Peace Protest Pros and Cons: Should Your Church Get Involved

Peace Protest Pros and Cons: Should Your Church Get Involved Are you a church leader or even just a member of your congregation that believes in doing good throughout the community as well as the world? If you are, you may be currently unhappy with the state of the world, particularly with a focus on foreign affairs. The war in Iraq is an issue that many church groups and religions, possibly your own, wish that they could solve. Unfortunately, this is often a lot easier said than done. Since many religious leaders and church congregations are unable to stop wars from occurring in the world, as well as be unable to bring home all American troops, many have decided to …

The Joy of The Lord.

The Joy of The Lord. The Joy of The Lord. Acts 20:21-20:29 (NIV, NIRV, TNIV, KJV) The Joy of The lord. Acts 20:21-29. The Bible states that The Joy of the Lord is My strength my rock and my shield. I am witness to many a tribulation and suffering in this life. Many are persecuted and beaten for the sake of the Gospel and many are killed. A friend of mine from India reported that a couple of His evangelist friends after witnessing for Jesus were on a road returning home, when two gunmen jumped them and beat them severely. But the Joy of the Lord sustains them and I in this world of Indiscision and hate. Two Ministers went …

The Heart-Warming Gratitude

The Heart-Warming Gratitude Thank you very much. I am obliged. Gratitude, a quality that is a must to live a good life. Gratitude, a quality that makes both the giver and the receiver happy. Somebody helped me and I forgot about it. Somebody helped me and I remembered it and said thanks. What is better? Many of us forget to thank. We take everything for granted. We take help as our right. How many of us express gratitude towards earth for allowing us to live on it? How many of us express gratitude towards sun for giving us its light and life to us? How many of us express gratitude to water for quenching our thirst? How many of us …

Perk Up Your Smile — And Maybe Your Paycheck

Perk Up Your Smile — And Maybe Your Paycheck There might be more truth than you think to the term “million-dollar smile.” Research has found evidence of a possible connection between your appearance and how much is in your paycheck. In a study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, researchers found that good-looking people tend to earn 5 percent more an hour than their less attractive cohorts. Other studies suggest that a smile is a major factor in the overall impression a person makes on the job, during a job interview and in social situations outside the workplace. Virtually all Americans say a smile is an important social asset, according to a study conducted for the American …