the truth about it

Written by daniel nzenwata

The choir had just finished rendering a soul touching songs of worship and praise, every one was inrepparttar mood to go to heaven. I was willing to berepparttar 105516 first onrepparttar 105517 list, honestly I was. The pastor was a man in his early thirties. He was wearing a black suit and a cream colored shirt and a red tie. He carried himself so gracefully like he was very much aware ofrepparttar 105518 fact that he had a connection with a much higher being. When he mountedrepparttar 105519 altar, everywhere became dump with silence. He had a story to tell. ďOne day a fisherman sailed out torepparttar 105520 sea with his son andrepparttar 105521 sonís friend. That night nature was at rest, andrepparttar 105522 fisherman hoped for a big kill. They sailed deep intorepparttar 105523 sea, searching forrepparttar 105524 kill zone, but alongrepparttar 105525 way they met a raging storm. The fisherman and his companions knew that they were in for a terrible ordeal, one they had not bargained for. Asrepparttar 105526 storm caught up with their speed, a forceful wind swept across them, rockingrepparttar 105527 boat and sending overboard his son andrepparttar 105528 friend. The boat was drifting away fromrepparttar 105529 spot whererepparttar 105530 boys were trying so hard to stay afloat. The fisherman hadrepparttar 105531 chance of saving just one person out ofrepparttar 105532 two that were floating onrepparttar 105533 sea. He had one life jacket with him, this he threw over board to his sonís friend, thus saving his life and allowing his son to drown. The fisherman had given up someone important, someone valuable to him in order to save another lifeĒ.

When he had finished talking,repparttar 105534 two little boys that were sitting close to me touchedrepparttar 105535 old man that was sitting next to them and asked him ifrepparttar 105536 pastorís story was a true life story. The old man turned to them and said,Ērepparttar 105537 story is not a figment of his imagination. I amrepparttar 105538 old man;repparttar 105539 boy that died was my son. Andrepparttar 105540 pastor is his friend. My son was a born again Christian and his friend were not. I saved his life to give him a second chance at knowing GodĒ. I gave up my son sacrificially.

While we are onrepparttar 105541 subject of ďDonít we AllĒ, it may not be out of place to enquire from you when last you offered a sacrifice.. The kind of sacrifice that involvesrepparttar 105542 fact of giving up something important or valuable to you in order to help another person get something that seems important to him. Something that will affect his life positively.

Curiosity prompted me to inquire as torepparttar 105543 nature of this idea. I have suddenly realized that one ofrepparttar 105544 biggest jobs inrepparttar 105545 world is this; giving up something that is valuable to us, and one ofrepparttar 105546 greatest joys in life is this; knowing that we have been able to reach out and touch a life, thus affecting that life positively. There is therefore a need for us to prescribe for ourselves a line of thought that should inspire us to give sacrificially. The idea of giving up something important to us to help others should be a habit of daily communication with others. It insuresrepparttar 105547 endurance of our riches and also serves as a dependable fetish through which we can draw uponrepparttar 105548 powers ofrepparttar 105549 highest being.

Five Steps to Meeting New People

Written by Sadie Peterson

Whether youíre moving to a new city, a new job, or just want to expand your social circle, these five tips can help you meet new people wherever you go.

1.Talk to Everyone Ė after years of watching a friend meet people easily everywhere he went, I realized his secret: he talks to everyone. I donít mean justrepparttar cute mail guy, or repparttar 105515 girl walking her dog. I mean everyone. Whether itís repparttar 105516 older lady crossingrepparttar 105517 street, your new apartment manager, orrepparttar 105518 drug store clerk, make it a point to say something to everyone you pass. You never know when you might have something great in common.

2.Smile Ė A smile isrepparttar 105519 best way to let people know that youíre open to talking to them. Particularly if you find it hard to start a conversation, a smile can help you getrepparttar 105520 other person to startrepparttar 105521 conversation.

3.Have something to say Ė Okay, I know itís corny, but you CAN talk aboutrepparttar 105522 weather. No matter who you are or where you are, thereís something to say aboutrepparttar 105523 weather. Living in sunny San Diego, I usually say ďItís gorgeous outside today Ė wish I were out there!Ē or something along those lines. This lets people know that you likerepparttar 105524 outdoors, and that youíve got a positive attitude. This works whether itís raining (gee, we really needed this rain), snowing (wow,repparttar 105525 skiing will be great this year), or cloudy (itís nice a cool out today!). Donít want to discussrepparttar 105526 weather? Discuss a current event. Read up onrepparttar 105527 latest celebrity trial, natural disaster, or scientific breakthroughs, and youíll always have something to say. In line atrepparttar 105528 grocery store, you can always comment onrepparttar 105529 magazine cover stories.

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