A message from Pastor House

 

 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3 KJV

 

Life can be hard and unpredictable. Uncertain times and stress of today’s circumstances mount high.

An unexpected diagnosis or devastating loss can feel too difficult to face.

While many were gathered at a concert enjoying life with their friends, families, and spouses…they did not know that for some, that would be their last term of endearment. Though we may not realize it, our faith is most strengthened, not in the easy times, but in the most trying. We long for carefree days, yet sometimes, God takes our hand and leads us straight into the darkest of times. Not to harm us, but to bring greater strength, character, trust, beauty, and perseverance to the deepest part of our souls.

I am asking that we join together and pray for the victims and their families for strength during this difficult time, and pray for peace for the city of Las Vegas.

 

Pastor Clinton House 

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Northern California District Council Pastors and Leaders Conference

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Financial Peace University

 

Tap Into the Power of Prayer “POP”!!!
Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart (Luke 18:1 AMP).
Prayer, by far is one of the most powerful tools God has given every believer; however, with all the power that is found in prayer, it is still one of the most neglected areas in the believer’s life.  Why is that?  It is because the believer has not learned the significance of P.O.P!  The Power of Prayer!!!  Prayer is a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God.  Prayer is able to go further than we can imagine, high as the heavens, and deeper than the depths of the sea.  Prayer penetrates the impenetrable, shakes up prisons, and sets captives free!  Prayer possesses the ability to encourage the discouraged, lift the fallen, and strengthen the weak. Wow!  It is through prayer that we learn the voice of God, the mind of God, and movement of God.
Tap into the powerful blessing of the Power of Prayer, P.O.P!!!
“Show Me Your Guns!”
What an eye-catching title!  In fitness, “guns” are those super-size arms that people show-off in an instant.  The arms and abs are the two most popular parts of the body. In today’s Health & Wellness, we are going to concentrate on the arms, specifically the triceps.
“Your triceps comprise more than two-thirds of your upper-arm mass,” says BJ Gaddour, Men’s Health Fitness Adviser. “So, building thicker, more developed triceps muscles makes your entire arms look like shotguns than pistols.”
Many people don’t realize that the triceps are a three-headed monster, consisting of three muscles. The first is the long head that runs down the back of your arm and is the largest of the three. The second is the medial head positioned on the mid-line of the triceps, lying deep within the arm. The third is the lateral head which is located on the outside of the arm, giving that familiar horseshoe shape that makes your triceps stand out.
If you desire to form your triceps and are a beginner, start with 1-2 sets, 6-8 reps. Then move toward 2-3 sets and 8-10, 10-12 reps.  A rep (repetition) is a complete motion of an exercise from start to finish. A set is a group of consecutive repetitions. For example, if you did “two sets of ten reps on the triceps kickbacks, this means you did ten consecutive kickbacks, rested, and then did another ten kickbacks.
Below are some exercises to help you shape your triceps.  You can use barbells, dumbbells, or any weighted object. Proper form is very important when doing exercises. When doing resistance training, concentrate on alignment (especially the back), range of motion, and tension. Google the below exercises for more information.
Always remember to consult your physician prior to any exercise regiment
Skulls/lying triceps extensions with dumbbell
Skulls/lying triceps extension french press (barbell)
Triceps kickbacks standing
Kickback on bench
Dips (with bar)
Dips using bench/chair
Cable pull downs
Close grip bench press
One arm overhead extensions (sitting or standing)
Two arm overhead extensions seated/standing
Close-grip push ups
Close-grip knee push ups
By Tracy Byrd, Fitness Instructor
Information by: www.menshealth.com/fitness
Divorce & Lassie
Divorce is a difficult and troubling time for most. Divorce gets especially hard when a couple has to determine what to do with Fido, Zeus or Sebastian.  The pet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. For many Americans without children, or for even those with children, the family pet is just that – FAMILY. Thus, what happens to your furry loved one in a divorce can have serious emotional impact for all involved.
The sometimes callous and impassionate legal system regards animals as chattels. A chattel is a tangible, movable, or immovable, item of property, except real estate or other things connected with reap property. In other words, a pet is a piece of property. That’s a pretty cold definition of a member of our family! NRS 193.021 states, “personal property includes dogs, domestic animals, and birds.”  Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending upon your point of view, in the eyes of the law, your pet is akin to a vase or a car. Under NRS 41.740, “a person can sue for damages should anything happen to his or her animal, not to exceed $5,000.”
According to NRS 123.130 and case law, all property acquired after marriage is presumed community property, which is to be divided equally.   This creates an interesting dilemma when it comes to deciding what to do with the family pet upon divorce.  Only the judge’s discretion determines the outcome unless the parties can come to a mutually agreed upon agreement.  In an ideal world, a divorcing couple should put aside their differences and do what is in the best interest of the pet.
Should a new law be promulgated to elevate Lassie’s status above a piece of property? Should we establish a ‘best interest of the pet’ standard?  Do we order pet support?  These questions may seem comical but in reality, thousands of dollars are spent by divorcees willing to pay large sums of money to care for Lassie.
 While this is still a growing and fluid area of the law, the Court has options that it can consider when handling this issue.  Factors such as, who purchased Lassie, who is the registered owner, bring Lassie into the courtroom and see who Lassie runs too or whoever gets the house, gets Lassie.  While these may not seem ideal ways to decide who gets Lassie, it’s all we have until the law catches up understanding our love for Lassie and Fido.
“GOD couldn’t be physically with us so he gave us dogs…& notice Dog spelled backward is GOD and they both show unconditional Love!”~author unknown
By Tanika Capers, Esq.
Poor and Educated Part II (The Value of A College Education)
In last month’s Money Matters column, I talked about the severity of the student loan debt crisis in America.  To highlight, Americans, owe more than $1.3 trillion in student loans debts and the only debt category higher is mortgage debt.  We are essentially mortgaging away our future by paying for our past!  Part of the reason we struggle to build wealth is because we have gone into such deep debt in the pursuit of an education.  Don’t get me wrong; I have a high regard for education and I believe if you can get an education and it will help you in the future, you should get it!  But do it wisely! Let’s talk about some things we can do to make sure the money we are spending on making ourselves better is well spent!
First, let’s talk about your choice of school.  Do you want to go to any Ivy League college?  According to ivycoach.com, Princeton is the cheapest Ivy Leagues University and tuition and fees cost just over $61,000 in the 2016-2017 academic year!  Yeah, that’s a little pricey for me.  So if you are like me, and you don’t have Ivy League money a state school would be a great alternative!  Even better, you could attend a state college (which is usually cheaper than private schools) in your home state and save on out-of-state-tuition!  Community college may also be an option and they are even cheaper than state colleges.  Although community colleges may not offer the degree one is seeking, It is not uncommon for a student to start at a community college and after a year or two of taking all of their prerequisites, transfer to a nearby state college.  There are several ways to get an education you just have to realistically look at your options and devise a plan.
If you are going to earn a degree or pursue a certification, you have to know how much your degree/certification is going to cost you (in time and dollars) and you should know how it will benefit you when you graduate.  Do not choose to be clueless!  The cost to get an education can be found on the school’s website and you can get an idea of what kind of money to expect from sites like salary.com  And if you are not willing to settle for the income commensurate with your career choice, then you might want to reassess.  You also need to know the marketability of your prospective degree.  For example, teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, and mechanics are usually in demand and these professionals can find jobs just about anywhere.  But if your degree is in Egyptology, Bag piping, Canadian Studies, Comic Art, or Auctioning, your career opportunities are much more narrow.  I know in this American culture, it is popular to encourage people to “follow their heart” no matter what the cost, but that is just unwise.  I’m not telling you to chase the money and work a job you hate because it pays well, but I am saying you have, and will likely gain more, responsibilities that must be considered.  It may be possible to satisfy your heart’s desire through another means other than your occupation like through volunteer services, a second job, or a society club.  It’s just something else to think about.
Like I said earlier, I have a high regard for education.  People should never stop learning and getting a formal education is a great way to learn.  But, just like most things in life, there are multiple ways to go about it. Investing in an education can be a big step and it is worth the extra time it takes to count the cost (Luke 14:28-31). Doing some research and planning
will bring focus to your goals, making you more efficient and can easily save you tens of thousands of dollars!  This gift of life God gives is short (James 4:14) and too precious to waste.  And we only have a limited amount of resources (ability, time, and money).  So, if you, or anybody you know, is pondering the thought of getting an education or some training, I recommend taking the time to do some detailed planning.  Besides, like Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to plan, you are planning to fail.”
By Alfred King, Financial Consultant