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Control Freeks In Church

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  It seems like in churches today that there are at least one person who feels the need to control what goes on at church. They control everything down to what the Preacher's sermon is about on Sunday. They are happy, but then in ends up that the members of the church resent them for being in control.     Having one person in control of the church is not a good thing. It is a bad thing. It causes problems and in the end closes the church down. You have to find a way to deal with those people who feel the need to be in control of everything.   What can you do? Rebel is on thing. Don't follow the norm when it comes to people like this. You don't need to be a sheep. You need to stand up for yourself. Do what you think is right. You will feel better for it.   Pray about what is going on. Let God know how you feel about the situation and ask him to help you deal with it in the right way. That way you don't make a fool out of yourself.   Sometimes peopl

Wicked Women of the Bible....Chapter 2: Wicked Old...The Story of Sarah...How a Ninety-Year-Old Got Pregnant and Set Tongues Wagging

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This is the second chapter in Wicked Women. This chapter focuses on Sarah. The chapter beings to talk about how Abraham is almost 100 years old and Sarah is not far behind him. As the chapter begins Sarah is pregnant. That is something that was highly unlikely given both of their ages. Hagar, Sarah's servant had tried to cause trouble. She claimed that Sarah had cheated on Abraham which in turned caused God to render Sarah barren. However, Hagar didn't have the whole story. Abraham had asked Sarah to tell a lie to save them. He was protecting them both. She had to tell the Egyptians that she was Abraham's sister lest they kill him to try to get to her. Abraham's worst fears came to light. Pharaoh heard of Sarah's beauty and had to have her for his own. After showing Abraham with gifts of which Hagar was one, clueless Pharaoh added Sarah to his harem. Before visiting Pharaoh's bedchamber, Sarah had to look the part. That was to be transformed into an Egypt

Bible Journaling

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      I love to read the bible and I in fact own several different versions of the bible, about 10 in all. One of my favorite bibles is the one that belonged to my Great-Uncle Ed. In it is hand written notes of his on all the pages. At first I was appalled that someone would write in their bible like that. That is because I was raised with the belief that your bible was sacred and that you didn't write in it. Then I thought how neat this was. Recently I discovered Bible Journaling. This is a whole new way to make your bible your own. It involves writing and drawing in the margins of the bible. I was taken in b the beautiful art work that some had put in their bibles. It looks like they had taken time to make something very meaningful on the pages. Before you get started you will need to gather your supplies. Here are some suggestions of what to get. ESV Single Column Journaling Bible Liquid Color Pens Bic Stick Grip Pens Bic Mechanical Pencils Twistab