Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ~ Hebrews 11:1 The idea of ‘faith’ to me at first seemed like a sentimental statement to say to someone that was going through a hard time or starting a goal or vision God supposedly placed on their heart. But in reality faith leaves us exposed and bare and shows us the true character of our inner man. “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen…” (Hebrews 11:1 ) you begin to realize that out of this verse God will expose things about you, you thought you’d never have in you – impatience, bad tempers, jealousy, selfishness, etc. Faith does not require us to be any of these things. Faith requires the attitude of confidence even if it makes us feel exposed. Yet, when God told Abraham to pack up his things and go into another land, leaving everything he knew behind him, he gladly obeyed God – with confidence. Moses was willing to … [Read more...] about Got Faith? Don’t Be Afraid, ONLY BELIEVE!
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Rep. Jim Renacci, the Republican Senate candidate, on Friday defended flying in a strip-club owner's private plane to a meeting earlier that week with faith leaders in Scioto County. While deflecting questions about flying with Don Ksiezyk on Ksziezyk's plane to the Tuesday event in Portsmouth, Renacci seemed to acknowledge doing so. "I'm going with a volunteer, and no one's concerned about traveling with him or anything," Renacci said. "Again, it's so sad that we're worried about my travel, which is legal, but you won't report on Sherrod Brown's multiple abuses over the years." Renacci was referencing his recent campaign strategy -- which has been reported on by cleveland.com -- of repeatedly calling attention to details from Brown's 1986 divorce, in which his then-wife accused him of frightening her and being rough with her. She's since become a vocal campaign supporter of Brown's, saying her heated divorce "led only to angry words," and … [Read more...] about Jim Renacci defends flying on strip club owner’s plane to meeting with faith leaders
PALU, Indonesia -- As the sun slipped behind the mountains and a gentle breeze blew onshore, hundreds of people gathered on an Indonesian beach Friday to chant a Muslim prayer - and remember those they lost - one week after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged the area, killing more than 1,500 people. One woman wiped tears from her eyes while mouthing the words as the voices rang out in unison. Another rocked quietly behind her on the same sand where a festival with hundreds of people was being held when the disaster struck. The chanting marked the end of a day filled with prayers and more burials as many survivors leaned on their faith to help them overcome grief and confusion. "I hope my dead son has gone to heaven because he was in the middle of praying," said Abu Shamsuddin, who attended Friday prayers in the afternoon outside the damaged Agung Mosque in Palu city. "Allah willing, heaven for him. I have faith in that." Men with skull caps sat on prayer mats in an open field, … [Read more...] about Indonesian survivors fall back on their faith as death toll passes 1,500
By Usman Ali Virk Published: October 5, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Activists of Pakistan's Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami chant slogans behind a flag during countrywide anti-government protest rally in Karachi March 12, 2009. PHOTO: REUTERS “O, what a fall was there, my countrymen! Then I, and you, and all of us fell down, whilst bloody treason flourished over us…” These enduring words of Shakespeare describe best the cruel hand dealt to Pakistan, by internal and external forces alike. One is filled with an innate feeling of dejection when one observes how with the passage of time, our societal ethics and standards tumbled in almost all walks of life. Pakistan is amongst the few unfortunate countries that have regressed, not progressed, with time. Let us start with governance. We all have read the bleak history of the early days of independence, when our exchequer was virtually empty, millions of immigrants coming from India were living in abysmal … [Read more...] about From ‘unity, faith, discipline’ to ‘faith, faith, faith’
SINGAPORE: The Workers' Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) and Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) town councillors involved in a civil lawsuit over millions of alleged improper payments "acted in good faith and in the best interests of the residents", the defence said in their opening statements on Friday (Oct 5).In response to allegations that the defendants breached their fiduciary duties, the defence lawyers said that their clients owe "no fiduciary duties" to the plaintiffs - AHTC and Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) - as they were already bound by duties in the Town Councils Act.A fiduciary is a person who acts for or on behalf of another, in a legal or practical relationship of trust, such as one between a trustee or beneficiary.Furthermore, when WP took over Aljunied Town Council (ATC) from the People's Action Party in 2011, it was "the first time in the history of town councils in Singapore that there had been a change in management of a town council from … [Read more...] about Workers’ Party MPs, AHTC town councillors acted in good faith, did not breach duties: Defence