Archive | April, 2013

My favorite word is the same word that babies learn to say first, “NO!”

28 Apr

Learning how to find balance in your life is essential to meaningful growth and development. Take some much needed time for you and decide what you need to say NO to immediately and do it! Just say NO, should be your motto today. Do not over book, over schedule or over obligate yourself. Just say NO!


I am about to start back couponing….OH YEAH!

17 Apr

I am about to start back couponing....OH YEAH!

I love the savings and the stock pile…it is on once again.

17 Apr

Burn calories while having SEX!

Andrae Torbert

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My, my, my! Are you looking for a way to have fun and still burn calories?  Is the regular gym visits just not enough? Does walking around the block become increasingly boring at times?  No need to worry, Viva Voce Magazine has 5 ways to burn calories while having sex.


Are you involved in a relationship with someone that you enjoy making love with? Then let’s turn this into exercise routine and of course, let’s make love at least 3 to 4 times a week for over 30 minutes each time.  How enjoyable could that be?


Some of the best sexual encounters involve a sensual environment with minimum clothing, deem lighting and of course chocolate and wine delights. These encounters involve much preparation for such a short interval. Let’s change a few things to have some greater fun in the bedroom.


Although some calories are burn during these short interval encounters, more calories can be burn instead.


Here’s how:


5 ways to burn calories while having sex!

No#1 Sweat, yes it is ok to sweat!


Instead of taking off all of your clothes, grab your lover at the door and ravish him/her in their clothing. The additional clothing will cause both of you guys to sweat which will aid in the losing of calories or excess water weight.


No#2 Utilize your legs and arms!


There is nothing more satisfying than having sex while using your arms and legs in a rhythmic motion.  The movement of your arms and legs back and forth will cause you to not only burn fat but to tone those areas.


No#3 Increase your endurance.


Have a steady work-out regimen that consists of cardiovascular activities. These will allow you to increase your endurance for each sexual encounter.


No#4 Make love at least 4 to 5 times a week.


Of course the more you have sex the better you perform, but the more you have sex a week the more calories you will ultimately burn.  Try different positions and have fun while losing weight.


No#5 Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen in addition to making love.


This goes hand in hand with all the ways mention previously. In order to have better endurance and strength to perform any sexual encounter, one must live a healthy holistic lifestyle in conjunction to having sex.


Well go ahead and enjoy your sexual experiences with your lover and in the process burn a significant amount of calories at the same time.

Written by the publisher, Gretchen Torbert

God’s best gift to you….

17 Apr

Your best gift in LIFE could possibly be your haters. They could be the fuel to making your life grand! Enjoy the table that God is preparing before you in the presence of them. Learn how to eat well in the garden of pressure, it all has purpose!

Communication, Sex and Money

17 Apr




Now that you have decided to wait until you are married to have sex, let’s discuss something extra…Communication and Money! Yes, your milk is not just your goodies; it is your conversation and your money!


How can you enjoy sex with your husband and neither of you can talk with one another and the money is looking FUNNY?


Your husband will be the King of the castle; you must learn how to submit. Learn first by submitting to God now.


Matthew 6:33


But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.







Having a healthy dialogue with God on a daily basis and yourself mentally can aid in the development of effective communication. Effective communication denotes intimacy. If you are not married then no one is worth your undivided attention in communication and your hard earned money. If you have said, “I do!” then it is time to get things in order.


How can this be done?


Understanding the channels of communication is essential, that is the perception and the reception of communicating.


Perception is what you perceive to be said and reception is the actual oneness of one’s ears to listen to what is received. This is done through body language, eye contact and a language that is understood between two parties.


How should you talk to your future husband?

What does good communication look like?


Perception is what you perceive to be spoken and reception is the actual openness of one’s ears to listen to what is being said so it can be received. Communication at its best is demonstrated through good listening skills.

This is done through body language, eye contact and a language that is comprehended between two parties.


While dating one should consider effective communication techniques, this will aid in assisting each individual to understand one another and to work together.


How should you talk to your husband?


What does good communication look like?


Implement this:


  1. Hold each other’s hands and make eye contact as you have regular conversations and intense moments of fellowships.

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 4:8


  1. Resolve conflict before you both go to sleep at night.

BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger.


Ephesians 4:26


3. Practice forgiving and forgetting.


Here are some rules to follow:


  1. When you are in an intense moment of fellowship each party is allowed to speak their mind in increments of five minutes are less.
  2. Don’t bring up past mistakes.


Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly.

Proverbs 26:11


  1. Don’t hit below the belt. This is not an opportunity to impose hurt or pain.


  1. Your husband is not the enemy.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 6:12


  1. Keep God first and other people’s opinions advice and suggestions are OUT!

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:33






We all desire it and generally speaking before marriage, what is yours is yours. However after you say I do, everything becomes ours. The 2 shall become 1.


  1. Right now, your money is your money. However, after you get married your money and his money becomes our money.


That is right, not two accounts, not the words “mine and yours” but one account.


Remember you are married for a lifetime not just in the meantime.


So, what do you need to do to prepare financially for your mate to be?


  1. Start saving now! 10% Tithe and 10% You! That is right, pay God first and then pay yourself ten percent.  Put some money away before it touches your hand. Set up a direct deposit before you get paid.


Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.


Malachi 3:10


  1. Eliminate and cancel bad debt. (i.e. meaningless credit cards or even unsecured loans).

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:8


  1. Help others…give so that it will be given back to you.

“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure– pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

Luke 6:38


  1. Bargain shop ladies…catch a good sale, clip coupons, and spend less than what you earn and operate in delayed gratification-do you really need that purchase now.
  2. Invest and start a business, start several businesses. Remember the woman in proverbs, she was a smart woman!  She started a business in the middle of a recession.


She considers a field and buys it;
   out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

Proverbs 31:16


Why spend $700.00 on a purse, when you can save or invest $650.00 of it and spend $50.00 on a shopping spree. And guess what you can still hold your head high and LOOK GOOD!


Most of all ladies…let’s celebrate each other. Today might not be your day, tomorrow might be your friends and the next day someone you never imagined is getting married but soon it will be your day. Until then, prepare yourself and don’t give out any milk for FREE!


42…a must see movie!

17 Apr

My survival is from within. I have become my own cheerleader and motivator. This has been such an unpredictable work year, however I pull from the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me into all righteous and truth. He is my keeper and director under the guidance of God. I must see the movie 42, because my struggle has significant purpose and meaning.

Does the finish line mean an end to something or a beginning to something??

16 Apr

My heart is still broken as I read the headlines on all that is happening in the world today. I have so many questions and so many answers as well. The question that I continue to ponder is…is the finish line the meaning to an end to something or a beginning to something?

Very sad day in Boston…

15 Apr

Lifting many people in prayer…Lord we need you!

New book for me to read…OMG! THe CIRCLE MAKER!!!!

12 Apr

OMGoodness! I am such a book freak and knowledge freak!


The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears [Book]

I pulled the below information from an online resource…

By Mark Batterson – Zondervan Books – 2011 – Hardback – 224 pages – ISBN 0310333024

According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his book, The Circle Maker, ‘Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn’t just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It’s a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.’Do you ever sense that there’s far more to prayer, and to God’s vision for your life, than what you’re experiencing? It’s time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker—a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people.What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart’s deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.


Karston and Abigail’s New Book, written by my sister, Mindy and I!

12 Apr

Karston and Abigail's New Book, written by my sister, Mindy and I!

I have a Differentability, not a Disability!