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  • Are teachers suffering from a crisis of motivation?

    10/10/2015 6:28:40 PM PDT · by 100American · 29 replies ^ | Oct 7, 2015 by The Conversation | Sam Carr
    Supporting psychological needs So, when significant numbers of teachers tell us they are considering leaving the profession, we ought to consider it a motivational concern. And one of our reactions should be to carefully consider the extent to which we offer them a working environment that respects their needs as human beings. We simply aren’t doing this. In fact, there is every reason to believe that current educational policy is systematically stifling people’s psychological needs. As an example, one study clearly demonstrated how a system narrowly focused upon pupil achievement and standardised testing had invaded teachers working lives so much...
  • YOUR Purpose and Calling [ Charismatic Caucus]

    10/05/2015 9:01:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible,the joshua Chronicles ^ | holy Spirit , bible
    My love for you my children far exceeds endless for as you travel on the Highway of Holiness and become accustomed to my endearing love it is then that you realize it is paved in the blood of my sacrifice for I AM Love and this IS the path(sacrifice) you must walk daily for the eyes of understanding to reveal the purpose of your calling and the doors of assignments open up all your appointed endeavors of My love working through you . . . Ephesians 4:1-2 Unity in the Body 1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore...
  • Identity Necessary for Survival

    06/09/2008 11:52:08 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 114+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 9, 2008 | Melinda Zosh
    Identity Necessary for Survival by: Melinda Zosh, June 09, 2008 Americans are fighting the war on terror with technology and weapons, but one man says Americans are lacking the strongest, most effective weapon—identity. Natan Sharansky, author of Defending Identity and the New York Times best-seller The Case for Democracy, spoke about the importance of attaining a sense of identity in a democratic society at the Heritage Foundation on June 3. “Identity, a life of commitment, is essential because it satisfies a human longing to become part of something bigger than oneself,” Sharanksy wrote in his book Defending Identity. Sharansky, a...
  • Why Did Jesus Christ Come to Earth?

    02/23/2015 5:41:49 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 108 replies
    Reformed Bibliophile ^ | August 31, 2012 | B.B. Warfield
    “The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” – 1 Timothy 1:15 Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield (1851-1921) “Christ Jesus came to save sinners.Not, then, merely to prepare salvation for them; to open to them a pathway to salvation; to remove the obstacles in the way of their salvation; to proclaim as a teacher a way of salvation; to introduce as a ruler conditions of life in which clean living becomes for the first time possible; to bring motives to holy action to bear upon us;...
  • The real enemy within (Pat Condell video)

    09/03/2014 9:29:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies ^ | 9-3-2014 | Pat Condell
    If your 11-year-old daughter is regularly raped by organized gangs of Pakistani Muslim men should you be concerned? Well, if you live in Rotherham, England, yes, you should be very concerned about being a racist. Not only that, if you find the house where your daughter is being raped and you go there and try to remove her the police will be called and you will be arrested. This is how we roll in multicultural England, a green and pleasant land of tolerance, diversity and Pakistani Muslim child-rape gangs. Haven't we done well? The stubborn refusal of the authorities in...
  • Some bits of wisdom.

    06/10/2014 11:05:56 AM PDT · by Taxman · 29 replies
    Vanity ^ | 06/10/14 | unk
    Some bits of wisdom! And a note to my friends and compatriots: I often hear people say that although they had lived their lives, and were fairly satisfied, they wouldn't want to live it over again. I disagree. I would like to do it all over again, but with more wisdom and a better sense of purpose. I wouldn't change very much, but I would not waste so much precious time, and I would do everything a lot better. And now an admonition: Always remember; when the issue is great, when the future of society depends on you, when it...
  • The real purpose of Obamacare

    11/28/2013 9:22:24 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/28/2013 | Robert W. Merry
    President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is practically dead. Meanwhile, the old system it was meant to replace is dead. Thus, Americans face a long and bitter struggle over what kind of health care system they will have.
  • Obama's Purpose Driven Life

    01/23/2013 6:16:44 AM PST · by publius321 · 3 replies
    The objective of Obama's - Laser Focused - Purpose Driven Life: (Video)
  • Ceremony an example of ‘unity of purpose’

    09/12/2011 4:00:25 PM PDT · by SandRat
    SIERRA VISTA — On a clear and calm morning, a giant American flag, suspended from two extended fire engine ladders, fluttered in the breeze as those below gathered to remember that fateful day in 2001. With somber memories but a unity that binds all Americans, they gathered to pay homage to the men and women who lost their lives and continue to do so for the ideals that make this nation great. On Sept. 11, 2011, 10 years after the attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives, more than of 250 people gathered in Veterans’ Memorial Park for a short ceremony...
  • Only Jesus ! Only The Father's will flowing through us !

    06/24/2011 1:18:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 13 replies
    Stop and listen to the King , Just wait upon me and let your Lifesong sing , For I own your part in My Tapestry , But it is for Me to reveal and you to see , Every color each and every stroke , A painting " Alive " and as you receive it I then invoke ! My breath of virtue into your every day , So when you arise you come to me first and "say" , " What is it Oh Lord that you desire of me ? " , "Show me where I am the...
  • Need to blow off steam. I feel like my life is utterly pointless.

    02/16/2011 9:31:50 AM PST · by JamesP81 · 298 replies
    2-16-2011 | JamesP81
    I don't really have anybody I can talk to about this that would understand. I don't expect FR too either, but it's as good a place as any to vent. You know what I do? I get up every day and go to work. I do my job and get my work done. I come home. I do it again the next day. And then again, and again, and again. When I am dead, the most anyone will ever say about me is "he went to work ever day". If I were to simply drop dead, everything would pretty much...

    08/21/2010 4:36:15 PM PDT · by helpfulresearcher · 9 replies
    To the Point News (with permission) ^ | Friday, 20 August 2010 | Dr. Joel Wade
    There are very few things in life that create a sense of profound and lasting meaning; a sense of deep satisfaction and vitality in life. Charles Murray has identified exactly four: *Being a good parent *Having a good marriage *Being a good neighbor and a good friend *Being really good at something that draws the most from your abilities These are all things that anybody of sound mind and a willing heart can engage in, and have success at. ... Whenever a government program is designed to make life easier for people - to pay for their retirement or health...
  • What Defines an Organism? Biologists Say 'Purpose.'

    12/10/2009 8:12:50 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 308 replies · 3,639+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 10, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    David Queller and Joan Strassmann, evolutionary biologists at Rice University, recently proposed a new way to describe what makes an organism a unified whole. They defined an organism as an entity made up of parts that cooperate well for an overall purpose, and do so with minimal conflict. But how do parts like these get together, and where does purposeful behavior come from?...
  • Your Only Choice is Choice

    08/21/2009 12:35:34 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 7 replies · 860+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/21/'09 | Rabbi David Aaron
    Rabbi Eliezar was a very, very poor man. He subsisted on a meager diet of bread and garlic. One day, the rabbi was so hungry that he fainted. While unconscious, he had a dialogue with G-d. When revived by his students, he announced, "G-d spoke to me." "What did He say?" "I asked G-d, 'Why couldn't You create me as a rich man? Why do I have to suffer like this?' And G-d answered, 'Rabbi Eliezar, my dear son, would you prefer me to destroy the entire world, and re-create it, and maybe you'll be born with a different destiny?'...

    07/15/2009 6:41:31 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies · 778+ views
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Thy Kingdom come "Jesus "
    Do MY will , feign away from others not in my will for they shall weigh and slow you down and there is no time for the flesh . Your posture before me is about to change in that a door has been swung wide for you to enter the Garden of My will For I AM your Father as you are my Children . Do you see your eyes enlightening to my purposes througout the world now and how you fit into this living , flowing picture ?! Stay within the framework of this at all times and you...

    05/02/2009 10:18:48 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies · 268+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 5/2/09 | DJP I.F.
    The Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes is the tragic biography of Adam’s fallen race (i.e., humanity) told by the wisest of all men, King Solomon. King Solomon possessed it all: wisdom, brilliance, discernment, authority, prestige, riches/ wealth, property/ possessions, power, fame, women and glory. Amazingly, as he was reflecting on his life in his last days, he made this very sobering and tragic statement: “Vanity of vanities…all is vanity” (Eccl. 1:1-15). In the possessing of all of this stature and achievement, it never satisfied the eternal void of his heart. All of it did not - and could not -...
  • Darwin’s Sad Legacy (evolution invented to give death and suffering a positive explanation?)

    04/15/2009 10:52:09 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 344 replies · 4,199+ views
    AiG ^ | April 14, 2009 | Dr. Tommy Mitchell
    The common thread throughout Darwin’s life was his continual struggle with the issue of death and suffering. He was never able to reconcile the existence of death, disease, and struggle with the character of a loving God: I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice.[1] Darwin was unable to understand why a loving Creator God would allow the horrible things he witnessed in nature and everyday life. Animals fed on one...
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management's 'Constitution Initiative' omits key constitutional phrase

    01/13/2009 4:51:23 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 2 replies · 501+ views
    AIP NEWS ^ | 1-13-2009 | AIPNEWS staff CONSTITUTION INITIATIVE The purpose of this website is to provide Federal Executive Branch agencies and departments resources to support training of their employees on the U.S. Constitution ... ... Section 111 of Title I, Division J, of the Fiscal Year 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 108-447), enacted into law on December 8, 2004 requires the head of each Federal agency or department each year to: 1. provide each new employee of the agency or department with educational and training materials concerning the United States Constitution as part of the orientation materials provided to the new employee; and 2....
  • Congratulations, Alamo-Girl, on the Release of Your New Book!

    11/23/2008 11:45:43 AM PST · by betty boop · 237 replies · 4,784+ views
    There is Only One Great Commandment ^ | November 23, 2008 | betty boop
    Congratulations, Alamo-Girl, on the Release of Your New Book! There Is Only One Great Commandment Lulu Press, 2008 It is my honor and distinct pleasure to announce the publication of Alamo-Girl’s new book, There Is Only One Great Commandment, a prayerful work of Christian witness and devotion that speaks to how one centers one’s life in God. A non-denominational, non-sectarian work, it focuses on Christian living — on the growth of the Image of Christ in our souls, in our everyday lives. In There Is Only One Great Commandment, Alamo-Girl offers to conduct you on a spiritual walk through the...
  • Military life is indeed one of duty, but it's more about values, purpose

    05/11/2008 7:30:41 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 115+ views
    'Why would any rational human being sign up for this?" The question came up the other day as we discussed one of our public affairs staff sergeants possibly separating for a job in the private sector. There was a certain ease and even a slight euphoric relief about the conversation. He had opted to stay with us. He re- enlists Monday. The question was posed by our senior master sergeant — a man who has re-enlisted multiple times over his distinguished 26-year career. In the last few days, our staff sergeant had been really torn. Like most of us, his...
  • Chance or Purpose? New book by Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn

    12/04/2007 8:31:20 AM PST · by Matchett-PI · 1 replies · 45+ views ^ | December 2007 | Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn
    Reviews / comments by both Owen Gingerich and Michael Behe at link.
  • Rick Warren Gives Thumbs Up to Rwanda's Vision 2020 PEACE Plan

    07/17/2007 7:09:27 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 8 replies · 347+ views
    Christian Post (online) ^ | Jul. 17 2007 | Jennifer Riley
    Rick Warren Gives Thumbs Up to Rwanda's Vision 2020 PEACE Plan American pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren praised Rwanda’s Vision 2020 plan, which seeks to develop the country into a middle-income economy by the year 2020. Tue, Jul. 17, 2007 Posted: 12:45:06 PM EST American pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren praised Rwanda’s Vision 2020 plan, which seeks to develop the country into a middle-income economy by the year 2020. The popular preacher and social advocate visited Rwanda over the weekend to check up on the progress of his PEACE initiative-funded projects in the country. “I have read about...
  • Part of Something Bigger

    07/15/2007 12:57:33 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 2 replies · 415+ views ^ | Dan Cross
    Western Individualism is most pronounced in America, and especially the part of the country where I grew up and now live, Texas and Oklahoma. Yet that attitude resounds in the early pages of our nation’s history, from a Tea Party in Boston Harbor to those shots fired at Fort Sumter replying what they could do with their tariffs on cotton. Often that undercurrent cuts against identity with a group. "I am an individual." Echoing in that statement are the words of Patrick Henry emblazed in our psyche, "Give me liberty or give me death!" Identity with a group somehow seems...
  • Florida 'Church for Men' Features Rock Band, One-Hour In-and-Out Guarantee

    04/08/2007 10:00:43 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 55 replies · 858+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4/7/2007 | AP
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — No hymnals. No pews. No steeple. No stained glass windows. And no women. This ain't your grandma's church. Organizers of the Church For Men say that guys are "bored stiff" in many churches today. The Church For Men meets one Saturday evening a month, drawing about 70 guys dressed in everything but straight-laced shirts and neckties. The service features a rock band, a shot clock to time the preacher's message and a one-hour in-and-out guarantee.
  • 40 Days of Purpose on post brings Christian dominations together

    01/10/2007 6:18:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 76 replies · 1,008+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — In the Bible, 40-day events have special meanings. On Sunday, a program designed to help the fort’s Christian community to strengthen their beliefs started 40 Days of Purpose on the post, Chaplain (Col.) Glenn Woodson said. “Forty days is significant. There are a number of examples of that number of days in the Bible,” he said Monday. In the Old Testament, Noah experienced 40 days of rain, and Moses spent 40 days on Mount Sinai before returning with the 10 commandments. In the New Testament, Jesus wandered in the wilderness for 40 days and spent the same...
  • The Pastor and the President (Rwanda, Kagame, Warren)

    01/03/2007 12:45:34 AM PST · by Terriergal · 43 replies · 700+ views
    Orange County Register online ^ | 12-24-06 | GWENDOLYN DRISCOLL
    In Paul Kagame, Rick Warren says he has found a partner for his PEACE plan. But the Rwandan president may have another purpose. KIGALI, Rwanda – In the reception area outside Rwandan President Paul Kagame's offices – in the second of several reception areas patrolled by armed guards – a television entertains guests with an American drama about Jesus.
  • Madden's sense of purpose

    12/18/2006 6:38:10 PM PST · by Henry Lane · 6 replies · 445+ views
    Frenzied speculation on Sunday Night Football about how the NFL would punish Terrel Owens after a spitting incident roused John Madden's sense of purpose. To paraphrase, "this is not what the NFL is about. Great games and who is going to the playoffs, that is what this game is about. What has happened to us?" This affair illustrates that media failure is not only the result of bias. ...
  • A Popular Strategy For Church Growth Splits Congregants

    09/05/2006 2:24:04 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 140 replies · 2,710+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/05/2006 | Suzanne Sataline
    IUKA, Miss. -- In April, 150 members of Iuka Baptist Church voted to kick Charles Jones off the deacons' board. The punishment followed weeks of complaints by Mr. Jones and his friends that the pastor was following the teachings of the Rev. Rick Warren, the best-selling author and church-growth guru. After the vote, about 40 other members quit the church to support Mr. Jones.
  • Crazy Kim Jong II of North Korea and Rick Warren Working Together For What Purpose?

    07/07/2006 12:59:52 PM PDT · by The Lumster · 244 replies · 3,418+ views
    Christian Worldview Network ^ | 7-04-2006 | Ingrid Schlueter
    While North Korea was gearing up to launch a long range missile and five rockets into the Sea of Japan this week, sending a grim message to the entire world, out at Saddleback Church Rick Warren was announcing that he will soon be bringing his message of purpose to North Korea where he reportedly will be addressing an audience of 15,000. “God is using Rick Warren to be a messenger of peace!” gushed one Saddleback member. There is great hope in Lake Forest that Rick Warren's message in that stadium will cause Kim Jong II to drop his nuclear purposes...
  • MEChA youth groups review purpose

    04/16/2006 11:10:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 876+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 4/16/06 | Shirin Privisand
    MEChA advisers at Jurupa Valley High School are reviewing the Chicano student club's constitution after the group was criticized by anti-illegal immigration activists. A student called on the Jurupa Unified School District board to ban MEChA following last month's school rally on immigration legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives that would make it a felony to be in the United States illegally. Senior Josh Denhalter called MEChA a separatist group that advocates a Mexican takeover of the Southwest. Jurupa Valley is not the only MEChA chapter that is examining itself. Students in the Beaumont High School chapter are debating...
  • Releasing War Records

    01/20/2006 12:19:26 PM PST · by Mr.Atos · 291+ views
    My Sandmen ^ | 01.20.06 | Major Mike
    I am a combat veteran. I joined the VFW my first day back in the States, and am a life member. I flew forty missions in the Gulf War, and have received many citations for my combat service, and my non-combat service. There is a flare up underway about John Murtha's combat/decoration history here, here, and on this page is a Brit Hume video on the subject. Based on what I have read in the opening paragraphs of Forgotten Soldier and the entirety of Stolen Valor some people have a habit of exaggerating their combat records...if they have one at...
  • Bloggers & Personal

    07/25/2005 10:19:42 PM PDT · by Changing Worldviews · 2 replies · 294+ views
    Changing Worldviews ^ | July 25, 2005 | Sharon Hughes
    Rick Warren's book, The Purpose Driven Life, has sold tens of millions of copies and over 16,000 attend his church, but some critics have gone public with claims that he is not the real deal, as far as Christianity is concerned. Claims that Warren is presenting a watered-down Christianity, to his being a pantheist and practically everything in between, has found their way into writings on the internet, on the radio and even a book. Today's show, with Author & cult expert Richard Abanes regarding his book, addressing these claims is well worth the listen. We started getting email responses...
  • Supreme Court Eradicates Constitutional Principles - (judiciary a "self-serving conclave!")

    06/30/2005 9:47:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 360+ views
    Throughout the course of history, the overriding tendency of those in power is to manipulate that power to their own benefit. Regardless of any noble premises on which governments might be founded, over time they nonetheless degenerate into self-serving conclaves, whose ultimate purpose is the betterment of their own lot through the implementation of their own agenda. In the end, those at the apex of power assume dictatorial control, while the rights of the common person are obliterated. The latest rash of outrageous Supreme Court decisions demonstrates that this nation’s governing institutions are already well on their way down that...
  • Should Americans Care About CAIR? - (spokespersons engage in doubletalk; fostering Islam take-over)

    06/07/2005 9:58:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 50 replies · 1,312+ views
    The first attack on American soil by Islamic terrorists was the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. On 9/11, Islamic terrorists had hoped to kill 40,000 people. The 1993 attack was a dry run that did not give them the bang for their buck. Only six Americans lost their lives that day. It was a great disappointment to the terrorists. Cyanide was in the van that was blown up in the basement-parking garage of the WTC that day, but the extreme heat of the fire destroyed the poisonous gas before it killed anyone. It was a failed experiment. But...
  • Sounding the War Cry: A Muslim's Warning to America

    06/02/2005 1:25:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 1,056+ views
    “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” --John Adams I've known this quote for some time now. In fact, after WWII, this quote seemed to have come to fruition. We became the technological powerhouse of the entire world. So what happened? "[I have] a conviction that science is important to the preservation of our republican government, and that it is also essential to its protection against foreign power." --Thomas Jefferson I received a letter this week from a young Muslim man sending a dire warning to Americans. He sought me...
  • 15 proven ways to reach the unchurched

    03/08/2005 8:09:07 PM PST · by xzins · 18 replies · 733+ views
    Church Central ^ | Thomas S. Rainer
    Christina, 34, is expecting her second child. Her husband, Tom, is one year older. Unlike many of the 353 formerly unchurched we interviewed, the couple has never faced a major crisis in their lives or marriage. They obviously love each other deeply.Christina and Tom had been Christians for only seven months at the time of our interview. When they moved to a mid-sized city in North Carolina, they decided to visit a Southern Baptist church. I asked them what prompted them to visit a church."I honestly don't know," Christina responded. "I can't even remember Tom and I having much discussion...
  • To the Afflicted (And Broken hearted)

    01/30/2005 6:38:45 PM PST · by xzins · 17 replies · 296+ views
    To the Afflicted If I were to ask this audience what Christ came into this world for, every one of you would say to save sinners, and then you would stop. A great many think that is all Christ came to do - to save sinners. Now, we are told that He came, to be sure, to "seek and save that which was lost"; but then He came to do more. He came to heal the broken hearted. In that eighteenth verse of the fourth chapter of Luke, which I read to you last night, He said that the Spirit...
  • Kwanzaa -- Racist Holiday from Hell

    12/29/2004 1:06:19 AM PST · by kattracks · 14 replies · 5,223+ views ^ | 12/29/04 | Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson
    While public officials, schools, and the ACLU worked overtime this year to ban every vestige of Christmas from the public square, the recently invented holiday known as Kwanzaa is gaining in popularity among black Americans. These occurrences are not unrelated. In an earlier time, blacks held a strong faith in God. But over the past 40 years, the black community has largely let God slip away. Sure the community has maintained the outer trappings of religion, but the solid morality at its core is nearly gone. Enter a God-hating black racist named Ron Karenga. Born Ron Everett on a poultry farm...
  • Why the "Busy-ness" of Christmas?

    12/25/2004 2:20:04 PM PST · by DBCJR · 2 replies · 209+ views
    12/25/04 | DBCJR
    From whence cometh those fears?

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Cowboy Characteristic - George W. Bush

    11/26/2004 3:26:59 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 61 replies · 4,582+ views
    Over Thanksgiving I had very little to do. I was ahead of schedule on a consulting project, which is where I like to stay. I accepted an invitation to a great cook’s home for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, which meant I would not need to cook for several days. This hostess always invited six or seven friends over and prepared enough food to feed everyone that came to the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving dinner. Well as luck would have it the guest list included mostly liberal Democrats who were still depressed and complaining about the election their candidate and party had...
  • Purpose Driven or Purpose Drivel?

    07/26/2004 1:57:27 PM PDT · by Lasher · 537 replies · 3,469+ views
    The discerning side of my mind
    Would like to know if there are any other Christians out there that have not swallowed Rick Warren's version of the Gospel. I left my "seeker-friendly" Church after much prayer and ponder, and it took several months to make the split. I still must speak with my former pastor about this, so until I do, I will not name my former Church. I have noticed that most who follow the "Purpose Driven" material are emotionally attached to it, much like true Christians are emotionally tied to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Search For Purpose - What on Earth Am I Here For?''

    10/17/2003 3:39:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 229+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | October 17, 2003 | MICHELLE BEARDEN
    TAMPA - It's been on Mary Norris Vincent's mind for quite some time. ``What is the purpose of my life?'' she wonders. ``I'm like a lot of people. We try this, we try that, and we're still not happy.'' The 65-year-old Sun City Center grandmother figures it's never too late to seek the answer to that timeless question. So last weekend, she joined tens of thousands of Americans beginning a 40-day program of group discussion, worship, study and service to find her purpose and put it to work. Nationwide, members of some 5,000 churches - including nearly 40 in this...
  • NASA's workforce - NASA's mission?

    10/10/2003 1:12:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 220+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2003 | staff
    <p>NASA has serious personnel problems. Twenty-five percent of its scientists and engineers will be eligible to retire in the next three to five years, and, as the agency's workforce has been graying, few fresh-faced recruits have been coming through its doors. NASA needs to offer incentives to potential hires.</p>
  • Thy Face LORD, Will I Seek

    05/10/2003 3:28:53 PM PDT · by Commander8 · 3 replies · 122+ views
    Feature: A Daily Bible Study Guide and The Bible | April-June 2003 | Dennis W Costella
    Psalm 27:4-8 4. One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple. 5. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in his pavillion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock. 6. And now shall mine head head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in His tabernacle...
  • Kids and Holiness: Making Lent Meaningful to Children

    03/05/2003 9:46:31 AM PST · by Salvation · 133 replies · 11,901+ views
      Email This ArticleKids and Holiness: Making Lent Meaningful to Children    CYNDI MONTANARO How might we apply the three penitential principles of Lent (fasting, almsgiving, and prayer) to our school-age children's lives? What can we do to teach them (not force them) to do penance for the love of Christ? On Ash Wednesday, we heard Christ teaching his disciples how to do penance (Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18). He focused on three traditional areas for penance in Jewish life. These are fasting, almsgiving and prayer. How to apply these principles to our school-age children's lives? What can we do to...
  • I Think God Exists Because....

    12/09/2002 10:00:50 PM PST · by onedoug · 18 replies · 206+ views
    onedoug ^ | 9 DEC 2002 | onedoug
    ...First because existence organizes. Nothing tends inertially "toward" disorganization. Even chaos at the quantum level must sum to coherent states for anything to exist. Even illusion. As with Einstein's famous dictum: "The incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it's comprehensible."This organizational tendency of the "known" universe extends to the human mind, which - being in, and as much a part of the universe as anything else - derives "meaning" from "information" that it abstracts from its environment: "Let us make man in our image...." as if Genesis were a pact?Organization and its antithesis. Good and evil.That the laws of...
  • Showing Elvis Presley Grace: A response to Charles Colson's BreakPoint Commentary

    11/19/2002 10:29:30 AM PST · by xzins · 29 replies · 480+ views
    Showing Elvis grace: A response to Charles Colson's BreakPoint CommentaryBy Steve Beard When Elvis Presley and his crew rolled into Jacksonville, Florida, on August 10, 1956, Judge Marion Gooding had prepared an arrest warrant for Presley charging him with impairing the morals of minors in the event that Elvis swiveled his hips. Young people at the Murray Hill Methodist Church heard Elvis denounced in a sermon entitled, "Hotrods, Reefers, and Rock and Roll." Elsewhere in town, the Rev. Robert Gray, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, offered up prayers for Presley's salvation after declaring that the singer had "achieved a...