Jean Marcoux’s Insights into Powerful Living
A free monthly newsletter filled with insights to becoming all that you can be, realizing your full potential in life. June, 2009
This Month’s Insights: 1. June: The Month of the Bride 2. Health Tip of the Month by Dr. Jim Marcoux
INSIGHTS TO POWERFUL LIVING
June: The Month of the Bride
Picture this: A beautiful blushing bride in a flowing white dress, with a garland of white baby‟s breath and white roses set atop of a long bridal veil adorning her head. A beautiful sight. The Church is depicted in the Bible as such a bride to our Lord Jesus Christ. God parallels our marriage on this earth to His marriage to the church in this way: “…Submitting yourselves to one another in the fear of God. Wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church: and He is the savior of the body… Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it: that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious
church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.” Ephesians Chapter 5: Verses 21-28. To some women, what the Bible instructs them to do – be submissive to their husbands – is problematic. But, I‟m glad that the main responsibility of handling my family affairs is in the hands of my husband. It‟s first his responsibility then mine. But remember God‟s word also says to submit to one another before it says that wives must submit to their husbands. I take this to mean that, although the husband has the first say in matters, the two partners need to come into agreement on important matters. And women, savor that which is also written in the same scripture – Husbands must love their wives as Christ loved the Church! Wives the fact that Christ suffered and died for His Church should make you feel very valuable to your husbands! According to the Lord‟s instruction, they must be willing to lay down their lives for you. That‟s a very comforting thought. And because they love you that much, it would behoove you to listen and respect their wishes. Of course, if your husband‟s directives conflict with your ethical beliefs then the head in that matter should be the Holy Spirit. God‟s Word is the binding and final authority in our house. Generally, if you both keep God‟s Word and let the authority flow properly in your household, your entire family will be blessed and peace will reign in your home. This is the manner in which Christ loves the church and the manner in which we should love and reverence each other: “As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me is love.” Song of Solomon Chapter 2: Verse 3.
Health Tip of the Month by Dr. Jim Marcoux
Did you know that margarine is one molecule away from plastic? It contains partially hydrogenated oil which cannot be digested in the stomach. This could very well lead to hardening of the arteries. What is partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils? It‟s the process used by food manufacturing companies to cause their food to have a lot longer shelf life than the food without this process. It is the process of heating oil and passing hydrogen bubbles through it. If you fully hydrogenate, you create a solid (a fat) out of the oil. But if you stop part way, you have a semi-solid partially hydrogenated oil that has a consistency like
butter only it‟s a lot cheaper. Because of that consistency, and because it is inexpensive, it‟s a big favorite as a butter-substitute among food manufacturers. Unlike butter or virgin coconut oil, hydrogenated oils contain high levels of trans-fats. A trans-fat is an otherwise normal fatty acid that has been “transmogrified” by high-heat processing of a free oil. The fatty acids can be doubled-linked, cross-linked, bond-shifted, twisted or messed up in a variety of other ways. Trans-fats are poisons, just like arsenic or cyanide. They interfere with the metabolic processes of life by taking the place of a natural substance that performs a critical function. And that is the definition of a poison. A great portion of this information as well as additional information on this subject is found on www.treelight.com/health/nutrition/PartiallyHydrogenatedOils.html So, read all labels - on baked goods especially - but also on candy, soups and frozen meals. Taking time to read food labels could literally save your life! At all costs stay far away from foods that have hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil!
About the Doctor:
As a Chiropractor, Dr. Jim Marcoux specializes in the field of nutritional counseling, cranial work and Kinesiology. (Visit www.icak.com to learn more about Kinesiology.) We have two books in our office jammed packed with testimonial letters proving that God has blessed Dr. Jim to be a vessel for healing many patients. Mention this newsletter and we‟ll set you up with a free consultation at the office with our compliments - you might be the next one to write a testimonial letter about your healing! Please visit our office website at dwp.bigplanet.com/drjimmarcoux. We look forward to working with you to get your health up to speed. You may contact our office for an appointment at 734525-0200.
Jean’s Book Signings Schedule:
Jean has been invited to have book signings at various book stores in the next several months. Here is her schedule: (All Saturdays) June 27th Borders Book Store in Ann Arbor, Michigan 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM July 11th Borders Book Store in Dearborn, Michigan 10:00 A.M – 1:00 PM July 25th Barnes and Nobles in Troy, Michigan 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
We will keep you posted on definite dates and places for late July and August book signings in the next newsletter we release. Jean would love to meet you, and especially members of the „Fans of War of the Spirits‟ group in Face Book. If you belong to Face Book, why not join this group to show your support? If you‟re not a member, we invite you to sign up with Face Book.com and join the group!!!
Adventure Book with a Powerful Message!
We‟re proud to announce Jean‟s book „War of the Spirits: Knighthood of the Brethren‟ for ages 8-108. This book will help Believers realize the power they have within themselves, through the Holy Spirit, to be victorious against demons that they may encounter on a daily basis (such as depression, bitterness, pride, jealousy, etc.) And it just may make Believers out of non-believers. This book is not only a war story, but a love story. It shows the Lord‟s mercy, grace and unconditional love for even the worst of hardened criminals. His heart is to draw all people to Himself, so they may feel cherished and forgiven. War of the Spirits: Knighthood of the Brethren illustrates God‟s overwhelming love for all of mankind. War of the Spirits Companion workbooks for ages 10-14 and ages 15-adult, are also available. Individuals who donate to Still Waters International Ministries may receive a discount based on the number of books ordered. (To qualify for the discount, your order must be placed by calling 1-877-871-KIDS. Discount does not apply to orders placed through the website.) Schools, Youth leaders and Adult Bible Study groups qualify for more of a discount based on the number of books ordered. The majority of the proceeds from Jean‟s books and War of the Spirits products go to fund our ministry for underprivileged children. Visit our ministry website at www.stillwatersintl.com to view our entire “War of the Spirits” product line or to place an order or you may call 1-877-871-KIDS for more information. The suggested donation amounts on our website include the cost of shipping and handling. NEW - Coming Soon: an intriguing sequel to the first book, „War of the Spirits: Knighthood of the Brethren.‟ It centers around a warrior princess with unusual gifts that she uses in battle. The second book is an exciting adventure story for ages 6 and all the way up to 106, dealing with spiritual warfare on a less graphic
keel. A third book, a swashbuckling story about pirates on the high seas, is in the early planning stage.
We welcome you to become Supporters of Still Waters International Ministries. It‟s especially crucial at this time to receive your prayers and financial support. Jean‟s agent has advised us that a professor from Carnegie Mellon University is interested creating a video game based on our War of the Spirits books. It is urgent that we raise $3500.00 toward production costs and a federal trademark needed for the video game. Please pray about seeding whatever amount the Lord puts on your heart for this particular cause. It is time that we have wholesome video games offered to young and old alike. It‟s needed in these troubled times, amidst Dungeons and Dragons and Harry Potter games and movies. You may send your donations to: S.W.I.M., P.O. Box 2096, Howell, MI 48844. All donations are tax deductible.
What people are saying about ‘War of the Spirits’:
“My kids (ages 8 and 9) and I just finished your War of the Spirits book. Never a dull moment in that book! It was very exciting. Next we‟re going to start the workbook. We‟re all excited about that!” Anna J. ********** “Jean, I‟m reading your book. It‟s really good!” Sandy, age 72. ********** “We are looking forward to using your War of the Spirits book and workbooks this Fall as our curriculum for the children‟s and youth groups here at church.” Debbie, Youth Director. ********** “I liked your book. I liked the sea monster and that some kids in the book were able to move so fast from one place to another.” Elijah, age 8. **********
“I just did a book report on your book. I thought it was very good. I thought it was cool that the soldiers could run and jump up really far with their boots. I liked General Goodhart, the guy who let the kids use his abandoned train station. He was cool. And there were things in your book that I could relate to as a kid, like the alarm clock going off too early…” Ben, age 12.
********** “Jean‟s book, „War of the Spirits: Knighthood of the Brethren‟, has changed my life. It made me keenly aware of the importance of putting on the full armor of God. This story has the makings of a great movie and could impact many lives, young and old alike.” Joseph Zabrosky – Author, producer, actor and screenplay writer. ********** “I just finished your book, „War of the Spirits: Knighthood of the Brethren‟. It has been my constant companion on several recent plane trips. I enjoyed the book very much and found it a good way to learn or be reminded of Scripture verses. You integrated the Word with the story in an engaging way that [made me want] to keep on reading. And the fact that you used teenaged kids to be the main characters should give the book a strong appeal across several different age groups. I do wish God‟s blessings on the important message you are giving us.” Dr. Alan Zimmerman, Author and motivational speaker.
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About the Author:
Jean Marcoux is a freelance writer and author of the „War of the Spirits‟ book series. She is also a motivational speaker who has spoken at various conferences and at health seminars with her husband, Dr. Jim Marcoux. She has recently appeared on several TV and radio programs. Jean is co-founder of Still Waters International Ministries (S.W.I.M.), a ministry for needy children.
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