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Abandonment

But Ruth replied: “Don’t plead with me to abandon you or to return and not follow you. For wherever you go, I will go, and wherever you live, I will live; your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.” (Ruth 1:16, CSB)[i]

If you are married, do you view your marriage as a covenant or a contract? Though these two words might sound similar, but they are very differentin nature .A contract is a written agreement with a foundation of distrust that outlines the conditions and consequences that will happen if it is broken. On the opposite side of this spectrum is a covenant, which is a verbal commitment that is based on trust. This promise is unconditional and good for life.A covenant is spoken before your Heavenly Father in love for your partner.

“Marriage: Real love has no plan b.” (Fiercemarriage.com)

A contract is self-serving, and comes with limited liability. It sets a time frame for certain conditions (deliverables) to be met and accomplished. A contract can be broken with …

Uncontrollable

“If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.” (Bill Watterson)

Peanuts are responsible for some of America's much loved foods. Peanuts and peanut butter make up the main ingredient for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It’s wonderful to mix with bananas and honey. Your addicted to it, and there's little you can do to untangle yourself from its grasp.

Peanut butter is calming and delicious by the spoonful's. It brings back vivid childhood memories for many of us. There are many interesting fun facts about this nutty spread. How much do you think you know about peanut butter?

Peanut Info 1.Africans grounded peanuts into stews as early as the 1400's; Chinese have crushed peanuts into creamy sauces for centuries; and Civil War soldiers dined on peanut porridge. Peanut butter was considered a delicacy in the early 1900's.Peanut butter was first patented in Canada in 1884 by a man who…

The Choice

“Should you melt away the fat, or freeze the inches off?” (InfoGraphic)

Cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting) is a popular non-invasive fat freezing medical treatment used to remove those stubborn areas of fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you diet or exercise. It is FDA-approved for permanently destroying fat cells and contouring your body without surgery (a liposuction alternative). Here are some points to definitely consider if you are considering a CoolSculptingprocedure.

1.It’s not a weight loss tool: This might be the biggest surprise if you’re not familiar with CoolSculpting. You are an ideal candidate if you are in relatively good health and not too far away from your ideal weight. However, if you don’t have enough flexible fat, then you may not need this fat freezing procedure. The bottom line is that it’s a supplement to a proper diet and exercise routine, not a substitute for it. It puts the finishing touches on the fat loss and body shape you desire.

2.It’s not intended …

The Fullness

“The fullness of our hope as Christians is told in the cradle, the cross, and the crown.” (Liz Giertz)

“God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him won’t perish but will have eternal life.” (John 3:16, CEB)

One of the most surprising twists of John 3:16 is that we are told God loves the world. We might be tempted to think that there is much about the world for God to love. What’s not to admire about all the textures, intrigue, opportunities, and joyfulness planet Earth has to offer? The problem is that for all that is excellent about the world, it is overrun with sinners.

Understanding how undeserving the world is of God’s love is the key to John 3:16. Only then will we appreciate the unexpected gift that God gives. Apart from the love of God, the world stands under condemnation.
In Christ, believers experience God’s never-ending love. John 3:16 is not about the greatness of the world but about the greatness of God. Individuals often don’t reco…

Neglect

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“Dentistry is not expensive, neglect is.” (Dental Saying)

What keeps most individuals from having a cavity filled? The answer usually comes down to one of two important issues: fear of the dentist or concern about the cost of the treatment. Daily oral care is important to the health of your mouth. Problems with cavities usually start when one neglects brushing and flossing. Did you know that you won’t be able to reverse the damage caused by a cavity after it’s formed, even with proper oral care? You can choose to have a filling placed. This will restore the functionality of your tooth, and stop decay from spreading further. Here are five things you may not know about cavities:

1.A cavity is a bacterial infection: A cavity is just a hole in your tooth. For that hole to form, a whole lot needs to happen in your mouth. Dental caries (the technical term for a cavity) is caused by streptococcus mutans, bacteria which we’ve all got in our mouths. As sugars enter your mouth, it’s broken down by…

Cartloads

“God has a way of giving by the cartloads to those who give away by shovelfuls. (Charles Spurgeon)

Receiving gifts (of any kind) is something many individuals enjoy. Did you know that many people take pleasure in giving a gift even more than receiving one? Is it possible that this kind of personality exists in our “instant gratification” world? Did I just describe you? Not everybody is open to the idea of giving what they own to others who don't have.

Do you find your passion in being generous to others? There's a simple happiness from giving freely of both your time and talents to others. Some scientists believe that helping others assists in relieving stress in the body, and is therefore beneficial to your health. A popular way to give is to randomly help others by paying it forwardwith good deeds.

One of the most unbelievable verses in the Bibleis Acts 20:35: “This is my last gift to you; this example of a way of life: a life of hard work, a life of helping the weak, a life th…