get hold of your bow and fire your arrow. Archery has come a long way as a competitive sport and an amazing form of recreation. If you aim for accuracy and speed, no one would stop you. If you want to savor the time in the archery park with family and friends, then that is equally fine.

In ancient times, archery has been used for hunting and in defending one’s self in combat. The action of the bow and arrow has its roots in history.  The first organized archery competition was held in England in the 1500s. Even the mythical characters and heroes are archers. What do you know about Apollo, Robin Hood, and Cupid? Their craft in using the  bow and arrows has become a highlight in the field of archery. Hence, the credibility of the sport has reached greater heights.

To exemplify the sport, archery has been featured in movies and TV shows. Indeed, archery as a form of exotic art and sport doesn’t lose its appeal.  That is why the Katniss of The Hunger Games and Hawkeye of The Avengers have inspired a ton of”wannabes”. These aspirants have paraded their interests in the shooting ranges.

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Different categories of archery have expanded their audience to the maximum.Archery in Olympics is always a motivation. People of all ages want to give their best try. The action of shooting  has inspired people a lot.

The shooting scenario makes you learn life skills. Hence targeting goals whether in real life setting or in the shooting range are pretty rewarding.

Pressure Washing: A Valuable Reflection on Cleanliness

 

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How we keep our home clean is a direct reflection of our personality. Do you agree? What we really  exude in our means and actions? We can’t hide it the same way that we can’t hide the dust, the algae, the clogged gutters, the stained garage doors and most especially, the unattractive house.

The home is where the heart is. Wherever life may take you, your home will always be the best comforting place for you. It is where you belong. You feel loved in this place like no other. Hence, the dire need to keep it clean is almost indispensable.  Before you take this moment of reflection, be in the mood of checking our page about the Pressure Washer Planet. There you will be guided on what to use during the general power cleaning of your house. Make it a home. Make pressure washing a regular cleaning action. A perfect choice of a pressure washer will wash your cleaning worries away!

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As we spend most of our time at home, it should be made livable enough.  Feel the warmth of belongingness and the very accommodating surroundings.

Cleanliness is purity. It is a byword. It’s a quality recognized by every society and community. Where should it begin? Alright, it finds its beginning point within us. Thus, its value is reflected in our speech and actions. Let’s take on an action.

According to Dejan Stojanovic, “To keep the air fresh among words is the secret of verbal cleanliness. Hence, we have to think first before we utter anything. In other words, we find it an aim to always say what is right. How about keeping the house clean? What’s the secret to it?

Being clean inside and out is a very compelling idea which calls a valuable attention for a more recognizable action.

Start from Within. Spiritual cleanliness is somewhat reflected the cleanliness we have at home. Simply, let’s make a house a home.

Are we good at saying the word cleanliness rhetorically without any humble application? Cleanliness in mind, body and environment is the total package of the huge idea of cleanliness.  At some point of our existence, we tend to be very busy with our hectic schedule. We move ostentatiously that we forget what’s necessary. The cleanliness in our home should not be taken for granted. Remember, the home is where the heart is. Wherever life may take us, the home is still our source of affection. It is still our comforting nest. By this, let’s make our comforting nest even more impressive in the light of cleanliness.

Worn-out furniture, dust-filled window grills; leaf-stained gutter, discoloured home siding should not be embedded within out being. Get rid of the dust and grime. Restore the beauty of these things. Make them worthy of your presence and companionship. Pressure cleaning helps build up our commitment to human health, environmental development, and spiritual development.

When pressure washing the exterior of your house, you should apply extra care not to hit the grass, flowers and other plants of harmful chemicals as it might damage them. As pressure washing or cleaning is done , it should be executed religiously. What does it tell us? We have to adhere the procedures and follow the manual of how the pressure washer should be used to avoid unnecessary incidents.

The cleanliness issue at home should not be pathetic.  It should be of precious value.

Keep the home cozy.  Cleanliness is a virtue. It radiates self-respect, self-discipline,work ethic and love for the environment.

Counting Blessings Every Day – Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude is essentially about counting all the good things. When we practice it we are simply recognizing our material and spiritual riches. It is often when we take time to reflect on whatever it is that we have that we learn to appreciate our life. From both a spiritual and scientific perspective, counting blessings has a lot of beneficial effects. Studies suggest that it can boost mood, promote wellness, and improve wellbeing. As such, we all stand to benefit if we learn to count our blessings every single day. If there is one song about gratitude that resonate with me, it would be this:

Count your blessings
By Johnson Oatman, Jr.

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, ev’ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.

Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings, money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.

So, amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.

Baptist Hymnal, 1991

Daily Habits for Spiritual Growth

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Faith is not something I pull out of the proverbial hat only when convenient or needed. I have to constantly work on it. And that means taking care of my spiritual growth. Nurturing the soul is not easy when I am confronted with all the responsibilities I have to juggle at any given day. It often feels like there is never enough time for it when I have a lot on my plate I need to do or fix. But creating habits out of the things that have helped me

Start the day with a prayer

Prayer is a form of meditation for me. I find that doing this before I start my day leaves me feeling more positive about my day. It also focuses me on the important things in my life. This can be quite helpful on days when it seems harder to accomplish the things I set out to do. It also helps put my faith in the forefront of my mind before everything else unfolds.

Make a gratitude list

The bad days make me feel like I have nothing to be thankful for. And it is a depressing thought to have. I counter the negativity by building on this habit of listing down my blessings every single day. Right after or before I do my prayer, I write down on all the things I think I should be grateful for. Sometimes I am surprised with what I can come up with. If we just really take the time to do this every day, we might be a lot happier.

Read something inspirational

I read something that inspires me. It could be a passage from a bible or a chapter or two of a book I am currently reading. For me, the best time to do this is in the morning soon after I am done with my prayer and the gratitude list. I consider this as fuel or food for my soul. I prefer to start my day with something that uplifts me. It is like I am gearing up for whatever it is that lie ahead in my day.

Focus on one thing at a time. Multitasking tends to stress me out. And the more stressful I get, the more tempting it gets to ignore the things I have built around my faith. Focusing on one thing makes me more efficient. It also leaves me clearheaded and spiritually calm.

Reflections on Every Day Living in Faith

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Keeping true to my faith every single day is easier said than done. Merriam-Webster defines faith as 1) strong belief or trust in someone or something or 2) belief in the existence of God; strong religious feelings or beliefs. It would be a life if I say that I could do this without fail. There are days when it is tough to walk what I preach to myself. I think that it is during the most difficult days when we are sorely tested that faith comes out stronger. And often, it is the simple every day things that we do that strengthens it.

Trust in how things unfold. Faith begins with full acceptance of God’s will. It is following his teachings regardless of the uncertainty I feel. It is about trusting in the process. It is a deep sense of knowing that whatever ends the path will lead me, my belief in God’s goodness and mercy will take me there unscathed.

Connect with God. Prayer is powerful and transformative. Taking the time to connect with God is a form of meditation that offers relief from stress. It also anchors and balances me when I am feeling overwhelmed. Despite knowing this, I still tend to forget to give a few minutes of my time each day for prayer. I think putting a more conscious effort on saying a simple prayer at any time can be a therapeutic and helpful habit to have.

Follow His word. Living by faith is about staying true to God’s word. It is working on keeping my thoughts and actions in line. It is being mindful of my thoughts and how it influences my perceptions and interactions with the people around me. It is about paying attention to my behaviors that may contradict my beliefs.

Believe that something good will happen. For true faith to take root there should be an unshakeable belief that something good will eventually happen. This conviction will be sorely tested during the most difficult times. But trust in God to believe that struggles will pass and that something positive is bound to come out of any tough situation.

Be kind. Faith reflects on the little acts of kindness we do every day. It is walking the path God wants us to follow. There is something soothing about doing little acts of kindness to anyone without expecting anything in return. The more I can do this, the more I feel grounded and connected with my faith.

Be grateful. Counting my blessings can be an uplifting experience. It also helps me take stock of the things I have that I may have ignored. When life becomes tough, I list down all the things I am thankful for. It is then that I realize that I have more than I thought I had.