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Some Gave All

I am inspired on Veterans Day by those who have given their lives to protect and preserve the freedoms and privileges we enjoy in this great nation.  As citizens of the greatest nation… the greatest society this world has ever seen, we cannot get away from the fact that there was a price that had to be paid for what you and I enjoy today.

The freedom for each one of you to come to your churches and worship without fear of punishment or persecution from a government or opposing sect is really a great thing.  The fact that we can crank up the volume in our worship services and sing our guts out… shout to our great God… is an amazing privilege.

But the fact is, there was a price… Some Gave It All… so that you and I can enjoy God’s blessings. I honor not only the veterans of our great country's militaries but also the veterans of our faith.

Those who sacrificed their lives for no earthly kingdom but for The Kingdom of God. There are countless “veterans of the cross” who gave up everyt…

The Hungry

"When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed." - Mother Teresa

Job said, "Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food." (Job 23:12)

When talking about giving a hungry person something to eat, I always consider sharing the Words of God with them - to help their hungering souls find that Jesus Christ is everything they need.

Let's attempt to be aware of those around us who may be hungry for something more from God in their lives... in the workplace, at the grocery store, at your neighbor's house. We are His hands and feet. We are here to share His love with others.

MLM And "Direct Sales" Truths

Recently I have been approached by an unusually high number of friends and acquaintances giving me "the pitch" on a new MLM scam... uh I mean Scheme (Freudian Slip).  This is to be expected I supposed in our current economic state.  Unemployment is at recent highs and even those who are gainfully employed are facing financial difficulties as a spouse may be unemployed or at the least haven't seen an increase in income in many years.

I try to be a good steward of the resources I feel that God has given me.  In my core value system, I feel the need to take great steps in research, and prayer prior to making a significant decision that will impact the finances of my family.  I must admit, that I always have been HIGHLY skeptical of all pyramid schemes and MLM "opportunities".  With the recent influx of solicitations, I decided to share some great resources with the few who will read this blog.

My first gut check reaction comes from the very basic laws of the unive…