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How can you demonstrate God’s love in your community? Here are just a few things Jesus might do:
Pray fervently. If your church has an intercessory prayer group, participate in it. If not, start one, and encourage others to join you in interceding regularly for the lost in your city.
Be an active school parent. Prayer may not be allowed in the classroom, but the government can’t stop your light from shining in a school environment. Become friends with the principal, teachers and other parents.
Celebrate holidays in style. Gather neighbors, co-workers or relatives for Christmas or Easter. Then tell the old, old story of Jesus’ birth or resurrection in a brand-new way.
How do you live with the guilt and shame of taking the lives of four of your children by legal abortion? Only through the blood and healing of Jesus Christ.
Within the next three months after my last abortion, I tried to take my life twice by overdosing on drugs. Friends and family knew nothing except that I had returned to the drugs and was once again out of control. The truth was that I hated myself and couldn't live with the memory of my decision. read more
You can’t just ignore the shame caused when you kill an unborn child. But you can find mercy and forgiveness.
My son David never had the chance to live because I made the choice to abort him in 1988. I was divorced with two children and was living a very promiscuous lifestyle. When I discovered I was pregnant I felt irritation and fear. To hide my sin of sex outside marriage, I chose to abort my child, even though I knew it was wrong.
Initially, I felt relief. The unwanted pregnancy was taken care of. I didn't tell anybody what I had done because I was too ashamed. In order to forget about it I stuffed down my feelings and didn't allow myself to think about it at all. read more
On July 21, the House Education and Labor committee marked up HR 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009, by a vote of 30-17 - the single largest investment in higher education in history that will significantly reduce loan debt burden for college graduates, according to The Institute for College Access & Success.
HR 3221 reinvigorates the Pell Grant program, which provides need-based aid to over 7 million current college students. The bill raises the Pell Grant maximum to $5,550 for students of the most modest means, and guarantees that the Pell Grant amount will increase thereafter on a yearly basis by the cost of living plus 1 percent.
It also cuts the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans, and invests in community college access programs that should help hundreds of thousands of students get to graduation.
These investments are paid for by cutting excessive lender subsidies from within the loan programs, and redirecting those funds toward higher education. read more
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Although many people might believe angels exist, that's where the consensus ends on this controversial topic. Do angels come and talk with humans? Can anyone see an angel? Watch and read testimonies of angelic manifestations on earth.
Around the world and around the corner, ordinary people are helping to abolish this form of modern-day slavery. You can be one of them. (All scriptures are NKJ unless noted.)
He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger [foreigner], giving him food and clothing (Deuteronomy 10:18)
Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy (Psalm 82:3).
Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed (Psalm 85:10).
Justice and judgment are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth shall go before Your face (Psalm 89:14).
There is no end to the increase of His government and of peace on the throne of David, and on His kingdom, to order it, and to sustain it with justice and with righteousness, from now and forever. The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts will do this (Isaiah 9:7).
So says Jehovah, Keep judgment and do justice; for My salvation is near to come, and My righteousness to be revealed (Isaiah 56:1).
I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the poor (Psalm 140:12).
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity (Proverbs 1:3).
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice (Proverbs 21:3).
If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter. For He who is higher than the highest watches (Ecclesiastes 5:8).
Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and one who did not forget the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in drawing near to God (Isaiah 58:2).
None calls for justice, nor does anyone plead for truth; they trust in vanity and speak lies. They conceive mischief and bring out iniquity...Therefore judgment is far from us; nor does justice overtake us. We wait for light, but behold, dimness; for brightness, but we walk in darkness (Isaiah 59:4, 9).
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 NAS).
Behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and act wisely, and shall do judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely. And this is His name by which He shall be called, Jehovah, Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:5-6). Righteousness = "altogether just"
The Lord, the habitation of justice (Jeremiah 50:7).
Let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream (Amos 5:24). read more
Around the world and around the corner, ordinary people are helping to abolish this form of modern-day slavery. You can be one of them.
"I've found Twitter to be a surprisingly helpful tool in connecting with other human rights advocates," noted Stephanie Hamilton of Nowhere2Hide. "Most of the networking I've done has originated through Twitter. Phone calls, emails, [and] face-to-face meetings have all been arranged through this social networking tool that many people have deemed fun but without much merit." If you're on Twitter, you can find fellow abolitionists to follow here and here. read more