The ability to be grateful… priceless
Wonderful personal thoughts, not just words, from a Godly young woman…
When I was 16, I got a purity ring.
And when I was 25, I took it off.
I didn’t tell anyone I was doing it — it wasn’t a statement or an emotional thing. I just slipped it off my finger that day and, before tucking it away in a box, ran my finger around the words on the familiar gold band.
“True Love Waits.” Waits.
What’s it “waiting” for, anyway?
I had my reasons for deciding not to wear it anymore. Other people might have other reasons. It’s a graveyard of hearts, this place where single church girls crash into their late 20s and early 30s. Churches see the symptoms. They scramble to reach out to the ever-growing young adult singles crowd who feels alienated by family-oriented services.
But there’s something bigger behind it than that.
There are a lot of girls out there…
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This subject touches many of us…
The New York Fed recently reported that outstanding student debt rose 1.1 percent from $904 billion three months earlier. The loans were taken out by students and their parents, and the majority are backed by the U.S. government.
Ninety-day delinquency rates for student loans increased to 8.9 percent from 8.69 percent in the first quarter, the New York Fed said. Since the peak in household debt in the third quarter of 2008, student-loan debt has increased by $303 billion, while other forms of debt fell a combined $1.6 trillion.
Where to turn to for assistance with student loan debt?
GreenPath works with people everyday who are struggling with student loan debt. Some of the advice that we give includes:
There is a new federal program called Income Based Repayment (IBR) that adjusts your monthly student loan payment relative to your current income level and family size. Also, there is a…
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Hummus!
Hummus simply means “chickpeas” in Arabic. What I have created is an easy creamy garlic hummus recipe that anyone can make in minutes in a food processor for around $1.50. While shopping the other day we noticed the cost of this frugal dip coming in at a whopping $4.50 for a 500 g tub.
You can find Tahini paste down the ethnic section at your local grocery shop for around $4-6 for a large container. Although this cost seems high for the paste it will last you for many recipes. The Tahini (sesame butter) is what turns this chickpea spread into a creamy delight and makes your taste buds tingle.
If you are a hummus fan you must try this easy garlic hummus recipe before heading out to the grocery store to pay premium price for something you can easily make at home. If you are a fan of roasted garlic you could…
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It is about serving others…
The Southern Baptists cooked more than 2,000 meals at this location on Sept. 1 and 10,000 meals on Sept. 2. These hot meals will be delivered by American Red Cross emergency response vehicles to communities along the North shore of Lake Ponchartrain in Louisiana. Many of these community experienced severe flooding, wind damage and were without electricity following Hurricane Isaac.
Red Cross worker Veronica Vasquez talks about the help from Mexico’s Cruz Roja team in response to Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana.
American Red Cross volunteer Tom Breister talks with shelter resident Sabrina Phillips about how the community of LaCombe LA has come together to help her and how the Red Cross is an integral part of the relief effort.