Sabbath Day Scripture (04.22.17) >>> Chronicles I: 16:34

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for everChronicles I: 16:34

The Power Of Gratitude

World renowned author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar stated: “The more you give thanks for what you have, the more you’ll have to give thanks for.”

By: Richard Franz

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The idea of gratitude is of great interest to the general public as evidenced by the prevalence of books available on the subject (more than 2,600 listed at Amazon.com). Most publications carry the common message that a life oriented around gratefulness is the cure for insatiable yearnings and life’s ills. The concept of gratitude has a long lifespan in the overall history of ideas and has been broadly recognized as a positive force in human life. In most of the major religions of the world, gratitude is a highly prized human disposition. To broaden this concept further, the consensus throughout the world is that people are morally obligated to feel and express gratitude in response to received benefits. Read More

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Sabbath Day Scripture (04.14.17) >>> Ephesians 5:11

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:11

First Black Muslim Judge Found Floating in Hudson River but Officials Said It Was “No Foul Play”


Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65 was found dead in the Hudson river a day after husband reported her missing. She was the first Black woman to serve on New York’s highest court. Officials said it was no “foul play” but why would a healthy woman of her stature be found floating in the river? Did she have mental issues? Was she suicidal? No questions have been answered and that sounds weird. To read more about this story click here.

Priest robbed at gunpoint while walking dog in South Chicago neighborhood

By: Tribune staff and WGN-TV

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A priest from Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning while walking his dog in the South Chicago neighborhood, according to police. Read More

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How fights over Trump have led evangelicals to leave their churches

By Paul A. Djupe, Jacob R. Neiheisel and Anand Edward Sokhey

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Pastor Joshua Nink, right, prays for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as his wife, Melania, watches after a Sunday service at First Christian Church, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in January 2016. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

The 2016 presidential contest highlighted just how deeply divided the United States is over both politics and religion. The vast majority of white evangelicals (81 percent) voted for Trump. A strong majority of religious “nones” — those who do not identify with any religious tradition — voted for Clinton (68 percent). Read More

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Egypt Declares State of Emergency After Fatal Church Attacks


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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency and created a powerful new anti-terrorism body after Palm Sunday church bombings claimed by Islamic State left at least 43 dead. Read More

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Sabbath Day Scripture (04.08.17) >>> Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16