“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’” — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)
In 1984 during a Lions convention in Las Vegas, I was honored to see Lions Clubs International make their first research donation to the American Diabetes Association. That was also my first week as an employee of the ADA here in Alaska!
Peters Creek — A violent disagreement among several boat owners on Mirror Lake last Sunday led State Police to issue a warning to all local residents who use this popular recreation area for swimming and boating.
“Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, ‘I gave birth to him in pain.’ Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.’ And God granted his request.” — I CHRONICLES 4:9-10
“I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” — Albert Schweitzer
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.