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The fact of this is spoken by a factivist. Bono uses facts to tell us about the changes and the things that are still to be changed in the world to make it a better place.

Though I am not in a state to palate his sexual undertones and other religions notes, his points of feasible alleviation of the horror that exists in this world is precision. It must however be mixed with more than just monetary capabilities, and be infused with human morality and our humanness.  We must more than mention the connotation of God, and include Him in the action.

An incorporation of the power of prayer will amaze many who just see this end time as a period in history, but recognize the prophesy.  The inclusion of Christ who was murdered to shed His blood for causes just like this one will shake the global boots of the demon leader called Satan.  This inclusion should not be eminently visible, just actively prominent.

Take a look and listen to Bono. We can help.  Join in and share Christ in this movement.

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Released on On June 17, 2013 in WASHINGTON, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has re-designated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, 2015. This allows eligible nationals of Syria to register or re-register for TPS in accordance with a notice published today in the Federal Register U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages eligible individuals to register or re-register as soon as possible.

Who’s Eligible Current TPS Status When to File
Syrian nationals (and individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) Have TPS Must re-register during a 60-day re-registration period that runs from June 17, 2013 through Aug. 16, 2013.
Have a Pending TPS Application with USCIS You do not need to file a re-registration application during this extension. USCIS will continue to process your pending application.
Do Not Have TPS May apply for TPS during a 180-day registration period that runs from June 17, 2013 through Dec. 16, 2013.

During the past year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State (DOS) reviewed the conditions in Syria. Based upon this review, Secretary Napolitano has determined that a re-designation and 18-month extension of TPS for Syria is warranted. The extension of the current Syria TPS designation and re-designation is due to the continued disruption of living conditions in the country that are a result of the extraordinary and temporary conditions that led to the initial TPS designation of Syria in 2012. The extension is based on ongoing armed conflict in that region and the continued deterioration of country conditions.

A Syrian national, or an individual having no nationality who last habitually resided in Syria, may be eligible for TPS under the re-designation if he or she has continuously resided in the United States since June 17, 2013 and has been continuously physically present in the United States since Oct. 1, 2013. In addition to the continuous residence date requirement, applicants must meet all other TPS eligibility and filing requirements.

DHS anticipates that there are approximately 2,600 individuals who will be eligible to re-register for TPS under the existing designation of Syria and estimates that approximately 9,000 additional individuals might be eligible to apply for TPS under the re-designation.

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Oprah and Bishop T.D. Jakes on Bringing Families Together
Oprah is joined on stage by Bishop T.D. Jakes in Dallas for Emmy-Award Winning,
Oprah’s Lifeclass, one of the world’s most social experiences on television.
Together they will discuss the definition of family and share ways to bring families together again.
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New Music Video by Matt Redman

Posted: September 12, 2013 in Uncategorized


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New Music Video by Matt Redman “Your Grace Finds Me”
God’s grace finds us where we are, we don’t have to earn it! C
Check out this brand new song by Matt Redman “Your Grace Finds Me”
Matt even included the chords to this new song in the video!!


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Matt Redman talks about his new song “Your Grace Finds Me”
Curious to know the story behind Matt Redman’s latest song?
Check out this video! Matt Redman sits down for an interview about what inspired him to write the song “Your Grace Finds Me.”

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Understanding Our Salvation

Posted: September 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. — Philippians 1:6

Many personal salvation testimonies go something like this: “I heard the gospel of Jesus Christ; I decided to open my life to Him; I came to Jesus; I gave Him my heart; I received Him; I repented of my sins; I decided to follow Jesus.” Note the continual use of the perpendicular pronoun “I” as if it all depended upon me. When we get to heaven, we will find out how little we actually had to do with our salvation and how true our verse today is–“He who has begun a good work in you.” Salvation is, from start to finish, from first to last, the work of God Himself in us. He sought us. He found us. He began the good work in us. He keeps us. And one day He will present us faultless before His Father’s throne. After all, it was the shepherd himself who went after the one lost sheep until he found it, and then he carried it on his shoulders safely back to the fold, rejoicing all the while (Luke 15:1– 7).

The Origin Of Our Salvation

“He who has begun a good work in you”

Who began the good work in you? The Lord. You reply, “I thought I did. I thought I repented. I thought I came to Christ. I thought I took the initiative.” No, God did. Just as in the early chapters of Genesis, He took the skins of an innocent, sacrificial animal to cover the sin of Adam and Eve. God is still the initiator in covering our sins today. Fig leaves will not do. Solomon was on target when he said, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13).

In our natural condition we are unresponsive to the gospel: the Bible refers to us as “dead” in our sins (Romans 6:11). We are also unperceptive; the gospel is “veiled” to us, and the god of this world has “blinded” the minds of those who do not believe (2 Corinthians 4:3–4). Without Christ, we are also unteachable: not only can we not receive the things of God, but we also consider them foolish and cannot know them because they are only spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14). Finally, we are unrighteous: we were actually shaped in iniquity and conceived in sin (Psalm 51:5). Yes, we all, like sheep, have gone away of our own accord (Isaiah 53:6).

Since being unresponsive, unperceptive, unteachable, and unrighteous is the condition in our natural state, something outside of us must intervene to enable us to become responsive to the gospel, perceptive of the things of God, teachable, and righteous before Him. Now, since we are indeed raised out of spiritual death (that is, born again) and since we are unable to perform this work on ourselves, then we must conclude it is God Himself who initiates our salvation. This is exactly what our text–“He who has begun a good work in you”–implies. God is sovereign. This simply means that He does what He pleases and He is always pleased with what He does.

The origin of our salvation lies not within us but with God Himself. He takes the initiative. He convicts us of sin. He convinces us of our righteousness in Him. He calls us out of darkness into His marvelous light. He redeems us for His own. Yes, He begins the good work in us.

The Outcome of Salvation

“[He] will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ”

What is the outcome of this marvelous salvation provided us in Christ? It means we are secure. We are secure in the now life and in the next life as well.

We are secure in the now life. Christ, who began the good work, will finish it. He will not let us go. Since we are not saved by performing good works, we are not kept by performing good works. Paul said, “As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him” (Colossians 2:6). If faith is good enough to save us, it is good enough to live by, to walk in. If Christ can give us new life, He can keep us in that new life. If man takes the initiative in salvation, he must retain the responsibility for the final outcome. If God takes the initiative in salvation, then it is God who retains the responsibility for the final outcome. And, as Paul said, “He will complete it.”

I remember when our first child began to learn to walk. She would reach up her chubby little fingers, grab my index finger, and hang on with all her might. She would take a step or two, let go, and fall to the ground. It didn’t take me long to learn an important lesson about my role: I began to reach down and grab hold of her hand myself. Then, when she stumbled, I would be there to hold her up and keep her from falling. In the same way, our salvation is not a matter of our holding on until the bitter end. God reaches down and grabs hold of us with His strong hand. When we stumble, He is there to hold on to us and to keep us from falling. We are secure in the now life.

We are also secure in the next life. The Lord will keep and complete us “until the day of Jesus Christ.” The day of Christ suggests that grand and glorious day when He will come again to receive us as His own. On that day the church–the body of Christ–becomes the bride of Christ. Jesus said, “This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day” (John 6:39). Yes, we can be confident of this fact: He will keep us “until the day of Jesus Christ.” We are living now in the great “until.” Until . . . the day of Jesus Christ. Until then, we can trust Him and know we are secure in the now life and in the next life that is to come. As you memorize this verse, meditate on the fact that your salvation is, from first to last, all the doing of Him who loves you and gave Himself for you. Since He is the origin of it all, you can trust Him with the outcome of it all. As songwriter Fanny Crosby once said, “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!”

Today’s devotional is drawn from The Joshua Code by O.S. Hawkins. The complete book contains 42 additional Bible verse reflections not found in this email devotional.

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BMO Harris Bank has seven valuable tips to help you become a more savvy shopper during the back-to-school and college shopping season. As parents and kids gear up for another exciting year of back-to-school shopping, retailers aim to meet the needs of consumers by providing them with various sales, promotions, and exclusive deals for school supplies.

“When it comes to their children, there’s nothing more important to a parent than making sure their children have everything they need, even in a tough economy — and especially when it comes to back to school shopping,” said Matthew Shay, President and CEO, National Retail Federation. Get ahead of the back-to-school shopping rush, and make this an enjoyable, savings-filled year for your family with these tips:

  • Shop early: Many retailers plan to provide early back-to-school shopping opportunities to consumers. Prepare to shop at least one month before school starts, and be sure to purchase supplies on sale. This practical approach will help you take advantage of early promotions and discounts.
  • Get creative: According to the NRF, more parents will ask their children to make-do with last year’s items. You can re-purpose many of your home-office supplies by allowing your child to personalize pens, folders and binders. Let their creativity blossom! If you have more than one child, find out what supplies they can pass down to their sibling. This strategy can help you eliminate items from your list.
  • Compare prices: Take time to compare prices among competing retailers — see which deals meet your need in both quality and value. According to the NRF, more people will use the Internet to their advantage by doing comparative shopping online. “Retailers will offer shoppers plenty of ways to save money both in their stores and on their websites, including bundles, free gift cards with their purchase and even free online shipping on school items, aiming to attract value-focused back-to-school college shoppers,” said Shay.
  • Look for coupons and sign up for savings: Coupons and exclusive promotions can help you save a lot of money. Be sure to check your local drug store and supermarket for great sales — they provide store coupons in their circulars. Online consumers can take advantage of social networking sites to receive discounts and exclusive deals by simply “following” or “liking” the retailer(s) of their choice. You can also get special offers from retailers when you sign up to receive their e-newsletters. Retailers are looking to attract as many consumers as possible, so take advantage of their promotions both in-store and online. <p
  • Team up with other families:Families can shop together and save on back-to-school supplies if they choose to buy in bulk. In this case, more is less. “Big warehouse clubs will offer savings, but you have to buy a lot more than you can use, go in together with a few families and split it up,” said Jeff Kaplan, CEO and Money Saving Expert, LOZO.com. You can visit their website for printable school supply coupons. Make sure to keep an eye out for weekly coupon inserts in Sunday newspaper circulars as well as online.
  • Rent textbooks:The average student spends about $1000 on books/year; however, students can save 50% or more buying used books online. Book rental sites give you the option to buy or rent, and usually provide free shipping.
  • Set a budget: A budget will allow you to identify your back-to-school essentials. Make a list of what you need and can afford to buy now — and remember to follow it! If you can, ask teachers what supplies your child really needs. It may be tempting to buy everything you see, but aim to spend less than the national average of $688. Research shows that teenagers and pre-teens will spend more of their own money on back-to-school items this year. Give your child a certain amount of money to spend on supplies to cover any additional items that they don’t buy themselves. This tactic will motivate them to help you find bargains.

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Ever so often, a man of God receives the OK to go ahead and take a flesh of his flesh to say I love you.
This time, God spoke to a music minister to become one with another music minister.
Dominicans, Hilroy Alfred and Nicole Christian agreed to make that one-ness official on September 4, 2013.
Hilroy proposed after evaluating his future wife. She said YES! since she understood who God had placed in her life for ever.

Here’s how it went down. An argument was picked in the morning half of the day. Minor, but major enough to up one of the two.
The argument was just a simple assessment.He later took Nicole to the Park and gave her the ring of ultimate Humanly possible unconditional love between a man and a woman of God.

Nicole was, like any other woman of God and almost like Mary wanted to tell her neighbours what God had done in her life.
Congratulations Hilroy and Nicole. May God Bless you with many babies and an open heart to His direction

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Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPEX) (“Spherix” or the “Company”) — an intellectual property development company — announced today that it has filed suit against VTech Communications, Inc. (“VTech”), for patent infringement in the Northern District of Texas. The patents at issue in the litigation were recently acquired from Rockstar Consortium US LP, the successor to many important Nortel Networks (“Nortel”) patent assets and technology.

The patents included in the suit cover many cordless telephones, including patents dating to 1993. VTech claims to be the world’s largest cordless telephone producer, including the production of phones for AT&T. VTech is reported to have over $2.6 billion of revenues during the claimed infringement period. VTech cordless phones are sold at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Circuit City, Costco, Office Depot, Staples, Target and other locations.

The patents at issue were invented by former Nortel employees working in the U.S. and Canada. VTech claims an 80% US market share and has moved virtually all of its manufacturing to China.

“This lawsuit represents the continuing evolution of Spherix as a technology company focused on protecting intellectual property rights.” said Harvey Kesner, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Spherix. “As referenced in the complaint, VTech’s overall revenue for North America has risen 20% since Nortel’s bankruptcy filing in 2009. According to our engineers and the prior Nortel engineers that we relied on to review the products, many of VTech’s own patents cite our technology yet VTech has failed to recognize the important patents on which its core products rely by seeking a license. Instead, VTech has elected to disregard these patents entirely. We intend to seek recompense for the significant investment made by Nortel in developing these important inventions and intend to try these cases to conclusion.”

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