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Labor Day

Labor Day
The first Monday of every September is dedicated to the men and women who have labored to build this country. Through a time-honored tradition that has its roots in the coordinated efforts of the labor movement of the 1800s, we salute the American worker force.
With an added day to the weekend and the school year starting, Labor Day also signals the official end of summer. Families take one last summer trip and cities hold one last festival for the season.
Labor Day is often spent as a vacation weekend by many families. Most campgrounds on this weekend are packed full. As you celebrate this day, consider and appreciate your hard work and how it has added to the well-being and prosperity of our country. Labor Day and Colorado Jack Popcorn make another terrific combination! Don’t forget to pack your favorite flavors before heading out for the long weekend and use #LaborDay to post on social media.

My God shall supply all of my needs according to his riches in glory through Christ Jesus

My God shall supply all of my needs according to his riches in glory through Christ Jesus! (Phil.4:19)
BOY, if that ain’t true I don’t know what is!
As I’m packing up papers for the last day of my move to my new place, I opened up an envelope from my health insurance that looked like a letter of some sort (so wasn’t high on my priorities of things to open, but did anyway) and was taken back when I found a repayment to me for $$ taken from my FSA to pay doctor bills!
After paying my rent and needing to pay a balloon payment on the remaining balance of my car insurance, I was trying to determine how I was going to live for two weeks on $30.
God’s timing is totally perfect and my “oil pot” did not run dry, it just ran low as usual. To God be the glory!

Interview gone weird

Interview gone weird! Random Funny Dude I Just Met On The Way To Church AMTC SHINE LA and The Comedic Wesley and Cynthia Show was Born! Mindy Edgemon thanks for filming it! You kept it together!!! Unicorns and Big Foot are Real and someone else who loves Chewbacca! Follow Wesley James Fuller! I am so blessed we met so glad I walked up and was weird with you! I had a blast with you yesterday! We were separated at birth my kindred brother! Cant wait to keep working together I love you, you make me laugh so much and are just like me!

From the Ithaca Journal

From the Ithaca Journal…..sad that there is teacher shortage, but there has also been negative treatment of educators and education over the years…..reducing the incentive to go into this profession.
New York teachers wanted: Here’s why
State’s number of active educators has dropped
ALBANY – New York has nearly 8,600 fewer active educators than it did five years ago, and the number of SUNY students majoring in education has dropped 50 percent since 2007, fueling fears of a looming teacher shortage across the state.
State education officials are warning about a lack of teachers and trying to find new ways to encourage young adults to enter the profession — while at the same time easing some of the regulations that have discouraged it as a career.
“We have become very focused in New York on what we can do to create the best teaching force we can,” state education commissioner MaryEllen Elia said.
The latest figures from the state’s Teacher Retirement System, which tracks the salaries and pensions of teachers and administrators, show a 3 percent drop in educators between 2013 and June 30 — falling from 273,328 to 264,761 over that stretch.
If you go back to 2010, the gap is even wider: There are 21,000 fewer teachers and administrators in the system than there were seven years ago, a 7 percent drop.
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Looming problem
There are two other issues that make the disparity even more acute.
Thirty-two percent of the workers are age 50 and above, so they will be nearing retirement soon; and there are not enough students in colleges studying to be teachers.
At SUNY colleges, many of which were founded as teaching schools, the number of students in teaching programs fell by half between 2007 and 2016: from 20,300 to 10,000, SUNY records show.
“Clearly there is a shortage on the horizon, and some districts are already experiencing significant difficulty attracting teachers,” said Carl Korn, a spokesman for the New York State United Teachers union.
Perhaps one of the reasons the problem isn’t more immediate is that enrollment in New York schools has declined in recent years.
The number of students in New York’s nearly 700 districts — excluding the so-called “Big Five” school systems — dropped nearly 6 percent between the 2010-11 year and the 2016-17 year.
So some fiscal watchdogs said the decline in the teacher ranks is consistent with the drop in students — despite school spending that climbed 13 percent over the past five years.
“New York’s school districts are receiving record-high levels of aid from Albany to educate fewer students, and our school taxes are still climbing,” Tim Hoefer, executive director of the Empire Center, a fiscally conservative group, said in a report in May.
Recruiting underway
But even in some districts where enrollment has declined, in rural areas, for example, they have reported trouble finding new teachers to replace ones that retired, school officials said.
Elia said the state Education Department plans to start an online clearinghouse so districts can post teacher positions that are available, and she and outgoing SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher started Teach NY, which aims to develop policies and programs to promote the profession.
Zimpher has predicted New York may need 180,000 new teachers in the next decade.
“There is perhaps no higher calling — no single profession that has a greater impact on quality of life and economic prosperity — than teaching; and yet today’s teachers are among the most underserved in terms of clinical preparation, professional development and support,” Zimpher said in a statement in June.
School officials point to the precipitous drop in teachers starting with the recession in 2008 and 2009, when schools in New York and the nation laid off school employees amid budget gaps due to the poor economy.
Also, the fight over new testing standards for students and teachers, both in New York and the nation, has soured interest in the profession, educators said.
Indeed, it’s not only a New York issue: the U.S. Department of Education estimated in 2011 that 1.6 million new teachers will be needed nationally by 2022.
Pros and cons
Still, efforts to bolster the teaching ranks in New York have drawn criticism.
In March, the Board of Regents, which sets education policies in New York, dropped a literary-skills test from the requirements needed for certification as a teacher.
It also loosened the measures to pass a performance assessment to gain certification.
“The changes we advanced today strike the right balance for both teachers and students,” Board of Regents chancellor Betty Rosa said at the time.
The group High Achievement New York, which supports stronger standards for students and teachers, knocked the move, saying regulations shouldn’t be watered down amid a teacher shortage.
“Reading and writing are fundamental to teaching and learning, and we must keep the bar high — a fact that’s as true for teachers as it is for students,” the group said in a statement at the time.
The latest fight over teacher qualifications deals with charter schools, and it pits the state Education Department against SUNY.
In July, the SUNY Charter School Committee proposed scaling back the requirements for teachers at charter schools. The changes would allow charter schools to develop their own teaching standards, as well as end the need to have a master’s degree.
State education officials and NYSUT ripped the proposal. SUNY oversees most of the state’s charter schools.
“The bottom line is: If you say teachers are very important, why is it you would give them less support to be meaningful for every student that sits in front of them?” Elia said.
But SUNY officials have argued that charter schools are unique and would benefit from greater flexibility for its teaching force.
“We want to assure you that the proposed certification process in no way indicates that SUNY leadership has wavered from the principles set forth in the TeachNY policy adopted in June or from the University’s founding commitment to ensuring that all of New York’s students — including those at charter schools — have access to excellent teachers,” Zimpher and Carl McCall, the SUNY board of trustees chairman, said in a letter Aug. 3.
The issue remains unresolved.

A lot of benefits of dry body brushing are not necessarily something you can only see… but also what you feel

A lot of benefits of dry body brushing are not necessarily something you can only see… but also what you feel. Dry body brushing stimulates the connective tissue attached to the capillaries sitting under the skin, to improve circulation travelling to the heart. It also assists the lymphatic flow around the body. The lymph relies on muscle movement to pass through the body so if you are not an active person, dry body brushing is a wonderful tool to stimulate the lymph flow so that you are ridding the body of waste and toxins daily. Some key benefits of dry body brushing are:
-Improves Lymphatic Drainage which removes metabolic wastes and dead cells from our internal system and return it to the bloodstream where it can be processed and removed from the body.
-Reduces Cellulite by speeding up metabolism, this helps break down the fatty deposits or toxins into the blood stream and release the waste from the body.
-Makes your skin glow because it is assisting the body in a number of functions like:
Exfoliates dry, rough skin, enabling moisturizing products (we recommend pure coconut oil) to readily absorb into the skin and opens pores to freely pass out toxins from the body.
Assists with stimulation of sweat and oil glands, contributing to the restoration of moist, supple skin.
Strengthen the skin pores by assisting with increased skin tone.
Gentle stretching of connective tissues from brushing helps to regenerate production of collagen and elastin fibres.
Alleviates vein and lymph congestion to reduce orange-peel appearance or cellulite.
Tips and Tricks for Dry Brushing:
-Always use a plant bristle body brush.
-Always brush on dry skin with dry brush bristles.
-Regularly clean your brush
-Stroke brush in one upward movement.
-Work from left to right, which is the natural direction when massaging the body.
Happy Brushing!

For about a week in August I didn’t take super great care of myself

For about a week in August I didn’t take super great care of myself. During this time I didn’t drink my Thieves tea or water, and drank a lot of soda. Well guess what… I got a cold, my first since using essential oils. I am so glad I had this bottle of oil on hand to help me get through it. In fact, it was pivotal.
Young Living is arming us for the upcoming cold season with great ER promos this month.
100pv Essential Rewards: 5ml Oregano Vitality
In addition to using in pastas, sauces, and other savory dishes, Oregano Vitality can be taken in capsules to “spice up” your wellness when colds try to take up residence.
Consider adding V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex to your Oregano capsule, or rubbing on your big toe as this oil is HOT!
Oregano Vitality can also be found in Young Living’s extremely popular ImmuPower blend, a crowd favorite during the fall and winter months!

Very few people will either under or even start to identify with the relationship I have with this man

Very few people will either under or even start to identify with the relationship I have with this man. Two years ago we spoke on Facebook and I made the move to jhb. Not to just join as an affiliate but also to be an ambassador for STS and most importantly to be able to be trained by this man. I cannot even begin to try put in words what this man has done for me. From the 1am “are you okay, do you need anything” messages to the “you’re fucking around, you need to make STS your 1st,2nd and 3rd priority as we prep now” talks. Simultaneously a shoulder to cry on and a foot to kick me in the right direction. We came in lighter in weight but we brought the best conditioning we have to date. Thank you for being half awesome and half amazing in my life. You’ve been a coach, a friend and a brother. Absolutely honored to be coached by you. Honored to represent #TeamSTS.
Now we rest up and we prep for my first Arnolds show next year. We have already given this prep a title. It’s the game changer… #TheSheriff #TheKidProdigy
Coached by:
#thesheriff #teamsts #sherifftrainingsystems #sheriffsquad #sts #TheKidProdigy #ssn #forgedinthegym #formulatedbyscience

Pick a number (or more) that best describes you

Pick a number (or more) that best describes you.
Comment below ⬇️
✳️1. A mommy, mommy to be, or just anyone wanting to get rid of stretch marks or prevent them
✳️2. Someone who want to lose 10+ pound in as little as 3 months
✳️3. Some who wants to grow their hair and nails out
✳️4. Someone who wants help focusing or managing stress
✳️5. Someone who sometimes eats unhealthy and doesn’t want to gain weight
✳️6. Someone who wants to diminish cellulite
✳️7. Someone who has acne and wants clear skin
✳️8. Someone who wants to get rid of bags or puffiness under eyes
✳️9. Someone who wants more fruit and veggies in their life and to boost their immune system
✳️10. Someone who wants to do a cleanse and a detox
✳️11. Someone who wants to earn an extra $200-$500 a month

Happy “44th” Birthdayyy Hun Ray Ruiz

Happy “44th” Birthdayyy Hun Ray Ruiz!! I already wispered & sang “Happy Birthdayyy to you and I love you”, early this morning in your ear. 🙂 <3 , I wanted to say, thank you God that you, Ray, were born and that He saved your life and you have blessed our families lives too. Every day is new with you... like the sunsets and full moon views that we share together. This pic is of a beautiful sunset from our first evening together... on your Bday/Labor day weekend. I pray that God keeps me grateful. I love you always. Love, Mia

You may be half my size

You may be half my size.
You may be bigger than me one day.
But right now, I cherish holding you.
I would go through deep waters for you. i would face giants on your behalf. I would take on armies for you.
But none of those things are possible.
What I can do is bring you to the feet of your creator. Each and every day. I can place you in His hands and leave you there because I know His plans for you outweigh my own. I can trust Him with growing the Spirit within you.
So that’s what I’ll do.
As you grow, I will carry you to the one who can carry you all the days of your life.
And I’ll leave you there in His presence.
Because you sweet boy were created to carry His Spirit upon this broken world
#LeviJoseph #CarrierOfHisPresence #mcm