Monthly archive for August 2006

Love it and Live it!

Wouldn’t you love to do what you love to do? When we visit with young adults, we often encourage them to find an area where they are gifted and have a passion when selecting a career; that is, unless you are the Dad and you are still paying tuition bills – then you just want to see a paycheck! Life doesn’t always offer us our desires or even our wants. We often have to make the best available choices. That is true with many situations and opportunities. Ironically, as a believer, we are taught to do and desire what we often do not want to do or desire…    * To love our enemy when we want revenge. * To give to others when we would prefer to keep everything for ourselves. * To not become discouraged and give up when we need to press on How can we live

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Live It Every Day!

Are you experiencing a plateau in your weight loss? Do you seem to be “stuck,” still pounds away from your weight goal? That’s exactly where I found myself at the beginning of the summer session. Finally, came the breakthrough, as it usually does, in the still small voice of the Lord. Making every day count for Christ Completing my Bible study, the Lord reminded me that Jesus told us to take up our cross daily and follow Him, He meant we were to follow Him wherever He would go—24/7! Every minute counts when you follow Christ. I realized I had not been making every day count for Christ as I followed the Live It. I was not “living the Live It” every single day! I had one day that did not count…Friday. Friday night is my date night with my husband. The choices I made on my Fridays were not

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Bethany Church in Greenland, New Hampshire

Bethany Church in Greenland, New Hampshire

First Place was initiated at Bethany Church in Greenland, NH and has been an ongoing ministry since January 2002. Sessions go on throughout the year with approximately 150 people having been through the program. Some of the participants from other churches started their own First Place ministries. There is tremendous potential for further expansion at Bethany and other plants through the region. Quotes from Bethany participants: Thank you, First Place, for being there not once but twice. Thank you FBC Pomona, CA for the first 50 pounds and Bethany for the next 20. I love my new friends and appreciate all their encouragement and support. – F.C. Although I have lost 30 pounds, the most significant change is my world view. It is not about me wanting to feel or look better; it is about stewardship. I have been given a body to serve the Lord and I am made

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