Founder and Editorial Director
As the second edition of Just Saying launches in September, 2017, during the year of Canada’s150th celebration as a Confederate Nation, it is an honor and a privilege to introduce you to the on-line pages of this amazing work, crafted by the collaborative talents of a dedicated team of professional contributors.
Please take time to read the contributors’ biographies keeping in mind that they only capture a brief description of who they are and what they do. If you should want to discover more about these fascinating people and how they might be able to support your church, your organization or yourself in areas such as spiritual wellness, fitness, finance, parenting, physical health, emotional well-being, social relationships, or if you are seeking to develop a deeper understanding of their perspectives, many of them have contact information contained within their biographic descriptions or at the end of their articles. I have only been working with this team for a few short months, however, I can attest to their kind, caring, generous and loving ways. Each one of them desires to make a positive difference through the use of their God-given talents by helping the world to become a better place.
In many countries throughout the world we are turning our attention to going back to school. September, for me, is a signaling of new beginnings. With the newness of a school year, new friends, a new city, a new place to live, a new teacher or a new backpack, many anxieties and fears of what the future holds may be encroaching upon our loved ones or our own minds.
With any newness each one of us must face the challenges brought about by these changes. Change not only upsets our carefully constructed vessels, it may also force us to make decisions when we already had our hearts set on something else. Perhaps, as well, we do not feel adequately equipped to make these decisions or to follow through with a new plan. “When you can’t change the direction of the wind, rely on God to adjust the sails” (Cheryl Bauman, 2017).
Finding God as your anchor in the midst of any new change is an all important step that I encourage you to take and commit to. In the words of the poet Deborah Ann Belka (2014), “When the hazards of living come straight at you…there’s an anchor that holds till you pull your way through”. You will quickly discover that the on-line pages of Just Saying will help to anchor you by bringing hope and encouragement to those of you who are facing fears and anxieties due to the newness that the uncertainties of life may bring your way. “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast” (Hebrews 6:19, KJV).
Just Saying in its newness is evolving and changing as well. Some changes are positive in nature, as is the launching of our new on-line store. Jewelry products and accessories by Mialisia can be found by visiting our on-line store located in Just Saying or by following this link www.justsaying.mialisia. Versatility and personalization are what set Mialisia apart. I believe that we are all unique individuals. There is no one quite like you. Aligning with this belief you are provided with infinite possibilities to create a look that fits your unique personality and style. You can do this by using Mialisia’s virtual locket builder to design a look that showcases who you are and what you love. Under the drop-down menu you will find the category “Locket Builder”. From there you can select a locket, decide on a background, drop in your charms and then you are ready to order it. Once you place your order, wait for its arrival through the mail and then proudly wear your uniquely designed locket that has been personally designed by you for you! As well, these unique lockets make great gifts, as they can be designed by you for the people in your life whom you adore. Peruse through all of the drop-down menu selections in Mialisia, as well as their virtual catalog to discover many more every day jewelry selections that they offer to suit your lifestyle and wardrobe.
As well, visit the Youngevity section of our on-line store, browse through the bountiful selection of health and wellness products and so much more! Promoting these healthy lifestyle products is in alignment with the beliefs, values and mission of Just Saying Magazine. In upcoming months, there will be more discussions on the Youngevity products. You can also visit the Youngevity store through the following link, www.justsaying.youngevity.com.
Some of the proceeds from this new on-line store will be directed to the work of Compassion International. In response to the Great Commission the world-wide organization Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. To find out more, please read the article in the ‘About Us’ section of the magazine.
The Just Saying team is one united voice wanting to reach the nations of the world to offer hope, encouragement and healing. By opening up the electronic pages of Just Saying you will experience the unfolding stories that promote healthy lifestyles through relationships, travel, music, faith, family, food, fitness, finance and fun!
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