Vineyard Pine Rivers 'Gratitude Challenge 2013' : WHAT IS IT?
The 30 day Gratitude Challenge is the practice of intentional gratitude to God on a daily basis. Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
As part of Thanksgiving Sunday on 26 MAY, 2013. we thought it might be a fun to participate in this 30 day challenge together as a community of believers. The bible calls us to be thankful in all things Ephesians 5:20 - Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord knew our lives would be blessed when we maintain this attitude as part of our expression of love for Him. Some of the benefits that people have found include a reduction in depression, fear and anxiety, improved relationships and better physical health.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Sign up to receive a daily scripture and keep a journal throughout the month of your experience of thanksgiving. If you sign up via Facebook you can share your stories of thanksgiving and gratitude to the Lord with other participants. We will all be blessed by hearing your stories and experiences and listening to hearts filled with gratitude and thankfulness.
SIMPLE WAY TO JOIN IN:
Join the Facebook group (CLICK ON THE 'LIKE' BUTTON) to receive your daily scripture there, and to then also contribute to the gratitude forum. 40 minutes ago - View -
Patricia Moore : Hubble Telescope Snaps Stunning Nebula Photo for 23rd Birthday I am proud to say my father was an engineer who worked for NASA in the day that helped design and put together the Hubble Space Telescope. He may not remember now since he had a stroke in January 2012 but I remember the amazing conversations with him about this project. Most importantly he had told them they were going about one part of the project the wrong way and that once it got in space they would have problems, and they did and they had to send guys up there to fix the problem. My name has been sent up in space many times over the years through the projects he worked on. Love ya Dad I will see you this Saturday for your 88th Birthday! 1 hour ago - View -
Sharon Ross : Legoland Honors Our Hero Many thanks to the Associated Press and Union/Tribune columnist Diane Bell for sharing this special story. The tribute Mikael's mom wrote is included in comments. 1 hour ago - View -
Arthur Meintjes : In the 1980s The Lord gave me several prophetic words through a minister friend whom we highly respected from Zimbabwe!
The word was that The Lord has given me a ministry that would act as a spearhead! Spearheading the message that He has placed upon my heart in the world! But that the spearhead is the part of the arrow that takes the brunt of the impact and resistance!
At the time that I received this word it was exciting, and so much of this word has come true over the years!
But lately I feel fatigued with this reality in my life!
Getting tired of being in the forefront of always preaching and teaching that which is not always viewed as doctrinally acceptable! But then becomes acceptable as time passes!
Sometimes I just want to go with the flow!!!!
Well, that's how I feel at the moment.
Maybe some of you can let me know what you think, or at least just pray for me! 1 hour ago - View -
Eric Johnoff : Not many people know this but Ive been in a battle for my little girls safety and well being since July of last year. I have had temporary full custody since Dec 2012 but just an hour ago was awarded permanent sole custody and decision making! Im SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY for my daughters and for myself!! :-D 1 hour ago - View -
KXAN Austin News : A father's fight to regain custody of his kids | KXAN.com If you missed KXAN's special investigative report on a father's fight to free his own kids - don't wory - you can see it tonight on KXAN News at 9 pm on the CW.
"I have unfortunately been in prison where she will go, and TRUST ME!!! She will NOT be the Predator..she WILL be the Prey!!! Prison is WAAAY different than that safe little jail she is in now!!! She's in for a rude awakening!!! And what she said about starting programs and clubs and helping the "illiterate" inmates..NEVER going to happen!!! She's going to be in COMPLETE isolation for AT LEAST five years, and after she manages to "program down" to a lower classification....she still needs to realize that's she's now an INMATE!! The State runs every aspect of your life, so NO she won't be contributing ANYTHING to society!! The closest she'll get is a 50 cent an hour job as a GED tutor..but that will take her YEARS and YEARS to get that "privilege". And her smug, superior attitude she has, all that's going to get her is beaten up and robbed!! So, it would be in her best interest to just SHUT UP FOR ONCE IN HER LIFE and get OK with the fact that as soon as that gate closes behind her at the "Perryville Complex" sign, nobody cares that she's Jodi Arias...for the rest of her disgusting life, all anyone will know about her is her INMATE NUMBER!!!" 3 hours ago - View -
"I joined the Church this last October (2012). I left a life of drinking and sitting in bars. I have done as well as I can but no matter how much I pray and hope, I still feel the draw of my past life. So far I have been Sober for over 120 days straight and I am looking forward to 180. But there are days when I am not sure I can make it that far. Heavenly Father has given me so much since I joined the church, including a wonderful and faithful Girlfriend. But, President I am so scared of failing myself, my ward, and this Sister I love so much. What do I do?" 3 hours ago - View -
Ray Comfort : Ray Comfort: It was in the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus said, “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:20). Those words must have been a shock for His disciples. The scribes and the Pharisees were the epitome of righteousness. They tithed from herbs, to money. They openly prayed on street corners, and made sure that they were seen both when they gave and prayed. If anyone looked as though they were righteous, it was the religious leaders. But Jesus said that they were like cups that were painted white on the outside, but filthy within. He told them that they were hypocrites, and asked how they could possibly escape the damnation of Hell.
But that’s all “religion” can do for you—clean up the outside, when God sees and will judge by the inner motives and the thought-life. That’s why we need the mercy of the gospel. When we are born again, God “imputes” righteousness to us. We are freely made right with Him through the righteousness of Jesus, so that we are morally clean in His sight—perfectly justified, not because we do anything or are good in ourselves, but because Jesus did everything on the cross.
Tripp Halstead Updates : Stacy: Tripp has had a good day. No throwing up or high heart rate. Everyone in the house today took a long nap. Mom, Tripp's cousins-Tori Beth and MJ, Bill, me and Tripp. The only one awake was the nurse. Well, it is storming pretty bad here, so the pool is a no-go tonight. So... We are going to try again tomorrow. So Bill is taking me on a date tonight instead. Hope everyone is having a good day. We are. Thank you for all your prayers. 4 hours ago - View -
Sandra Nazarian Hersh : Tornado coming our way? Minute by minute details of its exact location. Listing towns I've never heard of here in Massachusetts...a geography lesson at the very least. Right, Brian Bixby? 4 hours ago - View -
"Rick, I just have to share this excellent news with you and your following...
My wife's work friend told her a few months ago that her husband's pancreatic cancer had returned for a second time, my wife and I already knew of your RSO so we put them on to your site to learn more about it etc, well he started on it straight away and yesterday went back to the hospital for the results of his most recent tests, the hospital were pretty much telling him that he need chemo again, but what actually happened when they looked at the results is, the cancer had definitely become much smaller than it was when they first noticed it had come back, almost disappeared in fact.
They were baffled as to how it could have shrunk (they should learn about all types of medicine then eh, not just the poisonous ones) They said they want to remove what's left, but I advised him to just carry on with the same doses he was doing before, as it has obviously had a positive effect, and not bother letting those butchers anywhere near him.
I was so happy to hear the news though and couldn't wait to let you know. :)"
-- Well done, Mark, Go by how the patient feels, scans are not necessary in most cases. If he eats 120-180g over six months, he does not have much to worry about, it seems. JB 4 hours ago - View -
In Memory of Mr. Hair : 909 and counting! I have a feeling we will reach 1,000 by the night's end. What is your favorite memory with Mr. Hair? Post below. 4 hours ago - View -
Anna Goralczyk : BOSMA - CASTRO! Boston Newtown Aurora Toronto Cancer Part 13 4 hours ago - View -
Anna Goralczyk : BOSMA - CASTRO! Boston Newtown Aurora Toronto Cancer Part 12 4 hours ago - View -
Support The British Army : And so the backlash begins, unconfirmed reports that Braintree Mosque is ablaze in Essex. Will confirm as soon as I can.
EDL swarming into Woolwich. Clashes on Woolwich new road 4 hours ago - View -
Megan Kirchner : last day of school today then I'm free for the summer!! Can't wait so sick of school!!! 4 hours ago - View -
Anna Goralczyk : BOSMA - CASTRO! Boston Newtown Aurora Toronto Cancer Part 11 4 hours ago - View -
Fox News : Breaking News: Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged in a letter to a top senator that four American citizens were killed by drone strikes since 2009. http://tinyurl.com/oke3fpr 4 hours ago - View -
BNP : APPARENTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN WOOLWICH TODAY,
WAS COMMITTED BY 2 HOME-GROWN ISLIMISTS.
THIS JUST GOES TO PROVE,THEY WILL NEVER EVER CONSIDER
THEIR SELF TRUE BRITISH,ENGLISH,WELSH,SCOTTISH,OR IRISH
JUST ALWAYS MUSLIM AND THE SOONER
WE GET A RIGHT WING GOVERNMENT IN POWER THE BETTER 4 hours ago - View -
Edward Forgacs : Just test drove this BMW M5. My dad is thinking of buying it. Any car-oriented people want to throw in their two cents for or against? 4 hours ago - View -
Matt Kennedy : Pope at Mass: Culture of encounter is the foundation of peace To my Roman Catholic friends...I find this is quite disturbing. Did the Pope misspeak? What he is quoted as saying is clearly in conflict with scripture. But his words seem at odds with the Catholic Catechism: "The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class! We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all! And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our own part, if we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter: we need that so much. We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.” 5 hours ago - View -
The Five on Fox (Fans) : Benghazi turns out to be a big deal, and not for just Republicans NOW the Independents get upset...Whatever.
Hey Fivers, it's showtime! I take the fifth, I take the fifth, I knew nothing...Lets have some fun!! ;) ~~Seano 5 hours ago - View -
John Osterlind : Vitter Pushes To End Mobile Phone Service Subsidy This program started in 1984 to help poor people get land line phones, though it's gotten way out of control. It's called "Obama-phone" because when he became President in 2008, it cost taxpayers $143 million. In 2012, it cost over $2 billion. The non-productive are robbing the productive people in our country more than ever before. 5 hours ago - View -
Lai Ng : Why I Hate Detroit, Michigan 5 hours ago - View -