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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DOES YOUR LIFE POINT OTHERS TO JESUS?


“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may
see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” - Matthew 5:16



 
A story is told of a man who would stop every morning to pick up
the early edition of the newspaper at a small grocery store. One
morning when he arrived at work, the man found that by mistake
he had taken two newspapers instead of one. He first thought of
paying the grocer the extra price the next morning. But then after a
moment’s consideration, he got in his car, drove back to the store,
and returned the paper.
 
About a week later, the shop owner discovered that someone had
stolen money from the grocery store. When police pinpointed the
time it occurred, the grocer remembered only two people being in
the store at the time—and one was the man who had returned the
paper.
 
The grocer immediately dismissed the man as a suspect, saying,
“That man is really honest. He came all the way back here just to
return a newspaper he took by mistake.” The police then focused
their investigation on the other man, who soon made a full
confession. This man’s honesty made a big impression on that non-
Christian storeowner.
 
As Christians, our walk should always resemble our talk. This is
especially true in the eyes of a watching world, whose impressions
and opinions of Christianity are formed based upon their
interactions with Christians. So when it comes to honesty, live far
above reproach, letting your good works shine in a dark world and
bringing glory to God!
 
Prayer Challenge
Ask God to help you live the kind of life that points others to Jesus
Christ.
 
What are some areas of your life today where you can be a light to
people who don’t know Jesus Christ?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Update #4: Prayers4Players



Those of you who read our little blog might know about our group of prayer warriors called Prayers4Players. If not, let me help with that.

This started as an idea from a follower named Christy. The goal was to simply pray for a group of athletes, no matter which school you are a fan of. The prayer would not be for victory in a game, but victory over evil in their lives. Simply put, we are praying for their lives. 

We hear so much of the bad in athletics, that we wanted to accentuate the good, and pray for the Grace that can only come from a relationship with God.

If you would like to join our efforts, please feel free to do so. You don't have to make it public if you do not wish to, or you could contact Christy on twitter at @taershell or email her at christyg1119@gmail.com

The more the merrier 

God Bless

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Think Before You Donate

We received this as an email. Whether this is true or not, the point is to make sure where you spend your donations.
 
Your local Church should always be your first choice, but not your only way of showing "Love" toward your fellow man.
 
THINK BEFORE YOU DONATE!
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS:   As you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep the following facts in mind:
The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans'
salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses
MARCH OF DIMES
It is called the March of Dimes because
only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.
The United Way
President Brian Gallagher
receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.
UNICEF
CEO Caryl M. Stern receives
$1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE.
Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.
GOODWILL 
CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.
You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT. 
He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy. 
$0.00 goes to help anyone! 
Stop giving to this man.
Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
GO "GREEN" AND PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE IT WILL DO SOME GOOD:
The Salvation Army
Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only
$13,000 per year(plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.
96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.
The American Legion
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. 
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Disabled American Veterans
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. 
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Military Order of PurpleHearts
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary
. 
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Vietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
Make a Wish:For children's last wishes.
100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.
St. Jude Research Hospital
100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and cannot afford to pay.
Ronald McDonald Houses
All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critically ill Children in the hospital.
100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.
Lions Club International
100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE BLIND, BUY HEARING AIDES, SUPPORT MEDICAL MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THEIR LATEST UNDERTAKING
IS MEASLES VACCINATIONS (ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).