The Power of Praise and Worship by Terry Law – Book Review

The Sacrifice of Praise and the Blessing of Worship

"The Power of Praise and Worship" is a story of tragedy, healing, and of the resultant blessings of worship through the sacrifice of praise. Terry Law shares the lessons he learned as he moved into a new dimension of ministry by combining praise and worship as a lifestyle. This is an updated and revised edition of Terry's earlier book. The earlier edition was written primarily as a teaching tool. In this expanded edition Terry has asked his long time friend Jim Gilbert to cooperate with him in providing the biographical background of two practicedies that impacted his life and ministry in dramatically different ways.

Terry tells of moving from the dark night of despair after Jan's death into the crucible of praise which followed. He helps the reader understand the five stages of spiritual warfare. He uses scripture, illustrations from his own ministry and experiences, and those of other anointed ministers and ministries to reinvigorate his message. Terry goes on to emphasize the importance of the Word of God, the Name of Jesus, and the Blood of Jesus as the three war heads needed to combat satan's attacks.

In Part II Terry, again, calls on Jim Gilbert to record another devastating occurrence. Jim relates the stigma and trauma experienced by Terry when his second wife Shirley sued for divorce. A four year court room scene followed that left Terry nearly insolvent with a illegally ruined world ministry.

The experiences that followed include lessons learned from the sacrifice of praise, a lifestyle of praise, as well as those other elements of praise important to establishing a pattern of praise.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., 978-0768426762

As reviewed for Midwest Book Review …

Samples of Grant Proposals for Single Moms, the Heroines

A single mother is someone who has no one to share the responsibility with regard to raising her child or children. She is the only one who is obliged in providing material, emotional, financial, and physiological needs of her kids.

Most of single mothers have an unstable job or are unemployed. Either of the two has been the problem in meeting the needs and expenses for the home and children. Because of their fast-paced life, some single moms don’t have the time and money to finish their education. Most of them are just renting an apartment and doesn’t have their own house. They are having trouble in paying for other expenses, such as food, clothing, and many others.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 20 million children who are now living with only one parent, either mother or father. But in most cases, they are living with their mother. That is almost one-fourth of the children in America. Alarmed and concerned by this statistics, the government had offered various programs for single mothers. Funding assistance is also given to those who are in dire need of financial and educational support.

Is she eligible enough?

To qualify for U.S. government grants, a mother should be a resident of the U.S. for more than three years ahead of the application. If the applicant’s husband has legally abandoned her and the children for more than a year, then she can avail of the money. Furthermore, if her illegitimate husband’s identity is unknown, a single mother is entitled for financial aid. All she has to do is to submit all required legal documents, such as birth certificates of mother and child/children, legal divorce papers, loans, and other legal documents available and are required by the funding institution.

Here are some programs that a single mother can apply to, utilizing samples of grant proposals readily available online:

Housing Assistance

Providing a safe, secured, and comfortable shelter is one of the priorities of mothers. Owning one is also a dream of every single mom. Knowing the fact that most of single moms only rent an apartment or house is a proof that this is an added burden to them. Fortunately, there are many housing assistance programs exclusively offered to them by the government. These programs provide flexible and affordable housing loans and rentals for low or no-income single mothers. In this way, they can still own a house without worrying where to get a down payment.

Educational Assistance

How important is it to be educated and have a college diploma? Well, this is probably the most important qualification in securing the desired job. By receiving a funding assistance, single mothers may now have the chance to go back to school and continue their studies.

Samples of grant proposalsare really a big help in crafting a proposal for financial assistance and scholarship. These may cover housing, books, tuition, transportation and many expenses that are related to college schooling, all depend on the funding organization. …

The Importance of The American Dream

There is more going on here regarding the debt over taxing the "wealthy" than the deficit or the match of the middle class. In America we have something no other country on the face of the planet has every had. This something is the reason why the US economy is $ 14.3 trillion, while our nearest competitor is less than $ 6 trillion; Not even close. This something is the reason why there are 403 billionaires in the US, while our closest competitor has 62. This something is the reason why immigrants from the four corners of the globe risk life and limb to get to our shores. This something is why millions of Americans start new companies; Why entrepreneurship is so strong in the US. What is this something? The American Dream.

The American Dream is the idea that an individual or their family can rise from poverty to wealth in one or two generations. It is the idea that the wealth that we create is ours to keep (property rights). It is the idea for a better life for our children and our children's children. There has been an intentional indoctrination of America's citizens to revile the "wealthy" and castigate them as evil. This is wrong. The wealthy in America are not evil. They are the American Dream achievers. They buy into the American Dream. They risk everything in order to create a better life for their families. The American Dream is responsible for the largest economy the world has ever known.

The next time a politician, the media or some pundit opine on the need to tax the "wealthy" more than everyone else, I want you to substitute the phrase "American Dream Achiever" for "wealthy". American Dream achievers, the "wealthy", should not be punished with punitive taxes. They should be held up as true American heros. They are the reason for America's greatness as the world's # 1 economy. This group should be honored, not reviled. They should be taxed less, not more than everyone else through lower taxation of business profits, capital gains, dividends and interest income. There needs to be an incentive for those who seek and achieve the American Dream. The US needs to send a message to our children that the American Dream is real and worthy of pursuit. Taxing the "wealthy" more than others is wrong-headed. It's anti-American Dream. …

What Does Neon Do For Your Life?

Can it save your life? It could give you a warning about a life-threating situation to avoid, Yes, it had done that for many persons because it makes a bigger visual impact on you than a painted sign does. Most of the population doesn’t give that use much thought. Your first thought would probably be that neon doesn’t benefit you personally. Your contact with neon, like that of most people, is neon signs that seem to be almost everywhere. If you’re like most people, neon signs may be the only use of neon that comes to your mind. You’re walking past a store and you see an “OPEN” sign in that tells you that it is open and ready for business. That’s the neon usage you and millions of others know and understand. Almost everyone takes neon signs for granted-a part if life, and we all know what their purpose is. Their aim is to induce a quick decision from the prospective buyer.

Whether they flash, use animation, display a brand-name logo, or perform a popular service by letting you know that the store sells lottery tickets they serve a useful function. They are a convenience that people have come to depend upon. The save time and money for busy shoppers and provide income for businessmen. However, in highly-competitive areas such as shopping districts, and areas that abound with businesses they are undoubtedly a way of making income and surviving. That’s why use of the sign the neon sign as an adverting method rapidly gained worldwide popularity. They produced beneficial results in any language. Just think, without neon signs the world would be a much darker place and businesses would be a lot less profitable. However, the chances of anything like that ever happening are just about nil.

What makes neon perform so well that it can handle advertising chores so efficiently and so profitably? What allows it to undertake all those little-known tasks that it handles so well? The main reason is that neon is s first-rate conductor of electricity. Moreover, it has the amazing ability to give of a light that can be seen at great distances. Neon is frequently used in airplane beacons, a use that is probably unknown to most people. In fact, some pilots have reported seeing neon beacons 29 miles away when it was impossible ti see other kinds of lights. Neon signs are even visible through the fog. Its use as airplane beacons benefits millions of air travelers.

Neon doesn’t come cheap. Pure neon costs $33. per 100 grams. Something so expensive has to be worth this huge price. Other uses were found for neon. It is used in vacuum tubes, television tubes, high-voltage indicators, lighting arrestors (whose function it is to protect electrical equipment from damages by

lightning or some other electrical source by diverting the electricity to the ground). and water meter tubes. Now here we begin to see that neon serves much higher purposes than just helping businessmen to make …

Get Back On Your Feet With Free Grant Money For The Poor

No one wants to be poor & struggling to pay for the basic needs. However, being poor is not a choice. It is not that you should not earn well to be poor. When you find it difficult month after month to meet your basic needs with no extra cash whatsoever, you are in bad financial shape and you need a helping hand. Basic personal loans are for those who are in a position to pay them back. Sometimes, not having proper dental care will leave you in a bad position and you need emergency loan to pick up your situation. Now, it is all possible with free grant money available for the poor.

Personal loans, emergency loans or whatever may be the type of loan, if you get a loan, you need to pay it back. Even if you can’t put away more than $10 per month for the loan, getting committed to pay back the loan is important. However, if you are already struggling to pay off your bills, you can’t possibly get a loan because another commitment will be a big blow to your already miserable financial situation. Further, lenders won’t be interested in giving you personal loans with lower interest rates especially with your struggling financial condition with poor credit.

Just because you feel that you are broke financially doesn’t mean that you have to give up hope. You can find lenders who are interested in giving away personal loans, health care loans and emergency loans in order to help you to meet your basic needs. It is also possible to get back on your feet without any loan as there is free grant money for the poor. Such grants are free money given away for people who are struggling in their life. With such a free grant, you can pay off your bills and sometimes save something for use in the future too.

Getting free grant money for the poor is now very easy as the help is available online. Government grants are available for rich and the poor and there is millions of dollars being given away as free for individuals who are hoping to make a difference even with their poor financial power. However, to get these grants, you need to know where to look for information. There are numerous forms to be filled and submitted. You may have to wait for some time for the forms to be considered before getting your grant money.

Many communities too give free grant money for the poor to bring up the community. Getting free money is very much different from begging. You are actually trying to use the generosity to your advantage without losing your integrity. The best part with free grants is that you don’t have to pay anything. There is no need to pay for the forms and you don’t have to spend your hours trying to figure out how to get the money. By looking at the right place, you can get …

5 Reasons Why Followers Continue To Support Certain Political Leaders

Have you ever wondered why certain political leaders appear to be wearing Teflon, and, it appears, regardless of what that individual does, or says, his followers and supporters, continue to support him, apparently, not caring, or being adversely affected? On the other hand, sometimes, someone holding a position, ends up being blamed for everything, and, even one, minor mistake, or misstatement, becomes politically, extremely costly! Nearly every day, I overhear someone, who is not a Trump supporter, wondering, aloud, why/ how, his supporters, seem to overlook his actions and/ or statements, and continue to support and believe in, and cast him in a favorable light! This article will briefly, attempt to discuss, five, of these reasons, as to why many followers, continue to support certain political leaders, even when they aren’t fulfilling any of their empty promises.

1. Prioritizing what they want, over what actually is: Whether it is a matter of Drinking the Kool – Aid, being naive, wasteful, ineffective, or selfish, it appears, many people become so focused on believing the false spin, they actually buy, the rhetoric about the mainstream media, offering Fake News! Just because someone says it, even vehemently and often, doesn’t make it facts. In other words, a lie, by any other name, is still a lie! Consider the fact, the President has been fact – checked, and has been deemed to have lied or misstated facts, every single day, since he was elected. How would you explain the fact, there are still people who seem to believe him?

2. Convince themselves, stories they disagree with, are Fake News: While it may be normal, to, care deeply, and be passionate in one’s views, does it make any sense, to continuously overlook reality, because it doesn’t conform to one’s preferences, and/ or biases? How often will these people by the nonsense about things constantly being Fake News, while accepting fake news, and lies, as long as they agree with their position?

3. Hatred/ bias against opposition: Have you noticed that nearly every time, Mr. Trump is questioned, or feels accused, etc, he replies by bringing up his less – than – popular former political opponent, Hillary Clinton, and repeats claims which have been refuted and disputed, numerous times, but his core followers, continue to accept? When a political leader uses vitriol and rhetoric, to stir up hatred and bias, does he deserve to be in a leadership position?

4. Supports their personal beliefs/ agenda: Simply because something is what a supporter or group of supporters want, or hope for, even if they are morally, often, at odds with the principles and ideals of the American Constitution, doesn’t make it a fact! However, clever politicians, when confronted, often resort to rhetoric, which will stir the pot!

5. Easily fooled, naive, or don’t pay quality attention: We all know the adage, Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me again, shame on me! However, for example, it appears, this President’s core followers, …

Book Review – Letters To Philip: On How To Treat a Woman

It may seem chivalry and courtesy are dead. This seems to be the time for political correctness, uni-sex, and rights. Although there is some benefits on political correctness, this mode of thinking can go overboard when there is no distinction between men and women. There are certain times when chivalry and courtesy are proper manners and etiquette. One book, “Letters To Philip: On How To Treat A Woman”, is one book that explicitly discusses on how to be a gentleman by properly treating a woman.

In most cultures, there is a transition from adolescents to adulthood. In the Jewish tradition, there will be a bar mitzvah to signify the transition from a boy to a man. In certain cultures (such as in the deep South), they have debuts and sweet sixteen celebration for the female. Unfortunately, many people would signify the transition from young adult to an adult by going out with friends and getting drunk. It is a transition to be free from responsibilities rather than to be more responsible.

The book, “Letters To Philip: On How To Treat A Woman”, was written in the late sixties. It is quite a short and succinct book that is direct on how a young man (especially before getting married) should treat a woman. This is quite rare in our “modern society”. It was written by Charlie Shedd for his son. It is written as a series of letters where one letter covers a particular topic. Here are the letters with specific topics that are helpful for any young man:

* Take Charge

* Learn to be Kind

* Start at the Mirror

* Ask Her to Help You Grow

* Seven Goals for Communication

* If You Like It, Say So

* The Power of Suggestion

* How to Tell Her What You Don’t Like

* Winning by Losing

* Fragments of Devotion

* “I Can Hardly Wait to See You”

* “Late” is a Four-Letter Word

* How To Treat a Woman in Public

* How Not To Treat A Woman

* Treat Her as a Person

* A Half-Dozen “Nevers”

* And a Few “Try Not To’s”

* Some Moments are Only for Her

* Dialogue on Moods

* Troubles are For Sharing

* Fight the Good Fight

* Rural Wisdom

* Money Maxims

* Clothers, Hair, and Miscellany

* In-Laws

* Sex- The Twenty-Year Warmup

* Infidelity

* “Except the Lord Build this House”

* The Man Who Had A “Thing” About Guns.

There a lot of lessons and perspectives in a small but powerful book. This is a fantastic book on building a long-term relationship with your wife. It is about investing (not costing) value in a relationship that will reap benefits for her and for any man.…

Fidel Castro And the Cuban Revolution – 51 Years of Tyranny

1960s A Pro-Soviet Tyranny

1959-1960: Following Fidel Castro’s overthrow of the dictatorial Batista administration, a host of people, including children and women, welcomed the arrival of guerrillas, but they turned the Island — about the size of Tennessee– into a place of repression. On the other side, Raúl Castro had been hand-picked by his brother, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, as the second leader of the Cuban Revolution. In the meantime, in the early years of the new regime, up to 3,200 Cubans had been slaughtered by Fidel Castro and his family. On the economic side, Castro nationalized all U.S. businesses (without compensation). In fact, these events marked the beginning of one the world’s worst undemocratic governments. Toward the end of 1960, Washington imposed an embargo on Cuba.

1960-1980: As a consequence of the totalitarian policies, over one million Cubans had fled to America (chiefly Florida), Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Spain and Italy.

1960-1982: Inspired by the People’s Republic of China, Albania and other Communist tyrannies, Cuba’s undemocratic state had decimated the country’s tourism industry.

1960-2007: In one of Fidel Castro’s many dictatorial reforms, hemade his sister-in-law, Vilma Espín, President of the Federation of Cuban Women –a key organization on Cuba. Espín, Raúl Castro’s wife, was leader of the feminist organization until her abrupt death on June 18, 2007.However in time, she, a former Marxist guerrilla, was known as the “First Lady of the Cuban Revolution”. Over the decades of the Soviet Empire, she had strong links with radical feminist movements from Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

1960-2010: World-famous dancer and choreographer Alicia Alonso Martínez became one of the key women, alongside Haydée Santamaria Cuadrado, Vilma Espín Guillois, Celia Sánchez Manduley and Mireya Luis Hernández, in the Cuban Revolution. Since then, she used her fame and prestige to clean up the Island’s bad image. By the early 60s, Fidel Castro gave Alonso $200,000 to set up the Cuban National Ballet. From then on, the Ballet Nationalbecame an open door for Cuban influence in the Third World and Europe.

1961: The Island’s history took sudden turn in this year as the provisional rule declared the country a Marxist stateand began a close relationship with the Kremlin -the USSR was one of the first states to recognize Cuba’s tyranny–and their allies, including the German Democratic Republic (GDR), North Korea and Czechoslovakia. From then on, Moscow played a key role in the Cuban Revolution. Nonetheless, after Cuba became a pro-Soviet dictatorship, the political relationship between the States and the Island worsened. On January 3, 1961, the tensions between both governments came to a head as America severed diplomatic ties with the rule of Cuba.

1962: The Republic of Cuba was suspended from the Organization of American States (OAS), which was founded on April 30 1948 in Bogotá (Colombia), over its dictatorial rule.

1962- 1990: Unlike many Marxist states in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, including Ethiopia (the world’s poorest nation), Guinea, Laos and Cambodia (Asia’s poorest country), the Island’s human development, from employment …

Who Is Responsible for India’s Jobless Growth?

The push for structural reforms in the past few years – including unprecedented moves to curb black money, relaxation in FDI norms, introduction of the ripe and ready GST, and digitization of services – has helped improve the credit profile of the country, and thus ease its high-debt burden.

The nation’s progress is also reflected on the charts with the Annual Growth Rate scaling much higher than the forecasted growth rates of more than 7 per cent in the past two quarters. It is only in the first quarter of this year that the growth rate has slowed down to 6.1 per cent.

While most of the indicators of growth, viz., strengthening of rupee, stabilization of inflation and increase in FDIs (foreign direct investments) show an upturn to the realization of the promise of ‘Acche Din’, there remains one that reveals the flip side of the ‘Indian Success Story’- the Employment Data.

A critical analysis of the employment scenario across various sectors shows that India is slowly slipping into a long-lasting phase of jobless growth. By industry, the service sector has been the biggest contributor to the Indian economy’s growth.. Trade, hotels, transport and communication, financing, insurance, real estate, business services and community, and social and personal services account for more than 60 per cent of the country’s GDP. Agriculture, forestry and fishing together constitute around 12 per cent of the output, but employs more than 50 per cent of the labor force. Manufacturing makes a contribution of 15 per cent in the GDP, while construction adds another 8 per cent. Mining, quarrying, electricity, gas and water supply build the remaining 5 per cent (Source: MINISTRY OF STATISTICS AND PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION, GOI, update – June 2017).

Competition Pressure

After years of steady, consistent growth, many Indian IT companies have faced massive competitive pressure. This has pushed them towards the trend of ‘cost cutting’ in the past few years. According to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), the rate at which jobs are generated in the IT industry is terribly lower than the average year-on-year growth of the industry itself. It is, thus, evident that the Indian IT industry, while moving towards greater automation, is fast becoming a job-less proposition.

Skilled yet un-skilled

While most try to corner the Government on the issue, as I recall from the discussion at the Parliamentarian Youth Conclave, held in March at Delhi, ‘growing un-employment’ was a persistent undertone of the questions put forth by the youth delegates to most of the Cabinet Ministers from Shri Prakash Javadekar to Shri Piyush Goel. Addressing the concerns, Shri Prakash Javadekar commented, “.. It is also a result of the youth today looking for high-paying options, rather than a good job. This herd mentality is at the root of this crisis”. Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder of Sulabh International and a celebrated social reformer, also stated, “There is no dearth of jobs for those who really want to work and understand the importance of growing one …

Smart Phone Photography

With the purchase of my rather expensive camera a while back it was like winning the lottery. It takes gorgeous photos and can be zoomed in or out to get the best shot. It also has automatic focus and the memory card helps to deposit the photos onto the computer. But then a few months ago when returning a recently purchased lap top the money was used to buy a Samsung Galaxy elite smart phone.

What a surprise! The photography possible with this machine is far better than any camera owned previously. It takes shot after shot of incredible photos whose detail can be enlarged and studied. Like the camera before it of course it takes videos as well.

This is a far cry from the first camera that my brother gave me when I was around 8 years of age. It was quite small but the photos I took have survived and are a record of the family history from those early years. Film had to be inserted and then the photos developed through the local chemist. It meant saving my pocket-money to redeem them.

From that time to this photography has been one of my hobbies and the quantity of shots from just about everywhere travelled or experiences enjoyed are filling albums and taking up storage space around the home. That is unnecessary with the new technology. The computer stores anything needing to be kept while some photos are printed immediately either through my printer or the local shop.

The difference in convenience and cost is astronomical and the pleasure of taking photos has increased enormously thanks to the new smart phone.…