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GLITTER & GOLD (Revised)

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The popular saying “All that glitters is not gold” is old advice that is still of much relevance today. If all that glitters is not gold, could we also say it is not all gold that glitters? As precious and costly as Mr. Gold is, why does he choose to come in his crude form? Is it a case of keeping his identity hidden or is it the case of staying hidden to those who wouldn’t take the pain or make the wise decision of ascertaining his value?

Goldis not valuable because it shines or sparkles Even in its crude form, it still commands a hefty premium and maximum respect.” What makes it gold is not the furnace or the chemical processes. What makes it gold is the value it posses before. After all, if it doesn’t have that value, why do we go through the tedious and…

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Intercession For Marriage

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Biblical Marriage and Intercessory Prayer

An Intercessors for America Daily Devotional:
Biblical Marriage and Intercessory Prayer

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The Discover Blog Ten Cities With Worse Traffic

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From landing at an airport to traveling to meetings and events and planning a dinner date on the other side of a city, most of us have been guilty of making arrangements during rush hour. And let’s face it, there are few things as frustrating as sitting bumper-to-bumper on a freeway in buses, taxis and rental cars. Metropolitan populations are on the rise the world over, which isn’t the most pleasing news, especially for commuters. US residents alone wasted around 41 hours due to congestion and gridlocks in 2017. Should you prefer to avoid traffic altogether then you might want to skip the following cities.

Bogotá, Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia
Colombia is ranked among the most congested countries on the planet, so it’s no surprise to find its capital city on this list. Add to this a lackadaisical approach to traffic laws and power cuts, which bring stoplights to a halt, and you’ve…

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40 Day Journey Day 31

From The Darkness Into The Light

Offering intercessory prayer means nothing other than Christians bringing one another into the presence of God, seeing each other under the cross of Jesus as poor human beings and sinners in need of grace. Then, everything about other people that repels me falls away. Then I see them in all their need, hardship, and distress. Their need and their sin become so heavy and oppressive to me that I feel as if they were my own, and I can do nothing else but bid: Lord, you yourself, you alone, deal with them according to your firmness and your goodness.

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Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.James 5:15-16

Questions to Ponder

  • How does seeing others under the cross of Jesus Christ cause all that “repels me” about them…

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Disaster warnings as storm raises flood threat in 37 provinces

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Disaster warnings as storm raises flood threat in 37 provinces

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By THE NATION

DISASTER WARNINGS have been issued as heavy downpours threaten to bring flash floods and landslides to 37 provinces across Thailand, and the Meteorological Department said yesterday.

A monsoon storm is predicted to increase rainfall in the Northern, Northeast, Central, East and South of Thailand until next Tuesday.

Among the at-risk provinces are Surat Thani, Chiang Rai, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Phanom, Kanchanaburi, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Krabi, Phuket, Phang Nga and Trang.

Surat Thani has already faced the wrath of floods, with soaring water levels. Hundreds of people along the Khlong Sok Canal in the province’s Phanom district are now living on the upper floors of their homes as floodwater, up to a metre and a half deep, rises below them.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Getting In Line at 5AM

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Helen Rosner traveled to Tokyo on short notice and with no dinner reservations — and that means the best food requires waiting in lines. A lot of lines. Long ones. In an essay for AFAR, the die-hard line-avoider describes her gradual acclimatization to a country whose language includes the phrase gyouretsu no dekiru mise: “restaurants that have very long lines.” In the end, she found herself calmly waiting for more than a great bowl of ramen.

I was in Tokyo for the very end of actual sakura season, when the city’s abundant cherry trees bedeck the streets with a riot of pink. In anticipation, I’d packed a Canon A-1, a petite brick of a camera from the late ’70s that shoots 35mm film and runs about 50 bucks at a used camera store. I hadn’t photographed that way in years, and as I committed myself ever more deeply…

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THE PROCESS OF PERSECUTION-3: INJUSTICE

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In his humiliation he [Jesus] was deprived of justice.Acts 8:33a

Christians experiencing persecution are following in the footsteps of their master, Jesus. In Acts chapter eight, Philip revealed to the Ethiopian eunuch that the passage from Isaiah 53 he was reading referred to Jesus who indeed was deprived of justice. Today in the Western world, we would describe His trial before crucifixion as occurring in a “kangaroo court!”

If disinformation about any group, including Christians, is disseminated long enough, no one will help when that group or person is discriminated against. Discrimination relegates Christians to second-class citizenship with inferior legal, social, political and economic status. Once discrimination takes place, no one will intervene when the mistreatment comes.

Examples of such injustice against Christians abound around the world: ID cards in a country where Christianity is an unacceptable entry in the religion column; daughters abducted because they are Christians; expulsion…

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The Adventure of a Lifetime

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For many years sporting enthusiasts had a limited number of options. We all knew them: baseball, soccer, football, basketball, golf, hockey, tennis, and a handful of other games that most people recognized and understood. These sports were not dangerous (unless the rules were broken). Then, in the 1980s and 1990s things began to change. A whole new generation of sports began to emerge. Out of the labor pains of a generation looking for a bigger rush and greater risks, birth was given to a class of sports that have been classified as “extreme.” “What would happen if I tied a bungee cord to my ankles and jumped off a bridge?” “Could I strap a snowboard to my feet, launch off a jump, do two flips, and still land without breaking my neck?” “Is it possible to take a motorcycle off a jump, slide off the seat, let the bike…

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Franklin Graham: Pray for Boldness Amid Opposition in Blackpool, England

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By Franklin Graham   •   August 6, 2018

Franklin Graham is planning to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Blackpool, England, this fall, despite opposition.

Dear Friend,

Blackpool, a city in Lancashire on England’s northwest coast, desperately needs a message of hope. But some in Blackpool are determined to prevent that.

For a large portion of the city’s population today, hopelessness is part of everyday life. A number of churches in Blackpool and the surrounding Lancashire area have been praying for their community for several years and extended an invitation to me to come hold evangelistic meetings in September.

I’m going to share the Gospel—a message that is the only hope for the world—that God sent His Son to take our sins, that Jesus Christ shed His blood on the cross for…

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