The Value of Your Soul

The Value of Your Soul

And if you were the only person in the whole universe, Christ would have died for you. ~ Billy Graham • July 28, 2012

Jesus said that your soul is worth more than the rest of the world put together. He asked, “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Mark 8:36). It is impossible for us to grasp what is meant by “the whole world.”
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Seek the Lost – Help Others – Serve People

Power Thoughts

  1. “The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.”  Billy Graham
  2. “Help others and you will discover its greatest reward is the meaning it will bring your own life.”
  3. “The highest honor comes from serving people and your country.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

Life’s Purpose (pt 3), Internet Danger Protect Your Kids, Fun Thanksgiving Facts, Kids & Thanksgiving Recipes Treats

Power Thoughts

  1. “A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. “~ St. Basil
  2. “Kindness is an essential part of God’s work and ours here on earth. “~ Billy Graham
  3. “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” ~ Blaise Pascal

Life’s Purpose (pt 3): If you are looking for the will of God for your life, it is not something that is handed to you on a silver platter. You must do a little seeking and discover of what God desires for you. The scriptures say that means quality time communing with Him and making His Word the final authority in every area of your life.

What attributes and characteristics do others consistently notice about you? Ask a close friend or your spouse. IT will help you determine the abilities God has given you and the areas in which you get consistent results. These are signposts to help point you in the direction of your destiny. Seven (7) times scriptures says “He that has ears let him hear.” in John the Word says the Holy Spirit will teach you. In the early church they did not have the scriptures… Yet… They had the Holy Spirit and received revelation through the Living Word… The Holy Spirit is there for you right now.

“Let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves … But the Holy Spirit will produce this kind of fruit in your life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” ~ Galatians 5:16 & 22

Be A Watchdog: Protecting your kids from the 5 worst Internet dangers It’s hard to imagine what life was like before the Internet, when your social network included people you’d actually met in person, and the only mail you received came by postal carrier. Yes, the web has made it easier than ever to communicate, but with that ease come unwanted threats. Here’s an overview of the top five dangers that kids face online and what you can do to protect them. (KTRE/TheOnlineFamily)

  1. Danger No. 1: Cyberbullies the repetitive harassment or threats usually made by a classmate or peer.
    Safety strategy: ConnectSafely is an educational web site where kids and parents go to understand the latest online bully tactics that threaten kids. A forum on the site offers parents and teens advice on everything from blogging to dealing with hackers and bullies.
  2. Danger No. 2: Cyber predators According to a study done by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, one in seven children have received an unwanted solicitation. Don’t be embarrassed to be the POS (parent over the shoulder).”
    Safety strategy: If this happens to your child, report the incident immediately at CyberTipline, a site run by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Also visit Netsmartz411, where parents can have their questions answered by real, live safety experts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
  3. Danger No. 3: Social networking sites provide kids with a ton of opportunities and ways of communicating, they may not realize that what they post today can come back to haunt them later. Unlike a letter, which can be burned or torn to pieces, what’s written on the web lasts forever. Also, adults can pose as kids and easily reach out to kids on these sites if their profiles are public. comes over to your house,
    Safety strategy: StaySafeOnline is a great resource site produced by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a group of experts who are dedicated to teaching the public about Internet security. The Federal Trade Commission has also created OnGuardOnline, a site that provides tips from the government and technology industry on how to protect your information online (check out Topics > Social Networking Sites).
  4. Danger No. 4: Adult content: As we all know, the Internet is inundated with adult content. And now, even on sites that kids might like to visit, such as social networks or video download sites, adult content is lurking.
    Safety strategy: If you have reason to believe your child is being exposed to adult content on the Internet, such as gambling sites or pornographic material, McDonald advises installing monitoring software that can monitor everything your child does on his or her computer: keystrokes, emails, chats or IM activity, web sites visited and so on.  In addition, you can install filtering software.
  5. Danger No. 5: Botnet attacks a tactic hackers use to obtain your personal information. The bot, short for “robot,” invades your computer, usually through email or pop up ads that offer free screensavers or emoticons. The bot infiltrates your computer and can steal your personal info and infect your computer with viruses.
    Safety strategy: Software can help protect your computer from botnet attacks. Also, make sure all of the software on your computer is updated, which can help keep out bugs and bots.

Fun Thanksgiving Facts: Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner. More Turkey Day Info …

  • The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. He invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians to the feast.
  • The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days.
  • Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, popcorn, milk, corn on the cob, and cranberries were not foods present on the first Thanksgiving’s feast table.
  • Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are  thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast.
  • The pilgrims didn’t use forks; they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers.

Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids … There is no reason why mom has to spend all of Thanksgiving in the kitchen alone. These Thanksgiving treats are perfect for little hands to make! Discover Thanksgiving recipes for kids that will keep the little ones satisfied (and entertained)! (Family Fun)

  • Aut-yum Leaves : Here’s a treat no kid will leaf behind.
  • Cute Cornucopia : This mini horn of plenty guarantees that hungry young guests will have something to nibble on.
  • Edible Indian Corn : Ears a sweet fall treat that’s great for a classroom or scout meeting — marshmallow cobs filled with colorful fruit kernels.
  • Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats: The pilgrims would be proud to wear these hats from FamilyFun magazine.
  • Spuds McTurkey: These fake gobblers, whose mix-and-match features pay homage to the esteemed Mr. Potato Head, busy little hands and make guests laugh.
  • Teeny Turkeys : Looking for a fun snack that will tide over the kids until the big feast? These bite-size birds are easy for kids to make and are sure to be gobbled.
  • Tepee Treats : Sugar cones transform into a village of handsome tepees with this fun Thanksgiving craft decoration that you can eat.
  • Tiny Turkey Dinner: This tiny turkey dinner is actually an amazingly delicious dessert.
  • Turkey Tracks : This fun Thanksgiving snack recipe will have everyone gobbling them up.

Encouraging Word & Power Thoughts

Power Thoughts

  1. Faith is to believe what you do not yet see, the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. AUGUSTINE
  2. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? STEPHEN LEVINE
  3. One with God is a majority.  BILLY GRAHAM

Encourgaing Word

Worrying about something usually doesn’t impact the outcome of a situation – but it does affect how worn out you get in dealing with it. Try directing the energy you’d usually spend worrying toward prayer and consultation with God.
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Matthew 6:27