Friday, September 15, 2017

What I Gain Through His Pain


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I pray that the Lord will bless your writing ministry. You have a talent for writing in a way that grips the reader. I found it difficult to put the book down and became really caught up in the story. I especially liked the part where you talked about living for God. It was written with conviction, simplicity and straightforwardness. I appreciated reading old time religion. I believe that God will bless that which glorifies Him. 
-Myra Omeler, RN, BSN 

Do you ever feel like God isn’t listening? Do you feel alone, discouraged, or abandoned? In this poignant self-reflection, Nicole Benoit-Roy shows how God is very active, no matter what we go through. Jesus gave his life so we could have a personal, fulfilling relationship with Him. Follow Benoit-Roy through her struggles to find where God was during each struggle, from an abusive work situation to the death of her brother, from separation from her husband through renewing their relationship, and much more. You are not alone. Nicole is an amazing woman. She immigrated from Haiti, has overcome language and cultural conflicts, is highly educated, and is a woman fully devoted to God. Her book will inspire you. 

-Patricia Renard Scholes, Author of the Lorekeeper series 

Being a woman, born in a foreign land, which she still adores, a wife, a mother to an only child, an educator, and a churchgoer, Nicole has been a completely absorbed individual with lots on her plate. Yet, she finds time to fulfill her ultimate dream, which she holds dearly, to become an author. With this book in which she describes her ordeal, adapting herself to her new life in America, Nicole poignantly exposes the hard way to true and brilliant success. Hence, the reasons I recommend this autobiography to those still struggling for success. 


-Jean-Claude Blaise, M.S. Ed.This was quite an interesting read. When I first started out I wasn't sure at all what it involved but now after reading this author's non-fictional Christian Read, I can say it was one good read. There were things that I did ponder about and will think about long after the read. Would I recommend this read as a good Christian read.... YES! The best to you and all you pursue in life. I am sure that with God's help you will get there! 

-Arlena Dean 

Ms. Nicole Benoit Roy's engaging writing style makes this a fascinating read. One that provides insight into Haitian culture and some of the challenges of assimilating into American culture. Most importantly she shares God's marvelous working in her life. This book is eye opening and inspiring. 

-Myra Omeler, RN, BSN 

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 What I Gain Through His Pain, by Nicole Benoit-Roy

Genre: Christian Non-fiction

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In a society filled with easy Christianity and cheap grace, Nicole Benoit-Roy takes her relationship with Christ to a much deeper level. Since becoming a Christian, she has been learning about her newfound Savior, Jesus Christ. She is an educator who vows to be a student for as long as she lives. The more she learns about the cross of Christ, the more she realizes the importance of it in her life. As she meditates on His suffering, she concludes that His pain is the reason for every blessing in her life. In this book, "What I Gain Through His Pain," she shares her story about the benefit of the cross as she expresses gratefulness for His pain.

 

Nicole is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in educational leadership at Andrews University. She directs the Children Ministries Department at her church. She works as a special education teacher by day, a literature evangelist by night, and writes during the wee hours of the night. She enjoys reading and playing the piano (beginner). Nicole struggled with college writing, which lead her to eventually drop out. For this reason, one of her many goals in life is to become a best-selling author to the glory of God. She won the 2012 Sharp Witt Book Award for her first book: Jesus Loves Everybody: Especially Me. Nicole and her husband, Roosevelt Roy, have been married since 1994, and are the proud parents of a handsome brown-eyed son, Nolan. They currently live in Brooklyn, New York.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

"What I Gain Through His Pain" Book Tour

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

What I Gain Through His Pain

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What I gain

In a society filled with easy Christianity and cheap grace, Nicole Benoit-Roy takes her relationship with Christ to a much deeper level. Since becoming a Christian, she has been learning about her newfound Savior, Jesus Christ. She is an educator who vows to be a student for as long as she lives. The more she learns about the cross of Christ, the more she realizes the importance of it in her life. As she meditates on His suffering, she concludes that His pain is the reason for every blessing in her life. In this book, "What I Gain Through His Pain," she shares her story about the benefit of the cross as she expresses gratefulness for His pain. 



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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

3 Overlooked Facts in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Background:

It is no secret that childhood obesity has been affecting young children in our society for decades. Our schools have worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide foods to our children in the hope of preventing childhood obesity, but to no avail. Many families also practice healthy eating and provide good examples for their children. However, independently both entities are failing in their attempt to combat overweight in children. "Therefore, policy makers and [parents] should work in partnership to consider the evaluation of new policies prior to implementation" (Williams et al., 2015). It is imperative that, to fight against childhood obesity, home and school team up in order to help kids make intelligent dietary decisions.

Alternative

When home and school make wise food choices, especially in implementing "whole-grains" and eliminating "refined grains" (Woo Baidal & Taveras, 2014), these decisions can impact our children's health positively in terms of weight maintenance. The children's environment should be saturated with good food choices without the opportunity to make wrong choices. The conflicting choices children make relating to their diet are due to the inconsistencies in the types of foods provided both at home and at school. Lobstein et al. (2015) state, "The more an environment consistently promotes healthy behaviour, the greater the likelihood that such behaviour will occur." If both home and school consistently provide healthy choices, the children's taste buds will be programmed to want the right foods at an early age. Then the "obesity epidemic" (Fung et al., 2012) over our children "by the age of 5 years" (Cunningham, Kramer, & Narayan, 2014) will be reduced.

1) Saturate the children's environment with good food choices.

Influence

Intelligent food choices made by parents and school officials can prove beneficial to helping children make wise choices themselves. Under the care of their elders, children mimic behaviors, whether right or wrong. When adults make dietary decisions, it is important to note that the children are watching and are ready to model their behavior. Our decisions drive their decisions. For instance, children should never be presented with the opportunity to choose between "carbonated drinks . . . [and] healthy fruit juices" (Karnik & Kanekar, 2012). At least not during childhood as it puts the children in a compromising situation. The mere fact that they are presented with carbonated drinks, in their minds, means it is acceptable. Children presented with a range of healthy choices from the start will not have to be forced to choose unappealing healthy foods which can lead to avoidance behaviors (Hanks, Just, & Wansink, 2013).

Effortless Effort

Without the right people (at home and school) teaming up to reduce childhood obesity, every effort made by a single influence will not work. Policies made at the school "level of influence" (Williams et al., 2015) without parents on board will not succeed because after all is said and done at school, children will go home where poor foods choices are potentially available. As the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) teams up with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) "to improve students’ nutritional intake," parents should also be a part of this team since they are responsible for their children's dietary needs outside of school (Taber, Chriqui, Powell, & Chaloupka, 2013).

2) Team up the right people (home and school).

Who Should care?

Childhood obesity should be every caretaker's concern. Wise decisions need to be made regarding children's diet in order to remediate the issue. Schools, in their effort to solve this problem, have only worsened it. Many families, as well, are concerned about the quality of the foods they provide for their children. Apart from each other, home and school have not been able to resolve the issue of childhood weight gain. However, collaboration between the two may help children make wise food choices. The partnership will also eliminate every opportunity for conflicting choices if healthy choices are consistently provided at school and at home.

3) Make wise decisions regarding the children's diet.


You're probably wondering...

What Does Food Have to Do with Finding Identity in Christ? Well! Everything! The mere fact that what the children eat affects their mental ability to function is cause for concerns. When the food they eat causes their body to malfunction that's because the brain itself is malfunctioning. And if the brain malfunctions they cannot discern spiritual things. White (1864) states,  "The health of the mind is dependent upon the health of the body.  [Tweet "As Christian parents . . . in order to strengthen in them . . . the love of spiritual things, we"] must regulate the manner of our living, dispense with animal food, and use grains, vegetables, and fruits, as articles of food" (p. 20).


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References

Cunningham, S. A., Kramer, M. R., & Narayan, K. V. (2014). Incidence of childhood obesity in the United States. New England Journal of Medicine, 370(5), 403-411. Fung, C., Kuhle, S., Lu, C., Purcell, M., Schwartz, M., Storey, K., & Veugelers, P. J. (2012). From “best practice" to" next practice": the effectiveness of school-based health promotion in improving healthy eating and physical activity and preventing childhood obesity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9(1), 1. Hanks, A. S., Just, D. R., & Wansink, B. (2013). Smarter lunchrooms can address new school lunchroom guidelines and childhood obesity. The Journal of Pediatrics, 162(4), 867-869. Karnik, S., & Kanekar, A. (2012). Childhood obesity: a global public health crisis. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 3(1), 1-7. Lobstein, T., Jackson-Leach, R., Moodie, M. L., Hall, K. D., Gortmaker, S. L., Swinburn, B. A., & et al. (2015). Child and adolescent obesity: part of a bigger picture. The Lancet, 385(9986), 2510-2520. Taber, D. R., Chriqui, J. F., Powell, L., & Chaloupka, F. J. (2013). Association between state laws governing school meal nutrition content and student weight status: implications for new USDA school meal standards. JAMA Pediatrics, 167(6), 513-519. White, E. G. (1864). An appeal to mothers. Battle Creek, MI: Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association. Williams, A. J., Henley, W. E., Williams, C. A., Hurst, A. J., Logan, S., & Wyatt, K. M. (2013). Systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between childhood overweight and obesity and primary school diet and physical activity policies. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10(1), 1. Woo Baidal, J. A., & Taveras, E. M. (2014). Protecting progress against childhood obesity—the National School Lunch Program. New England Journal of Medicine, 371(20), 1862-1865.