Monday, April 16, 2012

Ways That You Can Introduce Your Friends to Your Religion


Are you the member of a church congregation?  If you are, there is a good chance that you may be interested spreading your words and messages of faith. While this is more than possible to do, you may want to proceed with caution. Unfortunately, many times, those who are interested in sharing their religious news and events do so with those that they know and are most familiar with, like friends or family members.

Although it is important to hear that you should proceed with caution, when looking to educate your friends, family members, coworkers, or neighbors, on your religion, you may be wondering why that is so important. What you need to remember is that not all individuals have the same beliefs as you do. In fact, you may even know some individuals who do not attend church at all or those who do not have any intentions of doing so in the future.  If you value your friendships or your relationships with these individuals, you will want to make sure that you proceed with caution, as you do not want to cross any lines.

One of the biggest mistakes that many church followers make is by attempting to first convert their friends, family members, neighbors, or coworkers to their religion.  This is an approach that you do not want to take, as it may lead to a few uncomfortable situations, as well possibly even a strain on your friendship.  Even if it is your goal to help your church congregation increase its Sunday attendance count, there are a different approaches that you can take. These approaches should include the internet, community bulletin boards, or newspaper classified advertisements.

As outlined above, you may not want to straight out try and convince your friends, family members, or congregation to become a member of your church congregation, especially in a matter than may come across as pushy or over the top. With that in mind, that doesn’t not mean that you cannot carefully express your interest in your own church.  Many do not really think about this, but there are steps that you can take to go about informing those that you know about your church, as well as educating them on your church without seeming pushy at all.

One of the many ways that you can go about introducing your friends, family members, coworkers, or neighbors to your religion is by inviting them along with you to attend a community event or a fundraiser that your church may be sponsoring. For instance, if you are hosting an outdoor concert or a dinner date night for parents, you may want to encourage those that you know to attend. Emphasize on the point that fundraisers are for good causes, as well as the fun that they can have. In fact, speaking of that fun, if those that you know like what they see, there is a good change that they will ask you, themselves, for more information on your religion, like what may be expected of you.

As previously touched on above, it is important that you proceed with caution when discussing your religion with those that you know. As much as you value your religion, it is important to remember that not all individuals do and you should hold their decision for that in respect, regardless of whether it is one that you agree with.

I Hope This Helps!


Always Be Your Best!
Bart D. Ebinger

bart@sportinggoodsandgames.com

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dispelling Athiests


This is a very short post, but the following quotation from an unknown author, speaks volumes. I do not intend for my shared opinion with the author, to be offensive to anyone.

If, you are truly a scientific person, who doesn't have a belief system or a faith,
then to not beleive in God means you have to prove he doesn't exist, using scientific method.
(experimentation and observation in controlled conditions, like a laboratory)

If you cannot do this, then your atheism is not scientifically based, and this is intellectually disingenuous.

Atheism is a beleif system without proof.

A blind faith. I hope you agree.


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Friday, March 23, 2012

Comparison of Family Life Today in Different Regions of the World


A family unit is undoubtedly the most important unit in human social life. Our family members are the people to whom we are related due to our blood ties. The people who belong to one family share the place in which they live, as well as surnames and the experience of their lives. Family units are important as they play a very prominent role in building the personality of a person. Everyone experiences family life. For some this experience is very good and it brings positivism to their lives, while others suffer just because the family unit to which they belong is not the one which can give them much-needed love and affection. What you become in your life and how you behave is very much dependent upon your family life. Thus we can easily say that family life is very important to everyone. Children from broken families suffer a lot. They are not that confident when they move on and face the world. They often expect that the world will not treat them in a fair manner. This psychological complexity develops due to the lack of the care and protection that only a healthy family unit can provide.

Friday, March 16, 2012

What to Consider When Looking for a Church

Are you interested in attending church?  If you are and if you have yet to do so in your adult years, you may be wondering how you should proceed. In all honestly, it is much easier to find a church if you already have a religion in mind. With that in mind, it is more than possible for you to find a new church, as well as whole new religion, if you are interested in doing so.

When it comes to looking for a new church congregation to join, there are a number of important factors that you will want to take into consideration.  One of those factors is the location of the church in question.  Many church goers enjoy attending church services at a church that is located within a reasonable distance from their home. With that mind, it is not unheard of for others to travel hours just to attend their church services.  This is devotion at its best.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

60 Minutes To Clear Goals

I think that most people would agree that the people who have goals are more successful than those who do not have any.

I often talk about leadership and management. Leadership is about doing the right things while management is about doing things right. Often when we study time management, we study efficiency (doing things right) and make the assumption that we have the effectiveness (leadership) solved.

The first step in any time management system should be to work on goals and as such, I use the following 60 Minute Goal Setting Exercise.


  • Step 1: at the top of a blank piece of paper write down “values” and then spend 10 to 15 minutes writing down everything that you value. There is a great website: www.stevepavlina.com/ that has a list of several hundred values to start your mind thinking in the right direction. 

After the time is up, stop doing this and move to Step 2.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Managing Stress Could Be Blessing In Disguise!


Life with stress and life without stress- they are poles apart!

Some types of stress are inevitable. Some stresses are those over which you have no control. Plus, some one may be the cause of your stress; there are some types of stress of which you are the cause, and therefore you have to find its solution.

Mostly, the level of your stress and the level of your heartbeat go hand in hand. The greater the pounding, more intense is the level of the pressure. Nobody is happy to own the stress permanently. Hence, arises the question of managing the stress.

The causes of stress are innumerable. May be that it concerns your children, or the usual, unusual arguments with your spouse. A word of caution to the heart patients. Develop the trait of patience and avoid stress at all costs. Stress is the cause of many heart attacks.

Remember the cop managing the heavy traffic in a busy junction-he is the master of traffic rules, he has the assistance of red, yellow and green signals. He regulates, controls the rush of a large number of vehicles, with the assistance of these signals.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Seeking the Truth to Improve Your Personal Life


Mendacities are the start of our troubles. When we lie, we build on lies, which lead to disaster. To live happy you have to learn to tell the truth. Sometimes the truth hurts, but in the end you will find that the truth sets you free. Lies include procrastination.

Avoiding Procrastination to Improve Personal Life:

When you procrastinate, you are wasting time, burning energy, and failing to achieve your goals. Procrastination is the process of putting things off. The more you put things off the more you get behind. In addition, procrastination makes a person lazy, which is not good for your health. To help you improve personal life, you need to stop lying to you and tell yourself that you can do it. If you take measures to do it now you will see that your load gets lighter.

Monday, February 27, 2012


Tragedy Strikes Chardon, Ohio

My heart and prayers go out to the victims of the Chardon High School shooting, which occcurred this morning in Chardon, Ohio, especially, the Family of the child who has passed on to be with our Lord.

I can't help, but to wonder what the shooter was thinking or more properly stated..."NOT THINKING" at the time! He evidentally, had problems stemming from a mental illness and I can only wish, he had read this Blog at some point and possibly, this would never had happened.

Monday, February 20, 2012


"What Really Makes You Tick?" 
10 questions you should ask to yourself: a preparation to self-improvement

Be all you can be, but it's not always in the Army. I often see myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course it's hard to think of anything else when where are real issues to be discussed.

Still I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful.

So we're all pelted with problems. Honestly it shouldn't even bother or even hinder us to becoming all we ought to be. Aspirations as kids should continue to live within us, even though it would be short-lived or as long as we could hold on to the dream. They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks… or can they?


  • 1. What do I really want?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spiritual Growth:


Spiritual Growth: 
The Spiritual Challenge of Modern Times 


To grow spiritually in a world defined by power, money, and influence is a Herculean task. Modern conveniences such as electronic equipments, gadgets, and tools as well as entertainment through television, magazines, and the web have predisposed us to confine our attention mostly to physical needs and wants. As a result, our concepts of self-worth and self-meaning are muddled. How can we strike a balance between the material and spiritual aspects of our lives?

To grow spiritually is to look inward.

Introspection goes beyond recalling the things that happened in a day, week, or month...


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yet, Another Phase In My Life's Journey!



As, I enter, yet, another phase in my journey through life --
I find myself more fascinated with GOD and all His might! Obviously,
everyone has experienced, moments of weakness and failed miserably,
trying to achieve some overwhelming task. Even, with our self-righteous
faith in ourselves, at times, we still aren't able to resolve, certain
issues.

Unfortunately, since, we have more faith in ourselves than we do, GOD
Almighty, Himself; we trudge throughout life, insisting, we resolve an
issue without any outside assistance, whatsoever! Fortunately, for the
majority, our independent decisions are generally, minimal and don't
affect our lives in a devistating way

Yet, for some, there's an adverse affect. Consequently, they fall into a
negative frame of mind, repeating this behaviour to the point that there
is no longer a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak!

Some, even blame GOD for their upheavals repeatedly, over and over again
until it becomes engrained into their very soul, convincing themselves,
there is no possibility of a GOD! "Who would allow such a calamity!",
they exclaim! and "No Loving GOD would allow this!"...etc, etc, etc...

Forgetting all the while, we are human beings, who've been blessed by GOD
with 'free-will' to make choices, otherwise, we would merely, be puppets
on a string! I honestly, believe that deep down, all humans truly, believe
in Him. Unfortunately, some are more stubborn, than others and chooose to
shun accountability for their actions and look for a fall-guy!

We are ONLY human! We will ALWAYS try our BEST! Give yourself a break, step
back, relax and look at the 'Big Picture'. By that I mean:[GOD and Eternity]
Whether you believe in him or not; He will Always BELIEVE in you!

So, What Do You Want To Be?


Will Edwards Do you remember the popular TV program called The Wonder Years that featured the 'growing-up' years of the main character - Kevin Arnold?
In one episode, Kevin - played by Fred Savage - went to work with his father, Jack (Dan Lauria), to see what his dad actually did to earn a living. He sat in his father's office in the big swivel chair and contemplated what it would be like to become a top executive at Norcom; observing, as he did so, the difference in his father's attitude when dealing with both his boss and his subordinates.
It was a very enlightening experience especially when Kevin asked his father the question;



What Is Life About?


Expert Author Will EdwardsToday, I read the Wikipedia article on the subject of the meaning of life. I was very surprised by how lengthy it is. It turns out that just about every school of philosophy, perhaps not unsurprisingly, has had a view on what life is about, all the way back to good old Plato.
Of course, one possibility is that life is not about anything in particular. We are all here by chance and life therefore has no meaning at all. But it remains a fascinating question that has engaged the minds of the best thinkers to have ever lived and continues to intrigue most of us. Part of what it is to be human, it seems, is to grapple with this question at some time.
The idea that we somehow seem to be programmed to look for meaning in an apparently meaningless world has been described as 'absurd' and the dilemma, according to Kierkegaard and Camus, as quoted in the Wikipedia article, can be resolved in one of three ways: