Daily Life Challenges

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-from Sure Faith Ministries

Below are some issues (root: sin) that many (including me!) of us face directly/indirectly in the world we live in-whether we do or don't admit we have. As one grows in their relationship with God, many of these issues become a less of a "hindrance" to grow like a "beautiful flower" that God wants us to become in our life on earth-"abundantly" (John 10:10). Each link has resources (includes some persoanl testimony to build my credibility for you to relate to me) with Biblical references to guide you to come to a refugee to Him "the Counselor" (John 15)-the source of all of our problems!

I (Sal) would love to hear from you if you have any additional links or stories that I can add. I'm hoping to network with one another as we can all work together in dealing with these daily social issues many of us face directly/indirectly.
*Note: I'm no expert on these issues, but I just want to direct or point people the one who can be a "Counselor"-Heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit!

  • Abortion, some local resources
  • Abused, emotional, physical, or spiritual
  • Accuser, cults, occult, and other demonic strongholds
  • Adoption
  • Adultery
  • Alcohol
  • Anger, how to manage it?
  • Bad News-gosspip, pessimism, slander, and o ther negativity from our "tongue", something we all need control of...
  • Body, Mind, and Soul
  • Cancer, local "figthers" and other's testimonies of successful battles!
  • Deceiver
  • Depression
  • Drugs, power to change testimony
  • Education
  • Financial , in debt? get a financial advisor...
  • Forgiveness
  • Gluttony, overeating
  • Greedy, $ root of all evil?
  • Health
  • Homosexuality
  • Judging, critical of yourself or someone else?
  • Marriage
  • Mental Illness
  • Paranoia, have high anxiety?
  • Physically Challenged
  • Pornography
  • Poverty
  • Racism
  • Self, -selfish
  • Sex
  • Shootings
  • Smoking, second-hand experience
  • Sinful
  • Stealing, learn from others!
  • Vision
  • Widows, and other related oppressed women topics
  • E-mail Forward:

    Make sure you read all the way down and click on the smile-it is worth it!

    The most destructive habit.......................................Worry
    The greatest Joy...........................................................Giving
    The greatest loss.........................................................Loss of self-respect

    The most satisfying work.........................................Helping others
    The ugliest personality trait......................................Selfishness
    The most endangered species................................Dedicated leaders

    Our greatest natural resource...................................Our youth
    The greatest "shot in the arm"..................................Encouragement
    The greatest problem to overcome..........................Fear

    The most effective sleeping pill................................Peace of mind
    The most crippling failure disease..........................Excuses
    The most powerful force in life.................................Love

    The most dangerous pariah.......................................A gossiper
    The world's most incredible computer....................The brain
    The worst thing to be without....................................Hope

    The deadliest weapon..................................................The tongue
    The two most power-filled words.............................."I Can"
    The greatest asset.........................................................Faith

    The most worthless emotion......................................Self-pity
    The most beautiful attire.............................................SMILE!
    The most prized possession......................................Integrity

    The most powerful channel of communication......Prayer
    The most contagious spirit.........................................Enthusiasm

    This is one you'll like. Someone put in a lot of effort to compile this.
    Just click on the word "smile" below and get ready to enjoy.

    SMILE

    Music for the Soul

    "Hold Fast lyrics" (by Mercy Me-saw them in concert on 3/07)

    To everyone who's hurting
    To those who've had enough
    To all the undeserving
    That should cover all of us
    Please do not let go
    I promise there is hope

    Hold fast
    Help is on the way
    Hold fast
    He's come to save the day
    What I've learned in my life
    One thing greater than my strife
    Is His grasp
    So hold fast

    Will this season ever pass?
    Can we stop this ride?
    Will we see the sun at last?
    Or could this be our lot in life?
    Please do not let go
    I promise you there's hope

    You may think you're all alone
    And there's no way that anyone could know
    What you're going through
    But if you only hear one thing
    Just understand that we are all the same
    Searching for the truth
    The truth of what we're soon to face
    Unless someone comes to take our place
    Is there anyone?
    All we want is to be free
    Free from our captivity, Lord

    from elyrics.net


    Other Related Links

    :

    LOCAL

    Counselor Training:

  • Summer Institute of Ministry Training School 10 week discipleship training program by my local church
  • Support Groups:

  • Most Excellent Way, helping Morris and Stevens County resident with "addictions, habits, hang-ups" every Wednesdays @7p-?pm at 211 E. 6th St; Morris, MN 56267

  • Contact: Pat Franey, pastor at Morris Community Church at 320.589.1234

    STATE

    Articles

  • Recovery program relies on faith 12-step alcoholism program includes prayer and fellowship BY MARY BAUER Pioneer Press (Sep 2005)

  • "The Eagle Brook (contact Randy Mortenson) program is based on Celebrate Recovery, developed in 1991 by Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. Saddleback sells a Celebrate Recovery curriculum, books and materials to more than 3,500 churches worldwide. About a dozen churches use it in the Twin Cities metro area, plus at least three in western Wisconsin.
    The program is built on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, which encourage alcoholics to lean on a god "as a person understands him."

    Counselor Training:

  • Love Lines, 2 weekend training course in the Twin Cities
  • Shelters

  • Cheerful Givers: Twin Cities Shelters
  • Union Gospel Mission-Christ Recovery, helping get people on their feet
  • -Women

  • Naomi Family Residence, in downtown St. Paul
  • Project Turnabout, helping those with issues (gambling, alocohol, etc...) in Western Minnesota

  • Contact info: Substance Abuse Services; 660 18th Street; Granite Falls MN 56241; Phone: (320) 564-4911; Hotline: (800) 862-1453 (referred by about.com)

    NATION

    Books:

  • Anything for Acceptance by Murl Gwynn

  • *E-mail forward:
    Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 22:59:24 -0400
    From: Murl Gwynn
    To: Subject: Anything for Acceptance

    Dear Saint of God,
    Do you know of anyone who struggles with a poor self image? Maybe you know of a married couple who is struggling to stay together. Perhaps you know of someone who is contemplating divorce. How about someone who has/had a problem with pornography or alcohol. If you do, I have a helpful book that you could give to them that just might help them get victory!

    Ministries

  • Focus on the Family, youth, college, adults, elderly, etc..
  • Nicky Cruz, former gang member and now helping the urban problems
  • Z Jam's Help Sites, radio youth ministry
  • GLOBAL

    It's an "issue" all over the world due to our global media technology...

    Indonesian Friend-" also concern about the lifestyle of teenagers around the world. Here in Bandung and Jakarta, most teenagers are over-curious about sex and they start experimenting. How sad! Also the issue about DRUGS, more and mroe teenagers are using drugs right now. They can bribe the police here. And it is not a secret anymore that police also selling drugs and legaling the protitution if they get a 'free service'. I believe this also happen around the world. We just have to keep our eyes open. A lot of my friends are dragged to this "dark-world". I'm so sad and keep praying for them. Sometime if I have a chance to talk to them, I always try hard to persuade them to repent.

    Couples years ago when I was in Mexico, the things are more or less similar....free sex, drugs....EVERYWHERE!!! I saw these things also in Singapore, Thailand, Philipines, Malaysia, and of course in Europe. Is this the end of the world???? I guess this is the time for us to FIGHT! We must fight for our next generation. We are in a WAR, not against human, but another supra natural power controlling this world today. Prepare for the WORLD-WAR. Jesus Christ is our General Officer. We are His soldiers. Our enemies is enormous. This will be a huge war lasting for a very long time.

    Other thing to ponder: Sex and Drugs are targeted to teenagers and some adults. But there are other things happens targeted to adults and TO US, THE BELIEVERS! So be ready. Just keep our eyes open and keep praying.

    Occultism is blooming here in Indonesia. Although the goverment prohibits the occultism, but here in Indonesia, they can grow easily because of the weakness of the law enforcement and numerous low-educated people. This is why Indonesia is a fertile ground for ocultism.

    Daily Power Boosters
    "If people are prepared; equipped; and strengthened by the SECRETS OF SUCCESS learned by people who have come before, they can conquer everything that comes their way - making their dreams come true!!....."
    *With God's help!


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