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fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’"
if it be a living faith, will be a working faith.”
Owen (1616-1683), An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews, ch.
VI-VII, in Works of John Owen, v. XXII, London: Johnson &
Hunter, 1855, p. 163
RANK TOP IMMORAL 'SINS' IN NEW POLL
national poll shows that while Americans are still holding on to
some traditional moral values, it has validated immoral behaviors
that are self-satisfying.
poll, conducted by Gallup, revealed 91% of respondents considered
extramarital affairs immoral. In addition to cheating spouses,
polygamy, cloning humans, suicide, and pornography all ranked as
the top 5 immoral "sins" among Americans.
majority of respondents also ranked abortion as an immoral
behavior. However, more respondents found cloning animals immoral
(62%) than doctor assisted suicide (48%). A narrow 45% of
Americans believe assisted suicide is morally acceptable. Cloning
of animals also outweighed the moral importance of embryonic stem
cell research (only 30% find it immoral), fornication (36%),
gambling (31%) and divorce (23%).... Read this in full at
A TEAM HAVE TOO MANY LEADERS?
to prevailing wisdom, the best businesses create a culture that
attracts influencers and develops leaders throughout the
organization. Yet, if having an abundance of leaders is such a
great thing, what accounts for the enduring popularity of maxims
warning against having too many leaders?
many chiefs and not enough Indians.”
many cooks spoil the broth.”
bringing together a large number of leaders eventually
backfire?.... Read this in full at
DO PRAYERS GO UNANSWERED?
woman in my congregation, after years of fertility treatments,
finally conceived. She and her husband were filled with joy. But
early in the pregnancy she became extremely ill. By her fifth
month, doctors informed her that if she continued to try to carry
the child to term, she would not survive. While she was willing to
take that risk, her family was not. The child was unable to
survive outside the womb. The baby died, and the mother lived.
wrote to tell me of the experience. “I had never wrestled
with the will of God. Now my life and faith depended upon it. I
had always thought God could and would do anything if enough
people prayed—but people had and God didn’t. Who was
God? What good is God?”
experience led this young woman to turn away from her faith and to
stop believing in God. Many people struggle with their faith
because of God’s silence and apparent impotence when they
cry out to Him in their time of greatest need. What makes these
unanswered prayers even more disturbing is the fact that some
Christians claim God regularly answers their prayers for things
that seem of no consequence. I think of the pastor who prayed to
find a parking space as he entered the mall parking lot and,
“Thanks be to God!” a space opened up on the front
row. Or the professional athlete who points to the heavens after
catching a touchdown pass. Does God answer prayers for parking
spaces and touchdown passes, but not for those who have cancer or
whose unborn children will die without a miracle? .... Read this
in full at
TO REPLACE ENVY WITH ADMIRATION
our earliest moments on earth, we are taught to compete, to defend
and demand our rights, and - if not given to us - to take what is
rightfully ours. We envy most those who have accomplished great
wealth or great success, yet we are always ready to envy the next
chap who sets the new record. But the men we admire most and enjoy
spending time with have many of these qualities: love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and
self-control. The differences between the men we envy and the men
we admire are not the slightest bit subtle. We appreciate our
gentle Amish neighbors but do not actually think it would work
very well for us.
kingdom of God is not like the kingdoms we create, nor is entering
his kingdom based on performing high-octane feats or joining a
dress-up-for-God club. In the peaceable kingdom, performance is
set aside for a willingness to receive, and because receiving goes
against our native philosophy of life, many men miss the benefits
God has reserved for them. ‘I'm not going to take nuthin'
from nobody’ isn't going to work at the point of your need,
and it certainly isn't something you hear coming from Jesus to
describe life in his kingdom.
the lexicon of our life together, we must exchange performance
words such as win, earn, success, and loss for life-giving words
such as receive, accept, love, and celebrate... A man is set free
to live when he realizes he cannot, and is not required to, give
something he has not received, that the source from which he can
receive is unlimited. Jesus embeds in his teaching this concept of
a continual flow of life from God to man when he taught his
disciples to pray, ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’
We celebrate the kingdom as the gift of his daily presence.”
Wes Yoder in Bond of Brothers: Connecting with Other Men
Beyond Work, Weather, and Sports
CANADA CHOOSES EMERGING LEADER AS NEW PRESIDENT
youngest person to ever lead Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada
will take the helm later this year. Wycliffe board chair Hart
Wiens announced the appointment of 39-year-old Roy Eyre as the
organization's next president when Don Hekman completes his term
in November.... Read this in full at
IN A MULTI-FAITH WORLD
Stetzer discusses how to best witness to those of other faiths,
and how we can treat them with respect and tolerance in the
process.... Read this in full at
SUNDAY IS JUNE 12
Sunday, which marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian
calendar, celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the
Apostles 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection (Easter).... Read
this in full at
DAY IS JUNE 19
idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century
ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a
Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor
her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was
left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen
for the first Father's Day celebration — 101 years ago, June
19, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane's mayor because it was the month
of Smart's birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring
fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson
designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Father's Day
has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard
Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.... Read this
in full at
LIMITS TO LOVE
Rick Hoyt was born, the umbilical cord coiled around his neck and
cut off oxygen to his brain, leaving him a quadriplegic. His
parents, Dick and Judy, were told that there was no hope for their
child's development. Despite being told Rick would be a vegetable
all his life, his parents were determined to raise him as normally
as possible. Since Rick was unable to speak, a group of engineers
built him a specially designed interactive computer that allowed
him to communicate his thoughts by using the slight head movements
that he could manage.
the age of 15, Rick told his father he wanted to participate in a
5-mile benefit run for a local lacrosse player who had been
paralyzed in an accident. Out of love for his son, Dick, who had
never previously done any long-distance running, agreed to push
Rick in his wheelchair. They finished next-to-last, but were
elated with their achievement. Overwhelmed by the experience, Rick
managed to communicate to his parents that for the first time in
his life, competing in that race, he didn't feel disabled. Spurred
on by this revelation, father and son, "Team Hoyt,"
began entering more races.... Read this in full at
MAKES A DAD
took the strength of a mountain,
majesty of a tree,
warmth of a summer sun,
calm of a quiet sea,
generous soul of nature,
comforting arm of night,
wisdom of the ages,
power of the eagle's flight,
joy of a morning in spring,
faith of a mustard seed,
patience of eternity,
depth of a family need,
God combined these qualities,
there was nothing more to add,
knew His masterpiece was complete,
so, He called it ... Dad
SIMPLE WAYS TO LET YOUR KIDS KNOW YOU LOVE 'EM
John Trent, PhD
busy dads are always looking for new ways to grow closer to our
kids. Sometimes we think we need tons of time to make this
connection — like regular "date nights" with each
child or weekend camping trips with just Dad and the kids. Dates
and camping trips are great, but it's actually the little things —
done over time and with a loving heart — that do the trick
for kids. Try some of these and watch the connections happen....
Read this in full at
we grow old,
remember our father
brave and bold.
on the plow,
would listen to me;
see him now.
would give advice
was always there
lend a hand.
he knew our lives
have great concerns.
he gave us fathers
teach us to pray,
guide our lives,
show us the way.
on his day
take the time
say "Thanks, dad.
glad you're mine."
FATHERS WHO ARE ON EARTH
Roland C. Warren
am the president of a secular organization that works to increase
the number of children who grow up with involved, responsible, and
committed fathers. Christians often ask me, "Why should I be
concerned about your work of connecting fathers to their children?
Shouldn't the Great Commission and soul winning be our number one
questions remind me of what happened to my wife when she was
having lunch with a non-Christian friend a few years ago. She
asked her friend if she minded prayer before the meal. Her friend
said, "That's fine," so my wife started her prayer with
the phrase "Dear heavenly Father." When she finished,
her friend said that she could never pray those words since her
father was such an [expletive].... Read this in full at
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN DADS AND LIFEGUARDS
know one of the great things about being a dad is that people
expect you to repeat yourself. I know my dad told the same jokes,
recounted the same old stories, and repeated bits of fatherly
wisdom whenever the mood struck him.
used to make fun of the fact that he repeated himself so often —
until I became a dad. Now I do it! And now I know why. It's
because those jokes, stories, and bits of fatherly advice bear
is the case with this week's Familyman Weekly. I wrote something
similar a couple of years ago, but as I was sitting on the beach
in Edisto, South Carolina, yesterday, I thought of its truth
ocean is just so big, powerful, and unforgiving. Let down your
guard for a moment, and you can get sucked out to sea or swallowed
by Jaws. I've always been a little frightened by its power, and
now that I have children — it scares me to death.... Read
this in full at
HOT DOGS, AND AN AFTERNOON WITH MY DAD WAS A FORETASTE OF GLORY
most of my life, my father and I have struggled to connect with
each other. We are very different men, and our differences have
grown during the passage of the years. Nevertheless, there were
occasional exceptions to this distancing, and I think I remember
almost everyone of them. They were the events when, for a short
while, there was — between him and me — a sense of
of the more memorable of those moments came when I was a second
grader at P.S. (Public School) 33 in New York. On a spring day
shortly before lunch hour, my father came to the door of my
classroom. After a brief word with the teacher he gestured for me
to join him. "Son," he said, "clean off your desk
and come with me." Soon after, we were walking down the
hallway and out the front door of the school.
when we reached the privacy of his car did my father speak again
and disclose his real purpose in taking me out of school. "I
thought you'd like to go to the ball game with me today," he
said. Sixty years later I can still see his mischievous grin as he
disclosed this wonderful plan.... Read this in full at
MARRIED USA HOUSEHOLDS NOW IN MINORITY
couples are no longer in the majority, according to the US Census
Bureau. Those joined in holy wedlock now only make up 48% of all
USA households. It marks the first time in American history
married couples don't make-up the majority.
attribute the trend to a fast growing older population who is more
likely to be divorced. They also note that younger people are
putting off marriage until later in life.
in their 20s are postponing marriage for many reasons, including
money," Portland State University demographer Charles
Rynerson says.... Read this in full at
TIME TO THINK ABOUT FAMILY LIFE
family life disintegrates and dissolves from what it was intended
to be, the state and nation in which this takes place is
precariously attempting to balance itself on the cusp of total
destruction. Simply put, when family life fails complete
devastation is at hand.
society is on the brink of annihilation. Can anything be done or
is it too late to even attempt to make required adjustments? I
offer these suggestions, which, if properly applied, and put into
action immediately, could possibly make a positive difference....
Read this in full at
Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died
for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those
who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died
for them and was raised again."
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
you judge people, you have no time to love them."
ADULTS PRAYING MORE ABOUT HEALTH
adults praying about health issues increased by 36% from 1999 to
2007, researchers say. Lead author Amy Wachholtz of the University
of Massachusetts Medical School and colleagues analyzed data from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999, 2002 and
2007 National Health Interview Surveys. People experiencing a
decline in health as well as those with improved health reported
more prayer, the researchers say.... Read this in full at
CATHEDRAL MINISTRIES' CHURCH AND CAMPUS WILL BE SOLD TO CALIFORNIA
properties will be sold to Greenlaw Partners of Newport Beach for
$46 million. The church will lease back the landmark venue in
hopes of continuing to use it for its 'Hour of Power'
broadcasts.... Read this in full at
DESTRUCTION IS INFILTRATING THE CHURCH
of pornography are losing, and an onslaught of sexual attacks
likely will result, Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land
losing this war. We haven't lost it, but we're losing it,"
Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission,
said at a conference on porn and sex exploitation. "And if
you don't think we're losing it, you spend time with college-age
young people, and you'll find out we're losing."
described hardcore, online pornography as "the greatest
danger this country faces."
is destroying our culture. It is destroying our families. It is
destroying our children," Land said.
graphic material online is destroying men's lives especially, he
said. "Their ability to be the husbands and the fathers God
intended them to be is being shriveled and shrunk and stifled and
twisted and distorted by exposure to ever more hardcore, Internet
pornography," Land told conference participants.... Read this
in full at
BLOCKS VA FROM BARRING 'JESUS CHRIST' FROM MEMORIAL DAY PRAYER
federal judge in Texas told the US Department of Veteran Affairs
that it cannot censor a pastor's invocation at a Memorial Day
ceremony. The VA had ordered the Rev. Scott Rainey to remove a
phrase using Jesus Christ from the prayer, arguing the line
excluded other beliefs held by veterans.
May 26, US District Judge Lynn Hughes disagreed, writing the
government cannot "gag citizens when it says it is in the
interest of national security, and it cannot do it in some
bureaucrat's notion of cultural homogeneity."
debate centered over the close of the prayer, which read: "While
respecting people of every faith today, it is in the name of Jesus
Christ, the risen Lord, that I pray. Amen." .... Read this in
LEARNS HOW TO READ SO HE CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND BIBLE
film about Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge, an 84-year-old man who enrolled
in primary school in 2003 so he could learn to read the Bible, has
inspired the creation of an educational charity for unprivileged
children around the world.
by Justin Chadwick and written by Ann Peacock, "The First
Grader" is set in a remote primary school in Kenya's Rift
Valley Province. It depicts the stir Maruge created when, amid
hundreds of children jostling for admission, he arrived at the
school, desperate to learn to read despite his age. Once he could
read the Bible, Maruge embraced Christianity, and was baptized
before his death in 2009. The film was released in New York and
Los Angeles on 13 May.
to a statement on the National Geographic Entertainment website,
Capella University will make a $0.50 donation — up to a
total of $50,000 — to three charitable organizations each
time the movie's trailer is viewed on YouTube. The charities,
which promote literacy and education around the world, include
Reading is Fundamental, the Minnesota based organization which
provides free books to needy children; Kenya's Kakenya Center,
which support underprivileged girls in the Maasai community; and
the South Sudan Institute, which trains teachers for early
child-learning.... Read this in full at
AFRICA’S HUNGER FOR THE WRITTEN WORD
a critical leadership succession period in a publishing house in
Côte d’Ivoire, the new CEO, Jules Ouoba, needed urgent
help. Survival was uncertain, yet crucial for Centre de
Publications Evangéliques (CPE), the largest Christian
publisher in French-speaking Africa. Bob Reekie, Media Associates
International (MAI) co-founder and president for many years, moved
in to assist.
interactions later, a new leaf of hope came to CPE. It sprang back
and began publishing life-changing literature.
more than 25 years MAI has been training publishers, editors,
writers, designers, and booksellers in Africa and around the
globe. Publishing professionals from within the continent and
beyond have volunteered their time and talents to impart
techniques, sharpen skills, and deliver much-needed encouragement
to launch new Christian publishing endeavors and resuscitate
ailing publishers that could have flopped.
church in Africa has exploded in the last century, increasing the
need for literature that can help it address critical issues such
as discipling believers, battling AIDS, overcoming poverty, and
stabilizing democracy. Church leaders also need written materials
to help bring reconciliation and hope to those suffering from the
scars of tribal enmity and other divisions.... Read this in full
HOUR MINISTRIES' 'THE BIBLE ON TRIAL' AIRS ON TELEVISION
NATIONALLY JUNE 18 AND JULY 18
Hour Ministries will present The Bible on Trial: Beyond a
Reasonable Doubt (http://www.TheBibleTrial.com),
a full-length broadcast program for television Saturday, June 18,
at 6 pm Eastern, 5 pm Central, 4 pm Mountain, and 3 pm Pacific on
the Inspiration Network (Channel 259 on Dish Network and Channel
364 on DirecTV; Inspiration is also available on 2,800 other local
cable systems). The program can be seen on Monday, July 18 at 9 pm
Eastern, 8 pm Central, 7 pm Mountain, and 6 pm Pacific through the
National Religious Broadcasters Network (Channel 378 on DirecTV,
Channel 126 on Sky Angel, as well as online at www.nrbnetwork.tv).
by attorney Craig Parton, The Bible on Trial lays the overarching
question before some of the world's foremost authorities in
biblical scholarship and ancient history: "Are the Bible and
its claims trustworthy?" A panel of experts -- including Dr.
Paul L. Maier of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.;
Dr. Randall Price of Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.; Dr. Jeff
Kloha of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. and Joel Lampe of The
Bible Museum, Goodyear, Ariz. -- weighs the evidence from
contemporary non-Christian writers and archaeological,
bibliographic and eyewitness sources. The balanced testimony from
these scholars affirms the reliability of the biblical record. The
program concludes with a call to the viewer: "What is your
verdict?" .... Read this in full at
LEADERS: MLB SHOULD BAN TOBACCO
leaders are urging the Major League Baseball players union to
support a ban on tobacco use at games.
members of the Faith United Against Tobacco coalition urged the
Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) to agree with
baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's backing of a ban on smokeless
tobacco on the field and in the dugout. They made the appeal in a
May 30 letter to Michael Weiner, MLBPA's executive director.
has endorsed the prohibition as part of a new collective
bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the players
association. The current agreement is set to expire in December.
League Baseball prohibits smoking by players in view of fans and
cameras, and minor league teams have had a complete ban on tobacco
use since 1993. The National Hockey League and the National
Collegiate Athletic Association also prohibit tobacco use.
groups participating in this campaign include United Methodist,
Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, National Council of
Churches, Seventh Day Adventists, American Muslim Foundation,
Southern Baptist Convention, Commission on Social Action of Reform
Judaism, Church Women United, Church of the Brethren, and Islamic
Society of North America.... Read this in full at
AS A NONPROFIT + PATCH-LIKE RELIGION HUBS
Sarah Pulliam Bailey
several media outlets consider the move towards nonprofit
journalism, Religion News Service recently took the plunge with a
$3.5 million three-year grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. RNS,
the only nonreligious service covering religion and ethics
exclusively, became a nonprofit June 1 under Religion News LLC., a
new parent company over Religion Newswriters Association.
Eckstrom says that while most religious subscribers have held on
during recent cutbacks, about 25 to 30 percent of daily newspapers
unsubscribed to the service in the last five years. The news
service also dealt with reduced staff over the past 4-5 years,
especially since Newhouse News Service shut down in 2008. Eckstrom
says that while content will not change under the move, it will
expand from three to four and a half employees and seek funding
for multimedia journalism, Jewish beat coverage and theme story
coverage of areas like Islam in America and religion and politics.
who has been at RNS for 11 years and editor for five, will move to
an office at the National Press Club while reporters Daniel Burke
and Adelle Banks will work from home. I recently spoke with
Eckstrom about RNS’ changes, future Patch-like religion hubs
and what to expect from mainstream religion coverage during the
industry changes.... Read this in full at
FOR CHILDREN AT RISK
time of prayer is a call to Christians everywhere to pray for the
1.2 billion vulnerable children of the world and those who
minister to them. Please join us in praying specifically for needs
of children around the world.
Every day, 30,000 children under age 5 will die of preventable
diseases such as diarrhea, measles and malnutrition.
AIDS has orphaned 15 million children; by 2015 there will be 40
million (UNICEF). Without parents to care for and protect them,
they are at increased risk for neglect, abuse and malnutrition.
Every year, 1 million children are forced into the commercial sex
trade to join the 10 million children already trapped in it.
There are 246 million children engaged in exploitative child labor
(International Labor Organization).
Around the world, there are 150 million street children (UNICEF).
Alcoholism and divorce are on the increase in many world areas;
children are the most vulnerable and hurt by fractured families.
Worldwide there are approximately 46 million abortions each year
(Center for Bioethical Reform).
More than 674 million children live in absolute poverty (lacking
resources to meet basic human needs). In sub-Saharan Africa, 65%
of children live in absolute poverty (UN Child Poverty Report,
90% of casualties in armed conflict around the world are
civilians, and half of these are children (UNICEF).
from Nazarene Compassionate Ministries)
BUILDS NOAH'S ARK A SECOND TIME
man in the Netherlands has almost completed building a replica of
Noah’s ark, identical in size to the one in the Bible.
Following the exact measurements recorded in the book of Genesis,
the successful construction company owner, Johan Huibers, has been
working on the ark for a few years now and he is set to finish by
July, according to The New York Times.
is not the first time he has attempted to create Noah’s ark.
He built a smaller one, though still massive, and had opened the
door to visitors in 2007. According to the NY Times, the ark drew
more than 600,000 people in about three years.... Read this in
see “Kentucky taxpayers will help float Noah's Ark”
CHRISTIANS FEAR VIOLENCE AS CHANGES EMBOLDEN ISLAMISTS
surge of sectarian violence in Cairo has turned Christian-Muslim
tensions into one of the gravest threats to the revolution’s
stability.... Read this in full at
ASSURES RELIGIOUS LEADERS IT BACKS FREEDOM OF BELIEF IN MIDDLE
Union leaders assured senior religious figures May 30 they would
defend the freedom of belief in the Middle East as part of their
support for the spread of democracy in the Arab world. European
Commission President Jose Barroso told about 20 Christian, Muslim,
Jewish, and Buddhist leaders at an annual consultation in Brussels
that the EU aimed to promote democracy and human rights both in
Europe and in its neighboring countries.
of the Christian representatives present expressed concern about
religious freedom in the mostly Muslim Arab world, which has seen
more freedom of speech in recent months but also more violent
attacks on Christian minorities in some countries.... Read this in
CHURCHES GROWING STRONGER, CHRISTIANS SAY
in Pakistan are eager to remind the outside world that, despite
blasphemy laws, terrorism and flooding, God is still at work in
Pakistan. Katie Jaye, a producer for International Mission Board,
told Mission News Network, "What many people outside of the
country are seeing are these negative things... There's so much
more that's going on in that country than what we see in the
media." She calls the Christian population the "sleeping
giant," as many believers could make even more of an impact
if they were not afraid. Still, she says, "A lot of the
people around them--people they work with, live next to, and see
every day -- just really haven't even heard or have had the
opportunity to know and understand the gospel." As a result,
"there's a real heart for that.".... Read this in full
antagonism is increasing Christianity's appeal.... Read this in
some foreign country a priest, a lawyer and an engineer are about
to be guillotined.
priest puts his head on the block, they pull the rope and nothing
happens -- he declares that he's been saved by divine
intervention-- so he's let go.
lawyer is put on the block, and again the rope doesn't release the
blade, he claims he can't be executed twice for the same crime and
he is set free too.
grab the engineer and shove his head into the guillotine, he looks
up at the release mechanism and says, "Wait a minute, I see
first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is
to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant."
[Christ] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace."
WEEK'S HYMN: GREAT GOD AND SAVIOR
Franklin Hunter, 2004-5 (released to the public domain)
George F. Handel, 1747
God and Savior, on this Easter day
in Thy presence, we Thy children pray;
our praises incense, waft them all around
we lift our voices, this the joyful sound:
here to praise You, Resurrection Day
us with Your Spirit, speak, O Lord, we pray.
announce Him, Jesus is the Lord and Christ
of our redemption, centre of our tryst;
the Way has opened so that sinners we
through Him our pardon, peace and purity.
hides no terrors, naught can separate
the conqu’ring Savior we appreciate;
before Thee, in Thy righteousness
death hath procured this, Thee we gladly bless.
then is Jesus, sound His praises long,
them all together, sing them in a song.
them loud and joyful, ‘Resurrection Day’
is all victorious, nothing more to pay.
pray bent in soil, not only in sanctuary, and we bow over rows,
not only in pews.”
FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS TODAY
the following list as your daily prayer guide. Think of a brother
or situation that applies and lift them up in prayer.
agreeing in prayer with you for God’s blessings to overtake
God and man
Be in God’s will
Raises or bonuses
Checks in the mail
Gifts & surprises
Bills decrease while blessings increase
all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou
shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God" (Deut.
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