Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Turn a family's living nightmare into a hopeful dream

This is Siyovle, 7 years: "I like to cook rice because it fills my stomach," he said. "When we have rice, I can share it with my family, and they share with me."

Please be compassionate!

Taken from Food for thePoor:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fields of Gold

Eva Cassidy, her beautiful performance of Fields of Gold:

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Golden Rule Rules!

There is a simple statement in the Bible that is such a powerful principal. In fact, it has been present in every ancient and modern culture, and every religion, and it is foundational in philosophy, psychology, and sociology. That shouldn't be surprising, really, because all truth is God's truth.

You'll recognize it. You probably learned it in kindergarten as the Golden Rule. 

Jesus taught it in Luke 6:31. "Do to others as you would have them do to you."

Another way to look at it is, You reap what you sow.

I grew up in a small Arkansas town named Hope, and there were a lot of farmers in our community. But that wasn't a skill I learned. I couldn't grow my own food if my life depended on it. But I know that a good harvest depends upon good seed. And when you put bad seed in the ground, it produces bad results

The Bible describes the spiritually disobedient this way: 

"They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up" (Hosea 8:7 NIV).

Throughout the Bible, you can read about the principal of sowing and reaping. It's a simple concept that you and I can put into action today. Everybody knows that you can't plant an apple seed and expect to get corn.  If you plant apple seeds you'll get apples. What you sow, you shall reap. 

God teaches us in Hosea that if we plant destructive and negative seeds, destruction and negativity will come back to us. How do we plant those seeds in today's world?  Through our words and actions. 

Every day, we plant seeds for our future harvest. Everything we have in our life today was planted in the seed form from our past. 

But here is the good news of Jesus Christ. It's never too late to change your harvest. Simply start planting and sowing good seeds of love -- in fact the fruits of the Spirit -- today! You'll start seeing results immediately.

The Golden Rule ... rules! 

--- Mike Huckabee

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