Suppose you’ve booked a flight to another city. Before you are permitted to board the plane, you must first have your baggage checked. Airport security is looking for a couple of things. First, they’ll put your bag on a scale to make sure it’s not overweight. Second, they’re looking to see if you’re carrying anything harmful or dangerous. It’s okay for you to carry clothes with you, but not bombs.

Thursday, 05 July 2012 13:39

Daily Forgiving

Written by Pamela Boswell

Is there someone you know who makes your heart beat faster, your breath shorter, your throat tighter or your stomach more acidic every time you see or think of them? If so, there is a very good chance that you have been offended and have not granted that person forgiveness.

Thursday, 05 July 2012 13:03

Celebrating American Independence

Written by Bob Crittendon

Imagine this – a nation founded on the principles of the Bible, where God’s heart is expressed in the laws and conduct of the people. What an amazing system of government and an atmosphere of goodness that could be! Now, consider these words:

Thursday, 05 July 2012 12:58

Guidelines for Giving

Written by Dave Ramsey

Question: My husband and I are debt-free, and we have $100,000 saved. We like to give, rather than loan, money to family members if they’re having financial problems. Can you give us some advice on how to establish giving guidelines?

Thursday, 05 July 2012 12:57

Stephen and the Stiffnecks

Written by Joe Martin, Venture Church

I’ve been working through Acts and recently came to the text concerning the arrest and martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 6:13-7:42).Stephen is arrested by a mob and brought before the council under the same charges that Jesus was accused of; blasphemy of Moses through alteration of the law and blasphemy towards God through hostility towards the Temple (Acts 6:13-14). While Stephen is on trial, he quickly turns the tables on his prosecutors. He begins by addressing them with respectful terms like “brothers and fathers,” but by the end of his address, he calls them “stiff-necked” and “uncircumcised.”

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:46

Practicing Healthy Self-Talk

Written by Doug Hudgins

Have you ever noticed how much you talk to yourself? Throughout the day, hundreds of internal impromptu monologues are performed on the stage of your mind. As you interpret the experiences of life, you do so largely with words. The content of this self-talk can be constructive and helpful, or very misleading and even destructive. Research shows that we can speak to ourselves at a rate of over 1,000 words per minute. At that rate, you can very quickly talk yourself into going in a positive or negative direction. In order to avoid out of control, confusing and possibly hurtful responses in life, and to live in a way that is pleasing to God, it is important to learn to think biblically and to talk to yourself rather than just listen to yourself.

Book Reviews

  • Books to Read

    When I Am Afraid

    Edward T. Welch

     

    When I Am Afraid by Edward T. Welch is a short book.  It is also a very powerful book.  The author sets forth his intended goals at the beginning of the book.

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Faith at Work

  • Michael Jernigan, Jr, Assistant Manager, Sam's Club

    RRJ:  As a manager at Sam’s Club, what does your job entail?

     

     

    Michael:  I assist and develop in directing our management team in all facility operations. I assist in providing supervision and development opportunities for members of management and hourly associates. I assist in directing and guiding members of management and hourly associates on proper member service approaches and techniques. I contribute to membership and sales growth. I coordinate, complete and oversee job-related activities and assignments. I ensure compliance with company policies and procedures and support our company mission, values and standards of ethics and integrity.

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