THE GILBERT NEWSLETTER

 

God loves everyone, but probably prefers

“fruits of the spirit” over “religious nuts!”

                                                         heart

 

 

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Seventh-day Adventist Church (abbreviated "Adventist") is a Protestant Christian denomination which is distinguished mainly by its observance of Saturday, the "seventh day" of the week, as the Sabbath. The denomination grew out of the Millerite movement in the United States during the middle part of the 19th century and was formally established in 1863. Among its founders was Ellen G. White, whose extensive writings are still held in high regard by the church today.van- gelical teachings such as the Trinity and the infallibility of Scripture. Distinctive teachings include the unconscious state of the dead and the doctrine of an investigative judgment. The church is also known for its emphasis on diet and health, for its promotion of religious liberty, and for its culturally conservative principles.

The world church is governed by a General Conference, with smaller regions administered by divisions, union conferences and local conferences. It currently has a worldwide membership of over 20 million people, has a missionary presence in over 200 countries and is ethnically and culturally diverse. The church operates numerous schools, hospitals and publishing houses worldwide, as well as a prominent humanitarian aid organization known as the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)    

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Seventh-day_Adventist_Church

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WHAT’S COOKIN'?                       breakfast, lunch and dinner

LEMON CREAM PUDDING -

Zest of 2 large lemons                        Juice of the 2 lemons

3/4 c. raw cane sugar or maple syrup        1 t. liquid vegetable lecithin

5 T. corn starch or arrowroot                3 1/2 c. water

1 T. finely chopped pistachios or almonds  

Grate the lemons, stop when you reach the bitter white pith. Place the zest, juice, lecithin and sugar in a med. saucepan. Mix the water & cornstarch together, mixing well. Add cornstarch mixture to the sugar mixture. Heat on med. heat until creamy and thick. Pour into dessert dishes and serve warm or chilled. Sprinkle with the chopped nuts before serving.

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COMMON SENSE

“Treat your body like a temple, not a woodshed. The mind and body work together. Your body needs to be a good support system for the mind and spirit.

If you take good care of it, your body can take you wherever you want to go, with the power, strength, energy, and vitality you will need to get there.

Jim Rohn

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CHRISTIAN ONE LINERS                     

Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn’t belong.

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Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors.

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God Himself, does not propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you!

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The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.

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                DAILY SPLASH OF ENCOURAGEMENT

We need to THINK about all that we’re saying to the one who loves us the most and who has all the power; really think about it! Then we need to open our hands and release what we’ve been holding onto. Bow down on our knees and ask Him to forgive us for doubting Him. Walk away with a peaceful heart and note the footsteps that go before to make the crooked places straight, a way in the wilderness and water spring forth in the desert!   WE NEVER WALK ALONE

 

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9 THINGS GOD WON’T ASK ON THAT DAY

1. God won’t ask the square footage of your house, He’ll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

2. God won’t ask about the clothes you had in your closet, He’ll ask how many you helped to clothe.

3. God won’t ask what your highest salary was, He’ll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.

4. God won’t ask what your job title was, He’ll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

5. God won’t ask how many friends you had, He’ll ask to how many people to whom you were a friend.

6. God won’t ask in what neighborhood you lived, He’ll ask how you treated your neighbors.

7. God won’t ask about the color of your skin, He’ll ask about the content of your character.

8. God won’t ask why it took you so long to seek Salvation, He’ll lovingly take you to your mansion in Heaven, and not to the gates of Hell.

9. God won’t ask how many people you show this to, He already knows your decision.

I received this from someone who thinks I’m “a keeper”, so I decided to pass this along to my friends so they can pass it along to their friends. Good friends are like stars...you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there!  Keep them close!

 

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The Blessing of Christian Sociability

Christian sociability is altogether too little cultivated by God’s people…. Those who shut themselves off within themselves, who are unwilling to be drawn upon to bless others by friendly associations, lose many blessings; for by mutual contact minds receive polish and refinement; by social intercourse acquaintances are formed and friendships contracted which result in a unity of heart and an atmosphere of love which is pleasing in the sight of heaven.   - p. 457—The Adventist Home

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Growing in Jesus is indeed the work of a lifetime. We all start at different points. We’ll grow at different rates. And we all need to keep growing. None of us have a character that is perfectly

Christlike…

But the fact that we need to keep growing is not to be an occasion for discouragement... We are encouraged to find both the desire to keep growing and the grace that keeps us committed to growth within the family of faith. - p. 236

                                Searching for the God of Grace by S. Tyner

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 EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

If you are depressed—call Psalms 27

If your pocketbook is empty— call Psalms 37  

If you are losing confidence in people—call 1 Cor. 13

If people seem unkind—call John 15

If discouraged about your work—call Psalms 126

If self-pride/greatness takes hold—call Psalms 19

If you want to be fruitful— call John 15

For understanding of Christianity— call 11 Cor. 5:15-19

For a great invention/opportunity—call Isa. 55

For how to get along with fellow men—call Romans 12

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GOD LOVES “KNEE MAIL”

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

July 4, 1776— After various changes to Jefferson’s original draft, a vote was taken late in the afternoon of July 4th. Of the 13 colonies, 9 voted in favor of the Declaration; 2, Pennsylvania and S. Carolina voted no; Delaware was undecided and New York abstained. John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. It was said that he signed his name with a “great flourish” so “King George can read that without his spectacles!”

July 4, 1777— The first Independence Day celebration takes place. It’s interesting to speculate what those first 4th festivities were like. By the early 1800’s, the traditions of parades, picnics, and fireworks were firmly established as part of American Independence Day culture.

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FRIENDSHIP DAY—AUGUST 3

Friends are:

F—Faithful

R—Reliable

I—Interesting

E—Everlasting

N—Nice

D—Dependable

S—Sharing

H—Helpful

I—Incredible

P—People

 

 

 

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SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS

Let's praise the Lord for the wonderful Dedication Service of His church on Oct 15. His showers of blessings are sure to continue as we follow His leading and humble ourselves, pray and seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways. (2 Chronicles 7:14) A big thank you to each of the contributors that made the service a blessing to all and a big thank you to all who joined us in this celebration of what God has done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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