It’s November already! WOW! I remember January 1st like it was just last week. It’s been a great year for the Ward family. I hope it’s been great for all you guys. I know for many it has been and for many others it has NOT been. I want to take a few minutes of your time here to HOPEFULLY encourage those of you who’ve not had the best year. PLEASE read on…

When I look back upon my life I notice there have been seasons where everything that was happening was awesome. Business was good, finances were good, family was good, it was ALL GOOD! I also notice when I look back that there were times when things just weren’t progressing the way they should. Some of those times were just completely unexplainable. Life is just like that, but why?

The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 3:1

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…”

This means that there will be tough times. I firmly believe that we are all here and called to support and encourage each other. Imagine if you NEVER had a difficult time at all in your lifetime. How would you ever be able to support and encourage someone and be empathetic if you’ve never known what it was like to go through a hardship. It would be tough, right? The toughest times are the times that make us into the people we need to become.

I heard a quote that went like this,

“Adversity makes some break; and some break records!”

-William A Ward

What’s the difference? I believe the difference is how we deal with the adversity. For ALL of you reading this, just know there IS a God, whether you believe it or not, and He cares for you enough to allow you to go through character-building times to help you become the person you were meant to become. Sometimes those times can be almost unbearable. God never said this life was going to be easy, but He did say he would be there with you if you call on Him.

For all of you out there going through the fire right now, stay strong. You CAN beat this thing! You CAN make it! You will get through and when you come out the other side, it will be awesome! Then you will be able to give good counsel to someone else having to go through something similar. Before you go, I want to leave you with one more quote.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

-John 16:33

Thanks so much for taking time to spend with me. If this has been of value, please like, share, retweet, etc. I hope you guys have an awesome week! You may not know, but I study and educate those that are interested in Christian Apologetics. Apologetics doesn’t mean “apology”, but instead is derived from the Greek word “Apologia” which means to give a response. In the case of Christian Apologetics, it literally means to give a response to Christianity. If you have questions about Christianity, God, Jesus, Science possibly disproving the possibility of a divine creator, or just having trouble with your faith because of circumstances I haven’t mentioned, check out this great website I love to forward people to!

Disclaimer Statement: Michael Ward is a Critical Care Registered Nurse and Wellness Consultant. He works directly with USANA Health Sciences as a brand ambassador after having an amazing product experience, specifically with the joint health product, Procosa which you can get here. Because USANA uses word of mouth advertising and relationship marketing ONLY, Michael decided to partner with them to get these amazing products out to people he cares about and that need them. You may have heard of USANA through many of the 750+ olympic and pro athletes that use their products or perhaps you have seen top USANA scientists on the Emmy Award-Winning daytime talk show the “Dr Oz Show”.

If you’d like to learn more about USANA’s award winning health products or would like to learn how to work with Michael and earn a supplemental income bringing value to others helping them to live a more healthy lifestyle, connect here.


Great Stuff In The Works!

Good morning friends! I’m really excited about some of the things I’ve got in the works for all of you out there! If you know me at all, you probably know that I have had some success as a nurse entrepreneur. You probably also know that I’ve helped lots of people achieve better physical health and financial health. AND, I’ve done pretty well as an author too! I’m not saying this to toot my own horn. I’ve said all that to say this…I want to help YOU ALL get to that NEXT LEVEL you might be seeking in your life. I firmly believe if you’re not growing, your dying.Life was meant to be lived and sometimes the only thing that’s stopping people just not having that friend or mentor that can really help give that guidance (based on experience).

This being said, I’ve really been creating some great content for all my readers out there that may be interested in becoming healthier and happier, whether that be through entrepreneurship or possibly fitness and/or health goals. Or maybe it’s just to be able to start dreaming again. Through the past 5 years I’ve come to realize that most people, as they get older, forget how to dream and often times become stagnant in life. LIFE WAS MEANT TO BE LIVED! YOU were created for GREATNESS! Let’s find it together. 🙂

I look forward to sharing all the stuff I’ve got in the pipeline with all of you. The weekend is almost here to any of you work-a-holics out there, which means 2 things:HALLOWEEN and TIME CHANGE. Remember Fall back!

Stay Healthy and Happy my friends! NurseMike OUT!!!

Good News! There IS hope in the world…

Hi friends! I wanted to get out this quick post today to encourage and strengthen all my readers. It is so easy to get wrapped up in all the hype, negative press, and negative posts showing up in ALL our social media feeds. It sometimes feels like there’s just nothing good going on in the world. From all the hurt going on in Ferguson, all the terrorism going on throughout the world, the “gloom and doom”
of the economy, and the constant barrage of senseless killings that the media shoves into our faces seemingly minute by minute, its tough to stay positive and hopeful.

These days the media is constantly fighting for our attention. Before all the technology, the only way they could get it was through the television, newspapers, and radio. However, now we all have our faces in our phones (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Periscope, etc) ALL THE TIME and the media outlets know it! They use these platforms to spread sensationalism and all the gloom and doom because it sells-we are attracted to negativity. How often do you see good news in the media? Rarely. We, for whatever reason, cannot turn away from devastation. Have you ever been stuck in traffic to find out that when you get to the cause of the traffic, it was a small fender bender of which people were slowing down to get a better look? Something inside us draws us and our attention to these types of things. It takes a toll though, doesn’t it? Subconsciously and unaware it eats at us.

Well, my hope in posting this is to let you all know that there arIMG_5249e some great things happening in the world. Also, I wanted to share with you the hope that is in Christ Jesus. When it seems like the world is going to hell and I feel like I’m losing hope, I remember who’s in control. I remember that the One who created all that is is still on
the throne! I’ve read the end of the book guys and we win this war.

So, real quick I want to let you in on some things that have happened this week in the world that you may have not gotten wind of. YES, there really is some good things going on out there, but “they” don’t want you to hear about all that stuff. So, here we go:

Read here about Bruno Serato, an Italian immigrant turned chef, that feeds 1400+ needy children EVERY DAY!

Check out this story about a woman that was paralyzed in a car accident (wait for it) and now has created a blue jean line for people confined to wheelchairs.

Think nothing good is coming out of Baltimore? Think again! Baltimore responded to its rioting by creating 3000 more jobs for its youth.

Watch this 14 year old blind autistic boy sing the National Anthem at Fenway Park a few days ago.

Bride and Groom spend their wedding day feeding 4000 Syrian Refugees

I hope you take a brief moment to read these awesome stories. With all the negative stuff we fill our minds with on the daily, it’s SO important that we feed ourselves just as much or more of the good stuff. One thing I like to do is listen to YouTube videos featuring some great motivational speakers like Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, or Eric Thomas.  I encourage you to click on one of these guys above and enjoy feeling inspired! I hope you all have a great day and a great weekend. Stay strong and keep the faith. You can’t change what’s going on in the world, but you can change you. Be the light in the darkness. Speak positivity, speak gratitude, speak love. We can all make a difference.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33

Thanks for taking the time today to read my blog! If I’ve provided value to you guys, I ask you guys to share this so to inspire and encourage others. Thanks. 🙂

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