12 November 2009

Good News is News Too!

Another thing that drives me crazy is the lack of good news we see on TV and other media now a days. Yes, I know and understand (and weep sometimes) over the news that makes the news--the unloving acts of violence and greed towards one fellow man. And yes, I know that there is a lot of fear out there with the families that are now struggling with the very real issues of unemployment, illness and more. I don't mean to minimize your pain at all and I fervently hope that if you are suffering with these issues you'll see an improvement in your painful situation soon!

But back to the subject at hand---good news. Yes, even in this day and age of uncertainty I hope we don't lose sight that everyday, in every community nationwide (and worldwide), there are acts of kindness taking place---people helping people in what ever way they can! And I wish that this more hopeful, positive and REAL message could make its way onto more TV screens, radio and newspaper outlets because I fervently believe this message needs to be heard-that our children need to see the good news that more kind then evil deeds are being done everyday in the communities around them; that there is a better way of living to aspire to and that their lives can make a profound difference -- at home and in this world.
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4: 29-32 KJV
“And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of My followers, you will surely be rewarded.” Matthew 10:42 NLT (© 2003 Ilumina Software, Tyndale House Publishers)
“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God“ . Matthew 5:7-9 KJV
“Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40 KJV
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love will last forever” I Corinthians 13: 4-8a KJV
Note: I have added 2 new widgets to this blog. They are on the right side and both are found at the Foundation for a Better Life website (info in post below)-one is a daily quote with a postive message and the other is a news article sharing good news! I hope they will be a blessing to you:)

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