"...help those who are oppressed..."
"Stop all this evil that I see you doing. Yes, stop doing evil and learn to do right. See that justice is done-help those who are oppressed, give orphans their rights, and defend widows." (Isaiah 1:16-17)
Since last Friday I've been keenly aware of the "have's" and "have not's." Everywhere people are gathered folks can be heard asking one another,
"Do you have power?" The violent storm that raged through the area Friday evening left unbelievable devastation in its wake. I've felt a little strange answering that question, maybe even a little embarrassed, because I'm one of the "have's." Our power was not interrupted so we've been able to paint our new parsonage and unpack from the recent move in the comfort of a cool house.
It's a strange mixture of feelings to be aware of one's blessings while others are struggling. It's a rumbling blend of helplessness, guilt, sadness, and embarrassment as well as relief and joy. How can I not feel relief when
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lemon-water-flickr-citeIf the sound of lemon water and cayenne pepper-all day long, and without room for any other snacks or meals-sounds less than appealing, know that you're not alone. While cleanses, especially during summer, have been at the frontline of the dietary battleground for some time now (made popular by the Beyonce's, the Gwyneth's and other waist-watching A-list celebs), most nutrition experts agree-these pseudo liquid fasts should probably be cleansed from our vocabulary for good.
According to Zeel fitness and weight loss expert Johnny Nasello, "All of these diets have two things in common:"
1. "With these diets you lose 5 to 10 pounds really quickly, and with no additional physical exertion. This is a huge gimmick selling point for these diets. Who doesn't want to lose 5 to 10 pounds really quickly?"
2. "None of these diets provide a blueprint on how you should eat for the rest of your life. Nobody can maintain a restrictive or cleanse dietRead More »from For Long-Term Health, Cleanses Prove Problematic
Prepare for fun in the sun with our beach bag checklist.We always seem to forget to pack at least one important item when we head to the beach. So here's our handy checklist of beach bag must-haves for your perfect day on the sand.
Read: Throw an engrossing book in your bag, or download a few novels onto your e-reader to save space in your tote. (We love being able to download books from our local library on our e-reader, which we save for deck, poolside and other reading situations that aren't too watery.)
Our reviews of beach reads include The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier (Crown, 2012), Born of Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Grand Central Publishing, 2012), No Time Like the Present by Nadine Gordimer (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012) and Great-Aunt Sophia's Lessons for Bombshells by Lisa Cach (Gallery Books, 2012). We're also giving away all four books to one lucky reader (enter by July 31, 2012).
Among our favorite summer books last year: Siri Hustvedt's The Summer Without Men (Picador, 2011), which tellsRead More »from Beach Bag Essentials: A Checklist
Alamsyah RaufBy Chelsea Roff, Intent.com
Close your eyes. Imagine for a moment that you had a year - 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes - to do anything you please, with $100,000 to cover your expenses. Would you travel? Would you continue working and give the money to charity? Would you take the time to simply do nothing, maybe go on retreat?
Last week, Mallika encouraged Intent-ers to consider what they would do if they had a year off. I have to say, my first inclination was default to the "make-the-world-a-better-place" answer- give it to charity, of course! I mean, I know this may sound crazy, but I love working. Even if I had a year off, I don't think I could bring myself to drop my job and do nothing. So if my ideal year would include working anyway, why not give it away, especially when we know that contributing to others' happiness is a much greater source of joy and fulfillment than anything money could buy?
But as I thought about it more, I remembered the words of a friend IRead More »from Recipe for a Happy Year.... And Fulfilling Life
Some of the fastest-growing firms are headquartered in all parts of the United States and operate in many staffing sectors. Massachusetts had the most firms, around seven, which is on the fastest-growing list followed by Texas with six, and Georgia and Florida with five each. Recent Survey has shown that more than half of the fastest-growing, 57%, provide information technology staffing and the rest are non IT jobs. Skilled labor jobs falls in this category. One can easily find such technical jobs . These jobs do not require a top degree but some special skills and expertise expert in particular trades like accountants, hotel managers, hardware engineer, nurse, clerical, analysts, teachers, lawyers, drivers etc.Read More »from Jobs in United States
In addition, more than 44% of the companies on the list provide office/clerical staffing, and 29.5% provide healthcare staffing, which includes healthcare information management. Fewer than 20% of firms provide industrial staffing. That's down from last year's list, in which
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The American Government offers a significant number of temporary and permanent migration options for those looking to live and work in America. Broadly visas are of different kinds such as tourist visa, business visa, diversity lottery, work visa, family visa, green card visa. Those who wish to stay and work in the United States H1B Visa is the ideal visa. What exactly is H1b Visa? An H1B Visa is a kind of non immigrant work visa permit available to a foreigner who has been offered a job by a company in United States.
This visa category applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished merit or ability. However IT and Telecom is a very popular sector attracting lots of peoples worldwide every year. Most foreign workers in IT and Telecom sector fall under H-1B Specialty Occupations*
Now days, we can see number of advertisements on different brands of laptops, showcasing its unique features and qualities. There is no such thing as better laptop. It is only better and perfect for you if you choose a laptop based on your computing needs. Laptops vary in their performance as well as their prices, so choose a laptop that you suit your requirements. Few things are to be still considered while choosing a better laptop.Read More »from How to Choose a Better Laptop
Before you ask how to choose a better laptop, first consider for what purpose the laptop is required. Is it for a student, designer or any other professional or non professional? Accordingly choose a laptop, which fulfill the need of a concerned person.
Before choosing a dream machine, always consider it is worth spending money on a particular laptop. Spending around thirty thousand bugs is worth if the machine is features Corei3 CPU, a 320 GB hard drive, 4 GB RAM discrete graphics and an optical drive. As the price of a laptop gets higher, you will find
The program is put on by the state and Walworth County Health and Human Services. Information and permission forms are sent home for students and their parents. If families are interested in participating in the program, dental hygienists who come to the school will apply sealants to the teeth of second and fifth graders. The students for Dat Canada also learn how to brush their teeth properly.
The three elementary schools in the Delavan-Darien School District are participating in a Seal-A-Smile Program for second and fifth grade students.
The program is put on by the state and Walworth County Health and Human Services. Information and permission forms are sent home for students and their parents. If families are interested in participating in the program, dental hygienists who come to the school will apply sealants to the teeth of second and fifth graders. The students also learn how to brush their teeth properly.
Following the exam, the students receive a goodie bagRead More »from Schools Participating in Seal a Smile
I'm 16, and I understand basic psychology well enough to know that mental punishment is always an option. You can and should teach children something is wrong through mental punishment. Physical punishment shows them that physicality is okay when it absolutely is not. Hug your child or congratulate them when they do something good. When they do something bad, explain that it is a bad thing ad you are disappointed, don't end with an 'I love you'. As you grow your brain becomes more complex. Parents need to realize that a 5-year-old doesn't process things as well as you do (normally, some extremely stupid people) but they do understand when they feel loved and when they don't. While as a parent you will obviously always love your child, as a child, you only recognize it when it is expressed. The one thing every child strives for is parental affection. Just show them love when they do something good, and not when they do something bad.
- Mya Rehdantz | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Jul 2, 2012 9:36 PM EDT
My name is Sabrina Rosh, I'm sixteen, I'm the biggest nerd on Earth, I have a single mother, Ruth, I never met my dad, my mom told me that he was abusive and he tried to beat her to death while she was pregenet will me. As far as I'm aware he got out of prison about nine years ago.Read More »from My Lover,.... Is Also My Killer (NOT a TRUE STORY) by Mya R
Anyways, I should probley get to the story.
December 6, 1998, I woke up to my alarm beeping loudly. I had gotten up still half way alsleep and walked to the kitchen while smelling waffles.
"Good Mornin' sunshine! How did you sleep''? My mom asked perky as always,
"How can you be so loud and happy when it is only seven a.m.?" I asked as I was sitting down getting ready to stuff my face with waffles.
"I have one word and one word only,.... coffie" My mom said chuckling and handing me a cup of coffie.
"Thanks" I say with a mouth full of waffles.
Time passed on untill I was so full I almost fell over.
At about 7:30 my best friend, Rose, and I met up at the busstop.
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