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 …

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 …

Lexington Law – Credit Attorneys

The confusing world of credit repair can be stressful and time consuming. Lexington is billed as a consumer advocacy law firm with over 20 years experience. They offer a network of attorneys and paralegals throughout 18 states to work for you using their knowledge of consumer law.

Initially, you will be offered a consultation. From there a level of service is recommended based on your needs. For each, there is a flat monthly fee. The benefit to this is that there is no billing per deletion so you always know what you will pay each month. Those considering this should also be aware of the First Work fee. This fee is $99.95 regardless of the service you choose and is charged after the first round of disputes is completed.

At the Regular level, $59.95, you can expect to receive unlimited number of disputes, and no charge for phone, email and chat support, as well as a same day consultation. They will begin gathering information about your case the day you sign the retainer agreement.

The Concord Standard is $79.95 a month and offers the above assistance as well as Goodwill Interventions. These are non-confrontational interventions that are recommended for mildly late accounts. According to Lexington, these interventions help your relationship with the lender and can positively impact the reporting of your record to the bureaus.

Concord Standard also offers Escalated Information Requests. This is recommended for seriously late accounts and requests information concerning compliance with consumer protection legislation, as well as a request for a change in the way the information is reported. Debt Validation is also offered at this level. It is used for charged-off and collection accounts in which a complete history of the debt is demanded as well as its removal from your report if necessary.

At the highest level, Concord Premier at $99.95 per month. Offers you the aforementioned services and TransUnion report monitoring, a monthly score analysis and Identity Theft Assurance. You also receive ReportWatch, in which alerts of changes to your report are sent through email. These alerts notify you of both positive and negative changes that will impact your score. Another feature of the Concord Premier is Inquiry Assist. Inquiries can have an impact on your score and they will help you address any of these that are questionable.

They recommend that you retain their services for 12 months to receive the maximum benefit; however, you are free to cancel at anytime without penalty. You should be aware that you are able to submit disputes on your own free of charge, as often as you would like. Further, if you feel that you can not afford these services, they also offer a free guide so that you can begin working on it immediately, and keep them in mind should you find the process overwhelming and feel the need for assistance. However you choose to fix your fico score realize that you are fully capable and legally able to do this.…

The Law of Attraction Secret – How To Manifest Your Desires

What is the Law of Attraction secret that everyone is talking about? According to Abraham (a collection of spiritual beings channeled through author, Esther Hicks) the Law of Attraction is defined as “that which is like unto itself is drawn”. In other words, like attracts like, or you attract everything that you’re in harmonious vibration with.

You are the cause of all that occurs in your life. According to the Law of Attraction, you attracted into your life all things, circumstances and events. So whatever happens, you had at least some role in it. Now that’s a bitter pill to swallow for most of us initially until we understand that we truly are the co-creators of our lives. This means without exception, we brought it upon ourselves through our thoughts, feelings and actions. Nothing merely shows up, without cause. You attract it all like a magnet. That’s the Law of Attraction secret. No one else has the power to attract what comes to you. Whatever you think and feel repeatedly will manifest in your life by the universal Law of Attraction.

Whatever you think about you bring about. Your thoughts and feelings attract back to you people, circumstances, events and “things” that correspond with those thoughts and feelings. If you feel like you’re living in poverty, you cannot attract riches. If you feel lonely, you cannot attract an abundance of friends. If you feel overweight, you cannot a slimmer figure.

If you don’t like your results, change your thoughts. That’s where it all begins. That’s the great Law of Attraction secret. If you don’t like what you have, change what’s creating it. Change your thoughts and feelings and everything about you changes. You project a higher vibration, which by law will return to you all things that are in alignment with that vibration. Create the life that you want and allow others to do the same.

Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. Since you attract the essence of what you’re thinking about and feeling, it’s essential that you monitor your thoughts and how you feel at any moment in time. Are you thinking about what you want… or what you don’t want? Are you feeling good or bad? It all starts there. Whatever you’re focused on, the Law of Attraction secret is responding accordingly.

Focus intensifies the strength of a thought. The more you think about what you want — the more power you give to your goal and the faster it tends to materialize.

You are the Power. Raymond Douglas Stanford said “You are the only problem you will ever have and baby, you are the only solution.” The Law of Attraction states that you determine your experience in life. Take responsibility for it. Set your intentions and stick with them. Begin to look for evidence of their arrival and you will find them. That’s the Law of Attraction secret.…

Importance of Having a Constitution

The American Constitution was made in the eighteenth century. In 1789, the constitution became effective, since then it plays an important role in keeping the United States a safe and orderly country.

1. The first answer to the question why was the Constitution created is because to have one legal basis for the all the rights of the citizens. The American constitution contains the bill of rights. You can see the complete list of all every citizen of America can enjoy. You can still see the original draft displayed in Washington, D.C.

2. The second answer to the question why was the constitution created is because it serves as the strong framework for any nation’s peace and order. In America, the constitution addressed the urgent need of integration all the states in a unified paradigm. The constitution is the highest law that everyone needs to uphold. The United States constitution is one of the shortest constitutions you can find in the world.

3. The third answer to the question why was the constitution created is because it is the foundation of the authorities of any legal entity. The law enforcers, judges, lawyers, mayors and other politicians cannot abuse their law because they also need to follow the constitution.

4. The fourth answer to the question why was the constitution created is because it provided the United States government the right way on how to organize their government. It defined the duties of each government body in a clear and precise way. The congress is the legislative body, the president is the main leader of the executive body and the Supreme Court is the leader in the judicial department.

5. The fifth answer to the question why was the constitution created is because it gave direction to all the three main departments of the American government. The constitution gave the outline of all the powers that every government department can exercise while at the same time clearly defining what every citizen can also exercise. It defined the importance of being accountable to the government especially on court trials. This ensured the welfare of all the people by establishing what the government can and cannot do. It also established the fact that the judicial, executive and legislative bodies of the government are interdependent on one another.

6. The sixth answer to the question why the United States constitution is important is to outline all the freedom every American can enjoy namely, freedom for speech, freedom for access to the media, freedom for religion, freedom for petitions and freedom for establishing an assembly.…

Pink Gear Is Being Increasingly Used By Law Enforcement

The use of the color pink to differentiate between boys and girls (boys used blue) was in common usage in French orphanages since the 18th century. The color pink has therefore acquired a feminine aspect, in that law enforcement officers have also used pink gear in the line of everyday duty. In recent times police officers have carried pink gear like handcuffs, which they use to cuff people they have arrested. Their use on persons who consider themselves very macho are considered demeaning for the prisoner.

Pink Gear Items Used by Law Enforcement Officers

Handcuffs are the most prominent item in such pink gear and are made of stainless steel of high strength, which are comparatively light in weight. Such handcuffs are available in varieties that allow hinges or chains and with single and double locks. When you talk of pink gear, women law enforcement officers may even pick up pistol grips in that color that can fit onto any handgun issued to them. They can also opt for pink gloves that are meant for outdoor use. Such gloves have stretch mesh for airflow and are made of suede. Caps in the same color, knives, rifle cases and pouches complete the ensemble.

The Use of Pink for Men Is Considered Demeaning

While women using men’s clothing has received acceptance all over the world, the reverse is still not acceptable. Women even so wear men’s style clothing that has been feminized to suit their bodies, and have since gone on to become style statements. However, it is still considered degrading for a man to wear women’s clothes. Pink has been associated with women, and thus to many men that color is feminine. So anything associated with that color, has a slightly demeaning effect. This fact has been taken advantage of by law enforcement officers, who use pink gear restraints and pink clothing to intimidate persons that they have arrested. Recently the pink locker rooms in a refurbished stadium came in for a lot of criticism, especially from football players who considered it an insult to use such changing rooms. Psychologists have established that pink has a calming influence on people, and so their use in such change rooms, is bound to help players to settle down before they go out on the field of play.

Cancer and the Color Pink

Awareness of breast cancer has been raised by using the color pink. A number of manufacturers of all sorts of goods have used the color pink on their products to create pink gear that accentuates their own commitment to the fight against breast cancer. So you will even find self-defense products like pepper sprays being made in the color pink to increase this association. The fact that pepper sprays find a lot of acceptance among women for their defense and that they prefer the color has helped in the marketing efforts of such pink gear products. You will also find stun guns in that color that are equally effective for self-defense …

Drinking Laws For Passengers While Riding in a Limousine

It is unlawful or illegal for any passengers riding in a limousine to consume alcoholic beverages in the Ontario, Canada area. The same goes for Calgary, Canada. This bylaw was passed in February 2007 although many people did not know of its existence until recently because the bylaw has of late come up for review.

This bylaw is also in the city of Calgary, Canada and they are not too happy about it. Some companies have even filed formal complaints with the city stating that these laws do not encourage responsible choices against drinking and driving. And that is one of the main reasons people choose to take a limousine so they don’t have to drink and drive. The reasons for celebration have all but been taken away. Not that everyone drinks when they ride in the limousine, but a lot of people do rent limousines for a celebration of some sort including weddings and going out with their friends to a special event or a ballgame or hockey game.

Going to and from an event, as a passenger in a limousine, you may have alcoholic beverages with you in unopened containers; however no one is allowed to be drinking them in the back of the limousine in Calgary or Ontario, Canada. The laws are different in various areas of Canada and when you cross down the border into the United States, they are different in various states as well.

The law basically defeats the purpose for going out for a celebration in limousine and that’s what has many of the limousine companies and passengers up in arms about. If you can’t drink while someone else is driving then you might as well go in your own car and have someone else drive although, this is also illegal to be drinking in the car while someone else is driving. This brings up the law in the states where there is a partition between the driver and the people drinking alcoholic beverage. In some states this is considered legal and Canadians think this should be legal as well.

Unless the driver has a special license, his or her passengers cannot drink in the back of the limousine. This means if the driver of the limousine has a special license, his or her passengers may consume alcohol during their ride in the back of the limousine.

This special license is called an Ontario Liquor Delivery Service License and it comes from The Registrar of The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). This special license allows the driver to have his or her passengers consume alcoholic beverages in the back of the limousine.

The AGCO collects data on a limousine company and then has a rigorous testing policy in place before it allows a limousine company to obtain an Ontario Liquor Delivery Service License in which the limousine company can therefore deliver liquor or have liquor in the limousine.

The drinking laws for passengers in Canada very from Providence to Providence so …

How to Find Good Legal Services Abroad

Advancement in technology has made it quick and easy to set up businesses abroad. Whether the business functions out of a brick-and- mortar office or a virtual one, doing business on an international level has become the norm. Conducting business in a foreign country entails familiarity with the host country’s laws. The legal intricacies of international trading could be quite challenging, and without the right legal guidance, a business owner may well end up paying penalties and fines, and saddled with legal hitches. What does it take to find good legal services abroad?

Areas of Specialization

One of the travails of establishments operating in a foreign country is finding good legal services. Lawyers usually specialize in one particular type of law, or other related areas. A lawyer may generally work on immigration cases, while another one may be a tax specialist. Note that there are lawyers who only render advice to their clients, and not represent them to actual court litigation.

General areas of legal practice include: personal injury, criminal law, tax, employment and family law. It is best to choose a lawyer that specializes in one’s legal concern and one that has a firm foundation in the laws of the host country.

Different Types of Lawyer

Foreign Legal Consultants may be classified as lawyers working for international law firms based in foreign countries. These attorneys may advise clients regarding the requirements and conditions of the host country’s law, but they may or may not be licensed to practice law in the country where they are based. If court representation is needed, a licensed lawyer in the country where he works is required.

Solicitors and Barristers are specialized lawyers who may be practicing in foreign countries. Solicitors generally do not represent clients in court, but advise them, and may put together legal cases for barristers to take to court.

Notaries usually do the functions of attorneys, but depending on the country they practice, their job description may vary. Notaries may draft transfers of property titles and wills. In some countries, notaries are Ministry of Justice appointees and may act as administrators in estate settlements.

Where to Find a Lawyer

Searching for a lawyer in a foreign country is no longer too tasking. Overseas embassies and consulates of most countries have listings of local lawyers who have expressed their willingness to assist citizens of another country. For example, an American in Thailand may go to the U.S. embassy and he will be furnished with a copy of local lawyers willing to assist a U.S. citizen.

There are international bar associations with local chapters that could help foreigners with their legal problems. Most of these associations and similar organizations have standing agreements with accredited members in other countries.

Law firms maintain websites. This should make it doubly easy for anyone needing legal counsel to find a qualified lawyer through this mode.

Law schools have credible law professors who may be practicing or may know a practicing lawyer in his circle. If the …

Important Facts About the Criminal Law

Criminal law can be generally defined as the branch of law that majorly classifies crimes, treats of their nature, and provides best effective ways or approaches that can be followed for their punishment. In recent times, it has emerged as one of the few fields that are attracting many young aspirants to make their career. In fact, in the last few years the ratio of students practicing criminal law has increased rapidly. These days, many young lawyers are engaged in criminal law practice work for a governmental agency on either the federal or local level or in the non-indigent defense work for solo or small private practices. Today it is counted among one of the major vital parts of the legal system in the United States and offer rewards that are very exciting and better than any other profession. However, the field of criminal law even features some of the most important facts that are worth to be known.

Today if we talk about the criminal law then it is very important to understand the exact meaning or the classification of crimes. In simple terms, crimes can be classified as felony or misdemeanor, but there is a slight difference between felony and misdemeanor. The basic distinction between felonies and misdemeanors rests on the penalty and the power of imprisonment. Basically, a misdemeanor is defined as an offense for which a punishment other than detention or death in the state prison is followed by the law. Besides this, there are many people who often get confused with the term “degree of crime”. Now, the term degree of crime primarily relates to distinctions in the guiltiness of a crime because of the circumstances surrounding its commission.

In the United States, the power to define crimes and set penalty generally depends on the legislatures of the United States, the states, and the territories along with the principal authority associated to that of the individual states. In addition, a common-law crime is one punishable universal regulation, as distinguished from crimes specified by statute. However, these days in many U.S. jurisdictions, including those in which inclusive criminal law has been enacted the common law in relative to the criminal process.

The procedure in criminal cases is significantly similar all through the United States. If the offense is severe, the case is initially passed to a grand jury, which draws up condemnation if there is enough proof to validate the trial, or else it discharges the charged convict. However, it is really surprising to find that in the United States, the offenders proved as guilty in the criminal offence may be liable to get life long imprisonment, which can go up to 100 years. Moreover, the electric chair punishments and other severe criminal punishments have been amended in US, many years back.

If we talk about the criminal laws in gulf countries then the picture is totally different. The laws are very strict with regard to the execution of punishments. In gulf countries, the criminal laws …

Massachusetts Immediate Threat Suspensions

G.L. c. 90, Sec. 22(a) grants the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles broad power to indefinitely revoke a driver’s license for violations of the motor vehicle laws which constitute an immediate threat to the public safety. A revocation under the immediate threat law has been determined not to constitute a punishment and, therefore, a criminal prosecutions and non-punitive immediate threat suspension arising out of the same incident, such as an operating under the influence event, does not violate the double jeopardy clause of the United States Constitution or Massachusetts common, statutory, or constitutional law.

These indefinite license revocations are usually triggered by a police officer filing a report with the RMV wherein he explains why allowing the driver to remain on the road constitutes an immediate threat to public safety. Sometimes the issue is medical related such as a case where a person is operating under the influence of prescription medication. In other cases, the report is generated as a result of dangerous or reckless driving witnessed by or reported to a police officer. Immediate threat reports may involve companion criminal charges.

The legal standard for an indefinite immediate threat revocation, which the Registry had wide latitude in interpreting, is that the driver “has committed a violation of the motor vehicle laws of a nature which would give the Registrar reason to believe that continuing operation by such holder is and will be so seriously improper as to constitute an immediate threat to the public safety.”

The immediate threat statute requires that the Registrar find that a license holder poses such a significant threat to public safety, that the license should be summarily taken. Additionally, law requires that the Registrar provide the operator with a notice specifying the time and place of the violation or incident that led to the immediate threat suspension.

Anyone who is had his or her license or right to operate revoked as an immediate threat is entitled to a hearing at the Registry of Motor Vehicles within 30 days of the revocation and the driver is entitled to be represented by a lawyer. Massachusetts Immediate threat revocations are indefinite in nature, meaning that the revocation will not terminate unless and until the license holder has proven to the Registry’s satisfaction that the causes of the past or present violations or issues of concern have been brought under control such that the driver no longer poses a threat to the motoring public. A Registry of Motor Vehicles lawyer can help you make this showing and get your license reinstated. The RMV charges a $500.00 reinstatement fee for immediate threat suspensions.…