~~The movie, Wonder
"If they stare, let them stare. You can't blend in when you are born to stand out."
~~The movie, Wonder
"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken".
Today, while I was sitting outside my office to enjoy God's creation, someone asked me, "How can you relax at a time like this." My answer to them was the above Biblical verse. The person said, "I can't argue with that :-)."
If you ever feel that you can't bear all the stuff that is going around you, you are not mistaken. Remember one thing though: God is still in control!
"God will give you more than you can bear, but NEVER more than He can bear."
~~Pastor Tim Lundy
Venture Christian Church
“A life without a lonely place, that is, a life without a quiet center, easily becomes destructive."
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
— President John Quincy Adams.
“A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user”
— Commonly attributed to President Theodore Roosevelt.
"A man without a vote is a man without protection."
— Commonly attributed to President Lyndon Johnson
Let me introduce you to one of the greatest man who ever lived, J.W. Tucker. He was a missionary in the Congo for 26 years. At age 45, things were very violent in the Congo so he was advised not to go back, yet, missionary work to the Congo was his life so he went back. The rebels gathered him and 50 of his converts and threw them to a river to be eaten by alligators. Even through his death, J.W. Tucker's life became a beautiful testimony of his love for God.
When was the last time you took an Uber ride? Well, did you know you can use Uber as an evangelism tool? Dr. Tom Bradicich is a VP of HP Enterprise and philanthropist. He takes an Uber to church and he tells the driver, "Why don't you come in to the church with me and I'll pay for the two hours that we will be in service. " Each time, the driver would say sure and there's been times that the driver has given his/her life to Jesus. Cease every moment for there are many lives waiting to hear the good news from you.
I have wanted to do a Masters in theology for the longest time. God opened the door at the right time. Is there anything that you have been waiting to happen. I will assure you that if you give it to the Lord, it will happen at the best time in the best way.
Christmas is one of the most beautiful holidays we celebrate. It is the time that we celebrate God's greatest gift to mankind, Jesus Christ. May your heart be filled with His love this holiday season knowing that if God loved you enough to give you His only Son, there will be nothing that He would not do for you.
Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!
Sehin Belew, Former Miss Ethiopia's Smart Guide to Beauty, Health and Fashion (Annotation Press, 2008)