My Mom, the Feminist: A Mother’s Day Tribute

20180414_105258 Matthew GarganoAs we approach Mother’s Day, and I reflect on my mom, I became supremely overwhelmed with a wave of profound gratitude and absolute awe for the woman who influenced me the most and the example she set.

My mom is from the Show Me State, the place where actions speak louder than words. Through her daily examples, which flowed naturally and effortlessly from her, those actions spoke volumes from my first living example of a woman, of how powerful women are, and how much they deserve to be loved, respected, and celebrated for their seats at the table.

The Online Etymology Dictionary defines feminism as ‘qualities of females.’ When I think of the qualities that my mom adorned and demonstrated, the ones that naturally come forth are godly, noble, loving, firm, diplomatic, devoted, unconditional love, persistent, persevering, powerful, strong, respected, trusted, beautiful, lovely, selfless, sacrificing daily, humble, steadfast, wise, champion of her family, and I can go on and on.

As I stated above, my mom was my first example of a woman. My mom set the bar and the tone of how I should view, treat, and interact with woman. My mom showed me, by her actions, the rich and defining talents of a woman.

Mom had that quiet strength—that powerfully gorgeous and commanding quiet strength which beamed from her beautiful and deep blue eyes. Those same eyes that displayed her fierce love for her children, and equally disclosed when you crossed the line. Those eyes that looked upon you with such love and kindness, yet were equally effective at correction and conviction.

I never heard my mom complain. Raising three boys and a girl, and I would argue a husband, (my dad) as well, all while balancing work, daily packed lunches, nightly dinners, grocery shopping with coupons and kids in tow, endless laundry, poison ivy, chicken pox, stitches, surgeries, school functions, little league, softball, high school football, community events, volunteerism, gave her plenty of legitimate reasons and license to more than a little whine time. But she never did.

My mom taught me God is the most important, and He is our True Source, and rightful head over our family.  I cannot tell you how much my mom prayed—and having three sons required a lot of prayer.  Even to this day, I still feel my mom’s prayers, both past and present.  I truly believe her prayers helped keep our family where it needed to be, and from going off the rails.  My mom is a prayer warrior. My mom is a warrior, period.

Mom required us to address women with respect, and that ‘yes and no ma’am’ was evidence of that respect, as was opening doors and the like.  These acts in no way diminished the power of women—quite the opposite. These acts showed deference to that power and their imperative place in the world of womanhood.

Mom taught us, through her daily actions, that being a devoted wife and mother was an incredibly incomprehensibly and profoundly critical role that formed, shaped, nurtured, and set the tone and trajectory for her family.  My mom wore her role as a wife, mother, community leader, professional, volunteer, and woman, as badge of honor. Above all, her family always came before all else; except God.  Her husband and her kids were her magnum opus.  My mom is the matriarch of our family—the glue that has held us all together, even when we were coming apart at the proverbial seams.  Thankfully, we never came apart.  We came dangerously close at times, but not quite, because of Mom.

Aside from God, without my mom, we wouldn’t be here today (and I include my dad as part of our ‘we’).  If Mom wasn’t the woman she was, we wouldn’t be the successful, compassionate, devoted, functional, steadfast sons, daughter, fathers, mothers, husbands, wife, and people we are today.  And this being said, we still can’t hold a candle this wonderful woman, who is my mom.

So, Mom, on this Mother’s Day, know that I am more grateful than words could ever express for you, who you are, your immeasurable love, and the great influence and impact you have had and still have on my life. You are my mom, my best friend, and the first woman I ever knew and loved.  Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Love always and forever,

Your son,

Matthew

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We hear a lot about God wanting to prosper us, and wanting us to prosper. So what does this really mean, and how does prospering in the Ultimate Giver’s Way look? Are you ready to put on and walk in God’s abundance and overflow? I bet it will look good on you! Where to start and what to wear? It starts with an attitude; and more specifically, The Beatitudes. Join me on the mountaintop where Jesus spoke these beautiful words and gave us the winning strategy of the “blessed are…” after basking in one minute of intro music.

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God bless!

Matthew
www.SuperNaturalLifeCoach.com


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Beware of the ‘unspoken but’ (full radio message)

Do you have certain matters before the Lord, Family? Are you counting on God to move mightily (or not so mightily, but equally as pressing) on your behalf? Is that certain ‘thing’ that you thought would be way past resolved still stubbornly in the way? Hmm. Then maybe you have an ‘unspoken but’ problem that is preventing you from fully getting behind what you are believing God to do in you, for you, or on your behalf. It’s time to go behind the scenes and find out! Enjoy one minute of intro music before sneaking out the back door for your breakthrough.

Join me every Wednesday from 7.30-8PM EST/6.30-7PM CST on the Stellar award-winning Soar Radio Network as we experience God as Elaleh (El-aw-lay’), God Who Ascends. You can listen in by downloading the app from the play store, or by visiting www.soarradio.com.

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God bless!

Matthew
www.SuperNaturalLifeCoach.com

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Leap into God (Full radio message)

What’s been holding you back, Family? This is a season of leaping! This is a time to finally break free and leap out of those things that have been holding you back, and an opportunity to leap into God, Who He wants to be for you, and what He has in store for you, like never before! So get ready to jump into your great and exciting plan, purpose, and destiny after stepping into one minute of intro music.

Join me every Wednesday from 7.30-8PM EST/6.30-7PM CST on the Stellar award-winning Soar Radio Network as we experience God as Elaleh (El-aw-lay’), God Who Ascends. You can listen in by downloading the app from the play store, or by visiting www.soarradio.com.

For people who want to see “the more” materialize in their lives.

God bless!

Matthew
www.SuperNaturalLifeCoach.com

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Step into The Book of Anointings (Full Radio Message)

I am pleased to announce the release of my second book, The Book of Anointings. This book reveals 75 anointings (equipping) that are available for you, to step into your best life now. This is going to be a year of equipping like we have never seen.

Journey with me to this week’s radio message, as I read excerpts of what The Lord gave me, after walking through one minute of intro music.

After stepping into selected pages, get ready for God to fit and fashion you with who He called you to be, and what He called you to do. Download your eCopy today for just $5 at www.SuperNaturalLifeCoach.com. Get Ready to step into your banner year. Get Ready, Get Set, GO!

Join me every Wednesday from 7.30-8PM EST/6.30-7PM CST on the Stellar award-winning Soar Radio Network as we experience God as Elaleh (El-aw-lay’), God Who Ascends. You can listen in by downloading the app from the play store, or by visiting www.soarradio.com.

For people who want to see “the more” materialize in their lives.

God bless!

Matthew
www.SuperNaturalLifeCoach.com

The Book of Anointings

Greetings Family,

I am pleased to announce the release of my new book, The Book of Anointings, which is available through my website as a downloadable PDF eBook for $5.

Webster’s Dictionary defines “anoint” as “to officially or formally choose (someone) to do or to be something.” When God anoints an individual, He sends His Holy Spirit to smear that person with a spiritual endowment that equips and enables them to step into and carry out their God-given plan and purpose here on earth. Simply put, an anointing is God’s Power on us to do good—the specific good He has created us to do.

The Lord began speaking to my spirit back in November 2018 regarding this up-and-coming New Year, saying that 2019 will be a year where He releases His Anointings upon those who have been sincerely crying out for more.

The Lord had me to press in and seek Him over these past three months to identify 75 anointings available to you. I have written about them here, in this new book, The Book of Anointings, which is available as an easily downloadable PDF eBook for $5 through my website, www.SuperNaturalLifeCoach.com.  Just click on the products and services page, add to cart, and download your copy today.

Every person has the eligibility, capacity, and potential for God’s anointing. In truth, God has a plan and a purpose already stored up for each and every one of us.  One of His great desires is that we ask Him to release us into who He called us to be, and what He called us to do—our Divine Destiny and Kingdom eternal purpose.

The Great Endower echoes this truth throughout the Universe with a resounding rub of reverberation: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).

This will be an unprecedented year for many, Family. This will be a year where God mixes the former and the latter rains, and a year where the sower will overtake the reaper.

This is going to be a year of equipping like we have never seen.  So, get ready for God to fit and fashion you with who He called you to be, and what He called you to do.

I pray that God break through for you, and bless you in ways that you never thought possible, above and beyond anything you could ever ask or imagine!

Get Ready to step into your banner year. Get Ready, Get Set, GO!

Click on the link below to learn more, and to purchase your eCopy today!

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With warmest regards,

Matthew

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When Jesus uttered His dying words on the Cross “It is finished,” He was putting the final nails in Satan’s coffin of a false start and a bad ending, while speaking and releasing life to the way things should be, based on the Father’s original intent. This Chosen One, who paid a prolific price, making this extravagant and costly gift of a fresh and free start available to all who could not afford to pay, was providing a course correction. This Beloved and Begotten Son, sent to save the world through Himself, was speaking about permanently providing salvation for all who believe and receive.

Many people understand this message of the Cross, but still underestimate His all-encompassing words of what was finished. Jesus dying on that cross was a final demarcation that He had, once and for all, defeated death.  That the wages of sin, which up until now, had been death, were now paid in full by the sinless and matchless life, death, and resurrection of this Son of God and Son of Man.

So, what was really finished? Many are short-sighted, taking a 180-degree view of the forward-reaching Power of the Savior’s Blood Sacrifice, and therefore, don’t get past their past; or even as debilitating, don’t apply this same Eternal Blood to what was, so that what will be doesn’t have to be what was.

Break out this this cycle today, by taking a 360-degree approach from the view of the Cross, so you can move forward, no longer tethered to you past; but in complete victory, full steam ahead, powered by the Blood of the Lamb.

Break the bonds of your past, so you can catapult into your future, after frolicking forward in one minute of intro music.

Join me every Wednesday from 7.30-8PM EST/6.30-7PM CST on the Stellar award-winning Soar Radio Network as we experience God as Elaleh (El-aw-lay’), God Who Ascends. You can listen in by downloading the app from the play store, or by visiting www.soarradio.com.

For people who want to see “the more” materialize in their lives.

God bless!

Matthew
www.SuperNaturalLifeCoach.com



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