- Created on 09 April 2013
Inner peace takes time.
We try to fix ourselves in different ways. Although it is undeniable that therapy can offer many benefits, there is also a trap to be aware of. By focusing on what is wrong, therapy reinforces the idea that we are in some way broken and incapable of experiencing fulfillment now.
Accept that some things will not change.- There is only so much we can affect. What we cannot change, what we cannot influence no matter what, should not be a concern to us. This is what I notice with so many people, in that we focus and linger on things which we have no control over.
Never lose hope - Hope is something you can never afford to lose. With hope you always have a path towards peace. Whenever we get too stressed out and overwhelmed within our own life, we forget that hope.
Keep learning- One thing that provides us with much stress in life is the fact that we always worry about not having all the answers. Just accepting that you do not know everything, and that you are open to always keep learning is a tremendous step to take towards achieving inner peace.
Be patient - Remember that this develops over time. Fluctuations occur throughout the day.
- Created on 08 April 2013
In an emotional letter to his church members, pastor Rick Warren of Lake Forest, Calif.-based Saddleback Church told them that his youngest son committed suicide.
In the letter Warren asks his church family for their prayers, writing, "No words can express the anguished grief we feel right now. Our youngest son, Matthew, age 27, and a lifelong member of Saddleback, died today."
Click "Next" below the image of Warren above to read the full letter that was circulated to the Saddleback Family.
Matthew Warren, the youngest of three children of Rick Warren and his wife, Kay, killed himself Friday, the evangelical pastor said in the letter.
- Created on 05 April 2013
The annual observance of the founding of the ecumenical consortium of six different seminaries chartered as The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in 1958 will be held on Thursday, April 18.
During the Charter Day and James H. Costen Awards Gala at 7 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 11 honorees will receive ITC's "Tribute to Excellence."
The 2013 honorees are:
Religion, Dr. Teresa Hairston, founder and publisher of Gospel Today Magazine, as well as founder and chair of the Gospel Heritage Foundation; Education, Dr. Larry Earvin, president of Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas;
2 Business Award Recipients - John Deushane, president and general manager of WXIA/WATL, Atlanta, and Eddie Meyers,
regional president, PNC Bank Georgia;
Government, the Hon. Betty Thompson, Representative of District 72 of the St. Louis District in the Missouri House of Representatives;
Civic and Community Affairs Award, Monica Kaufman Pearson, retired news anchor and journalist, WSB-TV;
Inspiration Award, Dr. Betty Clark, retired principal, Atlanta Public Schools;
Lifetime Service Award, Elizabeth Littlejohn, former vice president of Financial and Administrative Services at ITC;
The Travelin' Shoes Award, Lisa Williams, founder of Living Water for Girls;
The Arts and Entertainment Award, Benjamin BeBe Winans, Grammy Award winning inspirational, R&B, and gospel artist;
The Visionary Award, Wellington Swindall (posthumously).
For more information about the 55th Charter Day and 16th James H. Costen Awards Gala, go to www.itc.edu or call 404-527-7718.
- Created on 05 April 2013
On the 45th anniversary of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., hordes of young people gathered at the famed King Center in Atlanta on Thursday to pledge “50 days of nonviolence” at a ceremony spearheaded by King’s daughter and chief executive of the center, Bernice King, reports the Christian Post.
- Created on 04 April 2013
Just before Good Friday it was revealed that Christian rapper Tedashii, who is originally from Houston, recently lost his 1-year-old son.
No specifics were provided, but his label did post a blog entry on their website urging fans to pray and even financially support the artist and his family as they mourn this great loss.
The Reach Records website notes:
This month Tedashii's family suffered a terrible tragedy. His one year old boy passed away. Please join us as we encourage and bless our brother Tedashii and his family at this time. Read the blog (below) from His Voice Global to find out how you can help.
Tedashii's family has suffered a terrible tragedy this month. His one year old boy passed away. As we grieve with him and his family we also want to bless them. As you know, Tedashii's job takes him from city to city where he performs and blesses thousands of people with his art. In this time, we want to offer him the opportunity to stay home with his family, grieve, begin to heal, seek the Lord, be comforted and to comfort. The perception is that if one is a traveling musician, they have more money than they know what to do with. The fact is, that is just not true. We want to bless him with the gift of not having to worry about being on the road to make ends meet. Our goal: To provide for our brother and his family for 6 months. This means raising enough money to cover all of the family's expenses. Join us in caring for our dear friends.
Please visit reachrecords.com if you wish to help.
Just two weeks ago Tedashii completed a 20-date tour as part of The Rock & Worship Roadshow with MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Kutless, and others.