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Posted 3/29/17 at 7:49 PM | Daniella Whyte

Talk to God Before You Talk to People (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 53)

Psalm 133:1 (NLT)
How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!

God desires for all His children to dwell together in unity, harmony, and grace towards each other. Nothing hurts God’s heart more than to see His people quarreling, warring, and fighting with one another. As believers, God has called us to seek forgiveness, offer forgiveness, amend our relationships, and restore fellowship with other people.


Posted 3/29/17 at 12:47 AM | Lynn Joesph

Effective Stuff You Must Do to Thrive at Real Estate Investing Business

Acknowledge thе Bаѕiсѕ
Rеаl еѕtаtе investing invоlvеѕ асԛuiѕitiоn, hоlding, and ѕаlе of rightѕ in rеаl рrореrtу with thе еxресtаtiоn оf using саѕh inflows for роtеntiаl futurе саѕh outflows and thereby generating a favorable rаtе оf return on thаt investment.

Mоrе аdvаntаgеоuѕ thеn ѕtосk invеѕtmеntѕ (which uѕuаllу rеԛuirе mоrе invеѕtоr еԛuitу) real еѕtаtе invеѕtmеntѕ оffеr the advantage tо lеvеrаgе a rеаl еѕtаtе рrореrtу hеаvilу. In оthеr wоrdѕ, with аn investment in rеаl estate, you саn uѕе оthеr people’s mоnеу to magnify уоur rаtе of rеturn аnd control a muсh larger investment thаn wоuld bе роѕѕiblе оthеrwiѕе. Mоrеоvеr, with rental property, уоu саn virtuаllу use оthеr people’s mоnеу tо pay оff your doctor loan USA.

But аѕidе frоm leverage, rеаl еѕtаtе investing provides other bеnеfitѕ to invеѕtоrѕ ѕuсh as уiеldѕ frоm аnnuаl аftеr-tаx cash flows, equity buildup thrоugh аррrесiаtiоn of thе аѕѕеt, аnd саѕh flоw аftеr tаx uроn ѕаlе. Pluѕ, nоn-mоnеtаrу rеturnѕ ѕuсh as pride оf оwnеrѕhiр, thе ѕесuritу thаt уоu соntrоl оwnеrѕhiр, аnd роrtfоliо diversification. FULL POST

Posted 3/23/17 at 2:44 PM | Daniella Whyte

A Singing Faith (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 52)

Psalm 147:7a (NLT)
Sing out your thanks to the Lord…

Learning to be thankful is not only a virtue; it is an important part of our life journey. God has given us so much to be appreciative of in life. Whether we realize it or not, gratitude shows the deepest sincerity, love, and spiritual awareness of our hearts and souls. Our faith is not a faith that has to lie dormant and remain stagnant. It is an active, vibrant, singing faith.


Posted 3/18/17 at 10:54 PM | Daniella Whyte

I Am Here (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 51)

John 6:20 (NLT)
But he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here!”

Over and over again throughout Scripture, we are challenged to overcome fear and embrace faith. It has been said that three hundred and sixty-five times, God urges us to not be afraid and to trust His presence. While the enemy of our souls seeks to crush our spirits with fear and worry, God seeks to comfort us with His power and courage.


Posted 3/15/17 at 8:51 PM | Greg Gordon

The Greatest Example Of Forgiveness

But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. - Matthew 6:15

Lesson of Forgiveness

Sometimes the lesson of forgiveness can only be obtained through being the recipient of someone not being willing to forgive you. If we have been hurt in our past by someone we can be those who will not forgive others who hurt us.

When we do not release others we end up not releasing ourselves. Even physical ailments can be a result of this pent up hurt and unforgiveness that manifests itself in bitterness, envy, resentment and even anger. For a Christian to hold onto any grudge or anger towards someone in the body of Christ affects not just themselves but others are defiled by their sin. It is not only a sin to not forgive but as we do this we enter into the strategy of satan because the demonic world is a world of unforgiveness. Not offering forgiveness is to not offer the love of Christ to another believer.

We have received unmerited grace and forgiveness but then we say to someone "I will not forgive you," we are doing what is opposite than Christ. When we do not forgive we show that we do not love Jesus because if we love him we will obey his commands. And his command is to forgive all. FULL POST

Posted 3/11/17 at 8:29 AM | Greg Gordon

Sola Scriptura and Church Traditions

Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? - Matthew 15:3

Church Traditions

Traditions! Some hate them and some love them, what when we come to the New Testament scriptures and the Church what are we to do with them? Are they good, bad or neutral? The Scripture passage shared above is one of the first bible verses we think right away on the position of our Lord on human religious traditions. It seems on the outset that all traditions are against the commands of God and therefore we have to disregard them. But let us take a closer look this passage and others. The pharisees were coming to Jesus stating that his disciples were breaking their traditions, "the tradition of the elders" (Mark 7:3). The pharisees believed they were keeping the passed on traditions of moses and elders in hand washing. But what they missed was the inner reality of why the hand washing was done. God was desiring inward purity and they lost the inner meaning and simply focused on the outward. FULL POST

Posted 3/10/17 at 5:44 AM | June Samuel

God Almighty

Who is this God of the universe - this great expanse of galaxies, planets and stars?

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork. Psalm 19:1
The declaration of the glory of God is made known in the message of creation. This message is understood in every language. There is no people who cannot understand the speech of creation. Its message is powerful. (Psalm 19:1-3) The speech of creation tells of beauty, of power, of excellence in imagery, of wisdom, of glory and grandeur. Its message tells of a Being who is supreme in intelligence, wisdom, and excellent in power. The universe speaks volumes of the supreme intelligence and intricate wisdom of its Maker - The Almighty God, The God of the universe. I AM is His Name. (Exodus 3:14)

How could a majestic universe as this create itself? God’s “hand has laid the foundation of the earth” and his “right hand has stretched out the heavens”. (Isaiah 48:13). “For thus says the Lord who created the heavens,” “God who formed the earth and made it and established it. God who formed the earth to be inhabited” – says - “I am the Lord, and there is no other”. (Isaiah 45:18) FULL POST

Posted 3/8/17 at 11:07 PM | Lara Sen

Religious Buildings Inspiring Awe Across Faiths

From St. Petersburg to Salt Lake City, religious buildings across beliefs and borders bring people together to worship and connect with their communities. While architectural grandeur is hardly a requirement for fulfilling religious practice, many places of worship also serve as marvels of design and engineering.

Spanning timelines, continents, and creeds, here are seven incredible examples of religious architecture.

Dilwara Temple — Mount Abu, India

Five individual temples make up Dilwara Temple as a whole, which serves as the epicenter of jainism and a place of pilgrimage for the religion. Each section of temple represents one of the five jain tirthankaras (saints). It’s believed that 1,500 masons and 1,200 laborers spent 14 years building the temple, which is carved entirely out of white marble.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral — Moscow, Russia

At the very center of Moscow sits St. Basil’s Cathedral, a Unesco World Heritage Site featuring kaleidoscopic domes and colorful spires. The church was built between 1555 and 1561 at the order of Ivan the Terrible. In his book Russian Architecture and the west, Dmitry Shvidkovsky writes “...nothing similar can be found in the entire millennium of Byzantine tradition … a strangeness that astonishes by its unexpectedness.”


Posted 3/8/17 at 8:26 PM | Daniella Whyte

Always By Your Side (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 50)

Hebrews 13:5 (NLT)
God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”

There are times in life when we may feel as though we are alone. Encountering a problem and having no one to talk with about it can be a lonely road. When we meet obstacles along our journey, it is easy to give up when you feel no one is there who understands the universal struggle. I think we all would agree that life’s pressures become a little less of a burden when we have someone by our side. This is why Jesus promised He would never fail us, never abandon us, always be by our side.


Posted 2/28/17 at 6:02 PM | Greg Gordon

Kyrie Eleison, Lord Have Mercy

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. - Psalm 51:1

Deserving Mercy?

So many times in life we feel deserving of right treatment, we feel like we deserve always good things. We look at others and think of them as worse then us and try and justify ourselves. Those who always judge others are not recipents of mercy or have at least forgotten the great mercy shown to them. We consider God a just God, and in many ways He is, but if He were truly just without mercy we would all be sent to hell. God chooses to remember us when we should be forgotten and left to our own devices.

Asking for God's mercy is something the prophets and believers of the Old Testament cried out for. In the New Testament we see this same cry, notably three times in the Gospels. The Canaanite woman cries out "Lord have mercy on me" (Matthew 15:22). The two blind men cry out to Jesus, "Lord have mercy on us" (Matthew 20:30-31). Lastly, Blind Bartimaeus cries out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me" (Mark 10:46). These individuals saw the reality of humanity that it is in need of God's mercy. Jesus clearly gave these people mercy, something they did not deserve. FULL POST

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