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SPIRITUALLY

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 | ISSUEÂ 06

CONNECTED Magazine THANKSGIVING

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 136:1

WHY IS THANKSGIVING IMPORTANT ? FORGIVENESS

How to Forgive Someone who has Hurt you Emotionally

HEALTHY LIVING Apple Cider Brined Turkey 7 benifits of walking

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Dear readers,

As I reflect over this past year, I am reminded of the many things I have to be thankful for. They are, however, three, in particular, I will like to mention. First, I want to thank God for His grace, mercy, favor, and love towards me. Secondly, I’m thankful for my family and friends who have helped and supported me along this journey. And thirdly, I am thankful that I was able to start this magazine. It has been a rewarding experience for me.    

So, to you my readers, Happy Thanksgiving and be Blessed…

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CONTENTS 09

HEALING How to Forgive Someone who has Hurt you Emotionally

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DATE NIGHT 6 Date Night Movies Ideas

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FEATURE Why is thanksgiving important

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HEALTHY LIVING Apple Cider Brined Turkey 7 benifits of walking

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ENTERTAINMENT Top pick gospel songs 2019

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TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD  psalms 34:1-8 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. my soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

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HEALING

HOW TO FORGIVE Someone who has Hurt you Emotionally We all have been hurt at some point in our lives, whether in our childhood, teens or adulthood by someone we loved and trusted. The key thing is to forgive and let the healing process begin. What is Forgiveness To forgive is to stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for an offense, flaw, or mistake. It’s natural to be angry but you have to overcome those mindsets and move to a place of healing. How Unforgiveness Affects Your Health

It is said, unforgiveness can affect your health, leading to stress, anxiety, depression, heart disease and diabetes. Studies have found that when we show forgiveness, on the other hand, it improves your health. It can lower the risk of heart attacks, reduce your blood pressure, anxiety and stress levels. I think one of the greatest emotional hurts you can encounter is by a family member. When persons are closer to you it tends to affect you more. The person can be a parent, sibling or relative. It’s very important to deal with these hurts at an early stage because it can cause you to struggle in your relationship with others.

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“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you." Matthew 6:14 - Acceptance: Accept what the person did; how it made you feel and how you reacted to the hurt. – Understanding: Understand human nature. Know that the person has shortcomings; they may be jealous, angry, or hurt. Hurt people, tend to hurt other people. – Forgive: Tell the person that you have forgiven them for all the hurt they have caused you. – Acknowledge: What lessons have you learned from this experience and how have you grown from it? T

In conclusion, it’s always good to release people from the hurt they have caused us. Whatsoever bad someone has done to you; God is working it out for your good. Don’t seek revenge. God said vengeance is His and He will repay. So, learn from the experience and grow from it. Forgive and be free.

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POWER UP MOMENT

GIVE THANKS FOR A LITTLE and you will find a lot.

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And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:15-16

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6 DATE NIGHT MOVIES IDEAS Finding a good movie for your date night can be very time-consuming. I have selected a list of great movie ideas to help you have an enjoyable date night.

COURAGEOUS LOVE Courageous Love follows Alex Shelby as he encounters romance and intrigue while trying to save the family business that he recently inherited. While working undercover at the New York City branch office he falls in love with an employee named Michelle. Alex must make a difficult decision to save his company from impending collapse or to follow his heart.

BREAKTHROUGH > Based on the incredible true story of one mother’s unwavering devotion, Breakthrough is a stirring reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

< OVERCOMER Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, the creators of WAR ROOM return with a new inspiring film, OVERCOMER.

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FAT CHANCE A character-driven romantic comedy, inspired by a true story. Fat Chance tells the story of an overweight dental assistant who is challenged to find her self worth in Christ when she falls in love with a young man using her attractive friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picture on an online dating website.

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A reality TV star leaves Hollywood and finds herself in Amish country where she must decide between staying in her newfound reality or returning to her old one.

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IMAGINE

The inspiring true story behind Christia n band MercyMeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beloved, chart-topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many w ith the power of true love and forgiv eness.

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Feature

WHY IS THANKSGIVING IMPORTANT? Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated as a national holiday in the United States, Canada, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia, but held on various dates. In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a time where family members take the opportunity to assemble and enjoy a day filled with good food, football, and the big annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. While Thanksgiving Day is good, the practice of giving thanks daily is also crucial.

The importance of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is important because it encourages thankfulness. We live in a world filled with a lot of negativity, hurt, and pain. However, identifying with things in our lives in which we are thankful for can completely change our attitude and give us a renewed perspective on life. It also helps us evaluate the important things in our lives.

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"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WAY TO START AND END YOUR DAY IS WITH A GRATEFUL HEART."

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Have a thankful attitude There are so many things in our lives we take for granted daily; for example, our family, friends, job, community, freedom, our possessions etc. Until one day when they are taken from us. It is only then we realize the contribution or impact this person or thing has made in our lives.

There is always something to be thankfull for.

God has been so good to me, even on the worst days, I still see His blessings. I will, therefore, like to implore you to give thanks to God daily for His goodness and blessing towards you. Even when it seems as though things are going against you on that particular day, try not to worry or complain. Instead, begin to count your blessings and give thanks.

In conclusion, Let your thankfulness and appreciation not only be measured in words but also by your actions. I will, therefore, like to encourage you to take a few minutes to reflect on the people, places, and things that you are thankful for as you approach the end of this year.

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Give thanks with a grateful heart Happy Thanksgiving!

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HEALTHY LIVING Starts with healthy eating and exercising

Recipe taken from www.delish.com

RECIPE INGREDIENTS FOR THE BRINE 2 qt. apple cider, 6 c. water 1 c. kosher salt, 1/4 c. packed brown sugar, 4 cinnamon sticks, 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, 1 orange, quartered, 1 tsp. whole cloves, 1 tsp. whole peppercorns, 1 (8-lb.) whole turkey, giblets removed FOR ROASTING 1 red onion, cut into large wedges ,1 apple, quartered, 1 head garlic, halved ,Kosher salt , Freshly ground black pepper, 6 tbsp. melted butter

Apple Cider Brined Turkey

Directions.

The night before you plan to cook your turkey, make brine. In a large pot over medium heat, bring all of the brine ingredients except turkey to a boil and let boil until sugar and salt are dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Place turkey in a brine bag or in a stock pot big enough to hold your turkey and pour brine over turkey, making sure it’s completely covered. Refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 400°. Remove turkey from brine and pat dry with paper towels. Stuff cavity with red onion, apple, and garlic. Season bird all over with salt and pepper and brush with melted butter. Tie legs together with kitchen twine. Place turkey on a roasting rack over a large roasting pan. Roast until golden and thickest part of thigh reads 165°, 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours. Let cool 15 minutes before slicing.

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Walking is very beneficial even if you are unable to do so at a brisk pace.

Walking helps to improve your heart health Walking can also help lower blood pressure.

Taking a short walk after eating may help lower your blood sugar.

Walking help protect the joints and strengthen the muscles in your legs.

7 BENEFITS OF WALKING Walking may reduce your risk for developing a cold or the flu. 

Walking can help reduce anxiety, depression, and a negative mood.

Walking may help clear your head and help you think creatively.

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Entertainment OUR TOP PICKS

GOSPEL WORSHIP SONGS 2019  

07 TOP PICKS

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Gospel Artists and Songs 1.LAUREN DAIGLE - "YOU SAY" 2.TRAVIS GREEN - "BE STILL " 3.CORY ASBURY -"RECKLESS LOVE" 4 SAMUEL MEDAS- " SWEET" 5.CROSS WORSHIP FEAT. OSBY BERRY- "SO WILL I" 6.HILLSONG WORSHIP - "BROKEN VESSELS" 7.TODD DULANEY FEAT SHANA WILSON WILLIAMS - "KING OF GLORY"

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