Entries for October 2012
By: Jerry Thacker
SOME TEENAGERS TEXT BETWEEN 3,000 AND 15,000 TIMES PER MONTH.Recently I had the privilege of conducting marketing research in a number of cities with people from more than five states in attendance. One of the discussions we had was about the use of text messaging by Gen X and Gen Y people. Some of ...
By: Ron Haas
In 1870, Russell H. Conwell hired an Arab guide to sail him down the Tigris River to Bagdad, Nineveh, and Babylon. His guide was a non-stop storyteller that drove Conwell crazy, so he just tuned him out. But then, one particular tale captured Conwell's attention... and changed his life.An ancient Pe...
By: Mark Hiehle
Years ago, Miles McPherson was the keynote speaker at a Care Net conference. He shared an illustration that I will never forget and have used many times when speaking. Miles shared that the Gibbons monkey is hunted because of its valuable pelt, but is it is an elusive animal. It has great hearing an...
By: Thomas Glessner
Another round of media attacks against Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) is making its appearance via Al Jazeera media. It can be found at http://thecrisisproject.org/. In this "investigation," reporters went undercover to several PRCs and secretly videotaped counseling sessions. We encourage you to...
By: Michele D. Shoun
Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus . . . and whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:17, 23
When Paul wrote these words, he may not have had voting in mind. As a Roman citizen, he had more privileges than some &mdash...
Over the summer months, the noise of loud voices seemed to increase. I learned the names of the two neighbor boys because I heard their names yelled repeatedly by their mother or father. Then I realized that I no longer heard the mother calling the names of her children. She had left.
The two boy...
By: Elaine Ham
Have you ever had one of those days where negative thoughts, memories of mistakes you've made in the past, and even doubts about God's direction for your life brought you to the edge of despair? If you're a Christian striving to do God's will, of course you have had those days. In fact, if you're in...
By: Sarah Bentley
Today approximately 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 people are living with HIV in America, emphasis on living! Thankfully the treatment for HIV has greatly improved and a person can now live a much longer, normal life*. This means that a person who is HIV-negative has the potential to meet a significant othe...