God my Provider
18 Oct 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
This name was revealed in Genesis 22:14 when Abraham was about to offer up Isaac and the Lord stopped him and provided a lamb...the substitute for Isaac. This powerful story reveals Jesus and the work of the cross. The name Jehovah-Jireh speaks of the Lord God providing His Son for our redemption and being our provider for all that we need.www.john15.org/CovenantNamesofGod.htm
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.
Oct 19 - CSF monthly meeting, Alameda Bible Church, 7pm, Paseo Del Norte & 2nd
Oct 22 - Election Forum, 7pm, Foothills Fellowship, 971-2053
Oct 22 - Ana Mendez Prayer Conf, 7pm at EastGate, 12120 Copper, 856-5657
Oct 22 - National Day of Prayer Coordinator Conf, Colorado Springs CO
Keynote Speaker: bestselling author Stormie Omartian
Oct 23 - Free Grant Writing Class (8 wks), course descrip (PDF), email: email@example.com with the following information:
• A short description of your nonprofit organization
• An explanation of projects you are interested in obtaining funding for
• The name and contact information for the person who would work with the students
Oct 24 - Battle for Marriage Broadcast
Oct 24 - Ana Mendez Prayer Conf, Shaking the Heavens, in El Paso
Oct 30 - Absentee and Early Voting ends
Oct 30 - RTL Dinner, Mourning to Joy, Ruth Schwenk, Wyndham Hotel, 881-4563
(Flyer and Workshop Pamplet avail upon request, firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Nov 2 - General Election
Nov 3 - Halftime Summit @ Grace Church, 821-8800
Nov 4, 5 - ChangeMakers Seminar, Rio Rancho Best Western, 835-8709
Early registration extended to Oct 15th
Nov 5, 6 - Women of Virtue Conference, Abq
Nov 6 - Christian Heritage Speech Competition, Sandia Prep, 281-5101
Nov 13 - Father/Daughter Purity Ball, Abq Marriott, 821-8776
Myra Green Country Gospel Concerts in NM, 757-8406, email@example.com
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
Biblical Guidelines for Voting
Conservative Voter Guide 2004
Father/Daughter Purity Ball
Community Marriage Initiative
Letter from a Las Cruces NM Soldier
Friend of the Family
Biblical Guidelines for Voting
Focus on the Family, Pastor's Weekly Briefing, 15 Oct 04, focused entirely on "Biblical Guidelines for Voting." Three Focus on the Family executives - including founder and chairman Dr. James C. Dobson - have signed an open letter to the American people stressing the importance of relying on biblical values in selecting candidates on Election Day. In addition to Dobson, Focus President Don Hodel and Vice President of Church, Clergy and Medical Outreach H.B. London also signed the letter. In all, it is endorsed by over 70 ministry leaders, pastors and Christian professors from across the United States. The full text of the letter and an updated list of signers can be found at www.azpolicy.org/assets/pdf/EthicalIssues.pdf.
Issues addressed (with Bible references) are:
1. Supreme Court justices
2. Defense against terrorists
4. Homosexual marriage
5. Embryonic stem cell research
6. Natural resources
7. Should Christians speak out and try to influence our nation on these issues?
There will be an election forum at Foothills (Candelaria & Tramway) at 7pm on Friday, Oct 22, to discuss the candidates and issues on the General Election Ballot. You are encouraged to attend even if you have voted so you can help others. Please consider conducting an election forum at your church to involve as many people as possible for this election.
There are significant items on the Ballot this election that need some thought before casting your vote: President, US Representative, State Representative, State Senate, Judicial Candidates, Public Regulation, Public Education, Local Candidates, General Obligation Bonds, Constitutional Amendments, Unification Charter (Bernalillo), Local Candidates (see sample ballot). The County Clerk has not posted sample ballots on their website as they did for the Primary Election. They are also not answering their phones. Printed sample ballots are not even available. They had previously promised them when early voting started. You can call 768-4000 and ask to be forwarded to the County Clerk. Watch www.rges.cc/voterguide.htm for updates. It's nice to know what you're voting on BEFORE you get to the polls.
Universal Pre-K Initiative (Bond D on the Election Ballot)
Recently in the news, you may have learned that Governor Bill Richardson is "vowing" to initiate "Universal Pre-Kindergarten" programs for four-year olds in the state of New Mexico beginning in 2005. The Governor expects our legislature to approve $9 million dollars for the first year of this program. "We're going to start it next year," he says (Alamogordo Daily News, 10/1/04, "Governor unveils plan..."). This program is being "sold" to our legislators and to the public as a voluntary program to bring "free" preschool to all families in New Mexico. Our state just completed a similar 5-year initiative for full-day kindergarten. That program, which was also initially touted as being voluntary, has already cost over $50.2 million dollars to implement. On the election ballot (Bond D), taxpayers will be asked to provide still more funding for this program (mandatory in most schools). The new Pre-K initiative is estimated to cost our schools and taxpayers even more. A State Constutional Amendment in 2003 cost voters about $75M for public education (unaccountable to the taxpayers). You can say NO rising education costs (with little or no results) by voting NO on Bond D.
Lt. Governor Diane Denish is now speaking publicly about how this program will organize "community councils" to determine how current private childcare businesses and government programs would meet the needs of each family. However, she also warned that all private and church schools will "be expected to meet state standards." The State recently unveiled new regulations for every childcare business (including church-operated schools), that would require them to submit to government oversight in their curriculum, hiring, and financial operations beginning in January 2005. There are many reasons why this program, instead of being a dream come true for families, is actually a very bad idea.
Read "10 Reasons to Oppose this Initiative."
Meeting in Alamogordo on Tuesday, October 19, at 7 PM to hear about the Pre-K initiative (open to the public). Caren Blackstone, Southern NM Child Care Director's Association and Cornerstone Preschool, will present this topic. Contact Caren Blackstone at (505) 437-8610, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Voting the "party button" will not cast a vote for judges up for retention. You must make the extra effort to go down the ballot and vote specifically for or against "retention." See the judicial voter guide (MS Word) to learn more about qualifications for judges. The ballot does not stop at the party button.
Ned Fuller answers a question that came up on a retention judge who did not respond to the Judicial Survey done by Dave Bernd, David Bernd, PhD.
"Justice Bosson is the one who essentially said our courts are working fine and those who were saying that we need some changes were political opportunists. I cannot publicly endorse or support another candidate but obviously I believe the courts have some serious problems. We have judges rewriting the law, frivolous lawsuits, leniency on criminals including drunk drivers and I question how effectively (or ineffectively) our courts oversee the judges. I suppose whether you keep incumbents depends on how well you think the courts are working. I would be happy to discuss these issues if anyone has any questions."
Ned Fuller, 259-5531
Republican Candidate for Supreme Court
Communist Party of the USA
Why is the Communist Party of the USA so opposed to Bush and Republicans in the US House and Senate? What is the connection between Kerry, Democrats, and the CPUSA? Just a quick perusal of their website at www.cpusa.org gives a frightening outlook for the future of America. There is a CPUSA operative in Abq: Communist Party of NM, Emil Shaw, 892-3480, ShawEmil@msn.com. Please pray for his salvation. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph 6:12
* NM Pro-Life Endorsements (PDF)
* Wallbuilders 2004 Election Resources
Conservative Voter Guide 2004
Available by region at www.rges.cc/voterguide.htm.
Copies mailed to 540 churches in NM.
- Region 1, Farmington, 50 mailed
- Region 2, Belen, Los Lunas, Socorro, 40 mailed
- Region 3, Gallup, Grants, 50 mailed
- Region 4, Abq (2,000 copies distributed, none mailed)
- Region 5, Las Cruces, Deming, Alamogordo, 150 mailed
- Region 6, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, 50 mailed
- Region 7, Roswell, Clovis, Carlsbad, 200 mailed
If you would like to help with postage you may send a tax-deductible donation to Foothills (attn: Principles CIM), 12504 Candelaria NE, Abq NM 87112.
Father/Daughter Purity Ball, 13 Nov 04
4th Annual Father/Daughter Purity Ball - "A Night of Promise"
At the Albuquerque Marriott
Sponsored by Best Choice Educational Services
For Fathers and Daughters (10 years old and up)
November 13, 2004, 6:30-10:30PM
$100 per couple (before November 5th)
$150 per couple (after November 5th)
To reserve your spot, call Judy at 821-8776
For more info, fliers, and bulletin inserts, see www.purityball.org.
Last year was almost a sellout. The dance floor has been expanded and fewer tickets are available this year. Tickets may go fast and are limited to a total of only 350 this year. This is a must event for a father and a daughter ages 10 and up through high school age. There will be live entertainment, a wonderful dinner, vows of purity, and even a chance for the daughters to force their Dads out onto to dance floor (this is always fun to see). This special evening will be one of the most memorable in the life of a young lady and a father so please plan on attending. The event is being sponsored by Best Choice Educational Services, Inc. whose mission is to promote abstinence education and sexual purity for our youth here in New Mexico. Proceeds from the event will benefit abstinence education in public and private schools in the Albuquerque area. Limited scholarships are available through participating churches. Don't wait until the last minute and risk disappointment!
Kevin and Kathy Jackson
Purity Ball Planning Committee
Socorro General Hospital's Maternal Child Health Program is bringing to New Mexico the ChangeMakers conference put on by the Medical Institute for Sexual Health. ChangeMakers is a conference designed to bring together educational, medical, and civic community leaders and parents with a unified goal of empowering today's youth to make smart choices regarding risky behaviors. Your presence matters! Change requires action. And community action begins with a few individuals rising to the challenge. The facts clearly show that the wrong choices can not only result in sexually transmitted diseases, lost opportunities, and harmful negative emotions, they also create a roadblock for hope. ChangeMakers provides useful guidelines for how to spark and maintain strategic community plans.
Remember, you play a principal role in helping teens lead healthier, happier lives. The ChangeMakers conference is in Rio Rancho at the Best Western Rio Rancho Inn November 4th and 5th. The conference is from 8:00am to 4:30pm both days. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee of $25 if registered before October 15th or $75 after October 15th. Registration deadline is October 22nd. Please contact Betty Cline or Laura Fazio for more information or to register at (505) 835-8709, email email@example.com, or mail to Socorro General Hospital MCH Dept, Box 1009 Socorro, NM 87801.
Community Marriage Initiative
Marriage, the foundation of society is in danger of extinction. With divorce and same-sex unions becoming the norm, our culture is well on its way down a slippery slope toward chaos. The big question: "Is it too slippery to recover traditional marriage?" Pastors from churches across Rio Rancho and the West Side met at the end of September as the first step in forming a proposed Community Marriage Initiative. It is intended to be a non-legislative, non-partisan, non-denominational policy designed to strengthen marriage, lower divorce, avoid bad marriages before they start, and enhance parenting within Rio Rancho. Churches could sign the policy voluntarily and implement it within their own congregations. Kevin and Kathy Jackson are heading the effort. Churches represented at the recent meeting included Covenant Christian Church, Grace Outreach Center, Destiny Center, Arms of Love Fellowship, and a representative from the Rio Rancho LDS. For more information on the Rio Rancho Community Marriage Initiative, call 514-7835.
Contact www.marriagesavers.org if you would like to establish a Community Marriage Initiative in your area. To read the Journal article, see:
(You can obtain a password to articles Journal articles with your library card.)
By the way - the content of your e-zine is decidedly right-winged Republican in nature. There are many Christians who are dead set against the Republican party for the stance on the Iraq situation. This is in line with Jesus' mandate to live in peace. Also, there was no discussion on the sad shape of social services, or the overwhelmingly death-grip of third world debt, and probably most disturbing is the almost head-in-the-sand approach the current administration has taken towards the slavery and death of Christians in the Sudan. Are you a service of the Republican party or of the Kingdom of God?
Just curious, blessings
As far as the war in Iraq, how long does a Christian wait before being a good Samaritan? Let me know what you think of the DVD "Buried in the Sand" (see below). I'm not a service of the Republican Party. I even challenged them on their method for voter registration at churches this year. I don't know why the slavery and death of Christians in the Sudan has not been addressed. The media needs to do a better job of informing the public on all these atrocities. [See letter from NM soldier below.]
Buried in the Sand - A Grim Political Realism
Exclusive, Uncensored Footage of Atrocities Gives Rare Insight Why America Had 'Moral Obligation' to Invade Iraq. After viewing this DVD, Americans will soon have a far better understanding of why it was the United States' unavoidable obligation to invade Iraq. Buried in the Sand: The Deception of America takes an unflinching look at the atrocities at Abu Ghurayb prison in Iraq and across this sand-blown country. Never-before-seen footage obtained from American military personnel, Islamic extremists and other sources put a face - the face of someone's parent, spouse, sibling or child - on the suffering, death and betrayal suffered by an entire society. Buried in the Sand: The Deception of America is hosted by Mark Taylor, a 25-year radio veteran and nationally known political commentator who has been a frequent guest on such prominent and influential shows as The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes and Politically Incorrect, as well as on MSNBC and CNN news broadcasts.
Letter from a Las Cruces Soldier
Hola folks, a friend of mine in Cruces just sent me this. It was emailed by his son-in-law (Marine Lt.) who is returning from a tour in Iraq. Hope you find it informative. I have seen several others over the past few months expressing the exact same sentiments and having spent some time myself in Iraq a few years back it sounds similar to my experiences as well.
"You were correct to think that I would be interested in the Major's comments. For a long time during this tour I had become apathetic to the news. First, we didn't get much, second, what we did get was dated and, third, it wasn't relevant to my priorities. I was concerned about a much smaller piece of the pie than what the news reported on. I think the media should change their focus as well to a smaller level. What happens collectively in this theater of operations provides ample fodder for the terminal and unreasonable critics to report on negative things, but some of the things that my platoon did (and every platoon commander I know will say the same thing) would have left no doubt in even the most rampant critic's mind that we are making progress. Examples to follow."
Read the rest of the letter at www.rges.cc/news/iraq.htm.
Editor's verification of content:
Yes Sir. The Lt. is married to a friend of the family from Las Cruces. His father-in-law is a good friend of mine and his wife went to school with my little brother who is currently a Capt. in the Army. I was in Iraq in 1990 (before the Kuwait invasion and after) and in 91 with Army intel.
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