Talk About Your Blessings

the dayes troublesOnly take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.  Deuteronomy 4:9

Don’t lose sight of the work God has done and is doing in and around you. Beyond keeping it close to your heart, be intentional to share it. Sharing God’s work will ingrain it in your mind and heart, and encourage those with whom you share it.

Child Abuduction, Harmless or Not, Candy Recall, Car Break-Ins Beware

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  • “Success is in the doing not in the getting” — Unknown
  • “Successful people accept life with both difficulties & challenges and adapt rather than complain” — Unknown
  • “Successful people build good relationships by helping bring out the best in others.” — Unknown

URGENT – CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY – 442 AM CDT TUE OCT 26 2010 – THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE SAN JACINTO COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE. SEARCHING FOR ROBIN ALISSA LONGNON…WHITE…FEMALE…4 YEARS OLD…BORN JUNE 29TH 2006…3 FEET…30 POUNDS…BLACK HAIR…BROWN EYES…AND WEARING A PINK AND BROWN SHIRT.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR JORGE ARTURO RODRIGUEZ…HISPANIC MALE…39 YEARS OLD…BORN APRIL 17TH 1971…5 FEET 4 INCHES…145 POUNDS…BLACK HAIR…BROWN EYES…IN HER ABDUCTION. THE SUSPECT IS DRIVING A WHITE 2005 MAZDA VAN WITH A LOUISIANA LICENSE PLATE NUMBER OF R W G 6 1 8. THE SUSPECT WAS HEARD FROM IN CLEVELAND TEXAS.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS BELIEVE THIS CHILD TO BE IN GRAVE OR IMMEDIATE DANGER. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ABDUCTION…CALL THE SAN JACINTO COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE AT 936-264-6286.

Harmless or Not: Many people think Halloween is a harmless holiday. It is actually rooted in fear, death, and the occult. It is a time when unsuspecting children, teenagers, and even adults dabble in occult practices and witchcraft through séances, tarot cards, and Ouija boards.

The scriptures call these things … “forbidden forms of divination and are an abomination to the Lord” (Deuteronomy 18:9-14). It may sound weird however, at the risk of sounding weird, I believe they open the door to familiar spirits and demonic activity in our lives.

Alternate Halloween activities for children that can be done either at church or with their parents include:

“Hallelujah Night”—a night of games, rides, and candy set up at a local church. Children can dress as their favorite Bible characters or super heroes. In addition, residents in the community may be invited, as this is a great way for the Church to minister the love of God.
A youth field trip to the movies or bowling.
A party, celebrating the victory we have through Jesus, which can include gospel music and Christian videos.
A talent show.
A puppet show for smaller children, explaining why we celebrate Jesus— not Halloween.

Whatever you decide to do, be sure to make it a memorable and enjoyable evening for the entire family! [More ideas at the Community Calendar]

Mega Pops lollipops recall: More candy has been recalled as the FDA announces the recall of Mega Pops lollipops.

1. The lollipops may contain traces of foreign particles although the manufacturer, Colombia SA, claims there is no health risk.  The product is distributed in retail stores across the United States, including Family Dollar stores. The product comes in 14 oz and 28 oz cellophane bags in watermelon, cherry, orange and grape flavored pops.   Affected Mega Pops can be identified by UPC Code numbers 0 14272 10873 9 or 0 14272 10862 3, and are in lots marked as Lot #1240695, Lot #1209708, or Lot #1209796.

2. Nestle also recalled Raisinets Fun Sized Candy. Customers who return the product to the store where they purchased the product may receive a refund or store credit for the purchase price of the product. Customers with questions can call toll-free to 1-888-317-3686. (examiner.com)

Be on the Look-Out: Lock Your Car – Burglars break into nearly 30 cars over the weekend. Lufkin police are investigating a series of nearly 30 vehicle burglaries. The break-ins spanned a large area of West Lufkin stretching from the Fox Run Apartments to Southwood Drive. Police are hoping for leads in the cases.  “I don’t know how you can have so many and no one saw anything,” Lufkin Police spokesman Det. JB Smith says, “Hopefully we’ll get tips or some of the stolen property will turn up.”

Items stolen ranged from iPods, GPS devices, cell phones and vehicle audio equipment. “You should be able to leave those items in your car, and it’s frustrating you can’t,” Smith said. “In some of the break-ins, nothing was reported missing, but it’s not uncommon for people to find something missing later.” Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 639-TIPS. (LufkinDaily)

Get Your Guidance From God

You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. Deuteronomy 11:18

Consider the source of your guidance; make sure that God’s Word is front and center as the inspiration from which all of your decisions and actions are based. (thedailyverse.com/Kat Davis)

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God Keeps Promises

This was written to the people of the old covenant, however there is great simplicity and wisdom in the statement here.

The Lord will establish you as his holy people,  as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands  of the Lord your God and walk in his ways. Deuteronomy 28:9

Let us attempt, not only out of obedience, but out of desire, to be intentional about keeping His commandments and walking in God’s ways. (thedailyverse.com/Kat Davis)


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Where Are You Getting Your Guidance?

Consider the source of your guidance!

“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.”
– Deuteronomy 11:18

Make sure that God’s Word is front and center as the inspiration from which all of your decisions and actions are based. (the dailyverse.com/Kat Davis)

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