Monthly Archives: April 2009

“Transform Your Thinking”-Adventures Creating a Blog by Fegins (Faygo)

Completing my first blog on April 29, 2009,  to meet the  April 30th deadline  to post a book review on visionary pastor, Dr. Bill Winston’s book “Transform Your Thinking, Transform Your Life” was a challenge for me. You see I am not very computer savvy. I am the last one at work who wanted to use the computer and was happy to learn to answer emails and to learn how to attach a document to an email.  Wow. Beyond that well…    I was satisfied with that. Many fantastic attributes of the computer and what it could do was of no interest to me or I was frustrated at attempting to learn how to make the steps. My secretary is precious to me , so while others used their computers to pump out legal work etc, not me.  I turned all assignments in by hand.  Email,  articles on the Internet, type a  few notes I did.  However, at home I did  write some articles , notes for my book on the computer , my Sunday School Lesson plan and others. I just did the ordinary basics.

When American Christian Writer President , Pam Perry ,challenged us to do a book review on one of two books on a blog, I thought blog who wants to do that? ( pamperry@ministrymarketingsolutions.com,)    I  needed to renew my mind about blogging because I would not even read blogs except that of  the great Christian PR marketing coach Pam Perry’s.   To tell the truth I never thought it was a blog -it was so power packed with great articles, PR nuggets and etc. It was  informative ,attractive,and inspirational. However, I never understood all the side bars or used them. I signed up and decided to take the challenge and was assigned Bill Winston’s book about transforming your thinking. How ironic.  

I needed to  change the way I thought about blogging, twittering , face book etc. It was easier said than done for me. Pam conducted a teleseminar and  entrepreneur and “techie” guy  Ralph Claxton. joined us. I heard them on the line, took notes, but I was still lost and could not keep us with the easy steps Ralph told them about. So when Ralph rc@learnaniche.com   told us about his WordPress Blogging School and the discount he was offering I decided to take the course. (Ralph has about 3 businesses and ladies he has a CCW class. Go to his learn a niche web site) http://learnaniche.com

Ralph was very helpful and his seven video course interesting.  Ralph went beyond the call of duty to help me set up a new computer, purchase a domain and to select a host. Of course I selected Ralph’s business(nichebloghost.com) as a host.  He responded with patience to my emails and calls. Thanks Ralph. However, every step on the video was still a challenge to me. I still have not used my new blog  which he hosts under my new domain  name because I had a few challenges applying the necessary steps.  (That is due to my slowness and not the class) One night I tried for hours to get through the blog process to no avail.

Desperate ,I emailed Shekini Jennnings ,  hhtp://shekinijennings.wordpress.com/ . I have never met this kind woman ,but she helped me to apply a picture and to get through the process. Thank you. Just to show how challenging it was ,even after she helped me ,my picture did not post and the blog was terrible.  The next day she  called and walked me through it again ( I was too embarrassed to call her because I did not want to unduly bother her so it was a blessing when she called to check on me).  When it posted I was excited.

On Wednesday April 29th I was on the “New Voice” blogtalk radio show  www.blogtalkradio.com/the-new-voice ,
with the visionary and international missionary and entrepreneur Minetta Hare talking about prayer.  I will be on blog talk radio for the next 8 weeks. I am slowly  getting it Pam , Ralph, and Minetta of the ministry and business benefits of  the Internet and the various avenues one has to be a blessing in the kingdom and to grow his or her business. So therefore my new blog and domain name  ,the-lady-of-prayer.com , which Ralph helped me to set up,will be useful.  I will make an effort to continue to renew my mind  about blogging  and get out of my comfort zone as Bill  Winston’s book challenged. Now I guess I will see what twittering is all about, maybe. Last month I had no interest. Blogging is enough hard work for me.

Pray Fervently,

 Fegins

read my first blog  https://instanter.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/lindas-review-of-transform-your-thinking-transform-your-life-by-bill-winston/

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Linda’s Review of “Transform Your Thinking, Transform Your Life” by Bill Winston

 

 

 

The election of President Obama put a new charge of hope in the atmosphere. For many his election resurrected hope and faith in America and in mankind . Young and old saw his election as the inspiration to raise the bar of believing that one can achieve whatever he or she puts in his mind and heart. The theme “Yes we can”  encouraged people to believe that barriers people once thought to be  insurmountable can be overcome. How inspirational. However,I wonder for how long will this enthusiasm raise the level of our hopes and thinking last?  Don’t get be wrong, I think its wonderful and I am riding on the wave as well. But to accomplish all that this election represents and what God’s wants to do for His kingdom  we must truly have renewed hearts and minds.  While all this is wonderful and heartfelt we need to have a real change in our attitude and mindset for us to consistently live on a higher level and to truly embrace a higher level of living and thinking that will effectuate real change.

The book “Transform Your Thinking, Transform Your Life “by Dr. Bill Winston offers practical and bible based ways in which you and I can change our thought patterns which in turn will change your world and destiny by the renewing of our mind. We all want change in our lives that leads to the abundant life.The way to do that is to first change the way you think. The book also provides  realistic examples of  how to make and carry out the decision to renew your mind.

Dr Winston lets us know that you have to make a choice to renew your mind and ways of thinking. Your soul is your mind, emotions and will and where youmake decisions. The bible emphasizes, as Dr Winston points out, that you must have your mind transformed by the Word of God which means “it must come under the complete submission of the Holy Spirit in your spirit”. It sounds “deep” ,but Dr Winston provides  bible based characters and real life examples  of how you can and must accomplish the process of transforming your thinking if you want to change your life from the inside.

God has a potent supernatural remedy for defective, low expectations ,low living and it is His Word. God’s plan for your destiny is very different from the world’s which can bring a number of fiery trials such as discouragement and pressures on every side. How can  you elevate your thinking to a  higher standard of living? Dr Winston tell us that we have to change our thought patterns and processes which follow the world and meditate on the Word . Dr Winston lets us know we must leave our comfort zones, stop being stuck in the miry clay of “stinking thinking” or thinking as we always have , and meditate on the Word until we can believe what God tells us about the circumstances. You cannot go where you can not see or believe he explains. The book challenges one to learn to think right . In order to do so you have to go through a spiritual renovation and to change what Dr .Wilson calls  our “set point” wherein we have a certain thought process that we are “stuck in”.

I was blessed by the book . Last  Saturday I visited the “Artistry of Hair” salon and the women begin talking about choices they had made or need to make in their  lives. I had the book with me  and shared  certain chapters from the book. One patron asked the question” how do you know that God told you something and it appears that in the natural nothing is happening?

Well I read from the book Dr.Winston’s experience in 1997. That year he formed  the Forest Park Plaza  Inc, to acquire a mall. He learned how the inheritance God has for you can be beyond your ability to conceive or obtain. He explained how God told him to start the undertaking and he took steps of faith to do so. However ,the funding dried up and it looked like the  organization would be unable to acquire the mall. He had to get back in the Word and meditate on it until “his ability to believe was up to the challenge in front of me.” God confirmed  that he did indeed give Dr. Winston the vision for the mall. So another lesson Dr Winston teaches us is that “Meditating God’s Word turns pressure into prosperity”. The book provides spiritual nuggets and strategies that will help you to consistently think about your purpose , develop the courage to step out of your comfort zone and into the great things God has in store for you  and ,will  stretch you to renew your mind  to overcome adversity and your current circumstances.

William (Bill) Winston is a visionary leader with an insightful awareness of what people need to succeed and how he can empower them for success.   Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, as a young boy ,he was influenced by the courageous examples and historic aviation accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen. After attending Tuskegee Institute, Bill served as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, where he received numerous awards and medals for his superior flying skills. After completing military service, Bill joined the IBM Corporation as a marketing representative. His exceptional managerial and relational skills rapidly earned him several promotions.

Today , Bill Winston is Founder and Pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a 15,000 member church located in Forest Park, Illinois. The church has a Bible Training Center, a School of Ministry and Missions, the Joseph Business School , the Forest Park Plaza shopping mall and other entities. Contact Bill at http://www.bwm.org

Tags: Dr. Bill Winston, transform, renewed mind, choices, abundant living

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