... more precious than rubies
16 Aug 04
PRINCIPLE - the source or origin of
anything; a general truth, a truth so
broad and sweeping that many other
truths can be considered offshoots of it
PROVERBS 3:13 (NLT)
Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding. For the profit of wisdom is better than silver, and her wages are better than gold. Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. She offers you life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left. She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying. Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.
PRAYER - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and
for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life
in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight
of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto
the knowledge of the truth. I Tim 2:1-4
ENCOUNTER - And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. Luk 19:13
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or pager 971-2053 if you would like to volunteer for a conservative candidate.
Aug 17 - Kent Powderly, Alameda Bible Church, 7pm
The Menace of Determinism-Human responsibility in the age of Ritalin,
Prozac and "bad genes." Real science versus underlying worldview faith-
assumptions in understanding genetics, environmental factors and
biochemistry in human behavior.
Aug 27-28 - NM Prayer Transformation Conference, Glorieta, 323-3900
Aug 28 - Wings Back to School Party, 4-6:30pm, 291-6412
St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 318 Silver SW
Sep 2-19 - Right to Life booth at the State Fair, call 881-4563 to volunteer
Training from Aug 25 to Sep 3
Sep 3 - Southwest Women's Festival, guest speaker Joni Eareckson Tada
NEW LOCATION: Albuquerque Convention Center, 6:30-9:00 p.m
Sep 6 - Labor Day
Sep 11 - Patriot Day - 2003 Proclamation
Sep 15 - See You at the Pole
Sep 18 - Walk for Life, Abq CareNet, 880-0882
Sep 25 - Reclaiming Our Govt Conference, Foothills Fellowship
Contact Shannon Hoskovec, 710-4574, email@example.com
Sep 25 - Born to Run, Kit Carson Park, Abq
Oct 4 - Voter Registration Deadline
Oct 16 - Interfaith Hospitality Network, 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner, 268-0331
$10/$5, 4-8pm, 1st Presbyterian, 215 Locust NE Abq. Silent auction.
Oct 22 - National Day of Prayer Coordinator Conf, Colorado Springs CO
Keynote Speaker: bestselling author Stormie Omartian
Nov 4, 5 - ChangeMakers Seminar, Rio Rancho Best Western, 835-8709
Nov 5, 6 - Women of Virtue Conference, Abq
Nov 6 - Christian Heritage Speech Competition, see topics & register today!
Myra Green Country Gospel Concerts in NM, 757-8406, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekends - Portraits in Providence, KFLQ FM 91.5
Daily - Focus on the Family Radio Broadcast
1st Wed, 7:30-9:00am - Rio Grande Pastor's Alliance, Bill Butler, 294-0016
(Twister Grill, 2912 Juan Tabo NE, South of Candelaria)
Fridays, 9:30-11:00 am - "Praise the Lord" program airs "live" on KNAT TV 23 in Abq. Guest spots available for pastors to share the Good News! We'd love to have more local pastors preach, teach, encourage, and edify the Body of Christ." Call Cindy @ 836-6585.
Fridays, 12:00 - prayer meeting for Christian ministries. Trinity College, Eubank & Constitution, 872-2741
UNDERSTANDING - And of the children of Issachar, which were men
that had understanding of the time, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads
of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
I Chron 12:32
Interview with Nancy Rue
The Voice of Freedom - Operation Vote
Reclaiming Our Nation Conference in Abq
NM Prayer Transformation Conference
Wings Back to School Party
Visit with The President
Back to School Opportunities
Neighborhood Night Out Follow-up
My "Country Tis of Thee" - Live Like You Were Dying
Friend of the Family
Interview with Nancy Rue - Author of the Christian Heritage Series
Nancy Rue graciously answered several interview questions. Her bio is also very interesting and includes why her name is so close to Nancy Drew. Her website is at www.nancyrue.com.
"The thing I like best about being an author is knowing that I'm reaching kids by doing something I love to do, which is researching and creating stories. I like meeting my readers, too. The most memorable event in my life? Wow -- there are so many! One was teaching a writer's conference in France and staying on for two weeks to research LILY'S PASSPORT TO PARIS. Another was researching the Santa Fe Years in New Mexico. I was profoundly affected by my visit to the Bandelier National Park.
"My hobbies are reading, creating a haven in my home, and traveling. I'll go just about anywhere! A great influence on my life has been becoming a Christian writer, because it has caused me to immerse myself in my faith -- eat, drink, and bathe in it. I wouldn't be the person I am if I didn't feel an obligation to live the life I write about. Now, who within that? My father; Camp Galilee Episcopal Church Camp at Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Susie Shellenberger, editor of Brio Magazine; Marlene Bagnull, Director of several writers' conferences; Ken Gire, author of Windows of the Soul -- and SO many others God has placed along my journey. I am so blessed.
"A great faith builder for me now is studying the Bible for direct applications. I do that not only for my teaching of workshops, but for myself. I learn something different every time I open Scripture -- and that's a lot of different stuff over 53 years! In ten years I see myself still writing, but doing more traveling and more mentoring of new authors. I do a great deal of that now and would love to do more, helping unpublished writers sharpen their skills and get their projects into the right hands. So many people have been helpful to me in my career, and I would like to pass that on.
"The most important aspect of my life is God. Everything else centers around Him -- whether I'm always aware of it or not. With that in mind, my family comes closest to that center. My husband and my grown daughter take priority over everything else, and I am blessed that they are both so supportive of my work. My daughter sometimes travels with me to do mother-daughter workshops, and my husband advises me on all business matters -- and he does the vacuuming!
"The main goal in my life is to be the authentic person God made me to be. I may never quite reach it, but I really do try to be honest, real, genuine in a world that doesn't always value that. My favorite movie? Just one? That's tough! I have to break it down into categories:
Animated -- THE LION KING
Fantasy -- all the LORD OF THE RINGS movies
Comedy -- ROMANCING THE STONE (it has some swearing, but I censor that out!)
Drama -- REGARDING HENRY (I also love SHADOWLANDS but it makes me sob too hard for frequent viewing)
Action/Adventure -- KINDERGARTEN COP
You'll see that my favorite films are all about transformation. That's what I like to write about, too. And that's what I hope for in my own life journey."
Remember to write if you would like to see Focus on the Family continue to publish Nancy's books. Write to:
Focus on the Family
8605 Explorer Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
The Voice of Freedom - Operation Vote
Operation Vote is designed to unify the platform of the Christian community via a voter registration and get-out-the-vote effort. Through the mediums of Christian print, radio, retail outlets, music events and churches, we hope to encourage the Christian community to register to vote and make its voice heard on Election Day. This website includes how-to information aimed to assist those who want to take part in this endeavor. Mission Statement: Operation Vote is a voter registration/get-out-the-vote effort established to increase the American Christian community's participation in the political process.
* According to public opinion polls, only 20-25 percent of the American Christian community votes in U.S. elections.
* Over 24 million Evangelicals in America are not registered to vote!
* ONE VOTE per neighborhood gave John F. Kennedy victory over Richard Nixon in 1960.
All Christians need to be registered and VOTE. This is a basic responsibility of American citizenship (render unto Caesar ... Matt 22:21). It is the responsibility of the local church to educate voters on issues and candidate positions by providing non-partisan resources (select capable men ... Ex 18:21). Contact Principles at pager 971-2053 or email@example.com for information on how to conduct voter registration at your church. Voter registration at churches is legal and compatible with guidelines for 501(c)(3) organizations (see below).
ivotevalues.org - A resource of Focus on the Family and Family Research Council
- check out ivotevalues Bible Quotes
capitolconnect.com - voter registration, candidate info, absentee ballots
Project Vote Smart - NM candidate issue positions
wevotevalues.com - battle for marriage website
Focus on the Family Guidelines - legal guidelines for churches
American Center for Law & Justice Guidelines (PDF) - legal guidelines for churches
Legal Review by James Bopp, Jr., Esq - legal guidelines for churches
Reclaiming Our Nation Conference in Abq
Reclaiming Our Nation Through the Principles of American Christian History and Government is a seminar for adults and high school students designed to awaken Christians about our American Christian heritage and to teach how to think and reason Biblically in order to understand our past and future as Christians and Americans so that we may then apply the knowledge into every area of our life in our family, community, and nation. All Christian adults, pastors, youth pastors, teachers, homeschool parents and high school students are encouraged to attend.
The seminar will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2004 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at The Foothills Fellowship on Tramway. For reservations and information, please call Shannon Hoskovec at (505) 710-4574. Please mark your calendars.
NM Prayer Transformation Conference, Glorieta, Aug 27-28
Purpose of Conference:
* Connecting prayer leaders, intercessors and church leaders with a heart to pray for the healing and transformation of New Mexico.
* Building relationships between prayer networks and intercessors statewide for ongoing united prayer for the state and our cities.
* Encouraging reconciliation and restoration due to the wounds of history between Native peoples, Hispanics, and Anglos.
* Determining common issues for ongoing prayer for the political, economies, ecological, ecclesiastical, and spiritual climate of New Mexico.
* Listen to God and one another in order to learn what He is teaching us about intercessory prayer and other related matters.
Wings Back to School Party - Sat, Aug 28, 4-6:30pm
For the whole Family at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 318 Silver SW
Come in casual clothes. Games - Crafts - Singing - Dinner - FUN!
Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors:
Guideposts Magazine - Zanios Foods
WINGS Ministry Vision Statement:
To share Christ's unconditional love with all families of prisoners.
For More Information Call: Ann Edenfield, 291-6412
(Please RSVP - we want to make sure we have enough pizza!)
There are over 115 churches participating in the Albuquerque WINGS Ministry from at least 18 different denominations. www.wingsministry.org
Visit with The President by Anita Bruce
I just returned from visiting with the President. He came to Albuquerque this afternoon to greet many excited and honored supporters. It was an "Ask the President" format in a small intimate setting. He was good humored and very gracious. He is very witty and so down to earth. When people commented that they prayed for him, he made it a point to express how important that was to him. The issue of same-sex marriage was brought up by someone and Bush stated that he believed marriage was between a man and a woman and talked about judicial tyranny and supporting the FMA. He ended by encouraging us to be respectful when debating this issue with others who disagree. He was joined by Senator Pete Dominici and also by Senator McCain. But they left right after and didn't stick around for autographs and hand shakes like the President did. I did get him to sign my ticket! It was a fun experience.
Back to School Opportunities
Who me? Start a Bible Club?
Bible Clubs and the Law
Schools Must Allow Bible Clubs
Prayer at School
See You at the Pole - Wed, 15 Sep 2004
ACLJ Student Rights
What are your children learning?
Focus on the Family Social Issues - Education
Christian Analysis of American Culture - identify signs of occultism
Christianity Today, Back to School
Abstinence or "Safe Sex?"
Neighborhood Night Out Follow-up
During dinner with my neighbors on neighborhood night out, they told me about a tragic shooting in our neighborhood just the night before. The situation involved a pending divorce. Police found Joe Garcia, 66, and Mariaelena Garcia, 64, dead inside Cordova's home at 12627 Tomlinson SE shortly before midnight, said APD spokesman Detective Jeff Arbogast. Ken Cordova, 52, faces two open counts of murder for allegedly shooting his mother- and father-in-law Monday night, the criminal complaint states. Ken's 11 year old son ran to a neighbor's house between the murders. Only a block away from my home, this was a wake-up call to me for Christians to get more involved in their neighborhoods. What does Jesus have to offer for a troubled marriage? What does Jesus have to offer for troubled youth? A lot! As we get more involved with our neighbors, we will see a significant decrease in neighborhood problems. Invite someone over for dinner or dessert this week. Make neighborhood night out a lifestyle in addition to the annual event.
If you have a story you would like to share about a neighborhood night out experience, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abq Journal Article 8/4/04
New Mexico Neighborhood Organizations
My "Country" Tis of Thee - Live Like You Were Dying, Tim McGraw
You can tell a culture by its music. Country music has broad appeal and frequently lifts up Biblical values. Our feature song, Live Like You Were Dying, by Tim McGraw, #1 on the Country Music Charts, takes a look at the real priorities in life - love, forgiveness, family, friends, the Bible.
and I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
and I gave forgiveness I'd been denying
and he said someday I hope you get the chance
to live like you were dying
He said I was finally the husband that most the time I wasn't
and I became a friend a friend would like to have
and all the sudden going fishin' wasn't such an imposition
and I went three times that year I lost my dad
well I finally read the Good Book
and I took a good long hard look
at what I'd do if I could do it all again
Lyrics Website for Live Like You Were Dying
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A Century of Lawmaking
America Bless God
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Christian Heritage Mini-Course
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Focus on the Family Battle for Marriage
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