- “Today focus all of your energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Unknown
- “Feeling overwhelmed today? Don’t hesitate to bring it to God!” Unknown
- “Remember that God always accepts you, and He wants you to come to Him with your problems!” Unknown
Today is the last Day: “We just want to urge people to get out and vote early’ It’s not too late to take advantage of early voting.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 6,561 county residents have cast their votes for Tuesday’s mid-term election. That accounts for about 14 percent of the 47,668 registered voters in Angelina County, said Thelma “Midget” Sherman, Angelina Election Administrator.
- Early voters help make the election process more efficient
- Allows them more time to resolve any problems they might experience
- Early voting allows people to bypass the heavy courthouse traffic during Election Day, and the qualifying process
Sherman said. “We just want to urge people to get out and vote early.” (Lufkin Daily)
Eliminating Fear:: Whether you are afraid of heights, bugs, Halloween or failure, it is not good to have any amount of fear in your life.
Have you ever heard someone say, “A little fear is good for you.” No! I disagree. Fear is not good at all. It is a trap used by the enemy to keep you from operating in the will of God.
The opposite of fear is faith. Hebrews 11:6 says, “…without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is…”
If the enemy can get you to doubt God’s promises, he will accomplish his goal of taking you out of the will of God, thereby keeping you from receiving your blessing.
Stand Up For What Is Right: Help youths fight ‘cyberbullies’. It’s bad enough for knucklehead sports fans to call each other names on Internet message boards, but the private, yet public, nature of the World Wide Web can lead to far more dangerous behavior.
Internet harassment has been in the national spotlight recently after several victims of “cyberbullying” were driven to commit suicide. The small number of victims that makes the news doesn’t represent how widespread the problem is, however. In its 2007 report on cyberbullying, the National Crime Prevention Council found that 43% of teens reported experiencing some form of cyberbullying in the previous year.
Joseph McBrayer, director at Emory University Atlanta said even college-age adults have trouble comprehending the permanent concept of Internet posting. Anything you’ve ever posted to the Internet is still there.
Maddi, an eighth-grader in Franklin, Tenn recently endured a series of angry and disturbing texts from a friend. After the correspondence escalated, Maddi consulted her youth pastor. The advise “Just set the phone down. Don’t text back. You can’t win. It will just get worse and worse.”
Parry Aftab, executive director of WiredSafety, reports that only 5% of young people surveyed would “tell their parents if they’re being bullied online.” 33% would confide in another trusted adult.
Aftab pointed out that advice shouldn’t only be directed at youths. “We need to model behavior that we want from kids,” she said. “To be a Christian comes with an obligation to be good to others, to leave the world a better place than you found it.” (umc-gbcs)