Here is one of those stories that give hope and that is very inspirational to people and make them hold on even when it seems like the world is just going to end. Our family used to attend a white garment church (one of the African institutional churches), a prayerful church, but with little knowledge of the word of God. Prayer is good, but not effective without Truth, Righteousness, Evangelism, Faith, Salvation and Word of God. These seven virtues help one to live a holy life.
What does fear, shame and embarrassment have in common? You experience all three in most churches across America during the giving part of the worship service.
We have all heard Malachi 3:8 used during the giving part of any church service, but its never exegesis during a bible study. Why is it that the people of God are made to feel fearful during the giving part of the service? The leaders want you to be cheerful, but when the element of fear is used to convince you to give, all of the cheerfulness leaves.
Have you ever had the wrong impression about something or someone? I can see the heads nodding! We all have and will throughout our lifetime, it is just a part of life. We turn on the tap an automatically expect cold or hot water to flow and if cold water comes out of the hot water tap, we react as if there was a grave emergency of sorts, which would paralyze us from washing the dishes or food in cold water. Yikes!!
Inmate's having nothing to do, except think up new con's to play on unsuspecting, friends, family and pen-pals. I can't cover all of them but, will attempt to give you enough, you should be able to tell if you are a victim of these scams. Some of you will not believe that you are being scammed, that is how good some of these inmates are, until it is too late and you have lost something of value.
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“She keeps repeating it over and over again. We’ve been back to this shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since we started all of this,” the woman told the volunteer.
“What is it she keeps asking for?” she asked.
In 2006, I made a commitment to gradually give all of my Berkshire Hathaway stock to philanthropic foundations. I couldn't be happier with that decision.
Now, Bill and Melinda Gates and I are asking hundreds of rich Americans to pledge at least 50% of their wealth to charity. So I think it is fitting that I reiterate my intentions and explain the
thinking that lies behind them.
The petit blonde girl in front of me was struggling to keep her emotions in check "I'm going to cry and I don't want to cry because it's going to ruin my make up" she said. Little did she realise that I too, behind the camera, was also struggling to keep my composure. It had been an emotional day one way and another but now as we neared the end of the shoot and the realisation of what we had achieved was beginning to hit home we were both in danger of "losing it". Allow me to explain...
Having four visiting family members, the wife was very busy, so I offered to go to the store for her to get some needed items, which included light bulbs, paper towels, trash bags, detergent, and Clorox. So off I went.
I scurried around the store, gathered up my goodies, and headed for the checkout counter, only to be blocked in the narrow aisle by a young man who appeared to be about sixteen-years-old. I wasn't in a hurry, so I patiently waited for the boy to realize that I was there. This was when he waved his hands excitedly in the air and declared in a loud voice, "Mommy, I'm over here."
Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at the church, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel Tracts.
This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside, as well as pouring down rain. The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, "OK, dad, I'm ready." His Pastor dad asked, "Ready for what?"
It deepened the soul and stretched the heart – staring into that shimmering sea. Contained within walls of weather-polished stones, it was but a speck, when side-by-side with the world. But here, in the solitude of shady elms, it was a grand escape.
Sitting on that moss-covered rock, my skin would tingle as fragments of sunlight found their way through the branches above. The lily pads danced under my touch, their blossoms so soft and fragrant. Songbirds serenaded me – me, their sole audience.
Show forth the Praises of our king by Laboring for Truth.
This is trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe. (I Tim 4:9-10)
With my heart pounding in my throat and my adrenaline on supercharge, Icrawled out the door of the small Cessna airplane and balanced precariouslyon a small step. This was it, there was no going back. I spread my arms andlegs out into the arch position and let go.
NOW THERE'S A QUESTION, AND I DOUBT I'M THE ONLY ONE TO ASK IT, OR WONDER UPON IT.
I have to let you know up front I'm a Christian. I almost hate using that term because now days the very word is associated with hypocrites. I don't want to be considered a hypocrite but the truth is, I'm a sinner. Not close to perfect in anyway, and although I want to do what's right, I fail time and time again. That's why I need Jesus. It's only through Him I have any hope at all in reaching heaven.