Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MONTHLY AWARENESS LINKS

I have set these up now for every month, hopefully so I won't miss them ... and I remain AWARE of each one that concerns me personally and should for the rest. If I become aware of more I will try to add them here (the 1st of every month). 


APRIL AWARENESS MONTH for


Click on each one for more info



Alcohol Awareness Month



Check out National Day Calendar for individual DAYS for April

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April 2nd, 2015

National Reconciliation Day

and many days this month for our PETS 

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Although many of these are interesting and sometimes entertaining, I was hoping, I guess, to share more of the Health Awareness Days or ones of major importance as a Nation and a World (Internationally) ... but thankfully, there are sites that do share these as I noted at the end of March. So check out those links, if you are looking for more. I guess I did not realize that there were places where you could find all of these already available when I decided to do this. I should have known better with all the technological advancements. 


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MONTHLY AWARENESS LINKS

Since the end of last year (about fall time), I set up "Monthly Awareness Link" posts with the intention of sharing at least one each month and I have failed already at doing this as I had hoped, but they are still set up. 


I am a little late in this one but I am still posting it because at least this one day just took place this week, on March 30th, 2015. Better late than not at all. It is/was:


"The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring world 
awareness to bipolar disorders and to eliminate social stigma."


I came across "Bipolar Bandit" blogger, who shared a very informative post on the right day (March 30th) with a great list of others but her entire blog is also wonderfully done. Psych Central also has "Top Bipolar Blogs"  along with many other mental health issues and articles because our "mental health is as important as our physical health". I'll get another chance at sharing this in May (if I remember) for International Bipolar Foundation Day (May 9th).

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I have set these up now for every month, hopefully so I won't miss them ... and I remain AWARE of each one that concerns me personally and should for the rest. If I become aware of more I will try to add them here (the 1st of every month). 

MARCH AWARENESS MONTH for ...


Some other big ones I missed:

Cancer Awareness
{In February, there was National Cancer Prevention Month and World Cancer Day, Feb. 4th}

In March (a more specific cancer for the month) Colorectal 

International Women's Day

March 7th, 2015

World Kidney Day
March 12th, 2015


Kick Butts Day (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids)
March 18, 2015
International Day of Happiness March 20th, 2015
World Down Syndrome Day March 21, 2015
American Diabetes Association Alert Day March 24, 2015
Tourette Syndrome National Advocacy Day March 25, 2015
for a Week:
March 2-8 National Sleep Awareness Week
March 23-27, 2015 National Youth Violence Prevention Week
for the Month:
March 1 – March 31, 2015
American National Nutrition Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Caffeine Awareness Month
Mental Retardation Awareness Month
Self Harm Awareness Month
I'm sure there are more but these are what I found quickly to get this posted. Saving this for next year so I am more aware ahead of time. (lol) 
Here are other GREAT sites for NATIONAL AWARENESS DAYS/MONTH CALENDAR (in case I mess up again, at least you'll have these sites): MRE and DAYS OF THE YEAR; National Day Calendar/March
[Of course, looking at some of the events or those listed at MRE, I would not have posted or included them here, but at least you can be better aware by visiting them].

Monday, January 26, 2015

PREMIERING TONIGHT ~ DON'T MISS "A PATH APPEARS"


(a 3 part documentary)
Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb.9, 2015



"Sex Trafficking in the USA premieres on PBS, Monday, January 26 at 10/9c. Don't miss Nicholas KristofAshley JuddMalin Akerman and Blake Lively visiting Nashville, Chicago and Boston to find out how we can end trafficking in America."

"From the best-selling authors and creators of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide comes a compelling new book and documentary film, A Path Appears. In the book A Path Appears, coming September 23, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn provide a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world — and a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. The PBS documentary series premiering in January 2015 examines the struggles women face in the United States and abroad, and the inspiring individuals working with them to create effective solutions." A PATH APPEARS

Nightline covered this on 1/23 with Diana Sawyer, former anchor returned to investigate and team up with Nicholas Kristof to preview and explore this happening in various U.S. cities ... actually everywhere. {I am unable to view this, as often happens, because I'm out of the country}


Sometimes the chance to make a difference comes in unexpected ways and places.

—Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn


And HERE's an excellent article in conjunction with
PBS's "Independent Lens" Premiere of
"A Path Appears"
to learn more






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DO THEY SEE JESUS IN ME?

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We were ALL made for a mission...God has a unique purpose & plan for everyone.
ALL MONTH, Every Week, Every Day...it's a lifetime experience!
This is where we share MISSIONS that have been placed on our hearts or in our lives. For God has given each of us a purpose & a unique plan to fulfill.
If you are new to Mission4Monday, please click here for more info.
A very special thanks to those of you (you know WHO you are) that faithfully have posted a MISSION4MONDAY whether you remember to link or not I appreciate it and if you are a regular and I notice, I have been linking you to the LINKY!
You are welcome ALWAYS to leave in the current comments a link to anything you share MISSION wise.
Thank you for placing M4M button on your posts, I so appreciate it! YOU each have presented FABULOUS ideas weekly!
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Micey also has been to Haiti and shared. Please pray for Micey. Once again she has returned to help in Haiti!
Lots going on over here at a mission field at home in the USA. PRAISE GOD & continue to pour out blessings on Auto Mission & Sherry w/Cowboy.
Nancie was a participant in the very beginning, but unable to currently blog actively. Yet she still has much good material to read in her previous posts along her sidebar of a worldwide health mission.
New blogger that shares MISSIONS at times:
Here's a current post she shared.
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Choose one or all or any & you will be blessed!
or
I also have another MISSION: to PRAY, so you can visit our team blog, THE LIGHTHOUSE of PRAYER over here
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Mission 4 Monday sadly ended last year as a meme, but I continue to share here and I know others also share various MISSIONS, especially the people above. Check them out!!! Encourage and perhaps join us.
Since my life is a MISSION, I share whenever I can. There are many of you, who do community involvement/church events, volunteer opportunities or know missionaries that you could share to motivate others. Motherhood and Homeschooling are MISSIONS and callings!!!
Each of these are MISSIONS and important to encourage others.
If you are doing something or share someone's MISSION on your blog, please leave your info in the comments anytime! Hopefully others will notice & come visit. THANKS!

NO LONGER A MEME!

Blessings to ALL Readers & Participants!

It is with a heavy heart that I will no longer be hosting "memes"!

So Mission 4 Monday will still exist as my blog ONLY and I will NO longer be doing this as a "meme" for others to JOIN me and share!

I truly believe that each one that has participated shared GREAT MISSIONS!


MORE BELOW in my post "NO LONGER A MEME"

Thank you ALL for participating when you were able & sharing your mission & heart with us!

I still believe that each one of us "were made for a mission" and an opportunity crosses our path each week to serve others as a MISSION. Open your eyes & see the needs around us!

I still believe in the great value & worth of sharing MISSIONS!

I still believe that you do not have to be a missionary "sent out in the world" to be a missionary. Your home, your neighborhood, your community is filled with needs to be met with the passion & compassion of Jesus Christ. One day a week or month, take the time. It may be the first "short term" mission that God moves in you & touches others with His love.

I still believe "all" that Rick Warren shared in "The Purpose Driven Life" especially Purpose #5!
WE WERE MADE FOR A MISSION!

I still believe that I will continue to share MISSIONS put on my heart right here.

"God has given you a Life Message to share..."

and I know that HE gave me a LIFE MESSAGE and
I hope to share that through what I post here. I will continue to update on ministries as I have and those in my sidebar.

THANKS MISSION4MONDAY PARTICIPANTS & READERS! Click here to see who participated in MISSION 4 MONDAY!



PRAISE the LORD for REPENTANCE in HAITI! Keep praying; get ready to repent in USA & WORLDWIDE

My dear friend Cathy sent me an email about this. This one is provided by SERMON INDEX of the LOVING HANDS Ministry in Haiti.

Tears of the Saints


I had "Tears of the Saints" from Acts1v8 on Vimeo.


You are the light of the world' –– Jesus talking to His disciples.

Are we being the 'salt and light' that we are called to be?

I needed to remove the Vimeo because it says for PRIVATE USE! It's still worth seeing and all of the others available through Mission Mobilizer. It looks like "Tears of the Saints" is no longer available.


So I have replaced it with this song by Leeland & YouTube by lkittycat






IN THE PAST HOUR:


1625 children were forced to live on the streets

1667 children died from malnutrition or disease

115 children became prostitutes

257 children were orphaned because of HIV/Aids.

It gets worse...

2 billion people in the world today have never ever heard of Jesus. 1% of missions financial support, goes to reaching those unreached people. 30,000 people starve to death every day.

*taken from the Vimeo "Tears of a Saint"