Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
- Decide what you have to spend. Make a list and be realistic. Paying in cash may help you keep control. Let your children see your careful planning – you’ll be teaching them a valuable life-long lesson.
- Manage expectations early. If things are tight don’t be afraid to say so to family members. You’ll probably all be in the same boat and it may lead to a happier Christmas for them too!
- See if relatives will club together with you to buy children what they would like, rather than individually over indulging them and all feeling out of pocket.
- Buy fewer presents but more cheaper trimmings like paper chains and crackers. They all add to the fun without costing very much.
- Never take out a Christmas loan! Remember the possible consequences could be disastrous for you and your family.
- Give ironing or baby-sitting vouchers or make presents as opposed to buying them. For example, delicious homemade biscuits, chocolates and fudge make a lovely gift and show you've spent time and care.
- Remember, you can't buy love. Don't feel guilty if you can't afford the latest present for your children. Your love and affection will last longer in the memory than any toy can.
- Don't fall into the trap of reciprocal gift giving and don't buy out of obligation.
- Don't overspend in the January sales, in spite of how good a bargain you might see. Make a budget and stick to it and if possible, leave those credit cards at home.
- Enjoy all the low cost things on offer – the lights in town, get togethers, making mince pies, playing family board games, seeing your kids in the school nativity – and have a very Happy Christmas!
Friday, November 26, 2010
- November 28 - First Sunday of Advent
- December 5 - Second Sunday of Advent
- December 12 - Third Sunday of Advent
- December 19 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
- Voting publicly recognizes that we submit to the authority of the political system in our nation as established by God. Romans 13:1-7
- Voting recognizes the equality of all people and their right to speak and be heard. Deuteronomy 10:17-19
- Voting is one way that we can obey God's command to seek the good of those around us and our nation as a whole. Jeremiah 29:7
- Voting shows that we care deeply about who our leaders are as we are urged to offer prayer and intercession on their behalf. 1 Timothy 2:1,2
- Voting is a simple yet significant way we can do something about politics in our nation. 'All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing', Edmund Burke. Psalms 34:14
- Voting makes a difference the way a grain of salt makes a difference, and that is how we are to influence our society for good. Matthew 5:13
- Voting is a privilege not to be taken for granted. Those of us who reap the benefits of living in a democracy should play a part in upholding democracy.
- Not voting is a form of voting, as it will influence the outcome. We need to take responsibility for our actions, as well as our lack of actions. Luke 10:25-37
- Voting is part of our stewardship to use all the resources we have been given in ways that honor God; to waste a vote is to squander a gift.
- Voting is Biblical. The Bible contains numerous references to "casting lots." (ex. Proverbs 16:33) Acts 14:23 shows that the early Christians elected elders by voting.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
"The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching" (1 Timothy 5:17).
“Only through a return to faith in God, as God revealed Himself to man in Jesus Christ, can modern man and his society find redemption from the tyranny of evil.”
“114 became ministers; 13 were state governors; 3 were U. S. Supreme Court judges; 20 were U.S. Senators; 33 were U. S. Congressmen; Aaron Burr, Jr. became Vice-President; and James Madison became President.”
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
- At the heart of Pentecost is Holiness
- Your entry into cutting-edge seminary training
- "Be ye holy" is not a Christian option!
- "Peace" and "Holiness" reflect two sides of the same person
Friday, October 1, 2010
The Holiness Seminar at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Clevaland, Tennessee is fast approaching. If you have not registered, now is the time to do so. Go to (www.ptseminary.edu) to the flashing panel (item 2). Complete the Registration Form and click to send it.
If you have a minister friend nearby, perhaps you could call and invite him/her, and travel together You may order the required reading books. Book prices will be sent with the syllabus.
This seminar is especially designed for the Church of God of Prophecy, the Church of God, and other interested parties. We look forward to this historic gathering to discuss a doctrine we mutually embrace.
Monday, September 27, 2010
- A lack of accountability and too much power.
- Unresolved conflict at home.
- Limited time spent along with God.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
- How do you hope your co-workers will think about you after you've transitioned to another job or into retirement?
- What would you like your spouse to say at your funeral?
- What legacy do you want to leave your children?
- How would you want your church or community to describe your involvement in it?
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
- Pride. Pontification is an easy sin. We want to be seen as wise and so we use our bully pulpit to "lead" even if we don't have a clue what we are doing.
- Laziness. Using the same material each year and expecting it to be fresh and valuable as the day it was thought up. And, pretending to be busy just for the sake of being busy.
- Defensiveness. Every critical statement made by colleagues isn't the result of their psychopathology. Leaders mess up and ought to be able to admit it.
- Jealousy. We tear down our more prolific/famous colleagues because it makes us feel less of a failure.