By Juanita Barnes
The conclusion of “Loving…. In Spite Of…” Loving God’s People. If this list is true, I believe we can come up with reasons why our behavior should be excused and forgiven. We must extend the same grace and mercy that we would like others to extend to us. No longer can we live with double standards. Is this a simple task? Will it be a painful process? Sometimes, most definitely. However, the next time you are tempted to hold back your love from others, just think about how awful it would be if God held back His love from you. Read this Scripture (Romans 12: 17–19). I can never get away from my pastors teaching. It seems as though God will have someone send me something to put me back on track. Thank God for a Father in the Ministry.
HELLO MORENO VALLEY
“Where Dreams Soar”
Vietnam War Memorial comes to March Field Air Museum -- The March Field Air Museum will be hosting a visit of the traveling Vietnam War Memorial known as “The Wall That Heals” from March 27, through April 1, 2012. The visit commences at a solemn Opening on March 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. “The Wall That Heals” will be on display on the museum grounds 24 hours a day for public visitation and to pay tribute. Names of the fallen will be read aloud between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily. The March Field Air Museum is located at 22550 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, Ca. Their website address is www.marchfield.org/zcal.html.
Moreno Valley Police Department enhances public safety with the Pedestrian Decoy Program -- The Moreno Valley Traffic Team conducted a Pedestrian Decoy Program on Tuesday March 13, 2012, in response to complaints from the public and local crossing guards. This program is scheduled to repeat throughout the year at various locations in the city. For additional information, contact the Moreno Valley Police Department
Traffic Division at (951) 486–6900.
Remember the Pet In The Park Adoption Day on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Sunnymead Park, 12655 Perris Boulevard at Fir Avenue. For more information contact (951) 413–3280. Coming soon: FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK. To all businesses and anyone who would like to sponsor, please contact the Parks and Community Services at (951) 413–3280 as soon as possible.
Let me share with you: “The Sneaky Sin of Gossip.” When I read this it really made me think as to why I do not like gossip. I can talk all day long and never abuse anyone’s character. I feel when I abuse your character I am abusing my own. Gossip has no place in the life of a believer, and especially if you are in leadership or aspire to be. We pray for power as a church and as an individual, but often find ourselves powerless because of the things we allow in our lives. If you feel like you are not getting prayers through, or are discouraged in your Christian walk, do a heart check.
If gossip is an area you’re weak in (and it requires some real self – honesty here), then get it out of your life now… immediately… this minute! Gossip is like a tiny tear in the fabric of the body of Christ which gets bigger every time someone begins with the line, “Don’t tell anybody I told you this, but…” Well guess what? You have the right to nip it in the bud before the next line comes out by saying, “Stop don’t wanna here it!” Gossip is not juicy, friends, it’s just plain sin. You have no idea how damaging it is to your credibility, your integrity, and your trustworthiness to have it said of you, “you wont believe what (your name) just told me!” Could you have family members who now won’t go to church because they’ve heard you tell tales about the pastor and church members right at your Sunday dinner table? How many people now have a cynical, bitter attitude toward faith in Jesus Christ because they’ve seen your example and feel it’s all a farce? Gossip‘s one of those things no one wants to admit, but that anyone can get caught up in if we allow it. “I will finish this next week,” Let us remember gossip is so painful.
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